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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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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Optibay drive ejects after 10 minutes

I have replaced my optical drive in Macbook Pro mid 2012 with Optibay disk - Hitachi Travelstar 5K1000 1TB internal harddrive (6,4 cm (2,5 inch), 5400rpm, SATA III). I have formatted it to Mac OS ...
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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 ...
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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 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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Improving scrolling behavior in Chrome

I use Trello every single day. My issue with Trello (which probably isn't specific to Trello, but is the only "example" app I can think of that exhibits this problem) is that the browser window can ...
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How is an external monitor recognised?

On Mountain Lion 10.8.2 (and also on Snow Leopard as far as I know) external monitors are somehow recognised and remembered by my laptop. For example: When I change the wallpaper on the external ...
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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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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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Strange bright/white bubbles beneath LCD screen

I've got an older generation x86 Macbook Pro that has some weird white bubbles embedded in the LCD. The actual pixels seem to be working fine (not dead or stuck), and when I put colored images in ...
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Remap eject-key in Boot Camp

I am running Windows 7 x64 on my MBP within Boot Camp. I would like to remap the eject key to work as a forward-delete and remove the delay from it. On OS X this is easily achieved with ...
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MacBook Pro suddenly getting very hot when using external monitor

My MBP (unibody, Summer 2010) has suddenly begun getting very hot and running the fans at full speed when I have an external monitor plugged in via the mini display port. I've used the monitor for ...
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How to auto-pair a bluetooth speaker with a mac?

I bought a bluetooth speaker (Creative Inspire S2). It connects to my Macbook Pro, but I have to manually pair them every time (say if the machine wakes up from stand-by/sleep mode). Is there a way ...
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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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Infinitely typing error

I'm not sure if Google's login page, Chrome, or Mac OS caused this, but recently I encountered an error when trying to type my email into the Google login field of a webpage on my 1-day-old MacBook ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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My files on micro SD card not showing on macbook pro 13"

Used to work fine. Could it be a virus from Window PC, I can't see my photos on SD card on mac. Is there any way to copy these views. I know I can try it on Windows PC and that might work but I don't ...
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How to know if the BIOS in my Macbook Pro is running in EFI mode or BIOS emulation mode when in Linux

I totally replaced OSX with Linux. In Ubuntu 10.10, how can I tell which mode the BIOS is running in? Is it better to have it running in EFI mode?
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How can I swap control and command in bootcamp?

Didn't see this exact question on here, so figured I'd ask anyway. It's simple, I do a lot of dev on a macbook pro, and now I'm using a bootcamp a lot as well. My muscle memory has me doing ...
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Windows 7 Eject Drive ejects internal keyboard and trackpad

I'm running Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro via Bootcamp. Recent (most recent windows update, maybe?) I started having this issue: The external drive (with two partitions) plugged into one of the two ...
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Debugging choppy video playback on 2011 Macbook Pro

I'm trying to watch a sports highlight video on my 2011 Macbook Pro. I've got my computer set up to be about as fast as it can, apart from upgrading the 2.3 ghz processor - a solid state drive, 8GB of ...
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Ubuntu on Mac Book is Getting Really Hot

Unfortunately, in the temperature sense. I've been running Ubuntu on my Mac Book for just a few hours now, and it's been consistently hot, even when it's not doing anything (such as a blank screen). ...
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How can I port forward with an airport extreme and a NAT enabled modem?

I run an Actiontec HD701D modem with NAT to an Airport extreme base station to laptop etc. As you might expect I get double NAT issues. I tried a lot of different things to forward a port, but no ...
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How to set up Mac Os X like dragging behaviour on Linux

I would like to use Linux(Fedora) on a Aluminum MacBook Pro, but since the Touchpad on a MacBook Pro is only a giant button Apple does some custom tracking. When there is one finger placed, and a ...
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Macbook Pro won't turn on

The macbook pro (just over a year old, so just out of warranty) won't turn on. The battery is full, and the power cord lights up with an orange light. Pressing the power button does nothing, but if ...
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Install Ubuntu 10.04 On An Expresscard Drive On MBP

I have a macbook pro (4,1) and an external SSD that is in my expresscard slot on my macbook pro. I would like to install Ubuntu 10.04 on the SSD and be able to boot into it from my macbook pro ...
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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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error booting FREEDOS bootable usb on a macbook pro

I'm trying to update my ssd's (m4 crucial 128gb) firmware. I've a macbook pro with dual disk setup, so no cd drive, only ssd as main disk and hdd as second disk in a caddy where the cd/dvd drive used ...
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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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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. ...