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

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Color profile switches with random application launch

My color profile seems to be switching when I launch random application. It seems to be doing it every time I open Illustrator or VirtualBox. If I go into the color Profile setting it's on the same ...
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Active applications minimizing itself?

I have a Mac Book Pro and I am running two external monitors, I am having issues with programs that are running minimizing themselves into my dock at the bottom of the screen. Example: I have Safari ...
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Fixing MBP battery which has been sitting

I have a new battery that has only 3 or 4 cycles on it, that I got as a replacement a year ago. The battery and the machine it's in, a late 2008 MBP, has been sitting for the last year unused. I tried ...
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Mid 2009 MacBook won't recognize [any] hard drive

My MacBook had been acting fine. I applied the latest update to Mountain Lion and closed the lid. When I opened the lid, it wouldn't wake from sleep (dark screen with whirring fan for ~5mins). I held ...
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How can I disable CPU throttling on Late 2006 MacBook with no battery?

The problem I am experiencing is that if the battery is not present, the CPU is automatically throttled. I have done some searching and have found that this is apparently by design, "in case the ...
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Is moving without shutting down good for MBP

My friends told me,while I am moving to other places, I can just close my rMBP without shutting down the computer. Is it a right concept? Will it damage hardwares?
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Can hard drives have their own sleep settings?

Is there a tool that will allow me to set the sleep settings on a per-drive basis? I've recently done the optibay mod on my MBP so I have an HD+SSD setup and I'd like to be able to make the magnetic ...
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Booting from SSD in optibay (MacBook Pro mid-2010)

I'm considering putting in an SSD for extra space and faster boot times and such in my MacBook Pro Mid-2010. Due to losing the sudden motion sensor if I move the existing mechanical HD to the ...
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Dell in2020m widescreen monitor and a MacBook Pro

I'm buying a MacBook Pro soon but have a Dell IN2020M widescreen monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio. Can I hook up my MacBook Pro to this? The supported resolutions for MacBooks seem to be as follows. ...
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Macbook Pro w/ retina display connected to Dell U3011 monitor via HDMI - periodic error message about audio

I have my retina MacBook Pro running a Dell U3011 monitor via the HDMI port. Periodically, the monitor shows an error message: Unsupported audio format Please set the audio output on your audio ...
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New Macbook Pro 2012 Operating System onto new SSD?

A friend has just bought a brand new Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion OS. We are going to install an SSD to replace the standard HD that it shipped with, however, it looks like Apple don't ship with the ...
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Why is parallels giving me the error “there is no disk in the drive”?

I installed parallels on my macbook pro and i installed windows 7 iso via a DVD. at first everything looked fine exception now I am now trying to compile an asp.net-mvc app in visual studio and i get ...
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Macbook sleep is delayed

I have a late 2011 Macbook pro, and lately it hasn't been sleeping properly. If I close the lid for less than a minute and reopen it, it doesn't go to sleep while the lid is closed. The screen is ...
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iPhone syncs same songs over and over

Every time I try to sync my iPhone to the songs on my MacBook it constantly keeps re-syncing the same ones over and over. I have my songs compressed before they are synced so this ends up being a ...
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Recover contacts after deleting from iCloud?

I recently purchased a MacBookPro which I synced to the same iCloud account that my iPhone is synced with. When I did this, the birthdays of all my contacts showed up as a day late on my MacBookPro. ...
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Macbook Pro doesn't wake up from sleep, RAM slot empty after force restart

My mid-2009 Macbook Pro, running Mountain Lion, very often does not wake up from sleep. When I open the lid, there is a black screen, but the fans are still running. My only option is to force reboot ...
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Why does my early 2011 MBP hibernate instead of sleep?

If and only if my MBP is plugged in to both AC and an external DVI monitor, it will hibernate instead of sleeping. If it is not plugged in to the monitor, it will sleep like normal. I have a 15" MBP, ...
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My macbook pro trackpad's right side doesn't go down when pressed

When I click the right side of the trackpad it doesn't press down. It's stuck, but the left of the button works perfectly. What's the issue here and how do I fix this?
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MacBook Pro + 2012 model + Spinning Wheel

I bought a MacBook Pro 2012 model (13'', 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive) back on the 24th of July and it wasn't until Thursday that it started running slowly. By slowly, I mean (basic) applications take ...
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What could be causing this screen problem?

I have a Mac Book Pro Early 2011, with upgraded RAM (Mac manufactured) and i7 processor. It is currently connected through the miniDisplay Port to a second VGA monitor (using the miniDisplay Port to ...
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(Un)mount internal HDD at will

I recently installed an SSD and made it my boot disk, and installed a 1TB HDD on a Caddy, where the DVD-ROM used to be. The one drawback is that having a second drive actually lowers the battery life ...
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Why is my hard drive still full after deleting files?

I'm new to Mac. I have deleted many files from my applications folder, downloads, music, etc. to make clean Mountain Lion installation. After installing Mountain Lion I can still see in About This ...
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Which Macbook Pro USB port should I use to charge an iPad?

I heard that one of the two USB ports provides more power, decreasing the charging time. Still, I forgot which one is the powerful one. I would be nice to give a hint that's easy to rememeber ;) It ...
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Change duration between ambient screen-brightness change

When the ambient light changes around my workspace, my MacBook Pro laptop responds appropriately. However, I find that when the screen brightens or dims, it is too quick. Is there a way to increase ...
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Can I have multiple monitors on my MacBook Pro (Early 2011)?

I have a MacBook Pro (13") from Early 2011 and want to use 2 external monitors (And not the actual display). I've seen the Matrox, but that appears to make one BIG display out of 2 monitors, so I ...
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re-mount ejected SD card without reinserting

I use a microSD card in my macbook air for additional storage, using a flush adapter (homemade, similar to the nifty minidrive). To save battery when I'm not using it, I disabled auto-mount using ...
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Why do I get serious execution lag on clicks, application switching and general usage

I have an MBP 8.1, early 2011, 13 inch, Mountain Lion. Whenever I leave it on for more than a couple hours, I get serious execution lag on every command. For example: I click something (a link, ...
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Would a 2.6 Ghz CPU drain a laptop's battery faster than a 2.3 Ghz CPU?

Apple offers the MacBook Pro with two processor options -- 2.3 Ghz and 2.6 Ghz. I'm wondering if the more powerful CPU drain the battery more quickly by any significant degree. (And incidentally, ...
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Display contrast change when playing media

I have a weird issue with my MacBook Pro that I bought about 3 weeks ago. I noticed that when I start playing VLC player or even when opening up certain websites that the color saturation seems to ...
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Turning off hibernate on a MacBook Pro with an SSD

I've been reading several articles on the Internet how to "optimize your Mac with an SSD". I'm not sure whether or not to agree with the articles because I think that Apple knows what's the best ...
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Wireless Mouse only works with USB hub

I have a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 and a mid-2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina). I normally have a lot of USB devices that I need to have plugged in so when I got my Macbook Pro I just continued ...
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Frequently synchronizing iTunes library between Macbook and PC

I have about 80 GB of songs on my Macbook Pro and my PC Desktop. I sometimes buy music during my travels and import it to my Macbook. When I process my DJ Tracks, they're added on to my PC. I want ...
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iMac doesn't recognize my MacBook Pro when connecting via mini DisplayPort

I use my iMac as an external monitor for my MacBook Pro via mini DisplayPort. But, sometimes, it fails. The iMac went black for some seconds when I plugged the cable in but it went back into the ...
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How can I triage a MacBook Pro that won't charge with the LED dimly lit green?

I have an early-2011 MacBook Pro that will not charge. The green light on the MagSafe connector is barely green. Besides the fact that the system info tells me the battery is not charging, the ...
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How to fix a Macbook Pro trackpad where the mouse pointer is randomly moving?

The trackpad on my Macbook Pro just started acting oddly. It's randomly clicking (which might cause me to switch programs), right-clicking and even once my screen even showed the swiping animation as ...
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Is there a way to auto switch wireless networks depending on signal strength?

I have a Linksys dual band router. Near the back of our house (which is where our computers are mostly located) only the G network really comes through so when I'm working in the front of our house, I ...
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Lost installation cd

I lost the installation cds from my MBP. Is that possible get a copy from apple? Or can I use a installation cd from another MBP? Thanks
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Mini DisplayPort and DVI cables not working?

I recently bought a Mini DisplayPort to DVI and DVI/DVI cable to connect to my monitor. However, when I connect my MacBook Pro (late 2009) to the monitor it doesn't work - laptop screen flashes blue, ...
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How to fix my MacBook Pro that goes straight into sleep/hibernate?

I have a MacBook Pro (mid-2009) that I just installed Mountain Lion on. After the install everything appeared ok, but a day later it goes straight into sleep/hibernate whenever I turn it on. This ...
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Which SSDs are compatible with my old Macbook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro A1260 from 2008 and I want to upgrade to the fastest SSD I can get, as long as the rest of the system isn't the I/O bottleneck. Where can I find information on compatible SSDs, ...
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How to run the Apple Hardware Test in Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard. I have an image of the Installation Disk in a USB Hard Drive (Snow Leopard Partition). Then to boot the system and start using the Hardware Test software I did ...
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Unchecking “Enable mouse Keys” using keyboard?

I wanted to test the Mouse Key functionality on my MBP and so went ahead and checked the enable mouse keys option under Universal Access settings. As expected the trackpad was disabled and I was ...
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What advantages do Macs offer designers? [closed]

I'll try to make this not be an opinion or a preference question. I am previously a PC owner and I am looking for a new computer. A school of thought around Macs being better for designers than ...
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Computer slows when battery is low

My Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion slows down dramatically when the battery is below 4-5%. All the applications running are very slow to respond, and several have the "Application not responding" ...
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MacBook Pro CPU temperature is over 90 degrees while playing video

I have MacBook Pro: 13-inch, Late 2011 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 3000 384MB OS X Lion 10.7.4 When it plays a video, the CPU temperature goes over 90 ...
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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a mbp, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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Windows 8 RTM Freezes on Mac Book Pro

I've installed Windows 8 RTM (available to MSDN subscrbers) on my Core 2 Duo 13" Mac Book Pro. I've been trying to install Visual Studio 2012 on my MBP and it keeps freezing up during install. ...
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What terminal command shows the type of display that I have on my MacBook Pro?

What terminal command shows the type of display that I have on my MacBook Pro? I used the following command in terminal and it didn't work: ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*
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How can I create a backup disk image of a MacBook before I start the first-run process?

Is there any way to create an image of a brand new "unconfigured" MacBook? I want to get an image of this box before the OS installs just in case I have any issues.
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CentOS 6.x for CUDA development on a MBP

Here is a short description of my situation - I need a portable machine for CUDA and iOS development, so any of the newer MacBook Pros with NVIDIA GPUs seemed like a no-brainer at first. However, the ...