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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Install Linux Mint On Macbook (*Not dual or multi-boot*)

I have a Macbook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011 running OS X (10.7.5). I no longer want OS X installed (hated it from day 1 back when the system was new) and would like to replace it with Linux Mint 17. I ...
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Can I do 3 external monitor instead of 2 external+1 internal on a Macbook Pro 13"?

I know I can run 2 external plus the internal monitor without any issues. Since it won't let me add a third external (for a total of 4), I'd prefer just running the 3 external ones with a closed lid. ...
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What is special about the SSDs in MacBook Pro mid 2015?

I have been checking out several resources online (iFixit, MacRumours and Apple Discussion Forums) about the potential for an SSD upgrade on 2015 model MBPs (perhaps not now, but in the future). The ...
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Brother MFC-8710 DW no longer displaying an option to print a Word Doc two-sided on a macbook pro running El Capitan.

I installed the update for El Capitan on my MacBook Pro over a month ago, and have had no problems. Now, suddenly, the option to print a word document as two-sided has disappeared. I would ...
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Take picture on Macbook login (successful or failed)

I'm looking for a way to have a picture taken with the Macbook camera every time there's a login attempt (either successful or failed) and save it to a folder on my computer. From there I know how to ...
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How can I format a new internal hard drive in my Macbook Pro Mid-2012 13“ if it keeps getting stuck at ”Waiting for disks to repair"?

I have a Macbook Pro Mid-2012 13" that I recently replaced the internal hard drive in. I replaced the stock hard drive with a 240GB SSD from Crucial. I am trying to install OS X El Capitan with a ...
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Understanding OWA logs

I have a number of logs that I think are OWA logs. Titles such as microsoft.o365.shellg2.owa.js microsoft.exchange.clients.owa2.client.calcorestrings.localized.min.js Can anyone help me try and work ...
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4k Monitor Cable for 3840 x 2160 Resolution at 60Hz

I just purchased a Dell 4K monitor (P2715Q) and I am looking for an appropriate cable to use with my MacBook Pro. I've read that certified DisplayPort cables are best to use with a 4K monitor like ...
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MacBook, Use external 4k screen in HiDPI mode in non-native resolution

I am about to buy a 4k screen that has 3840x2160 resolution. However, since I have the late 2013 13" RMBP, my MacBook can only drive the monitor with 30 Hz when I use the native resolution. Therefore ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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No sound in windows 8 running on bootcamp

After a few days of searching the web, I managed to install windows 8.1 on my computer successfully including the drivers. After I rebooted my macbook I noticed that my sound was not working. I ...
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Mac insomnia: Finding what's keeping my Mac up within console?

I have a 15" rMBP from late 2013 and it's been great. However, I have noticed there are times where I will shut the lid and the system will simply not go to sleep. Many times I am packing it after a ...
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Run Apple Hardware Test on Mac without SuperDrive

I suspect the hard disk in my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro is about to die. I am having unusual problems saving from Dreamweaver CS6 and Xcode 5 where it will simply not let me save, and then refuse to Quit ...
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Macbook Pro: disable Win7 discrete GPU with no screen access

Backstory It's a well-documented problem with Macbook Pro 2011 models that from 2014 onwards, the discrete GPUs that are automatically activated and deactivated (or whatever, I'm not going to pretend ...
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Making a special key do a command Gentoo Linux (commandline!)

I have Gentoo installed on my MacBookPro7.1 (nVidia graphics card). With pommed, i can use the kb lights up and down buttons, also the volume up/down/mute buttons with alsa and the LCD backlight down ...
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No user on brand new OS X installation

I just opened a new Macbook Pro out of the box and, after going through the initial setup (language, timezone, name, etc.), I see the login screen without my username. I tried typing in my username ...
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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 (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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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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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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(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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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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MacBook Pro shuts down if no key is pressed

Today, when I tried to turn on my MacBook Pro it shut down while it was booting. I found out that it always happens if no key has been pressed on the keyboard for 10-15 seconds. It also happens in ...
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Electric surge on Magsafe connector

Noticed something very strange today while putting my MBP on charge. Attaching image. Bought the 13" retina MBP last month. I have no idea what it is but I suspect electric surge from incorrect ...
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MacBook Pro - unable to connect mail to account Gmail

I can't connect mail to the account Gmail from my Macbook Pro. Under Mail, I select preferences to ensure I have IMAP connected. But I'm still unsuccessful sending mail.
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Open an .EPM file on a Mac

I have an a CD from work encrypted with Check Point End Point encryption software for windows. If I was trying to open this on a Windows computer I would just open the included .exe file on the CD and ...
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Wireless disabled on 12.10 Macbook pro 7.1

I have a Mac book pro 7,1 and triple booted it by (OSX10.6,Windows7,Ubuntu12.10) every 3 OS boots normally and everything is ok. Just Ubuntu does not recognize my Wireless According to this I should ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are multiple keyboard shortcuts allowed to switch between spaces?

I have an early 2001 Macbook Pro, and like the early 2008 version I had before that I got used to using Option+Arrow Keys to switch between spaces (when I wanted to quickly move to an adjoining space, ...
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How do I optimize my system to update my non-functioning IP address 162.?

Yesterday, my MacBook Pro connected fine, but today won't connect to the Cisco wireless router. I'm running OS 10.6.8. I don't know how this happened but I do know that my IP address is reading ...
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Is there way to put macbook into a sleep without energy consumption?

I want behavior similar to windows when all RAM content is stored on disk and then loaded back. So I will not recharge battery after each sleep mode...
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Unable to type anything on my mac when using hoblink

I am logging onto a Hoblink remote access that uses Java via the browser to connect to my work laptop as well. I get onto the log in screen and unable to type the username or password. Seems like the ...
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Virtual box lost files

I have been running Virtual Box on a Macbook Pro for a year or more, with an old version of Windows XP running on the virtual machine. Recently my Mac battery dies completely and I had left VB / ...
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How to solve NXDOMAIN error on my mac?

I have a blog and I recently moved to another hosting company. I have two laptops, a sony vaio and a macbook pro. I have noticed that I can access my blog only from the sony vaio. Using terminal on ...
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External Monitor issues in Windows 7 BootCamp MacBook Pro

So I got a monitor to use as an external for my MacBook Pro. It is an LG e2340 and I am connecting via HDMI by the way. Anyways, there are some issues I have found and I am wondering if there are any ...
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Terminal not working: -bash: exit: with: numeric argument required what to do?

I was trying to install F# compiler and interactive on my Mac, and part of the installation process required providing aliases in the bash profile file. I suspect that I messed something up here, ...
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Using an Arch Linux persistent USB on mac

Ok, so i following this guide on the Arch Wiki https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Installing_Arch_Linux_on_a_USB_key, and installed Arch successfully to my 16GB sandisk cruzer. Ive got 3 partitions, ...
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How come my bind for ctrl-` doesn't work in Sublime Text 2 on Bootcamp?

Not sure what's up with this. But my default bind for ctrl-` in Sublime Text 2 doesn't work. I can rebind it to something else, that works, but the app doesn't recognize any bind involving the ` key. ...