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The MBA's RAM is soldered onto the mainboard, so you can't upgrade it. You can't even upgrade it from 2GB to 4GB in case you only got the 2GB model.


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The Dock is on the bottom screen if the arrangement makes them overlap vertically. Otherwise, it's on the screen with the menu bar, e.g. in the following two arrangements: AFAICT, the reason is that the Dock requires you to move the pointer to the screen edge if it's hiding, and that only works for the bottom-most screen.


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Simple Answer: No, and here is why: Macbook Air 11 inch (2010): http://support.apple.com/kb/SP617 Macbook Air 13 inch (2010): http://support.apple.com/kb/SP618 I wish apple was a little more up front about this, but these are the official specs of the new macbook air. Notice how the RAM says "onboard" with a 4GB maximum. This is not upgradable later. ...


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You have ControlPersist enabled. My educated guess is that the following happens: You have connection to example.com Logout, but because ControlPersist is enabled, session is kept open for future connections. Something goes wrong with your network connection, and thus, persistent connection breaks. When you run ssh somedude@example.com again, it tries to ...


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On OSX Mavericks 10.9.2 Try dragging the "Remote Disk" symbol wayyy off the finder window. It will disappear with a "poof" yay


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Download Xcode from http://developer.apple.com (you need a free developer account). It's a newer version anyway. If you have another computer, you can insert the DVD there and copy the installer files across the network, or to an USB disk you can connect to your Macbook Air.


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Goto Apple > About this Mac > More Info > "Select Software" If "64-bit Kernel and Extensions" says Yes you are running 64bit if No 32bit. If you want to change it see this artical http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3773 Regards


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I second @Connor W's suggestion of using Activity Monitor (or "top" from the terminal) to see what's using the most CPU. Unfortunately, that might not show what's using the most GPU, and the GPU has plenty of potential to burn power. Here are some additional battery-saving tips: Make sure you have a Flash blocker installed. I like ClickToFlash. It's ...


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Some youtube videos use flash. What I've observed is that when flash websites are running on my macbook, it uses more processing power (because flash is not as efficient as other methods) and gets significantly hotter. When you close them, it cools back down. There has been a lot of controversy with Apple not pre-installing flash on their computers and ...


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Go to "Control Panel". Click on the phrase "System and Security". Then "Boot Camp". Click on the "Trackpad" tab. In the "One Finger" area, enable the checkbox next to "Secondary Click". Click OK. This will let you simulate a right click by depressing the bottom-right corner of the trackpad.


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This question is similar to one previously posted where Kevin Y suggested BetterTouchTool. I found this to work better than MiddleClick. Unfortunately the effect of setting a trackpad event to "Middleclick" has drastically different effects depending on the OS and program. because "Middleclick" has no function in OSX if you want to use it natively, I ...


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Wheel (middle) click: not available by default. Try MiddleClick, it seems to work on Lion. Wheel scrolling: Two finger scrolling as shown in the video in System Preferences » Trackpad.


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You will need a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. Or, Mini DisplayPort to DVI, since Thunderbolt's display connection is essentially the same as Mini DisplayPort. The Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter lets you connect an advanced digital monitor […] to a Mac with a Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt port.


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Basically all of them. The default format is PNG, which can be opened in Paint (and probably other default apps) in Windows XP and later. You can change the format to GIF, JPEG, PDF, TIFF, and a few others, all of which are trivially opened on and relatively recent version of Windows (with the possible exception of TIFF, but not by much).


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My MacBook Air mid 2012 with OS X 10.8.3 does have the External Audio-IN capability. It is just bit hidden and not well explained by Big Apple. As you can read it suggest to use the iPhone headset (with microphone. Digging in to that one finds out that it is the audio plug (hardware) that is special. One could be stubborn in wanting to use your ...


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I found the answer in the Sublime text forums here: http://www.sublimetext.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4342&p=20036#p20036 This fix worked for me. I did some more digging on this and it turns out it has something to do with how OSX renders fonts for certain LCD monitors. I was experiencing this with my MacBook Air when attached to a Samsung ...


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It turns out, Windows 8.1 is not currently compatible with the latest Intel HD 5000 drivers! I probably should have mentioned that fact. I was able to fix the issue completely by installing the beta drivers for Windows 8.1, more information here: http://techau.com.au/intel-hd-5000-driver-issues-with-windows-8-1/. I then downloaded the drivers from here: ...


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Yes, it is read only and it is only for the purpose of restoring your system applications. Here is the Apple support document on it.


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Windows Setup will not permit you to install to media other than an IDE or SATA connected hard drive, regardless of what drivers you have. Therefore, it is not possible to install and boot a full Windows 7 environment from an SD card. If you must boot Windows from an SD card, consider using Windows PE, a stripped down version of Windows 7 designed to boot ...


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You're thinking of the older first generation Core i7 processors, which used 3 memory channels. The newer second generation ("2010") Core i7 only use 2 memory channels.


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You haven't specified price in this equation, which allows for a simplified answer that does not depend on any personal preferences: The new one is faster. Why? The i7 definitely beats the Core 2 Duo (even if the speed seems higher, the i7 delivers much more performance than a C2D) 1333 MHz RAM beats 1067 MHz RAM. You can look at some benchmarks that ...


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This Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter is available from Apple. You will also need an HDMI cable. Apple offers this one (as well as several others).


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I do not think that there is a way without any third party applications. InsomniaX 2.0 that will allow you to control the lid behavior. InsomniaX disables the sleep mode on a Apple Laptop allowing you to play music through speakers while it's closed. Also adds the option to enable hibernation mode. We are currently looking for a new icon set for ...


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Sure. The further in it is, the lower the resistance across the connection will be, and if the resistance is too high then there may be a problem with the circuitry on the other side picking up the signal. But 75% should be enough. Yes, provided no solder joints separated and no components were damaged. Thinner PCBs may bend under strain, and some are even ...


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Yes, pretty much any laptop with a mini-DisplayPort should be able to support 4K Ultra HD on the HDMI-only Seiki. I've even tried as old as late-2008 unibody aluminium MacBook 13" (the only aluminium model that was not part of the MacBook Pro line), and after a bit of wiggling, it worked perfectly fine at 3840x2160 @ 30Hz with Seiki, with the help of Accell ...


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Honestly? I think that the information you're getting is incorrect. Officially intel only sells this processor in one socket type - the FCBGA1023 or BGA1023, which is soldered on, and its a sandy bridge based model. All macbook airs have soldered on processors -including the 2011 models. Even the core 2 based ones had a custom, soldered on processor The ...


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The feature in Mac OSX that you are asking for is called 'Network Locations': http://support.apple.com/kb/PH13788 http://support.apple.com/kb/PH13766 http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5289 http://www.cultofmac.com/242667/add-network-locations-and-switch-among-them-in-the-apple-menu-os-x-tips/ http://macs.about.com/od/networking/qt/networklocation.htm


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You can set path via export PATH='/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin' to get the basics working. However if you must, you can boot to single user mode during a reboot. After which you can edit your bash_profile or bashrc to restore your full path or remove the problematic lines. See http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1492 for booting in single user mode.


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The detail in your photo is not that good, but it looks like a printed circuit board (PCB) with an edge connector. The copper contacts of an edge connector are typically called fingers, not "pins", and are often gold plated. The mating (female) connector will typically leave part of the fingers on the PCB exposed, so this is probably what you are ...



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