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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How can I block Facebook (or any site) permanently, and/or almost-permanently? [duplicate]

this is a relevant programming question because it involves tweaking low-level things on my laptop. I want to break some addictions, which requires blocking some sites permanently (like Buzzfeed, ...
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Macbook Pro with OSX 10.9 does not boot

My Macbook Pro has suddenly stopped booting. When booting normally, it just shows the gray screen with Apple logo and a spinning wheel, and hangs like this. When booting in Safe Mode (Shift key), it ...
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MacBook Pro intermittently emitting strange noise

Starting a few days ago my MacBook Pro (late 2008, aluminium) has started occasionally emitting a strange noise. It happens maybe a couple times a day and lasts for maybe a couple minutes at a time. ...
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Use native resolution with stadard VGA driver

Can't use native NVidia driver because of this MAC hardware bug - always crashing: http://oleb.net/blog/2012/05/15-inch-mbp-mid-2010-crashing-to-black-screen/ ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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Can I safely delete this partition?

I have a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp installed (Windows 7). When I look at the Disk Management console, I that there is a 620MB partition. I am not sure what that is. Can I safely delete it and ...
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New MacBook Pro Can't Connect to Internet

As the tile says I recently got a new Mac. It is the latest gen retina display with a dual core i5 and 8 GB or RAM. It has the latest "ac/b/g/n" wifi adapter but it is connecting to an "n" network. ...
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Connecting two Macbook pros with thunderbolt cable

I am trying to find a way to connect a macbook pro to another macbook pro as a second screen with a thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable (or differently). I am not able to find online if that's doable ...
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MacBook Pro issue with local IP download over wifi

I am facing a strange situation on my macbook pro, with my wifi adapter: I'm serving a file via http (whatever server I use, I get the same problem: apache, node.js, ...): ...
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I have forgotten my user name for my mac

I have a mac-book pro and I've lost my user name to get into the computer, how can I fix this problem without taking it to our Apple agents who are soooo slow, Thanks
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Can I lock my mac volume to always be on or loud?

I want to lock my volume on my macbook pro so that i can't turn it down or mute it. Does anyone know how to do this?
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SD SIM Card Adapter, would one give a MacBook Pro a mobile data connection?

Note, this is not a buying recommendation question. My question is simply this: An SD card SIM adapter, like this one, can I plug a SIM data card into such an adapter, plug the SD card into my ...
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How well does the MBP's SSDs fare against working with *many* small files?

I've read that the greatest weakness of solid-state drives is their R/W-cycle-based lifespan. I work with a large number (in the hundreds) of — generally very small — files many times an hour, ...
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OS X only uses 99% of CPU while Windows uses 100%

On OS X Mavericks I noticed that while rendering or playing games, the maximum CPU usage is 99%. Trying the same render test on Windows on the same machine gets me 100% CPU usage. Why can't Mavericks ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro have such a hard time finding my Canon MG5520?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro, and I have a Canon MG5520 (its one of those pixma models). I have it one my network, and I never have a problem printing from my iPhone, iPad,A Android, PC, etc. Only my ...
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Install Debian on MacBook Pro Late 2013 with pure EFI

I resized the OSX partition. I installed rEFInd from within OSX. rEFInd works fine. When I try to install debian from the netinstaller, I have the problem, that I cant get up the ethernet interface. ...
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Turning off unused displays that are connected to a Macbook Pro on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

I currently have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro (MBP) running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. I usually connect this laptop to two external displays A Thunderbolt (TB) Display, which is connected directly to the ...
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Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. However, ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 external monitor

I would like to know what is the highest external monitor resolution my MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 can support? Also, what connection am I looking at? Mini DisplayPort to what? HDMI?
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Outlook for Mac 2008 & “This message is no longer available on the server”

I recently helped my client to transfer his mailaccount from a Microsoft Outlook 2003 (POP) box to a new, transfered IMAP account. He moved all the mails that where saved on that Outlook 2003 ...
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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, ...