The Apple branding for their professional laptop line. These include the currently sold Unibody models as well as the earlier Intel-based MacBook Pro models.

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Macbook Pro runs very hot when using VirtualBox

I am using a Macbook Pro and switch to running a Windows VM through VirtualBox for some work I am doing for a client. I notice that, very quickly, the Macbook heats up to extremely hot temperatures ...
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Determine if Mac laptop is using battery power or wall charger

In the top right of the menu bar it says "not charging" -- but I also have a suspicion that it is not using battery power either. Is there any way to tell if a Mac is using battery power besides the ...
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Why does my MBP perform poorly compared to an identical model with less RAM?

I recently discovered Geekbench and ran a set of tests to benchmark my laptop (Early 2011 Macbook Pro / 16 GB RAM of 1333 DD3 RAM / 2.3 GHZ quad core). Here are the results of the tests (Early 2011 ...
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Ergonomic PC keyboard/mouse/stand solution for multi-OS MacBookPro with Home/End/PageUp/PageDn/Insert/Delete keys [closed]

I am stuck with MacBookPro as my main working laptop in the foreseeable future, and I run OS/X and also Windows and Linux on it at the same time, frequently switching between them. While this computer ...
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Slow mac when compiling and running jobs in terminal

I am having numerous problems with the newest Macbook Pro 13 inch (16GB RAM i7 13inch Retina display) when compiling programs in the terminal. Every time I start a process, whether it is compiling a ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2009) will not turn on without power cord [new battery installed]

I have recently purchased and installed a new battery for my Mid 2009 13 inch Macbook Pro but have not been able to turn on the laptop without the power supply since the new battery has been ...
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Windows in Parallels: Can a Windows virus destroy my Mac files?

I've mac book pro with OS X 10.9.1 On this machine I've installed Windows 8.1 in Parallels. If I get a virus on Windows can it destroy my files on my Mac? For example I see that my Dropbox from my ...
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Macbook Pro with Bootcamp 5.0 - Windows crashes on return from sleep

My Macbook Pro (13" Mid 2012) crashes upon return from sleep when in Windows 7 (64 bit). I'm running the Bootcamp 5.0.5033 version of the drivers. The minidump analysis is: 0: kd> !analyze -v ...
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HP keyboard KB-0316 compatibility with MacBookPro

I have 3 related questions: Is an HP keyboard model number KB-0316 compatible with MacBookPro, OS X Version 10.5.8? What is needed to connect the two, if they are compatible (the keyboard has a ...
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I installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro and now I want OSX back?

To be really honest, I was really stupid and retarded. I went ahead, one day and completely clean installed LinuxMint on my Macbook Pro. All of sudden, I seem to want OS X back. I tried making a USB ...
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Unable to correctly type the firmware password on my MacBook Pro

I made the mistake of setting the firmware password on my MacBook Pro, unaware that when I have to enter the password, e.g. when booting in recovery mode, the keyboard mapping is default US. When I ...
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Can I have two different capacity RAM sticks?

In general and specifically in my MacBook pro (2012). I'm confused on if the answer is yes or no because I have heard both answers. So I have come here to get things cleared up. Can I have two ...
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Can't eject an external hard drive

I was attempting to backup my system with Time Machine and for whatever reason a passerby disrupted the hard drive wire and the backup failed due to an 'improper ejection'. Now, after attempting to ...
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I added a second personal account to my employer encrypted MacBook Pro and now I'm running into permissions problems

I have a Macbook Pro for work. My employer encrypted the hard drive somehow (not sure of the process but I can look if you let me know where to look). I added a second account to use for personal ...
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New Macbook Pro Retina Spinning Wheel Then Complete Freeze

I checked the console and this message was repeating before crashing, although I am not certain it caused either the spinning wheel or the freeze. 12/11/13 8:45:56.106 PM ...
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Hdmi to dvi oddness

I have a retina macbook pro (with two thunderbolt ports and one hdmi port). I just bought an hdmi to dvi adaptor but it doesn't work right when I plug it into my hdmi port: The monitor goes to sleep ...
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Does a HyperThreaded Quad Core Processor Actually Have 8 “Cores” [duplicate]

I have an Early 2011 Quad Core i7 Mac. Due to hyperthreading, a lot of programs report 8 "cores". If I were to write a program that executes in parallel, could I kick off 8 instances of this program ...
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unrecoverable root partition when used as a second hard drive

What I did with my Macbook, I removed DVD driver ant mounted my old macbook hard drive there. BTW, my old disk was split into 2 partitions: root and data. root partition is where system files and my ...
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(Mac OS) Swap function between Right Option key and Left Arrow key?

My Left Arrow key was broken. So I want swap function between Right Option key and Left Arrow key. Please help me. Thanks so much.
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MacBook Pro not responding to power button

My Mac wont start up even with full battery and charger plugged in... There is no sound, no screen or any disk movement. The same thing also happened a few weeks back and when I took it to the repair ...
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Delete individual Firefox download files on Mac Book Pro

I have an Apple Mac Book Pro and wish to selectively delete downloaded files in the "all movies" and "all images" sections. I can't find any help on the web. I'm a novice and need help. Here are the ...
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Second SSD MacBook Pro late 2011

I have a MacBook Pro late 2011 and I always had an OptiBay with a 750GB optical drive in it. Now I wanted to upgrade the HDD to a SSD because I don't need so much space, I prefer the SSD speed. I ...
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MacBook Reset Without Using a Disk

I purchased a new macbook and want to sell the old one. The one I want to reset is a 2011 15" macbook pro and the disk drive does not work. I have the disks that came with it, but have no way to use ...
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Delete Hidden Partitions After Removing Windows from a Mac

I am dual-booting my mid-2012 MacBook Pro into windows 8. Recently, however, I had to delete the windows partition because windows wasn't working. Now I am trying to put windows back on, but when I ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 DDR3L Memory

I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro 15" (model number A1286). Does this device support 2x4 GB of DDR3L 1600MHz RAM? (Please note the L in DDR3L :) )
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External Dell Display doesn't work with MacBook Pro (2011) after Thunderbolt Firmware Update (1.0 and 1.2)

Today two Thunderbolt Firmware Updates (1.0 and 1.2) became available for my MacBook Pro (Early 2011). After installing both, my external monitor, a Dell U2713HM, does no longer work. The system ...
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Second user vimrc file usage on vim running on Mac os X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion)

I am using MacVim: :version VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 (2013 Aug 10, compiled Aug 10 2013 17:49:20) MacOS X (unix) version I've executed :version in vim (to check what patches I had installed) and ...
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Is there a way to program a special shortkey to make an ॐ symbol?

I see that I can copy and paste this from other text, the ॐ symbol. But I was curious if there was a way I could write a shortcut so that one of my keystroke combinations would produce it. How would I ...
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Need to use Seagate hard drive on MacBook, Mac desktop and PC?

I have a Seagate hard drive and need to use it on PC for work and MacBook and Mac Desktop. The hard drive works on both the PC and Mac desktop but on my MacBook it only comes up as read only. How do I ...
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OSX duplicated and re-numbered my Drive in /Volumes/

In a 2011 Macbook Pro, I have replaced the SuperDrive with an SSD. Now, I have an OSX partition for the OS in the SSD, and most of my data is on another HDD, connected by symlinks (i.e. Documents, ...
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How to restart a freezing windows 8 on macbook pro

My windows 8 on macbook pro has freezed and I need to restart or shutdown but I don't know how, is there any keyboard shortcut for this? I tried searching for this issue all what I found was people ...
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Where do I get Windows XP drivers for Macbook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?

I have an Intel-based Macbook Pro whose hard disk was formatted before I received it. It had no OS installed, and I have no OS X installation disks. I'm trying to get the machine to run some ...
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How do I access tabs in an Excel workbook once saved?

I have an associate who sent me an Excel file with tabs at the bottom to switch to different worksheets within the doc. When I save the document, I can't see/don't know how to open the different tabs ...
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My computer keeps shutting off when I'm not using it

This is what the system log says when the "are you sure you want to shut down?" message comes up: Sep 26 21:06:25 new-host-2 com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[95] (com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper): ...
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Why is windows 8 - 32 bit that is running through Virtual box on mac is not using/showing the specified RAM?

I have upgraded ram of my macbook pro to 16gb and I am running virtual box to run windows 8-32 bit. In settings, I have assigned 8192 mb of RAM but when I run windows and check the properties of my ...
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Is a 41GB partition enough to install Windows 7 x64 bit in Virtual Box?

My MacBook Pro is 4GB of memory and 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 of Processor. I gave it 41GB for Windows partition. Will this be enough or will it slow down the system to install Windows 7 x64 bit? I'm ...
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Diagnosing and Fixing Bluetooth Interference Issues on Early 2011 Macbook Pro

I am currently having a very weird connectivity issue whenever I pair my Apple Magic Trackpad and Wireless Keyboard with my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on Mac OS X 10.8.5. I believe that the ...
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HDMI, Thunderbolt ports not working in Boot Camp

I've installed Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro, but the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports still aren't working. When I connect an HDMI cable from my Mac to a monitor, the monitor says No HDMI Input. System: ...
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Need to install visual studio and sql server on macbook pro

I am a developer, I just got a macbook pro and I need to be able to use IIS, Visual Studio and SQL Server like I did on my old windows notebook. I understand that I need to get windows first but I am ...
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Intermittent wifi on Macbook Pro Mid 2010

Experiencing connectivity issues on my Macbook Pro 2010... ping works flawlessly however every 2 minutes or so while browsing the internet (with both safari and chrome), I will run into a timeout and ...
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How to automatically disconnect from a wireless network, when connected to the Internet over ethernet?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro, that connects to a wireless network at work for intra- and internet access. I also regularly plug in an ethernet cable to access the same network. In my Network ...
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Find out if my macbook pro has USB3?

How can I find out if my macbook pro has USB3? Im considering getting a USB3 to video convertor so I cant connect a 2nd monitor to my mac. Ive read that USB3 is better than USB2 but I cant figure ...
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Parallels Desktop and Resharper

I am using MacBook Pro and I am developing .net application in Parallels Desktop 9 with Windows 8 as the guest OS. All is great, but I have one small issue with Resharper "Go To Symbol" feature. The ...
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Enable Right-Click on Mac OS X 10.7.5 by default

Is there a way to enable mouse right clicking on Macs? I did some searching but I don't have a mouse and keyboard option together. I have a track pad but I can't find any right click options. This is ...
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Converted my HDD on Mac to GPT

I converted MBR to GPT and I lost everything on both of the partitions, though I just converted one partition (Bootcamp's) but it still converted them both. Any ideas how to get my HDD MBR again and ...
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MacBook Pro takes about 45 seconds to boot up with SSD, no faster than with hard drive

I have a month old 13 inch Macbook Pro (8GB RAM and 2.9 Ghz i7) and today I swapped the stock HD for a Samsung 840 Pro. I've shut it down and booted up several times with the SSD installed and it ...
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Connect Apple CinemaHD through a port other than Thunderbolt

I have a mid-2012 model MacBook Pro, with the following ports: 1 ethernet 1 FireWire 800 1 Thunderbolt 2 USB 3.0 (I have to use my Thunderbolt port for an external SSD, so that port is occupied.) ...
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Conflicting max ram spec for Macbook pro - which is right?

I'm looking to upgrade the ram in a 2012 Macbook Pro 13-inch mid 2012 (most update to date model at time of writing). The two specs I've seen are max 8GB, and the other max spec I've seen is 16GB. ...
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Macbook Pro - Removing Thermal Sensor, problems?

I'll try be brief. My macbook pro 2008 unibody, kept asking me to shut down, if you kept pressing cancel it would wait, and ask again... and repeat until it just turned it self off. After it would ...
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Why is my computer struggling with Mudbox?

I'm running a early 2011 MacBook Pro 15", i7 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, ATI 6750m, with Mudbox 2014. Low level subdivisions are fine but once I start adding more detail, painting, posing, etc its nearly ...