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Crash when I add my external monitor

I got an Early 2011 MBP i7 2.2 8GB RAM Mavericks latest version I worked with my laptop monitor and an external monitor. The external is connected via the Thunderbolt out with digital. Since ...
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Why does my MBP Retina Mid 2012 show Intel HD 4000 when it came with an Nvidia GT 650M?

When I click the Apple logo in the top left -> About This Mac -> more info... I see: Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB But I bought it with nVidia GT 650m graphics. So I click the Displays ...
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Automator to save all images in multiple mail messages

Is it possible to use automator to save all images from my Mail? I use Apple mail with 3 accounts, I want to filter messages by a criteria and get all the images from the messages? Can anyone tell me ...
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Faulty graphics card or maverick's issue?

I've started to get strange artifacts on my 2010 MacBook Pro after updating to Maverick's. I'm not sure if they occur systematically -- I am running a CPU intensive script this time, but have run the ...
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Why does MacbookPro Retina require the dedicated GPU to access external displays?

This is a general graphics question although I would especially like to apply it to my Early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15". I have gfxCardStatus running and whenever I connect one of my 1280x1024 or ...
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MacBook Pro screen glitches after fall

My mid-2009 MacBook Pro just had a high speed meeting with my floor. (I thought those magsafe cables were supposed to disconnect when you tripped over them... sigh) Now I get strange glitches and ...
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How to diagnose a graphic looking bug?

I got the following strange image on both low corners of 2 application windows: Firefox (22) Preview (MacOS X) This strange image is following the windows corners when I move them. This is ...
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208 views

How can I turn on the Intel HD manually?

For some weeks my MacBook 6.2 does not switch to the integrated graphics adapter (Intel HD). This is especially crucial when I work on battery (which happens quite often). I guess the runtime could be ...
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Macbook Pro Battery / Discrete Graphics Card Issues in 10.8.2

I am posting because I currently have a 15'' Macbook Pro (Early 2011 edition) and have suffered from poor battery life since upgrading from Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.8. Before the upgrade, I could use my ...
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Terrible GUI lag/glitchiness after reboot in Mountain Lion 10.8.2

I got a brand new Retina MacBook Pro (2.6 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, Mountain Lion 10.8.2) a couple months ago, and it was buttery smooth (for the most part) at first. However, one day I turned ...
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How to fix weird screen issues on Macbook Pro after appr. half an hour of activity?

Recently my couple year old MacBook Pro has been acting up strangely. I generally use it for watching videos. After about half an hour or so of activity, the screen starts to look like this: ...
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How can I keep my Mountain Lion MacBook Pro display at maximum brightness?

I have periodically noticed that my display has been a bit dim, and have brought it up to maximum brightness... only later to find that my display was about halfway on brightness. I can't rule out a ...
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557 views

Graphics capabilities of MacBook Pro?

I'm considering purchasing a MacBook Pro, but a major issue for me is whether or not it has the computing power to support graphics-intensive applications. Specifically, the two most graphically ...
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New MacBook Pro graphics card?

When I have a monitor plugged in at work (dual monitor) and I go to About this Mac -> More Info it says Graphics Radeon HD6770. But when I unplug the monitor and just use the laptop display (17") It ...
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2k views

Desktop Background is blank

I change my background in system preferences and it says my background is a picture, but my desktop is still a blank gray. How can I fix this?
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104 views

Some application screens won't redraw in MBP

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. It has all the latest updates (except for an item each for iTunes and Safari). Having not used Mail for a week or so, I've run into some problems with it - plus ...
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External GPU for MacBook Pro?

I am using a MacBook Pro 13" (pre-Thunderbolt) and was wondering if there is such thing as an external GPU? Possibly over FireWire or so, something that I could plug a monitor (or two) into but ...
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Mission Control slow and jerky on 2011 MacBook Pros: any fix?

Mission Control has been horribly slow on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15" (2GHz quad i7, 8GB RAM, 256MB graphics, SSD) -- swiping up usually freezes the screen for 2 seconds, before showing me the Mission ...
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Why is my Macbook Pro 2011 video garbled after sleep?

Occasionally when I open my new (April 2011) Macbook Pro I'm greeted by an unusable system with a garbled display. Most often I have to force a reboot (hold down power button for 10+ seconds), but ...
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Which graphics chip on MacBook Pro?

My MacBook Pro has two graphics chips and automatically switches between them. How can I tell which one is currently in use? I'm just curious really; it's plenty fast enough whatever it's doing by ...
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MacBook Pro (6,2 - Mid 2010) Crashes During Graphics Acceleration

Ever since upgrading to 10.6.5 my MacBook pro seems to crash when graphic acceleration. The screen will go black and if audio is playing it will start to skip like a broken record. This occurs when ...
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Use the power of the graphic card on a MacBook?

Is there a way to use the processor of the graphic card on a new MacBook Pro to do some long and repetitive calculations?