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

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How to simulate “right click” in Apple MacBook Pro

I have very recently started using Apple for the first time. I have MacBook Pro. I am used to using windows/dell laptop/ibm thinkpad laptop. I am not being able to understand the mouse. It is one ...
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Bluetooth Magic Trackpad not recognized after sleep

When I put my MacBook Pro (2011, 13") to sleep and wake it up again, the Magic Trackpad doesn't get recognized. I have to turn Bluetooth off and back on again to get the trackpad to work. It shows up ...
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Playing CoD: Modern Warfare on a Macbook Pro 13" (Mid-2009)

I have a mid-2009 MBP (13"/ 2.53Gzh/ 8GB). I installed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on it at the weekend only to find the on-board GPU can't cope with it. I'd like to do a bit of gaming on it, but am ...
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Problem with boot camp and XNA 4.0 with Visual Studio 2010

I'll try to be as brief as possible with my problem. Do not hesitate to ask for logs or information about my computer and/or the program. I have a game that consists of a ship that navigates on ...
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First steps after acquiring a new MacBook Pro (w.r.t ensuring optimal battery life)?

I just unboxed a new MBP 13.3 inch i5. I wanted to know what is the best way to start using it, so as to ensure optimal battery life i.e. Should I charge it to full capacity, before even booting it ...
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Thunderbolt to VGA

I'm buying a new MacBook Pro tomorrow, but I'm unsure on which adapter to buy for a VGA adapter. Is it the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter? The MacBook Pro doesn't say it has a Mini DisplayPort, only ...
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What is the safest way to triple boot Macbook Pro?

I recently purchased a MBP 13.3 i5 system, and I'm keen on making it triple boot (Lion, Win7, Ubuntu 11.04). What is the safest way to do this ? I found quite a few websites online, but I'm not sure ...
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Problem booting from a DVD: How do I eject the DVD?

I tried to install Windows 7 on Bootcamp, but the Windows 7 boot CD has a boot problem about code 5. The Windows 7 installation DVD is in the DVD driver. How can I eject the DVD from the drive, and ...
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When I delete “Watch Me Do” from Automator, does it get deleted forever?

Is Automator's "Watch Me Do" action permanently deleted when it is removed from the action sequence?
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Where are Automator's “Watch Me Do” files saved?

Where are Automator's "Watch Me Do" files being saved?
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Is it possible to connect iTunes playlists to folders?

Is it possible to connect iTunes playlists to folders so that playlists update automatically when I add new song to a folder?
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Ecler NUO 2 mixer connected to MacBook Pro?

I have maybe a silly question here. I have "Ecler NUO 2" mixer (and obviously turntables with it as well) and would like to ask you if it is anyhow possible to connect it to my "Mac" so as I would not ...
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Problems with Apple's Security Update 2011-005 (Lion)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why folders keep shifting their positions? Today I downloaded Apple Security Update 2011-005 for Lion (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1447). However, I got some issues ...
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Battery indicator is not moving further from 96%

I bought a new macbook pro, till the day I bought the battery indicator is not moving further from 96%. I wonder if there is a problem with the battery because if I unplug my power cable it is still ...
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Is it possible to disable MacBook trackpad under Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable trackpad when running Windows 7 on Macbook Air/Pro? Anyone with this setup can confirm that it's possible? (I don't use this setup yet, I'm just thinking about it, and want ...
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How fast should my MBP internal drive be?

I'be been experiencing an ongoing (if not precisely measurable) feeling that my MBP is underperforming, and it seems to be related to disk IO. I recently downloaded a disk benchmarking tool, to see ...
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can you add an SSD without removing the original HD [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Replacing SuperDrive with secondary storage? I just bought my first Mac (MBP) and Id like to add an SSD drive without pulling or replacing my original factory drive. Is ...
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Why would I disable swap file in Mac OS X?

I came across a thread about installing an SSD drive in MacBook Pro. Someone in the comments also recommended to disable the swap file but didn't say why: sudo launchctl unload -w ...
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Is it safe to delete “My First Project.rcproject” file in the “iMovie Projects” folder?

I am totally new to "iMovie" so I would like to ask you if it's safe to delete "My First Project.rcproject" file in the "iMovie Projects" folder (as it appeared from nowhere, maybe it was result of ...
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Bootloader freezes on login screen when booting into Lion from Boot Camp

Every time I reboot from Boot Camp into OS X, the bootloader gets to the login screen, and then after I've entered my username and password, the screen will just go grey. I have to force a restart ...
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Magsafe adapter not “fitting” in to MacBook Pro

I have a Mid-2009 MacBook Pro, and all was well before the weekend. Now when I try to fit in the MagSafe charger to the macbook, I am unable to fit it in correctly (but as you can see, it is ...
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What Does A “There is a user sharing this computer…” Window Mean?

I was trying to turn off my Macbook Pro and suddenly got this message. As far as I know, there's no reason why this should be happening. Anyone want to fill me in on some possibilities?
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Are there less expensive alternatives to Apple-branded Mini DisplayPort adapters?

I have a 2 years old 13" macbook pro, and I admit I can't use my 6 months old PC when I just surf and code, since it's quite noisy and hot in the summer. I still have a nice 20" flat monitor, and ...
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Why do movies sometime lag on my 15" MacBook Pro (2011)?

I have a new 15" MacBook Pro with the highest specifications, running Lion version 10.7.2. However, when I watch movies they sometimes lag on my computer: frozen screen (for 3-4 s) with lots of broken ...
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Is an older MagSafe power adapter compatible with a newer model MacBook Pro?

I'm using the MagSafe power adapter from my old multibody Macbook Pro: On my new unibody Macbook Pro: The MagSafe power adapter has become very hot and emitting a faint burning smell. It's not ...
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Why my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) power adapter turns orange?

I bought an early-2011 MacBook Pro 15" (highest-spec model) in June. It's running Lion. I have a problem which happens occasionally. My power adapter (while plugged in) from time to time ...
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How do I connect my MacBook Pro 15" (2011) to an HDTV?

I just bought a brand new MacBook pro 15-inch model with highest specifications in this June. It is running 10.7 Lion. How do I connect my MacBook to HD TV? It looks like it has only the ...
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External GPU for MacBook Pro?

I am using a MacBook Pro 13" (pre-Thunderbolt) and was wondering if there is such thing as an external GPU? Possibly over FireWire or so, something that I could plug a monitor (or two) into but ...
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I have replaced my hard drive in mac book pro with SSD drive - Can I use that hard drive to replace the optical drive and have 2 disks?

If I do the above will the drive need a caddy or will it just slot straight in ?
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Macbook Pro (March 2011) - Bootcamp Windows crashes when monitor is plugged in

I have a really annoying issue when plugging in an external monitor into my macbook where the computer just freezes. All screens go black, the apple and keyboard are lit up, even if the lid is closed ...
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How do I figure out if my OS is Mac OS X 32 bit or 64 bit?

I am using a Mac for the first time and need to install Eclipse. How do I know if I am on a 32 bit or 64 bit computer? I am on a MacBook Pro.
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Recommendations for USB 3 ExpressCard/34 [closed]

There is a proliferation of portable and cheap portable USB 3 drives nowadays and nothing of the sort for Thunderbolt. I was wondering if it is worth my while getting an ExpressCard/34 USB 3 card for ...
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How to diagnose intermittent keyboard lockup and mouse problems

I have an intermittent problem with my MacBook Pro 15" (November, 2008 vintage). Running OS X 10.6.8. Two or three days a week, sometimes more, the keyboard will stop working intermittently (no key ...
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Macbook Pro (Early 2011) running hot with OS X Lion

I recently bought the baseline 13'' Macbook Pro with i5 CPU and Lion preinstalled. I mostly work with Firefox (without Flash), NetBeans IDE and iTerm running and the machine tends to get really hot ...
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Switch off keyboard backlight on new MacBooks

Older MacBooks had a dedicated key to switch off the keyboard backlight (like the mute key). It was F8 if I'm not mistaken. Is it possible to replicate its functionality (e.g.: keyboard shortcut) on ...
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How do I run a GUI app via SSH?

I'm used to working on Unix/Linux and recently moved to Mac. In used to be able to do this: derick@linux1:~$ ssh -X linux2 derick@linux2's password: derick@linux2:~$ xclock I've install X11 from ...
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OSX does not recognize the Scroll Lock key on my external USB Keyboard

I am trying to share my monitor and keyboard/mouse between my PC (Windows 7) and Macbook Pro (1,1 - 2006, Snow Leopard) using a basic KVM switch (Trendnet TK207). By hitting Scroll Lock twice the KVM ...
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What do I do if I lost my restore DVDs and have a corrupted HD in my Macbook Pro 2010?

I have a Macbook Pro 2010 (Core2Duo), and I lost my original software and OS restore DVD. The one that came with the laptop. Now my HD volume is corrupted (many programs quit randomly now -- like ...
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sound doesn't work in macbook pro

I have a macbook pro and yesterday the sound just stopped working.I was funny cause I turn it off and tried and cool it down cause I thought that it's been so hot. after that it worked but after a few ...
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Weird chrome icon on my macbook pro?

I am using MacBook pro. I have this weird chrome icon: I dont know if its the official chrome icon, but it looks damaged or spoiled to me. If you are also using chrome on your macbook, does your ...
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What can I do to check the integrity of the hard drive and all its files, to see if they are corrupt or not?

Recently there has been some files disappearing (in iTunes), and I'm not so sure of the extent of this problem yet. Perhaps it may have been an iTunes upgrade bug, but I'm not so sure. What can I do ...
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Comfortable typing on a MacBook Pro?

I love my macbook pro, I have the 17" version that came out several months ago. So I can take it with me wherever, at my desk, friend's place, on the couch.. and have a full development environment ...
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Disable volume control noise on mac book pro?

When I hit F11 or F12 (volume up and volume down) I get the volume control overlay; the volume increases or decreases; and the machine makes an "SQUICK SQUICK SQUICK" noise. How do I keep the ...
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Macbook financing - resale [closed]

I am potentially going to be buying a MacBook on finance from Apple. As it's my first Mac, I'm not 100% certain it'll be for me and so might re-sell it in the unlikely event it isn't. If it isn't, am ...
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Potential macbook convert - windows on mac?

I'm in the market for a new laptop and so have a few queries. What I'm after is a high res screen (when I say high res I mean I want better than 1280x800) and good battery life. Obviously this tends ...
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How much will adding an extra hard drive to my MacBook Pro affect battery performance?

I have a current MacBook Pro 15" i7 2.2Ghz with a 500GB 7200RPM (default) hard drive. I am thinking of replacing both the current hard drive and the superdrive with two Seagate Momentus Hybrid 500 GB ...
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What is EFI in partition scheme?

Recently I changed my partition scheme from MBR to GPT, and during after conversion I saw a another partition named EFI ... I don't have a good idea what does it do or its purpose ... but I think it's ...
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Make external optical drive appear identical to internal SuperDrive?

Is there a way to make a external optical drive appear to applications as though it were an internal SuperDrive? I am using the optical drive bay in my MacBook Pro for a secondary hard drive, and I ...
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Is is possible to prevent OS X firmware password removal?

The title pretty much says it all. I have set a firmware password on my MacBook Pro just to make things a bit harder in case of theft. Still, by pulling the RAM and resetting the PRAM, it would be ...
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Macbook Pro with Lion: scrolling via trackpad vs. mouse

So the default scrolling behavior for the trackpad in Lion is to scroll in the direction of your finger movement similar to the iPad. This can be changed in the trackpad preferences by un-checking ...