Questions tagged [macbook-pro]

The Apple branding for their professional laptop line. These include the currently sold Unibody models as well as the earlier Intel-based MacBook Pro models.

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Magic mouse 2 - disable horizontal scroll on windows 10

How to disable accidental horizontal scroll when using Apple Magic Mouse 2 on Windows 10 on MacBook Pro (2019)? Not to disable scrolling in an inactive windows. I tried using "magic utilities&...
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Will upgrading the SSD on a mid-2014 Macbook Pro improve performance?

I still love my mid-2014 MB Pro. It has the max ram and a 500GB SSD. Wondering if upgrading the SSD to whatever the latest SSD technology is would improve overall performance.
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How to change the language setting of adobe illustrator

So I changed my computer language setting a lot, from English to French to Mandarin Chinese. As a result, some of my app has weild combination of language. Anyway, I was planning to hcange the ...
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macOS Big Sur: bypasses login screen when woken from sleep, doesn't require password at all

Anyone know how I can stop this happening?! I have checked that no apps are preventing sleep in Activity Monitor. I have not changed the settings or anything. This is only since the upgrade to Big ...
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macOS No volumes available when choosing start up disk

My 2015 Macbook Pro won't load past the apple logo. I have data on it's SSD drive I need to keep (so I can't use a Time Machine back up - and my last back up to an external was over a month ago) and I ...
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Macbook pro 2015 mic not working with Linux Mint

I installed linux mint on my 2015 macbook pro laptop, and my microphone doesn't work for zoom meetings or anything. help is much appreaciated
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I forgot my mac os password on rEFIt

I have MacBook Pro 2013, it has windows and macOS through EFI. I forgot the password of the macOS. I've tried to open the terminal using cmd+s but it opens up a different screen called EFI shell. I ...
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Does CPU 2GHz Intel Core i7 in MacBookPro 8,2 (Early 2011) support SSE4.2 ? If not, is there a way to make it happen?

First of all i have to say that i'm a simple user without any furhter knowledge. I have no clue about CPU's, SSE and programming or what so ever. I'm (or was) just a happy user with my smoothly ...
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How to force macOS to properly detect screen size when using it with an external display?

I use a big external monitor with a MacBook Pro. Resolution configs and font sizes, etc. work great. The only issue I have is with arranging the displays when using an external display. I have the ...
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How do you transport/stash your m1 macbook?

I just bought an m1 Macbook pro. I've used macs a bunch, have a mac mini, but i've never owned a macbook. I kind of like it... with caveat of some annoyances. The biggest one yet being it takes 2 to 3 ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13 inch) rebooting randomly

I'm running macOS Bir Sur on a recently purchased refurbished MacBook Pro 2015, 16GB RAM, i7. It hadn't given me any problems of this sort until I installed Xcode and now it's extremely slow and began ...
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Does Parallels use proprietary drivers or virtualization technology?

This might not be the right place to ask and even a bit of a vague question but I'll try to be as clear as possible. I'm running a MacBook Pro (2016) and I've been using VirtualBox in order to run ...
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Headset input not recognized on MacBookPro9,2 with NixOS 20.09

I can't get audio input from my headphones (with built-in mic) on my MacBooPro9,2 (specs) on NixOS 20.09. Here are the things I tested / tried: the built-in laptop microphone works the headphone ...
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Can My Macbook Pro Be Damaged From Power Surge

so I have a MacBook pro 16inch i9 5500M 8GB and its pretty good for gaming, I usually get 200 fps in csgo on high settings and like 80-90 constant on GTA V. But since I live in Texas and we got hit ...
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Mac OS audio signal disconnection timeout

When my headphones are connected to 3.5mm audio output and I press "Stop" button on any audio player I can hear some hiss for few seconds only. As I understand audio signal from MacBook ...
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Reviving an old Mac: Installing older OS on Macbook Pro

I have been given an old Macbook Pro. It was dead when I received it so the only thing I know about it is that it is a unibody A1278 with a 2010 trademark on it. From the looks of it, I should be ...
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How can I install Kali Linux, (some other linux, any), Bootcamp, and MacOS on the same MacBookPro?

I would like to boot between four operating systems (That would all benefit from native hardware), with one optional for education, experimentation, and other activities. MacOS (active and in use) ...
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Model number of mid-2010 MacBook Pro 1680x1050 Matte Display

I have a dead 2010 MBP and I would like to repurpose the display. To purchase a controller board on ebay I need the model number of the LCD display (not the Apple part number of the unibody display + ...
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Wifi stops working, X starts lagging randomly / pending scan trigger

I have a problem with my Wifi on my MacBookPro 9,2 and NixOS 20.09: The Wifi stops working randomly (randomly means: It happens every few days, sometimes multiple times a day, after some time of ...
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MacBook Pro Cursor Lag

I am on a 2019 MacBook Pro running Big Sur, but this problem has carried over from previous updates. Basically, my cursor lags every two seconds or so for about a quarter second, at a consistent ...
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Can i use mini-DP to Dvi adapter on macbook pro mid 2012(thunderbolt 1) to connect to my monitor?

I have macbook pro mid 2012, which has thunderbolt 1, I want to connect it to my monitor (HP Pro Display P221). Then thunderbolt to dvi adapter is required, But i can't find any adapter to do this ...
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Multiple laptops using USB-C stopped working with multiple monitors

Background For about eight months we have used a ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen5, a ThinkPax X1 Yoga Gen3, and MacBook Pro 2019, connecting via USB-C to a Dell U3219Q monitor and a Dell U3818DW monitor. One ...
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How to get 60Hz on 1440p with MacBook Pro 13" 2015 retina?

I am planning to buy Dell U2520D monitor for Macbook Pro 13" retina (early 2015). The monitor is 2560 x 1440 @ 60Hz. It included 3 types of cables: DisplayPort cable (DP to DP). USB-C cable (C ...
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Slow connection to Internet only on my Macbook

Hi I'm experimenting something weird related with my connection to Internet. Scenario 1: In my house with my roomates. I live in small apartment with other 2 persons and we work together. When we have ...
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Chrome Issues - Language? Weird characters in preferences and sites

I'm using a Macbook with Chrome, when I go into the settings it appears as below: I've tried: Running Malware Bytes Running Avast Security Deleting Chrome and Reinstalling Has anybody come across ...
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How much power can a MacBook Pro output through the 3.5mm jack?

I have a MacBook Pro (13" model from early 2020 with four ports) and often I will plug my WH-1000XM4 over ear headset into the 3.5mm jack. A couple times I've had the volume accidentally go to ...
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My macbook fell and shut off. Is my laptop okay?

Scenario Yesterday I placed my laptop on the couch while I went into the other room to get something. I left it plugged in with the battery charged to 90%+. When I came out the laptop was on the floor ...
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Getting the macOS page line printed on the monitor as a light green shadow when using Split View

I use Split View a lot with my M1 MacBook Pro (A2338). I am starting to get (from time to time) a green mark of the page splitter marked on my monitor as a green line. It's super weird. I'd like to ...
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Lenovo Yoga laptop creates vibrations

I have a Lenovo Yoga laptop. It has two pronged power adapter. Whenever I connect the power adapter for charging the laptop, the body creates tingling vibrations like small electric shocks. I feel ...
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How to show all users on MacBook signin

I have a MacBook - company imaged to Catalina (light company stuff on it) but I shared with another user - and he enabled quick start for just him He left the company and I want to see my user profile ...
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Maintaining old laptop HDD as backup while replacing with newer SSD

tl;dr: Is it possible to replace an old hard drive while maintaining the existing bootable drive as an external backup? Here is the story: I have a 10+ year old Apple Macbook Pro that still works and ...
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Forgot the password on my older (encrypted) MacBookPro, looking for advanced/creative solution

My old MBP laptop (retina, early/late 2014) ended up with some damage to the screen and wouldn't turn on anymore. I replaced it with another one, figuring everything I had on it was a loss. Fast ...
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Mac OS X High Sierra Finder Drag and Drop animation previews slow

MacBook Pro 2012 (mid), High Sierra Version 10.14.6 (18G103) I'm in middle of a big photo-review-sorting operation. +50.000 images that I need to sort. In Finder I select 300 images, drag it over to ...
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Is it possible to disable Apple's bootcamp volume changer overlay on Windows 10

I currently use a mid 2015 MacBook Pro, but have fallen out of love with MacOS, so currently dual boot between Windows 10 and Pop!_OS. I do have a minor gripe though when using Windows 10, after ...
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how to disable external monitors connected to mac book pro without physically disconnecting them

I have 3 external monitors connect to mac book pro .. how ever some time I just want only one monitor, Instead of disconnecting the other two I was looking for a way to disable them , and reenable ...
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macOS Big Sur - high CPU usage before user login

Is there a way to log the system activities, such as errors or cpu usage data, before user login? I'm using macOS Big Sur 11.0.1 on MacBook Pro 16 inch - 2019, and I found the machine is hot and the ...
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MacBook Pro - Why does the keyboard/trackpad being plugged in cause reboot loop?

I came here because I wasn't sure if this is a question for StackOverflow. My friend's MacBook Pro was/is stuck in an infinite reboot loop. We would see the apple logo and the loading bar for a good ...
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Clone an old hard drive with multiple partitions to a new Mac

Here's my situation : my old Macbook from 2011 died on me, and the guy at the store said it was beyond repair. He could however extract the hard drive with all the data. I found an E-Sata-to-USB mount ...
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mac os gpt show command shows multiple Master Boot Record partitions in parts (MBR Part 12) on wiped internal hard drive

I ordered a used apple oem ssd hard drive off of the internet to replace my macs fried ssd. I intalled it and booted to internet recovery to do a clean wipe and a clean install. Upon inspection of the ...
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Connect multiple external monitors to older Macbook pro from 2011

I have a Macbook pro from 2011 running Mac os X El Capitan version 10.11.6 with the following technical specification: Processor: 2,2 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Graphic card: AMD ...
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-2002F Error on Macbook Internet Recovery

I have wiped the boot partition on my Macbook and I get the flashing folder with the ? I have rebooted holding down command + R where I get the spinning glove and the opportunity to select my Wifi ...
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How do I enable automatic graphics switching in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome doesn't switch my MacBook Pro's active GPU to the discrete graphics card to render WebGL. I want Chrome to do what graphics-heavy apps such as Final Cut Pro do—switching from integrated ...
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Switch Dual-monitor between MacBookPro and Windows with Hub

MavBookPro(OS X,Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) Windows (10) Monitor (Dell,Acer) I want to use two monitors with switching MacbookPro and Windows. Also use a wireless mouse and keyboard for both. I think I ...
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Triple external monitor on 13" Macbook Pro 2018

I posted this on Ask Different but it seems appropriate to ask here too. I've recently been given a 13" Macbook Pro 2018 by work so that I can work from home. Just to note I am completely new to ...
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My Macbook Pro is not launching, appears a white screen

I want to use my Macbook Pro but instead appears a white screen, after that appears a black screen with words. I don't know what to do or what I can put to use my Macbook. I was wondering if someone ...
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Slow mouse movement across links

I'm having a strange issue: when I move the mouse cursor across links in Firefox, it slows perceptibly. This has the effect that for a given distance travelled on the mousepad, less screen real estate ...
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How to check Mac's uptime since last reset?

I want to know How months my Mac is operating from the last reset time .
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Mid 2015 MacBook Pro screen has worked intermittently over the last few years, why and how to fix

Starting about two years ago my high end (then), mid-2015 MacBook Pro laptop screen would rarely start to go white while I was working and go super pale on me so I could not really see anything. ...
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Unable to select Macbook Pro in target disk mode when booting

I have one Macbook Pro 16 2019 which has a broken screen, and another that works perfectly. I am trying to access the one with the broken screen, but cannot do so because it refuses to connect to any ...
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CPU spikes up to more than 1000% of java when building in android studio. Mac shuts down while this happens

It's been 2 weeks now and I have been trying to find the root cause of this. Configuration: 16GB - 256GB - 15 inch Macbook Pro 2019, 2.4 GHz with 8-Core Intel Core i9 - macOS Catalina - Android Studio ...

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