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

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What's causing my Macbook to re-connect to the wifi while it's asleep?

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro. I've noticed that when I close the lid and it (supposedly) goes to sleep, it's actually periodically waking and connecting to the wifi. The reason I know this is ...
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Slow Macbook Pro - Very low %Idle number

My Macbook Pro started acting very strange from one day to another. I started researching a bit and found someone who suggested that i might have high processor utilization. I checked my Activity ...
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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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MBPR / OSX Lion system volume doesn't affect output

I've got a 2013 MBP-Retina with Cinema and Thunderbolt Displays (1x each). It used to be that the default audio output was one of the integrated audio devices in a display, and I could control the ...
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Is it possible to use a 21" iMac as an external monitor from a MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt?

I'd like to get an external monitor for my 15" MacBook Pro, but the 27" Cinema Display is too large (and too expensive) for me. Ideally I'd like a 21" version of the Thunderbolt Cinema Display but ...
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Memory test that fails with a different address each time

I had problems (strange patterns on the display and reboots) with my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, so I ran Apple Hardware Test on my computer, and it found memory errors. The thing is that every time I run ...
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Mavericks - set-up for multiple screens

At work I use a MacBook Pro in combination with a Thunderbolt Display. I use the laptop screen as secondary screen while I work on the large display. I updated my OS last week and am now using ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch 2,6GHz versus 15 inch 2.0Ghz. Which CPU is better?

I need a new Macbook Pro and am comparing the 13 inch Retina 2.6GHz with the 15 inch Retina 2.0GHz. I understand that 2.6GHz is faster than 2.0GHz but how does CPU performance compare between the ...
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MacBook Pro 17" early 2011 mini display port to dvi performance

Is it possible to get the same performance on an external monitor as you do on the laptop screen? I want to use an external monitor and do online gaming. However I can never get better than 30 frames ...
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Enlarge Mac OSX disk

How can I enlarge my start up partition? I cannot drag the MAC OSX box (see below)
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Should I enable TRIM in Crucial M500 SSD over Mavericks?

I'm wondering what should I do with my Crucial M500 over my Macbook Pro with the last version of Mavericks. I've read that enabling TRIM also slow down a bit the writting/reading speed of the hard ...
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How to turn on Hardware Virtualization on Late 2013 MacBook Pro (for Windows 8.1 using Boot Camp)?

I am trying to turn on Hardware Virtualization for my new MacBook Pro for Windows 8.1 setup using Boot Camp. I have searched online and I know that we can not just go to the BIOS like windows and ...
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Automator to save all images in multiple mail messages

Is it possible to use automator to save all images from my Mail? I use Apple mail with 3 accounts, I want to filter messages by a criteria and get all the images from the messages? Can anyone tell me ...
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Very slow screen refresh on server screen share

I have a brand new Mac Mini, configured with Intel i7, 16GB, dual SSDs... basically the top of the line Mac Mini you can buy as of 2/1/2014. I also purchased the latest Airport Extreme, with 802.11ac ...
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My MacBook Pro mid-2010 won't recognize new hard drive

I was forced to change my HD since the old one gives me I/O error on boot. I bought a Western Digital Blue WD5000LPVX, connected by USB to another Mac and format it using Mac OS Extended (Journaled) ...
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Sharp reduction in SSD read/write speed one day after installing it

I installed a Samsung 840 Pro 128 GB SSD on my MacBook Pro 2012 13″. I had installed OS X on my external drive and I did a disk copy to my SSD. When I did a speed check using Blackmagic Disk Speed ...
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Video Output as iSight Input

I'd like to be able to display videos and pictures through my MacBook Pro's webcam on Skype and other online chat sites. I previously used programs such as ManyCam to emulate a webcam, however, many ...
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Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

I installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. ...
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Automatically reduce MacBook brightness on connecting to external display?

I would like my macbook to reduce its screen brightness to zero when I connect it to an external display. I know there's no such setting, but how would I go about writing a script that would do that? ...
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Time Machine and an Unmounted Internal Drive

A couple of weeks back I put an SSD in my macbook, keeping the old spinning disk drive around using an expansion bay. Everything went fine, and I got it backing up. However, having the SSD around, I ...
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Are L-shaped and T-shaped Magsafe 1 interchangeable? [duplicate]

I want to buy replacement Magsafe 1 cable for my MBP 17" Late 2011, and they are available in two options — L-shaped and T-shaped. My computer was shipped with L-shaped connector, however I want to ...
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Left Side Option key not working on Macbook Pro

I recently bought a second hand 2010 MacBook Pro. Just discovered that the Left sided 'Option' key is not working. I have no comeback on this so trying to determine if I can either fix it myself or do ...
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how to have an active display but keyboard locked

I have found much information about locking screens on MAC's but what I cant find is how to have the display continue to show whatever is on it, but to have the keyboard locked and require a password ...
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How can i install “Stardict” on my macbook?

I tried to install Stardict on my macbook. but it didn't work What have i tried? I tried to follow this guide https://code.google.com/p/stardict-3/wiki/MacOSX but it didn't work for me or may be i ...
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How to boot Macbook Pro when in closed clamshell mode without the windows getting resized

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro that I use an external 1440p monitor/keyboard/mouse with. Another question shows it's not possible to boot it without opening the lid. When I do this, all of my windows ...
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brown sticky residue in my macbook pro charge port

i have just noticed a brown type of sticky residue in my charge port on my macbook, it wipes off but not completely and to me it smells like battery. can anybody tell me if i have a problem here or if ...
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During Clamshell Mode on a Macbook Pro Mid10, how do you get Screens 1 and 2 onto two HD TV's?

During Clamshell Mode on a Macbook Pro Mid10, how do you get Screens 1 and 2 onto two HD TV's using a display port to HDMI going into a HDMI 1X2 splitter? At the moment on Clamshell Mode, Screen 2 ...
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How do I avoid selfcontrol to stop just by changing time settings on mac?

I loved selfcontrol, until stupid me found a way to go around it simply by changing the time settings. Then its the easiest thing to stop selfcontrol. Do any of you have an idea how to make this ...
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Can't get my MacBook Pro to the “Agree” page on a public wifi hotspot

I have a recurring problem: My MacBook Pro recognizes and connects to my building's wifi network (the provider happens to be Natural Wireless). But it doesn't redirect to their boring terms page ...
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Keep wi-fi connection while asleep?

Right now my MacBook Pro is set to go to sleep after 1 hour and then when I wake it back up, I have to wait for it to find/connect to Wi-Fi again. How can I maintain the Wi-Fi connection so when I ...
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Re-using MacBook Screen

I have a MacBook Pro 15" around 2009, that isn't working. Is it possible to take its screen and turn it into an external monitor? Maybe buy some controller and do a little soldering?
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Disk needs repaired… but it doesn't?

I've been noticing some oddities with my computer lately. Applications running slower than normal. Hanging. I decide to run Disk Utility and I get the following statement: So I do what it says and ...
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Logitech x-240 Sound System not functioning with MacBook Pro

When I plug the Logitech x-240 Sound System into the headphone jack of the MacBook Pro, the external speakers continue to play. No sound is transmitted through the Logitech speakers. I cannot get the ...
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Internal keyboard and trackpad stop working after plugging in USB device

I got a new MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks. When connecting my phone via USB, the internal keyboard and the trackpad immediately stop working -- not always but in most cases. The bluetooth mouse and ...
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Flickering Static when Connecting Macbook Pro to LED TV

I'm trying to connect my Macbook Pro Late 2011 (OS X 10.8) to a LED TV. I'm getting this flickering static shown on the screenshot below. It also comes with a "bursting" sound whenever the static ...
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How to start Apple Hardware Test without Apple Software Disk (MBP13 mid-2010)?

My question is very simple. I have some trouble on my MBP13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A) and I want to diagnose it using the Apple Hardware Test. I try to hold the D key down during restart of the MBP but ...
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Fans run after Macbook Pro lid is shut

The fans in my MBP will continue to run for a minute or two after I close the lid. This is frustrating because I often want to close it and immediately put it away in its soft zipper case but I don't ...
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MacBook Pro battery life tanking even after battery replacement?

I've been having some issues with battery life on my MacBook Pro (15", Mid 2010). I thought I had tracked it down when I found out that the battery was near the end of its life (only holding 60% of ...
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How to make Mac shut down when fully charged?

Since I have heard that keeping on the charger plugged while the battery is at 100% will degrade battery life, I would like to find a way to make the Mac switch off by itself when it reaches 100%. ...
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Why is my mouse lagging so much it's impossible to use?

I've a little logitech mouse, and suddenly, with no reasons, it started to lag heavily, and now it's impossibile to use. I've a MBP mid 2012 13'', and never had problems, but now it is unusable. The ...
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Changing SSD's and keeping everything

I have a mid 2010 13" MBP. I have an SSD, its not big enough so I am upgrading from 128GB to 256GB. How can I take everything from the current SSD and then upload it to the new SSD - effectively ...
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Crashs of MBP 13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A)

I am using a a MBP 13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A) with the following characteristics MacBookPro 7,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz RAM: 8Gb (2x4Gb in replacement of the 2x2Gb) HDD: WD Blue 500Go 5400trs/min (in ...
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Can't format 2nd HDD in optical bay on Mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13

I have recently bought an SSD and a HDD caddy to do a SSD+HDD setup. After installing, I can't format or reliably use my HDD while it's in the optical bay. I installed the SSD in the place of the ...
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Trouble Making Macbook Pro Retina Power 3 External Displays

I have a late 2013 15" Macbook Pro Retina (the newest model as of the time of this question). I've seen numerous blog posts that show this computer powering 3 external displays, plus the built in ...
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Mavericks install with Samsung 830 SSD?

Has anyone had success with installing Mavericks on a late model 2011 MBP with a Samsung 830 SSD? I was about to do it, but a quick google search turned up a number of slowness issues, e.g. ...
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Mac USB Linux boot disk

I have a 13" MacBook Pro early 2011 model. It will not boot from any Linux USB boot disks I have created. I know these disks are working on later models as I have tried with 2012 Retina 15" booting ...
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Editing iMac settings from an external Mac

My 2010 iMac's display shows up distorted lines on start up then gets stuck at the gray Apple logo screen. After being stuck there for a while it then reboots itself and does the same process over ...
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Why does thunderbolt to displayport cable result in video with color bleeding?

I have an ASUS VE278 display, which is cable of handling VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. I have an early 2013 model Macbook Pro, with two Thunderbolt ports, and an HDMI port. If I use the HDMI port ...
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Mackie Blackjack Audio Interface Only Recognized During Hard Boot

I have a Mackie Onyx Blackjack audio interface that is only being recognized on my mid 2012 Mackbook Pro Retina when it's plugged in before a hard boot. This same interface is detected without issue ...
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Repairing/ Fixing/ Finding parts for very old Macbooks?

I'm using a Macbook Pro 13" mid 2010 model and I recently had a visit at the service centre to purchase a new battery. Out of curiosity, I initiated a conversation to understand more about repairing ...