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

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Replace German keyboard of Macbook Pro MC700

I have a German Macbook Pro, but I dont really like the keyboard layout, I would like to replace about 15 keys to make it easier for typing. Is it possible to do so ? And where can I find the black ...
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Why do my windows go dark when they're on my external monitor?

Why is this happening? Has any one ever experienced anything like this before? Some windows stay dark on my external monitor and some come good after I let go of the cursor after dragging..
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Severe Wifi dropping on Macbook Pro - Have to restart to turn back on

I have a 17" Early 2008 Macbook Pro running lion 10.7.2. And about 3 weeks ago, this problem started occurring where my interent would stop working randomly. I go to toggle the Wi-Fi on and off, but ...
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Mac kernel panic - memory problem

I have a Early-2011 MacBook Pro base model. It has 4GB of RAM, and I use it for heavy development work. It shows a pattern of continuously dumping into a black screen which asks me to restart (a ...
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How do you change the behavior of the power button in Lion?

On my Macbook Pro, whenever you press the power button it goes into sleep mode. How do I change this to do nothing?
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Mac Book Pro 2.2 (2008) Core 2 Duo, display and trackpad stopped working

My Mac Book Pro 2.2 (2008) Core 2 Duo, was working properly, and after waking it up (open the lid), the display was black... It happened to me before and the other times I reckon it was some kind of ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect external display after Lion upgrade

Asking on behalf of a friend. His 2011 MacBook Pro (no Thunderbolt) was running Snow Leopard and was being connected to a Dell monitor in the standard way. He upgraded to Lion and now the MacBook ...
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How can I enable natural scrolling for my trackpad, but disable it for my mouse?

Is there a way to enable natural scrolling on the trackpad, but disable it for mouse? I think that natural scrolling does make sense on a trackpad, but with a mouse it doesn't feel natural at all
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Bought a new MacBook Pro, how do I transfer the OS X Lion license to my Apple account?

I would like to install Lion on a different MacBook Pro in my house, but I can't download/install OS X Lion as it hasn't been linked to my Apple ID. Any suggestions?
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How do I run the iPad simulator to test a website on my mac

I've developed a web app which is having some weird issues on iOS safari on my iPad. I've never developed an iOS app, although I am a developer (c#) and have downloaded the latest xcode dev tools ...
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My MacBook Pro 15.4" (A1286 - Late 2008) trackpad is missing clicks and generally not working

I notice it when I'm highlighting text as well. Halfway through the a selection it will unselect. It only seems to click right at the very bottom now. Do I need to replace or clean it?
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Huawei device pairing with Mac

I am trying to connect my Huawei phone to my Mac. I get it as a new device and I can see it in the file manager. Now I would like point my Mac to some drivers of this small Huawei device. (I have them ...
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Secondary click in Lion with two fingers OR bottom-right corner click

I just did a clean install of Lion on my 2010 MBP. It seems as though in the system preferences for the built-in trackpad, I have the option of setting the secondary click gesture to "Click or tap ...
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Upgrade SATA connection on MBP 3,1

When replacing my HDD in my MBP 3,1 with a SSD (SATA3), I noticed that the SATA1 cable can be fully removed. Thus I thought, that it might be possible to replace the SATA 1 cable by a SATA 3 cable in ...
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Why is my inactive memory not getting free? [duplicate]

When my MacBook Pro (13" 2010, Intel C2D 2.4 GHz, 4GB RAM 1067 MHz DDR3, running Snow Leopard) runs out of free memory, instead of releasing inactive memory (which is mostly about 500 - 1000 MB), it ...
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Best input to connect a monitor to a Macbook Pro

I just bought a 24" monitor (asus pa246q) with dvi/hdmi/displayport inputs. I am wondering which is the best input I should use to connect a MacBook Pro 15" (late 2010). Someone suggested me HDMI, but ...
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Screen doesn't turn back on

I have a brand-new Macbook Pro, my first mac since 1987, and unfortunately I'm experiencing a severe issue with it. If I leave it by itself for a while, or close the lid and then re-open it, the ...
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How to identify if my Mac is running slow or is just over the hill?

I have a 3 year old 15" 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo MPB that I upgraded to 4GB of RAM about a year ago. Before I made the switch to Apple I used to feel the need to upgrade my Windows based laptops ...
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Should I get a SATA 3Gb/s or 6Gb/s hard drive for my MBP?

If I am planning to upgrade my Macbook Pro 13" (Late 2011) with a 7200RPM Hard drive, should I get a SATA 3Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s drive?
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Extremely poor video quality on Samsung monitor with HDMI

I have connected my MacBook Pro to a Samsung P2770HD monitor using a Kanex brand Mini Displayport to HDMI cable However, the output on the Samsung monitor is absolutely garbage. It is pixellated to ...
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Solving a problem on a MacBook Pro 5,1 with an OCZ Agility 3 SSD

I installed Mac OS X lion on an SSD (through USB) after checking the firmware was the latest version (2.15). When I transferred the SSD into the MacBook Pro (like i usually do after an install) but it ...
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Extreme MacBook Pro Slowdown/Freeze

My MacBook Pro (2007) on Lion has a strange behaviour. Sometimes Chrome browser stops working. When I then launch Safari, it can not load any web page. When I try to download a large file, it can be ...
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Using two 30" LCD screens with a MacBook Pro

How can I use two 30" LCD screens with my 2011 MacBook Pro?
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Use Apple Wireless Keyboard for PC and Mac

I need a wireless keyboard and mouse that I can switch between my MacBook Pro and PC. I was looking at the Apple Wireless Keyboard, but I'm not sure if I can change from PC to Mac usage easily ...
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Migrating from Linux to OSX and have a few questions [closed]

I've read this question and still have a few concerns. I've been using linux for a number of years and was wondering if some of the features I have learned to rely on are present in OSX (on a Macbook ...
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Sanding off a MacBook's sharp edges

The edges of both the MacBook Pro (aluminum case) and the MacBook (polycarbonate) are exceedingly sharp. Depending on my typing position, they dig in my wrists, an unpleasant and painful experience. ...
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Lion (10.7.2) — CPU heats to 90-degrees and Java apps crash — why?

MacBook Pro 15" quad-i7. Been running Lion since day one. Just started this week, Eclipse and Oracle SQL Developer crash unexpectedly, then a moment later the MacBook cooling fans kick in and the ...
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Display Issues for Early 2011 Macbook Pro

I am currently experiencing an undocumented problem for my 15 inch Macbook Pro (Early 2011 Version), and was hoping to get some help diagnosing what the issue might be. The problem is that whenever ...
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MacBook Pro external display support (different resolution from notebook display)

My MacBook Pro has a Mini DisplayPort and running Snow Leopard. I'm looking to get myself a Mini DisplayPort -> VGA adapter so that I can attach a hand-me-down LCD display. The LCD display has a ...
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What's the best way to control two Macs from one laptop?

I have an MBP and a MacPro. I tend to use the laptop a lot of the time but have need to control the workstation (e.g. for iTunes, DVD Player, TV tuning etc.) from another room or when I'm working at ...
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How to clean Mac OS X before selling (Lion from App Store)

I have MacBook Pro (late 2007) which I planning to sell. Currently it's running Lion. Is it possible to clean all data but leave Lion?
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No Bootable Device error when trying to install Win7 on a MBP (mid 2007 SR) / Lion

After formatting the HDD to a single HFS+ Journaled partition and installing a clean 10.7 System on the machine, I ran the Boot Camp Assistant, created the CD with drivers and partitioned the disk. I ...
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Multiple simultaneous wifi connections

With the release of airdrop it is apparent that my WiFi network card is capable of making more than one network connection. Are there any apps, documentation, command line tools, etc. for managing ...
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MacBook Pro freezes and shows console error messages

When I log in to my MacBook Pro (Mac OS X 10.5.8 w/ Intel 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, and 4 GB of DDR3 ram with a few bad sectors), it started entering my desktop but returned me to the log in screen. ...
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Developing with Eclipse, Visual Studio .NET and Xcode - 13“ or 15” Macbook Pro? (Or AIR?)

I have some Xcode (iPhone/iPad) development on the horizon and will also be doing a bit of Eclipse (Java) and .NET development in between. Since I'll be running a VM for the Windows stuff, I think a ...
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Can I show a 24-Hour clock on my Mac's Lock Screen?

I just got a MacBook Pro, and different from my iMac is that I'll be using the lock-screen much more on this one. I noticed that in the upper right corner of the lock screen, the time is shown, but ...
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Transporting from home to work (~10 min by car), should I just make my MacBook Pro sleep, or shut it completely down first?

I just got a new MacBook Pro, and is looking at how the power modes work, and according to this article: About Energy Saver sleep and idle modes in Mac OS X, making it sleep by closing the lid (say) ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my MacBook Pro RAM and Hard Drive?

I bought Macbook Pro 15 inch laptop last year with 4 GB RAM and 300 GB Hard disk, Now I feel like upgrading its RAM to 8 GB and 1 TB hard disk. I want to know is it possible to do that or not. My ...
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Wifi stops working on Macbook Pro (Lion) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Internet stops working frequently on OS X Lion Just bought Macbook pro 2011 running on Lion. I connect to my WiFi, but it has started happening frequently that internet ...
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How can I store my iPhoto Library and iTunes library in Lion Server (Mini) and access it via my MBP?

My iPhoto and iTunes library is taking up most of the space in my 128GB SSD MBP. I'm considering to buy a mac mini to store all of my media for iPhoto and iTunes libraries and sync a few of my ...
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Is it possible to change file status (from read only to read and write) for multiple files/folders at once?

I moved all my web files/folders from my default MAMP directory to a more manageable location. Now all the files and folders have been changed to read only. I figured out how to change the status ...
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Do I need to re-index my Volume?

I recently installed a brand new HD in my macbook pro. I did this by cloning the original drive. Everything (almost) is working fine, but I did give the Volume a different name, it used to be ...
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Are there any non-Apple multi-touch trackpads on the market? [closed]

I love the Apple trackpad with its multi-touch gestures. I want to buy a MacBook Pro primarily because of this. I am a student though and it seems to be very expensive for me. Hence I was wondering if ...
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Is a Macbook pro not able to use dual screen on the integrated graphics card?

I have a MBP early 2011 model and when running on the integrated GPU I'm unable to dual screen. The screen is a VGA monitor running at 1400 x 900 yet it won't display so do I always have to switch to ...
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How to turn on Intel VT in MacBook Pro 2011 (MC721LL/A)?

I used to turn on virtualization on my PC by turning it on from BIOS. But how I do it on MacBook Pro, as I am using WinXP on VMware Fusion 4.0, but its very slow, and both Windows XP and Mac OS starts ...
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Not able to open DVD tray in brand new MacBook Pro

I just bought a brand new 13" MacBook Pro, i5 2.3 GHz, running Mac OS X 10.6.7. I'm not able to open the DVD tray of my Mac. I have tried pressing down the ⏏ key in the top right corner several ...
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Is it normal for my MacBook Pro (unibody) to creak in some spots?

I bought a new MacBook Pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. I also installed Lion and have updated it. Moreover, I would like to ask somebody who already has the same model, or ...
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How can I test if my hard drive is going bad?

I've looked over similar questions and searched the internet to try to find symptoms of a bad hard drive, but I haven't found anything that seems to be related to my problem. I have a late 2008 15" ...
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Oxygen25 MIDI keyboard won't work with Pro Tools 9

I have Pro Tools 9.0.2 and a third Gen Oxygen25 MIDI keyboard connected by USB. Both are made by Avid, yet I can't get them to work together. The keyboard even works with Logic Pro 9, just not Pro ...
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The error “Keychain ”login“ cannot be found to store …”

When I start up my MacBookPro/osx/snow leopard , I get this error with yahoo messenger.. What is this keychain thing? Is this some Mac thing? Any links to explain this concept and how to resolve it? ...