Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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Macbook booting itself in to OS X Utilities

Macbook (OS Mavericks) would not boot up last night, screen would go white, I'd see the apple logo and a loading bar which didnt move, then it would shut itself down after a few minutes. I tried using ...
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Interrupting the “Spinning Wheel of Death”?

I am running Snow Leopard. It is up to date. Every few days, I get the "Spinning Wheel of Death." I can't do anything except hold down the power button to shut off my MacBook Pro. I've even tried a ...
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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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Are these temperature sensor values in the screenshot in line with MacBook Pro i7 parameters [on hold]

Are these temperature sensor values in the screenshot in line with MacBook Pro i7 parameters
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MacBook retina screen compatability between 2012 & 2013 models

Are the screens compatable on 2012 and 13 models of the 15" Retina MacBook? If I had a working laptop with broken screen 2013 and a broken laptop with working screen 2012 could I use the screen on ...
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Can a MacBook Air's Delete key be remapped to “power on”?

For my new MacBook Air, the power-on button requires many tries. Can the Delete key be remapped to be the power-on button?
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MacBook Pro Keyboard - How to Swap / Remap Keys?

I know this may be asked before in a different manner, but I still haven't really seen a solid answer. I'm hoping that providing these 2 specific needs will make it more clear. I specifically want 2 ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air Mid-2012, I have OSX Yosemite Beta and Windows 8.1 (via BootCamp) installed. I have rEFInd installed too. I would like to install Windows 10 Tech Preview on my MacBook along side ...
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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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Macbook pro flashing folder with '?' inside after every wake up

I'm not sure what's wrong. But recently my macbook pro (late 2011) crashes when I close the lid and then open it say 5 mins or more later (wake). If I do manage to get into desktop, program icons ...
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How do I check the screen size of a macbook pro retina?

My aunt plans to purchase a cover for her Macbook Pro and she is not sure about the screen size. I think that it is 15 inch but I am not sure and would like to verify. Does About My Mac show the ...
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Are there keyboard shortcuts to scroll to the top and bottom of a document?

I'm using a Macbook and want to scroll to the top and bottom of documents using the keyboard. Is there a keyboard shortcut that does this?
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how many languages are printed on the Mac Pro keyboard?

I am trying to buy this MacBook Pro laptop http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-pro?product=MGXC2LL/A&step=config# I have a problem with the keyboard and I would like to ask you about it. I ...
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XNPV Excel function on Mac : not working?

trying to use XNPV (Excel) function on a Mac ; for some reason this does not work yielding only ERROR message (exact same exercise on PC no problem) ; error shows that through the (correctly ...
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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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OSX - How to prevent / remove FDESetup defer that has been set

Yesterday I was at a customers and used their WiFi to get an internet connection during a meeting to demonstrate the solution developed so far. This morning when I try to logo onto my Mac Book Pro I ...
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Why does my Macbook lock up while my external hard drive spins up?

Why does my MacBook lock up while my external USB hard drive spins up? It comes right back after a click or two post spin-up. It's pretty annoying since finder often sniffs the drives but the USB ...
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Trouble with external monitor under Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Boot Camp

I'm running Windows 7 32-bit on a mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 under Boot Camp. I've had trouble getting it to work with my second display and searching Google for an appropriate answer has ...
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have over 8GB free disk and “disk full” message appears

my macbook pro System Version: 10.9.5 Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Hard Disk: 250 GB Memory: 8 GB Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: ...
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How come I can't ping a computer on the same network?

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina), and using my old MacBook Pro, I can ping my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully. And I can also ping my MacBook Pro from my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully (all in the ...
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How come I can ping only certain computers and not others?

I use a Macbook Pro Retina, and using my old Macbook Pro, I can ping my retina successfully, and I can also ping my Macbook Pro from my retina successfully (all in the same network). However, I can't ...
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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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Is it safe to remove extra interface languages?

MacReviver is suggesting I remove most interface languages to clean up 198 MB in my MacBook Air to speed it up. Should I do it? Will it affect any other program adversely?
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Does macbook pro with ubuntu on it supports ethernet or not?

I saw this an it was not clear: Ethernet: It works with a USB ethernet adapter. A thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter works only if it is plugged in before boot. But it stops working after ...
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How can I set download limit for my macbook?

How can I set download limit for my macbook? my internet speed is 1mb/s how can I use only 500kb/s I use OS X Yosemite
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Macbook restarts when closing lid

Recently I built an SSD (128GB Samsung 470) into a late 2007 Macbook, and swapped the old HDD with the Superdrive, I used Carbon Copy Cloner to transfer the system, Desktop, Applications, Library and ...
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MacBook 2008 blank install OS

So I just got this MacBook 2008 and the hard disk is completely empty. I checked on my Windows computer there is not even a volume on it. How do I go about installing an OS on it? Any OS. I am not ...
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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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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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Mac OS X hard drive not mounted from BootCamp

I recently use MacBook White (Mid-2010) that has Windows 7 installed thru BootCamp. From that Windows, I can access Mac OS X hard drive with read-only attributes. Then I decided to upgrade to a ...
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How to Create a VirtualBox like Oracle developer day VM using CentOs?

Oracle has provided us a way to use Oracle Database on Mac with its Developer day VM's. But its of huge size and I couldn't resume the download. So I want to build a VM with Oracle Database installed. ...
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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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Scrolling up and down in tmux session on OSX iTerm 2 and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro without dedicated PgUp and PgDown keys. What would be proper way to configure iTerm 2 and tmux so that I can scroll back tmux buffer with Fn+Up and Fn+Down (I think these usually ...
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Macbook to Apple TV: Airplay possible?

Have a 2nd generation Apple TV hooked up. Am able to AirPlay with my iPhone, but not with the Macbook. Not sure if this is even possible, but Googling around seems to return some chitchat about it, ...
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How to take photo from the webcamera every time I open my MacBook?

I want to autotake a photo from the camera on my MacBook Air and put the photo in a folder. Is it possible?
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2014 Macbook Air performance with Windows 8.1 [closed]

I read in a meta post that this would be the best place to ask a computer / hardware question, so I sure hope I'm not making a mistake posting this. I'm looking for a nice, portable laptop for ...
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iMac target display mode - non-standard apple keyboard

So enabling TDM with an apple keyboard works by pressing cmd + f2. But it won't work on my logitech. It is very annoying to have to plug in my apple keyboard just to get this to work. Can anyone ...
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Why is iconservicesagent haemorrhaging the RAM on my MacBook Pro

Superusers, I have a MacBook Pro i7 (late 2010) running Yosemite OS. I recently upgraded the machine with a new crucial SSD and 8GB of RAM. Though the machine is working light years better, the ...
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Transferring photos from Mac to iPhone5

I've got a MacBook Pro on 10.7.5 and I'd like to transfer photos from my computer to my iPhone5. What's The easiest way to do so?
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Yosemite Dark Menu Reset

The dark menu in Yosemite reset itself back to light coloring every couple days after waking up. This only happens to a Macbook Pro 13" running 10.10.1, but on my work Pro 15" running 10.10.1 it ...
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MacBook Pro 15 late 2013 yosemite 10.10

I'm trying to enable some drivers in my mac and I'm typing this on terminal: sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" and press "Enter", but nothing happens..., no password requested...what can I do? ...
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How can I program the function keys on my MacBook?

I'd like to assign basic tasks to the function keys (or other keys if it's easier) on my MacBook. For example I'd like the following to happen when F1 (or whatever key) is pressed: Launch Safari ...
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Is it possible to force 2560x1440 over HDMI on mid 2010 Macbook Pro?

I am trying to use my mid 2010 macbook pro over one of the two available HDMI ports on the monitor (displayport taken by primary pc). Whenever I connect with the equipment below I can only select ...
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Why Ubuntu VM on Parallels has a blurry look on Macbook Pro Retina?

I've installed Ubuntu in a Macbook Pro Retina. It looks terrible, though, even after adjusting the resolution to 2880x1800: Why this is happening? I have already enabled Retina resolution on ...
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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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Can't reach only certain websites from my Wifi (with macbook and iphone)

I can't access certain websites neither from my macbook nor from my iphone when connected to my Wifi. The same website can be opened from another windows computer connected to the same Wifi. This is ...
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Getting Tilde ~ where I want it

I'm from Sweden, but since 10 years back I have always bought computers with English-US layout, as I prefer that and is more suitable for programming. The Swedish layout doesn't work for my ...
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Yosemite wireless internet sharing < channel 11 unusable

i am trying to create internet sharing through wireless on my MBP Early 2011 @ Yosemite 10.10.2 following this http://support.apple.com/kb/PH18704?viewlocale=en_US Now when I open "Wi-fi" options ...
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Heating and Battery problem 15" Macbook Pro i5 hr antiglare screen

Well my battery is only lasting for 4.5 hours or 4 hours if I have Xcode open, and sometimes if I'm using youtube (which will make safari to use 15% of the processor) the heat can go up to 145 F or 62 ...