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

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MacBook Pro CPU temperature is over 90 degrees while playing video

I have MacBook Pro: 13-inch, Late 2011 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB OS X Lion 10.7.4 When it plays a video, the CPU temperature goes over 90 ...
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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a mbp, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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Windows 8 RTM Freezes on Mac Book Pro

I've installed Windows 8 RTM (available to MSDN subscrbers) on my Core 2 Duo 13" Mac Book Pro. I've been trying to install Visual Studio 2012 on my MBP and it keeps freezing up during install. ...
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What terminal command shows the type of display that I have on my MacBook Pro?

What terminal command shows the type of display that I have on my MacBook Pro? I used the following command in terminal and it didn't work: ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*
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How can I create a backup disk image of a MacBook before I start the first-run process?

Is there any way to create an image of a brand new "unconfigured" MacBook? I want to get an image of this box before the OS installs just in case I have any issues.
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CentOS 6.x for CUDA development on a MBP

Here is a short description of my situation - I need a portable machine for CUDA and iOS development, so any of the newer MacBook Pros with NVIDIA GPUs seemed like a no-brainer at first. However, the ...
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For equal cost, why would you select the MacBook Air over the MacBook Pro? [closed]

I can see that the 13" version of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air is same $1199, but the Pro is more feature-loaded than Macbook Air. Why would anyone buy MacBook Air? What's the catch in this? I was ...
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MacBook Pro flashing question mark but I can't repair because hard disk not found in disk utility

Today my MacBook showed up some wheel of death and I waited and waited and then after a long time (10 minutes) decide to force shutdown. Ok, I know its not a good idea but I've done this before and ...
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Apple headphones maximum db output?

I've recently got hooked to listening to white noise at work because it helps me focus amidst all the noise. I use the brown noise generator from SimplyNoise for this. I was trying to measure if it ...
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MacBook Pro won't recognize my analog audio jack headphones. Help?

Periodically, my MacBook Pro 17" stops recognizing my headphones. No amount of unplugging and replugging seems to help. The sound settings never show headphones as an output device. How can I fix ...
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MacBook Pro connected to Dell monitor display issue

I have rather a strange issue when I try to connect a dell monitor to MacBook Pro. Firstly the Dell monitor won't detect the signal from MacBook if I connect it immediately after the laptop is booted. ...
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How do I use the Logitech Webcam 9000 on my Macbook Pro?

I have OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion installed on my Macbook Pro. I want to use my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 webcam with it, but Logitech does not include drivers for OS X. I need an camera that is not on ...
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MacBook Pro mirror-like screen

I have MacBook Pro at work. It has the glossy glass screen and I'm able to see everybody behind me by just changing the focus of my sight. It's a bit weird. How do you get used to this mirror/screen? ...
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Best macbook batteries strategies to watch a movie stored on an external USB hard drive

Which is the best strategy to save the batteries of your macbook pro, to watch a movie that is stored on an usb hard drive (powered by the macbook) ? 1) Plug the usb hard drive and watch the movie ...
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Built-in iSight camera in MacBook Pro stops working in Skype

I'm using macbook pro mid 2009. Everything is working good but my camera. The problem is camera stops working after 1-2 minutes in skype chat. And during the conversation I can't close my camera ...
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help to Identify MacBook Pro

I'm trying to buy new laptop, and one seller has three different laptops, but I can't figure out what the difference between new (2012) models of Apple MacBook Pro: MD104RS/A, MD104Z/A, MD104LL/A ?
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Loosing WiFi router connection when moving from one router to another

I have an issue with my mac book pro (15") I connect to the WiFi at home but when I take it to my work WiFi it cannot connect. I get no errors or messages. Does anybody have any idea what can ...
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Why get a regular MacBook Pro versus the Retina display model?

I am looking into getting an Apple laptop. I took a look at the MacBook Pro (regular versus retina display). After reviewing the specs, it seems the MacBook Pro with Retina display has the following ...
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Prompting personal warning before putting my Macbook Pro to sleep

I carry my Macbook Pro (15" Retina, Mid 2012 with Mt. Lion) between my work and home. It is connected to an external HDD as a Time Machine. I always forget to properly eject the HDD before putting my ...
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Is It Possible to Interact With the Windows in Mission Control?

Is it possible to use the windows shown in Mission Control? For example, let's say I have Safari window opened and I want to scroll the page up/down while in Mission Control - is that possible? If ...
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How can I stop keyboard backlight from lighting up when logging out and back in

On my user I have my keyboard backlight set to off pretty much all the time. But it seems like the default setting is 'on', because when I go to the Login window, to lock my laptop when I leave it for ...
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Can a connected Thunderbolt display be put to sleep while the MacBook Pro remains running?

Does anybody know a way to sleep the Thunderbolt display if I don't need it for a short time? Like if I'm going to watch TV, normally I've just got my MacBook Pro's display turned on, while my old ...
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AirPort doesn't find any networks

I have a 13'' MacBook Pro from early 2011. Suddenly it can't find any WiFi Networks anymore. It used to find networks (including mine) at my home, but now it doesn't. I cant remember when this ...
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Display brightness issue on MacBook Pro

I'm using a 2011 13" MacBook Pro. For the past few days the brightness always resets to full on boot up and just when the spinning wheel stops loading (before desktop loads), it dims automatically to ...
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Drop shadow lingering on screen from CS6 splash screen

When I opened photoshop cs6 just now, the fancy new splash screen popped up and went away as normal, only the drop shadow around the outline of the splash screen has stayed on my desktop... At first ...
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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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RAM upgrade options for a first generation 15" MacBook Pro

I am working on one of the first 15" Unibody MacBook Pro's (Late 2008 - MB470LL/A - MacBookPro5,1). According to EveryMac (and other sources), this machine really only supports 4GB of RAM. It looks ...
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Does the Mountain Lion installer work on any Mac capable of running Mountain Lion or is it hardware specific?

Perhaps this is an obvious question, but will the Mountain Lion installer from the App Store work on any Mac? E.g. if I download it and put it on an SD card on my MacBook Pro can I use that SD card to ...
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Keyboard Shortcut For Entering Screen Saver

How can I enter Screen Saver without wating few minutes? Is there an application I could run, keyboard shortcut maybe? I'm using rMBP running ML. EDIT: All I found was using Hot Corner as explained ...
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What Is the Keyboard Shortcut for Sleep Display Without Eject Key?

I read that if you want to put your display into sleep the keyboard shortcut is Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Eject ⏏, but what is it in Mountain Lion or Lion using a retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air without an ...
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Can I Enter Sleep Mode While Downloading File?

When I try to enter my rMBP into sleep mode while downloading file via iTunes U, the downloaded file is aborted. Is it possible to enter sleep mode while keep downloading the file? EDIT: Until I find ...
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Can i use my old MacBook charger on my new Mac?

I have a 2011 15" MBP, that uses a 85W power supply. My old 2008 MBP 15" also has a 85W power supply, but I cannot get it to work. Shouldnt it? Its the same watt power, and the adapter fits.
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Battery warning “Service Battery” goes away by itself

I got the "service battery" message when clicking on the power indicator of my MBP the other day, only my battery appears to be fine. Then today, it's gone away by itself, I haven't taken it in for a ...
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Making a program use a specific network interface

I would like my IRC client to only use a WiFi connection and all other programs to use WiFi or wired connections. This is because every time I plug in my Ethernet cable my IRC client automatically ...
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What to do when having I/O (kernel panic) errors with Samsung 830 SSD on a mid 2009 MacBook Pro?

I am trying to upgrade my mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro with a Samsung 830 SSD but I am experiencing a lot of issues. The issues starts at installation time, when I sometimes get a kernel panic when I try ...
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Re-position windows when going from two screens to one

So long story short, at work I use my MacBook Pro and I connect it to another, bigger monitor. I use a shared screen setup so I can drag windows back and forth between the two monitors, but when I get ...
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NAS - “there was a problem connecting to the server” while on other networks

On my home network, I have a NAS I regularly use for storage. I have set my Mac to automatically mount it via a login item to open the directory on the System Preferences/Users & Groups pane. I ...
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How do I restore autoconf after Mountain Lion update?

I upgraded my macbook to Mountain Lion today and found that I no longer have autoconf installed, is there a specific way to restore that or will I need to manually compile it etc? I have XCode 4.4 ...
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How can I permanently disable the Mac keyboard backlight?

I'm running Lion, soon to upgrade to Mountain Lion once I can ensure compatibility with installed apps, on an MBPR, and in the meantime I'm being driven crazy by the keyboard backlight. Here's the ...
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Close MacBook when using ext. Screen?

I have got a MacBook pro with retina display. Now I want to use a trackpad and keyboard and an external screen on the MacBook. Can I close the MacBook now to keep working or does this initiate the ...
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Wifi doesn't stay connected with 2010 MacBook Pro after upgrade to Mountain Lion

After upgrading from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion the Wi-Fi on my 2010 MBP basically stopped working. It would stay connected for a few minutes at a time and then drop the connection, connect, drop, ...
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I don't want to lose my data on my iPhone, can someone help?

I got an iPhone 4S not too long ago, maybe a month or so. I already have it set up and I bought all of my music on iTunes. I am getting a MacBook Pro soon, and I want to load the music I have on my ...
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Macbook pro checkered display, safeboot works

My Mid-2010 Macbook gone wild since morning. I was running snowleopard but has Lion (dual boot). The recent changes I've done today is, installed trial version of AirParrot app and tried to use ...
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Macbook Pro Late-2011, Mountain Lion, when it sleeps, devices don't wake

Made the upgrade to Mountain lion when it came out, but since the upgrade I have noticed something occurring when my laptop goes to sleep be it idling or me putting it in a sleep mode, when I go to ...
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Time Machine Question

Is it possible to use Time Machine such that I can restore the machine to specific date in time? By restore I mean fully restoring the exact same files system wide. For instance, today I'm sure that ...
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Is there an application that organizes all the open windows in a desktop and organize them such that they can be viewed simultaneously? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What Window Management Options exist for OS X? I'm on a retina MacBook Pro and usually I want to see several windows together. For now I use BetterTouchTool with ...
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How to quickly send new mail without opening mail application?

I know Quicksilver has a plug in for quickly sending new mail messages without opening the Mail application. But the Quicksilver plug in doesn't work under Mountain Lion. How do you send a new mail ...
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How to disable the Macbook internal display and only use the external display on Snow Leopard?

Preferably without having to reboot etc, use magnets, or open/close the lid + waking it via USB peripherals I would like to have my MacBook display in "projector only" mode. Ideally, I'd like to be ...
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How to disable animation while 3 finger swiping to desktop?

If I use Ctrl + 2 to get into Desktop 2 it's much faster than swiping three fingers to that desktop. Is it possible to disable the animation with 3 finger swipe?
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How do you create an alias for iPhoto package folders in mountain lion?

Has the ability to create aliases to folders inside the iPhoto package file been disabled or removed? I used to sync up my LightRoom library with iPhoto by using an alias to the Originals/Masters ...