Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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Resolution scaling reduces quality

I got a Macbook Air and the native resolution is 1440 x 900 which is very clear and crisp. The problem is the text and ui elements are tiny at that resolution. So I changed the resolution to 1280 x ...
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What is the easiest way to stop Narrator without administrative privileges?

Every once in a while, the Windows Narrator starts out of the blue on one of my Windows VMs running under VMware Fusion on a MacBook Retina. There seems no clear way to stop it as there is no visual ...
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Test for Read/Write Errors

Im going to install a 2nd hard drive in my optical bay via a caddy. OWC's version is called a Data Doubler, but I found another piece that is much cheaper. One buyer commented that he had read/write ...
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MacBook Pro early 2011 WiFi says it's on but it's not (new fresh install 10.8.5 (12f45)

WiFi log: Dec 17 00:30:01 cmb-macbook-pro newsyslog[461]: logfile turned over Tue Dec 17 01:18:33.235 <airportd[489]> _doAutoJoin: Already associated to "linksys_media". Bailing on auto-join. ...
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My mac's screen isn't showing. How do I get it to use an external monitor as primary?

I have a macbook (not pro) with OS X on it. The primary screen is not showing anything. I've connected a secondary monitor but what step should I take to make that primary?
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Installing OSX 10.7 on MacBook 4,1

I am not a Apple user, but I want to upgrade a MacBook 4,1 to Lion 10.7/10.7.5 but when I boot from the CD with the dmg file I bought from app store, I click on Reinstall Mac OS X but I get a message ...
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In permission, it always prompt me to enter password

everyone! I have a little problem in permission, When I'm saving a file or create folder(file).. the MAC OS prompt me to enter a user password.. How can I fix that - (reset the user permission to ...
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Can I use a mac mini as the boot drive with a 2006 macbook?

I need to update to the latest Mac OSX Mavericks for some iOS development work. However the Macbook is so old that the latest OS is not compatible with it. I can't afford to shell out the money for a ...
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Is there any way to lock the internal keyboard and trackpad without logging out on mac?

Was wondering if there is any quick way of locking the internal keyboard / trackpad on macbook without logging out?
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How to upgrade Mac OS X from 10.6.8 to 10.9?

I read the following informations from the apple discussion: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, breaks the tradition, and is available free (subject certain license restrictions) for anyone from 10.6.8 ...
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Underlying Concept Behind Keyboard Mappings

I am frustrated with key mapping issues. On my Linux box, if I type Home/End in Vim, then the cursor actually moves to the beginning/end of the line. On my Mac when I am on TextEdit, if I do Fn + ...
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Unable to delete or re-partition internal drive using Disk Utility

When using Disk Utility, after booting onto the recovery partition, I can't... Re-partition Delete partitions Repair partitions
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My iPhone, Macbook and Laptop won't connect to 192.168.1.*

Previously I could connect perfectly with my iphone to my web server on 192.168.1.* but since I got a MacBook, I now can't even connect my iphone to either of the computers. I can connect to the wifi ...
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Mac working extremely slow

I have MacBook Pro from 2011 year with 8 GB RAM. I changed hard drive to new one, with 7200 rpm and 16 MB cache, and fully reinstalled system from ESD disk (not from any backups). And the system ...
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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 ...