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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Retina MacBook Pro 13 inch screenshot resolution is higher than built-in display

My MacBook Pro 13 inch retina has a screen resolution of 2560 × 1600. How come when I take a screenshot (Command+Shift+3 for full screen), the resolution is much higher: 3360 × 2100?
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How do I make my Boot Camp partition bootable again?

I needed to resize my Boot Camp partition so I used Gparted to move and resize it. This seemed to work, except that now I can't boot into Windows. I can boot into OS X just fine. OS X can recognize ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu 64-bit in Virtualbox on Mac OS X

I have latest generation Macbook Pro 7.1 (Intel Core 2 Duo) running Mac OS X 10.6.6. I installed Virtuabox 4.0.2 and tried to boot Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit iso. The boot options screen from the live CD ...
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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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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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Electric shock/mild vibrating sensation on MacBook Pro when charging [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dell Inspiron 15R gives electric shocks Every time I plug my MagSafe 2 power supply into an power outlet, this Mac's aluminum body gives me a mild vibrating sensation ...
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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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MacBook Pro USB port provides more current in Mac OS X than in Windows

I have a MacBook Pro with both Mac OS X Lion and Windows (under BootCamp) installed. While in Windows, I tried to charge my iPad 3 via the USB port. The iPad says "Not charging", but really, it does, ...
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In OS X is there a way to assign an application window to a specific monitor?

I know that with OS X Lion (10.7) and Mountain Lion (10.8) applications can be assigned to specific Spaces/Desktops. With my laptop I daily connect and disconnect from an external monitor. When 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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How to use external hard disk in both Windows and Mac OS X? [duplicate]

I have one external hard drive (Seagate 320 GB). I have used my hard drive in a Windows XP system and it works fine (Read and write). But when I used it on a Mac, I couldn't write any file on the disk ...
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Installing Windows 8 Dev Preview on a Macbook Pro

Is it possible to install Windows 8 Developer Preview on a Macbook Pro. I'm trying to do this using the WindowsDeveloperPreview-64bit-English-Developer.iso file with VirtualBox but fail during the ...
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What can I do to enhance MacBook Pro internal mic sound quality in iMovie?

After using MacBook for two years, I bought 17'' MacBook Pro. I'm pretty happy with it, performance and all, but I also was going to record some music videos for YouTube. I play guitar and sing. ...
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net.tcp Listener Adapter and net.tcp Port Sharing Service not starting on reboot

I am using the net.tcp protocol for various web services. When I reboot my Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) macbook pro, the service never restarts automatically, even though that is how they are set: ...
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How to swap ctrl and fn key on a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 via Boot Camp?

There are sooooo many discussion on the internet about swapping the fn and ctrl key on a MacBook Pro. On the Mac side, a new software called ReMap4MacBook does a perfect job swapping the two key. ...
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Planning on a SSD, bought Mountain Lion. What should I do?

I own a MBP 13" mid 2009 running Snow Leopard. Now, I just bought Mountain Lion and haven't installed it yet. I am planning to get a new SSD to replace my optical drive. Here's the process that I ...
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Recommendation for memory pairing in a 13" MacBook Pro?

I know usually it's better to run the memory on dual channel, if possible, with a Kit of 2x2GB, but at the moment my laptop has 2x1gb and I wanted to upgrade it. Which means, I can either buy a kit ...
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How can I get the MacBook Pro trackpad to work on Windows 8?

I can't seem to get the trackpad to work on my MacBook Pro. I have tried the Boot Camp drivers with no luck. Does anybody know what drivers are needed for Windows 8 and a MacBook Pro trackpad? EDIT: ...
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Developing .NET on a 2011 MacBook Pro via Windows 7 VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine

I can't seem to find a duplicate question, so please excuse (and redirect) me if this question has already been asked. I just recently got a 2011 MBP. I am a .NET developer, and as such, am totally ...
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Is Apple's MacBook Pro RAM simply rebranded?

Apple typically charges a markup for its own MacBook Pro RAM - often twice (or more) the price of Crucial RAM. Is Apple RAM actually better, or is it just a rebrand of another manufacturer's memory?
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Setting the Graphics Card in Ubuntu on MacBook Pro

I recently upgraded to OSX Lion and it destroyed my logic board. I am forced to set the graphics card to integrated only using an application called gfxCardStatus. I now have the same problem on ...
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Does a 15 mm high hard drive fit in the 15" MacBook Pro?

I know that a 12.5 mm high hard drive fits, but I can't find any information about whether a 15 mm high hard drive fits. Western Digital offers a 2 TB hard drive that's 15 mm high and there's no 12.5 ...
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Triple booting on a Mac Book [almost there]; boot loader issues

Here is my current GPT/MBR partition table: Current GPT partition table: # Start LBA End LBA Type 1 40 409639 EFI System (FAT) 2 409640 663646255 Mac OS X ...
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Is there any way to swap the fn (function) and control keys in linux on a macbook pro?

I don't care if this is done in the bios or a kernel module or software. Is there any way at all to do make the 'fn' key act as 'control' and the 'control' key act as 'fn' in linux running on a ...
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How can I restore a MacBook Pro to factory settings without the original disc?

How can I restore a MacBook Pro to factory settings if the original disc is lost?
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How to connect two Dual-link-DVI displays to a Thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I want to connect two 2560x1440 displays to a summer 2012 MacBook Pro Retina (MBP from now on). The best way to do it would be to buy two Apple thunderbolt displays, which would connect Display2 ...
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What would be optimal settings for a Windows 7 VirtualBox VM running on a Macbook Pro?

I am having a hard time coming up with decent performing settings to run my Win7 64-bit VirtualBox VM on my brand new Macbook pro. I've given it 2G memory (out of my 8G total), tried what feels like ...
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Macbook Pro - Randomly sleeps and won't wake up

All, I have a Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2009) that has had a long time issue which seems to be getting worse. Occasionally, I will go to wake the computer with the keyboard and can't wake it. The HDD ...
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On a MacBook Pro, when changing hibernate mode which other numbers can be used?

The default MacBook Pro sleep setting maintains the current session on the RAM and thus requires a small power. There is a sudo command in the terminal that can alter this method by sending the ...
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How to do a secure erase on a Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro with SSD and I would like to completely erase every single bits of data on it. How would I do that? On a PC, I would just run Darik's Boot And Nuke, but can I run it on a Mac too, ...
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Can I put 1600MHz memory in a Macbook Pro?

Is it possible to put 1600Mhz memory in a 17" Macbook Pro? Or does it have to be 1066Mhz?
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How to reset trackpad settings of a Macbook Pro?

Is there any way to reset the trackpad settings (tracking speed, scrolling speed, etc) of a Macbook Pro laptop back to "factory default"?
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Macbook pro - thick vertical bar appeared on my screen

the last few days, a vertical bar (about 300 pixels wide) has been plaguing my macbook pro screen. sometimes it's solid white, sometimes it flickers in colors, sometimes it disappears! i'm pretty ...
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After adding a SSD to my MacBook, the HD never spins down

I added a SSD to my MacBook Pro 17 as the primary drive attached to the SATA controller. I moved the HD to the optical bay using the OptiBay from MCE Technologies which I use for my home directory. ...
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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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Can I use alt-codes in Windows 7 on a Macbook pro?

Is it possible to use alt codes for special characters on a Macbook Pro running Windows? I've tried alt and the numbers, I've tried fn-alt, I've tried guessing where a fn keypad might lay (7-9, u-o, ...
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Increase MacBook Pro's screen resolution or zoom out past largest res

I have a 15" MacBook Pro with a native (and maximum) desktop resolution of 1440 x 900. Is there any utilities out there that would let me increase this? Because this is an LCD display, I imagine if ...
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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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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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Black screen when macbook returns from sleep

I have a macbookpro unibody late 2008 15p and use OS X Lion, 10.7.3. I use always an external monitor and close the lid. When I finish my work day I put the macbook in sleep mode and it switches off. ...
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Macbook Pro Triple Boot OS X Lion, Windows 7 and Windows 8

MacBook Pro (Summer 2010 Model, Basic Model) I currently have OS X Lion and Windows 7 running side by side on my MacBook Pro. However I have a need to get Windows 8 running as well in this mix (a ...
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My Macbook Pro doesn't boot up

My Macbook Pro suddenly stopped booting up properly. The following images are the images of the boot logs of the normal bootup and my bootup. I kind of know that it's not a hard drive problem because ...
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How does the CPU-Z “validation” button work?

I am running CPU-Z on Windows 7 Virtual PC on Macbook Pro. The "memory" and "SPD" tabs are empty. However, there is a validation button next to OK button at the bottom. When I click on the ...
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Capturing a window image or taking a screen shot in a Windows XP virtual machine running in Virtual Box on a MacBook pro?

I've got a MacBookPro (no external keyboard, just the built-in laptop keyboard) and I'm running Virtual Box. My virtual machine is Windows XP and I'd like to capture an image of a window (or the whole ...
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How to understand MacBook Pro CPU performance in practical terms?

I have a new MacBook Pro, clicking on "about this mac" I see I have a: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo A friend has a Mac Pro and has: 2 x 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon How am I to understand ...
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end-of-line, beginning-of-line keys for Terminal.app on Macbook Pro Keyboard

On a Macbook Pro keyboard, how do you go the the end-of-line and beginning-of-line in Terminal.app? Note that Ctrl-a and Ctrl-e on this computer with default configuration does not work. They just ...
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My Retina MacBook Pro just had a kernel panic while browsing, what caused it to crash?

I just got a Retina MacBook Pro and this is my second day of using it. I was just browsing the internet and a message popped up saying Your computer was restarted because of a problem … along ...
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Battery management of a Macbook

I bought a Macbook Pro last week. I mostly use (and plan to use) it like a desktop with an external monitor. I use the system at least 15 hours a day. Now using the coconut battery application, I ...
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Should I go for an OCZ-Vertex 2 drive in my Macbook Pro or wait for the new drives?

My question is not about whether I should get an SSD drive for for my MacBook Pro, it is more along the lines of whether the SATA2 interface on my late 2009 MBP is a limiting factor and whether it ...
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MacBook Pro - How do I display in portrait for external monitor

I got a fine and dandy mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter for my MacBook Pro - I hooked up an external Dell monitor and it works well in landscape. Any tips on how to make the display on external ...