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Using scaled resolution in Macbook Pro Retina can cause overheating?

I'm using a late 2014 13 inch macbook pro retina. I'm using a scaled resolution of 1680*1050. When using this resolution, i don't know why, my laptop gets overheated. How can i fix it?
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with ...
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Macintosh HD disappeared from finder after “disk damaged and cannot be repaired”

I have a MacPro 13.3 Inch mid2011 with 500GB storage and recently while performing a Mac update, it froze and was still stuck on a grey screen even after multiple restart attempts. I finally tried ...
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MacBook Pro keeps restarting itself

Here is the report I get on my July 2011 MacBook Pro: Anonymous UUID: 609C3A7E-1EE4-F5B3-80A4-48C0E4AB27F8 Sun Feb 15 23:23:00 2015 *** Panic Report *** panic(cpu 0 caller 0xffffff8002f79458): ...
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How to reformat/install new SSD on MBP late2010 using OS X Internet Recovery

I had been saving some money to buy an SSD and finally I did. My old HDDs motor shut down so I had to replace it. I put it in the macbook all good but it isnt recognized by the system as a hard drive ...
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Can I safely use my MacBook Pro HDD late 2011 with a late 2009?

I have a GPU issue with my MacBook Pro late 2011 which requires 3 weeks in repair (until the required parts come in). I took out the hard drive and put it in an external casing. Can I safely use this ...
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how can I create wifi hotspot on windows 7 that can be shared with my macbook?

My USB modem has issues so my Mac doesn't recognize it. I created an ad hoc wifi hotspot on my Windows 7 laptop with WPA2 encryption and shared the internet. My Macbook Pro sees the wireless network ...
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MBP Powering Down When Idle

My mid-2012 MacBookPro (Model 9,2) has developed an issue with power in the past few weeks. When it is left awake for several hours, but is idle, it powers off. When I turn it back on and log in, it ...
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How to create an account in Mail app?

I just purchased a MacBook Pro and the Mail app will not let me enable a Gmail account. Whenever I type in my email info and password and click Enter, it just erases and nothing happens. How can I add ...
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Why can't my MacBook Air run Software Update?

One of the first things that I tried to do when I got my new MacBook Air out of the box was upgrade iTunes to 10.5 (through Software Update). It downloaded the files (four different updates in total), ...
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AirPlay Music From AirPort Express Dropping Out

My AirPlay music keeps disconnecting. Here's my gear: AirPort Extreme 2013 AirPort Express 2012 MacBook Air 2013 iPhone 4S And my setup: Extreme is in the living room Express is in the adjacent ...
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Delete list of sign-in names from dropdown menu on log-in page

I'm using Google Chrome and whenever I want to login to a forum site, a dropdown with a list of misspelled and wrong names gets displayed as soon as I click on the username field. How do I delete ...
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Turn on MacBook Air without keyboard

How can I turn on my MacBook Air model A1370 mid 2011 without a keyboard? I need to find the power on pads for the Mac:
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How can I fix a broken MBP camera cable?

While I was upgrading my early 2011 13" MBP's HDD to an SSD by the instructions on iFixit, I think I broke my camera cable. When I tried to talk to my friends on Google Hangouts later that day, my ...
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Would a snapped IR sensor ribbon on a A1181 macbook stop the macbook from booting?

Would a snapped IR sensor ribbon on a A1181 macbook stop the macbook from booting? I was replacing a sata hard drive cable in macbook and the IR sensor snapped and I am still having very odd hard ...
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which apps comes free with yosemite macbook pro?

i want to know which apps comes free when buy apple macbook pro os x yosemite new. I want to see 1st look of app. Can anyone tell me. I m afraid if i missed anyone while reinstalling again!cos i feel ...
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Macbook wifi networks disconnect and disappear after sleep in Yosemite

I have a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010 model) and ever since I upgraded to Yosemite I noticed my wifi networks disconnecting and disappearing after the computer wakes from sleep. I try to turn wifi on/off and ...
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Boot Camp only detects two out of three monitors

Setup: brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display plus two 27" Thunderbolt displays. So, three displays in total, which works like a charm in OS X. Unfortunately, when boot-camping into Windows 8.1, ...
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Issues putting a hard drive in the optical bay of my early 2011 MacBook Pro

I'm asking for help for my brother! I recently switched over to a dual hard-drive setup, and it worked perfectly. However, my brother is having issues. First off, here is the hard drive we are ...
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Using two headsets on my MacBook Air

I want to rent a movie on my MacBook Air and my husband and I want to watch the movie together using two separate headsets. Can this been done. I have 3 headsets to choose from, Wireless Bose, ...
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Internet not working well on MBA, after switching network?

Let's say that I turned on my MBAir at home; wifi networking works. Then I close the lid (MBA goes to sleep) and go to different place with different wifi network. When I change the wifi network (eq ...
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How can I force focus or fix a blurry and 'washed out' Apple Thunderbolt Display camera?

The built-in camera of my Apply Thunderbolt Display (MC914LL/B 27") is always blurry. Items up close look better, but are still blurry. In fact, everything looks bright and washed out like a bad ...
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What is a normal cpu temperature for a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)?

Problem with temperature on this mac: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011)MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB Now I have temperature ...
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Now Yosemite login slow after sleep

See my former thread here. Now when I wake from sleep, login seems to work, but it takes perhaps 15-30 seconds to restore to functional state. Log below, starting from wake_reason at 09:35:49 through ...
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Can I move my logic board between different models of MacBook Air?

If I take out my logic board in my MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i5 2 GB RAM and put in a MacBook Air 2011 11-inch i7 4 GB RAM, will it work? If not why?
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Bluetooth speaker - battery level & controls work with iPhone 6 but not with Macbook

I've purchased a bluetooth speaker, specifically, the Divoom Voombox Outdoor. When it's paired with my iPhone 6 (IOS 8.1.3), the speaker's battery level is displayed in the status bar and its volume ...
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built-in isight camera on early 2008 macbook air 1,1

Does the (camera + internal microphone) system use a single internal 2.0 USB interface that connects to logic board? This seems to be the case according to Wikipedia, and ifixit, even though I cant ...
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How to install wifi in Macbook Pro

Currently I am using a Macbook Pro with OSX 10.8.5 & I just notice that there is no "wifi option" in this Machine. Because, to make that back in Desktop menu bar I go to: Preference >> ...
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Can I take GoPro videos that I have imported on to my iPad and later put them on my MacBook Pro?

I travel a lot and I use a memory card reader on my iPad to import my GoPro videos and pictures while I am traveling just because it is easier than bringing my whole MacBook along with me. Can I then ...
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Why does music keep playing during videos?

Why does music play when I'm watching videos? Sorry re lack of detail. I have a Mac Air. I use Firefox. It first happened maybe a year ago when my son sent a little home video taken on iphone. ...
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How can I stop my MacBook Pro from automatically sleeping when I lock the screen?

Whenever I lock my screen (via either the lock icon -> Lock screen or by using the Control+shift+eject key combination), my screen immediately turns off (not showing the screen saver), and the system ...
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On Macbook Pro, how to tell if my hard drive access speed is a bottleneck to my current computer performance?

I'm considering giving my 2010 Macbook Pro an upgrade. Whether upgrading its 500 GB hard drive to SSD drive is a priority depends on how much it bottlenecks the computer's performance. Is there a ...
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MBP late 2008 HDD and SSD setup

I just upgraded my old MBP to SSD and put my old HDD in my optical drive space for a duo-HD setup. I am running Yosemite on the SSD. I wanted to use my HDD as a Window 7 setup. However, when I go ...
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Stop Chrome from switching to dedicated GPU

Is there a way to prevent Chrome from switching to dedicated GPU? But just Chrome. Not the gfxCardStatus way. rMBP (late 2013)
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Optimum way of charging apple devices?

I have recently read the article Should you leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight? The article listed the following points: You can leave your phone plugged into the charger ...
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Clone hard disk of old macbook to new macbook?

I have a MacBook mid 2014 with Yosemite on it. If I buy a new MacBook, can I clone the disk from the old MacBook to the new one and have it boot up just like if it was the old one?
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Can you swap the display of a mid 2012 non-retina macbook pro with a retina version from the same year?

I know there are multiple versions of the retina display (LG/Samsung), and that officially they're incompatible with each other and the non retina version. But... Unofficially, is it possible? Has ...
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My MBP will no longer shut down or restart

My Macbook Pro was purchased late 2013. I now have OS X 10.9.5 (13F34). All of my Apple drop down menu items have become dysfunctional. I consistently cannot shutdown or reboot. What can I do?
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ouc process running at 98% CPU

When I open a few different applications, the temperature quickly surpasses 200 F, however, when I'm working lightly, it is around 170 F. It just seems like ever since I upgraded to Mavericks, it's ...
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Safari 6 Search Bar Focus On New Tab/Window

When I open new tab or window in Safari 6 in ML it doesn't focus on the search bar - what should I do to make focus automatic?
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CMStorm Devastator does not work

The keyboard in which I am trying to use on my MacBook Air (OS X 10.10.2). I tried to download the program from the Apple website - but it just comes with a main.c program, and no Build folder, as ...
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MacBook Air attempting to shutdown after a couple of seconds of inactivity

I have a a MacBook Air that works fine except popping up a shutdown dialog if left untouched for a couple of seconds (seems to be a consistent duration around 3 seconds or so). Hitting Cancel or Esc ...
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What does this sound coming from my MacBook Pro mean?

Just curious. Please watch this video for reference. Randomly during the day the hard drive in my MacBook Pro makes a beep. Sometimes once a day, sometimes two in a row, other times not at all.
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Upgrading a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro

So, I have a 13" 2009 Macbook Pro that I've upgraded as far as I can go without changing the motherboard/processor (8 GB RAM/2 SSDs). My question is, since the unibody case is the same, is there ...
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upgraded macbook pro 15" freezing and forces reboot

Problem description: Macbook pro 2011 15”, upgraded ram and ssd from owc. computer crashes, screen gets scrambled and only way to fix is it to restart. Sometimes it goes to black screen when ...
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What should I look for to replace the iSight camera on a 2010 13" Macbook Pro with a modern retina style FaceTime HD camera?

Given that I have a 13" 2010 Macbook Pro with the old low-res iSight camera, is it possible to upgrade that camera to a modern FaceTime HD camera like the kind in the modern retina Macbook Pro. I'm ...
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Mac trying to play audio through monitor's thunderbolt port

I have a Dell monitor connected through a thunderbolt port. Sometimes my Mac for some reason is attempting to play audio through that port. How do I stop this from happening? It appears in my list ...
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Lost my MacBook Air two weeks ago and it still says offline on Find My iPhone!

Two weeks ago around 12 AM I lost my MacBook Air at the airport. At 9 AM I requested a lock on it using the Find My iPhone app but until now it is still pending. I'm not entirely sure if I turned the ...
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Can two external displays be driven from one Thunderbolt port?

I have the new MacBook Air which only has a Thunderbolt output (no HDMI or DVI) and I have 2 external monitors. How can I get this all hooked up (at the lowest cost, if possible)? EDIT: After using ...
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How to show always the toolbar with fullscreen?

Do not tell me to use this shortcut CTRL + COMMAND + F to exit or enter in the fullscreen mode. I would like always to see the toolbar in the top of the page when I am in fullscreen mode, is it ...