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 to fix EFI-boot on my Macbook Pro after Ubuntu install?

The MacBook does not boot. The screen stays blank (black) – not the grey, active screen like normal. To power off, I hold the power button down. After 5 boot attempts the MacBook finally shows the ...
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Add more than two windows in SplitView macOS

Is there any workaround that enables adding more than two windows in the SplitView introduced in El Capitan?
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os x cat or grep like commands on large files are extremely slow

I have a macbook pro 2015 with an ssd. Doing a cat to a file is incredibly slow like 5 lines per seconds. I removed *.asl files but it's still extremely slow. I can't seem to find posts of people who ...
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 3d options grayed out

I've pretty extensively googled this, but "New Mesh From Layer" and the 3 options above it are grayed out in the 3D menu section on Photoshop CS6. I've checked the performance options, and I'm ...
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Where can 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 Mac OS X installation disks. I’m trying to get the machine to run some ...
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Is there a way to enable sound via HDMI on my TV Monitor from the MacBook Pro late 2010 (OSX 10.8.3)

I have this issue when connecting my MacBook Pro Late 2010 on my Samsung TV Monitor via HDMI there is no sound coming out only picture. Alternativly when I'm using my dualboot Windows 7 installed on ...
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Emulating the right Ctrl key on MacBook Pro keyboard lacking an actual right Ctrl key

I need to use the right Ctrl key in a certain application, but my keyboard doesn't have one. The left Ctrl key has an entirely different function in this case. How can I emulate the right Ctrl key, ...
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Troubleshooting or Reconfiguring control Key on Macbook Pro

I have a late 2012 Macbook Pro with a non-functioning command key. Pressing the key does not register any keyboard event in Atom, terminal or other program, and as I try to become more familiar with ...
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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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Is it possible to have other people remotely control my Macbook via another User Account?

I'm the sole Mac user in our small office of web developers. To do browser testing, they would have to ask for my permission to use my laptop. I read somewhere that it was possible to use Finder to ...
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How to upgrade MBP early 2015 SSD

I am trying to look for a way to upgrade my 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina SSD because it's too small right now (only 128GB). I found out that currently only OWC Aura offers the upgrade SSD for this ...
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How to get track changes version of document back after after closing document?

I'm wondering if there's a way to get tracked changes back after accepting them, saving the document as a new title, and closing out the document? I'm working in Word on a new MacBook Pro running OS X ...
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Define right-click area for macbook pro trackpad

I'm looking for a way to define the right click area on the trackpad of the macbook pro - the one without a seperate mousebutton. I'm using the option 'secondary click' where the bottom left (or ...
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MacBook Pro crashes occasionally on a dual monitor setup

I’m using a MacBook Pro 13" (mid 2010) running Mac OS X 10.7.5 (Lion). I just got a Viewsonic 24' monitor (2450wm-LED), and I connect it to my MacBook Pro using a miniport to VGA adapter (this one on ...
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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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How do I tell if I've Carbon or Cocoa installed on my Mac?

I need to compile some program with either Cocoa or Carbon windowing system. I have a 10.6.8 Snow Leopard installed on a i386 (at least uname -a tells me this) system. I opened the system-profiler and ...
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How to uninstall Boom and find BoomDevice

Please tell me if this instruction is for a Mac or PC. I can't find it on my MacBook Pro Mavericks. check for BoomDevice.kext in System/Library/Extensions I also cannot find where uninstall is ...
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Can a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M support 2560x1440 (16:9) resolution?

I recently took the plunge after reading this post and bought the FSM-270YG, a 27" IPS monitor from Korea. The resolution is 2560X1440 and has 16:9 ratio. Here is the listing that displays the item. ...
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Bootcamp Drivers on Windows 10 Cause BSOD

I've tried several times over the last few days to get Windows 10 Professional up and running properly on my 2014 MacBook Pro. After each install I've tried I've hit issues immediately after ...
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Sharing icons missing from all online sites - MAC after Google sync

I accidentally synced my Mac with Google, lost all bookmarks, etc., but the most puzzling thing is that there are now NO "share" icons on ANY online sites I visit. None. I used to see FB, Twitter, ...
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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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MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) - Audio sounds strange and have low quality

The Audio hasn't sound right in my Macbook since the day I installed the movavi screen-capture program. I have: Uninstalled the program. Uninstalled movavi sound grabber, that was still left in the ...
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SD Card disappear from Windows on Macbook Pro after waking up

I have the SD Card for my Macbook Pro running Windows. Every time the laptop goes to sleep and wake up, the SD Card disappear. It only comes back if you restart - I tried install new BootCamp driver, ...
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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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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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Windows was unable to connect to this network

I can't connect to the wireless network from Windows 7 (Bootcamp) on my MacBook Pro (Mid-2010), despite that my HTC Desire (Android) works just fine with it. Windows doesn't ask me for the key and ...
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Remove quick events apple calendar

I have a picky customer that uses Apple calendar in El Capitan to add events. When he clicks quick event and begins typing, it automatically suggests events based on the calendar's history. Is there ...
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MacBook Pro does not boot - prohibition screen - does not see hard drive - blinking folder - stop sign

I have a macbook pro (2009) which was dual booted to windows. Windows bluescreened, I restarted, and the mac woulnt boot (blinking folder question mark). I pulled the hard drive out, copied the data ...
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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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Forcing higher “resolution” on MBP

Earlier today I noticed that if I check the Mirror Displays option when an external monitor with larger resolution than my mid-2012 MBP is connected the MBP display will "pretend" that it is the same ...
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Just installed NVIDIA restricted driver for Ubuntu and now my Macbook Pro (6,2) only boots to CLI

I just installed NVIDIA restricted driver for Ubuntu and now my Macbook Pro (6,2) only boots to CLI. Any ideas why this might be the case? Also, how can I get my GUI back?
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Unresponsive mouse and keyboard on login screen (macbook pro 2015)

When I boot the laptop from shutdown state (not resuming or awakening), it quickly goes to the login screen as normal but the mouse and keyboard seem unresponsive, but not completely: Every like 5-7 ...
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nvidia graphic drivers using VMware Fusion on a macbook pro

I have a macbook pro retina with a nvidia gt 650m video card. I use VMware Fusion and i want to update the drivers. I downloaded 320.18-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.exe When i try to ...
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It's hard to explain, but I want to use a guitar amp instead of a headset microphone

I've got a MacBook Pro (2015) and it has no input audio...but it does have a third connection for TRRS jacks to accommodate headset microphones. So I soldered a DIY converter, connecting a quarter ...
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MacBook Pro (2011) with new Samsung EVO 840 SSD freezing (beach ball) on Yosemite

I’ve been using Yosemite for quite a while on HDD which came with MBP and it worked just fine. I also have MacBook 2010 with Intel SSD and also running Yosemite with no problem. Now, yesterday I’ve ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15-inch stuttering sound when high CPU usage

I have Boot Camp on my rMBP 15-inch, running Windows 8.1. I usually have Spotify running in the background when I work. Recently, I notice whenever my CPU usage is high (>80%), the music is stuttering ...
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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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How can I use iPhone earpods as a recording device in Windows on a MacBook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro circa 2012 (last model with a 17" screen). It has 2 sound jacks. I have both Mac OS X and Windows 8.1 installed. In OS X, when I plug my iPhone earpods into the headphone ...
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MacBook Pro: doesn't use Intel GPU

I've a MacBook Pro 17" (Mid 2010) running Mac OS X 10.6.5. I'm wondering why it doesn't switch back to the integrated GPU when running on battery and no external display is attached. The check box to ...
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MacBookPro available space not correct

Today i was going to clear space on my mac. I did but there is a problem. Disk utility says 40gb free space and available says 70gb. I have restarted my mac multiple times but still the same. A ...
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Why are the screws of the Macbook Pro blue on one side?

I just bought a new early '12 Macbook Pro 13" and was about to open it to swap that pesky HDD with a fresh SSD. After lifting the first screw I saw that the screws are blue on one side. I'm asking ...
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MacBookPro 8,2 i7-2820QM real-time “turbo frequency”

I am on a MacBook Pro with this processor: http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52227, computing a strictly single-threaded workload. Since the CPU has a clock speed of 2.3 GHz and a max Turbo ...
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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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Getting More Performance out of a MacBook Pro

So I've got a mid-2009 MacBook Pro 13". Integrated GPU so not a games machine but fast enough for doing .Net development in VMs. I love the little thing and wanted to give it a Christmas present so ...
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Issue installing BootCamp drivers for Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 on my 15" Retina Macbook Pro. Once installed, I attempted to install the BootCamp drivers but it keeps getting hung up on the Realtek audio driver. I even left it overnight ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 MacbookPro Bluetooth not working

I just fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04 on My MacbookPro. Everything is working fine except for the Bluetooth. I'm trying to pair my MagicMouse and my phone but I cannot find any device. When I type ...
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Upgrade MacBook Pro 2012 drive to high performance SSD or buy new 2016 MacBook Pro? [closed]

What do you guys think would reap the highest performance improvements? I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with 1,024 gb hard drive memory 8 gb RAM 2.9 GHZ Intel Core i7 I am wondering (in terms of ...
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Buying the right memory for 13" Macbook Pro Mid 2012

I want to upgrade my 13" Macbook Pro Mid 2012 to 8 gb RAM (is has 4 gb now). I want to buy Crucial RAM and I selected my Macbook model on their website. The website then shows me all compatible ...
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Trackpad not fully functioning after resume from sleep (Windows 7)

I am running Windows 7 x64 on a 2012 MacBook Pro via Boot Camp. Often, when Windows resumes from sleep, the trackpad does not function fully. Move and single click work, but two-finger click and ...
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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. ...