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distnoted service memory leak

I have problem on Mavericks 10.9.5. When my macbook air (mid 2012) awake, it freezes on 5-10 minutes. Sometimes I keep up to show process list and I see that "distnoted" service eats all CPU time. I ...
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Why doesn't my MacBook Pro automatically reconnect to the Wi-Fi when resuming from sleep?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina display (currently running Mountain Lion v10.8.2). Every time I wake it up from sleep (open the lid), it doesn't seem to automatically re-connect to the Wi-Fi ...
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MacBook Pro with Retina display to Apple TV using Airplay is glitchy

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina display running Mavericks and a brand new Apple TV (I've updated the software on it). When I use AirPlay to connect to my TV, one of two things happen. It ...
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How to fix Menu Bar turning black when waking up from sleep?

Anyone else have an issue with the menubar turning black after waking up from sleep and then turning back to transparent/white? Running Mavericks, MacBook Pro Retina 15 Inch 2014
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Which RAM to buy for mid 2010 15 Inch Macbook Pro

I am looking to upgrade my 15 inch macbook pro from 4GB to 8GB of RAM. I have never upgraded anything on a macbook before and I am wondering how important is the specific RAM that i purchase? I read ...
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Macbook pro reboot questions

i went to use my macbook pro and it appeared with a blinking question mark i got past that page to the OS X Utilities but how do i reboot it without losing everything i have? I don't have a disc or a ...
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Intuos creative stylus for iPad use on a MacBook Pro?

I saw the Intuos creative stylus for the iPad, and as much as I like it, I am not a fan of having to purchase a new Mac product just to use a pen that works with the iPad only... Is there a pen out ...
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New to Macbook Pro, need help upgrading

I was recently gifted an old Mid 2010 Macbook Pro with the following specs listed here: ...
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OS X Mavericks Screen brightness auto adjusting even when option is disabled

Now I know from trying to find an answer to this to go uncheck the auto adjust box, since apparently it got checked when I updated to Mavericks, but now it seems my MacBook Pro has a mind of its own ...
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WiFi problems in windows 7 boot camp

I have a mid-2012 retina 15" MBP. WiFi works fine in OS X, but in boot camp (windows 7 x64): I can see, but cannot connect to my 5 GHz network (n only, 40 MHz channel) I can connect to 2.4 GHz ...
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Ridiculously high CPU temperature and fan speeds on MacBook Pro Retina, late 2013

The temperatures on my CPU cores spike up for no reason sometimes. This bumps my fan speeds to run near 6000 rpm, which is extremely loud. I know this is not normal because my previous Retina MacBook ...
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Macbook Restarts Automatically After RAM Changed?

I have a MacBook Pro with OX 10.9.3 installed having 5 Gb of RAM. Yesterday I changed the RAM, and since that, my MacBook restarts automatically while working. I thought it was an issue with the new ...
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Not enough color using GIF brewery?

so i'm starting making gifs and i'm really disappointed in the quality of the gif cause the colors are limited it looks like this when it comes out when it should be like this but i don't have ...
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Macbook Pro can't connect to internal hard drive even after changing the cable to the main circuit board

So I thought my macbook's hard drive crashed last month when a folder with a question mark didn't allow me to use it. I got it replaced, but shortly after, the problem persisted. I thought it would be ...
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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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Freeze after “VM Swap Subsystem is ON”

My Macbook pro 15" (early 2012) froze and I had to force restart it. But it freezes in startup too. I noticed that it stops after "VM Swap Subsystem is ON" line in verbose mode. Is there any ...
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Kernel SMC::smcReadKeyAction error

I just looked in the OS X Console, and noticed that there's a huge number of errors looking like this: 6/12/12 8:33:16.000 PM kernel: SMC::smcReadKeyAction ERROR F1Mn kSMCBadArgumentError(0x89) ...
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AirPlay on Apple TV works for iOS devices but not for Macs

I am trying to use AirPlay mirroring in a conference room-style setup using a 3rd-generation Apple TV. All software is fully-updated (as of 7/24/2014). All devices are connected to a strong network ...
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Finder Continually Freezing

I have a problem with the Finder App in Mac OS 10.9.4 where the finder will freeze after a few minutes. This is very similar to the issue here: Finder slow/freeze under Mavericks In fact, deleting the ...
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Keep MacBook Pro awake in a clamshell mode + HDMI switcher setup

I'm running a setup with the latest Retina MacBook Pro, a Windows desktop and a single external monitor. Both machines are outputting display to a HDMI switcher, which connects to the monitor. I can ...
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How to assign Kana (かな) key in Japanese keyboard to another Language?

I have purchased my Mac Pro ( it is running OS 10.9.5) in Japan. Needless to say that it has two different keys assigned exclusively for English and Japanese (英語 for English and かな for Japanese). ...
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How can I keep a macbook running when the display is closed?

I bought a macbook pro retina 13" few days ago. I have never had a mac before and I don't know where can I set the computer to keep running when I close the display. The laptop came with os x 10.8.4. ...
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Macbook pro doesn't want to start, “no RAM installed” beeps (1 every 5 seconds)

hello everyone, i have a problem with my Macbook Pro :( Everything was working fine until yesterday. But i can't start it anymore, a "beep" tone appeared, once every 5 seconds. According to the ...
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Unable to install Wi-Fi printer drivers on one of our 20 MacBook Pros

We have 20 or so brand new MacBook Pro's and I've successfully installed the Officejet 6500 E709n [DBB4c0] printer on all of them except for one. This one MacBook Projust fails to find the driver for ...
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How do I restart Internet Recovery on Macbook Air

Recently I've used Internet Recovery to recover OSX and connected to a certain Wifi hotspot to do so. The recover could not finish, and I had to stop the recovery. Now whenever I try to start up ...
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Headphones cannot connect to Macbook via Bluetooth

So, i got those wireless headphones called manhattan or sthing. even though there is no problem with my blackberry, my macbook (late2013) bluetooth cannot 'see' the device. No idea what the problem ...
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RE: Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4-Still need help

I have the same problem as described in this previous post: Can't install BASH patch: OSX 10.9.5 update installed, but system still says it is 10.9.4 Machine is a MacBook pro, 15-inch early ...
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Would like to create border around display [duplicate]

I have a macbook with a damaged screen. OS 10.7.5. The top edge of display is "bleeding" black and covering up some of the menu items. This is due to it being dropped. Opposite of others that have ...
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My bluetooth keyboard and touchpad seem to be interfering

On a Mac Air running the latest OSX I find that the keys that I type are not showing up quickly on the screen sometimes with a multi second delay. It is very intermittent but it happens regularly all ...
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How to use an external disk to boot to Windows?

I want to be able to boot into windows. I only have 256GB on my Mac, and my current windows C: drive has over 112 GB in it used. So I would like to keep the on-board SDD free for OS X. Is it possible ...
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midipiano sound in skype

I would like to play piano, connected by um-one midi->usb and in a Skype-session to hear it and also to talk through the microphone. MacOS mavericks macbook pro. I have no mic-input like in older ...
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Why text looks ugly in External Monitor / osx?

My problem is: Text in Chrome does not look as good as it is in Windows when I use an External Screen. I use a Macbook Pro 15 Retina with an External Asus Monitor which has a resolution of ...
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Get computer name from IP-address

I have the IP address of a computer on my network but is there a way that with the IP address I can find the name of computer? For example, if I know the IP address is 192.154.23.600, can I use this ...
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Disconnecting charger while Macbook Pro Retina is still turned on

Is it safe to disconnect (unplug the charger from) my Macbook Pro Retina 13" while the computer is turned on and running?
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What is the highest resolution external display that can be supported by a late 2012 13in MacBook Pro

What is the highest resolution external display that can be supported by a late 2012 retina 13in MacBook Pro? It's got a 2.5ghz i5 processor and 8gb of ram and the Intel HD Graphics 4000 w 768mb. ...
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Mavericks 'close the clam' woes

I typically use my "Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013" MBP at work with the lid closed, connected to an external monitor, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard. For the last few months, the results of ...
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Switching graphics cards with the screen asleep makes WindowServer freeze

If the display on my 2012 Retina MacBook Pro is asleep when the computer switches from the discrete Nvidia graphics card to the integrated Intel one, WindowServer will freeze. I'm able to move the ...
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SMC Reset Won't Work on Macbook Pro Retina mid-2012

I have followed all the correct steps for carrying out an SMC Reset, however my Mac continues to boot normally. The issues I currently am dealing with are: Slow performance Battery light on power ...
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What are the best practices for battery longevity?

How do you maximize the cycle count of your battery? There seems to be a debate between: Leave plugged in 24/7 but do a full cycle once a month Charge to ~100%, drain to ~10%, repeat. NOTE: ...
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How to disable 3D acceleration on the Mac Book Air?

I have a Mac Book Air 2010 with an NVidia GeForce 320M chip. When I use Xcode 6 in the View Debugging tool (a 3D interface that allows debugging the view hierarchy of an app), the computer crashes ...
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Macbook: Flashing Folder with Question Mark At Startup

So, I've been hearing a clicking sound coming from my macbook for about a week now. The last few days the system has just been locking itself up when I try to type anything. Now, at startup I see ...
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MacBook Pro does not boot after upgrade problem [closed]

I tried to upgrade my MacBook Pro from Mavericks to Yosemite (Developer Version.) The setup was ok, nothing wrong, but when I tried to install the Preview 8, it stopped responding right in the end of ...
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Adding TextWrangler to the path environment

I would like to add TextWrangler to the path environment. I have tried with this command on the terminal: alias textwrangler=/Applications/TextWrangler.app and then tried to call it just typing ...
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Revive Li-Ion Battery White MacBook (2006)

I have a White MacBook (2006) with a new battery (2013) that I accidentally let sit discharged for too long (a few weeks). Now the battery doesn't work. If I leave the battery in the laptop while ...
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Can I back up a single folder on time machine?

Basically, I do a lot of work from home, some of which is confidential work. My company has a policy which restricts me from using any form of 'Cloud' to back my files up, so I have set up my time ...
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Can I disable the lighted Apple logo on the back of my MacBook Pro?

I want to disable the light on the apple behind my screen. Besides covering it physically, is there a program or setting to disable it? Reason being - to make my MacBook Pro as uninteresting as ...
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Macbook Pro 180 Degree Screen

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro With OS X 10.9.3 the 2.3 GHZ Intel i5 and 8 GB of 1333 MHZ DDR3 Ram. When I plug in my Cintiq Companion Hybrid. I run it in mirror mode at 720P because the Cintiq has a ...
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Time machine drive used for time machine before..can it back up a new drive without erasing?

My MacBook Pro drive died a few months ago. Thankfully it was fully backed up to an external with Time Machine. I seem to grab something from the backup every week from various libraries, but I now ...
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MacBook Air stuck with Apple logo and spinning circle

My MacBook Air isn't loading past the screen with the Apple logo and the spinning circle. I have done an OS X MOUNTAIN LION reset via Disk Utility and it installed, but still nothing. I have done the ...
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Update OS X without using discrete graphics card

I have a Macbook Pro late 2011 and my discrete GPU stopped working about a month ago, so now I have to use the Intel HD Graphics 3000 card only. Anyway, I've deleted some kexts related to my old AMD ...