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How to unlock Keychain: “access to this item is restricted”, when I accidentally denied it?

Running: OS X 10.10 - Macbook I accidentally hit "deny" on trying to retrieve one of my passwords in Keychain access, and now it is saying "access to this item is restricted (-67808)". I have tried ...
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Unusual problem regarding old water damage, new battery not charging macbook air mid 2011

I have quite strange problem. I had some water damage on my computer few month ago. After it dried completely computer worked only when I unplugged the battery but if I unplugged the charger my ...
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What do the small-sunrise / big-sunrise icons mean on F5 and F6 on the MacBook Air?

What do the F5 and F6 keys do on the 2011 MacBook Air? They are marked with what I interpret to be small-sunrise and big-sunrise icons. I do not see any effect when I press them.
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logitech unifying software mac not detecting

I am using logitech wireless keyboard K270 and Mouse M185 with my MACbook Air(currently OSX 10.10.5) for more than a year now. All of a sudden today after some time, my keyboard and mouse stopped ...
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My native mac apps are not connecting to the internet, but Google Chrome does and works correctly. Why is this?

A few days ago all the native apps on my OSX 10.10.4 MacBook Pro stopped connecting to the internet. This seemed to happen out of the blue, and I am not sure what caused this issue. Strangely, ...
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How to change a key combination without using Karabiner?

I have used Karabiner to change a key combination but the problem is, it doesn't work exactly as I want. For example, using Karabiner, I have mapped alt← to cmd← and vice versa. But what Karabiner ...
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How can I change a command and cursor key bindings globally?

I want to assign "Go to previous word" command to cmd← and "Go to beginning of the line" command to alt←. In short, I want to switch the actions of cmd← and alt←. Similarly for cmd→ and alt→ as well. ...
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MacBook White Unibody doesn't detect new HDD

I'm trying to upgrade a MacBook from mid-2009 (it's the A1342, MacBook 6,1) with a new hard disk. The original one was a 250GB and the new one I'm trying to install has 500GB and it's a Toshiba. I've ...
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Toshiba 2TB External Drive Stopped Being Recognised

After a lot of searching on the internet I have been unable to find a solution to my problem. There are many people having similar problems, but no solution seems to work for me. I have a 2013 ...
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Messed up while updating to OS El Capitan

I downloaded OS El Capitan DMG file. Now, after downloading it, I opened the DMG file and it got mounted on the disk. Well, I opened the packages folder and click on essential.pkg. The essential.pkg ...
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MagSafe 85W weight

I want to find out the (average) weight of a MagSafe 85W adapter, but I could not find anything really useful on the internet. I bought an adapter that weighs about 210 grams, whereas my old one ...
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Missing SSD space on MBPr 13, El Capitan

I have the following problem: I had two partitions, one was ~190 GB, and another ~60GB. Then I wanted to delete the second partition and resize the first one. The deletion went well (I suppose), but I ...
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How can I reset my user account password on OS X?

My MacBook keeps saying that my password is wrong. I haven't changed it in a year. I have tried to reboot it, but I have no idea how to do it. I have my laptop in recovery mode.
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Sudden strange keyboard behaviour Mac OS X

Suddenly my keyboard is behaving weirdly. Here's some examples of what happening: Left command not working at all Left option + L moves the cursor down one line Left control + L moves cursor down ...
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Issues with Screen Scaling on External Monitor

I am using a 2011 Macbook Pro and a horrible Dell Display for some extra space. Because the resolution is horrible on the extra screen, the windows are larger then I would like and Mac OS X does not ...
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Does clamshell mode reduce lifespan due to heat?

I been playing some games on my rMBP in clamshell mode as having 2 screens causes framerate to drop and I don't want the CPU/GPU to render a screen on laptop side that I don't use. My main concern ...
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What is the best way to test Metal - MBPr late 2012

I just finished upgrading from 10.10 to 10.11 and so far its allot more smooth and responsive. I was just wondering if theres any particular games or apps which utilise the new Metal gfx technology ...
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Sketch within note app is not available on my Macbook Air 2012

Is there a way to tun sketch on? Because I can't see any icon to start drawing:
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How to disable Chrome/Safari notifications on multiple devices

I have a macbook, iPad and two iPhones (one is mine, second - my wife's). All of them are connected to the same iCloud/apple account. Now, after last updates (starting from iOS 9), once my wife open ...
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Computer slows when battery is low

My Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion slows down dramatically when the battery is below 4-5%. All the applications running are very slow to respond, and several have the "Application not responding" ...
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El Capitan, Finder.app, and Fan Performance

Since upgrading today to El Capitan, my fan has been going non-stop. Under "Apps that Use Significant Energy", Finder.app is the culprit. Does anyone have a solution for this issue?
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How do I change the Apple ID on iPhoto?

I gave my Macbook Pro to my partner, after reinstalling OSx on the laptop. My info was deleted by me before reinstalling the OS, but my Apple ID still shows up in iPhoto.
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Mavericks not able to use external display at full resolution

I have been several months using my mid-2010 15" MBP connected to a Dell U2711 through a miniDisplayPort-DisplayPort adapter, without any trouble cranking the resolution up in Mountain Lion to it's ...
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3 (2 monitors + Ethernet adapter) devices to 2 Thunderbolt ports on a Retina MacBook Pro?

There are 2 Thunderbolt ports, but I have 3 devices. Is there a way to attach all 3? I've read stuff about "daisy-chaining" but I don't know what it means.
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Macbook air, 11 inches backlight not working after lcd replacement

I just replaced the screen of my macbook air and now the backlight does not work. When I turn on the laptop, the screen works but the backlight does not turn on. I've tested with a couple of screens ...
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Is there any more way to squeeze out some performance out of my mid 2009 Macbook Pro 13"?

I still like my mid 2009 13" Macbook Pro. It's solid and running quite well. However, since Yosemite things are getting really laggy and slow, so I guess that my hardware is getting a bit old. ...
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MacBook pro fan working constantly

I have MackBook Pro with Mountain Lion, a fan that works constantly. It started when the battery was disconnected as if it is not there. I got the battery back to activity with first try of SMC, but ...
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How to use Testdisk under OS X recovery mode?

I accidentally broke the GUID, I suppose, when I was trying to solve the incorrect EFI partition problem. What I have now is: Disk1 is a 4 GB thumb drive with a recovery partition (disk1s2) I ...
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Black screen (no boot up) after upgrading RAM to 16GB on mid 2010 macbook pro

I have a mid-2010 (core2duo) macbook pro with 4GB (2x2) RAM. I bought 2x8GB RAM Crucial 8GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM to upgrade RAM to 16GB. Now after replacing these RAMs my ...
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Does the Apple Genius Bar replace Macbook Air battery on site?

I called Apple's toll free number but wasn't able to get a clear answer from them. My 2011 MacBook Air's battery is dying and I would like to have it replaced. The only problem is that I am ...
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MacBook Yosemite WiFI drops when other devices possibly interfere

I am having serious WiFi issues on my MacBook Pro (retina Mid 2012 with Yosemite) where the connection continuously drops making Internet impossible to use. I have already tried all of the options ...
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Macbook pro md101

I want to buy a macbook very soon. I considering the macbook pro md101 mid 2012( i think) because of the ability add RAMS & SSD without paying apple. I will use it mainly for iOS development using ...
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Problem with Monitor, flickering green

I have the MacBookPro 15'' mid 2009 (10.9.3) , and from today I have green flickering on my monitor. I did try with Reset PRAM, Repair Disk, also TechToolPro but i have the same problem. It seem ...
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“Unable to unmount volume for repair” message about reformatted (and empty) SSD in “Option/ALT startup”

I am trying to reformat a Samsung 512GB Pro with bootable USB, and I have managed to get through the prep for the USB so I'm in no need there. But after the "Option/ALT startup" I click on the USB to ...
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MacBook Pro (2009, 15-Inch) - nothing on monitor

I have a Macbook Pro 2009 15" Model 2160. Problem: There is nothing displayed on the monitor at all, a bright display on monitor when switched on. I can use the bright - + keys to control the ...
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Identifying FireWire chipset on a MacBook Pro (13-Inch, Mid 2010)

I have a MacBook Pro, 13 inch, mid 2010, running OS X Yosemite (10.10.5). How can I identify what FireWire chipset it has? Unless there's an OS X utility to do this, perhaps someone could point me to ...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina - Wi-Fi OK with OS X, flakey with Windows 7

2014 15" Retina Under OS X (Yosemite), wireless networking works perfectly. Under Windows 7 (Boot Camp), it periodically either loses connection to certain routers, or keeps the connection but loses ...
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How to turn off page up/down animation in Chrome?

In PC, when I press Pg Up/Pg Down in Chrome, the scroll bar moves instantly. But in Chrome for OSX, it moves with an animation and hence very slowly. Is there a way to turn the animation off and make ...
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How to add hibernate mode to MacBook Pro

I have recently switched to Mac from Windows hence I do not have much information. I want my Mac to go to safe sleep state on closing the lid. I also need an extra option available somewhere which ...
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Mac not Pingable by other Devices

I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.10.5. Internet connection is working stable. Problem: My Mac can't be pinged by other devices in my local Wi-Fi. Windows Laptop can ping iPhone. iPhone can ping ...
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MagSafe blinks orange, off, green, orange, off, green, orange

While charging my MagSafe blinks orange, then turns off for a second, turns green, and then goes orange, then turns off, and then green, and then orange again. While going off, my MacBook Pro doesn't ...
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MacBook Pro going to sleep by itself because of watchdog daemon

For a couple of weeks, my Mac has been going to sleep by itself. This seems to happen more often when I'm running more stuff on my Mac (Chrome + Spotify + etc…) In my console, the message is the ...
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MacBook Pro won’t sleep automatically — no process preventing sleep according to pmset. What’s going on?

i noticed the following problem with my MBP 8,1 running 10.7.2 — automatic sleep just doesn’t happen. Since I usually put my Macbook to sleep manually before leaving the desk etc. I just noticed this ...
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Apple Force Touch - How do I make it feel like the old tap-to-click?

I just purchased a new Macbook Pro with Force Touch. I’m used to the old tap-to-click feature. Force Touch does not feel the same – it requires a much harder press even with “Click” sensitivity set ...
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How to run Macbook Pro retina on native resolution? [duplicate]

I have Macbook Pro 13.3 inches Retina display model. The max resolution am able to use is 1440X900. And default is even less. Why Macbook pro retina doesn't work in the native resolution? Is there ...
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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive a Mac?

Does anyone have a Terminal command-line recipe for making a new bootable USB flash drive for one of the new MacBook Air's? Is there a way to dd copy the USB boot device that comes in the box and ...
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MacBook Pro (A1278) gets stuck at startup (Verbose, Single User, Recovery…)

When trying to start my Macbook, it stops at the Apple logo with spinning gear or progress bar. I've tried Safe Mode, but it got stuck at the same point. Command + V, Command + S, Command + R = Not ...
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AirDrop from iPhone to MacBook stopped working (other way OK)

I have an iPhone 5s (iOS 7.1) and a MBP (Retina, late 2013) (Yosemite). I used to exchange files over Airdrop in both directions. Now sending files only works from the MBP to the iPhone. Sending from ...
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One-finger tap not working on MacBook Pro (13-inch, Early 2015) after sleeping

I have quite strange behaviour on my early 2015 13 MBP. From time to time when I login after laptop was in a sleep mode one finger tap on trackpad is not working. Two finger tap is okay, and I can ...
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Is there a setting to make the Mac not change resolution when connecting to an external display?

I am currently running 2880x1800 resolution on my MacBook Pro retina (using the command setgetscreenres). Whenever I connect to an external display, my Mac changes to a lower resolution. Is there a ...