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MacBook Pro Intermittent internet connection

Some of you may know about some weird issue with some MacBook Pros (MBP) not working properly with a router (SuperHub) supplied by Virgin (a UK ISP). In all my attempts to resolve this, I finally got ...
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Does MBA early 2014 base model support 3440 x 1440 (WQHD ultrawide 21:9) external monitor?

Can a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB support external display over displayport input displaying a 3440 x 1440 resolution at ...
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Dollar sign on danish keyboard

I'm running a macbook pro on English language, with a danish keyboard (Microsoft Ergonomic 400) - for the life of me I cannot figure out how to get the dollar sign out of it. I'm used to press ...
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AirDrop from iPhone to MacBook stopped working (other way OK)

I have an iPhone 5s (iOS 7.1) and a MBP (Retina, late 2013) (Yosemite). I used to exchange files over Airdrop in both directions. Now sending files only works from the MBP to the iPhone. Sending from ...
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MacBook mouse pointer lockup

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) In recent days the mouse pointer will be inoperable after waking from sleep. If I cmd tab I can find the pointer, but it will not respond to trackpad movement ...
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How do I restore Desktop to my favorites list in Finder?

I know to drag the icon. But I don't know where the Desktop is to be found to drag! It's probably a simple thing...but I don't know where it is! Duh!
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MagSafe blinks orange, off, green, orange, off, green, orange

While charging my MagSafe blinks orange, then turns off for a second, turns green, and then goes orange, then turns off, and then green, and then orange again. While going off, my MacBook Pro doesn't ...
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Macbook Pro Fan fullspeed, no temperature and keyboard backlight

I've got a Macbook Pro 2008 15" 4,1 with OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 and the latest Firmware and both fans run the whole time at fullspeed. My research brings up, that it's probably the temperature Sensor, ...
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Harmful to never put to sleep / shut down a mac?

Is it harmful for a mac in any way to never put it to sleep, or to turn it off? I have a macbook air and an iMac that I set to never sleep in the settings. Only the displays go to sleep. I turn them ...
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OS X 10.11 GM Candidate 1 left my Mac unable to boot

I tried to install the OS X 10.11 GM to my 2012 Macbook Air, and it crashed during the install. I tried to go into recovery mode to reinstall OS X, but once I put in my Wifi password and press the ...
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Brand new MBP waking/heating issue

I have a 2 day old Macbook Pro, quad core i7, Yosemite. I closed the lid this morning with the power supply plugged in and iTunes, iTerm, and Safari idling. I opened the lid tonight and the screen and ...
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What options do I have for tracking a stolen macbook?

Foolishly I didn't have Prey installed, so I can't resolve things that way. Nor had I created an iCloud account so that is also not an option. I am wondering if there are other, perhaps lesser-known ...
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Ubuntu Bootable DVD created with a MacBookPro9.1 is not recognized

I followed http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/burn-a-dvd-on-mac-osx to create a bootable UBUNTU DVD with my MacBook Pro9.1 (OS X Yosemite 10.10.5). I ended all the steps but I cannot boot such ...
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rpcvshost caught burning the cpu, is it hardware or software?

I have a problem with my Mac -early 11- The laptop crashes every X minutes.. When I check the console I see [ RPCVSCHOST caught burning the CPU ] I can't start the device without doing this ...
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2013 MacBook Pro crashed, won’t restart

I was using Firefox when my MacBook Pro crashed. I was not initially concerned, as it does this about once a month. However, it no longer starts. It had 80% battery when it crashed, and plugging it ...
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Macbook turns off after booting

My Macbook was running fine today, but then powered off while I was away from it. After this, I can't get it to stay on. It turns on and then stays on for 2-3 minutes, before powering down again. ...
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Why does connecting a Macbook Pro to a 2160p external monitor via Mini-DP result in a mess of green/purple colors?

When I connect my Macbook Pro to a 3840x2160 external monitor, the external monitor keeps going black and readjusting every 1-2 seconds. Some times it stops briefly, but the screen is just filled with ...
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Securely remove personal information, without reinstall on Yosemite?

Scenario: I have a work provided Macbook on Yosemite that I've used for 2 years. All company files are stored in cloud drives, and all company programs are similarly cloud based. The company does ...
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How can I secure a Retina MacBook Pro to a desk? (similar to how the older MacBook Pro could use a Kensington Lock)

I work for a company renting office space from a downtown skyscraper. In order to deter casual theft from building employees and cleaning staff my company prefers we secure our laptops to our desks ...
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Macbook boot problems - 1 long beep, then nothing, then it's fine

My girlfriend's Macbook (white unibody 2010) is having some problems booting. It can be erratic, but it generally seems to follow this pattern: Turn it on, 1 long deep beep, and then nothing (light ...
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What is the maximum supported resolution of the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) for an external monitor at 60hz

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013). It has 8GB Ram and Intel Iris 1536 MB . I want to buy a good external monitor, but I can't find a straight answer as to what this model supports ...
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How to add a confirmation dialog when deleting any item in finder

Hi would like to add a "Are you sure?" prompt when deleting an item (file, folder) from the finder (like the one when emptying the trash...). Can this be enabled?
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Can a 3rd party charger damage my macbook pro?

I forgot my macbook pro charger at a friends place and I won't have it for a week. I saw that there are 3rd party chargers being sold for half the price of official chargers. Can 3rd party chargers ...
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Am I asking too much of my MacBooks performance? Will El Capitan help? [closed]

This is my MacBooks configuration: I'm usually running the following Software: Chrome, Skype, Outlook, Android Studio, Safari, Terminal, AppCode, Xcode, Xcode Simulator, Firefox. Also apart from ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 - Install Windows 7 then upgrade to Windows 10 (Boot Camp)

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro and an OEM license of windows 7. I plan to install Windows 7 with these instructions provided by Kevin in this thread: Install Windows 7 On MacBook (x) 2015 This will ...
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Istalling Wacom Intuos Tablet Driver Without Admin

So I'm trying to instal the Wacom tablet driver for my Intuos Pen and Touch Small. It is a .pkg file, and I know to use Pacifist when you don't have admin, but I can't find the right .app to use. ...
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How can I troubleshoot apps which won't quit and force me to reboot?

I've been having this problem a lot and it's becoming extremely irritating. So, I force quit an app (mostly Chrome, Steam and uTorrent) that isn't responding and open it again (this is also the ...
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Can I move applications and other data to a JetDrive 128 GB for MacBook Air

I'm planning to get a 128 GB Transcend JetDrive SD card to supplement the storage on my MacBook Air that's 128 GB. I just wanted to know once I get it can I copy the applications installed to the SD ...
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defaults: command not found

i have two users on macbook pro (yosemite). one of them has access to the defaults binary in /usr/bin the other user gets command not found. looking up in /usr/bin --> no defaults. both accounts are ...
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mac book pro headphones not working even with the correct sound settings .

my macbook pro( 13 inch mid 2009) running yosemite 10.10.5 is not delivering sound to the headphone speakers .I am using my iPhones headphones .it is able to receive mic input though. does it mean it ...
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Get pages and iMovies free

I got macbook pro late 2013 and normally Pages and iMovies they are free for mac after 2013 but when I got to app store I can't get them for free. Any help here or how to get them free ?
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Volume Overlay Displaying Incorrectly/Not Centered

So basically my macbook pro (mid 2010) was acting funny (shutting off when left corner was tapped/bumped, high fan when no activity, etc.), nothing helped so I reset the SMC (I think that's what it's ...
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Unexpected shut downs

My mid 2009 MacBook Pro has been repeatedly shutting down shortly after turning it on. It won't stay on. Where do I go for help? I haven't tried anything since it won't stay on.
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Can I download Mac OS X for a used MacBook Pro?

I want to by a used MacBook Pro i5 Mid 2010 edition, but there is no system DVD. The previous owner's stuff is on the hard drive, and I want to wipe it clean with a new OS. Can I boot into existing ...
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Disable iCloud Photo Library on Mac

I have been using iCloud Photo Library on my Mac for several months but I'm wanting to quit using it now. If I go in and try to turn it off, I get a message that all my photos will be deleted from my ...
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My hard drive is broken on my Mac, I have a new one, but how can I install OS X? [duplicate]

I couldn't figure out how to properly explain the issue in my title. Here is the deal: My HDD is broken in my MacBook, every time I boot it up it's freezing. I bought a totally new SSD, but I didn't ...
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Macbook Pro Unibody 13 inch 2012 lands on to Login Screen when left Idle

Can anyone please help me with this? My laptop after using it, I leave it idle, keeping it on. After some time, my display turns off, and after some time when I come back and start using it, I get a ...
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MacBook Pro Retina rattling noise

About two months ago, I purchased a MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch (model MF840LL). Recently, I have noticed a quiet rattling noise when doing something performance-intensive (some webpages in Firefox, ...
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iMessage app wont open on macbook pro and will freeze mac trying to open

I have tried opening it from the dock, launchpad and applications folder but it still will not open and then the mac freezes. Anyone have any suggestions?
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I'm having trouble with my administrator information

I don't have administrator access for my MacBook Air and I need the username and password to be able to administer my laptop.
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Macbook air won't show main harddisc

My macbook air won't show the main harddrive. I have tried to clean it by deleting the disc, but now it won't show up when i wan't to reinstall OS X. I have tried to go to disc utility, but i won't ...
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My Mac is invisible to my iPhone on AirDrop

I want to send a photo from my iPhone (iOS 8) to my Mac (Yosemite) via AirDrop. Though my iPhone appears on my Mac, Mac does not appear on iPhone. How can I fix this? On both devices, I've selected ...
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Macbook Pro with abnormal CPU usage and unrecognised battery. How to alternative SMC reset

This Macbook Pro (15" circa 2012) is giving me trouble. After a slight water spill incident, I removed and replaced the hard drive, optical drive and battery (warning sticker ignored). After another ...
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Send an email… can't reply/FWD or send another new email w/o close/reopen Mail

Every time I send an email, I can not reply or FWD or start another new email without closing and reopening Mail. This has been going on for some time. I kept thinking it would be fixed with the next ...
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How to make MacBook Pro sharing Wi-Fi from iPad?

I connected from iPad to MacBook Pro (mid 2012) by USB. I turned on iPad personal hotspot and Internet Sharing works. Now I want to share my MacBook Pro's internet connection too. I made the ...
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Is my 13" rMBP capable of running a 4k monitor at 2560x1440 scaled resolution?

I have a late 2013 13" rMBP and a 4k monitor (3840x2160) that's running at 60Hz over mini display port. Right now it uses a scaled 1920x1080 resolution so everything is displayed at 2x HDPI (retina ...
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How do I Change Force Touch “taptic” or haptic feedback on MacBook Pro?

I love my new MBP Retina but I would like to change the amount the Force Touch vibrates. I know there are the settings called Light, Medium and Firm to change not only the amount it vibrates but also ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15" (mid 2012) screen is glitching in specific situations

The display of my macbook is glitching as you can see in image below. However this is happening only if I'm trying to do some on graphics heavy tasks, just like opening big Rhinoceros project. The ...
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Xcode 6&7 performance on Macbook Air 2012-mid

I'm planning to change to MacBook from my PC and I was thinking on buying first an older model as I can't afford a new one currently. I would use this laptop for Xcode development as well so I'd be ...
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How do I enable the laptop display at boot when an external display is connected?

When I power on my MBP with an external monitor connected, the external monitor is the only active display. I have to unplug and replug the external monitor in order to enable the laptop's display. ...