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How can I print in colour from mac book air when olivetti printer defaults is set to print mono

We have just one Mac user in the office. Everyone else is on HP Pro. Our Olivetti MF2400 is set to print in mono which is fine for HP users as we can choose colour from the file drop down however, ...
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Black screen every boot

I have a new 2014 MacBook pro. Since some days, I get a black screen for every boot. So I always pressed 'cmd + option + r + p' when the booting sounds comes and it works again. Any idea how I can ...
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HDMI to VGA with USB-C VGA adaptor on 2015 Retina Macbook

I have one of the new Macbooks on the way and have also bought the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI to go with it. If I want to get VGA with this adaptor, rather than buying the ...
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How to preserve MacbookPro battery from degradation? [duplicate]

Platform: OS X: Yosemite 10.10.4; MacbookPro 15" Retina (mid-2015). Fact: There is aging for battery in any case - using or not. But while using - there is difference of how to use. My questions - in ...
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Late 2011 MacBook Pro HDD corrupted files and bad blocks. Find command running for 48h?

Computer: Late 2011 MacBook Pro 13" Factory 500 GB serial ATA (5400 RPM) HDD Problem: A few days ago my computer started running extremely slow — could barely perform the most basic functions ...
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How to install QuickTime 7 without overwriting the currently installed version

I purchased a Intel MacBook Pro from a colleague with installed OS 10.8.5. I do not own the OS disks therefore do not have the disks to re-install QuickTime. QT 10.2 is on this "new" 2008 MacBookPro. ...
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2008 MacBook Air Can't Boot OS X Snow Leopard USB Install Drive

I have a 2008 MacBook Air (MB003LL/A / MacBookAir1,1 / A1237 / 2142), and I am trying to reformat it with OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, using the retail install DVD image snowleopard_10a432_userdvd.dmg ...
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Macbook Pro Retina “Battery Is Not Charging”

My retina macbook pro is currently on 4% but when I plug it in the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and stays on the same ...
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Macbook Pro not starting after multiple drops.

I've found a 'cheap' Macbook Pro mid 2012 13" laptop for sale on eBay and it would seem to be a great bargain if I were to get it. Even with all the repair costs, about half the price of a fully ...
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What's a normal value for kernel_task RAM usage?

Just bought a new MacBook Pro 12.1, early 2015 (Yosemite 10.10.4). I'm observing memory usage from kernel_task varying between 0.8-2.0 GB. Is it normal? Couldn't find a question referring to normal ...
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MacBook Air at 5700 RPM fan speed during summer?

it is unusually hot today (37 Celsius, about 100 Fahrenheit) and my MBA mid 13 fan is going crazy. The CPU temp is at 47.5 when almost idle but my fan blows with 5703 RPM (pretty much the maximum). ...
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How Can I Fix Cuda / AE CC on Macbook Pro Retina 15?

Can I use Adobe After Effects CC on My Macbook Pro Retina efficiently with this display device? How to do it.
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Macbook Air restart and kernel panic issues

My Macbook Air 13 running Yosemite 10.10.3 inch doesn't resume from sleep always. Also, there is a 'No batteries Available' sign frequently and a cross (X) on the battery icon. Also, it doesn't ...
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Cannot format newly installed HD in MacBook Pro mid 2012 13"

I Just replaced Mac HD with HGST (a Western Digital co) TravelStar 500gb. I accessed DU using start+option key and start+command R key, but still cannot format. In DU I used the Erase tab, clicked the ...
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Development environment in Visual Studio using Macbook Pro

Platform: Yosemite 10.10.4; MacbookPro 15" Retina (mid-2015). Questions regarding development on MacOS: Does Visual Studio for MacOS have all development and debugging capabilities (especially in C, ...
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Airport Extreme PPPoE auth and wireless

My provider asks for a PPPoE authentication for internet and I don't know how to do it with Airport Extreme in order to have the wireless working. I can connect to the internet via ethernet using the ...
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Is it safe to supply a MacBook Pro constantly with 18.5 Volts?

I wonder if anybody can help me with this one... Setup My MacBook Pro (mid2012) runs from a solar system most of the time. That is a PV panel is connected to a solar charger which will charge a ...
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Backup data from Macbook pro which won't boot

I have a 13" 2010 Macbook Pro which I am unable to boot. The most possible reason for it is that the Logic board has short circuited. I have detailed the problem in this separate post: Macbook Pro - ...
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safari can't verify website certificate

I upgraded my safari yesterday ever since I keep getting "Safari can't verify the website certificate" I have tried checking for any other software updates to no avail, I have done Keychain First Aid ...
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Macbook Pro guest account blank screen

I signed into the guest account on my Macbook Pro and now it won't let me sign out of it, select any options or do anything with it, please help
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Macbook Pro - Faulty keyboard short circuit at video connector

I have a 2010 13" Macbook Pro. A few days back, the middle row of the keyboard (i.e. the keys from A-L) stopped working. Since the laptop was not under warranty I thought I would give checking the ...
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Yosemite Macbook air email

I've ad my mac for almost a year, and everything works fantastic. But the past few days, I can't shut down my computer because my mail app won't close, or even open. I've had to use my phone or go on ...
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How do I turn on HomeSharing without original remote?

Accidentally the Apple TV had its home sharing turned off (device used was the remote app on iPhone). The original remote is lost. Have Apple Mac laptop and HP Laptops also iPad 3rd Gen, and iPhone ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Dual External Monitor Performance

According to the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Technical Specifications, the Graphics and Video Support for the 2015 Retina MBP 13-inch is: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Dual display ...
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Connect MacBook Pro 13 late 2012 SSD to SATA?

I have an SSD hard drive from MacBook Pro late 2012 (A1425). Is there a possibility to somehow connect it to a normal PC through SATA, PCIe etc.?
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Overlaying/combining screenshots

I have sets of MacBook screenshots with essentially one changing element that I want to combine/overlay on top of one another to create ONE image (not combine into one PDF with multiple pages or ...
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Could not determine GDB version using command: sudo /usr/local/bin/gdb --version

Eclipse (Mars) version (C programming language): Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers eclipse.buildId=4.5.0.I20150603-2000 MacOS version: OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 HW: MacbookPro 15" (mid-2015) Retina ...
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SMART disabled on new MacBook Pro 13 Retina (ForceTouch)

I just wanted to see some of the SSD parameters on my freshly purchased MacBook Pro retina and found out that SMART support is obviously disabled by default. Is this intended and if so, why? I'm ...
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Spotlight indexing every time system restart or boot

Every time I restart or boot my Macbook Pro 2015 running Yosemite 10.10.4 bought yesterday. Please help is this normal behavior for a newly bought Macbook Pro 2015 model to do? P.S. I don't have any ...
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MacBook Pro sometimes freezes after waking from sleep

Since I updated to Yosemite after it was released my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5) sometimes freezes for several minutes after waking it from sleep mode. It does not happen every time ...
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Stuck at OS X Utilities while clean installing Yosemite

I decided to do a clean Yosemite install on my Macbook Pro 13 inch Mid-2012 . So I made a boot able USB from terminal. Then I booted from it and went into disk utility and erased my current Disk which ...
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CPU usage is too high with Yosemite and an external monitor

I use Yosemite 10.10.4 on my MacBook Pro (2012). I used to work with an external monitor: Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor. The issue is that, according to Activity Monitor, the kernel_task process ...
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Copying data from unbootable mac

Two days ago I turned on my Mac to find out that it doesn't boot anymore. I tried everything, safe boot, pram reset, repair disk from recovery mode everything but no lick so I finally decided to ...
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Boot stuck at Prohibitory screen

I'm using Macbook Pro 2012 running Mac OS X 10.10.3 and earlier today, I was trying to install Linux on a USB drive through Terminal. I first converted the format with this: hdiutil convert -format ...
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Cannot see 'For You' and 'New' on iTunes 12.2. How do I get them back? [duplicate]

Right, I already have Apple Music up and running on ios, and I'm eager to sync my iTunes library with iCloud. I downloaded the update for iTunes and stupidly clicked something like 'go to my music'. ...
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OS X not bootable after full restore on Macbook 12"

just got usb->usbC cable and was able to do a full restore of my backup from MBA13" (2011) Everything was OK, until reboot after recovery - recovered partition was not just bootable :( Before the ...
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Why is Photo on MacBook Pro automatically importing my photos from iPhone?

I'm not plugging in the USB cable from iPhone to the MacBook. Every time I add new photos on my iPhone, they automatically import to Photos to the MacBook. If I delete them from my MacBook, they also ...
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Stuck at the boot screen

I'm running Yosemite. While booting up I get stuck at the screen with the following screen. Is it a serious issue? If yes, how can I save my data?
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MagSafe light turns out orange after few seconds

Is it normal for MagSafe to have orange light (not directly to be green light) 3-4 seconds after plugged to outlet ? I'm a bit nervous with this matter as I've just bought a new mbp after my ...
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Upgrading Mac HD to OWC SSD for a MBP i5 Mid 2012 9,2 . Is Time Machine enough?

The SSD is yet to be delivered but I have already created a bootable USB install of OS X (yosemite) and have done a time machine back up. The question that is haunting me is - Do I need the ...
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MacBook Pro fan running with no CPU load and computer is COLD

Under normal circumstances (not installed new programs recently; had the usual programs running) I found my MacBook Pro 13" (Early 2015) with the fans running at average speed. I always have the ...
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Why did my MacBook Air stay on?

I have a MacBook Air that the lid I left open. The screen was still on when I left it. In System Preferences, I set it to turn off the display and sleep after 10 minutes. But it didn't turn off. I ...
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Chrome kills my 16gb ram new iMac but runs fine on 2gb 5yr old Air?

I like using Chrome as it has a lot of the plugins I need for Web Dev. However, it kills my new iMac - having more than 6 tabs open affects the performance dramatically. Oddly enough this does not ...
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MacBook Pro (Mid 12, 13“) not booting OS X Yosemite - ”No sign" on boot

My MacBook Pro Mid 2012, 13" currently works with a HDD (on newest OSX). Now I connected a brand new (completely tested) SSD (Transcend SSD370S 256GB) to the HDD Strip inside the macbook. I've made a ...
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Low battery notification only at < 5%

I have the latest MBP retina 15", it is normal that it informs me of the low battery level at such low percentage? Since this percentage changes every time I think is more something related to the ...
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mid-2010 mbp randomly cuts off

Here is the panic report, please tell me what you think it could be: Anonymous UUID: AC6BCF96-3971-4434-B26B-74E0F09463C4 Mon Jun 29 04:41:45 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 2 caller ...
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OS X Yosemite freezes randomly, absolutely everything hangs (screen, trackpad, keyboard, sound, applications, rtc.)

I'm running OS X Yosemite on an Early 2015 MacBook Pro Retina, 512GB. According to the title: "OS X Yosemite freezes randomly, absolutely everything hangs (screen, trackpad, keyboard, sound, ...
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Wi-Fi Network only appears after I connect to another Wi-Fi network

This is a very intriguing problem. Every time I'll connect my MacBook Air mid 2013 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 to my wi-fi network at home, I can't, cause it won't be available in the list of networks ...
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Is it possible to connect 3 non-Apple monitors to a 2014 macbook pro retina without adding extra hardware

Like the title says - I already confirmed this to work with my 2012 macbook pro retina with 2x Dell U2515 2516x1440 and 1x ASUS VW199 1440x900 - but since Apple tech still states that it should not be ...
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Not getting to boot! [closed]

Last week I upgraded my MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 RAM to 8 GB and I had random restarts. So I did a safe boot and everything was fine, two days later the same thing happened again and the again it was ...