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

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How to disable OS X installer on boot?

TL;DR Have a MacBook Pro with (probably) bad GPU. Tried to install Yosemite OS X - after reboot, it hangs up on grey screen. Is there a way to disable Yosemite OS X (or any other) installer on boot ...
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Keyboard adjustment keys have black box around them

I recently did a fresh reformat and install of Yosemite on my macbook pro, it was working as expected until today when i noticed that whenever i use the top keyboard row keys to change something like ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Reoccuring Freezing Problem

I have a MacBook Pro 15" that has been having a reoccurring issue. It gradually starts to slow down while using it, starts freezing, and then will get stuck on the Apple logo loading screen after ...
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Are the two cores of rMPB enough?

I am thinking of purchasing a 13" rMBP. It has two cores. My question is, are two cores enough ? there are other laptops with 4 cores at much cheaper rates available. How does apple seem to pull it ...
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Why speed of SSD is increased after enabling FileVault?

My config is following: Mac Book Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014 Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Apple SSD Controller: Vendor: Apple Product: SSD Controller ...
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Bluetooth mouse stops working almost everytime I wake my mac from sleep [duplicate]

I use my mac (yosemite 10.10) at work with bluetooth mouse and at home with just the trackpad. Whenever I bring my mac back to work and start it up, >90% of the times it can't find the mouse. Turning ...
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Macbook pro 2,2 wrong processor name [duplicate]

My processor not showing Duo in name; how can it fixed ? seems to be very useless question but i am unable to Upgrade to Lion link to question -MacBook-Pro-15:~ js$ sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string ...
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My MacBook Pro won't connect to my Wi-Fi

My Wi-Fi router is provided by BT and works fine for my iPad and Mac mini. However, my MacBook Pro now won't connect to the router but will connect to the external BT hotspot. When I try to log in it ...
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Macbook gets power but does not charge

I have a Macbook (Core 2 Duo, 2011 model) which does not charge when I attach my Magsafe charger attached to it. However, it does not discharge as well as apparently it does get power from it. This is ...
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How to fix messed-up MacBook disk partition table?

I have broken the disk of my Mac doing partitions with gparted. Now, nothing boots (except pendrives) and the OS X Rescue Disk recognizes the disk as Virtual Whole Disk. Nothing works, repairing or ...
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Macbook's “Internal Memory Card Reader” uses 896ma/900ma doing nothing, is this normal?

One a new mid-2014 macbook pro: Internal Memory Card Reader: Product ID: 0x8406 Vendor ID: 0x05ac (Apple Inc.) Version: 8.20 Serial Number: 000000000820 Speed: Up to 5 Gb/sec ...
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Retail Mac OS for MacbookPro 2,2?

What is best OS for MacbookPro 2,2 with new Harddisk(empty), 3GB RAM and 500GB HDD ? Mac OS 10.6 or 10.7 Retail will work ? ps: I am not having the Restoration DVD's came with macbook.
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Multiple Google Chrome Helper.app (Not Responding) In Activity Monitor

Before i start let me say that i have turn my settings to make all plug ins ask before starting. I have a 2010 Macbook Pro 15 inch with 8GB memory from OWC and 256GB SSD samsung 840 Pro. I just ...
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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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Macbook Pro 2013 slow startup from sleep since Yosemite

I have an 8GB Macbook Pro (2013) and have recently upgraded from Mavericks to Yosemite. Everything has been fine except when I wake it from sleep. Firstly, it brings up the login screen but the ...
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How can I disable the Macbook keyboard (from startup)

How can I disable the Macbook builtin keyboard which is defective (looks like the Shift key is always pressed). I need this in order to avoid starting with the Shift key pressed otherwise the Macbook ...
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how to set 3840 pixels wide for external 4k monitor

On a Macbook Pro early 2013, I am trying to run a 4k Samsung TV. It's almost working (though the text is awful, I think it's just that the TV is not really suitable). The issue I want to ask about ...
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External Apple USB keyboard, Shift+Tab and Command+Shift+Tab doesn't work

I have an aluminum Apple USB keyboard plugged into my (late 2011) MacBook Pro. Command+Tab works fine to switch applications. But Command+Shift+Tab doesn't! The same shift key works to capitalize ...
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Location services not working in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

On my wifi network there are two Mac (MacBook,MacBook Pro) and two iPhones (iPhone4, iPhone 5). The MacBook Pro has been updated to OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The MacBook cannot be updated to OS X 10.10 ...
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Mac boots into log on screen quickly but takes long time to log into account

I just replaced the stock OEM hard drive on my 2010 macbook pro 15 inch with a Samsung 840 Pro SSD 256GB and installed Yosemite on it from scratch with USB (the first time i am using Yosemite). Now ...
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Make macbook store apps on one hard drive and data on another

I just replaced my optical drive in my 2010 macbook pro 15 inch with my old 500GB hard drive that used to be in the HDD bay and placed a new SSD in the HDD bay. Now i have 256 GB of SSD storage which ...
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When would upgrading the processor of the top of the line Macbook Pro make sense?

As seen here, the top of the line MacBook Pro Retina (with NVIDIA graphics card) has an option to upgrade the processor from 3.7 Ghz to 4.0Ghz via a "Turbo boost". I am generally wondering what ...
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As a user with multiple monitors attached to my Mac, how does it select which one a new window is opened on?

I have a Macintosh [MacBook Pro] with multiple monitors. There's the built in laptop display and I additional have a Apple Thunderbolt Display and another third party monitor attached via ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 rebooting on startup

When booting up and logging into my MacBook Pro, I get the following error message: localhost com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] <Emergency>: Boot task failed: fsck-safe localhost ...
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Windows 8 slowdown since upgrading to Yosemite and Fusion 7

I was previously running Windows 8 pro in Fusion 6 on Mavericks. I had the VM configured with 2 processor cores and 4GB RAM. The main applications I use in Windows are as follows: Visual Studio 2013 ...
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How to install a Canon MP560 Printer on a BRAND NEW MacBook Pro

I am not technologically savvy, however, I'm not completely useless. I've spent too much time watching YouTube videos and asking Google ONE MORE TIME how to fix my problem and I'm done. I'm about the ...
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Figuring out what is causing the kernal panic on Macbook

Figuring out what is causing this panic attack.. Can anybody help me with this? Panic (system crashes) log: Source: /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Kernel_2014-11-05-230220_Kisuke.panic Size: ...
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Just showing “Circular” but no reference to a cell shown

In my Exel Version 14.4.4, Exel for Mac 2011, I get on my spreadsheet just "Circular reference" but no reference is shown to which cell. How can i found out where the circular reference is. (I have ...
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Sound doesn't work anymore with Yosemite

Today, suddenly, my MacBook Pro is gone mute. The speaker icon on the top bar is faded gray and within the output devices there is not the option internal speaker anymore but just digital output and ...
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Moved hard drive, getting 'illegal instruction: 4' errors

I gave my mac to an apple store for repairs.. Its a mid 2014 core i7 macbook pro. I did a backup using CCC, and now i'm running the backup on a Mac Mini 2011 Core i5. OSX runs fine, however any tool ...
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Saving Multiple PDFs without merging them

I was wondering if anyone knew how to save multiple pdf files using preview without merging them. I've read quite a few posts like this one: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf ...
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Upgrading my Mac: Will it increase performance?

I have a macbook pro 13" 5,5 late 2009 edition, I use it all the time for taking notes and research at college etc. but I also use it to record music for my band and occasionally I play games on it. I ...
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Automatic Proxy Configuration Resetting?? - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

This is what happened in the lead up to the problem with resetting of "Auto Proxy Configuration" setting in Advanced Network settings. A few days ago I started having a problem using my internet on ...
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Is there a way to rename “Remaining” to “Apple Juice Remaining”?

On a MacBook Pro, is there a way to change the text in the battery life drop down? Specifically, where it says "X:XX Remaining" I want it to say "X:XX of Apple Juice Remaining" Why? Because a good ...
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internet restore without firmware support

my Mac is not supported for Internet recovery, is there any other way/option to do Internet Recovery (boot-able tool to launch Internet Recovery )? edit: Macbookpro2,2 with blank hard-disk
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Will macbook pro mid 2012 gt650m show 2560 resolution on a 4k display?

I have a mid 2012 macbook pro with a GT650M graphics card. From my research I have found that the maximum resolution for this card is 2560 x 1440. I currently run a thunderbolt external display with ...
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Installation of Yosemite stalled as hdd locked

Today I was installing yosemite on my macbookpro 2013. 15inch. everything went smoothly till after restarting for further installation it states unable to install as hdd is locked. it then goes to ...
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Cmd+` breaks with dual monitors and full screen mode

I want to run Chrome in full screen mode on both my monitors, using Cmd+` to alternate between windows. Cmd+` seems to work fine for alternating between windows when not in full screen mode, but it ...
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Mail App Won't Start (OSX 10.10 Yosemite)

I recently purchased a new Macbook Pro Retina (15-inch, Mid 2014). I installed a few normal programs (DropBox, 1Password, etc.). I did not open the Mail app at all. I then upgraded to Yosemite. After ...
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MacBook Pro trackpad goes erratic when paper touches it

Whenever I set a piece of paper or a notebook with paper over my trackpad, it begins to act erratically for hours at a time. By erratic, I mean the mouse jumps around the screen and sometimes even ...
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How can I find hidden items in Automator?

I am trying to create a workflow in Automator that will find hidden files in a folder by searching for files with names that begin with ".". Currently, the Find FInder Items action is as follows: ...
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MacBook Pro keeps restarting - newbie

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to Yosemite. Everything was fine ... then suddenly the MacBook Pro does not start up. It boots with some distorted graphics, and then just immediately restarts. I ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) won't go to sleep, nor will it wake up from sleep

Occasionally, my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) won't go to sleep when I close it. When I close the lid, the fans keep going and the computer slowly becomes warmer and warmer, louder and louder. ...
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Macbook pro showing beach ball right after startup

right after i startup my machine i write my password and enter macosx but once every 2 times it takes way longer and shows me the beach ball if i try to do something else so i have to wait until it ...
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MacBook Pro freezes after being woken up from sleep mode with Samsung 850 Pro SSD

My MacBook Pro freezes after it's being woken from sleep mode. I can move the mouse but can't click anything and the password form courser is not blinking too.I recently installed a SSD and did 2 ...
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Is it possible to disable force shutdown from the power button?

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and I would like to know if is possible to disable the "force shutdown by pressing the power button for 5 seconds".
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MacBook Pro black screen - or reset password

My MacBook Pro fails to start. I hear the "ding" sound, the keyboard lights up, but the screen stays black. After a couple of minutes, I hear the fans growing louder, until after a few minutes, the ...
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Notes saved as a document?

Can I save a Note I created in my documents? I don't know how to saVE A NOTE to my documents or elsewhere, I have tried all I know. I know there is textedit, but I have had it lose some important ...
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My new MacBook Pro won't keep its Wi-Fi connection

Here's the deal... I have relatively brand new Macbook pro, I purchased it in late June 2014 and right now it's November 2014. Recently, my Macbook will not keep an internet connection to wifi. ...
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Unable to boot Yosemite and old system after Upgrade to Yosemite

I have upgraded my MBP 5,1 (2,53 GHz) from Snow Leopard to Yosemite. The install went terribly wrong and now neither a fresh Yosemite, nor a fresh Snow Leopard would boot. Moving away ...