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Macbook shuts down if key combination used when booting

My MacBook first stayed a long time displaying the apple logo with the twirling "you roll we wait" icon that appears below that logo. I left it to find it DID boot to the usual desktop after God know ...
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Installation of Office 365 on 2008 Macbook with OS -X 10.6 failed

I was installing Office 365 on 2008 Macbook with OS X 10.6 and about half way through the installation a pop-up said to close Safari to continue installation. When I did, I received another pop up ...
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Apple recognized repair service asking for password?

I took my MacBook Pro to an Apple recognized provider for repair, and as part of the repair setup they asked for my account password... Is that a regular routine?
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rMBP 2015: Force Click is not working for look up and data detectors

I have a similar issue documented in "Force Click Not Working on Macbook" but none of the resolutions mentioned in the discussion solves my case. Here are my findings so far: 1) It only worked on ...
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How do I remove icon from the launchpad if I already moved app to trash

So, I had an app, and removed it (moved to trash) Now, I can see its icon in launchpad (when I click it says "You can't open the application "Name" because it is in the trash.). With only button OK. ...
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Does the 2015 Retina MacBook have firmware target disk mode?

I've read the user manual and FAQ on ports for the new 2015 Retina MacBook and can't tell if it supports target disk mode. Apple's article on target disk explicitly says Firewire and Thunderbolt are ...
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How can I repair a broken key of a new MacBook Pro 15'' Retina 2015?

I have bought a new macbook pro 15" retina in March 2015, but with less than 1 month of usage, I feel that my enter key is very loose and probably (or almost) broken. Maybe it's not broken and the ...
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Will this MagSafe power adapter work on my MacBook Air?

My MBA's model number is A1369. I bought this power adapter: 85W magSafe 2 Power Adapter. Model number A1424. I know it's not the ideal power adapter, but will it work on my MacBook without a ...
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`lookupviewservice` eats a lot memory

After a while, lookupviewservice will occurred and use more than 2G memory (even more than this after a few days). I have to end the process manually, but after a while, it comes up again, even though ...
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Can't add a new event to iCal Air Mac

After three years of use and now problems, my iCal now gives me this message when I try to add a new event: iCal encountered a critical error while saving to the database, and recent changes may be ...
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Is there a way to find out information on battery through macbook serial number?

i bought my MBP Retina display 13"(late 2013) 5 months ago; a week ago i had to change its battery at an authorised reseller when my small sister accidentally dropped a whole glass of water on it. i ...
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Is it harmful for the battery to use a 60 W instead of 45 W charger?

So, my dog bit through my MacBook Air charger and i just ordered one online without really knowing what all the specs meant. Now my question, does it hurt my battery to use a charger with a higher ...
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Macbook Pro 8,1 hanging on startup

I have a macbook pro 8,1 that is having issues starting up. When I first turn it on, there is a small grey loading bar beneath the apple logo and loading circle. After the loading bar is ~20% done, it ...
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How to prolong battery life

I have recently brought my self a MacBook Pro (2015) battery life because I was getting 4 hours or less on my MacBook Air (2010) that had about 800-880 cycle counts. Because of the battery issue with ...
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What is the best way to keep two Macs synced? [duplicate]

I work with two Macs right now. My main one which is a 15" Retina Display Macbook Pro from early 2013 and my 11" Macbook Air from mid 2011. I normally work with my Macbook Pro, but when I am outside ...
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Using an Air as an iPod dock

I have an iPod Classic 160GB synced with iTunes in Windows on a desktop computer. Volume from the iPod through headphones is too soft. When I'm away from the desktop, is it possible to connect the ...
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How to schedule running vlc on MacBook?

I have created a m3u list file for some mp3 files. How could I schedule the macbook to play it, e.g. tomorrow 6am?
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Can the Macbook 12 inch handle XCode/Eclipse for Android/iOS development? [on hold]

I know that Macbook 12 inch was created for battery life and it's lightness instead of performance, but I am really curious about it's performance for development purposes. Did anyone actually test ...
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Can't load music onto my iPhone 5S with my Mac running 10.6.8

My laptop (a MacBook) runs 10.6.8 and I want to use my iTunes to move my music across to my new iPhone 5s, but the two won't 'talk' to each other. That is, there seems to be no drag and drop ...
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Logout of use and scene go blue

When I logout, I see a bit of a blue screen for a few seconds. What does this mean? Does it have something to do with my OS or Hard Drive or does this happen to everyone?
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Mail will not open on macbook yosemite [closed]

I have a new macbook and all of a sudden my mail app wont open at all.
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Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012?

Does a Corsair CMSO8GX3M1C1600C11 RAM works on a MBP mid 2012? I know Corsair has mac compatible memory sticks but this one I mention is the only one I can get at my location. From what I see the ...
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What does an Apple “battery service” involve?

I've got a mid-2012 13 inch MacBook Air that I've owned since new. Quite soon after I bought it, the drop-down menu that appears when I click the battery icon in the menu bar included the item ...
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iOS Xcode development on MacBook Air 2015 [closed]

I am deciding to get a 2015 MacBook Air for iOS development, and was wondering how well my specs on the custom macbook I am ordering. I am getting the 13 inch 2015 MacBook Air 8 GB RAM 1.6 gigahertz ...
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Macbook pro 2009 update not taking effect

I downloaded the update for OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. I restarted when it told me, but the update did not take effect. When I manually rebooted, that didn't work either. How do I solve this?
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Key Needs to be Pressed Repeatedly to Start Working

When I leave my computer alone for around five minutes, to get the "w" key to function I need to spam press it, after which it starts functioning correctly. Holding down the key for ~10 seconds also ...
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Macbook stuck at black screen with spinning wheel updating to 10.10.3

I have a mid-2014 macbook pro 13 running yosemite. today I downloaded the latest update and macbook restarted to update. It has been stuck on a black screen with a spinning wheel for about for 5 ...
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Power adapter green light blinking on - non genuine adapter

I recently acquired a new power adapter 85W for my macbook pro retina late 2013. I made sure the specifications matched the official Apple adapter and in fact I have not noticed any performance ...
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Bootcamp won't start after resizing partition

My system is divided in two and shared using Boot Camp feature. Recently I needed more space on the Mac partition and whiled loaded only in the Windows partition, I have shrank my Windows partition by ...
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New MacbookPro 13 Retina MID2014, temperature issues

Bought this Mac two weeks ago, and I used to have a MacbookAir. I believe in my MacbookAir the battery temperature usually stayed around 30 Celsius while using it, even heavily. With my new Macbook ...
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Messages app on Mac syncing text messages but not iMessages

I am encountering problems syncing iMessages with my Mac. I can send and receive text messages and iMessages on my iPhone. I cannot send and receive iMessages on my Macbook, but I can send and receive ...
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CTRL key not working properly

After having cleaned my mac with some antistatic foam product, weird keyboard problems started happening: with keyboard viewer, pressing CTRL does not enable CTRL, however if I press LEFT SHIFT, it ...
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How do I get a clip to fade to black in iMovie 10.0.6?

It won't let me select any of the "fade to" options. How do I change this?
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How to downgrade the OS to the original one on a MBA 2010?

Continuing the thread about whether it's worth downgrading the OS on an old MBA Late '10, I'd like to check the downgrade options. I am not sure my daughter still has an original CD with the OS. I ...
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Will AppStore applications continue to work after an OS downgrade?

Our daughter has an old MacBook Air (2010 model) that worked fine until a few recent OS upgrades. Now it's almost unusable with its 2GB RAM that can't be upgraded, so she is considering cleaning her ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently. Specifically, for about five seconds, the screen dims but does not turn off and the backlight on the keys remains on, and then the computer ...
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Changing Calculator Format

I am using a Mac computer, and my calculator looks like the one below. Can anyone help me change it back to a normal simple calculator?
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Post-boot and login notification

I am using 10.10.2 and I have limited experience with Terminal. I would like to create a script which would notify me (on screen) when all of the startup processes are completed, post-login. The boot ...
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Using HD monitor with 2011 Apple Macbook Pro

I was wondering if I can set up my laptop with a HD monitor. My computer is a 2011 Macbook Pro and doesn't have HDMI output, but it has the Thunderbolt one. Do I just need to get a Thunderbolt cord ...
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Apple Macbook MB467LL/A gray screen no apple logo HELP please

New to the site, and I am having a little problem. My wife's Macbook has me stumped. It was working fine, (running Mavericks) and then just powered off. On powering back on we are now treated to a ...
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Screen goes grey when doing Internet Recovery on MacBook Pro

I have been experiencing a problem with my MacBook Pro that seems to be quite unique since I've spent hours trying to find someone with the same problem and found none. I have a MacBook Pro, late ...
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What's the better way to expand my small SSD?

I have a retina MBP (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)) with an SSD of 256GB. Using it for a month or 2 now, I'm noticing that I'd like some more space (for using a Virtual Machine). There isn't ...
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How can I mute the sound of my MacBook Pro each time I open it?

I just had an embarrassing moment in class where I opened my MacBook Pro (running Mavericks, if that helps) and it continued playing a video I had started earlier, disturbing the class. It took me a ...
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Question about GPU Panic on Mid 2010 MacBookPro6,2

I've read endless threads about this issue, but there is something I haven't found yet and I hope somebody could suggest something. For what I've read so far, a considerable amount of MBPs ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using OS X 10.10.2

I have downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. How do I create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using my Macbook Air which is running OS X 10.10.2? I cannot create a bootable CD, since the Air is ...
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MacBook crash almost same time daily

MacBook Pro late 2013 crashes almost daily around 12:20 GMT (18:20 local time). It runs Yosemite 10.10.2, fresh install few weeks ago. Before Yosemite it runs Mavericks perfectly, no complaints. There ...
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Is FCP 7 compatible with Intel Iris Graphics Cards?

Unfortunately my MBP 2010 has now packed up and left me, and I need to find a suitable replacement. I have been looking, but see that all the new MBP's come with Intel Iris graphics card, instead of ...
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MacBook Pro shows folder with blinking question mark

I was given a MacBook Pro 13″ A1278 laptop. While using it, a folder with a blinking question mark came up in the main screen. I could not find a way to get rid of it, so I formatted the HDD and ...
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Installing Snow Leopard or Leopard on an early 2009 MacBook

Recently, my sister picked up an Early-2009 MacBook at a Flea Market. Everything worked fine, but it had belonged to a school, and it had DeepFreeze installed on it, and it really bothered her. She ...
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How can I stop proxy automatically resetting?

I'm using a school mac (OSX 10.9.x) whilst on holidays. The school has an automatic content scanner setup through a proxy, that apparently works even outside of the schools network. It thinks the ...