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Why is Mission Control lagging when using the discrete GPU in Mavericks?

I just switched to Mavericks (10.9.4) from the latest Mountain Lion and noticed that my screen, especially noticeable with Mission Control, lags a bit when using the discrete GPU. I've recorded my ...
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107 views

Intermittent stuttering after upgrade to OS X 10.9.4 from 10.9.3

MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013. OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) After the update from 10.9.3 to 10.9.4 my cursor/keyboard inputs stutter every ~5 seconds for about a second after my computer awakes from ...
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MBP 2011: Built-in screen mistakenly treated as external display

System facts MBP (Early 2011) (15") OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5) No external displays connected Chain of events Discrete GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6490M) goes bust [REF-1] I managed to avoid the problem ...
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102 views

Why does my mac keep crashing?

(I will have to do this fast, since I think my mac will crash again.) My Mac keeps crashing. It started happening since I installed Adobe Acrobat Pro (since then I have removed it), but it might be ...
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105 views

Is Maverick faster than Lion on a MacbookPro year 2009?

I want to format and reboot my old 15" MacBook Pro year 2009 (2.4 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo, RAM 8 GB). I'll use it with Office, Chrome and VLC, nothing else. Given that, what's the best choice between ...
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1answer
102 views

Damaged hard drive due to magnet damage (Macbook Pro)

I am able to get internet recovery on my Macbook Pro that I previously wiped with a magnet I was trying to re-install OS X Mountain Lion again but when I got to the 'choose a disk' there was no ...
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695 views

MacBook Pro can't boot: shows Apple logo then grey screen

There is a MacBook Pro from 2012 with Mountain Lion that won't boot. The Apple logo is showing, the spinning wheel and then it just goes to a solid grey screen. I've tried to hold Cmd+R while ...
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475 views

Apparent GPU Problem on Macbook Pro 6,2 Mid-2010 A1286

If my friends son goes to Pbskids.org, and the cursor goes to the top left of the screen, the computer gives the grey screen with the error message, and must be restarted with the power button. It may ...
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2answers
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Blinking question mark on folder on boot

I am attempting to boot up my 2009 MacBook Pro, but when it starts it immediately shows a white screen with a 'question mark folder' — it keeps blinking until the computer shuts down (unless I keep it ...
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1answer
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What is causing this Kernel Panic (GPU Panic)?

My MacBook Pro keeps crashing. I can find no pattern to what causes it. Sometimes it goes for a day without crashing. Sometimes it crashes repeatedly. I've run an Apple Hardware Test (holding down D ...
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2answers
95 views

Installing OS X on new SSD with 10.8 found online

Since I had lost the cds that came with my MBP (late 2010/11 model - 10.6 OSX CDS) I couldnt continue with my OSX installation. I asked apple about purchasing the CDS but it would take for them to ...
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2answers
198 views

How to make Mac shut down when fully charged?

Since I have heard that keeping on the charger plugged while the battery is at 100% will degrade battery life, I would like to find a way to make the Mac switch off by itself when it reaches 100%. ...
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402 views

How to reduce the RAM usage by run_kernel in MACBook pro

run_kernel is using upto 1gb of ram in macbook pro.Please help
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429 views

Don't see Airplay Icon on my Macbook Pro Mountain Lion

Is there a Freeware AirParrot Alternative? I don't want to burn my wallet to the ground as it is. I've tried ServeMeTo with StreamMeTo freeware but didn't get better results.
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99 views

Mountain Lion OS: disable the power management/power save mode for the wireless nic

I've been using Macbook Pro and 10.8.5 Mountain Lion OS. My question is : Is it possible to disable the power management/power save mode for the wireless nic in os x?
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40 views

Samsung monitor rotation no longer working since update to Mountain Lion

I work with Mac Book Pro,13".10.8.5 and a Samsung-Monitor 2494HM. This monitor has an "Autopivot"-function, comparable to iPad's. You can turn the monitor and see the hidden parts of the screen. This ...
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1answer
2k views

Mountain Lion : Password expiration for OS X that is currently bound to an Active Directory

We have 10 MacBook Pro Mountain Lion that is currently bound to an Active Directory. AD password expiration date time is 42 days. My questions are : 1 - Is remind us our password is expiring like ...
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1answer
124 views

Mountain Lion : Take an image of OS X joined to a domain

I've been using MacBook Pro. My question is how to capture a disk image of a Mac running Mountain Lion that is currently bound to an Active or Open Directory? What do you recommended for that?
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Does type 14=page fault kernel panic mean that RAM is bad?

A few days ago I upgraded my mac book pro to 16GB of RAM and now I am getting some kernel panics with page faults. Are page fault kernel panics typically caused by bad RAM or could there be another ...
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1answer
296 views

Huge memory leak in Mountain Lion

I recently bought a MacBook Pro Intel Core i7 with 8GB DDR3. By monitoring with htop I notice that my RAM usage sometimes goes up to 7GB, with only Google Chrome, a few iTerms a text editor and app ...
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1answer
266 views

Can't Get Files Off Of Old Hard Drive On New MacBook Pro

Recently, I had to upgrade from my originaly MBP (2007) to a new, 15in MBP with Lion. I was able to extract my old hard drive from my old computer and load it onto my new laptop, it reads the drive ...
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2answers
441 views

How can I purchase Mountain Lion on a computer and install it on a different computer?

I bought a used MacBook Pro 15″ with Lion and Windows dual boot. I accidentally dropped my Mac when it was on - everything was fine until I rebooted it and it got stuck on the grey screen, and I lost ...
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2answers
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Macbook keeps booting OSX Utilities instead of Mac OS X

Here is my story I had a MacBook PRO 2010 with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion since I bought it I've never reinstalled the OS until now. I did a clean install following this instructions ...
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1answer
161 views

Clearing cache and cookies freezes Firefox on Mac

Every time I try to clear my cache or cookies, the system freezes and crashes. The spinning wheel continues and I have to force quit/reboot. How can I clear my cache & cookies without Firefox ...
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150 views

Older MacBook Pro reboots after waking up from sleep mode

I have an older MacBook Pro that I haven't used frequently for some time. Now I notice the following irritating behavior: When I close the lid, I can see and hear the system going to sleep mode - ...
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4answers
3k views

MacBook pro freezes

my computer sometimes freeze for no apparent reason When it freezes: nothing respond, I got a black or grey screen, nothing else. It's not hot either, I've set-up smcFanControl to keep my mac cool. ...
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0answers
117 views

Flash Drive Not Detected in Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion)

In my Macbook pro flash drive is not detected. But When I attach my iphone it is detected without problem. I also check in Disk Utility, but It is not shown. if I attached the same pen drive on ...
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2answers
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What would cause a MacBook to restart instead of shutting down or sleeping?

I know there's a lot of advice for MacBooks randomly shutting down or restarting, but my question is a bit different. My MacBook Pro (mid-2010 15") only turns off when I instruct it to. However, it ...
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Can a MBP 9.1 w/ 10.8.5 boot Windows 8 from SSD in optical bay?

Can a MacBook Pro 9.1 running Mountain Lion 10.8.5 boot Windows 8 from an SSD mounted in the optical bay? Please don't reply with information about doing this with older Macs, previous OSX or ...
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119 views

What can be done to troubleshoot or diagnose intermittent VPN connects, and disconnects?

Internal VPN Fails to Connect - Sometimes, but not always. racoon[337] IPSec connecting to server aaa.bbb.cc.dd racoon[337] Connecting. racoon[337] IPSec Phase1 started (Initiated by me). racoon[337] ...
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1answer
85 views

Changing Volume Without Waking Display Screen

I am using the Hot Corners feature to turn my display off on my Macbook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) when I am not using it. Oftentimes, I keep music playing and I want to change the volume while the display is ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I do a fresh install of OSX Mountain Lion onto my SSD for my Macbook?

So I just got a SSD for my MacBook Pro (early 2011). My macbook is sluggish and has so much stuff that I don't use anymore and just want to start over from scratch basically. I did a time machine ...
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2answers
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Macbook Pro boots successfully when using hard drive in USB enclosure but doesn't boot when connected internally

Apologies for the long question. I will keep it as simple as I can. Last week my Macbook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) started to act strange. It started when I tried to open Skype and received an error ...
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185 views

MBP early 2013 so slow! please help!

The institution I work in bought recently (early 2013) 8 MacBookPros 13' with 10.8 from an Apple store. (they are not Retina Display) The problem is that my laptop is suuuuuper slow at doing regular ...
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1answer
800 views

MacBook Pro repeatedly freezes, often with odd display glitches

I have an older, 2007 15-inch MacBook Pro (model identifier MacBookPro3,1) which has begun freezing repeatedly. If I boot into Single User Mode it stays operative, however I've begun to get graphic ...
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2answers
335 views

Mac OSX - Install Failed

The hard drive went on my late 2008 MacBook Pro so I replaced it. I tried installing 10.8 from a bootable USB which failed so I went back to the origional system disks. When I tried to install OSX ...
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139 views

How to prevent OSX from resetting multi-monitor setup after sleep?

I have an external Dell monitor connected to my MacBook Pro that runs OSX 10.8.4. My MacBook screen is set as the primary display, the Dell as the secondary. Sometimes after sleep the secondary ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 QuickLook Causing CPU & Temperature Spikes

I have consistently been having a problem with my computer overheating due to random processes using 100%+ CPU. Commonly the problem occurs with the process QuickLookSatellite-general, but it is not ...
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1answer
3k views

Unable to read last block of the device

I'm mid way through replacing the hard drive in my MacBook Pro (mid-2009). I've created a boot disk (10.8) on a SD card which I am booting from. On trying to format the new drive with disk utility ...
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1answer
456 views

Rescue Shortcuts for “Frozen” OS X?

Though it doesn't happen often, I sometimes find myself in the situation where OSX will not respond to any commands. The last time this happened I was closing a fullscreen VM - the app went away but ...
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2answers
2k views

MacBook Pro to external 24" HP Compaq at 1920x1200 using Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter

I just upgraded OS X from 10.7 to 10.8. While using 10.7 with an HP Compaq LA2405wg external monitor connected via Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, I was unable to set this monitor's native ...
2
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1answer
944 views

Understanding active, inactive, free and swap memory allocation

this is a conceptual question that came up from an issue I have. I've been monitoring memory usage with iStat Pro and Activity Monitor for some weeks, since my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.8.4 Mountain Lion ...
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1answer
4k views

Can't turn on wifi on Mac OSX Mountain lion MBP 2012

The WiFi interface won't turn on when i press "Activate wifi" from the preferences neither from the status bar. I tried restarting the mac,and reset the pram. The Ethernet works fine and this is ...
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1answer
67 views

Whenever I watch videos, my screen gets flashes of snow

I'm using a 15 inch mid 2010 macbook with 10.8.4. It happens both on my cinema display and laptop display. It happens sporadically and had me questioning whether I was actually seeing it for a while. ...
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1answer
167 views

MacBookPro wont boot Transcend SSD320

I have been having trouble booting my macbook pro. I have a backup of everything on the cloud so I tried reinstalling the system from my usb mountain lion stick. Unfortunately the disk utility did not ...
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3answers
4k views

Can Google Chrome be blamed for high RAM usage and lagging performance?

On my Mac, OS X lags substantially when browsing through Chrome. I've researched things and understand that inactive memory is part of the free memory, that can and should be freed at a moment's ...
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2answers
219 views

I purchased & downloaded Mountain Lion, and then…nothing happened

I purchased Mountain Lion through the App Store on my 10.7.5 MacBook Pro. The download completed and I clicked through the prompts to choose an install location and agree to the terms. I'm sorry to ...
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1answer
4k views

Force OS X to use Bluetooth dongle instead of built in controller

I'm using a Magic Mouse with my MacBook Pro and Mountain Lion. The cursor sometimes start to lag. I figured, the reason for this could be the distance between my Mac and the mouse (about 1.5 meters / ...
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2answers
455 views

SSH works locally but not remotely

I have remote login turned on, and when I'm at home, I can access the Mac via SSH just fine, by using the local IP address. However when I try to access it when I'm not at home, using the global IP ...
2
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4answers
317 views

Don't have view options in finder

I'm trying to change the icon size on my desktop. This should be easy via the view options. If finder would offer them. I tried to get access to the options via the finder menu, cmd+j and I tried the ...