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Disable specific USB port on MacBook

I have error in USB port that controls the Bluetooth on my MacBook, the error causes very slowly when you turn on the Mac. I wonder how to permanently disable this port so the system will not be ...
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Can I boot from an external drive that has Windows installed?

I have a MacBook in which I installed Windows 7 SP 1 using Boot Camp Assistant. The laptop itself is too old and sometimes I run into glitches, e.g., screen is black but light is on. I also have a ...
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MBP battery won't charge

I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011 model A1278 which wasn't turning on, then I bought a new battery and it ran just fine. But the charger isn't charging it up (the charger is also fine, I tested in ...
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Can one restore a Time Machine backup to a new computer?

I am currently backing up my MacBook Pro late 2013 to a Time Machine. If something happens to my Mac (I can't use it anymore), can I retrieve my files and data onto another Mac? Thanks.
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What type of partition will be created by Boot Camp Assistant?

Will Boot Camp Assistant create an "OS X Extended" partition for Windows as well? Or can I choose the type of file system format?
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Is it possible to output different audio to HDMI and built-in speaker simultaneously?

After I connected my Macbook Pro to an HDTV with HDMI cord, I can choose to output audio to either the HDMI port or the built-in speaker. And I know that it it possible to create a "congregate" audio ...
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How should I store my rMBP for a month?

I am leaving for a vacation and leaving my rMBP. How should I store it except from shutting it down? How much charge should I leave in order not to lose too much capacity?
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I broke my Macbook power adapter, any hope of fixing it?

2 months ago the small cord on my power adapter frayed at the terminal to the adapter, so I stripped it and separated the wires, then soldered them individually back together. this fixed the problem. ...
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How to get Mac to give Ethernet connection priority? [duplicate]

I have the following issues / question. I use WIFI and Ethernet through each other like most people probably. Certain things like ripping a blu ray I want to do through the Ethernet connection so ...
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Can't update to Windows 10 on MacBook Pro due to Apple Broadcom Built-in Bluetooth

I've followed the instructions here : https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204990 I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina. Currently running Windows 7 64bit. I've got the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan, all ...
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Can I damage my machine if I restart it multiple times?

Today I had to restart my rMBP multiple times (2-3 times, one after another) due to a software update, can it damage my machine (logic board, ssd, ram memory) at all? (long/short term)?
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Why is my Mac seem to be divided into two desktops and how can they be combined?

Recently, I'm observing weird behavior when switching between applications and also when switching between some Finder windows. I'm using an external 4K monitor with my MacBook Pro Retina. It is as ...
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can a Windows 7 desktop remote control a MacBook Pro to get greater screen resolution, like on a 2560 x 1440 monitor?

Presently, I use Teamviewer to remote into the MacBook, from Windows. But it just uses the same resolution as the little Mac's screen. Is there a way to get more resolution out of a MacBook Pro by ...
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Remove or Stop “Photos” From Opening Automatically on Macbook Pro El Captain [duplicate]

To start off, I've been trying to find an actual answer to this since the Yosemite update, but never found anything except people complaining about having to keep the application. I do not need this ...
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MacBook Pro won’t turn on, even after SMC reset

While I was doing some basic file management in the Finder, my MacBook Pro (mid 2012) suddenly went black. It wouldn’t turn on, even after long-pressing the power button or resetting the SMC (System ...
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Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2

What is the best way to connect a device with a thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port to a computer (MacBook Pro) with a thunderbolt 2 (DisplayPort) port? I understand there will not be full 40 Gbps speed. ...
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How to put a video on camara roll from a computer?

I made an iMovie on my Macbook that I want to have on my iPhones camera roll. What's the best way to get it on there?
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Thunderbolt monitor goes dark

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro being used with a Thunderbolt monitor. It has been working fine. But just recently, it has begun not mirroring the screen to the monitor when it is closed. I am running El ...
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MacBook and iPad stolen, never online [duplicate]

So someone cracked my car window and both my MacBook and iPad were stolen. I've used find my iPhone app, make the iPad go to lock mode and leave my phone number, and select "notify when found" for ...
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New internal hard drive not spinning on MacBook Pro A1278 13", Mid-2012

The Hitachi 5K750-500 initially installed in the MacBook A1278 13", Mid-2012 failed. I bought a new hard drive (Seagate ST500LT012) but it was not detected by the Disk Utility. I found that the hard ...
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Running OverWatch On my Mac, would the over-heating kill this machine?

OverWatch is game that is run-able under boot-camp. While running the game, my MBP 2015 generates lots of fan noise and the keyboard becomes much over-heated. would this over-heating kill my ...
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How do I view inline images in w3m?

I am using a mac (el capitan), and trying to use w3m. But I don't see images when browsing pages. My question is: I want to view inline images in w3m, but don't find a way to do so. I have ...
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Logging into Guest user [closed]

When i try to log in into the Guest user it appears like this. And if I restart and logging into it, it shows up only safari. How can I log in normally to the Guest user account?
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Persistent HDD/SSD problems

I have a MBP Late 2012 (non-retina) and two years ago I upgraded my computer to use two SSD's, 240GB on the main socket and a 120GB on the drive caddy and I had no problem until this year. The first ...
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Macbook air locked

I have a macbook air on my desk. It was from a coworker who got fired. He had his personal iCloud configured on this device. I disabled wifi so that we could still access company data on the device ...
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Is the internal keyboard of MacBook Pro 13-inch A1278 compatible with MacBook 13-inch Unibody 2008?

I have problems with a few keys on my 13" MacBook Aluminium Unibody late 2008, so I would like to replace the internal keyboard. However I can only find similarly looking keyboards for MacBook Pro 13"...
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Network and general process priority of apps running in background?

Clarification: When I mean background, I did not mean head-less process or background tasks, I meant normal apps (like browser or terminal) with the UI not in the immediate foreground. I feel like ...
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Understanding keychain

I am having a hard time understanding how does Keychain works, whats the default setting for it as long as i dont touch anything? and what if I don't remember my first password? Can someone explain me?...
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Can 'Repair Disk' in Disk Utility harm my data?

I have a MacBook Pro 2011, which suddenly isn't booting properly. When it starts I press Cmd+R to get to Disk Utility, and I used Verify Disk and got: Invalid leaf record count (It should be 2142 ...
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USB ports loose after MacBook Pro was repaired?

I had to take my MacBook Pro in for service. The video card went bad and Apple replaced the board. Since the repair, I noticed the two USB ports on the left side of the chassis are loose. I'm aware ...
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Macbook cannot find Magic Keyboard in Settings - Keyboard - configure bluetooh keyboard

I have paired the wireless Apple keyboard with my MacBook and I am writing this on the new keyboard. The problem is, I can't configure it in the settings. "No keyboard found"? I want to set the ...
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Why does sudo shutdown -h now command work but I cannot shutdown my mac traditionally?

I am on OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 on a Macbook Pro Early 2015. When I try to shutdown or restart by pressing the Apple, it doesn't work. All of my applications close, the menu bar clears, and finder ...
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List of Macbook Pro's with user replaceable parts

After finding out that my 2011 macbook pro is slowly dying I am now thinking about its replacement. However I would prefer an updated macbook pro in which I can replace both the hard drive and RAM. ...
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Early 2011 Macbook Pro display crash

In the last week I started seeing a serious issue with the display on my Macbook Pro (Early 2011, El Capitan) where the screen has gone "crazy". I didn't apply any updates just prior to the issue, so ...
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The messages app isn't on my Mac (Yosemite)

Recently, I've been wanting to send and receive texts on my MacBook air, just like I do on my pro, but when I spotlight 'messages,' nothing shows up except for java and json files. Is there any way ...
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Is it possible to boot a PC from Macbook's Target Disk mode? [migrated]

I want to use a single laptop in all my workplaces so that I don't need to sync OS and app configurations on different machines. I want a single OS (bootcamp) everywhere. Currently I use a Thunderbolt ...
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How to download OS X El Capitan without Apple hardware

I recently purchased a MacBook (Mid-2009), but the hard drive is empty, no OS X and etc. I want to download the Install OS X El Capitan.app and install it, but I don't have any other Mac hardware to ...
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Apple TV With Macbook Air Peer to Peer Connection

I need to present Power-Points with a projector and my Macbook Air 1.4. If I got an Apple TV would I be able to present my slides using the peer to peer mode on the Apple TV? I will not be able to ...
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can't add my present account to folder > Get Info > Sharing & Permissions on Macbook Pro

I want to access MacBook Pro OS 10.11.15 files from a Windows 7. Can read files ok but writing causes permission problem. ERROR AT WINDOWS IS: "You need permission to perform this action. You ...
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OS X hangs up intermittently - spinning beachball of death

My MacBook Pro hangs for 5 to 10 seconds intermittently. Basically, when I either click or type, the computer just hangs and then the spinning beachball shows up and it takes about 5 seconds to ...
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Number of cpus and cores in macbook pro?

On Macbook Pro, I clicked "about this mac", and it shows that Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 I thought I have more cores and cpus, because when I created a virtual ...
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I accidentally touched my rMBP screen with sweaty hands

So I accidentally touched my rMBP screen , I have to admit that my hands were a bit sweaty when I touched it, I immediately took a microfiber cloth and cleaned the screen, did I caused any damage to ...
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Playlists getting duplicated

When I sync my iPad to my MacBook, a lot of my playlists are getting duplicated over and over again. Here is an example: It happens to regular and smart-playlists. I am on iTunes 12.4.1.6. How ...
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macbook mid 2010 13" won't recognise ssd crucial mx200 HD 500gb placed in the optical drive

I have a macbook pro 13" mid 2009 2,26GHz with HDD 160gb. I recently replaced my optical drive with a crucial SSD 240GB and it works really good and it was quite an easy process. Now i am trying to do ...
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Help with Kernel Panic

since I bought my macbook pro, it kernel panics now and then (one every 1-2 weeks), mostly when it is doing nothing (monitor is going off). I have no idea why this happens. Can someone help me ...
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My facebook notifications are empty [duplicate]

Has anyone experienced seeing an empty notification like this on their macbook? Any help in fixing this would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advance! :)
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13-inch Macbook Pro 2015 Battery Draining on standby/sleep

I've been using my Macbook Pro(13-inch Retina, early 2015) for past 10 months. Initially, it's battery did not used to drain at all during sleep/standby mode, but recently it has started to drain (by ...
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Migrating OS X Server from Macbook Pro to Mac Mini

We are running Mac Server version 5.1.5 on a MacBook pro running the latest version of El Capitan. We want to migrate this install to our MacMini running the same exact OS and Server versions. What ...
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External monitor not detected with MacBook Pro

I just got my MacBook Pro, and now I want to start using an external monitor hooked up to it. The connection, from my MBP is an HDMI adapter to VGA, and then the VGA cord to my monitor. So it's HDMI ...
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Audio echo playing MP4 with projector connected (and not!)

I've tried playing videos from 1) Internet via Chrome browser, 2) MP4 via Quicktime, and 3) MP4 via Wondershare players, on two different video projectors in meeting rooms, and there is always a ...