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Wrong function key layout on a Mid 2011 MacBook Air

My wife just got a used Mid 2011 MacBook Air. The keyboard looks like this: But the keys work like this: There's no way no adjust the backlight brightness and the volume controls are all messed ...
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MacBook Air (Lion)

We wiped the H.D on my 3 year old MBA OS X 10.7, Lion and restored it to like bran new at the Apple Store today. It connected effortlessly to the guest WiFi there. At home I get "Connection Timeout" ...
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How to make @ key work?

Have bought Mac air 11 inch today. Cannot make @ key function. I Have pressed alt and the @ key together. Nothing happens. It seems that other signs on the right side are not the same as what I see ...
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Don't know Macbook login password

Recently I bought a used Macbook air but it was locked. The seller was not reached by phone or email. So I tried to factory reset or re-install the OS but all failed due to various reasons. I called ...
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Using Only an External Monitor with a MacBook Air or Pro?

This question Use Only External Display With Macbook asks how to use an external display with a Macbook in clamshell/closed mode with attached peripherals such as external keyboard and mouse. I ...
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Numbers no longer opens .xls spreadsheet

I have very recently converted to a MacBook Air from a PC and have a 1.3mb .xls file which 1 week ago Numbers happily opened, edited and saved in its own format. Today, when I opened it it was ...
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If I remove GarageBand and iMovie from my MacBook Air, can I restore them later?

I have just bought a new MacBook Air 13" (2013). It comes pre-installed with GarageBand and iMovie. I don't really need these applications and I want to save my disk space, so I was thinking about ...
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Most robust and lasting replacement battery for Macbook Air 2011

I need to replace a battery for my Macbook Air mid-2011. There is no Apple's own repair service where I live, and I'm fairly savvy with electronics to do my own repairs. I assume that Apple is very ...
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What's the max resolution for mini DisplayPort connected to a 2013 MacBook Air?

I've got a new 2013 MacBook Air 13", with Intel HD Graphics 5000, and it came with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter within the box. A mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is also available from Apple. An ...
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Screen captures of windows larger than screen

Is there a way to capture a screenshot of a browser window / webpage which is larger than the MacBook Air (1366x768) screen it's displayed on? I need to have captures of how a site displays in a ...
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What hardware does Xcode storyboard performance depend on the most?

I'm considering upgrading my MacBook Air to a Pro in the interest of getting better performance out of Xcode development experience. Right now using Xcode 5 seems ok for writing code. However ...
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How to make sd act like internal disk

I just got an http://www.amazon.com/PNY-StorEDGE-Memory-Expansion-P-MEMEXP64U1-EF/dp/B00DC9TN72 StorEDGE. I wanted to make it so that my computer views in as an internal drive so I do not eject it. ...
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MacBook Air is slow after inserted and removed USB audio player

I have a first generation MacBook Air. I plugged in a USB memory stick, which is actually a 2 GB MP3 player but serves as a memory stick as well. Finder never shows the content of the memory stick. ...
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How does battery life compare with OSX vs Windows 7 (or 8.1) on an Macbook Air?

Does anyone know how long the battery life is on an Macbook Air with Windows 7?
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How come Android finds lists Wi-Fi networks that OS X doesn't?

I have a MacBook Air with OS X 10.8.5 and a Samsung cell phone with Android. I use the Wi-Fi heavily on both (I travel a lot, and only use Wi-Fi when I'm out of the US) — often in cafes — and I rarely ...
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Ways to extend lap top battery life on Mavericks

What are some ways to extend lap top battery life on Mavericks? I've heard that disabling notification center via the terminal can help. I've also had a friend tell me that disabling window animations ...
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Can the macbook air trackpad play nice with the iOS simulator?

Does anyone knows if (and how) I can get my MacBook Air trackpad to feel more natural when used with the iOS simulator ? It should be easier to use the iOS simulator with the trackpad - but it's not, ...
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Firewall settings with “imagent”

Among others that I recognize, I have the "imagent" been allowed to pass true my firewall (allow incoming connection). What/who is it, and do I must have it or can I just block it. I do not ...
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MacBook Air display to external projector

I have a new 2012 MacBook Air (just a week old). Today I tried to connect to an external LCD projector, using a mini-DisplayPort-to-VGA adaptor, to project my slides. Something went wrong and I was ...
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Are there any advantages to partitioning a SSD on a Mac?

I have a Macbook Air with 128GB SSD. It's used to be a best practice to put the OS on a separate partition from data. Does that make any sense? What are the advantages to partitioning an SSD?
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How to enter single user mode when eEFIt is installed?

When I pressed Command S and tried to enter Single User Mode, my MacBook Air goto the rEFIt shell. If I click the Apple icon in rEFIt screen, and then press Command S, Mac OS X simple goes straight ...
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Can I boot Linux (any distro?) from USB on a MacBook Air that has no hard drive?

I've a MacBook Air that has burned out three hard drives from OWC. The original drive is gone somewhere, and it no longer makes sense to purchase a replacement. The rest of the hardware is in good ...
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im trying to delete stuff from my sd card [duplicate]

im trying to delete some files,music,pictures,etc from a sd card but I'm not able to do it every time i try it said "The item “02 Track 02 6.mp3” can’t be moved to the Trash because it can’t be ...
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Dual external displays with dvi splitter on macbook air

I've been through the questions I can find about Macbook Air's and their display capabilities. I've just bought a mini display to DVI and a DVI splitter and at first glance I was happy but then I ...
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ntpd: consistently incorrect time on mid-2013 MacBook Air

I'm using ICMP time stamping on my mid-2013 MacBook Air, and I need my clock to have an accuracy of no worse than 1ms. I see that ntpd is running, with the default settings, and /etc/ntp.conf ...
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How to check what keyboard type is installed in MacBook Air by serial number?

I have unpacked MacBookAir 13". How to check using serial number or other information from the box if MacBook is equipped with English keyboard layout or with other?
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What IR receivers would work on a 2010 MacBook Air?

If you didn't already know, the 2010 MacBook Air doesn't have an IR receiver. Does anyone know of a very small and cheap IR receiver that would work with a MacBook Air and the Apple Remote? Here are ...
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Problem installing Huawei E3131 3G modem on 2012 MacBook Air

I have a Huawei E3131 3G modem and it doesn't work on latest 2012 MacBook Air. It works with older versions of OS X with USB 2.0 so it looks like the only problem is USB 3.0.
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Can a Mac with Thunderbolt effectively use a PCI Graphics Card using an external cage?

I was wondering how good thunderbolt is for adding a beefier PCI graphics card to my MacBook Air. If I use a PCI enclosure like this, will the card integrate with the Mac to enhance the performance ...
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Black borders with external monitor on MBA 2013

I have a problem that I'm not able to fix. I'm getting black borders, some king of margin. The display doesn't use the full space in the monitor. I have a total of four monitors in my house and three ...
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Repeatedly asked to install firmware update 1.8

In the last few days I have seen the same update keep appearing in my App Store updates list. The details are: Software Update: MacBook Air SMC Firmware Update 1.8 "This update address a rare issue ...
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Trying to securely erase hard drive, but Security Options not available (Mavericks)

Recently got a new Macbook Pro 13″ and I'm preparing my old Macbook Air for sale. I'm following steps in the Apple Support article on this topic (as well as other similar articles I've found). I'm ...
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2012 Macbook Air Mt Lion 10.8.2. Can I factory reset and upgrade using only an external monitor?

I just purchased a 2012 MacBook Air with a broken screen. I'm using it as a desktop via an external monitor. I plan to do a factory reset and then upgrade to mavericks. Will I be able to complete ...
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No Wifi Connection on Macbook Air

I have an issue with my MacBook Air. It won't connect to my home internet but strangely enough it will connect to my iPhone and my sistes Mac Air but not mine. Is there any solution?
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re-mount ejected SD card without reinserting

I use a microSD card in my macbook air for additional storage, using a flush adapter (homemade, similar to the nifty minidrive). To save battery when I'm not using it, I disabled auto-mount using ...
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Macbook Air power saving with Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter

I am considering buying a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter to save my MBA power consumption as I can shutdown the Wifi, assume it use a lot of power. Anyone tried before and it works? How many % of ...
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Can I use two non-Thunderbolt displays on a MacBook Air

I have been told that the only way to connect more than one external display to a MacBook Air was to buy Apple's Thunderbolt monitor and daisy chain. Mavericks promises better support for external ...
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Is it possible to have my MacBook become an iBeacon?

Is it possible to have my MacBook become an iBeacon? I would like it to broadcast itself to iOS devices which support iBeacons. If this is possible, what are the hardware requirements of the computer ...
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MacBook Air wifi NIC: supported channels

I've had a problem with my Wi-Fi connection to a TP-Link router from MacBook Air. It has been solved by manually changing Wi-Fi channel on the router from "Automatic" to an average value. What ...
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why login screen has a 2-second delay with external monitor?

On a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, with an external monitor ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms WQHD (2560 x 1440), connected through a miniDP-to-DP cable, every time the computer gets back from the monitor sleep, ...
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Require password to wake computer by specific condition

I'd like to require password to wake my Macbook Air running Mavericks when it is not in my home. So if it was not connected to my home wifi, then I'd like it to require password to wake from sleep ...
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My 2011 MacBookAir boot screen does not list MBR USB flash drives anymore – Why, and how to list them again?

I have a MBR-formatted, bootable USB flash drive with GRUB. I have tested it successfully on other computers - one with BIOS and another one with UEFI. I usually boot my 2011 4,1 MacBookAir with that ...
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Parallel desktop 8 running on USB3 flash driver doesn't respond

I have my parallel desktop 8 running windows 7 on a SanDisk Extreme® USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive. My Mac is Macbook Air 2012 8GB Ram 128GB SSD. I do some research to ensure my Mac support USB3 and ...
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How to recover my texts on Pages?

I just made a big silly mistake in the newest Pages Version on Mac air, I clicked "setup", then I clicked "Document Body", and then Pages asked me"Are you sure you want to remove the body of the ...
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Should I get a Macbook Air Haswell i5 8GB

Right now I have an older Macbook Pro with the following specs: 2.3 GHz i5 4 GB 1333 MHz Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB And have the possibility to trade my Macbook Pro for a 2013 Haswell Macbook ...
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How can I use the Pages Full Screen in the old way?

I just updated to Mac Maverick and updated Pages. The question is I just can't get used to it, I don't the exact words to describe it. In the past, when in the Full Screen modem, I am typing in ...
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How can I use my Apple earbud mic with the internal speakers on my Macbook Air?

When I plug my iPhone headset into my Macbook Air, the operating system recognizes both the headphones and the microphone. As a "side-effect" it disables the internal speaker and microphone. Is there ...
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Why does the fan speed up like they do when there's a firmware update?

This is purely a question that will only sate my curiosity. In other systems, when there's a firmware update going on, there is no fan speedup (or none as intense as in the MacBooks). Now, in the ...
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When can I recycle my Macbook Air (mid-2013)?

I was interested in recycling my Macbook Air Intel Core i7 1.7 GHz 13" (mid-2013), however, when I went to get started on the recycling program, this model was not listed. I was just wondering when it ...
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External monitor has “sun spots”

I have a Macbook Air 13″ (late 2010) and external monitor (Dell SX2210) connected by Mac Display Adapter to VGA adapter (pre-Thunderbolt). I frequently see regions of the Dell screen glitched by ...