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Charging an iPhone from a closed MacBook

I always thought you couldn't charge an iPhone from a closed macbook without opening it first, and then closing it after plugging the iPhone in. However today my phone was completely dead and I was on ...
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How to successfully use time machine in MacBook Pro

I just heard about time machine, it can uninstall Xcode 7.0.1 for me and give me back Xcode 6.1. How do I do this? I've had this MacBook Pro since December 2012 and i've never used time machine before....
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My MacBook Pro makes 3 successive tones, a 5 second pause (repeating)

My MacBook Pro makes 3 successive tones, a 5 second pause (repeating). According to Apple, this indicates RAM does not pass a data integrity check. So how can I fix it?
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How to compare Macbook Pro with other gaming notebooks? [closed]

Is the graphics card model enough to compare a notebook's gaming performance? If a non-Apple gaming notebook that has better external graphics card than MacBook Pro; does it mean that the game ...
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Does the new 12" MacBook (2015) allow for dual displays, or just display mirroring?

I have been unable to determine if the new 12" MacBook (the one with the USB-C port), when hooked up to an external monitor, will only mirror its retina display, or if it has the ability to use the ...
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Macbook pro is not booting if battery is connected

I am having a little bit of troubles with my Macbook Pro (mid 2012). First the macbook was unable to find the Hard Drive, the issue was the flex cable. After changing the cable the laptop was ...
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Anyway to add new processor to MacBook 5,1 or MacBook Air 204

I'd like to add a faster processor to my MacBook Air 2014 or my MacBook 5,1 unibody. Is this possible at all?
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Macbook Pro connected to HDMI, but no sound?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" and it's a mid 2012 model. It's hooked up to my TV through the HDMI cord as well as the mini display adapter and the display is great, but there's no sound at all. My computer ...
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Updating SSD firmware in old Macbooks

I'm upgrading the HDD in a MacBook7,1 (the white 13" unibody one) to a SSD. I read somewhere that it's important to be able to update SSD firmware, but that some SSD makers don't offer update ...
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Keychain popup freezes my safari when I visit specific sites

So I'm usually a chrome user, but ever since buying a macbook pro, I switched to safari because chrome drained my battery like mad and it generated too much heat. The transition wasn't bad, I actually ...
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On startup: wi-fi symbol connected, but offline

I recently bought a macbook pro retina (2015 model) and I am having some issues with the wifi. Whenever I put my mac to sleep for a long time and wake it up, 2 things happen: The wifi connection ...
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Some GUI elements are yellow

Recently my MacBook Pro early 2011 has a video card change (the video card issues, by the extended repair program). But now the PC has a very very odd problem: some parts of the GUI are yellow (almost ...
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Macally keyboard backspace and delete issues on el capitan upgrade

I have an ikeyslim/ikey5 macally keyboard that has worked fine wiht my Macbook Pro. I upgraded from Mavericks to El Capitan and now when I hold down delete or backspace key, it only removes one ...
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How to fix a MacBook's sound output which is stuck on headphones?

My MacBook late 2008, running Yosemite and it suddenly stopped playing audio through the internal speakers. I've checked "Sound" under System preferences, and headphones show up as the selected device ...
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How to turn MacBook Air 2015 on if the power button is broken and I don't have tools to remove battery?

The power button on my macbook air 2015 is not functional and I don't have the correct screwdriver to open the back up and take out the battery. Is it possible to turn the laptop on without having to ...
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Why am I getting virus alert after clean formatting MacBook Pro 2014?

I recently clean formatted, erased everything on the hard drive of, my MacBook Pro 2014 and installed OS X El Capitan. I also installed Sophos Aniti-Virus, but Sophos is detecting Android Apperhand ...
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Could not initialize an installer - Mac

I have been trying to install BitTorrent and µTorrent on my Macbook, and it's been 3 days I am unable to install it and error is "Could not initialize a installer". I have searched multiple forums and ...
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How to stop decryption of external drive

I've searched on the internet for a while and asked my question on apples website discussions.apple.com as well, however I haven't found and answer yet and people aren't responding on apple's site so ...
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How to store SSH Credentials in Terminal

I am new to the MacBook and I am running El Capitan. I'm migrating my machine usage from a PC to a MacBook. I am long time user of PuTTY and SuperPuTTY on a PC. I want to create and save login ...
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How to use Keychain to Auto Login into Authenticated Websites

I am running El Capitan. I added login credentials into Keychain as follows: Name/Where (the full web url) Account (the login username) Password (the login password) I then launched the web page ...
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Gray globe (earth) appears after restart for no apparent reason - might something be wrong?

I restart my MacBook Air OSX 10.8.5 every few days as a routine habit. Twice in the last few months it has come back with the globe (earth) image displayed for 20-30 seconds (I believe it was flashing)...
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Macbook Pro black screen

I have a Macbook Pro from 2012 with Yosemite. It was working just fine when I decided to update Xcode. The screen froze after a few seconds, and after a few minutes it went black like it went to sleep....
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Macbook Pro 17" mid-2009 restarts immediately after shutdown

Requires a small amount of backstory: I have a mid-2009 17" Macbook Pro (machine A). Something recently died in it and it was becoming increasingly difficult to use. A friend gave me his identical ...
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MacBook Pro wouldn't charge but Apple ASP say it does

I had an issue that my MacBook Pro wouldn't charge (the LED on the charger didn't light up either) so Apple directly sent me out a replacement charger which also wouldn't change it (also same as the ...
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Office 2016 performance issues

I just upgraded to a Macbook Pro at work with Office 2016 installed and noticed that all of the Office applications (particularly Excel) take nearly 30 seconds to open (compared to roughly 7 seconds ...
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how to clear the personal information of a macbook [duplicate]

I was given a old MacBook Pro by a friend and had not had time to clear all her information. She trusts me that I will delete them which I have done with the documents, addresses etc. I am not worried ...
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Boot iMac from Macbook

The new MacBooks are the best But their processors are pretty anemic. Not a big deal when I'm out and about, but not great for serious work. What I'd like to do: Get an iMac with decent specs, ...
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Macbook Pro HDD detection issue

I started my macbook and it shows suddenly a grey folder icon with ? mark on it. I thought hdd was dead. I took out the hdd and connected it to windows and through macdrive 8 I saw that hdd is fine. I ...
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Odd issue with iTerm2 (built from Git repo)

I'm currently using iTerm2 version 3, built from the GitHub repo. My default shell is bash, but I have iTerm set up in a way to default to using zsh on startup. I had this set so that the default ...
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MacBook retina 12 inch 2015: text garbled on URL bar of safari

What can cause this? The URL bar is behaving weirdly and cannot be edited
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Why is 1280x800 the best resolution for my MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

When I go to display settings on my rMBP 13", it says that the "best for retina" resolution is 1280x800. But when I go to display settings on a 13" MacBook Air it says that the native resolution is ...
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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) ...