A thin Mac with either an 11-inch or 13-inch screen and no optical drive.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

2
votes
2answers
32 views

What is keyboard shortcut to cycle through worksheets in excel (office 2011) workbook on mackbook air?

It looks like the shortcut is listed as Command+PageDown, but there's no "page down" on a mackbook air. how can I cycle through the tabs (worksheets) in an excel workbook?
1
vote
1answer
43 views

My bluetooth keyboard and touchpad seem to be interfering

On a Mac Air running the latest OSX I find that the keys that I type are not showing up quickly on the screen sometimes with a multi second delay. It is very intermittent but it happens regularly all ...
0
votes
0answers
148 views

MacBook Air stuck with Apple logo and spinning circle

My MacBook Air isn't loading past the screen with the Apple logo and the spinning circle. I have done an OS X MOUNTAIN LION reset via Disk Utility and it installed, but still nothing. I have done the ...
0
votes
1answer
34 views

To install applications in Developer view of iPad

I would like to install Amazon's Kindle application to my virtual iPad on my Macbook Air's Xcode. However, the developer view is very limited. I can only connect iCloud which shares some details ...
1
vote
2answers
36 views

To show iPad's view on Macbook

This tutorial raised a question if you can mirrow the screen of iPad Air through a cable to the newest Macbook Air. So I think the cable should be something the power cable of iPad air To ...
4
votes
1answer
167 views

How to disable 3D acceleration on the Mac Book Air?

I have a Mac Book Air 2010 with an NVidia GeForce 320M chip. When I use Xcode 6 in the View Debugging tool (a 3D interface that allows debugging the view hierarchy of an app), the computer crashes ...
0
votes
4answers
69 views

Why can't I stop the sound effect for adjusting volume level?

If I go to Settings --> Sound, then there's a checkmark that says "Play feedback when volume is changed." I unchecked it, but the sound effect is still there.
0
votes
1answer
162 views

Bootcamp Macbook Air thinks my USB 3.0 ports are USB 2.0

I recently installed Windows 7 via bootcamp on my new Macbook Air. I have a Seagate USB 3.0 drive that works great in OSX but behaves strangely in Windows. Windows recognizes that it is a USB 3.0 ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

Can I use an anti-reflective/anti-dust polymer coating on a mac display?

I find myself constantly wiping down my monitors to get rid of dust, smudges, and fingerprints. I use cloths/wet tissues specialized for LCD monitors (as recommended in all the documentation), but ...
3
votes
1answer
282 views

My MacBook Air is automatically connecting to a password protected network that's not mine!

I'm starting to think I've been hacked because my Macbook Air is frequently jumping to a neighbors password protected network on its own! I see the network in the "preferred network" list and I don't ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

MD711B, MD711LLA… How do I figure out which version is newer?

I am getting many offers from stores for Macbook air but I don't know how to choose the newest model. Is there any place where I can check based on the model num (e.g., MD711B) I have tried on Apple ...
0
votes
1answer
115 views

Connecting iPad to a USB powered monitor?

I'm thinking about buying a USB powered monitor to connect to my MacBook. I found so many nice ones and the most suitable was Asus. ASUS MB MB168B+ 15.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor Now that got ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

How can I get my headset to work with my MacBook Air? (13-inch, Mid 2013)

I would love to use my Sennheiser PC350SE headset with my MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013 model). I recently purchased a Startech Headset Splitter hoping that this would allow me to use the headphones ...
-1
votes
1answer
117 views

Battery life of macbook air with different hardware configuration

Apple states that the 2014 11-inch MacBook Air has a battery life of 9 hours and the 13-inch model has a battery life of 12 hours. These stats are for the default configuration: Processor: 1.4GHz ...
0
votes
2answers
143 views

Connect Macbook Air to Macbook Pro in target disk mode

Is there anyway to connect a Macbook Air (11-Inch, Late 2010) to a Macbook Pro in target disk mode? The Macbook Air does not support Thunderbolt and also does not have a FireWire port. It just has ...
2
votes
1answer
100 views

Time machine/capsule read-only error

I just got a new logic board installed on my Macbook Air (running OS X 10.9.4). Before the repair, I used a time capsule for backup (which has plenty of storage left). When my newly repaired MBA came ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

MacBook freezing completely, trying to identify the cause

I'm running a Mid-2013 MacBook Air with OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks). I've recently run into an issue of the computer freezing completely. This has happened perhaps 3 times in total over a period of a few ...
3
votes
2answers
73 views

Macbook Air Aluminum Wearout

As you can see in the pictures bellow, this is the palm rest wear I have on my Macbook Air after 1 year of (heavy) usage. I use my laptop professionally, almost on a daily basis for many hours a day. ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Is iMovie available on the MacBook Air 11 inch?

Is iMovie available on the MacBook Air 11 inch? The iMovie system requirements say that the minimum resolution is 1280x800, while the 11 inch Air has 1366x768.
1
vote
0answers
161 views

How to install OS to Mac Air with a different Apple ID

I got a Mac Air from friend and the Mac OS is 10.7(Lion). I tried to delete friend's data but unfortunately I deleted the whole disk and now there is no Mac OS in this Air. There was always only a ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

Macbook Air Screen Pixelation?

I was having trouble with my Macboook Air starting up so I held down shift while booting up which solved the problem of it not logging on. However, now the screens do this sort of weird pixelation. ...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

Is my MacBook Air's trackpad broken?

I have a 6 month old MacBook air. I use it for my online business at least a few hours a day and don't have a wireless mouse so I click the trackpad a lot. Lately it isn't always working when I light ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Why does my MacBook Air produce so much noise

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. This normally only occurs when I am using the MacBook at a high intensity. However, the fan stops only when ...
5
votes
1answer
313 views

Can I swap the SSD from mid-2013 Macbook Air and mid-2014 Macbook Pro?

I bought a Macbook Air with a 256 GB in mid 2013. I bought a Macbook Pro with a 128 GB in mid 2014. I'd like to swap the SSDs if possible. Are the parts compatible? I'm looking at these two guides ...
0
votes
2answers
52 views

Colour profile not set when switching monitor

I'm running OS X 10.8.5 on a mid 2011 MacBook Air. Lately I've noticed that when I attach or detach an external monitor, the relevant monitor colour profile is not actually used. When I look in the ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

11" Air Regularly Loses Power to USB Ports

Lately, my 11" Air has been sending very little power to the USB ports on a regular basis. A restart always solves the problem, and I haven't yet detected a pattern to when it happens, other than that ...
0
votes
0answers
114 views

Monitor shows static screen when after sleep/lockscreen

I have a viewsonic 1080p monitor. It works fine with my macbooc air running OS X 10.9.x The problem is that whenever the macbook wakes up from sleep or gets unlocked, the monitor does not work. It ...
0
votes
0answers
144 views

MacBook Air randomly “dies” on a full/near full battery

Since the beginning of the month, I've had a strange issue with my 2010 MacBook Air (2.13 Ghz, 4GB Ram, 128 GB SSD). It will run fine when plugged into the MagSafe, but running on battery it'll ...
1
vote
0answers
86 views

MacBook Air: Two external displays using CadDigit Thunderbolt Station

I need to connect two external displays to my 2013 Macbook Air. Each external display has one VGA port and one DVI port. After some search, I found that my best option is the CalDigit Thunderbolt ...
0
votes
1answer
64 views

Sporadic static-like white dots on external monitor after upgrading to new MacBook Air

After upgrading from a 2011 MacBook Air to a (refurbished) mid-2013 MacBook Air, I'm getting odd behavior with my external Dell 2240M monitor. Whenever my laptop wakes up, if the monitor is already ...
0
votes
2answers
33 views

2012 MacBook Air has wear spot on the bottom left

My mid-2012 MacBook Air has a spot on the bottom plate. The computer has never been dropped. Does anyone have any idea what could cause this?
0
votes
3answers
2k views

How to upgrade Macbook Air 2014 SSD?

I have a Macbook Air 2014 - 128 GB, and I am running out of space. Is it possible to upgrade the SSD to one of bigger capacity?
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How to put a Macbook Air into “Target Disk Mode”?

I have an older Macbook Air. I'm trying to transfer the data onto my new Macbook Air using a Thunderbolt cable. The Apple Store employee assured me that you can connect a Thunderbolt cable to a mini ...
2
votes
1answer
257 views

Is Windows 8.1 compatible with Apple MacBook Air MD711HN/A?

I'm planning to buy Apple MacBook Air MD711HN/A. I would like to know whether its compatible with Windows 8.1. Is it possible to have a single OS (Win 8)? I use Windows very frequently and travel a ...
0
votes
1answer
587 views

Sound not working on MacBook Air mute box is checked and greyed out

My audio on my MacBook Air is not working. When I go into System Preferences and go to Sound, the mute box is checked and greyed out. My Mac can't play anything including iTunes and YouTube, even ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

Three phantom monitors after upgrading to Mavericks

I just upgraded my old Macbook Air (late 2010) from 10.6.8 to Mavericks 10.9.4. The OS now sees three ghost monitors that do not exist: When I'm cordless, I can work around by mirroring the ...
1
vote
0answers
110 views

VirtualBox “The screen resolution for this app to run” on Mac 1440 x 900

I installed Virtual Box and Windows 8.1 from https://modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads The resolution of my display is 13-inch (1440 x 900) Also I installed Guest Additions. I can't run ...
0
votes
0answers
147 views

Can't close the lid on macbook air while using windows 8

I installed windows on a macbook air, and it works fine, except that when I close the lid, and open it the screen is black, but when I tried to press the touchpad, I hear the sound of windows error. I ...
1
vote
0answers
60 views

How to persist the display arrangement of multiple thunderbolt displays daisy chainded?

My setup is: MacBookAir, OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) and two Thunderbolt displays. It seems that the arrangement of the displays after reconnecting thunderbold or restarting device is rather randomly ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

2008 MacBook Air connected to a 2011 iMac from DVI to Thunderbolt?

I have an original 13" MacBook Air from early 2008 with a micro-DVI interface and a 2011 27" iMac that I would like to use as a monitor for the MacBook Air. A cable that converts the micro-DVI to a ...
2
votes
2answers
118 views

MacBook Air, Mavericks and two USB-DisplayLink-Adapters and position of monitors

I have a MBA 2013 with a Thunderbold-Display (middle) and two USB 3.0 Display-Adapters (left and right). After the upgrade to Mavericks, I have to adjust the positioning of the monitors after every ...
2
votes
1answer
51 views

Where can i get a copy of OS X Lion s/w?

Where can I get a copy of the S/W Lion? I want to "clean install OS X Lion" on my MBA 13" 2012, like it originally came. AirRay
0
votes
1answer
202 views

Tilde character on Mavericks/Macbook air with Norwegian keyboard turns into >

After upgrading my MB Air & upgrading to Mavericks, I can't get my beloved tilde character to turn up. I got a Norwegian keyboard, so there is no dedicated tilde character. Answers from Google ...
0
votes
1answer
117 views

How to test a Macbook Air battery hardware integrity

I spilled water on my Macbook Air last week. The technician had to remove the battery because it wasn't charging. Without battery, the computer runs fine. I'm thinking of purchasing another battery, ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Macbook Air: Model of 2013 or 2014?

New apple user here, I found this Macbook Air model: http://www.ispot.ma/index.php/mac-15/macbook-air/macbook-air-md760.html When I did a search about the Serial Order (MD760F/A), I couldn't find ...
2
votes
0answers
3k views

Mac internal trackpad and keyboard not working on Yosemite [closed]

I have found some threads describing this problem on Google, but none of them provided an (working) answer. I have installed beta of Yosemite on my MBA (2013). I made no back-ups, but it's my ...
0
votes
3answers
751 views

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Air, and the Service Battery alert is showing

My 13" Macbook Air recently started showing the "service battery" alert. It's the mid-2012 model, and is still under Apple Care. The alert seems to appear mainly when I'm running off the battery. Is ...
1
vote
3answers
9k views

AirPlay on Apple TV works for iOS devices but not for Macs

I am trying to use AirPlay mirroring in a conference room-style setup using a 3rd-generation Apple TV. All software is fully-updated (as of 7/24/2014). All devices are connected to a strong network ...
2
votes
1answer
109 views

Is it possible to interrupt installation procedure at power on

My friend is bringing back a new Macbook Air from abroad to the UK for me. New rules have been put in place to power up electronic devices in hand luggage as part of new security measures ...