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How can i easily switch keyboard/mouse+2 screens between one pc and one macbook?

i've been looking around for solutions for haven't found anything that does what i want and i could use some help! Basically i want to easily be able to switch to another "hooked up" computer and ...
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Yosemite or Snow Leopard for 2008 MacBook?

I have a 2008 MacBook which is getting slow, I need to do an erase and reinstall. I have the choice to install Yosemite (online) or Snow Leopard (from a DVD). But would Yosemite be too much for my ...
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I own a 13" MacBook Pro. I literally and physically (in terms of hardware) can't plug my headset in

The last time I plugged them in was two or three months ago and they worked just fine. It was easy to plug them in but now it feels like there's something in the way and I don't know how to get it ...
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My macbook pro troubleshoot reset with grey screen

My macbook pro is MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), 8G ram, and run OS 10.10.4. I have upgraded storage from 500GB HDD to Crucial M550 SSD. I removed dvd drive and use optical bay to keep 500GB HDD as ...
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Interpreting Mac logs: was this computer booted up normally?

**UPDATE: Log shows a normal boot up to login screen. Was confused because I was comparing it to a log of a firevault protected computer BOOT LOGS SHOWN BELOW: Mar 29 15:41:55 localhost bootlog[0]: ...
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Macbook Air Mid-2012 not booting

A day ago I got a message on my Mac that It's running out of space, so I ran a program named Omni disk sweeper to show me some files I can delete. I vaguely remember it showing me some temporary files ...
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Macbook pro crashed after loss of power. Fixed a few problems, but still cannot boot

We have a 2010 Macbook Pro, and a few days ago he had it off the power connection, and it lost battery power. It shut down, and when we hooked the cable back up, it would show the apple logo, and have ...
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Macbook Pro - Issues After Teardown

A friend had me do some work on his Macbook Pro 13" 2009. I replaced the keyboard because it was having issues, as well as I re-applied the thermal paste on the CPU & GPU. After I reassembled the ...
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Unable to open the MacBook Pro mid-2014 lid with single hand

I have got a MacBook Pro with Retina display Mid-2014 model. I cannot open the lid of the device without putting one hand at the bottom and other on the lid, which was not the case few months ago. I ...
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Windows 10 BootCamp Drivers

Would it be harmful to my rMBP if I installed Windows 10 when it is released? I was talking to someone about it, and because Apple uses non-standard hardware voltages could cause damage using the ...
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Using an early 2009 15“ macbook pro as a display for new, 13” retina macbook pro

I just purchases a 13" retina macbook pro, and am loving it. However, I now have my old 15" macbook pro lying around, and was wondering if it is possible to use it as a second display for my new ...
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Wiping my New MacBook Pro after Using Command Q to Stop Migration

Got my new MB pro mid-2014 yesterday. Began migrating over wi-fi only to learn that it will take 14 hours that I don't have. After 45 minutes I halted on both computers using command Q. My ...
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How to configure the battery percentage at which the mac will hibernate

I've replaced my macbook pro battery with a non-official one and since the battery lasts a few hours less that the original one did at first (6h < 9h) when my battery starts running out at 1% ...
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Disassociating from an old Apple ID

I recently change my Apple ID and password. However, now I an unable to use System Preference; each time I click on System Preference I am asked to input password for the old Apple ID which doesn't ...
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Continuity over Personal Hotspot

I have an iPhone 6 iOS 8.4 and a 2015 Macbook Pro (Yosemite). I have been searching for some information regarding call continuity and personal hotspot configuration. I was wondering if phone call ...
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MacAir charger goes on and off randomly

I have a charger (60 W) for my MacAir. However, it doesn't work properly. If my laptop is not on fully charged (say, I was working with it for a while on the battery) and when I plug in the charger, ...
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Macbook pro 2010 lost power, now wont boot

Trying to help a friend avoid the high fees at the Apple Store. He has a 2010 Macbook Pro, and a few days ago he had it off the power connection, and it lost battery power. It shut down, and when he ...
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Empty Firmware Password?

I was wanting to reveal the EFI password on my Mac using this in the Terminal: sudo nvram security-password but instead of outputting hex data, it gives me this: nvram: Error getting variable - ...
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MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) not recoginizing keyboard and trackpad

My girlfriend has a 13-inch Mid 2013 MacBook Air, OS X 10.9.5. Yesterday, the keyboard and the trackpad stopped working. I connected a USB keyboard which works. I believe it's a software problem ...
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MacBook Pro- wifi connected but no internet after unplugging ethernet

I recently set up my modem/router through xfinity, and after activation I unplugged the Ethernet cord to try to connect my laptop to wifi. My phone is connected and working well but my laptop won't go ...
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MacBook Pro web browser windows cropped after resuming from sleep bug

I've been seeing this bug most recently in Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46). It was in prior versions but I wasn't keeping track. When I resume from sleep my browser windows are cropped in both Firefox and ...
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My MacBook Air is receiving messages from my parents' phones. I want it to receive messages from only my phone though!

My whole family has the same Apple ID to prevent confusion. It has worked in the past, however whenever we add a new device we struggle with this problem. And as if that wasn't frustrating enough, ...
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HDMI port on MBPr 13" (late 2013 11,1) stopped working after 10.10.4 upgrade

I used to connect my MBPr HDMI port to my office ASUS MX299 display every morning for like a year, and everything was just fine. Recently I have updated to 10.10.4, with external display detached. ...
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Reinstall Yosemite on Macbook Air

I have bought Macbook with Lion, which I have upgraded to Yosemite. Now I want to reinstall Yosemite from stratch. Which Mac OS version will be installed if I'll follow this instructions (Command (⌘) ...
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Performance of MacBook Air SSD Targeted from iMac

I use a MacBook Air, but would like to put an iMac at my office for a performance boost. I don't want to switch between operating systems, so I'd like to target the Air's SSD (via Thunderbolt 2) when ...
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How do I undo deleting my bluetooth device from my macbook bluetooth device list?

I accidentally deleted my bluetooth speakers from my macbooks devices list. Now it will not show up again. How can I get it to show up again so I can reconnect it?
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Wi-Fi keeps going down on MBP 2015

So a few days ago I just bought a new MacBook Pro Retina Early 2015 and at first it was all good. 2-3 days ago I noticed strange problem - Wi-Fi keeps going down like every 10-30 seconds or so and ...
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How do I determine the last time a Macbook's battery has been drained to zero?

Apple recommends to completely drain one's Macbook battery once a month. After a full drain, Apple recommends to leave the Macbook off for at least five hours, which ensures that the battery drains to ...
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I get the grey screen after startup on 2006 macbook pro. no keys work. [closed]

Just a few days ago ( I have actually been using another computer for a while ) I started up my 2006 macbook pro and and after a few minutes I got the white diagonal lines, although I could still see ...
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MacBook Pro only turns on at specific times after cleaning

My MacBook Pro has been running fine for the past year. Two days ago when I tried to clean my MacBook Pro with a dry cloth, I heard a half chime sound while I was cleaning the keyboard. Since then my ...
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significant eye sight drop from using Macbook Pro retina

I've been using the Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013 model) for 1.5 years now, and I've noticed my eye sight has dropped significantly since then. The time I spent on computer was the same as ...
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Configuring ipython notebook for iOS use?

tl;dr: I'm trying to set up an iPython notebook server on a digitalocean droplet, and it works from OSX but not from mobile safari on my iPad. But it's just a http interface to execute code on the ...
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MacBook Pro randomly freezes, can't do anything

My MacBook has been acting wierd for a while now. Every week or so it completly freezes, meaning I can't interact with the system anymore at all: No mouse movement and no apparent response to key ...
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Mail app won't let me check mail from student email address

My mail app lets me add my student .edu account, but then, when I try to check the box that allows mail to actually receive the emails that my student account does, it says that it can't link because ...
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problem connecting 2015 macbook pro to projector trough hdmi

when i'm connecting my macbook pro to projector trough hdmi i get black screen for a second then it goes back to normal screen... and this repeats in a loop while the cable is connected, and stops as ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect power supply

My MacBook Pro (early 2009) doesn't detect when the power supply is connected and doesn't charge. It behaves as if the power supply was not connected to the MBP. It has 56% battery left and runs fine ...
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Slow startup after sleep mode

having a bit of an issue with a macbook and I'm hoping to see if you can help. The mac works fine in all other aspects, but when it goes to sleep the problems begin. When you try to bring it up from ...
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Is it possible to replace the logic board of the original macbook air (early 2008) with the logic board of MBA late 2008 or mid-2009?

I am the OP of the question: Macbook Air 2008 won't boot after error message asking to shut down due to low battery A family member bought this MBA (early 2008) for me to learn iOS development ...
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Is it possible to continue using an to external monitor when closing the lid on a Macbook Air?

I have an application I use on an external monitor with an external USB device. Is there a way to close the lid and continue using the app on the external monitor? I turned off the sleep upon close ...
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MacBook goes to sleep, won't wake up w/keyboard or mouse

I think people have posted this before but I wanted to be sure the fix wasn't different for my particular model. I am running a MacBook Pro, mid-2012 build, Yosemite (10.10.4). I just got the thing ...
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How to move data from the cloned external drive to the newly installed ssd?

So here is my situation: I want to upgrade my MacBook Pro mid 2010 to Samsung ssd 850 Evo. I used carbon copy cloner to clone my Mac to an external drive (WD My passport for Mac). Then I installed the ...
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“Open in Low Resolution” - what does it actually do?

The application information panel on retina MacBooks features a checkbox "Open in Low Resolution" with you are supposed to use when you experience e.g. visual problems (according to Apple). But what ...
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Installing new hard drive

Macbook white hard drive is full and giving me the "? File folder". I have a new hard drive to install but really need to keep the stuff on my old hard drive.. Any help appreciated.
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Macbook Air 2008 won't boot after error message asking to shut down due to low battery

Yesterday my Macbook Air (original), model: a1237 flashed an error message asking the user to shutdown due to low battery. Since it was not me, but my brother who was operating the macbook at that ...
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How to locate the Power Pads on a MacBook Pro A1398

My mac will no longer power up via the keyboard. I have taken the back off and have it before me with the fans at the bottom and the batteries at the top. How can I jump-start the Mac ? I have tried ...
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I cannot make new partition after the boot camp

Before I use the boot camp I can make as I want partitions But after I use boot camp I cannot make any new partition any more!! after delete the boot camp I can back make new partition but if I use ...
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How to mirror Mac screen like a real physical mirror [duplicate]

Is there a way to mirror a Mac Book Pro screen like if it would be seen from a real physical mirror? I'm not talking about duplicating the screen on another screen (also called mirroring), I want to ...
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Wifi Keeps Dropping Macbook Pro 13in Retina Early 2015

I've tried everything I can think of. Resetting the router, changing the channel number and band. The internet connection is fine, and then just hangs for a minute or 2, then returns to normal. ...
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Mac boots no more

I upgraded my ram about three months ago and then it had random restarts, then I checked disk utility to that my main hardisk wasn't good and couldn't be repaired. But then I did a safe boot and again ...
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Is there a way to configure the automatic brightness adjust?

Okay, so I have my macbook set to auto adjust to the room's brightness. In a room with no light aside from the macbook it will auto adjust to 30% brightness and hurt my eyes, in a normal room it will ...