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

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Recycle a Macbook Pro into an external monitor

I recently bought a new Retina Macbook Pro and I would like to know I could in some way recycle the old one into a external display. So is there some way to use a Macbook Pro as an external monitor? ...
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How can I force specific HiDPI modes?

I have a 13" MBP (Early 2011) plugged it to a Dell U2711 monitor via DisplayPort. I have successfully enabled HiDPI mode, using Quartz Debug the problem is that the screen won't run at the HiDPI ...
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Replacing OS X with Linux or Unix, and making the switch to Tiling Window Managers

I have a Macbook Pro 8,2 and really want to make the switch to something a little less stubborn and a little more flexible than the proprietary Mac OS X. I am a bit frustrated with MacPorts lately and ...
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Remotely control MacBook Pro Retina

The rMBP dropped the infrared receiver making Apple Remote useless with it. It's a shame, since Airplay + Apple TV + Apple Remote would have worked as a perfect combo. So, while playing a movie with ...
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rMBP Doesn't Wake Up From Sleep After Upgrading to ML

It is the second time that my rMBP doesn't wake up from sleep. The only application that I've recently installed are Alferd and BetterTouchTool - Could it have something to do with that? In addition ...
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Mountain Lion installer doesnt start after reboot

I am currently trying to install Mountain Lion and everything was going fine until it was time to reboot. First I tried rebooting then it said i needed to close applications so I clicked the button ...
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Considerations when connecting an 11“ 2011 MBA and 13” 2012 MBP to a 2560x1440 Dual-link DVI monitor

This blog post by Jeff Atwood about the amazingly cheap and sketchy, but awesome 27" 2560x1440 Dual-link DVI Korean monitors got me wanting one. I have a 11" 2011 MacBook Air and a 13" 2012 MacBook ...
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Can I upgrade my MacBook Pro using “generic” RAM?

Has anyone tried just buying generic RAM (which is 1/2 the price) such as the Kingston or Corsair brands? I figure if it works just as well as the $200 pairs, why not! I am open to other suggestions ...
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Can I disable the trackpad on a MacBook Pro?

I have a mid-2007 MacBook Pro, the one with the trackpad that had the physical button on along the bottom edge. The trackpad is not well and using it can cause it to stick and freak out OS X. Is ...
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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 make windows the same size on my 17“ MacBook Pro & 23” HD Cinema Display?

I just purchased a new 17" MacBook Pro and I am using it with my 23" Apple HD Cinema Display. I have both displays set to 1920 x 1200 but all the windows and text are smaller on my MacBook Pro. How ...
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MacBook unplugged from external monitor thinks it's still the Secondary Desktop

I've got a MacBook Pro 13" with Lion plugged into an external VGA monitor. Often, when I unplug its video dongle deal, the MacBook doesn't realize the other monitor is gone. It continues to believe ...
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Can't access About.com from my Macbook pro 2011 (lion then mtn lion), no matter what I try

Using chrome, firefox, and safari gives me this type of warning: "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at www.about.com". I tried checking the host through terminal and I get a response ...
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How to Enable Spotlight Search Files And Directories

Is it possible to let Spotlight find files and directories from all over?
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Mountain Lion on Intel Core 2 duo (2009 macbook pro)

has anyone tested the new Mountain Lion on a 2008/2009 macbook?(aluminium) I've heard that with Lion some problems occured like mac becomes slow, battery life is halved etc. I'd like to know specific ...
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How to increase the font size of 3 finger tap lookup results?

Is it possible it increase the font size when using lookup functionality after performing a three finger tap on a word?
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Zoom In Keyboard Shorcut Changed In ML

I have MacBook Pro and in Lion for zoomIn I used control + trackpad up. now it has changed. How can I changed it back?
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In the past, how long have Up-to-date OS upgrades taken to arrive?

I've bought a Macbook Pro Retina display before Mountain Lion was released. I have signed up for a copy of Mountain Lion for free, as promised by Apple if you purchase an Apple computer after June 11, ...
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Why might one USB port be problematic on a MacBook Pro?

Background I sometimes find that the frontmost of three ports on a 2009 MacBookPro5,2 is less capable than the other ports. This frontmost port with an independent bus seems: good enough to ...
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Odd (potentially DNS) network problems on my Macbook Pro (VPN / Network Connect related)

I was reluctant to ask a new question as there appears to be a million dns related questions on here and elsewhere already, but, I think mine might be a bit different. An example, right now I am ...
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Attach a sketchpad device to a MacBookPro to make use of sketch-enabled apps

Is there a device (sketch pad?) that can be attached to a MacBook Pro so that you can make use of sketching software in OS X? Like for example using Skitch, it would be better if you have a sketch ...
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MacBook Pro: water damage improved screen's brightness!

This isn't your typical water damage story. One side of my 2007-model, pre-Unibody laptop got damp from rain in a backpack yesterday. When I opened it, the left quarter of the screen had a splotch of ...
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Do 2.5" SATA HDDs in an external enclosure need extra power over USB with Windows?

MacBook Pro 2008 motherboard failed. Upon sending it to an Apple authorized repair center, they confirmed this. They gave me the laptop back so I could open 'er up and get the hard disk out, which I ...
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Are Macbook Pro Pre-Unibody Top Case Parts Interchangeable?

I have a question for service engineers here. I wonder if and where I can source top case (with keyboard) from any pre-unibody MBP for my beaten and torn A1150 one (Core Duo original MBP)
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Macbook Pro Sleep Battery Drain

I have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro (13", basic spec) which since I got it (I only just stopped to think about it) has had a massive amount of sleep battery drain. When the laptop is on and in-use, its ...
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MacBook Pro Lion + lavalier mic records nothing

How can I record audio using a lavalier mic and MacBook Pro OSX Lion? I have just opened my brand new Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone. I tried to connect it ...
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A few drops of water on my Macbook Pro

I was quietly working on my Macbook Pro today when my misguided colleague (what goes through some people's heads sometimes, I'll never understand) decided to have some fun with the plant water ...
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Macbook Pro with External Monitor Keeps Readjustng

I have a mid-2007 Macbook Pro running OS X Lion which I connect to a Dell external monitor via the DVI port. Recently, the screen has been constantly turning blue (which seems to indicate that it is ...
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How to disable Macbook Pro internal display when using external monitors

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro 13" (running Lion - OS 10.7.4) which I use with a dual external monitor setup. I have two 21" LCDs that I use as external monitors. One uses the built in Mini Display ...
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Disk Utility says disk is corrupt after running fsck -fy

Disk utility reports that the disk needs to be repaired. I can't find the original boot disk, so I booted to single user mode and ran: fsck -fy This reported that it fixed a problem, and that the ...
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Upgraded my HDD to SDD. Can boot successfully via USB but will not boot when in MBP

I have a late 2011 macbook pro. I decided to upgrade to SSD. Here are the steps I took: Connected SSD via USB Formatted using MAC OS Extended Journaled (using disk utility) Cloned HDD to SSD using ...
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Connection Timeout Error for WEP security

I'm connecting my MacBook Pro to a router which uses WEP security. It shows a Connection Timeout error every half an hour. The security level of the router can't be changed, since its a common router. ...
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Can a Thunderbolt iMac use Target Display Mode on a Thunderbolt MacBook running Windows?

If I have: 2011 27" iMac (running OS X) 2012 15" MacBook Pro (running Windows 7 via Boot Camp) and connect the MacBook to the iMac via a Thunderbolt cable, can the iMac use Target Display Mode to ...
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Free or cheap software to boost volume of Macbook? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you know a simple sound booster app for Mac? What software can I use to artificially increase the volume of my Macbook? I know Boom and Audio Hijack Pro are solutions ...
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New Larger Hard Drive on MacBook Pro

I have a 500 GB hard drive, and I need more space - I want to go up to 1TB of space. Is it possible to swap out hard drives and carry all my installed software, documents, images, settings, etc. ...
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What is consuming HDD space on my MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space? How do I find out the files that are consuming a lot of space on my MacBook Pro running OS X Lion?
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What screwdriver size is needed for MacBook Pro mid 2012 back cover?

What screwdriver size is needed for MacBook Pro mid 2012 back cover? According to iFixit's teardown the Philips #00 should be used for the "lower case". Is the lower case a synonym for the "back ...
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Should I enable TRIM with an third party (non-Apple) SSD?

I have an Intel 320 Series 120 GB solid state drive installed in the optical drive bay of my 2012 MacBook Pro 13". I'm not sure whether to use TRIM Enabler to enable TRIM. I did enable it before on ...
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What's wrong with my screen?

The screen anomaly doesn't look like other dead pixels I've seen before. Does anyone know what's causing this? It's a 15" MBP, early 2011, hi-res, matt display. You can only see it on light ...
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No Keys Repeating on New MacBook Pro After Changing Key Repeat Speed

I just opened my new Retina Display MacBook Pro and everything worked fine, but when I tried to go into System Preferences to make the key repeat speed faster, none of the keys repeated, not even ...
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Thunderbolt Displays' ethernet adapter breaks MacBook DHCP/MAC Address reservations

We have deployed Thunderbolt Displays in my organization, which is almost entirely Mac-based. As you may already know, Thunderbolt Displays have internal Ethernet adapters which is very convenient in ...
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Backup the entire image of Mac book pro

I have Mac book pro with OSX-10.7.3, which has to be give back to my company. I bought a new/personal mac book pro and I'd like to copy all the data including bootcamp images. Is it possible to ...
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Putting in RAM with a higher speed

I wondering if I put my 1600Mhz 8Gig (4gigx2) modules in a Macbook Pro 17" 620m (2010 model) if the speeds would be automatically reduced to 1066Mhz? I'm just asking because I don't want to damage the ...
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How to find wifi password on my mac which is already connected

I need to find the password for my wifi network into which I'm already connected to. I'm using MacBook Pro with OSX Lion. Any guidance please.
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Which type of storage between HDD and SSD should I use in MacBook Pro for app development job?

I'm deciding to buy my first MacBook Pro for developing iOS application. I never use any Apple desktop or laptop before, and also never develop any application. I think if I want faster result when I ...
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Enable “standby mode” for MacBook Pros

I can't get my 2012 13" MacBook Pro to standby (note: NOT regular sleep, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4392). My pmset -g results are: Active Profiles: Battery Power -1 AC Power -1* ...
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What speed is the SATA controller in a July 2012 macbook pro?

I'm thinking about buying a macbook pro (latest 2012 version) and it seems sensible (from a financial point of view) to buy the standard built in hard disk and do the upgrade to SSD myself. In order ...
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Limit processor speed like in Windows

In Windows (Linux too), you have the very useful "Power saver" mode that limits the maximum frequency at which your CPU runs. Is there something similar in OS X?
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Macbook Pro Audio Input Not Working With Microphone

I am trying to connect microphone to my early 2011 17" MacBook Pro, but I cant get it working. MBP 17" has 2 audio jacks so I supposed the second one is for microphone but just doesnt work (Mac or ...
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Why do Mac OS X ramdisks appear to be limited to 550mb and how can I change this?

All I can find on the Internet is a one line bash command to activate a ramdisk. It is only 550mb and I would like to be able to create on with more space? Is there a way to configure how big they can ...