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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 ...
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Videos from iPhone to MBA automatically? Not in Aperture

Do videos appear automatically somehow to Macbook Air after shooting them with iPhone? Currently, I get photos to Aperture but I cannot see videos there and actually I don't want to get them there ...
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Apple A1277 USB ethernet adapter not working on MacBook Air

I've bought a USB ethernet adapter (A1277) and tried to make it work on my MacBook Air MD231 (mid 2012) and may OS is OS X Mavericks, but It's not working. I tried adding USB ethernet connection in ...
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Can the SSD from a 2013 Macbook Air work with an adapter in a PC?

I happen to have a spare SSD from a 2013 MBA and I'm wondering if anyone knows of an adapter card to use it in a PC? There are boards like this ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2013 screen flickering after using in clamshell mode

I've been using my MBA in clamshell mode connected to a Samsung B2330 LCD monitor for about 2 days, using an Apple Mini Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. After taking it out of clamshell mode yesterday to ...
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Why is 'installed' listed in Security & Privacy under 'Accessibility'?

yesterday I noticed that 'installed' is listed under 'Accessibility' in Privacy settings. Everything I can find points to it having no reason to be there. Does anyone know why it's there, and how I ...
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Macbook Air 2011 10.7.5 with SSD from OWC boots automatically in safe mode, works fine when I boot with apple SSD

I've had the OWC SSD for a couple of months, worked fine, then all of a sudden it boots automatically in safe mode and is pretty slow. I tried to boot from my original apple SSD which I kept and it ...
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Create new partition from brand new MacBook Air

I just purchased a macbook air, and when opening Disk Utility, I see the following: 251 GB Apple - Macintosh HD I want to have a 10GB partition besides the current one, which will have the format: ...
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How can I add this line on Pages?

How can I add this line on Pages? Is there a shortcut? I can only repeat press -. If this is not possible on Pages, similar layout will also be OK.
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MBA camera or iPhone camera for analysing tennis shots in slow motion?

I want to practise tennis shots and see how I am doing. I want to use the MBA camera in my laptop or iPhone for this. How can I do it? Some apps for this purpose? Please keep the focus on Apple ...
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You can't use Airport Utility without Airport Extreme?

I want to use Airport Utility to settle wireless time limits, it seems that I can't use Airport Utility. Is it because you can use Airport Utility only with Apple hardware like Airport Extreme?
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Macbook Air mid 2013 not charging

I have a macbook air mid 2013 model. It worked with no problem till now. Today when I opened the macbook it shows no charge symbol(I mean when you press power button it shows a battery icon in a black ...
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My MacBook Air won't charge

My MacBook Air won't charge, the MagSafe doesn't even have that green or red orange light and when it does it isn't very bright. The Battery Icon on the upper right corner indicates not charging. ...
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What cable do I need to go iPad audio out to macbook air mic in?

I have an iPad with various midi apps on it that I'd like to send directly to my MacBook air to record (in Audacity). I'm confused as to what cable I need for this. It appears to use the headphone ...
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Macbook Air's trackpad on trains

Is there any known issue with using a laptop's trackpad while on a moving train, i.e. is the EM field expected to interfere? I ask because often when I use my Apple Macbook Air 1.1 (Early 2008) ...