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

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When do the Macbook Pro fans turn on?

As a complement to this question about keeping the Mac cool so the fans don't get triggered: At what temperature does the mac turn on the fans? I know that a high CPU load can cause the fans to go ...
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How can I keep my Macbook Pro cool and avoid fan noise?

I use my MacBook pro for audio recording. With the summer coming up, the fans tend to come on more often, which can be a problem. Recording audio is fairly processor-intensive (especially when using ...
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iPhoto '11 is really slow to launch

Ever since updating to iPhoto '11 it has become incredibly slow to launch. Using it is acceptable performance wise, but launching is terribly slow. I just closed it and reopened it to get an accurate ...
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Using USB-Keyboard (connected my mbp) to control IPad via Bluetooth Connection

Hey guys I wonder if there is a way (a third-party solution maybe?) to control my IPad with the keyboard thats connected to my mbp. Someone else on Stackexchange also asked link for this feature (Nov ...
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Macbook Pro 5400RPM / 7200RPM and the effect on battery life

Are there any conclusive tests on battery life for both of these disks? It seems a 7200RPM would gain a great performance benefit, but if this would cost 1/2 of the battery life, I am not sure wether ...
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MacBook Pro, external display black screen with 1680x1050

I have bought a new monitor Samsung SyncMaster 2243. I have been using it normally on windows with 1680x1050 resolution for almost a year now. I tried to connect it to my MacBook Pro via VGA to Mini ...
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Plugging a MIDI Device in a MacBook Pro

What options are there for plugging a MIDI-device that offers only a standard DIN-5 MIDI connector into a MacBook Pro? The marketing print on the box of my Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard talks about ...
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Git: command not found during Git installation (Mac OSX 10.6)

I am trying to install Git on my Mac (OSX 10.6) following the official Git tutorial. I had no problem until I had to set my username and my email. Every time I tried I got "-bash: git: command not ...
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Magic mouse two button click stopped working

My Magic mouse two finger right click stopped working 4 days ago. I can use the control click combo to right click but the mouse was way more convenient. I have not changed any settings, it just ...
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MacBook Pro is not turning on monitor

When I turn on my MacBook Pro it starts with a sound of checking CD inside and the case light detector turns on as usual, and ventilators starts to run, but monitor is still switched off. At the ...
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Right-click on a MacBook Pro running Windows 7?

I've got a Macbook Pro whizzing it's way through the postal system towards me which I intend to run Mac OS X and Windows 7 On. I was wondering how the MacBook Pro does right clicks in windows, I'm ...
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Shiny new Macbook Pro — can oils and sweat damage the screen?

I have a brand-new Macbook Pro. As I'm almost certainly going to eventually spill something into the keyboard, I picked up a keyboard skin. It only took me a few hours to get used to typing with it; ...
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Airport does not remember WIFI network connection [closed]

On my MBP 2011 15.4 I am being forced by the Aiport Wireless adapter to re-enter my network settings every time i wish to connect to the wireless network, even when waking up from a sleep (i.e. ...
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Macbook Shutdown Problem

My Macbook doesn't shut down ! It gets stuck on a blue screen with a loading image and doesn't shut down. I recently have updated my Macbook but I don't know if it is the problem or not.
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Why does my MBP not fully wake?

I tried asking on apple forums, and they said do a SMC reset. Tried it, and it doesn't work. It always happens. Here's a video of what I am talking about, watch through the full video: ...
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Xcode not letting me open a specific project

When i try to open a specific project in xcode (i can open my other projects just not the most important one) i get this error I have gone in "Get Info" and made sure my account had complete ...
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Outlook 2011, Where are the mails stored?

Just as the mails in Outlook under windows are stored in a PST file , where are the mails in Outlook under Mac stored ? I understand they are stored as OLM files . But can anyone tell me the exact ...
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Restore OS after Harddrive upgrade

I planning to upgrade my 2010 MBP's Hadrdrive from 160GB to 500GB, I have alrerady lot of data on the existing disk, including Bootcamp partition. Could anyone suggest how to do I go ahead with ...
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SMC issues on a MacBook Pro Thunderbolt

I've bought few months ago a MacBook Pro Thunderbolt 13'. As a Linux geek, I'm really happy with this computer, and it usually works fine. Unfortunately, three days ago, I wasn't able to restart it. ...
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Will the OEM version of Windows 7 install okay on a Macbook Pro

We are considering getting a Macbook Pro but are quite heavily tied to windows application so want to install Windows 7 on it. Can you install the OEM version of Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro using boot ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro Memory Upgrade - What are the SO-DIMM memory specs?

What are the exact specs when shopping for early 2011 MacBook Pro SO-DIMM memory? I'll be uprading to the maximum of 8GB.
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How can I know if my MacBook pro supports 8 gb or not?

Here is my serial number:
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How can I add some SSD goodness to my MBP?

I have a decently modern (late-2010) Macbook Pro, with a 7200 RPM 500GB HD. I need this much space, but I'd like to have an SSD for compiling code, running the OS, and running games. Is there any way ...
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Cannot open Xcode on new computer

I bought a new macbook pro (13 inch with 500GB) and it came in yesterday (April 28th, 2011). I tried downloading Xcode and was able to download it onto my computer. However when I try to and open ...
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I want to change to hot key(s) for spaces

Currently I can switch between spaces using Control + arrow. I want to change that to Command + arrow. How would I go about doing that?
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transferring itunes

I recently bought a new macbook pro and it just came in (very excited). I want to wirelessly transfer my itunes library on my old mac to my new one.
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Macbook Pro will no longer detect external display

My MBP will no longer detect external displays. It was working fine a few hours ago at work, I got home and plugged in the external display as usual and turned on the machine and nothing. Using the ...
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MacBook VPN connection disconnects after two minutes

My MacBook Pro's VPN disconnects two minutes after it connects. I change the account and I had no luck with it, Any ideas?
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Date and WiFi password resets after battery dies

Weird thing has started happening, basiaclly when your lid is closed and the battery dies, normally your MacBook should "hibernate" itself, yet what started happening on mine is that it completely ...
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new windows laptop or upgrade to 15inch macbook? [closed]

My budget is around 1800. I already bought 13'' macbook pro 2011 from microcenter for 1093 (including tax). This was my first macbook and I'm impressed, but only downsize of it is that 13'' seems a ...
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How to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MBP?

I've been installing some applications and some things are not working properly. I want to reset my MBP to factory settings. How do I do a clean installation so I can start from scratch?
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Buying a Mac for a Boys Soccer Team [closed]

My friend wants to buy a Mac. He is the coach for a Highschool Boys Soccer Team and wants to use it for video editing and media keeping. I assume that a low-end Macbook is going to be too slow for ...
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Are any of the USB ports on a Macbook Pro “always on”

Always on USB ports will provide power to a device even when the laptop is shut down. Obviously this can be problematic for battery issues, but sometimes a user wants this capability all things ...
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Reinstalled my MacBook Pro, resync with iPad issues

I just wiped my MacBook Pro clean as part of my yearly reinstall habit. The problem is, now when I connect my iPad or iPhone, there is no really trivial way to sync my PDFs and ePubs back with the ...
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2010 MacBook Pro does not DHCP on a certain network (WiFi and Ethernet)

As the title suggests, My Mac will not receive an address via DHCP from a certain network. No matter if it's connected via WiFi or ethernet, it always fails. Even when I boot into Windows 7 there's no ...
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New MacBook Pro won't wake from sleep without restart

My girlfriend's new MacBook Pro will sometimes seem not to wake up from sleep. No amount of spacebar hits, enters, clicks, etc. seem to awake the computer. She's resorted to hard restarting the ...
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Black screen when installing Boot Camp?

I recently did a complete wipe of my late 2009 MBP and restore using a Time Machine backup, so I would have uninterupted space at the end of the drive for creating a Boot Camp partition. The Boot Camp ...
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Should I disconnect my MacBook Pro's power cord when the battery is fully charged?

Title says all. My friend told me that I need to disconnect the power cord when the battery is fully charged. Otherwise, I will shorten the life of the battery. Is that true? I am going to use my ...
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Memory upgrade for MBP

I'm looking to upgrade my 15'' 2011 MBP from 4 GB to 8 GB. The memory upgrade on the Apple Store is 200$, apparently it can be done for ~100 $ quite easily. I've seen this 2x8GB kit from Crucial: ...
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Is the i7 2.2GHz MacBook Pro worth the price difference with respect to the 2.0GHz model?

I am a software developer and I'm considering getting a 15" MBP as my development machine. I would mostly use that laptop to code with Java and I probably won't be playing much on it, so having the ...
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Which 2nd hard drive for my MBP 2011?

I am looking at options for a 2nd hard drive (SSD is primary) for my 15" MBP 2011, i initially was going with a 750gb 5400rpm drive but i'm thinking about either of the following 7200rpm drives. ...
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Is it OK to buy a refurbished MacBook Pro?

I need to buy a MacBook for iPhone development, but I have budget constraints also. I saw on Apple UK website that they are offering refurbished laptop(s). So is it OK to buy a MacBook (refurbished) ...
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Swap SSD between two MBP 2011 machines

I installed OSX on an 128gb SSD in a 2.3Ghz Core i7 MBP 2011 and i want to move the SSD instead to a 2.2Ghz Core i7 MBP 2011, all of the hardware is pretty much the same other than the different CPU. ...
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Is it safe for the hard disk drive to operate while MacBook Pro is positioned vertically?

There is a nice designed product: Twelve South BookArc. You can save some space and increase wow-factor of your workspace a bit. But is it safe for HDD to operate a Macbook when it is not parallel to ...
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Do the FireWire ports on the new MacBook Pros use 4-pin or 9-pin connectors?

I've ordered a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2.3 ghz), to replace my aging and breaking-down iMac G5. I'll need to run a FireWire cable from an audio interface (also on order, that has a 6-pin connector) to ...
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Apple hardware reserve power mode [closed]

Why does Apple hardware go into reserve power mode 2 seconds before I'm going to use it? It's eerie - this happens to me constantly - I'm about to start typing on my macbook, or look at something on ...
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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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Changing your path variable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Adding gedit to my PATH I'm very new to OSX. I installed Ruby with HomeBrew, and the rubygems installer said that I should add a certain path ...
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I'm pretty sure this is the best site for the this question, if not please feel free to point in a different direction, I am using the Mac version of Eclipse and I'm stumped as to what the Keyboard ...
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Can I take a still photo with my built-in webcam?

I have a MacBook Pro at work, but am new to Macs and have never used the webcam outside of Skype. Is it possible to take a still photo with the webcam?