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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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VMWARE has internet, but OSX not

I am in a hotel for two week and I need to work but I cannot. After hours of trying, I figured out that the problem is with my settings. But I don't know where. I have MacBook Pro, runnin Maverick and ...
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What's the best OSX for my 2007 3.1 MacBook 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Dual, 1GB RAM, currently using OS X 10.5.8?

My ol' clunker is doing very well considering its age, but I would like to upgrade its OSX to see if it runs a bit faster, and also because I can't run the latest versions of some applications on OS X ...
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How to automatically tag file by name or extension

I was wondering if there is a way to automatically tag a file as it reaches your computer, like downloads, copying from an external drive, etc. I would like to simulate gmail filters, like labelling ...
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1answer
1k views

Install Mavericks on Unsupported MacBook 4,1

I've spent the last 2 days trying to install Mavericks on my MacBook 4,1. It is from Early 2008. It is unsupported, but I would like to install Mavericks on it. Is there a workaround for bypassing the ...
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could you force install OSX Mavericks onto a Apple MacBook A1181 early 2008 model if running snow leopard or mountain lion osx

iv just bought an Apple MacBook A1181 (white) early 2008 model and was wondering if i could install mavericks on it? in any way shape or form?
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Force install Mavericks or newer on a A1181 [closed]

In short, can it be done? and besides not getting updates whats the worst that can happen? Its a 2006 model with coreduo
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358 views

Copy and paste stops working

For several months now i've had an issue where after using my laptop for a couple of weeks without restarting, i'll slowly lose my ability to copy and paste. First it's only between different apps ...
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Problem with bootable usb drives

So I have just created a windows 8 bootable drive using the tutorial at http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/2013/02/mac-install-windows-7-or-8-on-external.html?m=1 But when I held down the option key at ...
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2answers
390 views

Using external microphone in Bootcamp

I have an implemented microphone in my headphones (earbuds), Microphone doesn't work at all.. After searching for sometime i found out its a known problem, Bootcamp doesn't recognize external ...
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1answer
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Open an application after wake from sleep

Is is possible for an application to open up after waking up your MacBook? So I have this application that I want it to open every time that I wake up my Macbook from sleep.
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How can I stop sound switching to internal if I close the lid on my MacBook while playing video on HDMI-connected TV

If I connect an HDMI cable to my MacBook (mid-2010 white model, Mavericks 10.9.2) and play a video, then the audio comes out of the TV - so far so good. If I then close the lid while the video is ...
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1answer
487 views

Switching graphics cards with the screen asleep makes WindowServer freeze

If the display on my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro is asleep when the computer switches from the discrete Nvidia graphics card to the integrated Intel one, WindowServer will freeze. I'm able to move the ...
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2answers
385 views

Reinstalling OS X on a MacBook with dead hard drive and no recovery disc

So I got a MacBook (non pro) from a friend but the HDD is dead. After replacing it, I had no way to restore OS X and my friend can't find the recovery/reinstall disc. The model seems too old for ...
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1answer
115 views

How can I locate a stolen MacBook that didn't have Find My Mac turned on?

My MacBook was stolen. Unfortunately, I didn't have Find My Mac turned on. Is there any way to track it's whereabouts so I can recover it?
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1answer
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Can not share the internet via wireless

OK, from the first picture it is a case of internet sharing via wireless is successful. And in the second case on picture two I tried to share internet via wireless by tick off and tick on ...
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1answer
320 views

How do I recover data from a dead MacBook Air?

Things I've tried: All of the key combinations, it does not respond to any of them. I can't boot from anything external, I tried removing the SSD which is an OWC Mercury Aura Pro 6G. It doesn't ...
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1answer
145 views

Permissions won't let me delete a file on a shared school server

I'm on OS X Mavericks. When I click on Get Info it doesn't even have a drop down of selections for permissions. It just says read/write but it really won't let me do anything. I can't delete nor edit ...
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Is it possible to ditch OS X and install BSD on my 3rd Gen Macbook Pro

I would like to run BSD to take full advantage of the Mac hardware. I'm unable to locate a version of BSD that runs on any MacBook Pro. I'd like a native install, replacing OS X entirely and not ...
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1answer
78 views

The best OS X for late 2008 MacBook?

What's the latest supported OS X for the 1181 model? Also what is the best version (performance and speed wise) for the model?
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318 views

Can't find skype photos captured on skype on my macbook air

I have OSX 10.9.1, I captured a photo using skype (skype 6.12) and i cannot find the folder holding my images.. I've tried looking for the answer on this website but couldn't find it.. help
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MacBook Pro 5,1 will only turn on after SMC reset

Resetting the SMC every time the machine is turned off is the only way to turn it back on and when it is on the fans run at max speed etc. etc. (SMC issues). Have tried to swap out HDD and RAM. ...
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Original MacBook Air - How do I reinstall the OS?

I've looked for a USB of 10.5 but I can't find anyone that sells it. How would I go about putting the original OS back on the macbook (10.5)?
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What are the benefits of editing pacemaker in older Macbook (late 2009)?

I have spent all day reading about Mavericks' new pacemaker daemon, and I am wondering whether there might be a benefit to altering the revision times, etc., as the developer page suggests, and ...
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0answers
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Increase MacBook Air interface elements size [duplicate]

Is it possible to increase the size of the interface elements on the MacBook Air without causing a reduction in the clarity? My MacBook Air is running OS X Mavericks.
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OS X Samba file sharing continuously asks for password

I'm trying to share my MacBook's files via Samba sharing. I've set it up in Settings, but can't connect to the machine from another computer! On the other computer I set up the connection with the ...
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1answer
282 views

Installing OS X 10.7 on new HDD from DVD

I have a macbook A1181 model core2 duo3.1.3gb RAM. I lost my old HDD so I bought a new harddrive. Since I lost my old HDD I do not have the option to clone the old drive to the new drive. Mac OS X ...
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1answer
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Reformat and then use Time Machine?

I want to reformat my MacBook late-2008 unibody aluminium with HDD. Can I do that and then after I have reinstalled OS X go to Time Machine and recover everything? Is this possible?
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Looking for a typing tutor app

Years ago, I learned typing by a program named Typing Tutor, on DOS. XD Now, my son is using a MacBook and I am teaching him how to type. What software/website you recommend to learn typing on a ...
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1answer
220 views

Restoring Mac OS X (10.7.5)

A old MacBook was given to me to develop an iPhone app. The problem is that the Mac was treated horribly and there is a lot of bloatware. It is currently running 10.7.5. I want to create a new user ...
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727 views

How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OS X 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected?

How do I prevent my MacBook Pro OSX 10.7.5 from searching for other wireless networks when I'm already connected to my home network? It seems to drop my WiFi connection whenever it searches. By ...
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2answers
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Why my macbook sometimes plays a chime when booting/rebooting, sometimes it does not?

I don't observe any specific pattern of this behaviour. Strangely, sometimes when my macbook reboots/boots, it plays a chime sound. And often in other cases, no chime sound is played. So what ...
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2answers
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OS X Mavericks seems to be corrupting my sleep image

I've been running Mavericks and there seems to be some issue with sleeping. If I run the battery down to zero, the laptop automatically hibernates as usual. When I turn the laptop on, it boots, then ...
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Keeping battery charged at certain level

I keep my MBA 2013 plugged in most of the time. AFAIK for a long term it is better to keep modern battery around 40%. I have seen that some other laptop manufacturers added feature to their drivers to ...
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1answer
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OSX Mountain Lion - Remove shadows from Uncover Gesture

I have a quick question. When utilizing the uncover window gesture (IE. move 3 fingers apart) to reveal the desktop there is a shadow which boarders the screen. I would like to know is there a way I ...
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Dexter like sound when using macbook

i don't know what exactly i should try find, so i will try ask you. I like the sound when for instance in Dexter serial, he is using his macbook (pressing enter, on keydown, mouse clicks etc.). I ...
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1answer
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Time Machine only backs up /Users and /opt

I have 2 MacMinis. The two MacMinis are both connected via firewire. I have one MacMini backup over afp over firewire to a hard drive on the other MacMini. This system works perfectly and the whole ...
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Bought a used MB air- should I be worried about a root kit / keylogger?

I ebayed a used Macbook. There is a new install of 10.8.3 on it. When I turned it on, it brought me through the user setup etc... What's the chance that the os install is corrupted with a root kit / ...
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How big should my Time Machine backup drive be?

My 13" MacBook Pro has 500GB internal hard drive space, and I bought a 1TB external HDD to use as my Time Machine backup. I only read from many articles that the backup should be about 2 to 3 times ...
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1answer
970 views

The contents of a folder disappeared

The strangest thing just happened. I accidentally moved some files around within a folder on my desktop. I pressed command Z to try and un-do the action (I may have accidentally hit some other keys in ...
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1answer
55 views

Lost Data on Macbook Pro

After I could not boot my Macbook Pro (OS X Lion 10.7.5) I tried to run safe boot. I thought it worked, but only thing it did was booting the mac without any data i used to have. All the software is ...
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How can you get OSX if your hard drive crashed and you don't have the original DVD anymore?

Yesterday my HD died. I thought about buying a new disk and reinstalling, but I can't find the original DVD that came with the machine (it's a MacBook 5.1, it came with 10.5). Suppose I want to buy ...
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OS X status bar wifi icon - meaning of bars?

On my MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini, the status bar includes the standard "radiating sector" wifi icon which you can click on to select a wifi network, or Option-click on to see additional ...
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1answer
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Shift and other random keys not working on external keyboard in Mac OS X 10.6.8

I've been using a Microsoft-made external (ergonomic/split) keyboard, connected via USB, to my Mac laptop without a problem for years. My OS is 10.6.8. Out of the blue, random keys stopped working on ...
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1answer
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How can read an OS X crash report that has panic and Kernel trap in it?

I have macbook model 2009 that is crashing. I dont' understnad why is this happening Sun Jul 7 00:28:01 2013 panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff80084b8655): Kernel trap at 0xffffff8008462af0, type ...
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2answers
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How to fix curl throwing “error setting certificate verify locations”

I'm a web developer and I have a MacBook4,1 with OS X 10.5.8. Important stuff like GitHub, homebrew, ruby and python doesn't work correctly, because curl doesn't work. It seems that the SSL ...
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Clean install Mac OS X 10.6.8, using USB Drive

I've Mac 10.5.8. I've upgraded to Mac 10.6.8, using USB device. Now I'm thinking of clean installing Mac 10.6.8, using USB device. When inserting Mac 10.5.8 CD, I' getting option to format the disk. ...
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Can I get Mountain Lion on a MacBook?

I own a MacBook which I purchased approximately 6 years ago (I'm not sure exactly what version it is, but I can get that information if needed). It is running OS X Leopard, and I want to install ...
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How to reinstall from an USB stick on a MacBook or iMac?

I made an OS X 10.6 USB stick and I used it to succesfully install OS X on several Mac, including a very old Mac Mini and a MacBook Pro. However I've got a problem: on my girlfriend's Mac it simply ...