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

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Can I link a new Macbook to an old Macbook?

I just got a Macbook Pro Retina 15". It is sweet. My old Macbook Pro, which I got in like 2007, can't run anything higher than OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard). My new Macbook runs 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion). ...
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Pair Apple remote and MacBook Pro

I am unable to pair my Apple Remote, which otherwise works perfectly, with my MacBook Pro. My Mac responds to all the commands but the pairing one (I hold menu and next for about five seconds, but ...
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Retina Macbook pro freezes when Notification centre is triggered

Okay, so this is a really weird error. Every so often when I trigger the notification centre using the two finger swipe, the machine will freeze. The notification centre can't be dismissed and any ...
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memory bandwidth for 13.3 macbook pro early 2011?

I have a 13.3 MacbookPro early 2011. Stock memory is 2GB x 2 PC3-10600 DDR3 1333 MHz. Now I want to upgrade RAM as 4GB x 2. Can i buy a memory which is PC3-10666 1333MHz, or do i have to buy ...
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USB 2.0 hard disk does not show up

I have a 15-inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display that doesn't work with my USB 2 hard disk. It doesn't mount, doesn't show up in Disk Utility, and doesn't even show up in System Information in the ...
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How do I remove a stuck Mini CD from the SuperDrive on a Macbook Pro?

I have a 2010 13" MacBook Pro that someone inserted one of those Mini CD type discs in to. The SuperDrive happily ingested the media but now refuses to spit it out. It does not show up as a mounted ...
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After reboot system time changed and menu bar items changed position

I'm new to Apple Mac OS, just Bought a new Macbook pro 13" Mid 2012 a month ago. Yesterday everything was good and working fine. I shut down system and went to sleep. Today when I Started my system I ...
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Can I use an iMac as monitor for MacBook Pro?

Is this possible with an early 2009 iMac without Thunderbolt and a 2011 MacBook Pro? My dream solution looks like a Apple Thunderbolt Display!
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Birthdays a day early in Calendar on Mountain Lion

On my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.8.2 (Mountain Lion) all the birthdays from the "Birthdays" calendar are showing a day early in Calendar. E.g. When I browse to contact Joe Bloggs in Contacts it ...
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MacBook Pro external monitors not working

So I was just using my MacBook Pro with an external display last night and it was working beautifully. For some reason, though, today it isn't working at all. I have a TB-to-HDMI cable which is hooked ...
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How can I use the full resolution of a Macbook Pro Retina 15"?

It is supposed to be a 2880 x 1800 pixel display, but System Preferences won't let me set it higher than 1920 x 1200.
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New Retina MacBook Pro - Temperatures Signaling Defects?

So I've purchased a new 15" MBP and I've had issues with fan speeds, graphics switching, and the temperatures. No matter what I do, just by having internet browsing using Chrome, my idle temperature ...
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What is behind these “squares” of colour appearing on my screen?

This problem has been with me for a while, but recently is popping up every couple of minutes. I've a MacBook Pro mid-2010 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB Memory: 8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 (which I ...
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Can't Disable Apple Remote

I'm not sure why this is, but my Apple remote won't obey the decoupling set in System Preferences (see the pic below). This is important because I have an Apple TV 2, and there are times where my ...
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What would happen if I use a Macbook Air Powersupply with a 15" MacBook Pro Retina (or vice versa)

My girlfriend has a Macbook Air. The power supply is smaller and lighter than the Pro. It has an output of 14.85V and 3.05Amps. My Pro Retina has a power supply that is 20V and 4.25 Amps. Both ...
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Logitech C615 webcam not detected (Mac OS X 10.8.2)

I have a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and I purchased a Logitech C615 webcam because I read it is compatible with Mac. I installed the Logitech Camera Software, opened it and ...
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Apple magic mouse only works on surfaces that are slightly reflective after 10.8.2 update

My magic mouse suddenly stopped tracking on the mousepad I have been using for a month now. Everything about the mouse works (gestures, clicking, etc) except tracking. Strangely enough, the mouse ...
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MacBook Pro Not Booting Up

My client's Mac Book Pro is not starting. He wants me to check it out - and the immediate signs are as follows: When on button is pressed lightly (not held) - Mac does nothing - this is normal as ...
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Available RAM less than what my Macbook is supposed to have

When I go into Photoshop and then I look at performance in the preferences, it says that I have "3240 MB Available", whereas I have a 4gb RAM MacBook Pro. Also, it often crashes, and I frequently have ...
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Can I use a retina display at actual pixel size?

Unfortunately I just learned that Apple is has already discontinued the 17" MBP and Apple marketing has this quote: But if you’re looking for a reason why Apple offed the 17-inch now, you need go ...
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Are 17" MacBook Pro for sale by Apple?

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro 17" It does not have a Thunderbolt port. I believe about a year ago Apple released a 17" that had a thunderbolt port. I was thinking about upgrading to a newer 17" model but ...
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Can I avoid windows snapping to main screen when I briefly lose my second screen?

I have a Macbook Pro and almost always use it with an external, larger monitor, which I have set up so that it is right above the MBP's built in screen. I have this same setup at home and at work. ...
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Mini-display port MBP dual monitors

Are there any dual monitor adapters for the Mini Display port that support true multi monitor mode? For example the Matrox Dual Head To Go just makes your computer think it's connected to a 3360x1050 ...
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About this Mac shows wrong graphics on Macbook pro 15" late 2011

When I check out the Graphics on 'About this Mac' it says that it is using the Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB even if I also have an AMD Radeon HD 6750M. Also when i click on 'Displays'-tab, i see the ...
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Print job from Macbook Pro prints repeatedly

We are trying to set up printing for a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard or Mountain Lion (10.8.2) using an HP Color Laser Jet 3550 as a network printer. It seems to find and recognize the printer just ...
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Full screen mode in two monitors

I have a MBP with an external monitor running ML. When I enter full screen mode, the other monitor isn't usable. Is it possible to have the full screen on one monitor and to use the other monitor as ...
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How do I make ⌘← and ⌘→ work for home/end combo for Terminal?

Why does fn-⇧-→ (or others) do a home/end in Terminal but a ⌘-→ works everywhere else? So just to be clear the question is how to make Terminal take Command + ← and → for home and end?
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No keyboard/mouse after waking from hibernate Macbook Pro Early 2011

Having a problem since I installed either 10.8.1 or 10.8.2 (can't be sure which one -- I don't often let it get into hibernate). Problem is that when the battery runs out and it hibernates to save ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: Link to image (I'm a new user) But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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Large difference in reported free disk space

I have a strange discrepancy in the amount of free disk space that's being reported. The finder says: My iStat Menus says: Which is the same as df -h reports: remco@Prosperpine ~ $ df -h ...
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Where is the hard drive in a Mac Book Pro 15" (early 2011)?

This morning I am hearing an occasional periodic quiet clicking type noise from my macbook, from roughly the lower right quadrant, underneath the arrow keys. I have no CD/DVD in the optical drive. ...
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Automatically Change Sound Output Device When Plugging in Headphones

I'm on a Mid-2009 MBP. I use an amplifier with an internal USB sound card to listen to music. That's ok for most times, but sometimes I like to listen to music with headphones plugged directly into ...
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The Mac App Store won't let me update iMovie and iPhoto because it says i bought them under a different account

I just bought this computer in August -- i have been the only one to use it, have only used it under my itunes/apple account. But ever since the first week or so that i've had it, i've had update ...
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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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How to zoom in with a mouse?

I'm using MBP and external monitor, keyboard and mouse. I'd like to be able to zoom in the text in Safari. Safari keyboard shortcuts for zooming text areCommand +/-. I would like to use Ctrl+scrolling ...
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Not entering sleep mode while MBP's Lid closed while using external monitor?

I have Retina Macbook Pro 15' connected to an external monitor. Is it possible to close the MBP's lid and still use the external monitor without entering sleep mode?
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win7 on macbook pro: is it safe to delete osx partition?

I've installed win7 on mbp using bootcamp by creating additional partition - so now I have 2 partitions (win and osx) My question is: will win7 boot normally if I delete osx partition from windows ...
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When I close the lid and open it later in the day, will command line programs resume?

I've been running a python script from the command line that's inserting data in a database for a couple of hours now. It will take at least half a day more before it's finished. However, I want to ...
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How to debug and solve an OS X 10.8 kernel panic which appears quite often, sometimes twice a day?

Suddenly my Mac started to have kernel panics, about 1-2 a day. I am running latest OS X 10.8.2 on a 15-inch, Early 2011 MacBook Pro 8GB RAM with Graphics AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024 MB, Intel SSD + ...
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Migrating solid state drive to new machine

I had a solid state drive running Snow Leopard in a 15' Macbook Pro, unfortunately I fried the logic board and got a new computer. I'd like to use the SSD in the new computer (which is set up to run ...
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Can I keep the MacBook Pro Retina's power-cord plugged in at all time? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro’s power cord when the battery is fully charged? I'm wondering if it's reasonable to use a MacBook Pro Retina as a desktop replacement ...
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Reinstall Mac OS X Mountain Lion before selling a Mac

I want to sell my laptop (Macbook Pro late 2011). I have erased my disk drive but it seems that I cannot reinstall Mac OS without an Apple ID. At the origin my mac was shipped with Lion, I have ...
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apple TV audio streaming [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Options for playing music wirelessly from iPod touch and iPhone? I've been searching online, but I'm confused and cannot really figure this out. Would it be possible to ...
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How to deal with WindowServer kernel panics, three NVIDIA-related KEXTs in the backtrace, whilst using Google Chrome?

I have a MacBook Pro (MacBookPro6,2) running OS X 10.7.5. Once every few days, on average, my screen goes black and it stops responding. Before these incidents I'm mainly browsing, random web pages ...
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i think my harddrive died? did an internet recovery, whats the status of my computer? can't restore from backup until i get home

so for some reason my 2011 MBP died on my way to work this morning? when i got in and booted it up, it froze. i restarted it and got a flashing folder with a question mark on it. what does this mean ...
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Replace keyboard on macbook pro

Are there any differences between 815-9201 Keyboard and 815-9349 other than the function keys have been changed for differences in the newer operating systems? As I have a A1226 but the 815-9349 is ...
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Is it bad or unhealthy to put my Mac to sleep?

I am wondering if it is bad or unhealthy to always put my Mac to sleep or should I shut it down instead? What I mean by putting it to sleep is that the display and hard drive are sleeping. The reason ...
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MacBook Pro RAM upgrade is causing beeping sound?

I just upgraded the RAM in my MacBook Pro (15" 2 GHz Intel Core i7 - early 2011 model) from two 2gb modules to two 4gb modules. Started up just fine and ran great for about 10 minutes. Then the screen ...
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access and recover leopard time machine backups in mountain lion

I will be upgrading a MacBook Pro (late 2008) from leopard to mountain lion soon with a a complete wipe by booting and installing from a self made mountain lion USB stick. That MacBook Pro has ...
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Clean reinstall of Mountain Lion deleted my iLife applications. How do I get them back?

I purchased my 13-inch Macbook Pro in July of 2010. It came with Snow Leopard and allowed for a free upgrade to Lion, which I duly took up. I have since purchased Mountain Lion. I decided it was ...