Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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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 ...
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why junk characters coming in rest response?

I am trying to access my rest service through Advanced Rest Client APp in Chrome. for get request I am getting following junk character in response. I am setting content-type:application/xml and ...
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A lot of random NAT tables appear

My brothers Mac seems to be infected. It keeps on sending UDP and SYN floods to our router, and it multiplies my ping 10 times.When I look in the NAT Mapping table there are a lot of random address ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Battery won't charge after it drained out 100% plus can't boot

My macbook was working fine until my magsafe charger's pin got broken. I unplugged magsafe charger as it was not charging and had faint green light. I continued to use Macbook until all of the battery ...
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How To Calibrate MacBook Pro with Epson 4880 Stylus Pro

I would like to know how to calibrate my MacBookPro with my Epson 4880 Stylus Pro. In other words how to make the colours I see on my computer screen print out with the same colours on my Epson. I ...
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How do I get my MacBook Pro to connect with external hard drive?

I have a 1TB hard drive almost full of my data. I was previously using it with Windows 7 operating system. Now I have switched my operating system to Mac. My MacBook Pro does not recognize my ...
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How do you bind a letter key in Mac OS X?

A friend has water damage on her keyboard and now t is not working. The laptop is a MacBook Pro, OS X 10.9. Is there any way for us to re-bind a key for t and T? Ideally we would be able to use Ctrl+E ...
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Connecting two Macbook pros with thunderbolt cable

I am trying to find a way to connect a macbook pro to another macbook pro as a second screen with a thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable (or differently). I am not able to find online if that's doable ...
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What is the optimal distribution of RAM across available slots given a specific amount?

Given two memory slots, what is the optimal configuration given my 2x1GB, plus either 1x4GB or 2x2GB? (I just bought a used laptop with two slots, currently 2x1GB, max 8GB) Possible upgrade ...
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Can I lock my mac volume to always be on or loud?

I want to lock my volume on my macbook pro so that i can't turn it down or mute it. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Which parts of a laptop can be damaged by drop impact?

I have Macbook pro late 2013 with SSD. 1-2 times I dropped it inside bag (with protection) from about 30-40 CM while it's off. I know that when laptop with HDD, there is chance that HDD can be ...
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Retina Macbook Pro 13 & Linux VMs?

im in search of the perfect ultrabook for me. Tried an HP Spectre for about a month and found out i wasn't quite happy with it. The high res display (2560x1440) is really nice but causes problems in ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on a MacBook?

I need to enable hardware virtualization on my MacBook Air 2013. I want to run the Windows Phone 8 emulator, which requires hardware virtualization. I am running Windows 8 in boot camp. On my old PC, ...
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Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. However, ...
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Determine if Mac laptop is using battery power or wall charger

In the top right of the menu bar it says "not charging" -- but I also have a suspicion that it is not using battery power either. Is there any way to tell if a Mac is using battery power besides the ...
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Reconfigure Macbook to use USB wifi card instead of PCI-e card

Is it possible to change a setting or configuration file to associate a USB wi-fi adapter with the built-in wifi tools (like the icon in the top bar) instead of the mPCI-e card? Right now I am using ...
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How can I tell if my Mac has Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)

I know the make and model of my MacBook Pro. I want to know if there is any direct way to know if Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) is supported on that model or not. Model identifier - MacBookPro9,1 Model ...
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Install Mac OS on Macbook Air running only Windows 7

My girlfriends Late 2010 Macbook Air, only has Windows 7 installed on it. I am now taking it over and want to get rid of Windows and only have Mac OS. Problem is all the stuff I can find online, ...
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Sony Bravia TV Color Saturation Broken After Macbook Air HDMI

Recently I bought a HDMI cable to connect my Macbook Air Retina to my Sony Bravia TV, which supports 1080p. The display transferred, but the color saturation is off. The saturation is more red and ...
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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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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 ...