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iPhone syncs same songs over and over

Every time I try to sync my iPhone to the songs on my MacBook it constantly keeps re-syncing the same ones over and over. I have my songs compressed before they are synced so this ends up being a ...
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sleep, screensaver and Filevault

I am mystified: first, I have an iMac and a mbp, both running mountain lion. In System Preferences > Security > General > Require Password after sleep or screensaver, I can adjust the time to 4 hours ...
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Re-position windows when going from two screens to one

So long story short, at work I use my MacBook Pro and I connect it to another, bigger monitor. I use a shared screen setup so I can drag windows back and forth between the two monitors, but when I get ...
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Are Macbook Pro Pre-Unibody Top Case Parts Interchangeable?

I have a question for service engineers here. I wonder if and where I can source top case (with keyboard) from any pre-unibody MBP for my beaten and torn A1150 one (Core Duo original MBP)
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Different Keyboards equals different backlights?

i replaced my old keyboard (german layout) with an us keyboard. It works fine but the backlight seems to be misfit a litte. Is it possible that they using different kinds of backlights?
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Strange sleep mode of MacBook behaviour after water damage

Months ago I drowned my MacBooks keyboard in water and it died. I'm using an external keyboard now the Mac works as before. However, there is this interesting feature that if I just close the Mac ...
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Which cooling pad to get for Macbook pro 15 Early 2011

I am playing games on my Mac. and the machine gets red hot. I'd like to get a cooling pad for it to keep it calm. After doing a lot of searching I'm thinking of getting a CoolMaster Notepal Infinite ...
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How come my Launchpad key opens Dashboard instead, and how can I fix it?

The answer is not as simple as you might think at first glance; please read the details of my question. I know the difference between Standard Function keys and Special keys. Standard Function keys ...
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MacBook Pro Color Profile

I have a MacBookPro7,1 and the color profile for it is just horrible. All yellow and wrong looking. However, when the Mac is first booting, right before it gives control over to the login window, the ...
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MacBook Pro disk failure

Just a few months ago, I bought the latest 2011 MacBook Pro. Now, a few months later, I have a problem. It seems like my notebook is rejecting my hard drive (which is an SSD). How it all began: ...
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Can the ambient light sensor be adjusted to shut off the keyboard backlight?

I have a 2011 Macbook Air and I find that the ambient light sensor does a great job of setting an appropriate backlight brightness level. It's particularly good at not blinding you when you open up ...
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Use USB Iphone tethering for Macbook and use AirPort for Printer

I already set up the iPhone tethering to have Internet on my Macbook via the iPhone phone-line. I'm using it via USB because I want to use the Wifi from the AirPort for a connection with my printer - ...
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Darken Background Illumination When There is No Windows

I have a MBP in a dualscreen setup with the laptops display as secondary. I'd like to know if there is an application that dims the display's illumination when there is no window drawn on the laptop.
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MacBook Air screen switches off randomly

Title says almost all of it, and no, it's not that my display sleeps after inactivity. It was 5 seconds after touching the keyboard, last time. It's done it twice so far. Other thing is that when you ...
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Windows7 (through bootcamp) poor sound quality problem

I installed windows7 through bootcamp on my macbook air(2011). (and also installed windows driver from bootcamp) Everything is OK, but one problem - Sound quality is very poor. (maybe phone or radio ...
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Replicate functionality to double click headphone button

You can use the headphones button to pause or play, or skip to the next song. Has anyone figured out how to replicate this functionality on a Windows desktop or a MacBook Pro with players like ...
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DNS gone after wakeup

I'm having problems with the DNS resolution after a wakeup from sleep. The system I'm running is Mac OS X Lion 10.7, and I am properly connected to my Wifi. When I issue a ping google.com in the ...
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Unable to display 1920x1080 on a 1080 monitor

I have a Macbook Pro 15" i5, and I'm connecting it to a Samsung 40" 1080p monitor. Previously, it displayed a 1920x1080 resolution just fine, but then I accidentally changed something in the OSX ...
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Subtle light-colored horizontal lines across Macbook screen, and jaw-dropping calibration behavior

My issue: When viewing solid, light tones, such as #FDF6E3, I see evenly spaced horizontal lines across my entire screen (I have a 2010 white Macbook). These lines are especially visible when the ...
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MacBook Pro fan running with no CPU load and computer is COLD

Under normal circumstances (not installed new programs recently; had the usual programs running) I found my MacBook Pro 13" (Early 2015) with the fans running at average speed. I always have the ...
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USB-C Extension Cable

I was looking around the web for a USB type C male to USB type C female extension cable, and could not find one. Does such a product exist? I have set up Apple's AV adapter for the new MacBook at my ...
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Text is blurry in many apps after disconnecting external monitor

I have a 2015 Retina MacBook pro. Sometimes I connect it to a 24" Dell external monitor via thunderbolt->dvi. Whenever I disconnect the monitor, many apps (chrome, most noticeably) have blurry text. ...
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MBPr early-2013 display turns off by itself

I've been recently experiencing random issues where the display turns off by itself while the MBPr is connected to the TV via HDMI. The computer is not responding even if I press the power button for ...
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windows 8.1 bootcamp screen macbook pro (Early 2015)

my problem is when switch from os x Yosemite to windows 8.1 when windows 8.1 is boot the screen make that https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpXidvzBvMM the screen is work fine when run os x Yosemite ...
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After login all I see is a blank screen

When I turn my MacBook Pro on it gives me the option to sign in under my name along with password but as soon as I do it gives me a blank screen and doesn't seem to be opening. I am able to go in as ...
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Will 'Find My Mac' work after my Macbook Pro has been locked due to failed login attempts?

My late 2013 Macbook Pro was stolen a week ago and I've been tracking it with 'Find My Mac'. The thief would turn the laptop on for a few minutes at a time in the evenings and probably try a few ...
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Upgrade to yosemite stops for 4 hours

Upgrade to yosemite has stopped. It has the apple logo with a progress line half way completed. ⌥ Control+L does nothing. What should I do it has been this way for 4.5 hours.
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Safari broken, cannot install any extension

My safari refuses to let me install any extension. All installations ended up with a message: Safari can't install this extension An error occurred while installing the extension <extension ...
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Calculator small exponent gives zero

When I try to do the following calculation using Calculator app I get 0. $E=N_A\frac{h\cdot c}{\lambda}$ where N_a is Avogadros number 6.022x10^23 mol^{-1}, h is Planck's Constant 6.626 x 10^-34 ...
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Can I boot my MacBook Air into Windows 8.1 from a network drive?

I have a Macbook air with a 128gb SSD. Not a ton of space. I also have a Mac Mini that I use as a web/media server with a 500gb HDD. Much better. Both are networked together locally over an Airport ...
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Reclaiming the display interface of laptop mainboard using external display

Instead of replacing a my macbook's broken display, I would like to utilize the Macbook mainboard's display interface with an external monitor. In what ways is the Macbook's built-in display ...
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CPU Usage shoots all of a sudden while using Ubuntu in Virtual box in MBP

I an using 2015 model of MacBook Pro running Mac OS X Yosemite. I have installed Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.26 which runs Ubuntu 14.04 operating system. I have also installed the guest edition to improve ...
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“Couldn’t create temporary file” error when erasing free space on startup disk

When I tried to erase space on Disk Utility, it couldn't create a second temporary file for my startup disk.
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External monitor moves windows when coming out of sleep (2012 rMBP)

I recently purchased a Dell P2715Q for the express purpose of using as the primary display for my 2012 rMBP running 10.10.3 when "docked" at home. I have the laptop in a vertical holder that holds it ...
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MacBook Air Yosemite Crashes, changes its name to (my computer MacBookAir (2)

I have re-installed Yosemite on my MacBook Air because of frequent crashes, thought it would fix the problem I did it several times After a few days, it crashes and I have noticed that it changes my ...
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How to modify the display sleep and sleep together again?

I'm using pmset to set battery-power sleep time independently of display sleep time on my 2014 15" MacBook retina. Before I did that, these values were in lock step when you changed the "turn off ...
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Internal microphone not working (Retina Macbook pro late 2013)

My internal microphone is not working. It picks up sound only when i flick the outer microphone location. When I plug a headphone with a microphone, there is no problem. I took it to the genius bar ...
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Keys not working after cleaning under key caps [macbook pro early 2008]

I was using my father's computer while mine was in the shop, and thought I would clean out under the keyboard to be nice. Unfortunately, I managed to break his D key in the process. Needless to say, ...
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Daisy chain two dell UltraSharp u2414h to MacBook Air (mid 2012)?

I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2012) and was thinking about buying 2 Dell UltraSharp u2414h monitors. Would it support daisy chaining these two monitors with the mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable ...
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Apple Macbook MB467LL/A gray screen no apple logo HELP please

New to the site, and I am having a little problem. My wife's Macbook has me stumped. It was working fine, (running Mavericks) and then just powered off. On powering back on we are now treated to a ...
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MacBook Pro hangs up at the grey Apple login screen

After it would hang up, the keyboard lights would stay lit indefinitely. I've tried resetting the SMC and NVRAM but they didn't work. I did a verbose startup and this was the screenshot before my ...
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MBP 15 2014 unexpectedly shuts down after startup/login

MacBook Pro 15, Mid 2014, Yosemite + Windows 7 (Bootcamp) This problem started today after waking up. Yesterday night I had no problem whatsoever with my computer. After turning it on and logging in ...
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Shutdown cause: -104

I have Macbook Pro retina, model 2013. It started to randomly shut down for no apparent reason. The system log always contains this message: Previous shutdown cause: -104 I have tried to reset ...
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Safari stopped working after few hours

After using few hours (3-4hrs approx.) safari rendering the web pages very slowly. And after few mins of that it's just stopped working. It's can't even open the google. This problem can't get ...
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My Macbook Pro says I'm connected to a power source even when unplugged

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2010 (Macbook 7,1) that is acting a bit weird. The battery status always says I'm connected to a power source even when the charger is unplugged. The battery still discharges, ...
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Sound not coming from headphones when plugged in

Material: MacBook Air 13-inch (MBA), Mid 2013, 1.7 GHz Intel Core i7, 8GB RAM, OS X 10.10.2; 24-inch LED Cinema Display (3 cables: power, USB and Thunderbolt); iPhone 5 (and above headphones, with ...
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Should I switch MacBook Pro?

A friend of mine gave me a MacBook Pro that is two generations newer than mine, but is of the lower configuration. Should I switch over to that? My current MacBook Pro is the early-2011 model with ...
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Ways to find messages from blocked contact info

Is there a way, or ways, to retrieve iMessages or text messages sent to me by a number or email address I have blocked on my iPhone 6?
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I'm trying to system restore my computer and want to keep my installed software

I'm trying to system restore my computer (MacBook7,1 running 10.9.4), but want to keep Microsoft Office and Logic Express that I have installed. I do not have the disks to reinstall them, as I lost ...
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Macbook pro mid-2010 randomly turns off?

This has been happening for around 6 months and it has gotten worse. I thought it was the battery because it had close to 1500 cycles. But I recently replaced it and now the problem seems worse. The ...