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MacBook Air attempting to shutdown after a couple of seconds of inactivity

I have a a MacBook Air that works fine except popping up a shutdown dialog if left untouched for a couple of seconds (seems to be a consistent duration around 3 seconds or so). Hitting Cancel or Esc ...
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Starting macbook air automatically

How could I possibly eliminate the user accounts at login to start my mac automatically? Actually I have a couple of user accounts both admin / guest however I do not want to login by entering ...
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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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Gray screen after installing Yosemite

Yesterday I updated my 2012 MacBook Air to Yosemite. Everything was good, everything working great, but, at the end of the night, my laptop’s battery was low so I decided to shut it down, instead of ...
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MacBook Air syncing with my iTunes on my iPhone

I plugged my iPhone into my MacBook thinking that all my iTunes music on my iPhone would magically sync onto my new MacBook Air... unfortunately not, there is only one song in my iTunes library on my ...
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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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Yosemite window close button off center?

I just updated my 13" MacBook Air (early 2014) to OS X Yosemite. The close button on the semaphore buttons at the top-left of the window has the x in it off center! That's not something I expect from ...
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Double tap to drag no longer works

I used to have the double-tap-to-drag working, where I would tap the trackpad, let go, then tap-and-hold and it would begin dragging. I temporarily disabled the Tap to click setting in System ...
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Macbook Air Running version 10.7.5 won't connect to wifi but connects via Ethernet

I have a MBA and I have connected to my home network before. I went on holiday and on return, I cannot connect to Wifi anymore. It tells me "connection time-out occurred". But my Ipod Touch (4th Gen) ...
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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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Can I solder more memory into my MacBook Air

I love everything about my Macook Air except its very low maximum memory (and yes I bought it with the maximum available at the time). So I'm thinking "I know how to solder... how hard can it be?". ...
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MacBook Air 2012 Mini DisplayPort not working with HDTV

I'm trying to connect my 2012 11" MacBook Air to my Panasonic p60st60 1080p plasma HDTV using a new Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter & 6' HDMI cable. My TV displays a "No signal" ...
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Using FaceTime without the video

I have a first generation MacBook Air that heats up a lot when playing videos, and almost grinds to a halt after a few minutes of playback. Is there a way I could turn off the video during FaceTime ...
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Keyboard and trackpad may become unresponsive - Macbook Air 13' Mid 2013 Yosemite

So it all began when I started having problems with sound - there were no sounds except the startup chord. I repaired permissions many times, but it caused problems with display ...
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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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Connecting MacBook Air to two VGA/DVI monitors

I have a 13" MacBook Air (2012) and I would like to connect it to two external Lenovo Thinkvision monitors. Both monitors are identical. They have both a VGA port and a DVI port on the back (see ...
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Macbook Air - battery drains while sleeping (but not when shut down)

My macbook air (13-inch, mid 2011) battery drains from ~100% to ~85% over night. The problem only started a few months ago. I'm currently running yosemite, but the problem started while on ...
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New Macbook collects full bandwith

My flatmate and I have a serious problem. He is gaming Counter-Strike like 24/7. I'm using my macbook for development and college stuff. I had an 2012 Macbook Air before. Everything worked fine, he ...
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Why Does My MBA Close All My Apps After 5 Mins Idle?

Sometimes if I walk away from my MBA without locking the screen and I return I'll be faced with a login screen. Once I login all my apps I had open are now closed. Sometimes I'll close my MBA lid and ...
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Running Windows through SD Card or USB thumb drive

I have a 13" Macbook Air (2013) that has USB 3.0 ports and an SD card slot. I want to run Windows to play some games that are Windows only, and I didn't want to partition my main drive because it's ...
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Login screen displays in the wrong place?

Screenshot: When I wake up my computer, the login screen is placed up and to the left of where it should be. Fortunately, the login screen otherwise functions normally, and everything is placed ...
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Yosemite Sleep Wake Failure

I've got a MBA Mid 2013 and since installing Yosemite, I've had 3-4 sleep wake failures. Generally I'll close the lid, head home and either when I open the laptop at home or back at work the next ...
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Can I store and run applications on an external drive?

I am thinking of getting a this MacBook but the hard drive space is not sufficient. I was wondering if I bought an external hard drive for it would i be able to download apps and things onto it.
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Daisy Chain 2 Dell monitors to MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and 2 Dell monitors. A 30 inch (U3014) and a 27 inch (U2711). I connect a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable from the Air to the 30 inch monitor, and a DisplayPort to ...
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How to resolve dropping wifi issue since Yosemite upgrade?

As of today I experience random wifi connection drops on my MacBook Air 2012 that force me to reselect the network every ten minutes. The only recent change to the system was an upgrade to Yosemite. A ...
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My macbook air is very loud!

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. A couple of weeks ago my mum accidentally spilled water on it and we had to take it to get fixed. After it ...
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Insert key on keyboard for Macbook Air Mountain Lion OS

I have a MacBook Air running the "Mountain Lion" OS that is version 10.8 - What is the "Insert key" (Ins) or equivalent on Mac keyboard. ?
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How can I force my laptop to shut down when I close the lid?

I'd like my Mac laptops to shut down completely when I close the lid. This is partly for convenience and partly for security reasons. I couldn't find a way to do this in the System Preferences (OS ...
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I accidentally deleted an iMovie project, but I recovered it. Now it is too blurry to see!

I accidentally deleted an iMovie event with an important school project within it, but I recovered it by going to Finder, then clicking Movies. I re-uploaded them to iMovie but now they are so blurry, ...
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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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How fast is 256GB to 128GB on mid-2013 MacBook Air?

I've tried finding the comparison reviews of the performance differences between 128GB and 256GB PCIe SSDs of mid-2013 MacBook Air 11" and 13" (which now have been carried over as the ...
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Internal Mic stopped recording voice, but hears case/keyboard touching

Since this morning I am unable to record my voice on my Macbook Air 2012 internal microphone but the microphone can hear me touching the keyboard, the Macbook case… I tried to tweak system ...
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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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Why can't my MacBook Air run Software Update?

One of the first things that I tried to do when I got my new MacBook Air out of the box was upgrade iTunes to 10.5 (through Software Update). It downloaded the files (four different updates in total), ...
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iMessage no longer working on Mac after AppleID change

I recently just got my first MacBook Air. I already have an iPad mini and I just changed my Apple ID. I had everything set up before I decided to change it and iMessage was working perfectly on both ...
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MacBook Air Wi-Fi Problem

My 2014 Macbook Air has a problem about Wi-Fi connection between another computer of mine as a hotspot. I use my Asus laptop as a hotspot and create a Wi-Fi connection properly. When I try to connect ...
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Screen turns pink all of a sudden while working on Macbook Air

What can I do to fix my macbook air running mavericks, all of a sudden its screen turns pink or another color like turquoise and becomes unresponsive, about once a month...
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Unable to update to xcode6

I had xcode 5.1.1 running on my Mac air. When I tried to update it to Xcode 6, it threw an error "This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later." I have tried uninstalling the older version, ...
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Mac becomes slow and unresponsive when opening complex pdf

So I a trying to open some lecture slides from my university to study however when I try to open certain PDF files the system becomes extremely slow and unresponsive. Details of the PDF (Blurred out ...
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Is the difference between the i7 1.7Ghz processor and the i5 2.6 Ghz processor significant?

I have narrowed down my choice to two laptops: macbook air with i7 1.7 Ghz (late 2013) and macbook pro with i5 2.6 Ghz (mid 2014) I am going to use the laptop for ios development, however its been ...
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Keyboard key F10 (Mute) not working

On my MacBook Air (2012) with Mavericks 10.9.5 the Mute key (F10) is no longer working. All other keys work as far I know including the Volume down (F11) and Volume up (F12). Enabling the Click ...
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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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Safari and other programs using too much RAM with barely any tabs open. Happens daily since Yosemite

I've noticed a drop battery life as well as performance from my macbook since the new Yosemite update a week ago. The performance slows down greatly, even with my 8gb of ram. Animations are very ...
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Macbook Air usb to ethernet problem

When I first bought, it totally worked. but now, it works after many plug and re-unplugs. What should I do? and it keeps not detecting the usb to ethernet cable.
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Which options exist for a Macbook air (2010) SSD upgrade?

I Know OCZ has released an SSD for the MBA, what other brands sell this kind of hardware?
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Clean install of Yosemite on 2008 MacBook Air

I am trying to upgrade a 2008 MacBook Air from OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) to 10.10 (Yosemite). I understand from the Apple web site that the minimum required version of OS X is 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) for an ...
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External Microphone input for MacBook Air 2012

I am trying to get an external microphone (this Sennheiser ME3) into the TRRS jack of my 2012 MacBook Air, through a headset splitter such as here. (this is so that I can use speech recognition ...
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Unabable to download OS X Yosemite on Mac OS X 10.7.5

I am using Mac OS X 10.7.5 on a 2012 Macbook Air and tried downloading Yosemite and it opens in the launchpad yet fails to download. I've tried multiple times and even deleted files to make additional ...
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MacBook Air battery at 100% but shuts off when unplugged

I've been having a bit of a nightmare with my MacBook Air battery this last few months. This is my final shot at trying to solve the issue before I resign myself to needing a new machine. Machine ...
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MacBook Air on Yosemite no sound device

I just upgraded my 2010 MacBook Air to Yosemite. It froze during installation, I shut it down and when I restarted it booted normally to Yosemite. Now everything seems to be working ok, but I have ...