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Recording screen via Quick Time Player along with the sound

As seen from some of the youtube videos I tried to record a video playing on my mac but I couldn't hear anything. I chose File -> New Screen Recording in Quick Time Player. Any other software to do it ...
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Bootcamp HD monitor overscan problem on MBP

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2011) set up with Windows 7 64-bit on a Boot Camp partition. I'm using a mini DisplayPort adapter and an HDMI cable to connect to an Asus VH232H monitor. The problem is ...
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Graphics capabilities of MacBook Pro?

I'm considering purchasing a MacBook Pro, but a major issue for me is whether or not it has the computing power to support graphics-intensive applications. Specifically, the two most graphically ...
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Mid-2010 MacBook Pro - HP ZR30W - mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort?

I am trying to get my new HP ZR30W working at full 2560x1600 with my mid-2010 MacBook Pro through a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. I have seen people saying they have it working, but I can't ...
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Frontmost USB port stopped working properly on a MacBook Pro 13" Late 2011

I bought my Macbook Pro new this year in Jan 2012; it is the 13" Core i5 SKU. The USB port furthest from the screen on the left does not work with storage devices, though I have tested it with a USB ...
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Replacing hard disk with SSD or increasing RAM in MacBook Pro

I am using MacBook Pro for the last 1.5 years. Here is my configuration. 13" MacBook Pro, min-2010 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM OS X Lion 10.7.4 Would you recommend upgrading to SSD for fast ...
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Does a Macbook Pro have 1 or 2 Hard Disk Controllers?

If SATA channel 1 (used by the hard drive) is damaged, could it be that SATA channel 2 (used by the SuperDrive) is fine? I would like to know if I can use a hard drive on the SuperDrive channel even ...
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Display problem after installing Win 7 on Macbook Pro 15 (2011)

After installing Win 7 on my macbook via BootCamp I get a black screen on booting my macbook. And the brightness is very low on Win 7 I cannot see any thing on Windows. But On mac all thing is fine ...
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Why do Apple's latest MacBook Pros cap the RAM limit at 8GB?

According to apple's latest documentation (at the time of writing), the cap on the newest MacBook Pros is 8GB RAM. The Mac Pros, however, can take up to 32GB RAM. So, why do the MacBooks have this ...
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When online my webpage becomes unresponsive on my macbook-pro osx?

When online my webpage becomes unresponsive, particularly when I click on a link, is there a fix? I have a MacBook-Pro osx 10.7.4 about a year old. This is not a new problem and I have been blaming ...
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Is it possible to use both the GPUs in a MacBook Pro at the same time?

The Macbook Pros come with two graphical processing units, one is made by ATI and the other one by Intel. Is it possible to use them both at the same time, to render one image/3D model/whatever on ...
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Bootcamp not working after partitioning Macintosh HD

I installed Windows 7 using bootcamp on my Early 2011 MBP. I gave 130GB to Win7 and rest to Mac HD. Once all was done, I created a new partition within Mac HD. The partition was created successfully ...
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Do MacBooks have a true “Hibernate” option?

I've recently switched from Windows to a MacBook pro. In Windows, there are the following shutdown options: Standby - the machine goes into a "light sleep" from which it can awaken very quickly ...
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Default Processes?

What are the default processes that would run in a freshly installed copy of Lion? I want to know which ones that I have are third-party processes so I can remove them.
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Lion upgrade from Mac App store seems to have frozen

I am trying to upgrade to Lion from Snow Leopard. After beginning the download/install process from the Mac App store everything seemed normal. However after about 20 minutes my entire MBP is frozen. ...
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MacBook Pro battery not fully charged sometimes. Need tips

I'm using MacBook Pro and it will be in charge nearly 12 hours in a day. I set the battery indicator to Percentage, so it is displaying the battery charge in percentage. The problem I faced is, most ...
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Can I format new MacBook hard drive from OSX DVD?

I have to install a fresh new drive into my MacBook pro 2009. I haven't formatted yet, nor do I have a USB dock to do so from my current osx installation. If I install the new drive and boot from ...
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How come my Launchpad key opens Dashboard instead, and how can I fix it?

The answer is not as simple as you might think at first glance; please read the details of my question. I know the difference between Standard Function keys and Special keys. Standard Function keys ...
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How can I execute key shortcuts that use characters requiring Shift, like #?

I have a 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I'm using Snow Leopard. When I program, I use Eclipse. Recently, I installed a plugin and I wanted to use a key shortcut rather than navigating 3 menus every time to ...
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Are Mac serial numbers sent to Apple?

Is the serial number (of a MacBook Pro, OS X 10.7) ever sent to Apple? For instance, is it automatically sent during system updates or app store connections?
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MacBook Pro Color Profile

I have a MacBookPro7,1 and the color profile for it is just horrible. All yellow and wrong looking. However, when the Mac is first booting, right before it gives control over to the login window, the ...
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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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Connect both Cinema Display and Thunderbolt Display to a 15" Macbook Pro?

Here's what I have: 2011 15" Macbook Pro (with Thunderbolt) 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display 27" Apple Cinema Display From what I've read, I cannot connect both displays by daisy chaining: MacBook ...
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Left shift key unresponsive and stuck?

Okay, so I have a mid-2010 MacBook Pro (unibody design) and I have the typical problem with the keyboard. My shift key function is "stuck" so everything WILL COME UP LIKE THIS> (hence the > instead of ...
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Recommendations for headset (+ mic ) for macbook in 2012

I'm looking for a stereo headset and not simply in-ear headphones for Skype at affordable prices. From past experience, I own a dual-jack headset Logitech from my PC. Sound came out but the mic never ...
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Main monitor goes black when using external monitor on MacBook Pro

This problem happens occasionally frequently with my Macbook Pro. When I plug in one or more external monitors, the main monitor goes black. When I try Detect Displays it does not register the ...
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New MacBook Pro graphics card?

When I have a monitor plugged in at work (dual monitor) and I go to About this Mac -> More Info it says Graphics Radeon HD6770. But when I unplug the monitor and just use the laptop display (17") It ...
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Why can't Software Update connect after SSD upgrade?

I upgraded my MacBook Pro (Early 2009) with a Samsung 830 SSD with 256GB and an iFixit hard drive bay. After cloning my harddrive with Carbon Copy Cloner to the SSD I put the SSD into the MacBook Pro ...
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MacBook Pro: long time to wake from sleep, what could it be?

I have a 2011 13-inch entry-level MacBook Pro, which was upgraded almost straight away to Lion. I consider myself a careful, conscientious user, not installing things I don't need. However, recently, ...
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3D movies or videogames from MacBook Pro to 3D projector

I have: a 3D projector with: HDMI, VGA, S-VIDEO one of the first MacBook Pros, with a DVI port (with an ATI X1600) DVI to HDMI cable (and a DVI to VGA) Active glasses, not the red/green (anaglyph) ...
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Best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a projector

I recently purchased this projector that has HDMI, VGA, and S-video inputs. Also, I have one of the first versions of the MacBook Pro, from around 2007/8. Currently I have connected both devices vía ...
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How applications behave with Matrox Dualhead2go?

Matrox Dualhead2go makes it possible to have 2 external screens for a Macbook Pro. It performs that by splitting a very large screen in two smaller screens. I am very worried as to how will the ...
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I have to use increasing force to push my 'select and drag' feature on my macbook pro. Help?

I'm having to use more and more pressure with my right thumb to get the select and drag feature of my trackpad to work. Is there anything I can do to try to fix this before I have to spend tons of ...
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Can I use Kingston RAM in a MacBook Pro?

I have MacBook Pro 15-inch, early-2011. I want to upgrade my RAM from 4 GB (2+2) to 6 GB (2+4). Can I use Kingston RAM (Kingston 4GB DDR3 1333 Bus SOD)? Or is there specific RAM made for Macs?
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Is it safe to use a MacBook in a slightly tilted position?

I have a separate wooden board on top of my desk that covers the desk's entire area. (The board is made of nice wood, making the desk look more classy than it actually is. :) I'm thinking about ...
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Macbook Pro (Late 2011) Bootcamp and USB boot questions

I have a Macbook Pro with an OWC DataDoubler drive caddy replacing the Superdrive (installed at an Apple premium reseller, when I bought it, so I can still have my warranty). The main drive slot has ...
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MBP 2011: external displays not detected automatically

My late-2011 13" MacBook Pro generally doesn't automatically detect external displays. At work or at home, I plug it to either a 23" Cinema Display (2005) or a 24" LG display using a Mini DisplayPort ...
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Is it recommended to use Mac wifi sharing for long periods of time?

I am going to be buying a MacBook Pro within the next few months (hopefully an updated version if it comes out) for university this autumn. I am wondering, due to the Uni halls having only wired ...
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How can I watch iTunes purchased movie on my Mac if it is missing in my library?

I have purchased Cars 2 HD movie on my iTunes. I can't find it and/or play it on my Mac now. the only option is to buy it once more. I have just one iTunes account. when go to the movie bar in my ...
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Restore system from DMG (original source disk bigger than destination)

I'm running Lion and trying to restore a Snow Leopard system archived in a DMG file. The restore destination is an external Firewire disk (160GB) and the original system was installed in a 250GB ...
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How can I get parallels 6 to run well on my MBP

I've been trying to run windows 7 on my MBP on parallels so that I can test different browsers. Trouble is, it is just slow, I mean excruciatingly slow. Like booting it up takes 15 minutes. It's ...
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Does overcharging a MacBook degrade its life?

I have an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I use it almost like a desktop. I leave the power cord connected all the time. Is this OK? Am I ruining the computer or diminishing its lifespan?
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Suggestions for Multiple 24" LED Cinema Displays and MacBook Pro

I have two Apple 24" LED Cinema Displays and a mid-2010 17" MacBook Pro. I've used one display with the computer for a long time, but recently acquired the second display. Given that I have these two ...
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Old MacBook power adapter on new MacBook Pro?

I have a 60W power adapter from my old 2008 MacBook. Can I use this power adapter on a new 13" MacBook Pro, which also came with a 60W power adapter? However the two power adapters have two ...
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MacBook Pro GPU Diode over 100 degrees Celsius hot?

I was playing Trine 2 yesterday and checked the inside temperatures with iStat Pro after playing. It showed the GPU Diode at being 107°C hot. Is that bad for the GPU Diode or other components inside ...
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Is it safe to work with MacBook Pro lid closed?

My MacBook Pro (8,3) often gets fairly hot (see current sensor readings here: http://pastebin.com/2rj7GGAJ) even when it isn't closed. I'm about to purchase a DualHead2Go (or a TripleHead2Go) so I can ...
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Is an admin password enough to protect my files?

So I'm debating whether or not I should encrypt my MacBook Pro's HDD. Is the account password enough to keep my files safe? If my MacBook got stolen would the thief be able to access the files? Would ...
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MacBook Pro battery and speed issues

My sister's MacBook Pro often shuts down at ~20% battery. It won't turn on again until it has been plugged in for about 10 minutes.
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MacBook Pro randomly shutting down

I have the latest MacBook Pro and am finding that it is randomly shutting down when switching users. This does not happen every time but has happened 7-10 times since I bought it. Should I get it ...
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AddressBookManager using 100% CPU

My macbook pro running OSX 10.7.3 will fire up the heavy fans even if left idle with all major apps closed. In Activity Monitor, AddressBookManager is shown as taking 110% CPU, even though I have only ...