A thin Mac with either an 11-inch or 13-inch screen and no optical drive.

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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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Apple USB ethernet adapter is not detected

I have a Macbook Air running 10.7.4 and I'm trying to connect to ethernet using the official Apple USB to ethernet adapter. However, the mac never detects the new network interface. It never displays ...
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Display failure after waking up from standby

for some days I am experiencing a very strange behavior when my MacBook Air (newest generation) wakes up from the standby modus. Instead of the login view there are just many white and black lines ...
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Is putting the computer to sleep while it's in a hot car a bad idea?

I know that keeping the battery of a MacBook Air in a hot environment is a bad idea. But sometimes I have to leave it in a hot car. Are there any recommendations as to what to do in this kind of ...
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Is it possible to add an internal broadband card to MacBook Air?

I have a Mid-2011 MacBook Air 11". Can I add a Verizon (or any kind of) broadband card to it internally? We want to avoid having an awkward USB modem hanging off the side.
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Can a Macbook Air host a network?

I'm going to be away for a few days and will be taking both my Macbook Air and my iPad away with me. Whilst we're stuck in a hotel room I may not have internet connection (I'm not willing to pay for ...
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Does the MacBook Air Support 5.1 Surround Sound

The title pretty much says it all. I have a 13" version of the newest-generation MBA. Can I get 5.1 surround sound? If so, do I have to do anything special to enable it?
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Syncing iOS devices to multiple Macs with same Apple ID

Not really a duplicate to the specific question but related: Sharing music in the iTunes library with multiple accounts and iOS devices. I got a 2011 13-inch MacBook Air for my upcoming college ...
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Running flash on MacBook Air V1

I run applications that use Adobe Flash. This causes my MacBook Air (1st generation) to heat up and end up becoming unusable. Someone suggested running flash after creating a new Windows Partition, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Will the Macbook Air (Mid 2012) support dual monitors?

Can I hook up two external monitors (with a HDMI interface) to a MacBook Air 2012? I don't want to use the MacBook Air monitor when the two monitors are used.
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How to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air with Mountain Lion

I recently downloaded Mountain Lion because I wanted to be able to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air. But, for some reason I'm not able to add my number to my Mac. When ...
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What is the advantage of dual microphones?

The new MacBook Air (Jun 2013) comes with dual microphones. What's the advantage over single microphone? Anything to do with background noise cancellation?
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How can I get files off of a Mac when the display is broken?

I need to get files off of my mac, and SSH and RDP are both disabled. My screen is broken, and my SSD is encrypted by FileVault. Now, I do have one advantage: An external monitor. However, it will ...
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How to reduce the size of swap files (Mac OS 10.6) \

I recently deleted (Oops!) my swap files and thanks to some great help on this forum, I was able to re-start my Mac and there is now a new swap folder. I had used Grand Perspectives in an attempt to ...
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MacBook Air 2011 - External Display

I currently have a MacBook Air 13" 2011. I want to connect two external Displays. Does it work? I think it can speak to two Displays. When the internal Display is closed, it should be possible to ...
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Airplay over wired network?

I intend to buy a MacBook Air. I already own an AirPlay enabled receiver/player from Denon. It features both WiFi and Ethernet network interfaces. Will AirPlay work over a wired (Ethernet) network ...
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What are the physical dimensions of the SSD used in the MacBook Air?

I need the dimensions of the "gum-stick" SSD (solid-state drive) used in 2011 MacBook Air models, preferably in cm or mm.
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Does the MacBook show FaceTime missed calls?

I use my MacBook Air for FaceTime calls, while a friend calls me using an iPad 2. Since I don't always keep my Air turned on all the time, my friend's calls often end up unanswered. However, it's ...
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Closing lid for clamshell doesn't make external monitor primary under 10.7.3 on MacBook Air 13"

I'm connecting a 13" MacBook Air to a Dell 22" screen using the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, with an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad plugged into a USB on the MacBook and a USB mouse ...
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Best USB hub to match the Thunderbolt display?

I just got a spanking new Apple Thunderbolt Display to work with my Macbook Air and I'm loving it. The one thing I'm missing from my iMac is the 4 USB ports at the back (the Thunderbolt display only ...
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Comparing MacBook keyboards

Might sound like a subjective question, but it doesn't have to be: How does the keyboard keypress-action (the feel of the keyboard) differ between all model-years of MacBooks (the entire line ...
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Can you get a line-in port on a MBA via an external device?

I have a macbook air and I really want to plug in my guitar to garage band, but unfortunately the air doesn't have a line-in port. My question is, is there an external device that can provide you a ...
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Does the new macbook air has 1000 battery cycle limit?

I know that since 2009 Apple has been advertising the 1000 battery cycles that'll last for around 5 years under normal use for Macbooks and Macbook Pros. I don't see them advertising it in the new ...
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Best video encoding to preserve Macbook Air battery life?

I am about to take a long flight and would like to take my 13" Macbook Air (late 2010 model) to watch some movies. I don't have a DVD drive, so I will be ripping DVDs (that I own), encoding them, and ...
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How is Macbook Air, Macbook Pro's Solid State Drive compared to Intel or Crucial Technology ones?

I want to buy a Solid State Drive for my PC, but also is thinking of just buy Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 13 or 15 inch so that there is already a Solid State Drive. How does the Solid State Drive ...
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Tap to click on only one trackpad?

Is there a way to configure the Magic Trackpad with tap-to-click without having tap-to-click on the built-in trackpad of a MacBook Air?
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Installing Windows 7 on MacBook Air?

Last night I was trying to install Windows 7 on my new MacBook Air, I started it and the Windows installation began. I deleted 80GB HD (preinstalled Mac OS) also deleted, but I could install windows ...
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How do I set up a firmware password on a MacBook Air?

I'm trying to follow the instructions for how to set up a firmware password, the problem is that they don't mention anything about Mac OS X 10.6.*, nor do they mention what to do with a MacBook Air, ...
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MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter not working

OK, so I bought an MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter off dx.com and it doesn't work, before I angrily demand a refund I want to know whether there is anything I can do to get this to work. I have a ...
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can't create user account after reinstall

After erasing my hd and reinstalling Mac OS X Mavericks I am not able to create a user account. It just seems to loop. I also tried to create a second account, for that worked last time, but now it ...
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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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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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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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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 retrieve pictures from guest account?

I have saved pictures in my MacBook Air on a Guest Account. I am trying to locate my pictures in guest account but am unable to find it. How can I retrieve these?
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How can I encrypt my VirtualBox VM?

Is there a way for me to use a virtual machine (VirtualBox) on my MacBook Air with encryption protection? I want to install a VM of Ubuntu, and if my employer calls back the hardware I don't want them ...
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Macbook Air (Mid 2013) keyboard and trackpad not detected

I was holding down a key (can't remember which) and then my keyboard and trackpad were no longer responsive. Multiple restarts, PRAM, and SMC resets did not do the trick. I can use the keyboard and ...
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Coloured Vertical Lines on Screen

I dropped my macbook air and the screen is like this since. Does anyone know what exactly happened to it? Is it hardware or software?
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MacBookAir kernel_task at 300% and rising

I have a MacBookAir5,1 connected to a Thunderbolt Display. When it gets very hot, PID 0 "kernel_task" uses ever more CPU until reaching 340% and slowing the Mac down sufficiently to make me restart ...
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External hard drive spinning up during sleep

Every time I close the lid on my macbook air, my external hard drive seems to spin up for about 5 seconds every 30 seconds, and this will go on continuously, even for several hours. The noise itself ...
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What technical requirements need to be satisfied by a DVI KVM for these two Macs?

I have a Mac Pro (2008 eight core 2.8 GHz), a MacBook Air (mid-2011 Core i5 1.7 GHz), and a 30" Apple cinema display (maximum resolution 2560x1600). I have a mini displayport to dual-link DVI adapter ...
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Some dvorak shortcuts aren't working. 10.8.2

I just got a new Macbook Air, and was all excited to code: but then wham. For example I cannot do command + / Which is pretty valuable when coding. It treats it as Command + { I'm trying to use ...
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MacBook Air -> Finder -> Document displayed at the top of the Finder window

I own a MacBook Air. I've recently been having this problem where I'm not sure what I click, but after viewing a document it will stay at the top of my Finder window. I have no idea how to get rid of ...
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Can any iOS app remotely wake a sleeping MacBook Air when the lid is closed?

I want to be able to access my Macbook Air (Late-2011, Mountain Lion), when the lid is closed (in sleep mode), remotely from my iPhone 4GS. I have tried using LogMeIn Ignition App but it does not ...
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First cycle of MacBook battery: runs at 97% capacity, is this normal?

I ordered my brand new Macbook Air with 8 GB RAM and picked up from Apple Store two days ago. However after fully running out of battery for first time, I recharged it to 100% and coconutBattery says ...