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Can I connect Amazon fire TV/fire TV stick to my Macbook Pro instead of TV?

If I just replace a TV with Macbook Pro, does it work? I haven't tested it yet. Please give me some suggestions. Thanks.
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Connect digital antenna to MacBook Pro

Does anybody know if I can connect my MacBook Pro via a cable to the box on the wall that is connected to a digital antenna. I'm renting a property and don't want to buy a TV I just want to watch ...
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MacBook Retina 13'' external monitor resolution

I have a MacBook Pro retina 13'' late 2013 and I'm looking for an external monitor, probably 16:10 (resolution 1920x1200) or 16:9 (resolution 1920x1080). I would use the MacBook in clam shell, so the ...
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How big is the apple on the back of your MacBook?

Bit of an offbeat question, I know: but are the apple logos on the back of Mac laptops all the same size? Has the size varied over time, or does it vary over the models that are currently available? I ...
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MacBook Pro in sleeping regime

Will there be any damage to a MacBook Pro if I keep it in sleeping regime all the time? The reason I don't switch it off is I had problems with the start button. It stopped working within a year and ...
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Macbook Pro, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

After a few days to a week of normal use of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015 with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB) and the BenQ GW2765HT LED monitor via display port, I found that my mac ...
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How do I get apple hardware test/diagnostics for MacBook Pro 17" mid 2009 (5,2) after clean install of Mavericks?

I clean installed Mavericks and put all my files back on the laptop thereafter. I have no access to Apple Hardware Test or diagnostics whatsoever. How do I obtain that? My original disks that came ...
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Noticebly larger amount of free space reported compared to the graph in Storage view

My MacBook Pro is of 256 GB. Although I haven't used much of it's space, I'm kind of facing an issue. When I click the Apple menu on top left corner and go to About This Mac > Storage, it mentions ...
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Airplay sounds are withheld and play when I switch back to internal speakers

Today I encountered this strange problem: I tried to switch to my Airplay speakers (connected through an Airport Express) by using alt+click on the sound icon in the menu-bar. Music was playing ...
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How to tell total MacBook screen on time on battery?

I'd like to know the total screen-on time since I plugged off my MacBook from the charger, but apparently there are no easily found stats for it. Do I need an external app? I'm using MacBook Air 2015 ...
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Change Wifi Network while downloading OS X Mavericks

It's taking lot of time, and i want to change the wifi network. But when i do this it stops working and i have to re-download from the start. Does anyone know any solution?
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How to change charger LED color on MacBook Air

I have the MacBook Air, and on the charger, there is a LED that is red-orange when charging, and green when charged. Is there any way to change the color of that? To, for instance, make it red when ...
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How to close info window batchly

This habit was inherited from windows 7. I normally choose all the files and then right click and get the folder size. But when I do this in Macos, mac open all the file info. Then how can I close ...
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MacBook Pro updated to EL Captain 10.11 but QuickTime Player didn't upgrade

The ONLY reason I upgraded to EL Captain because the new QuickTime Player allows me to make a video of my app while I play on my device. However, I've upgraded to EL Captain 10.11 but the QuickTime ...
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El Capitan /private/var/folders cache files consuming 30–40 GB

I've upgraded my MacBook Pro to El Capitan recently, and one of the first unpleasant changes, other than XtraFinder & TotalTerminal no longer being compatible, is that the system deems it ...
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Macbook wifi adaptor turned off after connecting to some wifi network

I have Macbook Pro retina (late 2014) with OS X 10.11. There some wireless networks - like my university wifi network - that when I select them, and connect, the wifi adaptor would turn off. If I try ...
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need iSight app that randomly takes photos (macbook)

I heard there is an app that randomly activates the camera on a Macbook and snaps shots throughout use. Google/App store search is yielding no results. Any idea what this app could be called? ...
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Macbook Pro SD card reader is not listed as USB hardware

I have 15' early 2011 Macbook Pro with Mavericks installed. Everything works fine, except SD card reader. Even it's not listed in USB hardware list. Tried find a solution by searching the internet ...
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How do I update to a New QuickTime Player

Today I updated my MacBook Pro to OSX El Capitain 10.11. That update didn't automatically update my QuickTime Player. I look at App Store and type in QuickTime and QuickTime Player 7.0 (the new one) ...
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How can I make my headphone jack work on my Macbook Pro 15" Retina Display, it quit working randomly

So I have been using different headphones here and there, but also running a synthesizer program out of my headphone jack into the mixer for live audio performance. Everything always works fine, ...
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Fixing damaged hard drive after OSX update

I recently tried updating my Macbook Pro Retina to OSX El Capitan, however believing this to be a simple routine update, I did not backup my computer. Of course, the update was unsuccessful, somehow ...
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How to unlock Keychain: “access to this item is restricted”, when I accidentally denied it?

Running: OS X 10.10 - Macbook I accidentally hit "deny" on trying to retrieve one of my passwords in Keychain access, and now it is saying "access to this item is restricted (-67808)". I have tried ...
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Glitch / Blink video on OSX (Macbook pro 15' mid-2012 no retina) and firefox 40+

I currently have a problem with my macbook 15' mid-2012 (No retina) with Yosemite. When I watch videos (e.g. Youtube) via Firefox, sometime for a microsecond the video becomes blue then comes back to ...
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OS X Internet Recovery Globe stuck

I've deleted my recovery disk or you can say, I've erased by mistake my SSD completely. Now, my only option is to recover my internet, but the globe on internet recovery keeps on spinning and stuck at ...
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For some reason I can't update my Mac OS X 10.7.4 to the latest software?

I've been wanting to update my mac for a long time but for some reason it won't let me whenever I try. I'm not an expert when it comes to computers so maybe I'm doing something wrong but if anyone ...
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logitech unifying software mac not detecting

I am using logitech wireless keyboard K270 and Mouse M185 with my MACbook Air(currently OSX 10.10.5) for more than a year now. All of a sudden today after some time, my keyboard and mouse stopped ...
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My native mac apps are not connecting to the internet, but Google Chrome does and works correctly. Why is this?

A few days ago all the native apps on my OSX 10.10.4 MacBook Pro stopped connecting to the internet. This seemed to happen out of the blue, and I am not sure what caused this issue. Strangely, ...
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How to change a key combination without using Karabiner?

I have used Karabiner to change a key combination but the problem is, it doesn't work exactly as I want. For example, using Karabiner, I have mapped alt← to cmd← and vice versa. But what Karabiner ...
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How can I change a command and cursor key bindings globally?

I want to assign "Go to previous word" command to cmd← and "Go to beginning of the line" command to alt←. In short, I want to switch the actions of cmd← and alt←. Similarly for cmd→ and alt→ as well. ...
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Messed up while updating to OS El Capitan

I downloaded OS El Capitan DMG file. Now, after downloading it, I opened the DMG file and it got mounted on the disk. Well, I opened the packages folder and click on essential.pkg. The essential.pkg ...
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MagSafe 85W weight

I want to find out the (average) weight of a MagSafe 85W adapter, but I could not find anything really useful on the internet. I bought an adapter that weighs about 210 grams, whereas my old one ...
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An undiagnosable screen fault (flickering/glitching)

I have been experiencing an intermittent screen flickering/glitching. The problem occurs where I use, or leave the laptop on for several hours, until I let the laptop rest (i.e. shut it down and leave ...
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Missing SSD space on MBPr 13, El Capitan

I have the following problem: I had two partitions, one was ~190 GB, and another ~60GB. Then I wanted to delete the second partition and resize the first one. The deletion went well (I suppose), but I ...
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Is running Linux through a VM as fast as running it natively on MacBook?

I am trying to decide whether I should run Linux natively or through a VM on MacBook 7,2? How much performance difference would I observe? Is it worth installing Linux natively or is running it ...
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Sudden strange keyboard behaviour Mac OS X

Suddenly my keyboard is behaving weirdly. Here's some examples of what happening: Left command not working at all Left option + L moves the cursor down one line Left control + L moves cursor down ...
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How can I reset my user account password on OS X?

My MacBook keeps saying that my password is wrong. I haven't changed it in a year. I have tried to reboot it, but I have no idea how to do it. I have my laptop in recovery mode.
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Wi-Fi issue with MacOS X El Capitan

I have a MacBook Pro with retina display model A1502. I updated it to MacOS X El Capitan. The Wi-Fi connection is still not working. It works for sleep mode. I followed this answer Wifi Keeps ...
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How to disable Chrome/Safari notifications on multiple devices

I have a macbook, iPad and two iPhones (one is mine, second - my wife's). All of them are connected to the same iCloud/apple account. Now, after last updates (starting from iOS 9), once my wife open ...
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Mechanical Keyboard stopped working after upgrading to El Capitan

I upgraded my rMBP 15" (mid 2015) to El Capitan and suddenly my Ducky mechanical keyboard stopped working. The keyboard doesn't light up and upon viewing System Information, it shows Current required ...
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MacBook not turning on (fan loop)

I'm in a very frustrating situation of having my MacBook Pro 15' Retina (A1398) stuck in a boot loop. Well, not exactly boot loop: when I connect my MagSafe charger, it goes in a constant cycle of ...
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MacBook pro fan working constantly

I have MackBook Pro with Mountain Lion, a fan that works constantly. It started when the battery was disconnected as if it is not there. I got the battery back to activity with first try of SMC, but ...
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How to use Testdisk under OS X recovery mode?

I accidentally broke the GUID, I suppose, when I was trying to solve the incorrect EFI partition problem. What I have now is: Disk1 is a 4 GB thumb drive with a recovery partition (disk1s2) I ...
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MacBook White Unibody doesn't detect new HDD

I'm trying to upgrade a MacBook from mid-2009 (it's the A1342, MacBook 6,1) with a new hard disk. The original one was a 250GB and the new one I'm trying to install has 500GB and it's a Toshiba. I've ...
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What is the best way to test Metal - MBPr late 2012

I just finished upgrading from 10.10 to 10.11 and so far its allot more smooth and responsive. I was just wondering if theres any particular games or apps which utilise the new Metal gfx technology ...
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Sketch within note app is not available on my Macbook Air 2012

Is there a way to tun sketch on? Because I can't see any icon to start drawing:
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Black screen (no boot up) after upgrading RAM to 16GB on mid 2010 macbook pro

I have a mid-2010 (core2duo) macbook pro with 4GB (2x2) RAM. I bought 2x8GB RAM Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM to upgrade RAM to 16GB. Now after replacing these RAMs my ...
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Remap Left Spacebar key on MS Sculpt ergonomic keyboard

I'm using the Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard with my Macbook Retina, on Yosemite. This ergonomic keyboard has a split Spacebar key, like so: I want to remap the left Spacebar key to Backspace to ...
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El Capitan, Finder.app, and Fan Performance

Since upgrading today to El Capitan, my fan has been going non-stop. Under "Apps that Use Significant Energy", Finder.app is the culprit. Does anyone have a solution for this issue?
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Macbook permanently crashes while updating to El Capitan

I downloaded, and then started installing OS X El Capitan on my MacBook Pro. But I think it just stacked i think. So I turn off mac, and then turn on again. Every time when I try to login on my ...
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Macbook pro md101

I want to buy a macbook very soon. I considering the macbook pro md101 mid 2012( i think) because of the ability add RAMS & SSD without paying apple. I will use it mainly for iOS development using ...