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Questions tagged [macbook-pro-retina]

The MacBook Pro Retina is a new line of laptops from Apple Inc that combines features of the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and the iPad's Retina Display.

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Why does my address bar keep getting selected on MacBook Pro 2018

I recently got a 2018 MacBook Pro. Everything is great but I find that when I start typing in my browser (primarily Chrome) the cursor will regularly jump to the address bar. At first I thought ...
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Simulate non-retina on a retina display by making pixels appear bigger with a 3rd party app?

Is there a way to make pixels appear bigger on macOS so that the retina display you use simulates a non-retain display?
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Why do my screen colours change when I plug in the charger?

https://youtu.be/mN9NZU9uJHQ Most noticeable is the red colour, on the import statements. When my charger plugs in it gets a little brighter, as if it's suddenly a bolded font. It's different to ...
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New battery installation in the Macbook Pro

I get a new battery from a repair shop yesterday for the MacBook Pro and the configuration is provided below, I read that the battery life for the new installation should be about 7+ hours while I ...
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Where can I find my MacBook Pro's part number?

I'm a Linux user and have previously never used any Apple products. Because I have to compile an iOS app, I bought a second hand MacBook Pro. I want to determine which MacBook Pro it is. I found this ...
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Macbook Pro 15" early 2013 won't turn on anymore

My Macbook Pro 15", retina display, early 2013 suddenly doesn't turn on anymore. I can hear the boot up sound, but the display doesn't turn on and the Apple Logo doesn't show up. I thought that the ...
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Latest Visual Studio Community 2017 Installer on Windows 10 - Bluescreen

So I was installing Visual Studio 2017 Community today, and I started the installation and got away. When I got back, I was presented with a Recovery Screen, telling me that Windows might not be ...
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Macbook pro on external FHD Monitor

I'm using a full hd external monitor with my 2014 macbook pro. With the built-in screen I can choose the "more space" option, I haven't the same on the external screen. There is something similar I ...
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Russian keyboard layout on MBP retina w/ Linux Mint Cinnamon missing

I just switched to 18.3 from 18.2 Mint and realize that I can't seem to find a Russian keyboard layout that works on my Macbook Pro retina (11,1 I believe) anymore. In 18.2 I had one, but do not ...
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Run 1920X1200 HiDPI on a 13" MBP Retina - High Sierra?

I would like to run 1920X1200 HiDPI on a my 13" MBP Retina. Before upgrading to High Sierra I was able to do that either by manually adding the 3840x2400 resolution by following the tutorial in the ...
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How to use iMac 2009 21.5" as external display for MacBook Pro 2016

Does anyone know how to use the monitor of an iMac 2009 21.5" with a MacBook Pro 2016? I'm using an HDMI cable between my iMac 21.5 2009 and Macbook Pro 2016 (new one): Macbook Pro → Mini ...
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What motherboard does a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) have? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013). I'd like to know what type of motherboard I have so I can figure out if it's using UEFI or BIOS. I've tried cmd+fing through the specs for EFI, BIOS,...
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Macbook pro won't turn on after battery died

My macbook pro retina was working perfectly fine up until last night. I put it in sleep mode at around 11% battery left thinking I'll charge it tomorrow. Approx 12 hours later it won't turn on at ...
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Activate fans from GRUB

Is it possible to activate fans at full speed from GRUB2 boot loader ? I'm running on Macbook Pro retina 2015 and if I forget to boot and let my grub screen hanging, my computer starts getting ...
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Windows 10 randomly hibernates while being used

Since Jan 3, 2017, I have been encountering a very strange and frustrating problem with my Windows 10 Laptop (2013 Macbook Pro Retina). My laptop will hibernate seemingly at random without any prior ...
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Why does placing a magnet/phone on the left speaker of a Macbook Pro Retina 15" cause the screen to sleep? [duplicate]

I've repeatedly encountered an issue where putting my phone, or headphones, or a magnet (the magnetic power adapter thing) near the speaker port on the left side of a rMBP (or on top of the speaker ...
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Arch Linux not recognizing Kobo e-reader

I'm trying to get my Arch Linux installation to recognize a Kobo Aura H2O e-reader. I've connected it via USB, which starts charging the reader. Usually within a second or two, the reader itself asks ...
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How can I install ElementaryOS on a 2012 Retina MacBook Pro?

I'm interested in abandoning OS X in favour of ElementaryOS, a Linux distribution. Before I do that, I want to know about any "gotchas" which would make installing Linux on a Retina MacBook Pro ...
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Running 4K @60Hz with a late-2014 MacBook Pro 13"?

Is there any chance to have 4K @60Hz with an external display with a late-2014 MacBook Pro 13"? I know, Apple's official web site states that it's only supported by a newer generation: mid-215 ...
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Weird character appears after typing “`” followed by “i” on macOS Sierra

When i type "`" followed by "i" i get this character: "ì". The workaround which i'm using now is to type the "i" frist and then move my cursor in-front of "i" and then type "`". But this is a bit ...
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macOS Sierra + MacBook Pro 15'' + 3 external monitors = freeze

This setup worked fine with El Capitan (2 Thunderbolts->HDMI + 1 HDMI = 3 Monitors). Once updated to macOS Sierra - as soon as I plug in 3rd monitor (no matter what order) - it freezes entire system. ...
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Macbook not giving 5.1 Surround sound even after Audio-Midi configuration

I have recently bought LG BH9540TW which is surround sound system and comes with a BluRay player. I connected my Macbook Pro to the blu-ray player via HDMI cable. I have followed the following steps: ...
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Hebrew text appear as squares with question mark on whatsapp for web/chrome/macbook pro

I'm using WhatsApp on the web with my Chrome browser (I have a MacBook Pro). While the Hebrew text appears OK on the left and the input panels, the Hebrew characters on the main "chat panel" appear as ...
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Speed loss when copying from Mac Book Pro to WD My Cloud over 802.11ac

I am having difficulty diagnosing why my speeds are so much slower using 802.11ac than gigabit Ethernet. When using rsync, my measured speeds over wifi are ~12 MB/s. Using rsync over gigabit ...
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dual boot total mess, what ways to continue?

I have a macbook pro and I wanted to switch to linux (mint, mate). I have rEFInd installed and working, but everything is a total mess now. So here are some questions. In the rEFInd boot menu I have ...
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Is wireless headphone with impedance 55Ω convenient for Macbook Pro 2015?

I want to buy Wireless headphone for Macbook Pro 2015 : Resistance:55Ω Frequency Response Range:5-40000Hz Sensitivity:105±3dB Is the resistance value good for Macbook pro ? or Macbook pro's ...
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Macbook Pro kernel panic - without something plugged in?

Last year I had the screen replaced on my late '13 MBPr and it has worked fine until recently. At this point I need to have something plugged in for it not to crash - either an external monitor or my ...
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Why both my speaker only work when plugged directly into laptop?

I have some Logitech LS21 Speakers, when I plug them directly into my laptop (either a Lenovo or a mbp) both the speakers work; however, if I plug them into the subwoofer and then then I plug the ...
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How to Change Font Size System Wide on OS X 10.11 El Capitan (MacBook Retina)

On the MacBook Retina with OS X 10.11 El Capitan: How can you change the font size system wide with built-in functionality?
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Kernel panic reports. Fans max speed. Frozen mac.

My computer keeps shutting down unexpectedly, and also freezes sometime, followed by either unresponsive sleep mode, or shut down. Also fans run at max speed usually before it clashes. I keep getting ...
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Text blurry external monitor

I recently bought a Samsung monitor (S24E500C) and I connected it to my Macbook pro Retina (15-inch, Early 2013 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and version 10.11.3) using HDMI-HDMI cable, but the text ...
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Formula code in Word 2016 [mac]

I'm currently making an invoice template in word, but I'm fighting with the formula code which is used. Currently this is my table: But, the number of rows wil depend on the days which I've ...
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Take picture on Macbook login (successful or failed)

I'm looking for a way to have a picture taken with the Macbook camera every time there's a login attempt (either successful or failed) and save it to a folder on my computer. From there I know how to ...
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Macbook headphones disabled after inactivity in Windows 10

Setup: Macbook Pro retina 2015 (force touch) Windows 10 installed through Boot Camp 6 Cirrus Logic CS4208 (AB123) sound card, driver correctly installed When I plug in my headphones, they are ...
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Macbook Pro Battery Life: Battery vs. Power Adapter

What is better for my Macbook's Pro 13' 2015 battery life: 1) Loading it to 100% and then using it to ~20%, loading it again OR 2) Using it plugged in to the power adapter all the time?
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How do I stop all my open windows from moving to one monitor every time I lock my screen?

It's getting pretty annoying, I lock my screen then when I come back and unlock all my windows have been moved to a single monitor instead of staying where they were. I don't recall Windows ever ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't wake up 4K external display connected via the displayport

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid 2015 running Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and I have a Samsung U32D970Q 4K external display that I would like to use in a closed clamshell mode through displayport ...
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How can I set unscaled HiDPI mode on VirtualBox command line?

VirtualBox 5 has support for "unscaled HiDPI output" via the machine|settings|display dialog. However, I can't find a matching modifyvm option in the manual. How do I set this from the command line? ...
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Can't get windows 10 to switch back to Mac OS X

I recently installed a full licensed windows 10 home edition through boot camp. I have a MacBook Pro 2105. I cannot get back to Mac OS X. I've tried multiple times restarting/powering off computer ...
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Is the Intel HD 4000 GPU good enough for everyday use? [closed]

I am about to get a Mac, and right now I'm weighing two options that I can get. I can get a new MacBook Air 2015 at the lowest specs: 4 GB RAM 2 core 1.6 GHz (turbo to 2.7) i5 CPU 128 GB PCI-e SSD ...
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Can I use nearest-neighbor scaling with Intel Iris and Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro?

If I were to dual-boot Windows 10 on a 15" Retina MacBook Pro, would I be able to change the screen resolution and use nearest-neighbor scaling? The 15" rMBP has a 2880x1800 screen and I'd like for ...
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Disk Utility reading disk incorrectly; viewing ext4 as JHFS+ and seeing Recovery HD

So, I have some strange issues in Disk Utility and diskutil. It's not a problem (hopefully), but I just want to make sure that I'm not on the path to disk corruption or failure. This is how my disk ...
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How to set default size of page in firefox developer edition

I use Firefox Developer Edition on my Macbook pro retina. However, Firefox doesn't support finger pinch in and out page enlargement like safari and chrome. I have to do that from top bar. How can I ...
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Windows 8 Script / Method to Change scaling when plugging in monitor

I have a 2015 macbook pro with a retina screen running Windows 8.1. With no scaling, the UI on the retina screen is tiny. The solution is to increase the scaling using the settings found in: Control ...
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Windows 10 resolution in Parallels on retina Macbook

I've seen several posts about Windows 10 (and 8/8.1) scaling up on retina Macbooks, but none really outlining everything or answering my question directly. I've got a 13" retina Macbook Pro, running ...
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How to keep wifi sharing while Mac is sleeping?

I only have "Turn display off later" bar, I thought it should have another "Turn computer to sleep later" bar too... I don't know if this is a change of Yosemite... It is supposed to look like this: ...
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Determine what has taken up disk space on a retina MacBook in the last 24-48 hours?

MacBook is out of space again: 20GB free yesterday, now 0. Is there a way to locate what has taken up the disk space in the last 24-48 hours?
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Upgraded to Retina MacBook Pro and now text on my external display is “haloed”

I just upgraded from a 2011 MacBook Air to a new Retina MacBook Pro, and I use an external display (Acer K272HUL, via a Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort cable). All text on the new display (everything ...
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Windows 8 on MBPr won't scale full screen games

I run Windows 8 via Bootcamp on a 15" Macbook Pro Retina (with Nvidia GT750M). When I open any game that runs full screen, the game will typically force itself to use native resolution (2880x1800) or ...
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Getting Quartz to scale the screen resolution for Retina display

I am using a VDI client (Exceed On Demand) that uses Quartz (X11) to display on my Retina display. When setting the display resolution to default, the X11 window doesn't fit. When setting it for "...