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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Part of the screen flashes black when using photoshop in MBP retina

I have a mid 2014 Mac Book Pro retina, and I use the latest version of Photoshop CC. When I'm working on something, like moving the cursor around, clicking and dragging a text element, etc., the right ...
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Laptop goes to sleep when lid is closed and disconnected from power

I am trying to work with my computer (Macbook Pro) attached to an external monitor, while the lid is closed. I can work on it when the laptop is connected to power, but when I disconnect it from the ...
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Why Menu Meter and htop report inconsistent occupied memory and total memory?

On my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.10.3, Menu Meter and htop seem to be reporting inconsistent memory results:
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Can I use Auto Cad on Mac Book pro (early2008)

I want to use Auto Cad but only have a Mac Book Pro (early 2008). Can I buy a Mac mini and connect it to the Mac Book Pro as a screen? Would that make sense?
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Why does my screensaver say [myname]'s Macbook Pro (4)

So I have a macbook pro running 10.10.3. I am still using the default screensaver, which (when the computer was new) said [MyName]'s Macbook Pro followed by an image of the apple logo. After a few ...
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MacBook Pro 13 early 2011 random restarts and verbose log needed

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011 model that has been experiencing some random restarts (across OS’s Mavericks and Yosemite). I have tried almost every fix offered online. SMC PRAM reset, reseating ...
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Home-network wifi issue with Macbook Pro

I'm using a Macbook Pro and having problems with the wifi network at home. Every 20-30 minutes, I am unable to connect to the internet although I can login into 192.168.0.1. If I turn the wifi (on the ...
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Possible to drive 5K display with MacBook Pro + Thunderbolt PCI chassis + Capable Video Card?

It's my understanding that currently the only Mac hardware that specifically supports an outboard 5K display (like this one) is the Mac Pro and that this only came along with the recent 10.10.3 update....
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How to remove viruses on macs?

I think that my macbook pro had a virus since all issues that it had disappeared after I restored it to factory settings. i would like to know how to remove viruses without resorting to this extreme ...
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Lost file Apache Open Office

I'm using Apache OpenOffice. Lost an extensive spreadsheet when OO crashed. Is there a possibility it's still on my OSX 10.8.5 system somewhere? Can't find it. Document was saved numerous times. ...
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MacBook Pro running FireFox 35, cannot update to 37.0.2 as update fails silently

I have a macbook pro running FireFox 35. I am signed up for update notifications, and the window pops up stating FireFox 37.0.2 is available. So I install it, and in fact FireFox restarts, but FireFox ...
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Boot disk on USB not found (dual boot Elementary OS + OS X)

I'm trying to dual boot OS X and Elementary OS Freya on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro. I made a boot drive and followed these instructions (especially step 10) to boot but when I restart my computer and ...
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How to keep wifi sharing while Mac is sleeping?

I only have "Turn display off later" bar, I thought it should have another "Turn computer to sleep later" bar too... I don't know if this is a change of Yosemite... It is supposed to look like this: ...
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iPhone Backup location in Mac Pro

I backed up my iPhone using iTunes, the backup location supposed to be: ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ But when I go to Application Support I could not find the folder "MobileSync"...
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Mac VPN connection not network available

I used to connect to my job's VPN using IPSec smoothly for a while. After rebooting the laptop yesterday I now can't connect to the VPN and I get this error: I'm not exactly what I'm doing wrong here....
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Does FileVault prevent Macbook Pro from booting into single user mode?

Been searching all over the place and not finding it. I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, mid-2014) and I am trying to boot it into single user mode (root console). All the instructions I find ...
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Does macbook pro with ubuntu on it supports ethernet or not?

I saw this an it was not clear: Ethernet: It works with a USB ethernet adapter. A thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter works only if it is plugged in before boot. But it stops working after suspend....
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How can I set download limit for my macbook?

How can I set download limit for my macbook? my internet speed is 1mb/s how can I use only 500kb/s I use OS X Yosemite
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Why won't my Retina MacBook Pro let me plug the power in without the screen blacking out?

I have a late 2014 Retina MacBook Pro. I run Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp with the latest drivers. It worked fine for quite awhile as a standalone setup. Recently I started using it only with an ...
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Issues with photoshop window on second monitor - yosemite

I'm using Macbook Pro 13' and iiyama monitor as an external one. Recently i've started having this weird problem. My photoshop window moves down - almost completely out of the screen on my external ...
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Why does file copying pause when user profile is “locked” on OSX ? (Mavericks)

I left my MacBook Pro backing up to an external drive using SuperDuper only to wake up and find that the progress was where I had left it. I had used my hot-corners that put my display to sleep also ...
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Macbook Pro SSD dying?

My Macbook pro retina (2012 model) with a 256Gb SSD has been showing some worrying signs. I fear the SSD might be worn out. This computer has been used almost day for the past 2 years for intensive ...
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Macbook Pro 2012 with 3 partitions on Fusion Drive

I have a Fusion Drive that has 2 partitions on it (the max that Disk Utility allows). The partitions are Mac OSX and Ubuntu. The OSX partition is ~900GB and the Ubuntu partition is ~100GB. It is ...
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Missing data after 2 logical partitions were merged automatically

I have a Macbook Pro with a 1 TB HDD in it. Windows 7 runs via Bootcamp. I've made 3 partitions. 1 for Mac (HFS, boot partition) 2 for Windows (NTFS, boot partition and data storage partition). ...
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Where is the rest of my MacBook’s hard disk space?

I have a MacBook Pro with a 250GB hard drive. Right now I'm left with only 4GB free memory. I've selected the root folder in Finder (my computer name) and hit CMD+A and ALT+CMD+I to get the size of ...
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Share a hard drive for backing up using Mac TimeMachine and Ubuntu System Backups

I have a Macbook Pro using Time Machine for whole system backup and a Ubuntu installed on another Macbook Pro (not dual boot) using default system backup. I have a 4TB SATA hard drive partitioned ...
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How to get rid of com.teaksoftware.veStartAtLogin (Mac OSX 10.9.5, MacBook Pro, late 2011)

I am on a MacBook Pro, late 2011 model, running OSX 10.9.5). Looking at the system log, I get about every 10 seconds the following entries: Jan 29 18:48:44 mymachine com.apple.launchd.peruser.501[...
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bcm4331 (wifi) doesn't work on FreeBSD 10.1

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9.2). Everything works pretty good, except Wifi interface (bcm4331). FreeBSD has two modules - bwi-firmware-kmod and bwn-firmware-...
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Macbook pro bluetooth headset auto re-connect doesn't work. Requires pairing after restart

I have paired my Macbook Pro running Yosemite with Bose Soundlink OE bluetooth headset. Once after I restart the mac, I need to re-pair the bluetooth headset. Mac wouldn't save it in the list of the ...
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Does restart count as harddisk boot?

Does restart count as harddisk boot? Most reference sites state that the life span of hard drives depends on the number of boots (On/Off) where the drive arm lands its head on the drive platter. The ...
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Macbook Pro very slow despite normal memory and CPU usage

My MBP (OS X Mavericks) with 4G RAM has been slow ever since I bought it last year, but now it's getting ridiculous with the loading symbol showing up each time I open a new tab in Chrome or even ...
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How to clone existing Filevault encrypted HD to SSD with a linux live cd/usb

I have a 13-inch, Mid 2012 MacBook pro which comes with a 500 GB sata hard drive. I'm running 10.9.5 Mavericks. Of the 500 GB I have about 77 GB used whereas the rest of it is free space, this drive ...
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ArchLinux on MacbookPro 5.3 EFI single boot with hfs-bless

I want to try to install ArchLinux on my macbook pro 5.3 with EFI support, i don't want any other OS but Archlinux. but i am unable to convince Apple firmware to load my custom efi image. What i have ...
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Macbook Pro shutting down on its own after sleep

My Macbook Pro 2013 (upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite) keeps shutting down on its own after I put it to sleep by closing the lid. It used to be that this happened a few hours after I closed it--...
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Damaged preference file in /bin/sh

Today in Drive Genius 3, I ran the “Verify Preferences” function in Repair. It yielded this strange result: /bin/sh: xargs: command not found The only option Drive Genius gives is to remove the ...
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Fullscreen Flash video only shows 1/4 of video

When I maximize some Flash (version 15.0.0.xxx) videos to fullscreen, only the top left quarter of the screen is showing video, the rest is completely black. I've tried this on OSX 10.9 and 10.10, ...
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Disable discrete graphics card on MacBook Pro Early 2011

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro that is affected by the well known problem on the graphics card (AMD 6490M 256MB). Apple Forum thread Hopefully waiting for an Apple replacement program I want to ...
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Mac OS X Disk Utility doent get my external drives ready for removal

Mac OS X Disk Utility doent get my external drives ready for removal. In windows, clicking safely remove hardware from the taskbar stops the spinning of my external drive, but in my Mac OS X Yosemite,...
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MacBook (SSD + FileVault) doesn't restore after battery depletion

Setup: I have a MacBook Pro 15", mid 2009, 3.06GHz. The DVD drive has been replaced with a SAMSUNG SSD (830 series), 128GB, the battery has been replaced once with an original one. RAM was upgraded to ...
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Macbook Pro - remote accessing inquiry

I just bought a used second-hand Macbook Pro, it is already functioning with OS and stuffs and a lot of apps. Im already using it, I didn't have it reformatted or whatsoever, so the previous owners ...
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How to access HDD if it cannot be mounted

So my MBP crashed the other day and when I attempted to reboot it went straight to Disk Utility X. When I used Disk Utility to repair my HDD it says "Disk cannot be repaired, backup as much as ...
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How to properly solder apple's thunderbolt to vga?

I just bought a cheap Thunderbolt to VGA conversor, for a macbook pro. It didn't work at all so I decided to open the case. I found a silicon lump and most of the cables just hanging there. Just as ...
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Any performance issues when removing Macbook battery?

Does anyone know if removing the battery will have a major effect on the performance of the processor for the Macbook Pro 15" (Early 2011)? I ask because my laptop gets really hot - the heat in ...
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Ideas on how to install Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro (2010) with broken display

The display of my MacBook Pro 13" (2010 model) is broken and I would like to install Windows 7 Pro on the device. I also have a Cinema Display which connects to the MBP. However, I cannot get the MBP ...
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Cant boot MacBook Pro - HDD File System is Read-Only

I have a big problem - I think. The problem seems to be that my HDD is Read-Only so I cant boot and can not erase the HDD to reinstall the system. But here is the whole story. I bougth a used ...
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How to make my seagate external hard drive write on a Mac, even if it is compatible with both windows and Mac?

I have a Seagate external hard drive. When I first installed it I made it compatible with both Windows and Mac even though I, myself, have a Macbook Pro. For some reason it works very well with ...
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Is this an automatic setting within Google Chrome?

I have recently bought a MacBook Pro and immediately noticed that, unlike every Windows OS I've worked with, a Google option constantly pops up when I start to type and often blocks the screen. This ...
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Apple late early 2009 MacBook Pro does not wake (easily) from sleep

My MacBook Pro does not wake up from sleep. Someone told me (because she also had a problem with the same symptoms as mine) there is a sensor at the hinge at the bottom of the display that tells the ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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Swapping motherboards on the Macbook pro Mid 2010

Is it possible to replace a MacBook Pro (Mid-2010) motherboard with a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 Core i7) motherboard and CPU?