Apple's line of Macintosh portable computers, first introduced in January 2006.

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How to select text with touchpad without pressing the “hard” key?

Now on OS X, when I want to select some text, I have to press the "hard" key on touchpad with thumb and drag through the text with another finger on touchpad. With linux on the same macbook pro, I ...
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Yosemite hangs every one or two hour

Upgraded from Maverick. It froze every one hour or two. Had to long press power button to force it to shutdown. Then I erased the whole hard drive and did a fresh installation. Same issue. Mid 2012 ...
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MacBook Pro Retina problems Wifi connection

i recently bought a power Mac but it recognizes my dedicated wifi but when I got to open a window no connection. And that's when it connects on wifi after many attempts. My iPhone and iPad are ...
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Wi-Fi interface missing

i have a Macbook Pro from 2011 currently running OS X Yosemite 10.10. Before i upgraded to Yosemite, i was experiencing a common wifi issue that was that the wifi disconnected from the internet and it ...
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Connect firewire MacMini to thunderbolt MacBook Pro

I have a MacMini that only has a firewire port, I want to connect it to my MacBook Pro via its thunderbolt port, can I do this so that I can then (using target mode) display my Mac mini on my macbook ...
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How can I use a BENQ 7650T scanner on a MacBook Pro?

I have a BENQ 7650T scanner and I want to use it with my MacBook Pro. I searched for Mac drivers but was only able to find Windows drivers for it. Then I tried to set it up as a 'standard' scanner ...
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Why is my MacBook visibile on Bonjour after Yosemite install?

Since upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) my MacBook Pro (Retina mid-2014) advertises itself on Bonjour (with "whats-my-name"). It was not visible in this way prior to Yosemite, and I have no ...
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Why is my MacBook visibile on Bluetooth after Yosemite install?

Since upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) my MacBook Pro (Retina mid 2014) is visible on bluetooth (at least to my iPhone). It was not visible prior to Yosemite, and there's nothing that I did on ...
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Upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 Pro via Windows Store

Currently I'm running Windows 8 in Boot Camp (MacBook Pro Retina Mid-2012) and get a free update to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows Store. My question is... Should I change the startup disk to Windows ...
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Fake ethernet for grilled macbook pro 2008 network card

Hi is there a way to fake an ethernet for the appstore cause without one is impossible to log on the appstore. Even with a usb to ethernet you cant some say. Any solutions? Thanks
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MacBook Pro USB Ports Only Work With External Hard Drive

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro. In January 2014 (9 months ago), both USB ports stopped functioning--except that both still recognize my Seagate Backup Plus portable drive. I have continued to back up my ...
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OS X Yosemite desktop icon positioning problems

I just updated my MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 model to OS X Yosemite, and the icons on my desktop are behaving strangely. When I try to move a file or folder to a specific place to keep my desktop ...
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Pinch Zoom while Screen Mirroring

I am trying to pinch zoom while screen mirroring from a MacBook Pro to an iMac. However, it doesn't let me do it on the Safari window that is running on iMac. I can do the pinch zoom if the Safari ...
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What is fastest operating system for my Macbook Pro 13" mid 2010?

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, still running 10.6.8 but I'm getting incompatibility messages from various other sites and software. Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 ...
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Finder search doesn't work properly after Yosemite update

Ever since I upgraded to Yosemite, search no longer works properly in Finder. Spotlight works fine but Finder search just gives me a blank window with a spinning ball. I've tried reindexing and I've ...
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MacBook Pro later 2011 - HandOff and AirDrop not enabled

I've checked my MacBook Pro (later 2011) and my version of bluetooth is 4.3.0f10. I know that HandOff needs at least bluetooth 4.0 to work and BT LE. I have my bluetooth superior to 4.0 but my LE is ...
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Increasing USB port Power Output

I have a new (2013) 15" Macbook Pro. The USB port provides 500mA which is not good enough for many devices I use (Hard Drive, 3G Dongle...) Reading this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4049 ...
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Yosemite cannot connect with Google, but with Bing

I updated my MacBook 13″ mid-2012 from Mavericks to Yosemite and everything was perfect, until I recognized that I couldn't check my YouTube feed. I tried again and again, but it didn't work. I ...
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Brand new Macbook Pro no longer working — can't reinstall, can't boot into recovery

Just got a brand new macbook pro w/ retina for my gf about 2 weeks ago. She's been on the laptop about 4-5 times. The last time she tried getting on it, she kept logging in and getting to a screen ...
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Macbook Pro 13-inch stuck at Gray screen with apple logo and wheel

Good day! I have a 13 inch Macbook Pro, early 2011 with its original OS. I came to a point where its battery needs to be replaced, and I cant use it without using its charger/adapter. One time, I ...
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Maintain allocation of windows to spaces on restart and external monitor unplugging

I use spaces heavily and I have my windows arranged in a particular order. If I restart every application will be launched in the same space with many empty spaces. If I unplug my external monitor, ...
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Yosemite upgrade frozen, what should I do?

I'm trying to upgrade a Macbook Pro to Yosemite. It downloaded everything just fine, restarted the machine into the installer process. That went just fine until it just stopped. It's on the ...
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MBPr 13" - still warm and out in the cold

I have been using my Macbook Pro Retina 13" (late 2012 model) for a few hours, shut it down, put it in my laptop bag and went outside. It was pretty cold, I could see my exhaled breath condense; I ...
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glossy or matte?

I just bought a mint condition late 2011 MC721LL MacBook Pro which looks perfect, but I am curious about the display specs. The screen has a low sheen matte look, but the resolution is 900 x 1440, so ...
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Does clean install reset everything, including SMC?

TL;DR: Does a clean install reset everything (like SMC, for example)? If not, what else should I do to be sure the computer is completely reset, like it just came from the factory? My macbook has ...
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Apple hardware: ram on MacBook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro, 17 inch mid-2009 with 2 ram chips configured in this manner: BANK 0/DIMM0: Size: 2 GB Type: DDR3 Speed: 1067 MHz Status: OK Manufacturer: 0x80CE Part Number: ...
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Complete system hang, graphics-card related (“IntelAccelerator: bad busy count (255,1)”)

I have just upgraded my machine to Yosemite (as of three hours ago), and I have encountered my first hang (on this laptop, which is about a week old). The system locked up quite hard, with only the ...
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iCloud Photo Library on Macbook Pro, where?

I have iCloud Photo Library enabled on both iPhone 5S (IOS 8.02) and Macbook Pro (Yosemite) iPhone settings for iCloud (Photo Library) reports that I have 3 photos in iCloud (gallery only shows 1 ...
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Can I just copy an application from a MAC and paste it to another MAC?

As the title suggest, can I just copy and paste an application to my new MAC instead of downloading them all over again? Or is there another way to do this?
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How to make continuity and handoff working [iPhone 5S; iOS 8.0.2][Macbook pro mid 2012]

I could not find proper steps to use both continuity and handoff anywhere. I managed to do the following till now and I was able to make calls from Macbook but not receive calls that came to my ...
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Restoring a Modern Mac Laptop from an External Backup Drive

Is it possible to "re-clone" a modern mac laptop (i.e. no removable hard drive) from an external (non Time Machine) hard drive? That is, I'm about to buy a new Mac laptop for the first time in 5 ...
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MAC OS X refuses to mount the main volume Macintosh HD, saying that there's an “Invalid content in journal”

I have a problem with my MAC. Yesterday it got stuck while it was trying to connect to a Wi-Fi network, then, since it didn't respond I decided to turn it off using the power on/off button ('). When I ...
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Early 2011 Macbook Pro DisplayPort 1.2 driver

So I searched a bunch, lots of threads on this, but unfortunately either they haven't been resolved, or its not helpful. I have a Macbook Pro (early 2011) model w/ the Intel Core i5. It is currently ...
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Top left corner is not displayed and now its gone black

I noticed this strange problem when when I was using Final Cut Pro. The top left corner of the display does not appear. The same can be seen on the image below. I left it for a while and when ...
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Is the trackpad surface different on MacBook Air than the Pro?

Is the trackpad surface on a MacBook Air different than on a Pro? I found that the trackpad on my friend's 2012 MacBook Pro is much smoother than that of my 2013 MacBook Air. Is that normal or my has ...
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I need help with administrator password for macbook pro 2010 laptop

I bought a macbook pro from e-bay and the man that sold it told me he cleaned the computer and gave me the administrator password that wouldn’t work that I asked him for.I don’t know how to get into ...
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Wifi doesn't work unless I cycle it off then on again coming off of sleep

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 15in, and I have the above issue. In a related question (Wifi doesn't work unless I turn it off then on again) a user commented: For as long as I can remember, ...
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how can I use my macbook pro as a primary display for my mac mini?

I want to use my Apple Mac Mini without connecting a monitor through the VGA, I have also a MacBook pro and an iPad. I want to know how I can use the MacBook pro (ideally wirelessly) to act as the ...
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2013 Macbook Pro won't power on or wakeup until SMC reset each time.

I recently got a kitten who likes to walk up and down my macbook. I've been pretty good at keeping her off so far, but yesterday she started to trample across the keys. I lifted her off and closed the ...
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Should I upgrade RAM or to a SSD? [closed]

Ok, I have a late 2011 macbook pro that I'm looking to upgrade. It's sluggish with basic tasks such as right clicking to open the little options menu thingy (like the copy and past menu) and ...
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Macbook Pro not sleeping when left inactive with lid open

My Macbook Pro Running 10.8.5 isn't sleeping when left alone. System prefs has everything set up to sleep but it isn't working. I used the command pmset -g assertions in terminal and I get Assertion ...
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Iphone as audio driver

My macbook pro speakers are totally busted and I think that the soundcard is broken as well because I cannot play music even through headphone jack. The volume is always grayed out muted and no ...
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Can only one partition of old hard drive been transferred to new MacBook?

I just took the hard drive out of my MacBook pro that broke down a few days ago and put it into an enclosure. My questions; If I buy a new MacBook pro, is it possible to ONLY transfer the Macintosh ...
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OpenGL rendering in MatLab 2014b

I have recently updated my MacBook Pro to OSX 10.9.5 and Xcode to 6.0.1 in an effort to take advantage of the new MATLAB 2014b graphics rendering under OpenGL 4.1. I understand that there seems to be ...
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Mac Pro late 2010 won't go online

My Mac Pro, for some reason, after changing internet services will not go onto the internet. My macbook and Imac, and all my devices Connect fine. I've tried renaming the router as the last cable ...
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SSD Disk Utility & Install Failure

I've been running a SanDisk 256GB SSD for about a year. A week ago my system locked up and stopped being able to boot from the SSD. Booted from 10.9 USB installer, and went to disk utility, located ...
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Which RAM to buy for mid 2010 15 Inch Macbook Pro

I am looking to upgrade my 15 inch macbook pro from 4GB to 8GB of RAM. I have never upgraded anything on a macbook before and I am wondering how important is the specific RAM that i purchase? I read ...
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New to Macbook Pro, need help upgrading

I was recently gifted an old Mid 2010 Macbook Pro with the following specs listed here: ...
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WiFi problems in windows 7 boot camp

I have a mid-2012 retina 15" MBP. WiFi works fine in OS X, but in boot camp (windows 7 x64): I can see, but cannot connect to my 5 GHz network (n only, 40 MHz channel) I can connect to 2.4 GHz ...
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Macbook Restarts Automatically After RAM Changed?

I have a MacBook Pro with OX 10.9.3 installed having 5 Gb of RAM. Yesterday I changed the RAM, and since that, my MacBook restarts automatically while working. I thought it was an issue with the new ...