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MacBook Pro Retina Hanging on White Boot Screen

My 15" MacBook Pro Retina has an issue that, on startup, the initial all-white screen shows in conjunction with the start-up chime and remains there for several seconds (up to 15-20 in extreme cases). ...
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Remove “steamclean” application

Through my high school I have a Macbook Air. Because I am the technologically curious person that I am, I found a workaround for installing apps by putting them in the package contents of other apps ...
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MacBook Pro trackpad goes erratic when paper touches it

Whenever I set a piece of paper or a notebook with paper over my trackpad, it begins to act erratically for hours at a time. By erratic, I mean the mouse jumps around the screen and sometimes even ...
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How can I find hidden items in Automator?

I am trying to create a workflow in Automator that will find hidden files in a folder by searching for files with names that begin with ".". Currently, the Find FInder Items action is as follows: ...
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Macbook 2010 13 inch keyboard not working untill after boot into os but no os installed

So basically i got this macbook used and when i got it it had windows 7 and no mac os x at all. I tried to install Mac os x from usb but it wouldent boot because the keyboard was not working... then i ...
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Why screenshot of same content appears more saturated on iPad 3 retina vs. Macbook Air LCD?

When I scale a screenshot of the same image from my iPad 3 retina to that on my MB Air the resulting image appears more saturated (unsure if it's a uniform saturation). Why does this happen? Can I ...
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Why does my new Macbook Pro ship with Mavericks instead of Yosemite?

Why does my new Macbook Pro ship with Mavericks instead of Yosemite even after ordering it after the release of Yosemite?
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I cant see my bootable 10.9.3 usb drive on mac

I downloaded 10.9.3 dmg file (aprox. 5gb) from torrent site. Than I installed trasmac to my other windows computer and created a bootable usb with it. But when I plug this usb to my mac I could not ...
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Remove devices associated with iCloud account

I'm trying to remove my MacBook Pro from being associated with my iCloud account however, when I try to remove the account a dialogue prompts me to make sure that I would like to remove it. For some ...
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Opening windows applications on Mac

There's an application for windows only I was wondering if it was possible to run it on my MacBook 2008 on Yosemite. I have tried using VMWare fusion but it is too slow. Are there any faster ...
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Macbook Pro i7, Hard Disk space filling up before my eyes (Mavericks)

I have 84GB free on my Flash hard disk but in 3 hours it fills up to 0B. When I restart the 84GB is there again and something starts eating my HDspace again. With Grand Perspective it does not show ...
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How to tell if a Retina MacBook Pro has gone to sleep when the lid is closed?

When I shut the lid on my Retina MacBook Pro (2014), how can I tell it's gone to sleep correctly? On my previous MacBook Pro (~2008), the fans were audible, and there was a sleeping LED indicator in ...
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Does registered icloud account PREDOMINATE over accounts that have device listed?

To a 2011 MacBook Air that I purchased off of ebay I have performed the following actions to prevent issues relating to the seller locking/tracking me in the future through icloud: Deleted all ...
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My MacBook Pro - snow leopard - won't connect to my network or open internet based apps

Randomly, my Mac stopped connecting to my wifi network 2 days ago and now it will also no longer open safari or other internet based apps. If I plug in an Ethernet cable, I still can't gain internet ...
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Is it possible to disable force shutdown from the power button?

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and I would like to know if is possible to disable the "force shutdown by pressing the power button for 5 seconds".
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Notes saved as a document?

Can I save a Note I created in my documents? I don't know how to saVE A NOTE to my documents or elsewhere, I have tried all I know. I know there is textedit, but I have had it lose some important ...
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Change refresh rate of laptop LCD

How can I change the refresh rate of a 2014 retina MacBook Pro? System Preferences doesn't have this option, so I guess it must be buried in a plist somewhere. I want to use 72hz for video playback ...
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Potentially Fatal Water Damage Options

I'll be upfront and say that ever since I moved to Washington state from Colorado, water and Apple products have somehow battled every other week for me. About two nights ago I spilled a reasonable ...
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g++ compiler not working after 10.9.5 update!

I recently updated mac to 10.9.5, and while compiling a c++ source file i get these errors Adityas-MacBook-Air% g++ q3.cpp ld: can't write output file: a.out for architecture x86_64 clang: error: ...
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WiFi connection lost. Reboot required

TLDR; It was a hardware issue. MacBook Pro - Mid 2012 OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (and the problem occurs with 10.9.2 as well) I'm experiencing some severe WiFi issues. Every 20 minutes or so my Macbook ...
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When I press the o key on macbook pro i get multiple o's

When I press the o key on macbook pro i get multiple o's . They also pop up in the middle of writing other words as well.How can i fix this. The o's run across the screen.
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Comparing MacBook keyboards

Might sound like a subjective question, but it doesn't have to be: How does the keyboard keypress-action (the feel of the keyboard) differ between all model-years of MacBooks (the entire line ...
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Model Name: MacBook Air Model Identifier: MacBookAir4,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 1.8 GHz

Battery life catastrophic since upgrade to Yosemite - activity monitor shows 'spotlight web content' items using large amounts of CPU for webpages that are not even open?? Does anyone know why this ...
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What is the best way to Charge my MacBook Pro Retina?

What is the best way to Charge my MacBook Retina display laptop. When (at what battery level), how often, how long? give me some suggestions.
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Unable to boot Yosemite and old system after Upgrade to Yosemite

I have upgraded my MBP 5,1 (2,53 GHz) from Snow Leopard to Yosemite. The install went terribly wrong and now neither a fresh Yosemite, nor a fresh Snow Leopard would boot. Moving away ...
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When your 27" monitor was not displaying right earlier this year, what problem were you experiencing?

I read your response on this question External monitor stopped working after 10.9.2 update My external 30" just started going crazy. The picture will get all jumbled until I drag a window over the ...
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How to Remove The Background But Keep The Text Colour?

when I choose to print my slides without a background, the colour of the text disappears. Is there a way to remove the background but keep the text colour?
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Macbook wake from sleep ctrl key to activate keyboard

I have a really annoying problem with my 2011 13" Macbook Pro running 10.6.8. Whenever I open the lid after it's been to sleep the keyboard seems to be in a mode where it thinks the Ctrl key is ...
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Can I use a PC3-10600 memory on a MacBook with PC3-8500 slots?

I have a MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) with the default 2GB of RAM, I want to update it to 8GBs, but I only found this model of memory to buy. The question is since the memory is more "powerful" than ...
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Why is the Apple menu icon in the wrong place on my secondary monitor?

So I'm running Mavericks and absolutely love having menus on each monitor. I have two external monitors working with my 15" Macbook Pro, and one of the two monitors has the top menu kind of messed up. ...
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Why does OS X use swap memory when memory pressure remains low?

My system (Yosemite / 10.10) has been paging out to swap memory despite my memory pressure reading less than 50% over the last 7 days (tracked with iStat Menus). How is this possible? It would be one ...
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Developing on a macbook air [duplicate]

I know this question might have been asked like tons of times but I need some answers from those who own a macbook (air). I am thinking to buy a macbook air 13inch 128GB ssd or the 11inch 128GB ssd ...
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Booting an iMac using a Macbook Pro's internal disk

Suppose I have an iMac and a Macbook Pro. My Macbook Pro is my primary workstation, and when I switch to the iMac I would like my environment to be exactly the same in order to facilitate switching ...
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When Gmail said the Safari needed to upgraded I did and got Maverick - now the icon is grey

My safari icon on my desktop is grey and I no longer seem to be able to get it up without the error message that Maverick is more recent and not compatible with my OS x version 10.6.8
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How do I disable Bonjour visibility after Yosemite install?

Since upgrading to Yosemite (from Mavericks) my MacBook Pro (Retina mid-2014) advertises itself on Bonjour (with "whats-my-name"). It was not visible in this way prior to Yosemite, and I have no ...
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how to connect 4 laptops to one monitor

I am trying to connect video from 4 laptops to a big screen monitor and be able switch from one to another easily without having to connect and disconnect cables. Thanks
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How do I install OS X Yosemite on an unsupported MacBook?

I have downloaded and made a bootable USB of Yosemite but once I boot holding the option key and attempt to install I get an error stating that Yosemite is already installed on my computer. I'm ...
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Yosemite cannot connect with Google, but with Bing

I updated my MacBook 13″ mid-2012 from Mavericks to Yosemite and everything was perfect, until I recognized that I couldn't check my YouTube feed. I tried again and again, but it didn't work. I ...
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Where can I purchase Mavericks?

My husband would like to install OS X Mavericks, not Yosemite. He's using Snow Leopard right now on his MacBook Pro (early 2008). How could he do that?
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Bluetooth Magic Trackpad not recognized after sleep

When I put my MacBook Pro (2011, 13") to sleep and wake it up again, the Magic Trackpad doesn't get recognized. I have to turn Bluetooth off and back on again to get the trackpad to work. It shows up ...
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What is the proper way to save Application Information Before Reformatting My macbook?

My mid-2009 17" Macbook running Mavericks is running really slow and constantly freezes. I went to Disk Utility and ran "Repair Disk," but after about 3 minutes it said: "Disk utility can't repair ...
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Is there a Thunderbolt 1 docking station that will drive 2 external monitors on a mid-2013 Macbook Air?

There are a few similar questions out there but few recent answers (meaning, after the MBA started using graphics hardware that could actually drive multiple displays). I have a mid-2013 Macbook Air ...
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VMWare Fusion 7.1 - Windows 8.1 Pro - Showing multiple displays

Setup VM running Windows 8.1 Pro inside VMWare Fusion 7.1 on MacBook Pro Retina running Yosemite (10.10) Problem Windows thinks there are multiple displays. Within the Screen Resolution settings it ...
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MacBook Pro unusable when HDMI output is connected

My new MacBook Pro Retina 13″ (OS X 10.10) gets completely unusable when I attach the HDMI cable to the HDMI port. I have noticed that there are few processes that will start to consume crazy memory. ...
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How to transform a MacBook Air Screen into a external monitor (for a MacBook Pro)?

I have been trying for a while to find sth about how to transform a MacBook Air (1st-gen) screen into a monitor. My old MBA got fried a while back and I can't throw it away. Now I need a second ...
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Is Mac OS X keeping constant track of my processes?

I own a 13-inch Mid 2012 MacBook Pro with a 2.5GHz i5 processor and 8GB of RAM, running OS X 10.9.5. I came to notice a while ago, that after having forced a reboot (by holding down the ⌽ Power ...
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Is an older MagSafe power adapter compatible with a newer model MacBook Pro?

I'm using the MagSafe power adapter from my old multibody Macbook Pro: On my new unibody Macbook Pro: The MagSafe power adapter has become very hot and emitting a faint burning smell. It's not ...
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Installing Linux on a MacBook Pro and waranty

On a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina, does dual-booting the pre-installed OS X with Linux (say Ubuntu/Debian/Fedora/etc) void the hardware warranty? Does installing Linux and removing OS X void the hardware ...
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MacBookAir 11" - WiFi not connecting in Europe

I just recently bought my MacBook Air 11" this summer and it is currently running on OS X Mountain Lion. I purchased it in the United States and had very minimal problems with it. I bought it for the ...
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How do I point Sonos to my music on an Airport Extreme connected hard drive?

I am attempting to set up a music library to use on my wifi based Sonos system. I have moved a copy of my iTunes music collection to an external USB 2.0 drive (Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Drive) which ...