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Disable the “None of your preferred networks are available” dialog on OS X

How do I disable that horribly annoying dialog that tells me I am not connected to any wifi network? None of your preferred networks are available. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to join ...
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MacBook Air Speaker Quality

I have recently purchased a MacBook Air and the speakers sound tiny. Does anyone know how many watts the speakers in the 2011 Macbook Airs have?
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Power Macbook Air with Early 2008 Macbook Pro

I have two batteries from my old 15" Macbook Pro Core 2 Duo (Early 2008). It's a non-unibody (discrete) model. Anyone know of any way to use these batteries to power my 2nd Gen Macbook Air? An ...
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MBAir wifi hardware not installed

I posted this question over at the Apple Support forums a couple days ago, but I haven't gotten an answer yet so I'll also post it here. Ever since I bought my 11' mid-2011 MBA I have issues with ...
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Simplest way to record voice on Macbook Air

I'm looking for the simplest way to record voice -- a two people conversation -- with a Macbook Air. The goal is then later to listen to it on the Mac and transcribe it.
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Is it possible to disable MacBook trackpad under Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable trackpad when running Windows 7 on Macbook Air/Pro? Anyone with this setup can confirm that it's possible? (I don't use this setup yet, I'm just thinking about it, and want ...
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Snow Leopard on a mid-2011 Macbook Air

I know Apple doesn't officially support installing operating systems that predate the one that ships with the hardware, but is it possible (perhaps through adding drivers?) to run Snow Leopard on a ...
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Use the OSX Lion Lock feature on a Macbook Air [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook Air? Is there a way to use the new Lock feature of OSX Lion on a Macbook Air which does not ...
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How do I boot my MacBook Air running Lion in safe mode?

I follow the instructions in http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455 to boot in Safe Mode, but it appears something different happens with Lion. After holding the shift key when hearing the startup tone, ...
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Is something missing from my Macbook Air package?

Should my brand new Macbook Air 13'' have come with a CD/DVD in that black booklet included in the package?
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Do I have to use the Apple USB Ethernet Adapter for a MacBook Air?

Or can I use a third party one that is half the price? If there will be compatibility issues then I would prefer the Apple, but if it's just the same (like not needing to buy a SuperDrive any USB DVD ...
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Wifi problem in OSX 10.7.1 after wake from sleep

Basically it takes very long (sometimes up to 5 minutes) to reconnect to wifi after waking my Macbook Air (june '11 model) running OSX 10.7.1 It does show a list of available networks when I click the ...
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What do the small-sunrise / big-sunrise icons mean on F5 and F6 on the MacBook Air?

What do the F5 and F6 keys do on the 2011 MacBook Air? They are marked with what I interpret to be small-sunrise and big-sunrise icons. I do not see any effect when I press them.
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Preferences/General - How do I get it to save in Lion?

I don't want my apps to open previous windows. When I go into Prefs/General and unclick "Restore windows when quitting...," and close preferences, it doesn't save it. When I re-open Prefs/General, ...
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Always sync 2 macbooks

I have a MacBook Pro 13' and recently I received a MAcBook Air 11'. The Air is not big enough for me to use day to day but it can be helpful when I'm out of home. What I'm wondering is 2 things: ...
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Is it possible to switch from Safe Mode to Normal and back without a reboot?

Since 10.6.3, Apple has decided change the AppleIntelCPUManagement kexts, which leave me stuck with a kernel_task that pegs out at 135-185%, generating a lot of heat. Anyway, since I doubt anyone has ...
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MacBook Air with small SSD, BootCamp, Windows 7. Can I use an external hard disk for dual boot?

I'd like to setup a dual boot onto my MacBookAir 128GB, with Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate in BootCamp. However, I'm already close to the 128GB limit (games + CS suite + Eclipse + XCode + a lot of Web ...
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How do I troubleshoot a lockup that occurs when plugging in an external monitor?

Since installing Lion, nearly every time I plug my 13" MacBook Air into my 27" Dell display, the Mac locks up. (The mouse pointer stops moving.) I can't do anything except shut it down and reboot. ...
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Why has sound stopped outputting with VLC?

Background: I tried recently to hook my Macbook Air to my TV using an HDMI cord and a converter. It worked completely using Netflix and iTunes but the audio did not work with ANY of the AVI files I ...
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Will the MacBook Air (2011) perform as well as my MacBook Pro (2008)?

I've got a 13" 2009 MBP (8GB, 2.53Ghz). A lot of the time it runs a Win 7 web dev environment (Visual Studio, SQL Server databases, various editors, Photoshop etc.) under Parallels Desktop. It ...
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New MBA vs MBP 13" for iOS Developmet

I am going to buy a MacBook for iOS development as its main use, though I will also use Photoshop some for image processing. I am choosing between the new mid-2011 Macbook Air and the early-2011 ...
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Troubleshooting MacBook Air boot issues

I have a late-2010 MacBook Air (11inch, 3,1), running Snow Leopard. I hadn't run software update in a month or two, so I plugged it into the wall and ran software update last night. Unfortunately, ...
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Why does my Terminal window close automatically?

I need to use my Terminal window on a MacBook Air but it closes about 10 seconds after I open it. Is there a setting or is it possible another program is causing it to close? If I type quickly I can ...
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Does the MacBook Air have a Fast User Switching (Login Window) shortcut key?

I have recently purchased a new MacBook Air, with my optical drive equipped MacBooks, there is a Shift+Control+Eject key combination that allows you to lock your system by showing the Login Window for ...
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Syncing iOS devices to multiple Macs with same Apple ID

Not really a duplicate to the specific question but related: Sharing music in the iTunes library with multiple accounts and iOS devices. I got a 2011 13-inch MacBook Air for my upcoming college ...
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mid-2011 Macbook Air changes applications on wake from sleep

When my new Macbook Air (13" mid-2011, Lion) wakes from sleep (by opening the lid, clicking the mouse or pressing the space bar), it usually wakes to the last application I was using, then changes ...
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Keyboard shortcut to turn off display not possible with MacBook Air

Shift + Control + Eject will turn off a Mac's display. I just bought a new MacBook Air. It has a power button instead of an Eject key: Besides a hot corner or turning down the screen brightness, ...
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Wifi password is too short on Mac Air in Lion

I have MacBook Air with Lion which has problems to join WIFI network which password is 7 chars long. Basically button is grayed out until i add more chars. Is there a way to force Lion to ignore this ...
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MacBook Air takes an eternity to come out of sleep

For the past few years I've been using a 2008 aluminum MacBook. The day the new airs came out I decided to switch so I purchased one to replace my well used MB. Lion has had its bugs, most of which ...
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Battery life on a core i7 Macbook Air

I recently purchased one of the new core i7 Macbook Airs and in most respects its amazing. The one problem is that the battery life is far less than the "up to 7 hours" Apple claims. In moderate ...
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Why is my new mid-2011 Air dropping wifi signal which old 2008 MacBook can hold? And is this related to my complete machine failures?

I'm on my third mid-2011 MacBook Air in less than a month and this weird wifi problem may be related to the sudden, black screen bricklike nature of its predecessors. The Air works fine when in the ...
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What are some good methods of recovering key function after a spillage?

So a friend just gave me his Macbook Air 1,1 on which he spilt some water. He wiped it away immediately, turned it off and upside down but alas the "l" key is no longer functional. However all the ...
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Final Cut Pro X on MacBook Air [closed]

what is your experience running Final Cut Pro X on a MacBook Air? thanks, udo
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Does the 2011 Macbook Air come with a OS reinstall USB drive?

Reading through other questions I learned that the 2010 Air came with one, but I don't remember noticing any USB drives when I unboxed my 2011 Air (days ago).
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Can You Stop the Migration Assistant Midway Through?

Can the Migration Assistant be stopped midway through? I began the wireless transfer from a Mac Mini to a new MacBook Air last night. It still says it's going to take 40 hours. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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Do MacBook Air's SSDs fail?

I have seen many discussions describing SSD as fail-prone. I have read Jeff Atwood's warnings. Portman Wills' experiment looks alarming: Super Talent 32 GB SSD, failed after 137 days OCZ Vertex 1 ...
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Have to reconnect to WiFi every time computer goes to sleep

I recently purchased a new MacBook Air (2011) with Lion preinstalled. There is this persistent and incredibly annoying problem that is occurring with the WiFi. Every time I close the lid or let the ...
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New thunderbolt MacBook Air and external monitors

Does the MB Air with thunderbolt only connect with Apples Thunderbolt monitor? What are the options for third party monitors with DVI or VGA?
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How much disk space is already used by the OS and included apps on a new MacBook Air

I'm considering getting a new MacBook Air, and wondering whether to get the extra diskspace that the 256GB model offers. 128GB seems like it might be plenty but then I remembered that the OS takes ...
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Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?

The new MacBook Air and Pro without optical drives lack an Eject key. I use Ctrl + Shift + Eject a lot to put my display to sleep at the simple press of three keys. Without the Eject key being there ...
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How to get rid of different mouse tracking speeds on dual screen setups

I am using a MacBook Air 11" 2011 Model with Mac OS X Lion hooked up with a Cinema Display 27" and I am getting two different mouse tracking speeds (I am using a Apple Magic Mouse) when I move between ...
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Ideas for securing a MacBook Air?

I am in the market for a new laptop and have my eye on the new MacBook Air (13" model). It's perfect in every way, except one. Unlike the white MacBook (RIP) and MacBook Pros, the Air lacks a ...
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Storing and working off iphoto and itunes library on NAS?

I have the 2011 macbook air with 128gb ssd. Storage is low so i'm hoping to set up for the very first time, a NAS to host large files such as photo's (raw format), video's and music (lossless and aac ...
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Can I attach two external displays to new MacBook Air?

Would it be possible to connect a thunderbolt display and a DVI display to the new thunderbolt MacBook Air? The Apple website has images of a Pro with multiple external monitors, but an Air with only ...
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How much faster is the new MacBook Air than the old model? [closed]

Are there benchmarks about the new cpu?
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Does the 2011 13" MacBook Air have a longer battery life than the old one?

My understanding is that the new MacBook Air 2011 is using a new Intel CPU that uses less power. I expected that should mean either longer battery life or a lighter computer, but I can't remember how ...
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Connecting Macbook Air 2011 to HP LP2475w monitor.. use DVI, HDMI or Display Port?

The HP LP2475w supports all of the following inputs: DVI-I, HDMI, DisplayPort, Component Video, S-Video, and Composite Video Which one is the preferred to connect the Macbook Air's mini-display ...
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My Macbook Air 2010 (11 inch) goes black and needs to be restarted every 8 - 12 or so hours

I have no idea why this is happening as nothing seems to trigger it. The computer just freezes and the screen goes off, and no amount of key pressing or brightness control jiggering will do anything. ...
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Does the new macbook air has 1000 battery cycle limit?

I know that since 2009 Apple has been advertising the 1000 battery cycles that'll last for around 5 years under normal use for Macbooks and Macbook Pros. I don't see them advertising it in the new ...
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My Macbook Air 2010 11in overheats when I close the lid and run an external monitor

I often run my Macbook Air 2010 11 inch with an external monitor and keyboard, and I close the lid so that I'm using only the external monitor. But then the fan starts running on high in a few ...