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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: ...
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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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Disk Utility won't allow to delete and resize partitions

I'm running OS X 10.9 and I had a linux partition when I updated from 10.8. Since I updated I can't boot on linux, which is no big deal for me. Though I would Like to delete the partition that is left ...
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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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Disk Utility does not show OK message after Verify Disk

Rebooted and Verified Disk twice. There is no OK message and stops here: Is it a new behaviour under Mavericks, or something wrong? How can I fix it?
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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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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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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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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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Use MacBook as a monitor and controller for iMac

I have an iMac and I also happen to have a MacBook Air. What I need is this strange layout - I want to be able to control my iMac with my MacBook. I also want to be able to share my iMaс screen to my ...
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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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Reminders App Hangs after Mavericks Upgrade

A couple of people on twitter share this issue, but I cannot find any discussions of it nor solutions. Since moving to OS X 10.9, Reminders app keeps pinwheeling, and won't respond. It doesn't ...
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Mac App store download failures and fake complete notification

I just upgraded to Mavericks on my new Macbook Air and I am facing issues downloading apps from the Mac app store. When I click on the install button on any app, it does the usual animation of ...
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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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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 ...
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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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MacBook Air: audio jack left channel failing

I have a MacBook Air 2012. I listen to audio by plugging EarPods into the audio jack. This morning I noticed that I no longer have sound coming out of the left headphone. Well, There is a little, but ...
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Location of power Logic on Macbook Air 13" A1369 main logic board

Is there anyone who can help with the placement of of power logic components on main logic board? My macbook air is totally dead.
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How to fix choppy scrolling on 10.9 Mavericks?

I just upgraded my mid-2012 MacBook Air to 10.9. Now whenever I scroll down a page, the effect is very choppy. The scrolling seems to stop and start very quickly. Also, sometimes the left part of the ...
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Why does my MacBook Air 2013 wake from sleep every minute on Mavericks?

I'm having issues with my MacBook Air 2013 waking from sleep into Dark Wake every minute since I upgraded to Mavericks. Whenever it's been to sleep and goes into standby it keeps waking up. This is ...