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

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HP Photosmart 7520 setting the scan area

I scan from my Photosmart 7520 to my iMac frequently. When a page is scanned that shows boxes of information on it, the scanner tries to put a separate scanner screen over each box. I often want the ...
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Two monitors using Elgato dock and a thunderbolt device

I'm using an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock which has a second Thunderbolt port and a seperate HDMI port. I have an HDMI display connected to the HDMI port and a LaCie HDD connected to the second ...
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Ipod 5th generation syncing issues mac, but not windows

So I've been having trouble syncing my iPod with my Macbook with my iTunes library. At first it kept freezing while syncing, and then I did a hard reset (Menu + Center). Afterwards, however it would ...
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SSD upgrade for mid 2012 MBP

I recently started getting performance issues with my MBP while running apps like Xcode and Eclipse. A quick diagnostic of the system showed that it thrashed over 458k times. Vendor Specific SMART ...
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How can I repair partition map after attempting to dual boot screwed it up?

I tried installing Kali Linux in a separate partition on my MacBook, but after installation was completed, I was unable to boot back into Mac OS (displays a prohibited sign). I think everything went ...
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External screens connected to MacBookPro and its main screen turn off momentarily frequenetly

My Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro is connected to two Dell external monitors (U2713HM) via lightening-to-displayport cable Some day my MBP and the two monitors can momentarily turn off and then turn ...
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Keynote presentation view

Today when I set up my Keynote presentation, the "presenter view" appeared on the audience screen and the audience view appeared on my MacBookPro. The MacBook is a brand new computer and the Keynote ...
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How to install SSD on late 2007 MacBook Pro (15 inch)

I have a slot on the left-hand side of my MacBook Pro (late 2007, NOT a unibody) and am wondering: is this slot suited for an SSD that I can simply stick in? Or would I have to install an SSD ...
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Macbook Pro: How to disable discrete GPU permanently from EFI?

I'd like to disable the NVideo GTX 750M GPU on my Macbook Pro 15" (Retina, Mid 2014, OSX 10.10 Yosemite). I know I can use GfxCardStatus but I read I could have a more permanent solution by changing ...
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How to speed up old MacBook Pro15 inch late 2007 with 4GB RAM (2.4 GHz)

I am running 10.9.5 (Mavericks) and have about 12GB available on my hard drive with 2.2/2.4 GHz. I have noted that performance has been getting slow (esp. on startup) and was wondering if there are ...
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time-machine: selective file restore - I just want a few things from a TM backup that was made of another MacBook

So I have a Time Machine backup (on an external USB hard drive) that was made from a 2010 MacBook Pro. I think the computer was running the latest OS at the time the last backup was made -- Nov 2013, ...
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Mid-2012 rMBP only connects to 5GHz at lower channel values?

When the AC router's 5GHz channel is set to operate between channels 36 and 64, my rMBP (mid-2012) can connect to the wireless router just fine, however at very low speeds. But as soon as I change the ...
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Unable to partition hard drive with Yosemite (Disk Utility hangs)

I have a 2007 model Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.1. My father recently upgraded my hard drive for me from the stock 320GB hdd to a hybrid 500GB hdd. He's not really a Mac user and said there ...
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Battery jumps from 25% to 2% to 36%. What's going on?

I have a 2012 13" Macbook Air running 10.9.5. I seem to be losing battery life as of late. This, itself, isn't a huge deal, as I usually use the laptop near an outlet, but as of late the more annoying ...
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Clean install of Yosemite problem

Hopefully someone can help me. I've tried so many options. I purchased a used MacBook Pro, late 2011 model. The person I purchased it from said he wiped the hard drive, but when I got home, it seems ...
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OSX Yosemite change sound output while headphones plugged in

I've a problem which is my headphones' jack is broken into my computer. I can't hear any voice neither from headphones nor from internal speakers. What I need is, to hear some sound from internal ...
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One of two external monitors won't wake up

I've exhausted my searching on this, here and in Google. I see similar issues but nothing has resolved. I use Macbook Pro (OS-X Mavericks) with lid closed and two external monitors (both mini-display ...
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Audi Mouse not responding

The mouse roller ball works just fine, the thing is I can't click and the mouse only moves if you throw it hard to any side, the cursor will follow the direction but only to a corner of the screen. ...
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Problems with OSX 10.10.1 and 4k Monitor on MBP 2011

I've got an Samsung U28D5960 now, and I'm only able to use the resolution of 2560x1440 on my MBP early 2011 with 16Gb Ram and the AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB. The About my Mac Screen only Shows an 24" ...
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Can I use two additional Apple Thunderbolt Displays at 60 Hz with my MacBook Pro Mid 2014?

Which is the maximal refreshment rate for two connected Thunderbolt Displays? I want to connect them via Mini-Display-Port to the Thunderbolt Ports of my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014. I want to use the ...
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Macbook Pro Ram and/or Processor broken?

I am experiencing several problems with my MacBook Pro early 2011. It all started about two months ago with my wifi card. It lost connection to the network every few hours. The symbol in the status ...
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I cannot use usb devices on my bootcamp windows 7

I tried to install windows 7 ultimate on my mac pro retina late 2013 model and I cannot use the internet easily. So, I downloaded the windows supported software manually and copy to the flash drive. ...
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Difference between MacBook Pro 13“ Early 2011 MC700LL/A and current model 13” / 13" retina? [closed]

I want to buy a "new" MacBook to replace my white MacBook 13" (Mid 2007), which makes me mad especially because of its limited RAM (only 3 GB possible). I want to buy a MacBook Pro 13" and I'm not ...
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Highest capacity HDD compatible with late 2011 MacBook Pro optibay

What is the highest capacity hard drive model that would fit and work reliably in the optical bay of a 15" late 2011 MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,2)? As far as I can tell, the issues at play are physical ...
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Why is iBooks highlighting feature so slow?

I have a macbook pro mid 2012 i5 with 4 gb ram and osx yosemite. My problem is very simple - why is the iBooks highlighting feature so slow? I have even disabled sync highlights and bookmarks ...
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Internal microphone does not register input in System Preferences -> Sound but registers in dictation and speech

My machine is MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), OS 10.10.1 (14B25). I just tried to make a voice call in Google Hangouts, and Hangouts does not pick up any sound. I checked System ...
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Macbook Pro left (primary) click not working

Two days ago, I noticed that my left clicking was acting off. When I would click something, it wouldn't register and I'd have to click repeatedly for it to actually work. Additionally, when I'm ...
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Continuity works, but Handoff doesn't?

I've got an early 2011 MBP with an upgraded AirPort card and, in theory, Continuity capability courtesy of Continuity Activation Tool. My other devices are an iPad 4 and an iPhone 6. The iDevices ...
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About to sell my 2013 rMac. Is 3 pass zero enough?

I plan on selling my late 2013 rMBP soon. I was wondering what your opinions are on me using a 3 pass zero on a SSD? Is it enough? I do have some sensitive data on there (bank info, passwords to ...
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Multiple monitor settings not saving on reboot - Windows 7

I have a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 bootcamp. I recently got a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter, and it works fine on my mac partition, but when I boot up using windows it is set to the "mirrored" ...
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How do I wake up a closed Macbook reliably?

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina), and a Samsung DisplayPort display, both new. They work great together, when I can get them to work. For example, if I plug in the monitor, and then open the Macbook's ...
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MacBook Pro only boots to grey Apple screen with spinning loader

My MacBook Pro boots to the hated gray screen. Things I have tried to fix this include: Booting with CMD-R (boots to a grey screen) Resetting the PRAM (boots to a grey screen) Resetting SMC (boots ...
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Technical comparison: MBP 15“ mid-2010 or MBP 13” 2012 [closed]

I plan to use the MBP to edit a lot of pictures. I am torn between spending less than $600 on a mid-2010 MBP 15" (Core i7 2.66Ghz) or a 2012 MBP 13" (Core i5 2.5Ghz) for less than $800. The MBP ...
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Total memory doesn't add up in Activity Monitor

My computer's been really slow, to the point where it's almost unusable, and according to Activity Monitor, it's because the physical memory's basically all being used (the CPU usage is fine). ...
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rMBP kernel_task spikes when connecting more than one external monitor

When connecting a second external monitor kernel_task spikes to 600%+. This makes the computer unusable. Before Yosemite, this worked fine with 3 monitors. Here are the specifics: When I connect ...
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MacBook Pro going to sleep by itself because of watchdog daemon

For a couple of weeks, my Mac has been going to sleep by itself. This seems to happen more often when I'm running more stuff on my Mac (Chrome + Spotify + etc…) In my console, the message is the ...
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Can't fix an user account in Mavericks (frozen)

My regular user account on my Macbook Pro running Mavericks froze and I had to shut down the computer with the power button, but every time I restart the computer and login my user account it freezes ...
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How to show a Keynote presentation on other platforms?

I will make a presentation about my project in my college, and I will use Keynote to make the presentation file because I found it better than Powerpoint. I have a Macbook Pro and I can't connect it ...
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Could my stolen Mac have been erased before I activated Find My Mac?

My Mac was stolen on a train and I only noticed it shortly before arriving the final destination. The thief most likely left the train at one of the earlier stops. I activated the Find My Mac feature ...
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Using Windows on another HDD on a Mac

I have a 2011 MBP and I just replaced my optical drive with a hard drive. I wanted to know the easiest and free way to boot up windows 8.1 on one of the hard drives using only the iso and a flash ...
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How to keep an SSD in shape on Yosemite?

As of OS X 10.10, Apple uses kext signing. Ever since it has become difficult and dangerous to manually activate TRIM for third-party SSDs on OS X. So I am wondering what are my options to sustain ...
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Mac is slower and has strange nuances in operation after liquid contact

I need some advice with my MBP late 2011 model (13″ Intel i5, 2.4 GHz, 500 GB HDD, 4 GB RAM). It all started one day when was a heavy rain which went through my windows. I had my Mac on my bed and my ...
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MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt display - Why do programs always start on the laptop screen?

I have an MBP Retina with a Thunderbolt display. I have them arranged non-mirrored with the thunderbolt display in front of me (bluetooth keyboard) and the laptop to the right. I'm using the TB ...
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Yosemite bluetooth headset not saved in devices list

I have paired my Macbook Pro running Yosemite with Bose Soundlink OE bluetooth headset. Once after I restart the mac, I need to re-pair the bluetooth headset. Mac wouldn't save it in the list of the ...
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Any risks/disadvantages of using MacBook Pro as a desktop?

I have used iMac or Mac Pro for my Desktop system for the past 5 years but now consider replacing them with MacBook Pro Retina in desktop environment. The reason is mostly because I don't like bigger ...
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Import Outlook mac archives in Windows Outlook 2010

How can one import Outlook mac archived files in Windows Outlook 2010? Given that the size of the archived files is 48GB, can it be done safely?? I mean NO LOSS of Data or any other files???
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Macbook Pro formatted with windows, now can't install OS X or Windows!

I formatted my MacBook Pro Mid 2010 with Windows, now I can't install any operating systems on it. I tried to install Windows 8.1 on my MacBook, then at the final step I received a message saying ...
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Upgrading to SSD on 2010 MBP

I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro, which I want to upgrade with an SSD in the Optical Drive slot and create a Fusion Drive (using the Terminal diskutil command in Recovery Mode) and then re-install OS X ...
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Garageband restore library

My Mac never finishes downloading additional Library. It shows up to 6 hours download time, when I try to restore library (having installed 10.0.3 and Yosemite), it proceeds to installation and then ...
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New hard drive in early unibody 2011 MacBook Pro won't boot

Newbie here! I just replaced the hard drive (to a 1T senate SATA) in my MacBook Pro and upgraded the RAM from 2, 2GB cards to 2, 8GB cards. Hardware install went smooth, backed up old drive to time ...