Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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Mac: 3 monitor setup: My desktop set keep switching places between monitors

Situation: I have a MacBook pro MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) And have 2 External Monitors ASUS VS247 Display connected via thunderbolt. On each monitor, I have multiple Desktops/Spaces ...
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On my Macbook Pro, using Safari 9.1.1 pages open in the background with sound

While surfing or reading an article, other windows open in the background and the sound is annoying. I know I can use the "mute other tabs" button, but is there a way to stop these from opening at ...
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Macbook Pro loses Internet constantly for a couple seconds

My new Macbook Pro (13", i7, Early2015, OSX 10.11.4) is loosing its Internet connection every couple minutes. The WiFi itself stays logged in, but the internet connection is gone. After a short while ...
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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 Bootcamp partition. Yesterday, when I turned on my Macbook it made thestarting sound, showed the Apple logo and a progress bar. The progress bar ...
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Can I put Windows on a new Mac Book?

I am considering buying a laptop and I'm interested in a MacBook but I will be mostly using Windows environment (Win 7 or Win 8). If I buy an Apple laptop, can I install Win 8 on it? If so, how?
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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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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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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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How to remove viruses on macs?

I think that my macbook pro had a virus since all issues that it had disappeared after I restored it to factory settings. i would like to know how to remove viruses without resorting to this extreme ...
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How to automate pressing right command key on a macbook using python

I am doing some automation for my testing work on mac. While a lot of tools and libraries are available to simulate button pressing on keyboard(like pyautogui and osascript), I could not find a way to ...
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Replace MacBook Air 11-in SSD with the 13-in's SSD

Is it possible to replace the Macbook Air 11-in's SSD with the 13-in's SSD ? (since the SSD in the 13-in model is 2x faster, looks like they are the same size...) *Latest models - early 2015.
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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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Upgrade SSD on MacBook Pro

Wonder if 2TB Samsung SSD (850 Pro model) is compatible with my old MacBook Pro mid 2010 i7 15". I know that Samsung SSD's work great with MacBooks, but will 2TB work? Thanks.
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MacBook Pro connecting to 802.11g protocol instead of 802.11n

I have an early 2011 MBP 15" running El Capitan OS X. Late last week I upgraded my ISP internet from 20 mbps to 40 mbps. I connected my laptop to the router with an ethernet cable and it was testing ...
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Windows 10 Mac dual boot installation . Boot camp folder missing

I successfully installed windows 10 in my MacBook Pro 13 using BootCamp. According to instructions I should have a bootcamp folder in the bootable pendrive which i used to install windows 10. The ...
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can I put 1600MHz memory in a late 2011 macbook pro?

I want to update my memory from 4GB 1333MHz to 8GB 1600MHz, Ive read that it is possible but nothing concrete so I ask this again and hope someone with knowledge can answer. The thing is that the ...
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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: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YUF8ZG/ref=...
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Macbook Aluminium Late 2008 wont turn on

A couple of weeks ago I got out my old macbook aluminium and tried to turn it on, but nothing happened. 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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Suddenly can't open photos in Mac [on hold]

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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Can you disable the GPU on a Macbook Air?

Can the graphics processing unit (GPU) be disabled on a 2011 Macbook Air as a means of increasing battery life?
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Windows 7 64bit stuck on language select: USB3 not working?

I decided that I wanted to put Windows onto this MacBook. So I went and began to partition my harddrive in a way that I could tripple-boot easily. So then I created the boot drive using the Boot Camp ...
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Getting maximum resolution via mini display in Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro(2014) and right now I bought an Asus monitor(ASUS VN289H) but I think there is a problem with resolution. I was expected a large display with lots of space but right now I have a ...
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Upgrading an old Macbook

I just got an Intel Macbook from 2006. The original hard drive (running Tiger) still works fine, but is a bit on the small side. I'm trying to upgrade to a 320GB drive. The local iStores claim that ...
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MacBook Pro wants to connect to IPv6 addresses for some strange reason

A very weird behavior on a MBP. It seems that some websites are now advertising Ipv6 addresses (e.g., www.doodle.com, addons.mozilla.org, etc.). For some reason, even though I only have an Ipv4 ...
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Can I put my hard disk from Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems?

Can I put my hard disk (with OS) from a Macbook pro Early 2009 in a Macbook Pro from 2011 without problems? (And put the hard disk from this 2011 in the one from 2009 without any problems?) Like ...
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How can I find out the screen resolution and dpi on my mac book pro?

Can you please tell me how can I find out the screen resolution and dpi for the screen on my Macbook Pro? (I got it last year, 2009.)
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Why does my MacBook Pro trackpad sometimes set its tracking speed to slow, all by itself? Is it a VMWare issue?

Every now and then, the trackpad on my MacBook Pro will seem to set its own tracking speed to slow. I’ll notice that the cursor is moving slowly, and when I check in System Preferences, the tracking ...
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rpcsvchost using 99% CPU on MacBook Pro

Recently I noticed that my fun got really loud even when just doing simple tasks as searching with my browser on Google. The activity manager of my MacBook Pro (Late 2011, running OS X Yosemite ...
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install Macbook drivers with only windows OS in a Macbook

I managed to delete the OSX and installing Windows 10 , but i had a difficulties to install OSX drivers like sound , webcam , wifi ... Since i didn't use bootcamp , and i have windows 10 Alone . how ...
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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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How do I rotate 1 of 2 external displays to portrait, in OSX Yosemite?

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, and two Dell U2414 24" displays. Each display is connected directly to the MacBook by DisplayPort. When I try to rotate one of the displays to portrait, using the "...
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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 a Windows 7 desktop remote control a MacBook Pro to get greater screen resolution, like on a 2560 x 1440 monitor?

Presently, I use Teamviewer to remote into the MacBook, from Windows. But it just uses the same resolution as the little Mac's screen. Is there a way to get more resolution out of a MacBook Pro by ...
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Changing the primary monitor to be DVI on Mac

I have a Dell 2408WFP Monitor and a 15inch Macbook Pro (1440 x 900 max resolution). When I'm home, I would like to use only my Dell monitor (connected via DVI port), instead of having both Macbook ...
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How can I disable the guest account on OSX Lion?

I have 'disabled' the guest account on my macbook pro running Lion via System Preferences > Users & Groups. However the guest account still seems to appear as an option to login at start up and ...
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Building an eGPU from scratch for a MacBook Air

So I purchased a MacBook Air Early 2014 model last year, and have realised that my current setup is absolutely useless for playing graphically intensive games if I expect to get over 27fps on low. I ...
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MacBook: Boot from USB?

The hard drive in macbook (13 inch, white) failed a few days ago. I lost all my data, but will replace this with a new drive. The CD/DVD drive on this machine doesn't work as well due to some other ...
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macbook pro gpu isssue

I am also the victim of macbook pro discrete gpu issue. I bought this macbook pro from my colleague. After a usage of 9 months its behaving odd. I have found that this mac has the discrete gpu issue. ...
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What are the best settings for a Windows 8.1 VM in VMWare Fusion 7.1?

I have a MacBook Pro, medio 2012 with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. VMware Fusion 7.1 is installed on this MacBook to run a Windows 8.1 VM. This VM is my working machine. I do not work/...
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Is it possible to boot a PC from Macbook's Target Disk mode?

I want to use a single laptop in all my workplaces so that I don't need to sync OS and app configurations on different machines. I want a single OS (bootcamp) everywhere. Currently I use a Thunderbolt ...
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can't remove 'Everyone' from Macbook sharing users

OS X EL CAPITAN. Sys Prefs > Sharing > File Sharing > Shared Folders = Users > Everyone: is set to Read Only. But if I select 'Everyone' then the [-] delete box is greyed out (disabled). [-] is ...
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Why have multiple PNG files been transformed to glitches on the external hard drive?

Pictures have been made and edited using Adobe Photoshop and saved as PNG on a MacBook If the hard drive of the PC is almost full the edited pictures will be copied to an external hard drive in order ...
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Mac is overheating, getting slow and unresponsive without any reason

About a year ago I noticed my laptop is strongly overheating and CPU raises up to 100% percent without any reason. FYI, no special apps are running. Typical apps to raise such beahavour are: Chrome ...
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Connecting 2 Displays with a MacBook in serie does not work

I'm trying to connect the MacBook A1286 / A1278 (got 2) in this following configuration: I can do that with Windows and the monitors just fine. And it works perfectly, but when I try it with ...
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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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Mac OS Multiple Active Windows

I would like to be able to look at my notes on my laptop screen, while having the ability to change slides on the projector which is acting as my second "monitor". I have extended my desktop so that ...
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Will it damage my MacBook if I put it in the fridge to cool it down?

I've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that ...
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Why does my MagSafe power connector only work one way round?

It's not a major problem, just a little niggle, but just lately the MagSafe power connector on my white 13" MacBook only seems to charge one way up. Previously it didn't matter which way up it was. ...
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Microphone cable --> Macbook Air

How do I get my microphone cable to plug into my MacBook air? (What adapter is required?) I cannot plug it into my headphone slot b/c I'll have headphones plugged into it, but my firewire and USB ...
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Macbook - Exchange email

I have a HTML email template that has been created for me. I want to save it in a template in an exchange email account so it can be sent as and when its needed. Thanks