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 do I remind Office 2011 on my Mac that I gave it a product key?

I have a MacBook Pro with Microsoft Office 2011. When I migrated from my previous computer, I kept Office on both computers, purchasing a key when prompted on the new computer. That was several months ...
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why a macbook pro won't use an external screen?

I connected my macbook pro through to a VGA screen. The desktop on the laptop screen changes as if the external display is used, but I see nothing on the screen. The screen is on, I haven't changed ...
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Installing linux onto late 2008 Macbook Pro and getting corrupted screen

This is a somewhat general issue that I've been running into while trying to install Linux onto my late 2008 Macbook Pro. I've tried the following distros: Linux Mint 10 Linux Mint 14 Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15" built in trackpad going haywire

Admittedly I cleaned the laptops body the other day paying no mind to the fact that I was using a slightly damn towelette like rag. Since then the trackpad has become hyper-sensitive at times, ...
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2011 Macbook Pro internal trackpad unresponsive after cleaning

Alright, didn't think about it while I was doing it, but I cleaned off the body of my mac with a handy wipe like thing since it was getting grimey from my travels. But after cleaning everything off I ...
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Accidentally did “chmod 600 -R /” on my macbook pro

I accidentally entered sudo chmod 600 -R / when I meant to enter /Documents/some_file and now everything comes up as permission denied. The root password isn't working. All my applications are shut ...
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Repeating Kernel panics and Hardware test hangs in Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2012 (Lion)

Four weeks ago, I got about 20 Kernel panics on my new MacBook Pro 9,1 (15", Mid 2012, i7 2,3 Quadcore with 8GB RAM and 512 GB SSD) with OS X Lion 10.7.5 and all available updates installed. They are ...
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Cannot read/write a second drive in MBP 13

I changed my original HDD for a SDD earlier this year and I just got one more SSD for my MBP 13 (2012) that I used to replace DVD drive. I'm using Mountain Lion. The SSD looks to be recognized ...
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Fix two-finger Trackpad Scrolling on a Macbook running Bootcamp

This is an issue that's annoyed me for some time. About a year ago, the two-finger scrolling in Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro stopped working. I discovered that a fix for this is to open Bootcamp from ...
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Manually remove Windows 8 from Mac Book Pro (OS X 10.8.2 ML)

Here's what I did: I wanted to try W8 on my MBP. installed W8 dualboot with bootcamp got fed up with W8 cause it wouldn't work as expected I deleted the Windows partition with the Disk Utility of ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - Timemachine - Suddenly can't find disk

I have used my Ubuntu server as backup through my network with my Mac Book Pro Mountain Lion for a while. But suddenly it won't work. It sais it can't find the disk. Even though I can connect through ...
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page up/down print ~ instead of history search in terminal

I am on a Macbook Pro with mac os x 10.8.2 I have set: page up: \033[5~ page down: \033[6~ in terminal keyboard settings (pressing esc to get \033). My ~/.xinputrc is: # Be 8 bit clean. set ...
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Digital audio does not work on MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (8,2). Using a TOSLINK cable I have no digital output. Oddly enough, sometime I can hear a glitch when I plug in the cable or when I give it a gentle wiggle. My guess is that the ...
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loud hard drive clicks / noises when working with laptop at an angle (on lap), normal or faulty? [closed]

Ive just bought a 15" macbook pro, the first thing that i noticed when i got it booted up was a large amount of clicking coming from the hdd. This is when having the laptop at a slight angle on my ...
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How to Boot and run Windows 8 from USB on Mac (NOT Windows-To-Go)

I have an installation of Windows 8 that I run from an Portable HDD over USB. I use this on campus to allow me to bring my entire OS and files with me. There never anyone using the macs, so I was ...
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Macbook Pro (SantaRosa) internal display not detected by graphics card, external monitor OK

My MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz, Santa Rosa with infamous nVidia card) acts strange. It shows the normal gray screen with Apple logo and animation flawlessly during start up but the internal display goes ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro keep freezing?

Once in a while my MacBook Pro 10.8.2 freezes for a couple of seconds, this is really annoying. Mouse gets frozen, I can't move it, and screen gets frozen. These are the last messages from the kernel, ...
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Connecting Mac Pro to external monitor via docking station

I have a toshiba docking station. I have an external monitor connected to my docking station. I cannot get this to connect to my mac pro. How do I extend the desktop to the monitor via my docking ...
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Windows Experience Index doesn't complete, HAL error in event viewer

So, I was just randomly digging around my laptop and found a couple of weird things. First, the Windows Experience Index goes through its motions, completes all the tests and then throws up this ...
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Does the retina MacBook Pro Australian charger duckhead have 3 prongs on it or 2?

I notice that with my Retina MacBook Pro (bought in UK), its charger uses all three prongs to power the laptop (like this, rather than this). Not surprised, it's a powerful machine. I'm going to ...
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Swap left/right click on OS X via terminal

I'm looking for a way to swap the left/right button on my mouse (left/right handed person) via the Terminal. Currently every time I want to switch this I need to go to System Preferences » Mouse » ...
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Increase master volume beyond maximum in OS X

I have a 2012 13" MacBook Pro. However the volume at its highest setting is still not loud enough in many scenarios. I set the volume to highest in System Preferences. VLC gives me a way to increase ...
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Mac Airbook latest OS

I am thinking of getting a MacPro notebook when I visit the US. How can I use the US-bought Mac to process Japanese? How do I input Japanese using the US keyboard?
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I want to dual boot Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro that doesn't already have Windows. Do I have to buy Windows twice?

My girlfriend just bought a Macbook Pro, and she wants to to dual boot OSX with Windows. Specifically, she would like to use Windows 8. What I already know is the following: Windows 8 discs are only ...
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Are there processes that are *not* listed in Activity Monitor? If so, how can I get info on them?

I am running SL on my Macbook pro (model 8,1) with 4GB RAM. As it is right now I have only iTerm2, QuickSilver and Activity Monitor running (and a couple of daemons in the background e.g. Dropbox and ...
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Sublime Text 2 long web fetch time

Always when Sublime Text 2 connects to the web, e.g. for listing and fetching packages with Package Control, it takes a huge amount of time to load. I even had to disable the LiveReload Package ...
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Grinding noise when Macbook Pro connect a second monitor

Almost every time I connect my Macbook Pro (Earlier 2011) to a second Monitor. It will generate small but very grinding noise (hard to ignore that noise unless I play songs or let the fan speed go ...
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Why is Maps stuck on a purple loading screen? [closed]

I've tried opening the Maps program a dozen times. Sometimes it asks for location authorization, but it never goes past the Maps logo screen. Specs: Maps Windows 8 Professional x64 MacBook Pro 2009 ...
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Why Ubuntu [usually] does not completely support MacBook Pro?

According to this Ubuntu Community Wiki page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MacBookPro Ubuntu 12.04 still does not support MacBook Pro 8.x. Moreover, even Ubuntu 11.10 has incomplete support for ...
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How to get the at key, hash and quotes on an external microsoft keyboard macbook pro?

I am using a microsoft external keyboard with my macbook pro with Snow Leopard. The keyboard is a British setup so that the label for the number 2 is the AT symbol and switched with the double quotes ...
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Can't ping from Win7 running on an MacBook Pro and Can't ping MacBook Pro from any other PC

I have Windows 7 Enterprise running on MacBook Pro and for some reason I'm not able to ping any PC in the house from it and the other way around meaning I can't ping the MacBook Pro running Win7 from ...
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MacBook Pro issue with Youtube videos

Opening videos to full screen does not work on my MacBook Pro. I have tried searching for solutions, watched demonstration videos to what might be causing this, the only way I can open a video to full ...
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MacBookPro's temperature increases dramatically with 10.8.2 update

After updating MacOS from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2, it's heating obvious. I do nothing, but chrome is stopping at the page of reader. Temp is 77 DC and more. Why, why my 2012 mid MBP 13's temp is higher than ...
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Get Mac-Address in Single-User Mode in Mac OS X 10.8?

I was wondering if there is a way to get all the mac addresses of my network interfaces in single-user mode in OS X 10.8. I've tried ifconfig, but since single-user mode doesn't turn on networking, I ...
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Keyremap4macbook working intermittently?

I have had a spill situation last year and I just found a link to remapping the shift key that was perpetually pressed. However now, it seems like something keeps overriding the key remapper and I ...
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Forcing 5 GHz on MacBook Pro

I currently have the retina MacBook Pro running OS X lion and want to force the wireless card to only connect only to 5GHz networks. Both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz have the same SSID so I can not pick ...
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Mysterious C:\Users\cwilson folder in Windows

I'm worried that my Windows computer was compromised, because I am the sole owner, and I recently came across a strange folder on my computer. C:\Users\cwilson\. Either someone created their own ...
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Will a hard drive use less power if it is unmounted?

I recently did the Optibay mod on my 13" Macbook Pro, the stock magnetic drives now lives where the optical drive used to be. And an SSD has taken its place. It's all good, but power consumption ...
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Sound entirely stopped working on Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro

I am currently running Windows 8 (downloaded from DreamSpark) on a Macbook Pro. This worked fine for a while but suddenly all audio stopped working. When I go to "Playback devices" and hit "Test" on ...
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Daisy-chain display port monitors on a MacBook Pro

According to this WikiPedia article version 1.2 of the Display port specification allows for multiple monitors to be daisy-chained. My question has two parts: Could this be done on a MacBook Pro ...
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Mac Book Pro SSD

I have a Mac Book Pro (I7 and 8 Gig Ram). I'm a developer - do a fair amount of .net via VMware but lots of Ruby and NodeJs on the Mac. I'm looking to extract some more performance and i think a SSD ...
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How can I remap the Eject key to another in OS X?

I would like to remap the ⏏ (Eject) key to Volume Up. I already have KeyRemap4MacBook and need the appropriate private.xml file.
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Reinstall Windows 8 on an existing bootcamp installation

I already have a functioning bootcamp installation of Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro. I'd like to re-install Windows 8 (newer version) to the same bootcamp partition-- can I simply boot from the Win 8 ...
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How do I assign a MBP's Mission Control button (F3) for use in Windows 7?

I have a recent Mac Book Pro that I triple boot (OS X, Win7, BT5). I'd like to use the Mission Control button (F3) in Windows 7 on my MBP to call Dexpot's "Windows Catalog." Does anyone know of: 1) ...
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My MacBook Pro only boots up with Windows 7

I've installed Windows 7 on my Mac with Boot Camp and I had Dual Boot on my screen when I want to select to chose Operating Systems. Yesterday, when I turned on My MacBook Pro (MD 322) it boots up ...
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MacBook Pro: Wireless connected with Airport but internet not working?

I have Macbook pro (Snow Leopard) Today morning when I turn ON it, its wireless icon was showing full network access just one point less. But I am not able Browse internet/websites through my MacBook ...
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Core Audio sound driver has an error

I have been using Virtual DJ on my machine. The setup is where I want audio to play over the headphones and use a USB sound card to play audio into my headphones so I can listen to music before I ...
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DaisyChain Non-Apple monitors to Macbook Pro

I as hoping to daisychain some monitors to either my display port or my thunderbolt port for my early 2011 Macbook Pro (AMD Radeon HD 6490M). I don't want to buy the expensive Apple monitors but I'm ...
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Creative D200, MacBook Pro and Windows 7

I have a problem with bluetooth speakers Creative D200 on MacBook Pro running Windows 7. This question appends on: Broadcom bluetooth driver for Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Do You have any solution for ...
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Reading zip disk from Iomega

I'm trying to read a zip disk through old external Iomega Zip 100 drive, which I've connected to my Macbook Pro through the original USB 1.0 cord. It sounds like the drive is reading the disk (there's ...