Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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how to change font on entire document? Excel 2008 MacBook

I am using Excel 2008 v. 12.3.6 on a MacBook. Have been sent an Excel file which comes up blank -- can change font from Arial (which I cannot see) to Cambria but only one cell at a time. How do I ...
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Forcing 40MHz wireless channel width on 2011 MacBook Pro

My router is a Netgear WNDR3700 Wireless N - 40MHz-wide channels with 300Mbps data rate. My MacBook will only connect using 20MHz-wide channels so I'm stuck at 130Mbps. How do I force my MacBook Pro ...
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Can not access the Internet on a MacBook Pro

I can’t access the Internet using Safari on my MacBook Pro. The file may be corrupted. Is there any other way to connect to the Internet in order to load a different browser?
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MacBook Air constanty drops wifi connection

My MacBook Air keeps dropping wifi connection on my home network. When I connect to my network, it remains connected for a few minutes, then it drops the connection. I have no idea what's the problem. ...
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Why is my MacBook apparently waking up during the night?

I have a bit of Java code that keeps track of the active window of my mac. It produces output like this: 2013-12-02_20:08:36Google Chrome:putting code in wordpress - Google Search ...
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Dual booting Kali linux on Macbook Air (Late 2010 model) booting into OS

There is a problem that occurs when I attempt to boot into the Kali linux OS on my macbook air, in which the screen turns into a jumble of disfigured ascii characters and random coloured pixels. I ...
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Turn trackpad on/off on MacBook running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp

I'm running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro and I use an external mouse. In OSx there is a function that disables the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in, unfortunately this is not the case ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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Swapping motherboards on the Macbook pro Mid 2010

Is it possible to replace a MacBook Pro (Mid-2010) motherboard with a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 Core i7) motherboard and CPU?
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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1-Stroke to Jump to Top of Page

I've been using a Chrome extension to jump to the top of a webpage, but it started causing problems. I've deleted it, but I really miss being able to hit ONE key to jump to the top. I know the usual ...
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MacBook Air, Mavericks: 2.9GB of RAM is used at startup

Running: MacBook Air Late 2010, 13 in, 4gb RAM. Only 8gb free on SSD Immediately after booting, I opened activity monitor and this is what I saw: About 2.9GB of RAM already used up, and a list of ...
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No notification when mail get into folders other than inbox(Thunderbird 31 Mac)

I am using thunderbird(31.1.0) mail client in my mac book air(10.9). The problem I am facing with it is I don't get any notification when I get mails in custom folders. I dont find any solutions.
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How do i change the date format to UK in Excel 2011

My Excel 2011 for Macbook will accept input of dates only in US format MM/DD/YY. I would like to enter dates in UK format DD/MM/YY.
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Connecting Thunderbolt Display to Non-Thunderbolt MacBook (mid 2010)

I have an old MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 / Pre Thunderbolt) and an extra ThunderBolt 27" which I wanted to connect to the laptop. According to Apple and a ton of posts online (dated around 2011) this is ...
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Ctrl Alt Delete on RDP with Macbook installed windows 7

I have Macbook with Windows 7 installed and connected to Windows 2012 server with Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection. How can I run Ctrl + Alt + Delete on Windows 2012 Server? Thanks in advance.
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using a PC with HFS+ to pull files off a damaged Macbook Pro hard drive

can anyone one tell me how to use HFS+ windows 8 (that I just bought yesterday, the full 3-in-1 bundle) to pull files off of my macbook pro, model # is A1278, bought new in 2011 with the higest ...
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Suddenly can't open photos in Mac

Yesterday I have renamed all my photos in Macbbok using adobe Bridge. But I noticed today that I can't open large numbers of jpeg files. A few are okay, and normally view-able. but others are showing ...
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Macbook: Mini-DVI to DVI + DVI to VGA works?

I have a Macbook 2,1 late 2007 and I'm wondering if it's possible to use a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter combined with a DVI to VGA adapter to use a VGA Monitor as a second display screen. Someone has ...
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Moving one hard disc from one MacBook to other one

I'd like to move my 512 gb sad from my old macbook to the new one. But I am not sure I'd face issues with it ? Backing up the entire one with time machine and restoring to the new one is quite ...
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Brightness keeps changing in Windows 8.1 (on Macbook Pro Retina)

Before anyone gets too excited, it's not the "Adaptive Brightness" feature of the OS. I've already turned that off. Also it seems to have nothing to do with ambient light. It actually seems to do ...
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How to configure dual boot NixOS with Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook?

I could not find any description of configuring dual boot of NixOS and Mac OS X on an (U)EFI MacBook. I am willing to experiment, but i would like to know at least that what i will try is supposed to ...
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Trouble with IRR formula in Excel 2008 on MacBook

I am getting an error message for a relatively simple calculation. I am trying to calculate the IRR over a 2.5 year period for a set of data in which -11,000,000 is the initial investment and zero ...
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Spilled water on Macbook Pro and dropped it — now won't boot

I spilled a fair amount of water (about a glass on the keyboard of my late 2008 macbook pro). After flipping the computer over, I let it dry after taking out the battery. As I was walking away, I saw ...
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Reset a MacBook to original settings without losing the files

I've effed up an installation of at least two software on my Mac. XAMPP and MAMP. I'm pretty sure those two shouldn't mix. Anyway, if all else fails, is there a way to restore my MacBook to factory ...
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A hacker installed vnc & remote management programs on my Macbook

A nasty guy I dated last year secretly installed a series of programs onto my MacBook Pro and I need help with allocating and removing them please. I haven't switched it on for 11 months so it's still ...
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MS word for mac unable to select form field

I have a Word document that has form fields which I can't select or tick any of the check boxes. When trying to select it says "This command is not available because the document is locked for edit". ...
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Which runs cooler: high-spec or low-spec MacBook Pro 15" Retina? [closed]

I live in a hotter climate and am very sensitive to heat in a laptop, and want to get one that causes no problems for me with respect to sweaty hands and fingertips while typing and tracking. I have ...
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The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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How do I know if my MacBook Pro supports SATA III?

I have a MacBook Pro that I bought around 2011. How do I know what level of SATA the internal hard drive interface supports? This is the About This Mac: And this is what the SATA section of the ...
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MacBook Pro HD shows gray progress bar, bar completes and Mac turns off

I've MacBook Pro HD (Late 2011) with Maverick and a Bookcamp partition. Yesterday, when i turn on my Macbook ON, after starting sound, it sows me Apple logo and a Progress Bar. Progress Bar completes ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina Display

I purchased my MBP in December 2012, and now that I have to use it for work, I'm seeing ghost imaging when I swipe between screens. I completely feel like this shouldn't happen because it's basically ...
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How to use Google Glass as a headset with MacBook?

I connected my Google Glass to my MacBook via Bluetooth, and Sound Preferences shows that I can select my Glass for audio output, but doing so does nothing. Google Glass makes no sound even though ...
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Consistently and reliably use Screen Sharing with Back to My Mac

I'm trying to connect to my MacBook Pro at home, and it works only 50% of the time. I want to use Screen Sharing as you can copy-paste, cmd-tab, scroll properly and other things I haven't seen in ...
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Migrated Bootcamp Partition using WinClone, Damaged MBR

Dual-OS Scenario: Partition 0 runs OS X Mavericks - 250 GBs Prtition 1 runs Windows 8.1 - 250 GBs, installed using bootcamp I recently bought a new mac and wanted to migrate everything, so I used ...
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Am I using Fusion Drive?

I just installed a Fusion Drive on my late 2011 Macbook Pro 17". But I'm not sure now if i'm using Fusion Drive now... Here are some screenshots: Can anyone tell me if I'm using Fusion Drive or ...
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Run Apple Hardware Test on Mac without SuperDrive

I suspect the hard disk in my Mid-2009 Macbook Pro is about to die. I am having unusual problems saving from Dreamweaver CS6 and Xcode 5 where it will simply not let me save, and then refuse to Quit ...
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Macbook Pro second monitor resolution hack?

I've just bought an mini-display to VGA today and attached my monitor to my Macbook Pro to use as an extended screen. Unfortunately the highest resolution available for my second monitor is not high ...
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Why does my MacBook play the startup sound through the speakers rather than through the connected earbuds?

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook using Bootcamp. Before doing this, the startup sound that gets played whenever you turn on the MacBook would play through my earbuds if they were ...
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Why can't I create a soft link in Oracle VirtualBox from my Macbook Pro?

I have setup a VirtualBox (version 4.3.12) running on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.9). This VirtualBox is running CentOS 6.5. I can successfully SSH from the Macbook to the CentOS VM by doing ssh ...
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Mac stuck on gray screen

I have a retina Macbook Pro with Mavericks. After the latest update, it is stuck on a gray screen during boot. After checking, it seems stuck when loading boot.efi. From the terminal, I see that ...
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macbook pro - red screen 2 weeks after coke on keyboard

Two weeks ago I dropped a cup of coke on keyboard of my Macbook Pro 2009 17". Instantly the machine self turned off and I turned it upside down. 20 minutes after I dismounted the machine and had no ...
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MacBook: Auto disabling builtin keyboard when an external keyboard is present

How to automatically disable builtin keyboard when an external keyboard is present? Thanks!
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Installing debian on a macbook pro

I have a broken Macbook (it couldn't get past the loading screen when you turned it on). I tried to get the Macbook to load so I could install rEFIt as apparently I should. However, because the system ...
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How do I underclock my Macbook AIR?

When my MacBook gets below 1% battery life I believe the CPU slows down. The battery indicator states I have 10 minutes left but those are the longest 10 minutes in the laptop cycle. Is there a way to ...
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How to install ubuntu on a macbook pro using a pendrive?

I did an upgrade of 11.04 into 13.04 and it has failed miserably. Now I want a fresh install, hopefully saving my /home directory. I use centos on my other machine and do not have access to a macos ...
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MacBook Pro slowing down and freezing

At the beginning I must admit that this is my first MacBook. I have a problem with my MacBook Pro Mid 2012(i5, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD). Bought it used but it is not smooth as it should. I installed a ...
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How can I block Facebook (or any site) permanently, and/or almost-permanently? [duplicate]

this is a relevant programming question because it involves tweaking low-level things on my laptop. I want to break some addictions, which requires blocking some sites permanently (like Buzzfeed, ...
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Can't log into account on Macbook Pro

I installed MacPorts on my Macbook pro with lion, restarted, and now I cannot log into my account. After the restart it hung at the loading screen (the apple with the loading icon) for a while. I ...