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

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Can a MacBook Pro reliably wake a Cinema Display when both are sleeping?

I use a MacBook Pro with a Cinema Display and every time when I wake the MacBook Pro, the cinema display wakes first and the MacBook Pro display seems to stay in a sleep mode until I press the Detect ...
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Why do my windows go dark when they're on my external monitor?

Why is this happening? Has any one ever experienced anything like this before? Some windows stay dark on my external monitor and some come good after I let go of the cursor after dragging..
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Can I install 16GB RAM on quad-core MacBook Pro?

I'm planning to buy a new MacBook Pro with quad-core. And I want to install 16GB on it. But there is only 8GB options on Apple's website. Is this possible?
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Will I damage my HDD if I transport my MacBook in sleep mode?

Is it safe to carry MacBook with HDD in a bag while it has been put sleep? I.e. I know there are some risks of hard disk drive damage if one tries to shake them or rotate them while they're working. ...
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Does overcharging a MacBook degrade its life?

I have an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I use it almost like a desktop. I leave the power cord connected all the time. Is this OK? Am I ruining the computer or diminishing its lifespan?
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Can I just swap the hard drives of two macbook pros (different years)?

I'd like to swap the hard drives of two Macbook Pros. One is a Core 2 duo model from 2010, the other a 2011 i5 model. Will this work? I just want to save time and not go through a lengthy data copying ...
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How do I run the iPad simulator to test a website on my mac

I've developed a web app which is having some weird issues on iOS safari on my iPad. I've never developed an iOS app, although I am a developer (c#) and have downloaded the latest xcode dev tools ...
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Is the i7 2.3 Ghz CPU significantly faster than the 2.2 one?

I'm shopping for a 17-inch MacBook Pro and trying to figure out my minimum specs. From the Apple website it appears these are the two procesor options... 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor ...
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Apple-Certified RAM?

I'm planning to upgrade my RAM in my MacBook Pro (Late 2008) from the base 2GB to 4GB. I'm planning to buy RAM from Kingston. There's two types of Kingston 1066 2GB RAM here. (Laptop-sized RAM) ...
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How can I make my macbook pro liquid proof? [duplicate]

As I hang around those who are toilet training, and people who really dislike macs, I'm wondering if there is any way to make my macbook pro urine proof? Update What about adding a waterproof case, ...
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Can I increase the resolution of a 13-inch MacBook Pro?

I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro with the default resolution 1280x800. I would like to know if there exists the possibility of having a better resolution?
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Can I use 16GB DDR3-1600MHz RAM in an early Macbook Pro 8.2?

I found Macs which had: 16GB RAM installed 8GB RAM installed, but running on 1600MHz instead of 1333MHz (link in dutch) Question Is it possible to put 16GB running at 1600MHz in my Mac? If ...
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Swiping trackpad no longer wakes Macbook Pro from sleep in OS X Lion

Since upgrading my Late 2010 MacBook Pro to OS X Lion, I noticed that swiping my finger across the trackpad no longer wakes it from sleep mode. Clicking the trackpad or pressing a key on the keyboard ...
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How can I make my Macbook Pro's headphone jack stop “humming”?

Switched recently from a Lenovo PC and one thing on my mac bothered me. Headphones plugged into my Macbook pro 13" (latest version) "hum" with static when there is no audio playing. Then after a short ...
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MBP 17" (2010) goes to sleep and can't wake it up

My laptop goes to sleep and when I open the lid it wakes up just fine (or I move the mouse if I didn't close the lid). Now sometimes when I open the lid, it doesn't wake up. The status light which ...
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How can I get rid of the high pitched creak and squeak noises in the unibody Macbook Pro?

The unibody Macbook Pro makes disturbing creak noises when I move it around on my lap - or when I apply pressure to either the top or bottom of the case. How else can I eliminate the click noise? ...
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Does closing the lid put a MacBook Pro to sleep? Would it hurt the computer if I carry it around without shutting it down?

When I first got my MacBook Pro, it took less than 30 seconds to start up. Now, after several months, it takes about two minutes to startup and I can tell that it is not as responsive when using some ...
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Macbook white thingy below keyboard button is broken

I've got an early 2009 macbook pro, and I accidentally broke the white plastic mechanism underneath the S button. They are labeled 130 and 140 in the picture. Does anyone have a clue what the white ...
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Connecting a Retina MacBook Pro to a VGA Display?

I have an external monitor with a VGA connection. What is the best adapter to use for my Retina MacBook Pro? I think I've seen Thunderbolt to VGA, or USB to VGA? Or HDMI to VGA? What are the ...
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MacBook Pro creates soft hissing sound through headphones

Recently I got a quite nice pair of in-ear headphones which block noise very well (with a very tight seal, not noise cancellation). Before that, I used Apple earbuds. With these better headphones, ...
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How can I install an SSD on my new Lion MBP w/out install disks?

I just got a new MBP that came with Lion, and they didn't give me any install disks. If I swap in my new SSD, how can I install Lion on the new drive? Update: There is the Mac OS X Utilities that I ...
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Why does my early 2011 MBP hibernate instead of sleep?

If and only if my MBP is plugged in to both AC and an external DVI monitor, it will hibernate instead of sleeping. If it is not plugged in to the monitor, it will sleep like normal. I have a 15" MBP, ...
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Functionally speaking, where will I see a difference between dual- and quad-core i7s?

I am ready to buy a new MacBook Pro. I am drawn to the portability of the 13" and the better specs of the 15". If you take money out of the picture I would really like to know where I would see the ...
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Does the real-world MacBook Pro battery life scale linearly with it's capacity?

I have a well-worn battery on my 2010 MacBook Pro. After 467 charge cycles, I get about 3 hours of the normal 6-7 hour range. Using coconutBattery shows me that the charge capacity is 5783 mAh, ...
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Is MacBook Pro warming during gaming normal?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro MC371 (Core i5, GeForce 320M, 4Gb RAM). When I launch a game either new one (i.e. Starcraft 2) or rather old (Unreal Tournament 2004, bootcamped) my MacBook gets rather ...
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How big should my Time Machine backup drive be?

My 13" MacBook Pro has 500GB internal hard drive space, and I bought a 1TB external HDD to use as my Time Machine backup. I only read from many articles that the backup should be about 2 to 3 times ...
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Trackpad and mouse different scrolling directions

Is it possible to have the trackpad scrolling direction different from mouse connected to the MBP? EDIT: Found the solution, check my answer below.
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Safari 6 Search Bar Focus On New Tab/Window

When I open new tab or window in Safari 6 in ML it doesn't focus on the search bar - what should I do to make focus automatic?
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How can I show Growl notifications on both displays?

I've got a MacBook Pro connected to an external display. Right now the notifications come through on on the primary display (MacBook Pro built in display) and not the external display. I know I can ...
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Why doesn't my headset microphone work?

I got a SteelSeries headset for Christmas and I plugged it into my MacBook Pro. The audio output works fine, but I am having issues with the audio input. I saw this post which talked about some power ...
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Use Macbook Pro's single audio jack for both input and output at the same time?

Basically, the Macbook Pro 13inch (early 2011) has only one audio jack, but I need two. What I want to do is to plug in my electric piano (I have a male-to-male audio cable, I plug one end into the ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro take so long to go to sleep?

Until recently, when I pressed Option-Cmd-Eject, my MacBook Pro used to go to sleep almost immediately (e.g. within three or four seconds). It's a MBP 8,2 with an SSD and 8GB RAM. Since a week or so, ...
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MacBook Pro keeps freezing, could Google Update be the cause?

Last Dec (2012) my MacBook Pro (OS X Lion) started freezing, say 3 or 4 times a session. I ran both the Apple hardware diagnostic DVD (ran for hours, no problems), and I ran a disk scan, no problems ...
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Turning off hibernate on a MacBook Pro with an SSD

I've been reading several articles on the Internet how to "optimize your Mac with an SSD". I'm not sure whether or not to agree with the articles because I think that Apple knows what's the best ...
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Testing a MacBook Pro's RAM upgrade

What are the best possible RAM tests that can be run on a MacBook Pro (Early 2011 running Mountain Lion) after upgrading RAM from 4 GB to 16 GB? I see there a quite a few tools out there and the ...
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How do I install Eclipse?

I just downloaded the .tar ball and unzipped it. It seems to run as a standalone from the folder that was unzipped in my Downloads folder. However, I want to install this so it is in applications, but ...
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What hardware needed for multiple monitors (3) on a 2009 MacBook Pro 5,5 with displayport (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video card)

I am adding a 30" monitor to my existing setup (a 24" monitor) for use with a 2009 13" MacBook Pro 5,5 with DisplayPort. This is the model with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video card. This MacBook Pro ...
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MBP with Mountain Lion 10.8.3 loses connection to system SSD at random times and freezes

So, out of nowhere my 2009 MacBook (2,66 GHz Core 2 Duo, 8 GByte aftermarket ram) started freezing after 200+ days of uptime (sleep time included of course). I had installed a Crucial CT256M4SSD2 ...
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Is it possible to use both the GPUs in a MacBook Pro at the same time?

The Macbook Pros come with two graphical processing units, one is made by ATI and the other one by Intel. Is it possible to use them both at the same time, to render one image/3D model/whatever on ...
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Do MacBook Pro displays degrade over time?

I work on MacBook Pro (15", mid 2010) pretty much every day for at least 8hrs. I remember my previous (non-Apple) laptops displays used to darken over time. Should I expect something similar happening ...
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MacBook Pro Encountering High Latency

I'm encountering latency trouble with my 15" 2011 Macbook Pro (running 10.6.7) when on an 802.11n (5GHz) wireless network hosted by a Time Capsule (version 7.5.2). When I ping the Time Capsule, the ...
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New MacBook Pro: Migration Assistant or Time Capsule?

I'm in the process of buying a new MacBook Pro. My actual notebook is a MacBook Pro Core Duo which dates back to July 2006. My actual operating system is Snow Leopard, and I have a Time Capsule unit ...
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Can the keys on the MacBook Pro be removed for cleaning?

The MacBook Pro does a really good job keeping dirt and stuff from getting under the keys, but none-the-less there is some dirt under a few keys. Can I pop these keys off and then easily replace ...
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Trackpad (+ spotlight) semi-unresponsive, Mavericks on a 2010 MBP

Ever since I upgraded my 2010 Macbook Pro from Mountain Lion to Mavericks, an issue has been occuring at seemingly random moments. Without warning, my trackpad will no longer allow me to click or use ...
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Is it possible to route my iPhone calls through my MacBook Pro sound system?

I have external speakers and microphone hooked up to my MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard and an iPhone 3Gs connected to it with a USB cord. Is it possible to route calls from the iPhone through the ...
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Changing SSD's and keeping everything

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP. I have an SSD, its not big enough so I am upgrading from 128GB to 256GB. How can I take everything from the current SSD and then upload it to the new SSD - effectively ...
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How to simulate “right click” in Apple MacBook Pro

I have very recently started using Apple for the first time. I have MacBook Pro. I am used to using windows/dell laptop/ibm thinkpad laptop. I am not being able to understand the mouse. It is one ...
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Can I use 1333 MHz RAM in a 1067 MHz MacBook Pro?

I've got a MacBook Pro from mid 2010 (6,2) and there is 2GB DDR3 RAM at 1067 MHz installed. I want to upgrade to 8GB but with 1333MHz as speed. Is this possible? Can my Mac support this kind of speed ...
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Recommendations for headset (+ mic ) for macbook in 2012

I'm looking for a stereo headset and not simply in-ear headphones for Skype at affordable prices. From past experience, I own a dual-jack headset Logitech from my PC. Sound came out but the mic never ...
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Is it possible to run Snow Leopard on a LATE 2011 MacBook Pro?

I want to buy a new MacBook Pro, from Apple. However I want to run Snow Leopard instead of Lion. I did some Google searches and found a few success stories of people who got SL to run on their ...