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

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Trackpad Issues - Should I let them prevent me from upgrading to Yosemite?

My MacBook (Retina, Mid 2012) currently has issues with its trackpad based on water damage earlier in the year - from time to time, the mouse pointer flicks around uncontrollably (although at other ...
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Cannot clean-install OS Yosemite 10.10 “File system verify or repair failed”

MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 (Core i5 2500 Mhz/13.3"/1280x800/4096Mb) with SSD Samsung MZ-7KE512BW I had to replace my hard drive, now I have an SSD. I've been trying to install (any possible) operating ...
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Youtube not working on macbook pro [on hold]

Canot open any video on Youtube with safari or google chrome or firefox may be after updating to Yosemite. Do not know.
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How do I change the Apple ID on iPhoto?

I gave my Macbook Pro to my partner, after reinstalling OSx on the laptop. My info was deleted by me before reinstalling the OS, but my Apple ID still shows up in iPhoto.
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Can't run Python script from anywhere, even after PATH variable was edited?

I was trying to set up my Mac to run custom Python scripts from anywhere without having to type python [script.py] or the explicit file path. The script is called "testscript". I put the script in ...
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What keeps waking my Mac up from sleep?

My Mac constantly wakes itself up from sleep for apparently no reason. Middle of the night, middle of that day, it just can't stay asleep. Why? I ran pmset with the following results: [redacted]:~ ...
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When are macbook pro's becoming available with 32GB of RAM? [on hold]

I do distributed computing development including running numerous VM's and heavily loaded IDE's (several simultaneously). 16GB is just barely getting started. Any clues from apple when 32GB hits the ...
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messed up screen sharing

I am screen sharing from an iMac 10.6.8 looking at a MacBook Pro 10.8. Quite often, but not always, the shared screen looks like this on my iMac. (This image is anonymized.) So there is the real ...
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt display

Is there a way to use Thunderbolt display with mid 2010 MacBook Pro that only has a Mini DisplayPort (i.e. no Thunderbolt)? I understand that Thunderbolt displays are officially supposed to work only ...
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Moving iPhoto to external drive on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) with 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

I bought a Seagate external HD 500gb with my Mac. Recently started using Photoshop and Lightroom, which take up a ton of space. I was thinking of moving my entire iPhoto to the Seagate to free up ...
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Should i buy Macbook Pro 13" Mid 2014? [on hold]

I want to buy a Apple laptop for primary development of iPhone , Windows Phone 8.1,Android and mainly for programming, is latest Mac book Pro 13" 2014 is OK for my needs, i mean can i develop windows ...
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My macbook's little light doesn't went off but after 5 minutes it starts to blink, is it normal?

Why does my macbook pro when I put it in sleep it the little light doesn't went off - just on but after like 5 minutes it starts to blink like normal? Is it normal? One of my teacher said that my hard ...
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SSD or upgrade RAM (slow hard drive)

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro (13" baseline model), and it has served me well, but in the last few months it has been very slow. I'm pretty sure it's the hard drive that's slow, because I have tried ...
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creating new folders requires password

I am being asked for a password every time I create a folder. The folder is read only. I have tried to repair permissions and put a code in terminal. Neither has worked.
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How can I find out the temperature of my Macbook Pro?

Is there a built-in way to find out the temperature of my Macbook Pro?
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Finder Slow in iCloud Drive Folder

I've been using iCloud Drive for a while now on my MacBook Pro and Mac Mini. I primarily use it for storing Office documents, etc., and have had no issues with it to this point. Today I noticed that ...
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Can I upgrade my VMware 6.0.3 without losing my data? I already upgraded to Yosemite

I have VMWare Fusion 6.0.3 and I upgraded to Yosemite. Oops. I can't open VM because its not a compatible version. Can I still upgrade the VM without losing my data?? I really need to NOT lose my ...
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Why do I have to double click right mouse button to get the pop-up menu

It happens after I get a new macbook for work. This is a Macbook Pro(Retina, 2012) with OS X Yosemite. I created a new user, and checked 'click or tap with two fingers' for the 'Secondary click'. ...
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Chrome/Chromium scrolling is choppy and eats CPU

This problem has been around since I got my Macbook Pro Retina 2013, 13", 2.4Ghz, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD. Currently it's running the latest version of OS X Yosemite. Chrome's scrolling performance can ...
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connecting keyboard + mouse + monitor to mbp

Are there alternatives to the docking station sold by henge? I am looking for something that make it easier to connect my external (non apple) monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers to my mbp.
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Why do m4r ring tones show up in Library in Finder, but do not show up in iTunes?

I downloaded some ring tones from Zedge in m4r format directly into the Tones folder in Finder; but when I go to sync in iTunes, they don't show up when I click my phone tab. What am I doing wrong?
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MacBook Pro Retina Front & REAR line?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro with retina display which has the all-in-one single headphone jack. I would like to connect my old FourPointSurround FPS2000 (1999-2000) surround sound system that has only ...
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I want to copy data from a text box under Settings, but drag and drop doesn't work. Is there a quick way to do it which is not OCR-ing the screen?

This is the text box. They're iCloud abbreviations. I want to export them, but I don't know how to do it. Can someone help me?
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Apple MacBook Pro OSX 10.9 refuses to print to a printer

New to apple so is there a way to debug why a laptop will not print to a printer? It is an HP Color Laserjet 3000n. The laptop will recognize the printer and stay in a sending mode or sometimes the ...
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macbook pro making repetitive clicking noise

My macbook pro has started making a repetitive clicking noise every 4 seconds. It kind of sounds like a woodpecker or something, not a scraping noise.. does anyone know what could be wrong?
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Yosemite changes the screen space color on his own

Sometimes I notice that the screen is bluer than usually for a few seconds/minutes then goes back to normal. It does it even if no screen is plugged and no matter which applications are open. It's a ...
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Apple store question about installing new hard drive

I plan to make a trip up to the apple store tomorrow. I need them to put in a new hard drive in my Macbook Pro mid-2010 15". Do I need to make an appointment with them? or can I just show up and drop ...
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External monitor goes black for short periods on Yosemite MBP mid 2010 but not on same machine running Windows

Can anyone advise on how to stop this happening. I upgraded to Yosemite 10.10.1 on my mid 2010 MacBookPro 17" and recently, the external monitor attached to it goes black for a few seconds but then ...
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will RAM from a mid-2011 MacBook Pro work in an early 2011 iMac?

Will RAM from a mid-2011 MBP work in an early 2011 iMac (and vice-versa)? Both are listed as 1333 MHz PC3-10600 DDR3. I have 16 GB (2x8GB) in the MacBook Pro, and 12 GB (2x4GB + 2x8GB) in the iMac. ...
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Recently scrolling up and down gesture triggers page change gesture

Recently my mid 2012 Retina Macbook Pro's trackpad has started exhibiting some strange behavior. Attempting to scroll up or down using the two finger gesture randomly seems to trigger the page ...
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2014 MacBook Pro Retina Failed Boot Camp Install, Loading Screens During Boot

My girlfriend has a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina that we tried to install Windows 7 on through BootCamp. The install failed (I don't remember how... It actually got partway through the install), and since ...
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SSD in enclosure does not mount on older MacBook Pro

I bought a Crucial SSD compatible with my MacBook Pro (late 2007) and an enclosure. To my frustration, it would not mount and I think the hardware may be defective. Sometimes, I get it to mount and ...
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I have a problem with the track pad on my Mac Book Pro (mid 2012)

The trackpad on my mac book pro (mid 2012), isn't functioning properly. Sometimes it behaves as though I'm holding down a click. For example when working with a text editor I move the mouse across the ...
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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How do I turn on my Gaming Keyboard for a MacBook pro?

Basically I have a coolmaster Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and I plugged it into my Macbook pro and I discovered it never lit up. I walked up to my brothers HP computer and plugged it in and it worked ...
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Macbook Pro, F2 key is not working

I have Macbook Pro (late 2011). Just found that F2 key (increase brightness) is not working while F1 (decrease brightness) works well. Though I can adjust brightness in Preference > Display ...
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Opening up your MacBook and how to avoid static electricity

Static electricity can exert incredibly high voltages (upward of a thousand volts) which can zap sensitive equipment. Hence, all videos that explain opening up your Mac feature some form of ...
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Can I use Linux in a 2011 Macbook Pro with a defective discrete GPU?

I have an early 15" 2011 Macbook Pro that is affected by the defective discrete GPU. I know there are workarounds in OSX to force the use of the integrated Intel GPU, or disable the drivers for the ...
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My macbook pro boots but screen is off until I close it wait a few seconds and open it

My macbook pro started having a strange behaviour. I ear the boot chim but nothing displays on screen. I know it boots. The only way to get image is, after letting it boot, close the screen, wait a ...
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MacBook Pro 13 doesn't fall asleep when the lid closed

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro 13'. I've faced a strange problem: my Macbook does NOT switch into sleep mode when the lid closed. Same when open the lid - it does not wake. Instead of closing/opening ...
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Reduce Transparency Keeps Turning Itself Off

In the accessibility settings on Yosemite I have enabled the "Reduce Transparency" setting multiple times. The reason I am turning it off is to try to fix the issues causes with the menu redrawing ...
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What is the best way to transfer a large number of files between an iMac and a Macbook Pro?

I am currently using a desktop iMac, and I recently purchased the 15" Macbook Pro with retina display. What is the best way to transfer all my files to the new laptop? I was going to use airdrop, but ...
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Is it possible to override the SD Card write protection setting in software?

I'm using the built-in SD card reader on a Macbook Pro (15", late 2011) running Yosemite, and it treats every SD card as write-protected regardless of the position of the physical switch on the card. ...
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How to reset a Seagate FreeAgent Go Mac External Hard drive to use with a new Mac?

I have a 500 GB external hard drive that I want to use with my new Mac (OS X Yosemite). I simply want to clear the external drive of everything that was on my old Mac (I don't want to transfer any ...
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Multiple Monitors - Finder opens to wrong one

I have my MBP connected to an external Monitor. Displays are being extended. When opening Finder, it defaults to open to the external monitor and not the laptop screen. Can I change this behavior ...
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How do I install Windows 8.1 on an USB flash drive instead an internal or external hard disk?

I'm using MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) with OS X Yosemite (10.10.1) and I would like to run Windows 8.1 off USB Flash Drive and not my internal SSD. So, I ran Boot Camp Assistant, went ...
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Intermittent WI-FI connection issues

I'm experiencing a very weird network issue on my newish (2014) macbook pro. I've noticed it the last few weeks, but it could have been around longer, perhaps dating back to the Yosemite upgrade. I'm ...
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Can't make more than two partitions

I want to multiboot my MacBook Pro, I'm trying to make partitions but in Disk Utility I can't make my partitions, only can divide by 2? Why? It's a normal SSD not a fusion drive (SSD+HD). Now I'm ...
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MacBook Pro does 3 beeps at startup once in a while, AHT finds nothing

My brother's early 2011 MacBook Pro intermittently refuses to boot: instead of doing the normal boot chime and the grey screen, it produces three short beeps every five seconds without the screen ...
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System Preferences hangs when trying to open Display settings with an external monitor connected

I've searched all over for this, with no luck. So here goes: My 2012 MacBook Pro has always played nice with my old Samsung monitor, connected with a Mini DisplayPort > VGA adapter plugged in to the ...