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Developing on a macbook air

I know this question might have been asked like tons of times but I need some answers from those who own a macbook (air). I am thinking to buy a macbook air 13inch 128GB ssd or the 11inch 128GB ssd ...
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Deleting the original files iTunes

I let iTunes copy the files i add to it into the iTunes Media folder. I have recently learned that I can delete songs from my mac once they are in iTunes. Having not known this, the amount of storage ...
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How do I install OS X Yosemite on an unsupported MacBook?

I have downloaded and made a bootable USB of Yosemite but once I boot holding the option key and attempt to install I get an error stating that Yosemite is already installed on my computer. I'm ...
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Has anyone turned off FileVault after it has completed?

I have a 1TB SSD in a 15" Mac Book Pro It took about 30 hrs to Encrypt, which during, the computer was virtually unusable. It just finished with that and now it says it is optimizing with 5 DAYS!!!! ...
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power and 13inch macbook pro

may I ask something about battery and power ? I have A 13 inch macbook pro , early 2011 . MC700 . what's the normal range of Voltage (mV) that should appear in the System report -> HARDWARE -> ...
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Pen-drive (USB thumb drive ) not showing up on Mac Desktop

I recently updated to Yosemite, now my pen-drive (USB flash drive) isn't working on my Mac. iPhone is working fine but pen-drive gets detected in disk utility but it is not showing up on the Desktop. ...
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My Mac Randomly Goes to sleep

When I'm using my MacBook doing anything it will sometimes go to sleep and then it takes quite a while (and effort) to turn it back on.
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How do I connect sound to my tv from Macbook 13' from 2009

I have a WiresMEDIA HDMI. Perfect picture on TV, no sound. Also, my TV doesn't show in "systemsettings->sound". Free good karma to the winner who can help!
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What is normal cpu temperature for macbook late 2011?

Problem with temperature on this mac: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB Now I have temperature ...
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Does a battery's remaining power drop consistently regardless of remaining charge?

how does the remaining battery life when plugging in factor in to the overall amount of usable computer time? E.g., with a full-charged deep cell battery, a fully-charged laptop, a power inverter, ...
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Lost Dashboard App

I have a 3 yr. old MacBook Pro. Current OS X is 10.9.5. I have lost Dashboard. Geek Squad work over an hour to restore with no luck - any ideas?
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My headphone jack and speakers sopped working [duplicate]

My headphone jack and my speakers are not working at all. They just randomly stopped when my macbook air was closed. Is there any system preferences that i need to change?
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Fixing a couple of odd problems after I dropped my MacBook

I dropped my MacBook (six years old, running OS X 10.6.8) on the ground, and have observed a couple of odd problems since then: Whenever I open my MacBook it attempts to eject the CD, makes a couple ...
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User update needed after updating to Mac OS X Yosemite

A couple of days ago I updated my Macbook Pro to OS X Yosemite, the update was fine and everything seemed to be working. However since this whenever I had shut down then later logged back in or ...
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My Press and hold accents have been disabled in Yosemite

I just got Yosemite and now my Press and hold accent capability seems to have disappeared with my old software. I tried using /System/Library/Input Methods/PressAndHold.app in Terminal to find Press ...
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Headphones makes noise when i touch the jack. (MacBook)

I have a MacBook Pro 13" and have plugged the iphone 5 headphone into it. When I touch the jack they make some noise, I doesn't matter how gentle I touch they always make a noise. They seem to fit ...
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My volume icon disappeared after I updated to Yosemite.

My volume icon disappeared after I updated to OS X Yosemite 10.10. I still have sound. resetting the PRAM didn't work. I have refurbished 2012 Macbook Air
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Macbook Pro 13-inch stuck at Gray screen with apple logo and wheel

Good day! I have a 13 inch Macbook Pro, early 2011 with its original OS. I came to a point where its battery needs to be replaced, and I cant use it without using its charger/adapter. One time, I ...
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If Yosemite is free, why do I have to verify billing info?

I am unable to upgrade to Yosemite because when I press the "Free" button it takes me to a page where I must verify my billing info., then when I press done, it gives me "your payment method was ...
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The power button turns MacBook off, but not back on

I have: replaced/soldered a new keyboard connector on the logic board as it had a missing pin, replaced the keyboard twice (the second and third keyboards work correctly), tried jump starting the ...
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Time Machine stopped working after upgrading to Yosemite

I have upgraded my Mountain Lion system to the latest Yosemite release in the App Store. When I click the Back Up Now link in the Time Machine menu it says it's preparing the backup but it never ...
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Toshiba 2TB External Drive Stopped Being Recognised

After a lot of searching on the internet I have been unable to find a solution to my problem. There are many people having similar problems, but no solution seems to work for me. I have a 2013 ...
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How to pack MagSafe cable to prevent its breaking?

I am looking for a (most) powercord-safe way to pack my MagSafe adapter for a daily backpack commute. Official Apple recommendations (as illustrated by third-party videos like this) don't prevent the ...
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Kernel Panic unlocking an unlocked mutex or spinlock on MacBook 2008

My MacBook 2008 froze and I had to press the power button. What does all this mean? This is the report I got back: Interval Since Last Panic Report: 1640806 sec Panics Since Last Report: 1 ...
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Does Macbook Air (mid 2013) bypass battery after it's charged?

I have a MBA mid 2013. I was wondering if a MBA is plugged in charge, does it bypass battery after it's fully charged? Because while I am working it's always plugged, I wonder how this will affect ...
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what does it mean if my macbook loaded in safe mode?

My MacBook just booted in safe mode. Is it possible that somehow I made it to do so, or can it automatically load in case of a malfunctioning? What does it mean if it did so automatically?
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How do I sign back into my mac after using the guest option?

I tried to sign in as a guest on my moms mac but now I want to get back to her sign in so she can use it. The only options it gives on the guest login are sleep, restart, and power off. How do I just ...
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Macbook pro reboot questions

i went to use my macbook pro and it appeared with a blinking question mark i got past that page to the OS X Utilities but how do i reboot it without losing everything i have? I don't have a disc or a ...
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iTunes starts playing when disconnecting Bose Soundlink Mini

i have a Bose Soundlink Mini connected to a Macbook Air. When the Soundlink turns off after a time (because of energy saver mode), iTunes automatically starts playing music. I didn't find any option ...
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Issues with Screen Scaling on External Monitor

I am using a 2011 Macbook Pro and a horrible Dell Display for some extra space. Because the resolution is horrible on the extra screen, the windows are larger then I would like and Mac OS X does not ...
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Would like to create border around display [duplicate]

I have a macbook with a damaged screen. OS 10.7.5. The top edge of display is "bleeding" black and covering up some of the menu items. This is due to it being dropped. Opposite of others that have ...
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MacBook Pro early 2011: sound loop, black screen

Over the last week I have had four similar incidents: When I played something on YouTube, the audio just loops for a few seconds, and then either the screen freezes or a black screen will appear. ...
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Pinwheel problems on my Macbook Pro

How do I get rid of the spinning wheel and the flashing question mark? I have tried utility disk repair. I was unable to use the repair button because it is not a highlighted option. I have tried ...
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MacBook Pro does not boot after upgrade problem [closed]

I tried to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Mavericks to Yosemite (Developer Version.) The setup was ok, nothing wrong, but when I tried to install the Preview 8, it stopped responding right in the end of ...
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Macbook Pro (late 2008) freezes randomly, have to reinstall Mavericks to “fix” it

I've been walking around with this problem for a mighty long time and it's really frustrating! I have no idea what the cause is… I have a MacBook Pro (late 2008) totally updated to the latest version ...
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Cinema HD Display (DVI) is not turned on is connected to Macbook pro (2013)

I have a macbook pro retina 13 inchs late 2013, os x 10.9.4 I want to use a Cinema HD as external monitor. Cinema HD uses a DVI interface. If i connect my macbook to the monitor, Cinema HD is ...
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Late model MacBook Air 13

I’m very new to OS X. Just bought my first Apple – Macbook 13. I downloaded “ObsidianMenuBar” to change the menu bar to a black background. It worked but now some of the letters are white and some ...
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Restore MacBook after Avast! install (stuck at apple logo)

Somebody installed Avast! on this MacBook running OSX 10.8 (that's what uname said) and now it won't boot, it gets stuck at the apple logo and nothing more, I was able to boot into single-user mode ...
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Formatted MBP. Can't install Mavericks

I've formatted my Macbook, and attempting to reinstall Mavericks, but I have a problem. I access my Internet via an access point that requires me to log in via the web interface. When the formatted ...
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How can I disconnect from all WiFi networks, yet leave WiFi antenna on so Internet Sharing will work properly?

I would like to have my MacBook's Wi-Fi antenna on, but not be connected to any wireless network. Instead I would like for my MacBook to share its Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet connection so my iPhone can ...
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Macbook Battery calibration craziness

As explained at this Superuser question, I've bought a generic battery for my 2008 Macbook but didn't need it. Based on the answers, I've decided to use my new battery and proceeded to try to ...
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Revive Li-Ion Battery White MacBook (2006)

I have a White MacBook (2006) with a new battery (2013) that I accidentally let sit discharged for too long (a few weeks). Now the battery doesn't work. If I leave the battery in the laptop while ...
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All of my downloads are failing.

I am suddenly unable to download or open any files. It says "failed" in my downloads folder for everything I try to do. I don't have any blocks on, no firewalls on, updates have been done and ...
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How to automate hardware scenarios based on connection type on my MacBook? [duplicate]

I would find it to be possible to automate (e.g. with Automator) a given set of scenarios according to my MacBook's connection, but I'm not very knowledgeable on how to approach this. Specifically, I ...
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If I leave my webcam (bultin Macbook) always on, may I reduce its life?

If I leave my MacBook iSight camera always on, does its life get shortened?
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When I download apps it says I need a 64-bit processor

I have a Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and I cannot download apps. When I try to, it says 'this requires a 64-bit processor' (or something like that) and my processor is 32-bit. Does this mean that I'll ...
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I Have A 2013 MacBook Air that refuses to charge. I continue to use it once it says that it has no charge left. What do I do?

I received this brand new laptop yesterday and today the charger isn't responding to being plugged in. (The lights aren't flashing as they should be). The battery icon on the upper right corner has a ...
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Using an iMac as external monitor for my mid 2009 13'' MacBook Pro

Here's my MacBook: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html Here's the iMac: ...
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Problems reinstalling OS X Mavericks on Macbook Pro (hard drive displays “locked” and I get “live file system repair is not supported” when repairing)

I'm trying to fix someone's Macbook, and I am a Windows user so I'm having trouble confirming that his hard drive is ruined or unfixable which is what I think is the problem. When you boot it up it ...
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How to recover fully formatted EFI partition?

I have macbook 4,1. I tried to install on it ubuntu and fully formatted hard drive. So, there are any way to restore efi partition? (now all apple bootable cd display stop sign and do not work) I ...