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How to stop a key on my Macbook Air keyboard showing the character accent menu?

For no apparent reason, one of the keys on my Macbook Air keyboard (the "l" key) shows the character accent pop-up menu. This happens when I tap the key normally, not when holding down the key. Could ...
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Prevent iPhone from charging when plugged into a battery powered MacBook Air

I would like to prevent my iPhone draining power from my MacBook Air while the laptop is not plugged in and relying on battery power. How would I do this? Note, there doesn't seem to be any "unpowered ...
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Windows 7 VM in Parallels Desktop 9 on Mac Air hits 200F if Taskman not running

I have a late 2013 MacBook Air 13", 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM running OS X Mavericks with a Windows 7 Home Premium VM running under Parallels 9. Since it is used for development, I run it full screen. When ...
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Can you run a 4k monitor at 30hz with a late 2011 MBA?

Is it possible to run an external display connected to a late 2011 MacBook Air at 3840x2160@30Hz. I realize having this resolution at 60hz exceeds the bandwidth limitation of a Thunderbolt 1 port. ...
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When logging in, screen flashes then kicks back to login screen - Cannot login even in Safe mode

I know this is similar to another post here but it went unanswered. Previous Thread I have a Late 2010 13" Macbook Air with Mavericks installed since launch. I was trying to use an external monitor ...
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a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when on ...
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If I use a custom image for my desktop it disappears

Hi I've recently got this problem after installing mavericks on my 2010 macbook air, then every time I start up the comp the desktop background becomes the default wave background like before. Then I ...
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MacBook Air or MacBook Pro(late 2012) for iOS and web development? [closed]

I am looking to jump into iOS development and I am planning to purchase my very first Mac. The MacBook Pro Retina 13" is not affordable at the moment but, after going through eBay and some other local ...
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Speakers of Macbook Air 2010 model not working

I have a 13 inch macbook air 2010 model purchased 3 years ago. In the past year my speakers are not working. The speaker icon shows fine, but only there is no sound. More puzzling thing is, while ...
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Can repeatedly touching the screen of a Macbook Air damage it?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air. Are there technical/physical reasons why it might be harmful to have the screen repeatedly touched or pressed? Why or why not?
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Macbook Air for a student [closed]

I'm planning to buy a macbook air for: - presentations (word, excel, powerpoint) - lots of songs and photos (2k or more) - research & social networking sites + youtube (10-15 tabs open) - apps - ...
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Mid 2012 Macbook Air Black Screen

Turned on my Macbook Air this morning and was greeted with a black screen, I could vaguely make out the login screen but when I entered my password the screen went completely black. I tried ...
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using Apple products abroad: just replace the plug?

For many Apple products, e.g. macbook air, or iphone, the power supply is the same for different countries, and it accepts a power range of 100-240V and 50-60Hz (which I think is a great idea, since ...
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How To Install Kali Linux (or Debian) on Macbook Air (Original 2008 Model)

Recently got an old macbook air 2008 model. I am a linux guy and I am very new to Mac OS X. I tried but I just prefer to have my familiar debian running on this laptop. On a PC I would do this easily, ...
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MBA 2008 Model - Mac OS X 10.6.8 is sluggish and I want to revert back to factory settings (OS) but don't want to loose my Office for mac 2008, how?

I just got a used Macbook Air (The original 2008 model) for writing purposes only. It came with Mac OS X 10.6.8 installed + Office for Mac 2008. However it's very slow and I have tried tools (like ...
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A C/C++ IDE for OS X that isn't Xcode?

I want a stable IDE for coding in C/C++ on Mac OS X Mavericks. Currently I am using Code::Blocks but it sometimes closes reporting some strange list of errors. Also the Code::Blocks "logs(F2)" does ...
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What Macbook have you tried QuickerTek QCard2 with?

I wonder which versions of Macbook Air/Pro is QuickerTek QCard2 (2-port) compatible with? Anyone tried? With which Macbook? Did it work flawlessly? Any compatibility problems?
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How do I remove all traces of my Apple ID from a borrowed MBA?

My MacBook Pro logic board needed to be replaced, so I borrowed an MBA from a coworker. I restored the MBA from Time Machine to get back to work. When I was done, I removed my user account tied to my ...
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Backup Failed - Time Machine couldn't back up to “disk name”

I have a 2013 MacBook Air running Mavericks. I bought a Nifty drive and a top of the line micro sd. When I shutdown my computer, turn it back on and go to backup no problem, but if the lid is shut and ...
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What are my (hardware) options from migrating an account from an MBA?

I just got a shiny new rMBP 15" and want to migrate the account from an older Mac - I've been using a late 2010 MBA. The Migration Assistant estimated 50 hours over the WiFi, after an hour it got up ...
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White Login Screen?

Whenever I boot up my mac, I get a white login page with only my user on it. This started after I entered single-user mode to give myself admin (this is a school laptop... shhhhh ;) ) I can boot ...
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External Seagate Hard drive for Mac - Compatibility

I am looking to purchase a Seagate External Hard Drive for my MacBook Air. The products claims it works only with PC (windows), however, I have read multiple places that I can just format the drive ...
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Which parts of MBA-13" mid-2011 can be upgraded?

Which parts (if any) in Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 can be upgraded to either: an original part from a later version of Macbook Air/Pro or a third-party component which has a better performance/extra ...
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How performance of Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 battery from iFixit compares to the original one?

Please share your performance of the replacement battery as sold by iFixit (I'm interested in the New one, not B-Stock) as compared to the original battery from Apple for Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 ...
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External USB3.0 4TB HDD is not recognized by Mac OS X

I've bought an external 4TB HDD. It is this this one. The problem is that my Macbook Air 11" 2013 (with Mac OS X 10.9.2) does not recognize it. The device is ok. I can use it from other computers ...
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Compatability of Macbook Air with HP 23fi

Is HP Pavilion 23fi monitor compatible with Macbook Air?
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macbook air 2008 model want to install ubuntu

hi I want to install Ubuntu 12.04 or the latest version in my MacBook air. I had formatted my hard drive and there is no other os's installed, so how I can install Ubuntu on mac directly. I also ...
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Macbook Air A1466 - WiFi channel 13

We are 5 tenants in a big house in the Netherlands and apparently channel 13 is the only one not too crowded to offer us a decent connection. Setting the router on any other channel makes the internet ...
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mavericks can see windows but can not login

I have very strange problem with my MBAir. Previously I've been able to connect to my PC running Windows 7 using Finder > Go > Connect to Server..., but all of a sudden it has stopped. When I try to ...
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Wi-Fi range issue with new MBA 13 and Netgear WNR 2200 router

Loving the new MBA 13 (my first Mac), but running into a frustrating wi-fi issue. The MBA wi-fi flies when the machine is in the same room as the NetGear WNR2200 router, but it slows down ...
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I have an older macbook air and it keeps restarting and wont load pass the apple sign, whats wrong with it?

It just keeps reloading and reloading and it wont load pass the apple sign and it does it for hours. I just want to know whats wrong with it or if im going to have to take it in to a computer place.
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iPad (Air) as 2nd screen using Lightning cable?

I travel a lot and use a MacBook Air as my primary machine with an iPad Air for secondary tasks. Occasionally I find it would be useful to have a second screen, but because I don't have a fixed work ...
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New 2013 MacBook Air connects to routers everywhere but home, older MacBooks connect fine

A different situation from what most people experience on here: A new Air will not connect to the Internet via our home router (though other MBs will) and the Air will connect to the Internet via ...
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is 4gb enough in 2014?

I have te possibility to get a 13'' 2013 MBA with i5 and 4gb of Ram for 200$ less than the habitual sell price. The only problem is I can't have more ram, it's 4gb or nothing. My question is : will ...
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Macbook air mid 2012 dual monitors [closed]

I set up my macbook air mid 2012 with 2 external monitors but they will only mirror the same display, how can i have different screens showing?
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2013 MacBook Pro Retina 13“ vs MacBook Air 13” [duplicate]

I am considering buying a 13" MacBook. Please note that this would be my first Apple device. The two the options that I am considering are: MacBook Air, 2013, 13", 128GB SSD, 1.4GHz dual-core Intel ...
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silverlight not working when OS X image restored from retina macbook to macbook air

I have restored my Mac OS X on Macbook Air 13" from image produced fro hardrive in Macbook Pro Retina 15". I suspect there is something in Silverlight settings connected with resolution. How to ...
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OS X Mavericks doesn't recognize my Nexus 5 when plugged in via USB

When I plug in my Nexus 5 into my Mid 2013 MacBook Air 11" nothing happens. It doesn't show up in the finder / on the desktop and when I enable USB tethering, it doesn't show up in my network ...
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Cable required for extended screen

I would like to use my MacBook Air as a extended screen for my iMac, both are running OSX 10.9.2 and both have lightning connectors. What lead should I buy? Kind Regards
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Does the early 2014 MacBook Air use Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2?

I am considering purchasing a new MacBook Air (early 2014 edition). I'd like to drive two external monitors from the laptop. Based on my reading the 2013 Air only supported Thunderbolt 1 and ...
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Will a 1.8GHz MacBook Air be much faster than a 1.3GHz model?

I am looking to purchase a refurbished Macbook Air from Apple's refurbished store. When comparing the models there are two I am looking at. The difference between the two is slight but one of the ...
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How is swap on mid-2013 MacBook Air w/ PCIe SSD?

There appears to be confusing and incomplete information about the PCIe SSDs in mid-2013 MacBook Air 11" and 13" (especially the 128GB models), where a different queue depth may result in different ...
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How fast is 256GB to 128GB on mid-2013 MacBook Air?

I've tried finding the comparison reviews of the performance differences between 128GB and 256GB PCIe SSDs of mid-2013 MacBook Air 11" and 13" (which now have been carried over as the ...
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Terminal Command to Check Available USB Ports

I recently took a trip and was utilizing a USB GPS Device push coordinates to a file. In the middle of the day the device decided to stop working. We were never able to get it back working again ...
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Can Macbook air run my softwares?

I would like to buy Macbook air with below specifications 4gb RAM 128GB Flash Storage i5 Processor 1.7Ghz Mavericks OS And i would like to install the below softwares x-Code 2 Virtual machines ...
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Trackpad on MBA keeps automatically clicking

I always keep 'Tap to click' off because I like the physical feedback when clicking and I tend to automatically touch the trackpad. I reinstalled Mavericks last week, because I wanted to start ...
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Safari adds links on any page

I had strange issue with Safari on Macbook today. It add on any pages I had visited links to other sites. It looks like an advertising. For example, if I had the page with next text: ".... answers ...
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MBA mid-2013'' total freeze; hardware issue?

Update (22nd September, 2014): Ever since I upgraded above a certain developer preview version of OS X Yosemite (DP4 or thereabouts) a couple of months ago, the problem described below has not ...
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How often should one shutdown a Macbook instead of just closing the lid?

I have found contradictory opinions on this. Some say Windows users tend to shut down but that it is not necessary, and I tend to do that too. Others say it is preferable to shut down, as it does not ...
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Producing music on MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

I am curious whether my MBA or MBP would be suitable for my creative purposes. I like writing music. Now I have a slow but stable laptop with Ubuntu 13.10 installed. I've set up JACK, Ardour ...