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Can MacBook Pro with Retina display (13", Late 2012) output above 1080p to 4k tv?

I have a late 2012, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. Apparently it has Intel HD Graphics 4000. I just bought a Seiki 50" 4k TV and would like to connect it to my laptop with as high a ...
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Finder freezes for several minutes when opening folder for first time after restart

After I restart my computer, if I try to open a folder the wheel at the bottom of the Finder window spins and I get the beach ball. This happens for several minutes (over 5 minutes) while loading the ...
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retina macbook pro keyboard cleaning solution

I'm curious what solution people use for cleaning off laptop keyboard keys. I've been told that you shouldn't use isopropyl alcohol, because it can wear away at the plastic (I've seen evidence of ...
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Benefits of using MacBook Pro with discrete graphics

I'm trying to choose between MacBookPro Late 2013 with discrete graphics card and MacBookPro Mid 2014 with integrated graphics. Judging from GPU benchmark GeForce GT650M has a minor performance ...
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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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Weird sound/headphone jack problem on Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro (late 2012/early 2013) running OS X 10.9.4, and it's recently developed a strange problem when I try to play sound through headphones. Instrumental music generally still sounds ...
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How to Eject All External Partitions Quickly?

I have an external disk with two partitions on it that I keep plugged into my MacBook Pro when I'm at my desk. (One is for Time Machine, the other just for extra storage.) Sometimes I need to grab my ...
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Why does my MacBook Air produce so much noise

My MacBook Air's fan is spinning rapidly even though there are hardly any programs running. This normally only occurs when I am using the MacBook at a high intensity. However, the fan stops only when ...
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mdflagwriter using port 21?

I have a 17" mid 2010 MBP with 8GB ram. After reading up on some of the latest vulnerabilities, I did a port scan and found port 21 OPEN vs stealth for all other ports. I cannot figure out what is ...
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Can I swap the SSD from mid-2013 Macbook Air and mid-2014 Macbook Pro?

I bought a Macbook Air with a 256 GB in mid 2013. I bought a Macbook Pro with a 128 GB in mid 2014. I'd like to swap the SSDs if possible. Are the parts compatible? I'm looking at these two guides ...
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unwanted login window

I have a macbook pro 13 retina late 2013. Lately I have noticed when I start it up and the login page opens there is a login window entitled "others". I have no idea how it got there and it is not in ...
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Can I swap an LCD between different laptop generations?

I have a pair of old laptops: 15" PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) with various issues, but a working screen 15" MacBook Pro (2007) with a broken screen, but otherwise fine Can the PowerBook screen be ...
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Something like GeForce Experience for OS X

I'm looking for an application like GeForce Experience but for OS X : a software that configures my games depending on the configuration of my Mac. I think there is nothing like that for OS X, so do ...
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Macbook pro being slowed down ky kernal_tasks in Mavericks

I downloaded Mavericks when it first came out and it was no problem. Within the last week or so, my mac has become EXTREMELY slow. Solutions I have tried: -Resetting the PRAM/NVRAM -Resetting the SMC ...
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Connecting external display to MacBook Pro with Retina display using HDMI to DisplayPort

I have a trouble connecting external monitor to my macbook pro retina. I have a monitory Nec EX231W with a DVI and DisplayPort input ports. So, I bought an DisplayPort to HDMI cable and connected it, ...
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Macbook pro sometimes left clicks are not registered

Hi I have a macbook pro 15", primo 2011. It runs perfect with Mavericks. However recently it has started to get a strange bug from time to time. Some times left clicks on the pad is not working. It ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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Spotlight not highlighting the selected result

When I search something in Spotlight the top search result is highlighted by default (as it should be). However when I press the down arrow to select the next result, the top result remains ...
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How do I connect to a wifi network from the login screen on OS X Mavericks?

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and it uses a network login system with my school. This normally wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that I can't connect to a wifi ...
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Colour profile not set when switching monitor

I'm running OS X 10.8.5 on a mid 2011 MacBook Air. Lately I've noticed that when I attach or detach an external monitor, the relevant monitor colour profile is not actually used. When I look in the ...
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SMC Reset Won't Work on Macbook Pro Retina mid-2012

I have followed all the correct steps for carrying out an SMC Reset, however my Mac continues to boot normally. The issues I currently am dealing with are: Slow performance Battery light on power ...
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Getting a < 75 Watt charger for a macbook pro due to flight constraints

My MacBook Pro with Retina display (Mid 2012) charger has a rating of 85 Watts. I want to use it on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. (24 hours). (Airbus A380-800). You can plug in an AC ...
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Can I manually specify Sound Output device in the Mac (like in Windows/Linux)

In the Mac, is there a way to choose whether I want sound output through my internal speakers or the headphones (i.e. the audio port), irrespective of whether there are headphones plugged in or not. ...
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Like Windows, allow user to manually select if Sound is routed through Headphones or Internal Speakers

In the System Preferences -> Sound -> Output tab in my MBPr running Mavericks, I see the following 3 options: 1) Headphones/Internal Speakers (currently only ONE of these appears) 2) BoomDevice ...
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Improptu restarting of Macbook Pro while in Sleep Mode

A week ago I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (mid 2014) version - and in the first few days of running it I have noticed about 4-5 times that the Macbook occasionally restarts itself - so far always in ...
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Interface Scaling / Independent Resolution per Application on MacBook Pro Retina

I have a MacBook Pro Retina and I run it on the unsupported/non-HiDPI 2560x1600 to be able to work on multiple windows at the same time. This resolution increases the DPI allowing a large screen real ...
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Only use part of screen?

My screen is broken, but perfectly straight along one side and the rest (majority) of the screen is perfectly fine. I would like to adjust my display so that my computer thinks that the display ends ...
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Vertical Lines on Left Side of Screen

Why have vertical lines appeared on macbook pro retina - left side of screen?
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Macbook loses network connection when connecting external display

In the image below you can see the mtr output while connecting the screen, the red part is where the monitor is connected. The monitor works just fine and has no problems with other computers, it's ...
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Macbook Pro - Plugging headphones into audio jack has no effect [duplicate]

I have noticed recently that plugging my headphones into the audio jack of my Macbook Pro (Retina) seems to have no effect -- the sound continues to come through the internal speakers (or bluetooth ...
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Macbook power adapter issue: PPP003

I'm using Macbook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013. OS is Yosemite Public beta. Once in month I usually do diagnostics (Apple's boot time diagnostics, the when you press "D" ). The last the when I did it, I ...
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MacBook detects a phantom display

I have a probably hardware broken MacBook (Late 2006), which detects an external display without any displays having attached. This happens with a brand new OS X (Lion) install too. The phantom ...
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Caps lock and bloq num LEDs don't work

I had to replace the keyboard from my Macbook C2D (A1181). The new keyboard works well, and I have tested every key and they are OK; but the "Caps lock" and "Bloq num" LEDs don't light on. I have ...
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11" Air Regularly Loses Power to USB Ports

Lately, my 11" Air has been sending very little power to the USB ports on a regular basis. A restart always solves the problem, and I haven't yet detected a pattern to when it happens, other than that ...
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Macbook Pro in 2-screen setup

Is it possible to use a Macbook Pro 15" (latest) in a setup where an external LCD is connected and used as the primary screen while at the same time the Macbook's own screen is used as the secondary ...
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Is Boot Camp unstable?

I'm curious about this after using Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013) because my Boot Camp partition gets thrashed a lot, and by a lot I mean every time I reboot into Boot Camp I ...
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Running Mac OS X on a Windows PC

I have bought a Macbook Pro Retina 13-inch (late 2012 model). I've been very satisfied with Mac OS X so far and I would like to use it on my home computer, which currently has Windows and Linux on ...
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Can I upgrade RAM on an early 2014 Macbook Pro with Retina display?

I bought a Macbook Pro with Retina display (4GB RAM, 128GB SSD) in April. It keeps freezing and about every 3 days, and I need to upgrade the RAM. Am I able to upgrade the RAM on this machine to 8GB ...
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Target Display Mode: how to automate and persist on closing laptop

I have connected my MacBook (Early 2013, OS X 10.9.4) with my iMac (Late 2012, 27 inch, OS X 10.9.4) via a ThunderBolt cable in order to use the iMac screen with my MacBook. I have two related ...
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Transfer Bootcamp over from a separate hard drive to a partition of a hard drive

I have a Macbook Pro with dual hard drives (1tb HD, and a 250gb SSD that I replaced the disk drive with). I have been using the regular HD for my mac and the SSD for my bootcamp. Recently, I found ...
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Google Chrome is no longer Retina [closed]

I am using a 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display, which obviously has an extremely high resolution. I recently opened my chrome browser (which I use regularly and need) and I found the the resolution ...
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Mail 7.3 print issue

Mail 7.3 frequently (but not always) prints email headers on one page and body on a second page. The same problem occurs on different printers (HP & Epson). Seems to occur most often when set to ...
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Could you interpret these screen resolutions from Google Analytics?

After choosing Macintosh in my Google Analytics stats and then choosing Screen Resolution as the secondary dimension, I get these numbers: Which one of these are 15" Macbook Pro, 13" Macbook Pro, ...
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Macbook Pro black screen lit keyboard when starting after (long) sleep

Macbook Pro retina 15" i7 (mid 2012) OS: 10.9.4 Behaviours: -- Day 1: rebooting in endless loop until force quit with power button. Then rebooting in endless loop again until force quit with power ...
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Mac wont boot and fan runs high

My Mid 2013 macbook pro recently will no longer boot. I was using it normally (no excessive use) and then all of a sudden it just went black and shut off immediately. I can no longer boot it (I got it ...
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All my files seem to have disappeared after OS X Maverick update

I recently did an update on my mac Mavericks It asked me to set up an account after it installed and now all of my files, apps and software have disappeared. I've read a similar post on here where the ...
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Monitor shows static screen when after sleep/lockscreen

I have a viewsonic 1080p monitor. It works fine with my macbooc air running OS X 10.9.x The problem is that whenever the macbook wakes up from sleep or gets unlocked, the monitor does not work. It ...
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MacBook Pro powers off during boot up

It was working fine this morning up until it froze. I force powered it off by holding down the power button. Now every time I power it on it goes to the gray screen where a wheel spins and a little ...
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External monitor randomly lowers resolution adds black borders

Okay this has been driving me crazy long enough. I have an external monitor who's resolution is 1920x1080 60Hz. My MacbookPro Late/Mid 2010 has been able to work with the monitor and resolution since ...
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How do I know what version the Mini DisplayPort port is on my 2010 MacBook Pro?

I want to connect 2 monitors to my MacBook Pro (mid-2010). The problem is that I don't if the Mini DisplayPort is version 1.2, which would support daisy chaining. How can I figure out what version ...