Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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One finger scrolling on a Macbook touchpad

After an accident that damaged my hands, I am no longer able to do the two finger scrolling gesture on Macbook touchpad. On Windows I set up so called "scrollzone", it allows me to scroll smoothly by ...
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How to turn off the backlight of the Apple logo on top of MacBook?

I'm running Fedora 19 Linux on MacBook Pro and power management is critical to me. I wondering if I can turn off the backlight of the big Apple logo to save little energy with battery only. Thanks.
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Create new NTFS partition on macbook partition

I have 2 partitions on my Macbook: C:\ for Windows 7 D:\ for Mac OS I don't use MacOS, and I want to install a new Windows 7 64 bit to a new partition. I hesitate to format D:\ drive, I don't want ...
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How to tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0

How do I tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0. I found About This Mac → More Info... → System Report... → Hardware → USB But nothing there clearly states version 2.0 or 3.0. How can I know for ...
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Is there supposed to be a dev folder in OS X? [closed]

I have the latest version of Mountain Lion installed. I'm curious - is the dev folder only supposed to be on a system in the developer version of the OS, or is it in all versions?
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Macbook Pro - Removing Thermal Sensor, problems?

I'll try be brief. My macbook pro 2008 unibody, kept asking me to shut down, if you kept pressing cancel it would wait, and ask again... and repeat until it just turned it self off. After it would ...
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sites are in the middle of the broswer Safari

I went to Apple retail store and had a look at Macbook Pro and Macbook Air. What I have noticed about them when I start browsing the web is that all sites are in the middle of of broswer screen so ...
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Can't log into other computers from my Macbook

This has been very frustrating for me and I can't seem to find any info through a google search. My setup - Mac Mini as a media center, MacBook Air and older Macbook (2005 I believe). I cannot sign ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Del on a Mac with Windows

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows on my Mac. Last night I tried to compress the memory of C, then after that finished, it told me to Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart How do I press these ...
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MacBook Pro sometimes has trouble “waking up” its Internet connection

Several times a day I'll close my MacBook Pro laptop with the power still on, then later I'll open it again, unlock the screen with my admin password and wait for it to reconnect wirelessly to the ...
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How do I keep my laptop running applications / connected to the internet while closed?

I'm looking for a way to retain my Internet connection / application running while I'm physically moving in a office WiFi network or VPN AND have a closed laptop. Assuming the routers can reach far ...
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What is the correct way to install linux on a Macbook Pro

I've had a lot of trouble doing this. It always is unable to boot after installation (I get the famous question-mark in a folder thing). I've installed http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/ however after ...
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Mac OS X sleep mode

I am a new Mac user. I need to return to the MacBook continuously with varying amounts of time in between. However, the Mac goes into sleep mode breaking the tasks it was doing. I have figured out ...
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sox error on white macbook 1.1 no default audio device

I want to use a white macbook which purpose is recording sound with sox. I installed sox and lame via brew but when I want to record something in terminal sox -d ada.mp3 I got the following error ...
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QuickLookSatellite MAC OS, High CPU Use

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to the process QuickLookSatellite-general using 100+ CPU use. (Please see images attached.) On googling I found this ...
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Do I have to reconfigure anything when upgrading my MacBooks RAM?

I have just upgraded my 2009 MacBook RAM from 2GB to 8GB. Everything works just fine whilst I am using it, things seem much snappier in general most of the time. The main problem occurs when I ...
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Uploading file to SkyDrive

I have a problem that has been annoying me for a while. I uploaded my C.V and shared my C.V on SkyDrive so that I can share it with prospective employers I have applied to online. However, when I ...
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How do I disable the touchpad on my Macbook pro

The touchpad on my Macbook Pro is acting up so I wanted to be able to disable it completely while using a bluetooth mouse. Any way to disable trackpad?
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Macbook pro won't boot after boot camp attempt

So, I have a macbook pro 15" and tried to install windows 7 on it using boot camp, the instalation succeded and windows 7 loaded the first time fine, i've then installed the apple drivers on it and on ...
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My Macbook Pro with Lion OS is slow. How to speed it up

I am running on Macbook with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, Lion OS X 10.8.4. Last weeks I have noticed that the work with it is so slow, for example browsers. Doesn't matter whether I ...
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Why a Macbook Pro Retina can't open a big folder of images without freezing?

I have a folder with 60000 32x32 images. Opening that folter on my Macbook Pro Retina causes it to freeze for almost a minute. Also, navigating from one image to another displays a lag on the Finder ...
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Install Windows 8 on Macbook by usb drive (without bootcamp)

I have a macbook pro with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger which doesnt support bootcamp, which for me is not a problem because I work in windows. Can anyone tell me, if there is a way to install Windows 8 using a ...
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Macbook stuck on the loading screen

My Macbook stuck on the grey screen with the apple logo and the spinning wheel. I changed RAM memory (after crash) recently, but it worked fine for some time. I've already tried and it didn't help: ...
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How to prepare a MacBook for sale?

A couple years ago I purchased an older MacBook from Craigslist to do some iOS development. The previous owner had upgraded the machine to OS X, but didn't give me any discs with the computer. I no ...
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How to adjust Tx Power for MacBook Air mid-2012 Wi-Fi card

I've just learned that apparently MacBook Air mid-2012 outputs an enormous amount of power for the wireless interface, namely almost 1500mW, i.e. 1.5W! By any measure that's an overkill and exposes ...
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Used dd to copy liveusb partition to internal macbook drive. After reboot all I see is a grey screen

I was trying to boot a macbook using a liveusb, but it didn't work because my macbook model can't boot from usb. I created a new internal partition and tried to dd the liveusb onto it. After I ...
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macbookPro Slows down to half of its processing power

I have a macbook pro 2010 made, core2duo, 4 gb ram and i m running Mountain Lion on it. before few days I was playing 8 ball pool on browser suddenly my system was crashed and shut him self down. ...
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MacBook Air startup disk not found, but verified

I have a MacBook Air that has suddenly stopped booting at all. I booted into recovery mode and see the harddrive fine in Disk Utility. The partition is there as well marked: Mac OS X Base System. I ...
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Stolen Macbook Pro, want to gain remote access

Hey guys I had a Macbook pro stolen. When I talked to the police they essentially told me there was nothing to do. Since then, I have read more about tracking down stolen macs and just last night ...
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Mac battery not charging - Weird behavior

I got a new battery a while back. After approximately 10 cycles, it has started exhibiting strange behavior. After connecting the charger for a minute the charger would show an orange light and then ...
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MacBook Pro dies once or twice per day

My MacBook Pro (middle 2009) dies once or twice per day, with the screen picture stopped, and all the keys don't work, including the Caps Lock key. So I can only force-shutdown it using the power ...
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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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Install Debian 7 on MacBook Pro 13"

I want to install Debian 7 (using the netinstaller version) on my MacBook Pro 13" from 2011 with a 2.7GHz Core i7 processor. The installation completed successfully, but at the reboot no OS can be ...
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How can I disable only the left speaker on a Macbook Air?

My left speaker is busted and distorts like crazy. I have gone into System Preferences -> Sound and balanced the sound to the far right. That works, but then when I plug in a USB audio interface or ...
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MacBook Pro goes to sleep when phone is on it

I have a MacBook Pro 13" with Mountain Lion and sometimes when I place my phone on the computer (usually on the left of the trackpad) the computer goes to sleep with no reason. Although this does not ...
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Macbook Aluminium Late 2008 wont turn on

A couple of weeks ago I got out my old macbook aluminium and went to turn it on and nothing happened. So I plugged it in and the red charging light was on so I just left it to charge in case for some ...
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Windows 7 32 Bit (on MacBook) Suddenly lost 1.5 G of RAM usable out of 4

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 32 Bit (under BootCamp). It is a 4G machine, and has happily been running for 2 years with 3.5 or so usable RAM. I started noticing the fan and hard drive ...
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Macbook pro ATI GPU is fried. What are my options

I have an early 2011 15" Macbook (2.4 GHz i7) The laptop boots fine, but after 10 to 20 minutes of regular use the screen either goes blank, breaks off into multiple lines, goes dark or just ...
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Connect three HDMI TV to MacBookPro

I have a presentation I don't have my HP notebook with my so I'm stuck with MacBookPro 5.5 It has one Firewire port. I need to connect 3 TVs to and I would need to play a different video on each. ...
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Setting Multimeda keys and volume knob on Dell Mutlimedia Keyboard using KeyRemap4MacBook?

I have plugged in a dell multimedia keyboard with my macbook and I am using the software KeyRemap4MacBook to change some keys on the external keyboard. However I cannot setup the multimedia keys like ...
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Why does my MacBookPro log me off when waking from sleep/hibernation?

I have a MacBookPro (current generation -1). Every time my machine falls asleep, I am logged out. Sometimes I get a BSOD when waking up. Here's all the additional info I have: When I last ...
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Incorrect username appearing in Terminal?

The other night, I was looking around on my MacBook's files and I came across a program that was like screen sharing or remote control. I guess it came by default on the computer or something, because ...
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Can I upgrade my 2011 MacBook Pro with 16GB?

I have an "Early 2011" 15 inch Macbook Pro that came with 4GB of RAM and I upgraded to 8GB a week after buying. I bought these RAM Modules: ...
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How to make the pointer glide on Mac OS X?

I just moved from Dos To Mac. On my old laptop I could configure the touchpad to "glide" with the synaptic driver. That is the pointer would continue to move a bit after I lift my moving finger off ...
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mp3 url's won't play

I'm on a macbook and when useing firefox, MP3's called up from a public url don't load or play anymore. They used to. I'm just looking at a blank screen with the copied url on the tab. But they play ...
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Splitting audio output to dynamics and headset

I'm using Macbook Pro(MD101) with OS X 10.8.3. How can I create two virtual audio devices one to work with Macbook's loud speakers and second with 3.5 jack? I heard that this is possible with ...
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Best way to speed up my old Macbook Pro?

I'm looking for quite a technical answer here, despite the amateur sounding question. I've got a 2006 era 17" Macbook Pro (primarily running Windows) which is limited in a number of key ways. For ...
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Can I achieve a higher resolution with an external monitor for my mac?

I have an old ATI Radeon X1600 128 MB graphic card with my late 2006 MacBookPro model. The system preference display only a 1440 x 900 resolution and all documentations I found say the same. My ...
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Why does my Macbook Retina + Dual Link not allow my monitor to go over 60hz?

I got an Asus VG248 (refresh rate 144hz) monitor . I also have a dual link adapter. On my Retina Macbook 15", I cannot set my monitor refresh rate to higher than 60 hz. Why is this? I have ...
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Matshita CW-8221 pulled from MacBook with USB adapter

Background I want to put together a little home media box on the cheap with a Raspberry Pi and some used parts I had. I have an original MacBook that bit the dust and but had a working optical drive. ...