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

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Retina MBP - “time remaining” not available on menu-bar battery icon?

On my new Retina MacBook Pro I'm finding I can't show the time remaining next to the battery icon on the menubar. The option is available in the right-click menu on non-Retina laptops. Any ideas on ...
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MacBook Pro battery drains quickly, shows Service Battery when restarted

The new battery is an A1175 on a MacBook Pro (2008). The specs are that this battery should hold a capacity of 5600 mAh. OSX Lion System Information reports: Full Charge Capacity: 4936 mAh ...
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Downgrade to Lion from Mountain Lion OS [closed]

One of my friend bought his MacBook Pro with preinstalled Mac OS X Lion (10.7.2). Afterwards, he installed the Mountain Lion (10.8) developer preview in it. He wants to downgrade the OS to Lion ...
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Could not execute the java executable while running Play 1.2.1

I am facing this issue whenever I am trying to run Play 1.2.1 in my system. Previously, I had Play 2.0 in my system. I exported the $PATH variable so that $PATH contains the path to Play 2.0 ...
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Power Nap support

I read that Power Nap coming with Mac OS Mountain Lion will require a Mac notebooks with flash storage. Do they mean that by upgrading an early 2011 MacBook Pro to a Crucial M4 SSD would allow Power ...
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Is there a way to tell if I can use a SATA III SSD in my early 2011 MBP 15"?

I put my MBP next to the new Retina MBP today, and although the new display was incredibly crisp, and normal usage distance, it's just not that much better than mine as I'd opted for the high res ...
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Whats a good software title to take video (mp4, avi, other..) and burn it to DVD

I got some home brew videos from my webcam, and I got a couple movies on the drive I'd like to burn to DVD. The thing is, I don't know what's a good product for that, being a recent Mac convert and ...
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Is grounding important?

Is the grounding wire forwarded to the Magsafe connector? There are these 2/3 pin adapters and it's so much easier to convert a 2 prong connector while travelling than the bulky three prong ones. I do ...
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Does my MacBook DisplayPort support video input?

I have been reading through all these resources here and here, but I couldn't find an answer. My question is simply: can the DisplayPort on a MacBook take a video input source? More Details: I ...
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Running one more display when MacBook is in clamshell mode

I was wondering if anyone has tried running one more screen off their MacBooks by closing the lid of the MacBook. This is a common practice of many Windows laptops that support only 2 screens but have ...
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Functionally speaking, where will I see a difference between dual- and quad-core i7s?

I am ready to buy a new MacBook Pro. I am drawn to the portability of the 13" and the better specs of the 15". If you take money out of the picture I would really like to know where I would see the ...
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How does Eclipse work on new Retina MacBook Pros?

I'm thinking about buying the new MacBook Pro. I will use it mostly to write code when I'm not at home and I've read that non-native apps look horrible due to the resolution. I was wondering if ...
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MacBook Pro makes a scratching noise?

Whenever I pick up my computer and it's on, it makes this horrible scratching sound. Where is this sound coming from? Am i wrecking the computer when this happens? How can i prevent this from ...
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MacBook Pro 13" SATA controller

Does anyone know from a trusted source if the new MacBook Pro 13" (2012) has SATA III? On Google, some places said SATA II and couldn't find any info on Apple's site. I also have one more question: ...
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Kernel SMC::smcReadKeyAction error

I just looked in the OS X Console, and noticed that there's a huge number of errors looking like this: 6/12/12 8:33:16.000 PM kernel: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) ...
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What is the new turbo boost in the MacBook line?

The new MacBook line has a new turbo boost added to the processor: What exactly does this mean? From what I've heard, the processor can runs above the clocked speed for a short period of time. ...
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MacBook Retina Display for coding

This is a question that could be better on Stack Overflow or Programmers, but I thought I'd try it here first. As a programmer, I need lots of screen real-estate for the IDE and files that I'm ...
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Nvidia 9400M vs Intel HD Graphics 4000

I have done some searching on Google and found some tests saying HD 4000 is a great improvement over the previous generation, but I didn't get any tests that compared it with discrete chips. Could ...
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Can't get commands inside .bash_profile startup script to run

From my bash shell (latest version of Lion) if I issue the command... source ~/sh/bashmarks.sh The bashmarks.sh script will run and the functionality it provides is available. However I don't want ...
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Can I use 1333 MHz RAM in a 1067 MHz MacBook Pro?

I've got a MacBook Pro from mid 2010 (6,2) and there is 2GB DDR3 RAM at 1067 MHz installed. I want to upgrade to 8GB but with 1333MHz as speed. Is this possible? Can my Mac support this kind of speed ...
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My MacBook was stolen: can the thief access my files without my account password?

My computer is set up to require a login after its been put to sleep and it has a fairly complex password, so I'm not worried about anyone guessing it. The MacBook was stolen, and I'm wondering if ...
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Pinch to Zoom on Macbook Pro 2007

I have an early 2007 Macbook Pro. The trackpad isn't multitouch - it doesn't support any of Lion's new many-finger gestures - but it does support two-finger scrolling. It obviously can keep track of ...
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Run a shell script when switching to battery power

User Story: As a MacBookPro user I want to run a script that ejects my USB drive when I disconnect the power source so that I don't have to remember to eject it before grabbing my laptop and hurrying ...
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Maximize current window completely to hide background in Macbook

While working on chrome/firefox/finder, I open several windows. Each window has some leftover blank space on right side. This is a huge problem while panning the page using the blue scroll bar. Often ...
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Which cooling pad to get for Macbook pro 15 Early 2011

I am playing games on my Mac. and the machine gets red hot. I'd like to get a cooling pad for it to keep it calm. After doing a lot of searching I'm thinking of getting a CoolMaster Notepal Infinite ...
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Is there any way to disable the tone when changing the volume on Mac

On my MacBook Pro, when I hit the F11 or F12 to change the volume, a tone is played I presume to preview the volume. That tone can be rather intrusive when watching a movie or listening to music. You ...
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Restarting speakers without rebooting?

My MacBook Pro internal speaker has crashed, as it does every few months. I'm sure a reboot will fix it, but wondering if there's any way I could restore the speaker without rebooting? (Setting things ...
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Troubleshooting a MacBook Pro that is not charging from power

My MacBook Pro isn't charging, the light on the charger isn't lit, and the battery image indicates it is not charging . The computer is approximately a year old. I've tried multiple outlets, so I ...
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Disk Utility Disk Verification

I ran the "Verify Disk" tool in disk utility on my main disk called Macintosh HD, and it came up with this log: Verifying volume “Macintosh HD” Checking storage systemChecking volume. disk0s2: Scan ...
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Set MacBook Pro on energy saving mode

I have a 2008 MacBook Pro (last one before the unibody ones) and have been monitoring a the laptop temperatures for almost a day. I used Temperature Monitor to graph the changes in temp and correlate ...
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prevent second hard-drive from spinning up after standby

I have a MacBook Pro with two harddrives, an SSD in the main slot and a larger, normal drive in place of the superdrive. Because of power consumption and noise I managed to get my Mac to not ...
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Connect two 30“ ACD on a 17” MacBook Pro (early 2011)

My setup is a 30" Cinema Display (2560x1600, DVI) from around 2007, and a 17-inch, Early 2011 Macbook Pro. I'm wondering if I can add a second external monitor via a USB adaptor or any other solution. ...
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How to access the IR sensor of MacBook Pro Mid 2010 to be able to use non apple remotes

I have an Audio to IR accessory for my iPhone which works very well with most of the TVs and DVD players as the app that comes with it supports them. I was wondering if it would be possible to write ...
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Macbook Pro just started overheating and losing frame rate

It's strange because I've had Diablo III for a couple weeks now and I've been able to play it just fine without any performance problems. Starting today though, I've experienced some serious ...
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MacBook Pro Lion Recovery Cannot Reinstall

I am a programmer and more active on Stack Overflow. Anyways, I am clean-reinstalling my mum's MacBook Pro and I came across a problem. First, I went into recovery mode (Command-R at startup) then ...
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How to disable Self Control application?

I use SelfControl quite frequently for completing homework and such, but at school, while I was away from my keyboard at the white board, my friend thought it would be funny to set the timer to 10 ...
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MacBook Pro: OS battery indicator doesn't match hardware battery indicator

I recently upgraded my MBP to Lion, and now the battery indicator in the menubar at the top of the screen constantly shows "(Charged)", even when the indicator on the side shows almost empty. Any ...
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Installing hybrid drive in mid-2010 17-inch MacBook Pro

I'm looking to expand my internal 500 GB 7200 RPM HDD that came with my 17" MacBook Pro (mid-2010) running OS X Lion. I'm interested to hear from other MacBook Pro owners who've upgraded their HDD ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 display problem at loading

I have a problem with my display, at loading time I can't see Apple logo and when I press option bottom to change the booting device I can not see any thing except a dark screen and my Mac comes out ...
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Can't see new SSD when connected via internal SATA port

I just bought a new Samsung SSD 830 and installed it my 13" MacBook Pro (Mid 2010) in the hard disk bay, replacing the drive that was there (I actually have a second drive in the optical drive's ...
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How to use iPhone camera as MacBook Pro iSight?

Is there any software available which would allow me to use an iPhone 4S' camera as my MacBook Pro's iSight camera? I am specifically looking for something that would allow me to use my iPhone as New ...
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Apple Wifi Dropping at Random Times

I'm sure that my wifi router is fine because my macbook is the only one with this issue. I see this happen especially when i use Skype, Face Time etc. This has been going on for a month and can't ...
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MacBook Pro (Lion) won't boot anymore

My MacBook Pro won't start up anymore. Here are the symptoms: displays only folder with question mark icon on startup when boot from Lion installation disk the disk utility program crashes. when i ...
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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 ...