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New MacbookPro 13 Retina MID2014, temperature issues

Bought this Mac two weeks ago, and I used to have a MacbookAir. I believe in my MacbookAir the battery temperature usually stayed around 30 Celsius while using it, even heavily. With my new Macbook ...
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Messages app on Mac syncing text messages but not iMessages

I am encountering problems syncing iMessages with my Mac. I can send and receive text messages and iMessages on my iPhone. I cannot send and receive iMessages on my Macbook, but I can send and receive ...
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CTRL key not working properly

After having cleaned my mac with some antistatic foam product, weird keyboard problems started happening: with keyboard viewer, pressing CTRL does not enable CTRL, however if I press LEFT SHIFT, it ...
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How do I get a clip to fade to black in iMovie 10.0.6?

It won't let me select any of the "fade to" options. How do I change this?
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How to downgrade the OS to the original one on a MBA 2010?

Continuing the thread about whether it's worth downgrading the OS on an old MBA Late '10, I'd like to check the downgrade options. I am not sure my daughter still has an original CD with the OS. I ...
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Will AppStore applications continue to work after an OS downgrade?

Our daughter has an old MacBook Air (2010 model) that worked fine until a few recent OS upgrades. Now it's almost unusable with its 2GB RAM that can't be upgraded, so she is considering cleaning her ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently. Specifically, for about five seconds, the screen dims but does not turn off and the backlight on the keys remains on, and then the computer ...
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Changing Calculator Format

I am using a Mac computer, and my calculator looks like the one below. Can anyone help me change it back to a normal simple calculator?
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Post-boot and login notification

I am using 10.10.2 and I have limited experience with Terminal. I would like to create a script which would notify me (on screen) when all of the startup processes are completed, post-login. The boot ...
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Using HD monitor with 2011 Apple Macbook Pro

I was wondering if I can set up my laptop with a HD monitor. My computer is a 2011 Macbook Pro and doesn't have HDMI output, but it has the Thunderbolt one. Do I just need to get a Thunderbolt cord ...
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Apple Macbook MB467LL/A gray screen no apple logo HELP please

New to the site, and I am having a little problem. My wife's Macbook has me stumped. It was working fine, (running Mavericks) and then just powered off. On powering back on we are now treated to a ...
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Screen goes grey when doing Internet Recovery on MacBook Pro

I have been experiencing a problem with my MacBook Pro that seems to be quite unique since I've spent hours trying to find someone with the same problem and found none. I have a MacBook Pro, late ...
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What's the better way to expand my small SSD?

I have a retina MBP (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014)) with an SSD of 256GB. Using it for a month or 2 now, I'm noticing that I'd like some more space (for using a Virtual Machine). There isn't ...
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How can I mute the sound of my MacBook Pro each time I open it?

I just had an embarrassing moment in class where I opened my MacBook Pro (running Mavericks, if that helps) and it continued playing a video I had started earlier, disturbing the class. It took me a ...
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Question about GPU Panic on Mid 2010 MacBookPro6,2

I've read endless threads about this issue, but there is something I haven't found yet and I hope somebody could suggest something. For what I've read so far, a considerable amount of MBPs ...
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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using OS X 10.10.2

I have downloaded the ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso. How do I create a bootable Ubuntu USB stick using my Macbook Air which is running OS X 10.10.2? I cannot create a bootable CD, since the Air is ...
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MacBook crash almost same time daily

MacBook Pro late 2013 crashes almost daily around 12:20 GMT (18:20 local time). It runs Yosemite 10.10.2, fresh install few weeks ago. Before Yosemite it runs Mavericks perfectly, no complaints. There ...
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Is FCP 7 compatible with Intel Iris Graphics Cards?

Unfortunately my MBP 2010 has now packed up and left me, and I need to find a suitable replacement. I have been looking, but see that all the new MBP's come with Intel Iris graphics card, instead of ...
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MacBook Pro shows folder with blinking question mark

I was given a MacBook Pro 13″ A1278 laptop. While using it, a folder with a blinking question mark came up in the main screen. I could not find a way to get rid of it, so I formatted the HDD and ...
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Installing Snow Leopard or Leopard on an early 2009 MacBook

Recently, my sister picked up an Early-2009 MacBook at a Flea Market. Everything worked fine, but it had belonged to a school, and it had DeepFreeze installed on it, and it really bothered her. She ...
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How can I stop proxy automatically resetting?

I'm using a school mac (OSX 10.9.x) whilst on holidays. The school has an automatic content scanner setup through a proxy, that apparently works even outside of the schools network. It thinks the ...
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MacBook Pro would hang up at the grey Apple login screen

After it would hang up, the keyboard lights would stay lit indefinitely. I've tried resetting the SMC and NVRAM but they didn't work worked. I did a verbose startup and this was the screenshot before ...
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MBP 15 2014 unexpectedly shuts down after startup/login

MacBook Pro 15, Mid 2014, Yosemite + Windows 7 (Bootcamp) This problem started today after waking up. Yesterday night I had no problem whatsoever with my computer. After turning it on and logging in ...
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Force Click Not Working on Macbook

Recently got a new Macbook Pro. It has Force click technology where you can lookup the definition of words by clicking hard on the trackpad. It worked bon day1 but it does not seem to work anymore and ...
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How do I use handoff from my iPhone to my Mac?

Handoff works when I make a call from my Macbook and handoff to my iPhone, but I can't seem to make it go the other way around. Does anyone know if this is possible? and if not, why?
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using Messages on a MacAir

On my Mac Air, the return key sends the message, rather than moving my text to the next line. How do I move my text to the next line or can I change Preferences so that I can use the return key to ...
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Dock Icons cannot be edited in OS X Yosemite

I am unable to rearrange or edit Dock items Yosemite. I have tried killall dock and deleted com.apple.dock.plist, yet with no avail. I do not have the pushbullet extension in chrome and I don't have ...
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Skype is using 60% to 80% CPU

I have a Mid-2014 15" MacBook Pro with an Nvidia graphics card. Skype uses around 60% - 80% CPU on my computer when I make a call (doesn't matter if it is video or voice call). I tried doing SMC and ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 - can't install after erasing system disk

I just got my MacBook Pro back after lending it to a friend, and restarted with Cmd+R. I erased my system disk and now i'm trying to install Mavericks. For two times it downloaded the ...
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“Find My iPhone” locked my Mac

Yesterday my MacBook Pro started to be blocked. When it boots it asks for the password for the Guest account. No password is right. According to various sources of information I found on the Web, ...
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Shutdown cause: -104

I have Macbook Pro retina, model 2013. It started to randomly shut down for no apparent reason. The system log always contains this message: Previous shutdown cause: -104 I have tried to reset ...
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Allow system to sleep even with audio stream running

For a bit of background info: I have a 2010 MacBook Pro 15 with OSX 10.10.2 installed. I'm looking to make the laptop go to sleep even when a proccess that sets PreventUserIdleSystemSleep=1 is open. ...
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Bright Pixels on MacBook Pro Retina

I was on a normal day, doing my thing when I noticed a pile of dust on my screen. So I did what most people would do, I grabbed a clean microfiber cloth, took another barely damp microfiber cloth and ...
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Screen goes randomly black in OS X

A Macbook screen goes black randomly, sometimes completely black and sometimes near black (you can still see the GUI). This happens in OS X Yosemite and also during USB (Mavericks) (Yosemite) install ...
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Mac has lost its Dock and menu bar

My friend's Mac has lost its dock. It boots up, apparently fine, she logs in, but is then confronted with a blank screen - as in a desktop background image but no desktop interaction elements. The ...
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Combined in/out audio with one 3.5mm 4 pin jack - Macbook Pro (2015)

I recently bought a 3.5mm 4 Pin to 2x 3 Pin 3.5mm headset splitter adapter. Like this one: Headset splitter on Amazon. When I plug headphones jack and microphone jack into the splitter and splitter ...
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Multiple monitors for MBP 15" Mid 2012

I'm looking for a solution with four external displays and my MBP lid closed. As far as I know it's not possible natively so I need some extra box?
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Reconfigure Thunderbolt DisplayPort Monitor Ordering

I have 2x Dell U2412M monitors connected via Thunderbolt/Mini-DisplayPort. Even when I swap the ports connecting to the Mac, the monitors keep their #1 and #2 designations. My physical monitor plan: ...
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Macbook Pro on Yosemite - screen going to black

I have a fresh install of OS X Yosemite. There is an issue where the screen goes black or seems to go to sleep while I am using it. When this happens, it's iffy on getting it come back on. The esc key ...
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How do I uninstall all Apple preinstalled programs from Macbook Pro?

I just purchased a Macbook pro and I would like to get rid of all the programs from Apple that came with this computer. I don't need a reason to do this nor will I offer one as it doesn't help reach ...
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Do Macs run the full Windows OS making full use of Windows functionality?

So I now know that Macs can run Windows, but I just want to confirm if it runs Windows like a normal Windows would run on a PC, with full functionality. In other words, just like you get an HP-Laptop ...
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Temporarily disabling RAM to mimic a lower spec machine?

I've got two 2009 Macbooks. One has 4 gigs of RAM and runs os 10.10; one has 2 gigs and runs os 10.5. I'm considering upgrading the latter machine to Yosemite (10.10), but I'm worried that it will ...
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4K: option to revert back to 1080p on Macbook Retina?

I've got a 2012 Macbook Retina talking to a Samsung 4k TV. I'd actually like to revert back to 1080p. All the google searches I try talk about going to 4k, but I actually want to go the other way, ...
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MacBook Pro does not power on sometimes

I have a MacBook Pro 15″ Late 2008 (5,1). Sometimes it just won't power on. It works fine. I shutdown, then when I go to turn no it just does nothing. Previously I removed the battery and the charger, ...
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Macbook pro mid 2012 15" i7 2,3 display dark after mainboard repair

I destroyed my MacBook (mid 2011 with 1440 resolution) with one liter of water in the main board. When the logicboards got chaper I decided to buy one (mid 2012 with 1440 or 1680 resolution) and built ...
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seeing mails on macbook

I live in Shanghai for last 5 years operating a microsoftonline.com email account on my macbook (version 10.10.2) and iphone6. Until few months ago, it always went well. Lately, many a times I ...
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Messages on MacBook Pro not working

I can't get Messages to work on my Macbook Pro (retina). One day it just went offline, and I can't get it back online. When I try to login I get this screen and it won't accept the password, even ...
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iMovie crashes on opening

iMovie keeps crashing whenever I open it. It opens up the window comes up and it starts loading files and then it crashes. I wanted to add the crash report but it was too long
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Windows jump around when resizing

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina) with an external 4K display. I'm running it with the lid closed, i.e., the external display is the only display. OS X 10.9.5. Normally, it works fine. The past couple ...
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Fan speed increased after upgrading to SSD

I just replaced my Macbook Pro's Mid 2012 HDD with a Samsung 850 EVO SSD. The performance is great and I am very happy, but I noticed that the fan seems to run faster. It is not a drastic change, but ...