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Unable to modify the volume with the keyboard

Sometimes, when I connect an external set of headphones/speakers, I am unable to change the volume. When I press one the volume keys, I see the image below. Why does this happen? Interestingly, if I ...
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mid-2011 MBA: sluggish wifi on WPA/WPA2 networks

Machine specs: Mid-2011 MacBook Air with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7 processor, and 4 GB DDR ram, Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB, OS 10.9.2 (Mavericks). Wifi connection is sluggish with multiple ISPs on ...
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“You shut down your computer because of a problem.” keeps displaying on every boot

I found a solution for this question while tinkering around. Please refer to the answers section to see what resolved it for me. Mods, please close this question. I am using a 13" MacBook Air (late ...
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Webcam Colored Lines - Hardware Issue?

Has anyone seen this before? It's happening with any camera app (Skype, Photo Booth, Hangouts) so it doesn't appear to be software related. I'm assuming it's a hardware issue but I'm wondering if ...
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How do I recover data from a dead MacBook Air?

Things I've tried: All of the key combinations, it does not respond to any of them. I can't boot from anything external, I tried removing the SSD which is an OWC Mercury Aura Pro 6G. It doesn't ...
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Macbook Air 2013+windows 8 trying to Target Display mode to 27" iMac 2013 with OS X mavericks

I have a late 2013 MacBook air with thunderbolt, running bootcamped Windows 8.1 and one 27" iMac late 2013, running OSX mavericks. Both are linked using the original Apple thunderbolt cable, but I ...
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How to type ` on Mac keyboard?

I searched my US American MacBook keyboard and I did not find symbol of "`" (grave accent). Did I miss it?
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Why can't I choose full screen mode in Photoshop CS6?

I am using a trial version of Photoshop CS6, and I can't choose full screen mode. I am running OS X 10.9. What's wrong?
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SDXC Card or USB 3 pen drive - which one should I buy, and which one is better

I have MacBook Air (13", Mid 2013) and my father has MacBook Pro (13", Mid 2012). Both MacBooks have SDXC card slot, and both support/ has USB 3 ports. We are thinking of moving iPhoto library to ...
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Bluetooth keyboard always wants to pair

I have a MacBook Air in my office that prompts to pair to a BlueTooth keyboard every 5-10 seconds. I turned BlueTooth off/on. Made sure it is not discoverable. Restarted. Run updates. Reset PRAM. ...
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Skype video call taking a lot of battery power on mavericks

I have got mavericks 10.9.2 and latest Skype version 6.14(351) on a MBA 2013. Whilst on a video call with one person only both cameras turned one and very good wifi signal Skype drained about 18% of ...
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Is there anyway to expand my MacBook Air's hard disk?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air(11-inch), I am using OS X 10.9, but I only have 64GB Flash Storage, and I want to expand the storage of MacBook Air's hard disk. I asked geniuses at Apple and they told me ...
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OSX loud siren that starts every 1-5 minutes?

This one is very odd. My 2010 Macbook Air running latest Mavericks was working very well just yesterday and today it started to play a "siren sound" (sounds a bit like warning/alarm/police siren), the ...
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Hooking up a MacBook Air to a traditional stereo system

Premise: This machine: 11" MacBook Air 2012 This amp: Pioneer A-209R Cable: 3.5mm jack ↔ double male RCA connector Goal question: How do I get this hooked up properly? I’ve tried simply ...
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Copying files over file sharing on Mavericks extremely slow

I have three Macs on the same LAN/Wifi at home (Airport Extreme), all running Mavericks 10.9.2. Two Mac Minis (bought 2013) copy files to/from each other over file sharing at an acceptable speed, ...
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Which MacBook with Windows?

I'm working off a mid 2009 13" MBP right now which I want to replace soon. I'm thinking of getting an MBA instead - I would probably get an 11" for the road, with an external monitor for working at ...
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Why does USB audio out mute after about 1 minute?

I am seeing the following behavior on a MacBook Air and an iMac. We have external speakers set up that we connect to via USB > external sound card > speakers. When we initially connect, the audio ...
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micro DVI on 1st generation macbook air

is there a tested way to connect the Micro-DVI port of the Apple Macbook Air 1,1 (Early 2008) to the HDMI input of an HD TV? The only way I know of, is Micro-DVI -> DVI-D (Apple adapter) and then ...
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Check if a (recent) Apple computer is in use over the network

I want to write a script for my energy-swallowing, FreeBSD-based NAS that checks if any of my two Apple computers (iMac 2011, MBA 2012) is turned on. The NAS is turned on in the morning by an RTC ...
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MacBook not responsive when woken within the second it went to sleep

I have a MacBook Air 11" mid 2013 with all the updates. When the screen gets turned off and I try to wake it up in the very same second by touching the touch-pad or pressing a key, it will get stuck ...
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External drive performance for iMovie

I love iMovie and used it to create several projects on my wife's iMac. I'd like to move all my iMovie resources (from an HD camcorder and my iPhone) to my Macbook Air but I don't feel there is ...
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Internet sharing on MacBook Air

I'm trying to share my MacBook Air's wireless connection to my PS3 via ethernet and internet sharing. In internet sharing the share to options are iPhone USB, Thunderbolt Bridge and Bluetooth PAN. If ...
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Have to restart to switch external displays

I have a Macbook Air 2013 model that I use at work and at home. At work I hook it up to an external Dell 27" monitor via a display port adapter. At home I like to hook it up to my Samsung 40" TV. ...
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How do I keep the Recovery HD and EFI partitions from automatically mounting on my MacBook Air?

I've set Finder preferences on my MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.1 to show everything on my desktop: I've noticed that storage partitions called Recovery HD and EFI appear there: What are they? ...
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Mabook Air Ambiant Light Sensor not working

I have the late 2013 version of the Macbook Air, I don't know how the ambient light sensor should behave, I think the keyboard light should automatically led up when the ambient light is too low, and ...
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Macbook air mid-2011 visual glitch problem

I face some problems with my macbook air mid 2011 (HD 3000), some weird visual glitch on the screen (see pictures). Is there any solution or fix? Does anyone else have the same issue? I own a Apple ...
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Flash player will not install corectly

I am trying to install flash player on my MacBook Air. I have been using flash player without any problems. Recently when I tried to use a program that uses flash a popup appears that says the plug ...
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Spring 2010 MBP discrete GPU performace vs current MacBook Air?

I have been using a mid-2010 MacBook Pro with 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB RAM, 7200 RPM 512 MB hard drive, and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB discrete graphics card. After almost four ...
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2012 MacBook Air - USB hardware ran out of device slots?

I've got a 2012 11" i7 MBA. This is a great little machine but one thing has been driving be absolutely batty about it... The USB ports work well for the most part, but inevitably I will plug in a USB ...
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Where is the MacBook Air (13") Mid 2012 fan exhaust?

I would like to put a plastic dust cover on my MacBook Air, but I'm not sure whether it would obstruct the fan exhaust. Below is a drawing that shows the soft cover. I know someone that would make ...
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Original MacBook Air - How do I reinstall the OS?

I've looked for a USB of 10.5 but I can't find anyone that sells it. How would I go about putting the original OS back on the macbook (10.5)?
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Color issues when waking up MBA connected to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I haven't got the faintest idea what is causing this issue, but hopefully somebody here has experienced it before. When I haven't used my computer for a while I decide to wake it up from sleep by ...
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Can only boot to Windows 7, no OS

Back in late 2010, when I first got my MacBook Air, I followed the instructions at http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20020513-285/install-win-7-on-macbook-air-from-a-usb-drive/ to install Windows 7 ...
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iMovie hard drive space

I was using my macbook air 2013 to create a youtube video on iMovie. When I started I had 55gb of space left. I recorded everything used handbrake to convert it and edited it in iMovie. I then ...
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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 ...