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

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How to list my programs in my User Applications folder?

Somehow (a long time ago) I deleted the contents of the Applications folder under my username (User/Applications). However, when I typed "Applications" into Spotlight, it gave me a folder called ...
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Indicates fully charged when not 100%

I recently (less than 1 month ago) purchased a new Macbook Pro 13". Love it so far, but have a question on the battery. It never reaches 100% - usually it makes it up to 96% then the light on the ...
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Is there any particular cleaning solution for the MacBook Pro?

Is there any cleaning solution for the MacBook Pro? How should I clean my MacBook? Which fabric should I use to clean it?
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Are scratches on a MacBook covered under warranty?

I found this tiny deep scratch on my MBP and I don't know how the heck did it get there. Is there way to fix it or does my warranty cover it? It is near the ESC also near the charger input.
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Buy macbook pro 17 from amazon vs apple?

I'm about to purchase the new macbook pro 17 from amazon. $134 less than from Apple and no tax means almost $400 is saved... amazon only has the base model without any upgrades, but that's what I ...
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How do I get the American Flag back on my menu bar?

I'm new to Macs and got a 2011 MacBook Pro a few weeks ago and when I first set it up there was an American Flag on my menu bar. Somehow it has disappeared and I can't figure out how to get it back. ...
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How can I check my line-in does work (MBP late 2010)?

How can I check my line-in does work? I'm interesting what software should I use and how. It is MBP, late 2010. I do have an external working mic.
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Repair Bent Unibody Case Mac Book Pro 15"

I dropped my 15" MacBook Pro off of the couch onto hardwood floor (a drop of about 24 inches). It works fine still, but the bottom part (not the LCD) has bent inwards as a result. So if you are ...
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Trying to restore Macbook Pro to factory setting, but it freezes when inserted the DVD

I'm trying to restore my Macbook Pro (17") to factory settings, and here were the steps that I took: I inserted the Snow Leopard DVD. I turned off my Mac. I turned it back on while pressing the ...
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macbook pro 2011 13" doesn't detect external display

I have a miniDP to VGA adapter, and its worked fine until this morning, I woke up and shook the mouse, but only the internal MacBook screen worked, not the external monitor. I tried to reset SMC and ...
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Is the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M on the MacBook Pro good for gaming?

I want to know what kind of games can I play with my MacBook Pro before I purchase them. Can I play something beyond Bejeweled? Type of games that I am interested in playing: Call of Duty Counter ...
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Can I install 16GB RAM on quad-core MacBook Pro?

I'm planning to buy a new MacBook Pro with quad-core. And I want to install 16GB on it. But there is only 8GB options on Apple's website. Is this possible?
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Is it possible to use MacBook Pro with 3 monitors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac book pro - can I plug two external monitors in? I do have a MacBook Pro (2010) and I would like to use it with 3 monitors: the internal LCD and two monitors using ...
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Does constant charging harm my Macbook Pro?

I usually connect my macbookpro with the charger 12-15hour/day and 7 days a week. I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time. However, I believe modern electronics should be able to handle ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on MBP's Expresscard 34 Wintec SSD?

I have broken my issue into several parts hoping to make it easier to understand what I am trying to accomplish as well as what I have tried. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated! The ...
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How can I tell when Turbo Boost is active on my MacBook?

I have one of the core i7 MacBooks, and I'm wondering if there is a way to see when Turbo Boost is active (other than the fact that the laptop gets really hot and the fan kicks on). I use iStat to ...
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Is it possible to make Modbook-style tablets from MacBook Pros …?

I ask this question because the Axiotron website and their Facebook presence seems to suggest stasis and/or the end of the company. Hence the DIY approach. A few years back I lusted after a Modbook ...
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Questions on Mac OS X from a web developer who is new to Mac [closed]

I'm getting ready to buy a MacBook Pro 15", but would like some help regarding a few things. I witnessed somebody using a tool that showed all web requests' request headers / content, response ...
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Kanex Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter doesn't play audio on Sony Bravia TV

I have MacBook Pro with a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter. I use the adapter to play images from the Mac to my Sony Bravia TV. Since it doesn't play sound, I have an audio that connects the Mac to ...
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Which graphics chip on MacBook Pro?

My MacBook Pro has two graphics chips and automatically switches between them. How can I tell which one is currently in use? I'm just curious really; it's plenty fast enough whatever it's doing by ...
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Which exact processor model do the macbook pros have?

The new 15 and 17 inch macbook pros only list the processor model as quad-core core i7. However what is the fully model number of the processor? Are the quad core processors really dual cores with ...
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Cannot open Java Preferences

I don't know what the problem is. I recently went to Lion (Developer Preview) and restored a fresh new copy of 10.6. I later updated everything and then tried to open Java. It keeps giving me this ...
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Why am I getting a BSOD when resuming Windows 7 x64 on my SSD with AHCI?

I recently got an OCZ Vertex 2 SSD for my Spring 2010 i7 MacBook Pro and am having issues getting AHCI working reliably under Windows 7 x64 in Boot Camp. Following the instructions outlined here I've ...
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Upgrading Macbook Pro memory

I've seen on the Apple support site, that my Macbook Pro (late 2008) will support up to 4GB at 1066Mhz is this the actual maximums or will I be able to install say 8GB 1333Mhz memory? Also I have ...
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Do Apple retail stores allow trade-ins?

Is it possible to trade my 2009 MacBook Pro for store credit or something?
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Alternatives to, or benefits of, AppleCare for a MacBook Pro?

I have a 17" MacBook Pro. I bought it in November 2010, so it is still under the one-year warranty and thus I have the ability to buy AppleCare and extend the warranty. Thing is, I'm having second ...
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Deleting a user account from a OSX machine

Is the best way to delete a users information on a macbook pro just to do a clean reinstall or is it safe to just delete the user account from the machine?
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Compare new (Mar 2011) 15" Macbook Pros

I'm interested in purchasing the 15" model of the latest generation (Mar 2011) of Macbook Pros. They list two variants that differ $400 in price. As far as I can tell, these are the only differences ...
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If I install more RAM should I boot into 64bit Kernel? Does it matter?

I've got an Early-2009 Unibody Mac Book Pro 17". It came with 4 GB RAM and by default it boots into 32-bit Kernel. I've just upgraded to 8 GB RAM and my main concern is getting maximum performance ...
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Is there anyway to mount a webpage?

My professor requires me to go to the website and login and check the individual folders for updates. It is using http and I am wondering if there is a way to mount it as a drive similar to SSH and ...
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Apple RAM for MacBook Pro vs other brands [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Apple-Certified RAM? Apple RAM for the unibody MacBook Pro's typically has a large markup to it. I am wondering if it's different than Crucial or other brands in ...
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Can I use the RAM from my new MacBook Pro in my 4-year-old MacBook Pro?

I just bought an i7 MBP with 4GB RAM. I'm upgrading it to 8GB with this: http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=8C4DD5E1A5CA7304 So I'll have the brand-new 4GB RAM I'm removing. Can I ...
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Is there away to move between workspaces using trackpad?

I want to move to other workspaces using trackpad. How can I do that?
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How do I connect to my web server on mac?

On Ubuntu, I was able to connect to another server using "places". Is there anything like that in Mac OS X?
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Is MacBook Pro warming during gaming normal?

I have a 2010 MacBook Pro MC371 (Core i5, GeForce 320M, 4Gb RAM). When I launch a game either new one (i.e. Starcraft 2) or rather old (Unreal Tournament 2004, bootcamped) my MacBook gets rather ...
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How do I install Eclipse?

I just downloaded the .tar ball and unzipped it. It seems to run as a standalone from the folder that was unzipped in my Downloads folder. However, I want to install this so it is in applications, but ...
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Headphones that look good on a desk next to a MacBook [closed]

I'm looking for some headphones that will be aesthetically (and acoustically) pleasing when combined with my MacBook Pro (2011, aluminum unibody). Requirements: Over-the-ear style (not earbuds or ...
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How do I clean out dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro?

How do I clean out the dust in the fans of my MacBook Pro? (I'm perfectly comfortable with opening my MacBook Pro up (Unibody 2008 edition with removable battery cover), but I'm not exactly sure how I ...
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Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD?

Basically the Title: Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD? I'm looking at buying a 17" MBP, and I am having a hard time deciding if I want a HD or SSD. ...
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Keyboard failure, possibly software fault

I've got a MacBook Pro (17", 2010 model), and recently I've been having a few issues with the keyboard. Frequently, some keys on the keyboard fail to respond. These are mainly on the right-hand side ...
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Do MacBook Pros have support for the Remote Control?

Do the new (2011) MacBook Pros work with Apple's Remote Control? I'm little confused because the Apple Store offers me an Apple Remote when I try buying a new MacBook Pro, but I don't see any ...
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Service Battery Warning

I have a 13" Macbook Pro (2009) and I randomly get the "Service Battery" warning. I haven't noticed a huge decrease in battery life but the cycle count is at 725. I'm out of warranty, and so I'd like ...
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Which 13" MacBook Pro 2011 is right for me?

I'm completely new to Mac (OS X) and I want to buy a 13" Macbook Pro 2011. I'm not sure if the "2,7 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7" is worth the +300€. I want to order one of the two with a 128GB SSD for ...
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Swapping existing hard drive into new laptop

I'm currently running 10.6.6 and my MBP has a nice and speedy SSD in it. My plan is to replace my current laptop with one of the new ones just announced today. Is it possible to simply take the SSD ...
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What manufacturer and model SSD drive are in the Early 2011 MacBook Pro?

Thinking about getting the new MBP but cannot decide if the SSD upgrade is worth it; $100 dollars to bump to the 128 is small money but SSD drives vary widely in performance. trying to decide if I ...
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Does Thunderbolt support chaining multiple monitors to a MacBook Pro?

This has always been a big want for me. I love using multi-monitor setups but only want a single laptop. Does the 2011 MBP Thunderbolt support chaining multiple monitors together? I know that you can ...
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Do the 2011 MacBook Pros support a user-installed SSD in place of the HD

On the iMac there is some thermal sensor that connects to the hard drive and makes this a bit tricky since non-Apple SSDs don't have that feature. Is this true for the 2011 MacBook Pros?
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MacBook Pro USB Ports Not working

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2009 computer. Connecting my usb flash stick doesn't do anything, I tried both ports but not working. I tried connecting an iPad, the iPad charges but it doesn't open show in ...
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What models of Core i7 are available in the MacBook Pro

The currentprevious 17" MacBook Pro has three CPU options: 2.53GHz Intel Core i5 [Subtract $360.00] 2.66GHz Intel Core i7 [Subtract $180.00] 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 Does anyone know what the exact ...
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CPU at 100% for a long time - Harmful or not?

On my 2010 MBP, I want to encode several hours of video, which will end up with the CPU used at 100% for a long time and the MBP heating quite a lot. Is this considered as normal use (I would say ...