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Best way to get Linux on a Macbook Air

I have aquired a macbook air from work after a collegue left. I have tried, but I can't deal with the locked down nature and lack of customization available in OSX, so I want to get Linux on as soon ...
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Macbook Air Logitech K120 USB Keyboard auto remapping problem

I'm having an issue with my 2013 MacBook Air. From day one, I've been using my Logitech K120 USB keyboard with it, and it worked flawlessly from first plug, no problem at all. I've been a month away ...
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slim black object on 1st generation macbook air case

This is just a curiosity: what is that slim black part (see picture) in the Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) case?
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Bluetooth keyboard is losing connectivity

Can anyone advise me how to make my pairing with the Apple Bluetooth keyboard permanent? Thing is that after shutting down or reboot it is lost and I must re-pair again. At the same time Magic Pad is ...
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Connected but won't work at home?

I'm on my school laptop (MacBook Air) and it used to connect to my home Internet connection but suddenly it just..stopped. It says that I am connected. And I have full bars, my iPad and everyone ...
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Desktop icons are disappearing & not behaving

I've just been attempting to shift some stuff across to an external hardrive to make space on the laptop HD and all was going well until I tried copying a large amount of photos into a folder on the ...
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I cannot reach my ATV3 anymore after update MBA (late 2010) to 10.9

Since I updated my MacBook Air to 10.9 I cannot reach my AppleTV3 anymore. I know my MBA (Late 2010) will not be supported for mirroring anymore because of the lack of sandy bridge, but before the ...
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Weight of a refurbished Macbook Air package

I want to know how roughly the weight of a refurbished Macbook Air package, I need this as to know how much it will cost me for the international shipping. Here its URL from Apple Store
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Random Signal Strength Drops

I have a Macbook Air (Mid-2011) at home and a Verizon Actiontec MI424WR Rev. I router. Recently, I noticed that the internet got slower for about 10 sec. and went back to normal. I then opened Wifi ...
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MacBook Air hot after sleeping

I am experiencing strange issue with my MacBook Air (2011, with Mavericks): I don't like to turn off my machine, so I usually just close the lid and put my laptop to backpack before I go to sleep I ...
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iCloud/Google calendar sync issues on OS X 10.9.1

I have recently upgraded to Mavericks, 10.9.1. I am trying to share my diary with my wife, we both use the OS X Calendar and I decided to sync using iCloud. I also have calendars in Calendar synced ...
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Can I run two non-thunderbolt displays from a thunderbolt RAID device?

It seems like this question has been asked a million times, but after a few hours of reading similar questions, I have not been able to find a clear answer. I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air running OS X ...
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MacBook Air forgetting display arrangement

My Mac seems to be forgetting display arrangements for external monitors. It doesn't matter what type of connector it is (Tried Apple converter to VGA as well as non-apple to DVI). Within only a few ...
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Scale Display Resolution of MacBook Air

When connecting an external 1080p-display to my MacBook Air and select mirroring, the Resolution on the MacBook's internal Display changes to the resolution of the display connected. The maximum ...
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AirPlay Music From AirPort Express Dropping Out

My AirPlay music keeps disconnecting. Here's my gear: AirPort Extreme 2013 AirPort Express 2012 MacBook Air 2013 iPhone 4S And my setup: Extreme is in the living room Express is in the adjacent ...
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MBA doesn't see SSD. How do I recover my files?

I have a 1.5 y.o. Macbook Air A1466. Today i left it turned on on charger and went to work. Got home and found it hung. Reboot with powerbutton resulted in a question mark of death. I tried ...
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New USB ethernet adaptor not recognized on network at work

I recently purchased a new USB ethernet adaptor for my MacBook Air (running 10.8.5) direct from the Apple store, but it doesn't work on the ethernet network at work. The old USB ethernet adaptor works ...
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How can I use wired ethernet + external monitor together on my Macbook Air (Late 2013)?

I have a late 2013 MBA which only has USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. I've currently been using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to use wired internet, but I'd also like to use an external ...
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MacBook Air crashes regularly

After purchasing my MacBook Air (MBA) in April 2013, the MBA crashes on a regular basis (1-2 times per week). All crashes occur after I wake up the MBA from a Sleep shutdown. I am brought to the ...
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Sometimes I can run Civilization V on my 2013 MacBook Air, sometimes not, why?

I realise the 2013 MacBook Air doesn't quite meet the game's minimum requirements, but I can sometimes run Civilisation V. Sometimes it loads, fires up the fan, but sits there with a blank screen ...
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How to upgrade my MacBook Air from 10.6 to 10.9?

I was given a MacBook Air from my step mother because she never used it. I tried upgrading everything but every time I try to update it, it stays the same old version. Do i need to go to the store ...
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internet server connection password to register my airport extreme [duplicate]

I can't find the original password for my home internet. How can I find my internet server connection password to register my airport extreme without setting a new one up as a guest?
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Debugger <panic> on MacBook Air

I was updating my iTunes and left my MacBook Air open to finish and restart. When I came back a few hours later my Mac was showing the grey apple screen with the apple and then black lines of code ...
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Trackpad tap to click malfunction

I have been having issues with my trackpad lately and I believe that I have a broken trackpad sensor, but I thought I would ask here to see if it was something to do with the software instead of the ...
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Is it possible to install flash firmware update without having access to OSX?

So I erased my HD and wanted to install Mac OSX Mavericks on my MacBook Air mid 2012 model and after I booted from the USB and was about to install Mavericks the damn thing tells me it can't do so ...
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How do I obtain iPhoto for a second-hand Mac Air?

I obtained a Mac Air from a friend, second-hand. He restored a clean install of the OS, without the free Apps (iPhoto, iMovie…). These apps were included in the original purchase. We understood that ...
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OS X Mavericks crashes with active Hot Corner, Keynote 13 and Mission Control

Just wondering if this happens only to me: What you need: OSX Mavericks - Hot Corners, Mission Control Keynote 13 What to do: Open Mission Control from a hot corner while the progress bar is ...
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Can the 2013 13" Macbook Air drive an external 4k monitor?

Dell has announced that they're going to release a 4k monitor under $1000 in the beginning of 2014, and also has a 24" 4k monitor around $1300. The product page for the 24" one mentions: Optimal ...
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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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Resetting password for Macbook

I need to factory reset my Macbook but cannot recall the password. So I used Cmd+R during startup and go to terminal and typed 'resetpassword' according to this advice ...
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Macbook Air cannot detect my wifi

I need to factory reset my Macbook Air. So restarted it and hold option key. Then it requires to select wifi. But the list does not show the wifi I'm using. The wifi access point is very close and ...
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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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Will heavy duty testing and development cause my MB Air's SSD to crash soon? How to prevent it?

I just recently bought a MacBook Air 2013 (i7 with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD drive). I am a programmer, and my daily jobs would involve a lot of testing on that machine, including setting up databases, ...
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Replacement battery for Macbook Air 2011: equal to or better than original

I need to replace a battery for my Macbook Air 13" 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. How can I identify ...
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How can I disable MySQL from starting at boot?

I have a mid 2013 MBA running OSX 10.9. The process that starts on every start up is mysqld. I believe it was from an old version of MySQL I had installed (via AMPPS). I then installed MAMP Pro and I ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Itunes wireless sync between iPad and Macbook Air

Is there any way to iTunes sync an iPad with a MacBook Air using a wireless connection (either WiFi or bluetooth). If so, how? I managed to bluetooth pair my MacBook Air with my iPad, but I can't ...
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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 lock screen on MacBook Air?

I know this has been asked many times (Is there a similarly fast alternative to Crtl + Shift + Eject for new Macbook that lack eject keys?) but the hotkey combination does not work on my MacBook Air ...
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Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008; A1237) microphone problem

I'd like to understand better how OS X handles the microphone pins ( both external and internal mic ) on this MBA 1,1. In particular, there is this .plist which I don't understand very well: ...