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

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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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distnoted service memory leak

I have problem on Mavericks 10.9.5. When my macbook air (mid 2012) awake, it freezes on 5-10 minutes. Sometimes I keep up to show process list and I see that "distnoted" service eats all CPU time. I ...
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a1242 keyboard works different than macbook keyboard. WHY?

I have this keyboard connected as external to my macbook while using external monitor. A1242 model. When I press alt ⌥ + cmd ⌘ + -> on right side from space this combination is not working, when on ...
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Macbook Air's trackpad on trains

Is there any known issue with using a laptop's trackpad while on a moving train, i.e. is the EM field expected to interfere? I ask because often when I use my Apple Macbook Air 1.1 (Early 2008) ...
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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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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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Weird graphics issues after waking MacBook up

After locking my Mac and waking it up a few hours later this is how it looks: Also, some of the icons look weird after restarting the system (for example not fully rendered time machine icon: ) ...
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How much will upgraded processor and RAM affect battery life?

I'm considering purchasing a new Macbook Air, and one of my main goals would be to maximize battery life. If I upgrade the standard processor (from 1.3GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 to 1.7GHz Dual-Core ...
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Trying to connect a Korean IPS (2560x1440) to a Macbook Air (13-inch, Mid 2012, 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5)

I'm trying to get a Macbook Air to work with a Korean IPS. It's not a big deal -- I have it set up on my Linux machine, but I'd like to be able to watch some videos (Amazon Prime HD) that don't work ...
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Is the color problem with my Facetime camera on a new Macbook Air a hardware or software problem?

I've brought a Macbook Air few months ago. I didn't get to test its camera when I brought it. I'd gotten too busy with works and today was my first time running the application Facetime to test my ...
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Can the ambient light sensor be adjusted to shut off the keyboard backlight?

I have a 2011 Macbook Air and I find that the ambient light sensor does a great job of setting an appropriate backlight brightness level. It's particularly good at not blinding you when you open up ...
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MacBook Air screen switches off randomly

Title says almost all of it, and no, it's not that my display sleeps after inactivity. It was 5 seconds after touching the keyboard, last time. It's done it twice so far. Other thing is that when you ...
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Windows7 (through bootcamp) poor sound quality problem

I installed windows7 through bootcamp on my macbook air(2011). (and also installed windows driver from bootcamp) Everything is OK, but one problem - Sound quality is very poor. (maybe phone or radio ...
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Why does my Terminal window close automatically?

I need to use my Terminal window on a MacBook Air but it closes about 10 seconds after I open it. Is there a setting or is it possible another program is causing it to close? If I type quickly I can ...
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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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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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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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I cant see my bootable 10.9.3 usb drive on mac

I downloaded 10.9.3 dmg file (aprox. 5gb) from torrent site. Than I installed trasmac to my other windows computer and created a bootable usb with it. But when I plug this usb to my mac I could not ...
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MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite

My MacBook Air (2013) doesn't restart or shutdown from the Finder menu after upgrading to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. I have to press the power button. Moreover, it shows the Apple logo and progress bar ...
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Can I use an anti-reflective/anti-dust polymer coating on a mac display?

I find myself constantly wiping down my monitors to get rid of dust, smudges, and fingerprints. I use cloths/wet tissues specialized for LCD monitors (as recommended in all the documentation), but ...
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How to install OS to Mac Air with a different Apple ID

I got a Mac Air from friend and the Mac OS is 10.7(Lion). I tried to delete friend's data but unfortunately I deleted the whole disk and now there is no Mac OS in this Air. There was always only a ...
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MacBook Air: Two external displays using CadDigit Thunderbolt Station

I need to connect two external displays to my 2013 Macbook Air. Each external display has one VGA port and one DVI port. After some search, I found that my best option is the CalDigit Thunderbolt ...
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VirtualBox “The screen resolution for this app to run” on Mac 1440 x 900

I installed Virtual Box and Windows 8.1 from https://modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads The resolution of my display is 13-inch (1440 x 900) Also I installed Guest Additions. I can't run ...
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How to persist the display arrangement of multiple thunderbolt displays daisy chainded?

My setup is: MacBookAir, OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) and two Thunderbolt displays. It seems that the arrangement of the displays after reconnecting thunderbold or restarting device is rather randomly ...
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Windows 7 on Macbook Air 1,1 *without* Boot Camp

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an early 2008 (1,1) Apple Macbook air, on which OS X is not present. The machine is not able to boot directly the win 7 iso, supposedly because it lacks some support ...
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If I use a custom image for my desktop it disappears

Hi I've recently got this problem after installing mavericks on my 2010 macbook air, then every time I start up the comp the desktop background becomes the default wave background like before. Then I ...
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How To Install Kali Linux (or Debian) on Macbook Air (Original 2008 Model)

Recently got an old macbook air 2008 model. I am a linux guy and I am very new to Mac OS X. I tried but I just prefer to have my familiar debian running on this laptop. On a PC I would do this easily, ...
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Backup Failed - Time Machine couldn't back up to “disk name”

I have a 2013 MacBook Air running Mavericks. I bought a Nifty drive and a top of the line micro sd. When I shutdown my computer, turn it back on and go to backup no problem, but if the lid is shut and ...
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How performance of Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 battery from iFixit compares to the original one?

Please share your performance of the replacement battery as sold by iFixit (I'm interested in the New one, not B-Stock) as compared to the original battery from Apple for Macbook Air 13" mid-2011 ...
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Terminal Command to Check Available USB Ports

I recently took a trip and was utilizing a USB GPS Device push coordinates to a file. In the middle of the day the device decided to stop working. We were never able to get it back working again ...
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What cable do I need to go iPad audio out to macbook air mic in?

I have an iPad with various midi apps on it that I'd like to send directly to my MacBook air to record (in Audacity). I'm confused as to what cable I need for this. It appears to use the headphone ...
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Open Image in New Window did not work at Safari's Web Inspector mode

I opened a website in Safari, opened Show Web Inspector, selected one of images from the Images folder, right-clicked and selected Open Image in New Window, and it did not open a new folder. I used ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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2013 MBA 11" + TB display - wake issues

I've read quite a few posts on various discussion sites about people getting a black screen + cursor on waking the MBA. I get this too when running using just the MBA, no external display. However, I ...
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MBA has occasional difficulty with campus WPA/WPA2 enterprise wifi network

I'm at the University of Texas, where we have a WPA/WPA2 enterprise wifi network. Much of the time it works great. Other times, it's tricky to connect and stay connected. I can actually force it to ...
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MacBook Air Backlit Keys Not Adjusting

I have the Adjust keyboard brightness in low light option selected but this just isn't working correctly. The screen brightness adjust automatically (i.e. I put my thumb over the webcam and the ...
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2013-Macbook Air compatibility with Matrox Dual/TripleHead2Go DP

I have been using a matrox TripleHead2Go DP (work) and DualHead2Go DP (home) with a late-2010 Macbook Air (Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics) with two Dell 2007fp monitors at 2*1600x1200@60Hz (i.e., one ...
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one client makes packet loss to others

I have a D-Link 2640 modem in my room in an indoor area. When my friends connects to modem via wireless, I got a huge packet loss while pinging 192.168.1.1, and when he disconnects, everything works ...
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Black rectangle covers up most of screen, after disconnecting external display

I connected my MacBook Air to an external projector (using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor) to give a Keynote presentation, enabled screen mirroring, gave my talk, then disconnected from the ...
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Plays in a MacBook Air Superdrive but not in a MacBook Pro Matshita DVD-R

I tried to play a DVD that I created on a MacPro in my MacBook Pro - 15-inch, Mid 2010 (The Matshita DVD-R listed below). I wanted to preserve this and upgrade it to a better DVD but my MacBook Pro ...
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Thermaltake External HDD USB 3.0 docking station gets unmounted

I'm using a Thermaltake External HDD USB 3.0 dual drive docking station on a Mac Air. I can see the files and seem to be able to copy small files fine. When I try to move a lot of files it gets ...
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IPS Monitor Turning On and Off with a 13" 2012 MBA

I just received this monitor from monoprice. It works great with my 15" Retina Macbook Pro. On my Macbook Air it turns on and off every 4~5 seconds. It's extremely regular. I took my Air to an Apple ...
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2012 Mac Book Air with 27 inch Korean monitor

Has anyone gotten one of those Korean monitors to work with a mini displayport to dual link DVI adapter? I've tried 3 adapters with no luck. Here is the monitor I bought: ...
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Disable Office for Mac 2011 First Use Registration

I'm setting up some macbooks for use in a cart for a school. Students would share the computers. When users first run any office applications, they get a window saying that they need to put in their ...