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

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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 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 ...
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When your 27" monitor was not displaying right earlier this year, what problem were you experiencing?

I read your response on this question External monitor stopped working after 10.9.2 update My external 30" just started going crazy. The picture will get all jumbled until I drag a window over the ...
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How to Remove The Background But Keep The Text Colour?

when I choose to print my slides without a background, the colour of the text disappears. Is there a way to remove the background but keep the text colour?
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Macbook wake from sleep ctrl key to activate keyboard

I have a really annoying problem with my 2011 13" Macbook Pro running 10.6.8. Whenever I open the lid after it's been to sleep the keyboard seems to be in a mode where it thinks the Ctrl key is ...
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Some keyboard keys are not working on login to Yosemite

The problem is that every time I start my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, some of the (native) keyboard keys stop working. However, if I click a restart button - it is all fine. It is definitely not a ...
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Make and create Live USB Linux for Mac? How?

I'm wanting to create a live usb linux so I can easily access it everytime when I need it without taking up any space. But with other sources, they say to rEFInd and I did so, however when restarting ...
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Safari crashes after Yosemite Upgrade

My sister upgraded her 2011 MacBook Pro 15" to Yosemite from Mavericks. As far as I have been able to glean the upgrade went without a hitch, but now her computer is mostly unusable. It is very ...
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When Gmail said the Safari needed to upgraded I did and got Maverick - now the icon is grey

My safari icon on my desktop is grey and I no longer seem to be able to get it up without the error message that Maverick is more recent and not compatible with my OS x version 10.6.8
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Booting an iMac using a Macbook Pro's internal disk

Suppose I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro. My Macbook Pro is my primary workstation, and when I switch to the iMac I would like my environment to be exactly the same in order to facilitate switching ...
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how to connect 4 laptops to one monitor

I am trying to connect video from 4 laptops to a big screen monitor and be able switch from one to another easily without having to connect and disconnect cables. Thanks
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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Where can I purchase Mavericks?

My husband would like to install OS X Mavericks, not Yosemite. He's using Snow Leopard right now on his MacBook Pro (early 2008). How could he do that?
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15 inch Retina MBP clicky touchpad is no longer clicky on the left side

So I am afraid that there is no way to tell what is causing this change, whether it is that I have been wearing out the trackpad on the left side (since that is where I rest my thumb to actuate the ...