Questions about the Apple MacBook family of laptops.

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forgot my password for encrypted external disk on mac

I forgot my password for the encrypted external hard disk on a Mac which contains important files. How can I recover the password, or open the hard disk? I do not want to lose any of the files. I am ...
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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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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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“FATAL: lock file ”postmaster.pid“ already exists”

I just reinstalled postgres via brew install postgres I ran initdb /usr/local/var/postgres -E utf8 but got this: The files belonging to this database system will be owned by user "atal421". This ...
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Why there is +200$ for 256gb ssd instead of 128gb at apple? [closed]

I don't understand the 200$ surcharge for bigger storage by 128 gigs. For 220$ you could get 500gb samsung EVO, which might be quite slower than non-sata apple's ssd. But still it is more than 2 times ...
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Solid State in a MacBook Pro

I am in the market for a new MBP. I am leaning towards the 13 inch for its portability. I am considering the 128 Solid state drive; however have heard rumors that Mac uses a crappy brand which is ...
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Why won't my Macbook Pro save my passwords on Chrome?

Each time I log onto a site, Chrome asks to save my passwords. I click save. And it never saves the passwords. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some setting I need to change? Thanks,
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Issues with Formatting my Drive on Macbook Pro Retina 13"

I have been having issues with Formatting the drive I has not been able to unmount and it has gotten error -69877: couldn't open device. I went into info on disk utility and this is what I found can ...
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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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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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Internal SD Card Drive not Returning/Waking up after Sleep/Hibernate

Here is the setup: I have an internal SD card reader in my laptop. It contains a 32GB SD card that contains my research library. Information I use on a regular basis. The problem: When the ...
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Activate the 9400 graphics in a unibody macbook pro on bootcamp windows

The Macbook pro unibody has two graphic cores: the 9600 and the 9400. When running OS X you can choose which core you want to use. How do you disable the 9600 and use the 9400 instead on Windows ...
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Windows 7 32 Bit (on MacBook) Suddenly lost 1.5 G of RAM usable out of 4

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 32 Bit (under BootCamp). It is a 4G machine, and has happily been running for 2 years with 3.5 or so usable RAM. I started noticing the fan and hard drive ...
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Unpredictable MBP wake from sleep in Windows 7 Boot Camp

I have a Macbook Pro with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. I have serious problems with waking from sleep and not sure why. I have the default Balanced power plan selected. Many times when I close ...
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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 type Home/End/PageUp/PageDown on a MacBook Pro?

What combination of keys (fn, control, option, command, arrow keys) is the equivalent of the Home key on a MacBook Pro? What about End/PageUp/PageDown?
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Can't ping OpenVPN server using tunnelblick on MAC?

I have a dedicated vpn server at home running debian and openvpn. As far as I know, it works as it should on android, Linux and windows clients. I tested it on wind mobile, public transit, McDonald's, ...
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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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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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Display content off screen when running game (MacBook retina)

When running The Evil Within on my MacBook Pro with the GT750M, the content is offset when the game is in fullscreen mode like this: I've installed the latest NVidia-Drivers and it's all working ...
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Configuring French Macbook Pro (7.1) keyboard with Debian 6

I have a Macbook Pro 7.1 with a French keyboard. I'm trying to install a Debian 6 guest OS using VirtualBox on it and I can't configure the keyboard as it is in OS X. I tried dpkg-reconfigure ...
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How to make my seagate external hard drive write on a Mac, even if it is compatible with both windows and Mac?

I have a Seagate external hard drive. When I first installed it I made it compatible with both Windows and Mac even though I, myself, have a Macbook Pro. For some reason it works very well with ...
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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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Triple-boot: OSX, Linux, & Windows with full disk encryption

I have a Macbook Air (MacBookAir6'2) that I want to set up a triple-boot on: Required Operation Systems: OSX (10.11.3) Linux (Debian based: Elementary or Mint) Windows 8.1 Pro The 2 main ...
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How to get conclusive evidence about if a MacBook Pro video or logic board is malfunctioning?

I have an early 2008 MacBook Pro, but I'm starting to watch unfortunate symptoms like some random and unexplained flickering. Reading this link I'm almost sure that I need to go to an Apple ...
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Bonjour defeating wireless isolation?

I have two MacBook Pros and a Cisco RV110W wireless router. I have created a VLAN with all ports untagged and I linked this VLAN to a Wi-Fi with the option "Wireless Isolation with SSID" on. From ...
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Mac trackpad jumpy, until video on VLC opened

This is defying logic and I have no way to explain how this could be happening. Since about a couple of days now, my 2015 mac air trackpad has been jumpy (apparently widely complained about by ...
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Why is there an upper limit on MicroSD card adapter?

I'm currently searching for a MicroSD adapter for my MacBook. I saw several adapters satisfying my condition. But most of them had an upper limit on the storage size they support. (Example) This is ...
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Is it possible to have Wake-up-on-demand with a third party WiFi router?

Apple on their website describes a new feature in 10.6 - Mac OS X v10.6: About Wake on Demand. This functionality lets Time-Capsule or Air-port to wake a Mac from the sleep mode. So here comes my ...
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Is there a way to manipulate the Nvidia drivers on a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBookPro3,1 (not unibody, the model right before) with an Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT 256MB. On Windows/Linux machines one can usually manipulate the Nvidia driver to optimize performance, ...
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13" MacBook Pro with Win 7 and External VGA gets 640x480 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 + NVidia == 640x480 on external projectors I have a brand new 13" MacBook Pro - 2.26 GHz and the NVIDIA 9400M Video card. I installed Windows 7 (final) in ...
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How to use MacBook Pro with external monitor / keyboard / mouse while running on battery only?

I'm using my MacBook Pro like a desktop sometimes. But for some reason, when I unplug the Power Supply, it is impossible. The MacBook Pro immediately shuts off. When I turn it on by hitting any key on ...
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Windows 7 on 1st Gen Macbook Pro (Q4-2008), power management problems

I have the first generation macbook pro, purchased Q4 2008. I've been trying to run Windows 7 and can get it all installed great with the BootCamp 3.1 64 bit drivers however ... power management isn't ...
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MacBook can not boot OS X Yosemite as it hangs

I have unsolved problem with my macbook. Once when my mac was alive, I've set rights to all data on mac HD for user 'system' to read-only. Also I do it for the groups 'wheel' and 'stuff'. Only one ...
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MacBookPro available space not correct

Today i was going to clear space on my mac. I did but there is a problem. Disk utility says 40gb free space and available says 70gb. I have restarted my mac multiple times but still the same. A ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2013 Arch linux fbterm glitches

I'm currently setting up my arch linux uefi configuration on Macbook Air Mid 2013. Now i'm faced with graphical glitches when i'm running fbterm. It looks like this: I was trying to add ...
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What to do about old MacBook

I have a White MacBook version 10.5.8. I accidentally dropped it and about an inch of the most right side of the screen is blacked out. I can't see the clock and Trash Can because of this. I checked ...
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My MacBook is a Battery Denier

I have a four year old MacBook rev 1,1 (the original Intel Core Duo). Just recently it has begun denying the existence of its battery while still happily running unplugged. I get the X battery icon ...
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Why are the screws of the Macbook Pro blue on one side?

I just bought a new early '12 Macbook Pro 13" and was about to open it to swap that pesky HDD with a fresh SSD. After lifting the first screw I saw that the screws are blue on one side. I'm asking ...
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Maximize windows just like Windows on OS X [closed]

I am an owner of a Macbook Pro for a year already. But at work I work with a Windows laptop. And since I really like the functionality to maximize a windows with just pushing it to the top of the ...
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Dell monitor stuck in power save mode

I recently bought a Dell P2414H monitor for my office work. Since I am using a MacBook Air, I also bought a Belkin docking station to connect all my peripherals. While all of them appear to work ...
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Late 2011 Macbook with Windows 10 - adjustable brightness with main video card?

I recently installed Windows 10 on my late 2011 MBP. All is well, but screen brightness doesn't seem to work with the main video card driver (ATI 6600M) - changing the slider on the UI or with button ...
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How to use Windows to create a bootable Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) USB flash drive?

I have Windows 8.1 and my another device is MacBook Air (Mid 2011). My MacBook Air’s OS didn’t startup and I unintentionally erased my MacBook HD partition. Now, I only could access my restore ...
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Buying the right memory for 13" Macbook Pro Mid 2012

I want to upgrade my 13" Macbook Pro Mid 2012 to 8 gb RAM (is has 4 gb now). I want to buy Crucial RAM and I selected my Macbook model on their website. The website then shows me all compatible ...
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Hash key via Bootcamp on Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro and installed on this is Windows via Bootcamp. Now I do a lot of programming and I can't find the hash key! Am I missing an obvious shortcut or is there a way to change the ...
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Cant change resolution on MacBook Pro past 1920x1200

I am trying to set my new MacBook Pro 15" to it's 'retina' resolution of 2880x1800 but for some reason the highest I can set it to in the settings is 1920x1200. I have tried holding the alt/opt key ...
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How do I install El Capitan on a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro 2011. I have totally formatted it and installed Win7. Also I have made two partitions (Not bootcamp method) now there's no trace of Mac OS in this MacBook pro. Now I want to ...
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Is “DISKUTIL” available for Snow Leopard 10.6 MacBook Pro?

Is "DISKUTIL" available for Snow Leopard 10.6 MacBook Pro? Is there a way to reach the terminal of OS with a keyboard command when start is running?
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using cp rysnc usb drive on mac.. what am i missing?

I copied a directory to two usb drives. When I do info I see the following: Original Copy: 166,112,874,697 bytes (166.33 GB on disk) for 35,460 items Copy to USB Drive 166,108,302,193 bytes ...