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

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How can I watch iTunes purchased movie on my Mac if it is missing in my library?

I have purchased Cars 2 HD movie on my iTunes. I can't find it and/or play it on my Mac now. the only option is to buy it once more. I have just one iTunes account. when go to the movie bar in my ...
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Restore system from DMG (original source disk bigger than destination)

I'm running Lion and trying to restore a Snow Leopard system archived in a DMG file. The restore destination is an external Firewire disk (160GB) and the original system was installed in a 250GB ...
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How can I get parallels 6 to run well on my MBP

I've been trying to run windows 7 on my MBP on parallels so that I can test different browsers. Trouble is, it is just slow, I mean excruciatingly slow. Like booting it up takes 15 minutes. It's ...
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Does overcharging a MacBook degrade its life?

I have an early 2011 13" MacBook Pro and I use it almost like a desktop. I leave the power cord connected all the time. Is this OK? Am I ruining the computer or diminishing its lifespan?
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Suggestions for Multiple 24" LED Cinema Displays and MacBook Pro

I have two Apple 24" LED Cinema Displays and a mid-2010 17" MacBook Pro. I've used one display with the computer for a long time, but recently acquired the second display. Given that I have these two ...
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Old MacBook power adapter on new MacBook Pro?

I have a 60W power adapter from my old 2008 MacBook. Can I use this power adapter on a new 13" MacBook Pro, which also came with a 60W power adapter? However the two power adapters have two ...
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MacBook Pro GPU Diode over 100 degrees Celsius hot?

I was playing Trine 2 yesterday and checked the inside temperatures with iStat Pro after playing. It showed the GPU Diode at being 107°C hot. Is that bad for the GPU Diode or other components inside ...
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Is it safe to work with MacBook Pro lid closed?

My MacBook Pro (8,3) often gets fairly hot (see current sensor readings here: http://pastebin.com/2rj7GGAJ) even when it isn't closed. I'm about to purchase a DualHead2Go (or a TripleHead2Go) so I can ...
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Is an admin password enough to protect my files?

So I'm debating whether or not I should encrypt my MacBook Pro's HDD. Is the account password enough to keep my files safe? If my MacBook got stolen would the thief be able to access the files? Would ...
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MacBook Pro battery and speed issues

My sister's MacBook Pro often shuts down at ~20% battery. It won't turn on again until it has been plugged in for about 10 minutes.
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MacBook Pro randomly shutting down

I have the latest MacBook Pro and am finding that it is randomly shutting down when switching users. This does not happen every time but has happened 7-10 times since I bought it. Should I get it ...
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AddressBookManager using 100% CPU

My macbook pro running OSX 10.7.3 will fire up the heavy fans even if left idle with all major apps closed. In Activity Monitor, AddressBookManager is shown as taking 110% CPU, even though I have only ...
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Optimal configuration for MacBook with small SSD and big HDD?

I am looking for an optimal configuration for a MacBook Pro that was converted to have two disks: primary one one SSD of around 100-200 GB and second one of 500-750 GB (the original drive that was ...
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How to disable iChat's popup “You are not connected to the internet”?

I am tired of seeing the "You are not connected to the internet" message from iChat every time after I open my macbook. I use iChat for screen sharing. Is it possible to disable the annoying popup or ...
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When I click F3 I cannot see the open windows

When I click F3 on my macbook to view all open windows some or all of the windows disappear or show as a small white line. This can be seen in the screenshot attached. Any ideas if this is normal or ...
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Macbook Pro A1212 Video Card Dying?

My friend has a circa 2006 A1212 Macbook Pro 17inch. It has issues starting up but when it boots everything works fine but the screen is all pixelated, flashes randomly, and some parts have a red ...
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How do I send an image via Bluetooth from my Mac to my iPhone?

I need to connect my Mac to my iPhone and send a picture via Bluetooth. Can someone give me step by step instructions as in how to do this ? note: if there's any other way i could do this, then ...
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Install Windows 7 on external drive and boot it from a Mac

I want to install Windows 7 on an external hard drive, and boot from it when needed. Is this possible on a Mac? I have heard from some sources that it is not possible to boot Windows from external ...
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Problems with color consistency on Apple Thunderbolt Display

When I got my 27" thunderbolt display, set it up with my 2011 lion MBP was working as it should, my desktop backgrounds was being shared or extended across the displays, when I hit mission control I ...
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Is it normal to hear the MacBook fans all the time even if they run at 2000rpm?

I have an early 2011 15” MBP (2.3GHz i7 8GB) and I’m annoyed about the sound of the fans. I know how a defective fan sounds, but these do no sound abnormal, but what what is abnormal is that I hear ...
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Whistling MagSafe power adapter

When I connect my MacBook Air's 45 W MagSafe power adapter to my MacBook Pro (which came with a 65 W MagSafe power adapter), and the Pro uses lots of power (such as installing updates and restarting), ...
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Remote controlling a Macbook Pro with the lid down?

I have a MacBook Pro that I would like to use while I'm at work, but am reluctant to actually take to work because the environment is quite dusty. I have been provided with a IBM Thinkpad running ...
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Microsoft Word on MacBook Pro: Tab problems

While working on an existing document (a simple three-column Word table), the document has stuck on the "Table Layout" tab. When I try to open another tab eg Home, or Document Elements, the toolbar ...
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My mum spilt water on her laptop and now the shift key does not work

A few months back my mum spilt water on her laptop. Not knowing much about what to do, she turned it back on a few hours later rather than let it dry. Since then the left shift key does not work. I ...
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Macbook pro won't turn on

My 2008 macbook pro won't turn on. I replaced the battery less than six months ago, but it seems that it died again. The charger is connected and it shows a green light, but the battery's lights ...
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Can I disable the lighted Apple logo on the back of my MacBook Pro?

I want to disable the light on the apple behind my screen. Besides covering it physically, is there a program or setting to disable it? Reason being - to make my MacBook Pro as uninteresting as ...
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How do I add a picture of myself at the login screen?

I need to add a image of myself in the login screen (when user credentials are asked). How can I do this?
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How to force a screen resolution on my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro, bought 3 years ago, I'm not sure of the model, but the processor is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, with 4 GB of RAM, nVidia 9400M 256M. I am using MacOS 10.6.6. Next week I will ...
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Why does software update re check after updates are installed when you show updates

When updates are available you have the choice of install or show details. When you click install the updates are installed then you have to close the updater. When you click show details then ...
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Exchanged HDD in MacBook Pro - OS X installation disk shows prohibitory sign

I exchanged the HDD in my 2007 MacBook Pro and removed the DVD drive because it was making a terrible noise every time I booted the MacBook. The new HDD is a Corsair Force F120 SATA SSD. I formated ...
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VNC Viewer with clipboard sync

I need to connect to Ubuntu Vinegar VNC and Windows UltraVNC. I can't find one that sync's the clipboard so I can past from my Macbook to the others OS. It works fine Windows to Ubuntu and vise ...
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Does the hard disk sleep setting in Energy Saver affect drives in the optical drive bay?

If a second hard drive is mounted in the optical drive bay of a MacBook Pro, will it be affected by the Energy Saver setting for "Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible"? If it is affected, is ...
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Why does my Macbook Pro try to shut down when I leave it unattended?

When I close the lid of my Macbook Pro (Lion), it goes to sleep, which is good: it powers down without closing my applications. But if I just leave the computer unattended for a while without closing ...
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web sharing doesn't make my website live on internet?

I have enabled web sharing in System Preference. Still when I try to access my machine from outside the LAN using safari url: http://my-laptop-ip-address/ I get this - "Can open the webpage" Why?
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Darken Background Illumination When There is No Windows

I have a MBP in a dualscreen setup with the laptops display as secondary. I'd like to know if there is an application that dims the display's illumination when there is no window drawn on the laptop.
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Dual Thunderbolt displays with a Mac running Windows under Boot Camp?

Is it possible, on a brand new MacBook Pro, to use two external Thunderbolt displays under Windows booted from Boot Camp? I found this KB article, which says no. I also found this thread, where ...
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AltGr keyboard shortcuts on MacOS?

Is there any way to enable Windows-style AltGr symbol shortcuts on Mac OS? I.e., AltGr+V should be mapped to "@", AltGr+F to "[" etc. AltGr being, in this case, the right Option/Alt key. I am using a ...
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What application can I use to increase fan speed of MacBook Pro under Windows 7?

On OS X Lion I use smcFanControl to increase fan speed. What application can I use on Windows 7 on MacBook Pro?
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Add more RAM to my MacBook Pro 5,3

I got my MacBook Pro on October 2009 , here are the specifications: Processor 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4 GB 1067 Mhz DDR3 Lion 10.7.3 15-inch, Mid 2009 Model Identifier: ...
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How can I “authorize” a computer?

I'm trying to sync my iPhone to my MacBook Pro. I connect the iPhone, launch iTunes, click on the device, then click "Sync". 1 I'm presented with this dialog: 2 I click "Authorize". Then I get ...
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Claim warranty on a MacBook

I need to know if I can make a warranty claim on a MacBook if there are oxide deposits on its motherboard. I live in a cabana close to the beach, so I am worried. note: I don't have the Apple Care ...
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No audio on the right channel

I have 13" MacBook Pro (Late 2009) model that is refusing to play sound on the right audio-channel. Without any speakers connected it still plays fine but once I connect earbuds or a headphone, I ...
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Why I can't get out of EFI firmware update 2.7 on my MacBook Pro?

Performing the EFI firmware update to version 2.7 these days, I noticed that my 15" MacBook Pro (bought March 25, 2012) resets for five times before booting effectively. Even then, I can notice that ...
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Wake-up issues with Macbook Pro (late 2011)

I recently bought a new Macbook pro to replace my last one, and since I got it, it has been having some issues when I wake it up from sleep. a) The display freezes for three seconds each time, so ...
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Network Windows 7 and Mac

This is my first Mac computer (a MacBook Pro) and loving it! What I'm not loving though is the inconsistency of networking files between my main system and the Mac. So long story short, I've Googled ...
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Does the Macbook Pro (Late 2011) lack any air vents?

First let me say this is my first Mac so i know nothing of anything as far as Macs go. I notice that the Macbook Pro, unlike any Windows laptop I've ever had, from what I see, doesn't have any air ...
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Trash files in the safe mode?

I would like to ask you, do the trash files gets deleted from the safe mode if I put them in the trash in the safe mode (but do not empty the trash) and empty the trash in the normal mode? Regards, ...
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Mac book pro is very slow

I have a mac book pro late 2011. It has a very powerful hardware. But it is very slow. For example when I'm making expose geisture, there appears 'loading circle' and mac lags for 4~5 seconds. Same ...
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Degeneration of Macbook Pro trackpad performacne / janky cursor movement

I have Macbook Pro 2009 model. I have been travelling with it in tropics and slowly trackpad performance has gotten worse and worse, to the point it is almost unusable. The symptoms Mouse pointer ...
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Why does the wireless disconnect when cooking?

I use a unibody Mac laptop to read recipes or listen to music while in the kitchen. The wireless disconnects sometimes. How can I prevent this?