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Safari and other programs using too much RAM with barely any tabs open. Happens daily since Yosemite

I've noticed a drop battery life as well as performance from my macbook since the new Yosemite update a week ago. The performance slows down greatly, even with my 8gb of ram. Animations are very ...
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How to install a Canon MP560 Printer on a BRAND NEW MacBook Pro

I am not technologically savvy, however, I'm not completely useless. I've spent too much time watching YouTube videos and asking Google ONE MORE TIME how to fix my problem and I'm done. I'm about the ...
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Macbook Air late 2008

when i want to do a clean install on a MacBook air late 2008, by pressing alt key on the keyboard then I select the mac os x usb bootable drive I created it shows a white screen with a warning circle ...
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Figuring out what is causing the kernal panic on Macbook

Figuring out what is causing this panic attack.. Can anybody help me with this? Panic (system crashes) log: Source: /Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/Kernel_2014-11-05-230220_Kisuke.panic Size: ...
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Can my MacBook 1,1 be upgraded to anything higher than Snow Leopard? and can the machine be updated in its specs?

Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Model Identifier: MacBook 1,1 Processor Name: Intel Core Duo Processor Speed: 2 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per processor): 2 ...
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Just showing “Circular” but no reference to a cell shown

In my Exel Version 14.4.4, Exel for Mac 2011, I get on my spreadsheet just "Circular reference" but no reference is shown to which cell. How can i found out where the circular reference is. (I have ...
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Unabable to download OS X Yosemite on Mac OS X 10.7.5

I am using Mac OS X 10.7.5 on a 2012 Macbook Air and tried downloading Yosemite and it opens in the launchpad yet fails to download. I've tried multiple times and even deleted files to make additional ...
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Sound doesn't work anymore with Yosemite

Today, suddenly, my MacBook Pro is gone mute. The speaker icon on the top bar is faded gray and within the output devices there is not the option internal speaker anymore but just digital output and ...
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MacBook Air battery at 100% but shuts off when unplugged

I've been having a bit of a nightmare with my MacBook Air battery this last few months. This is my final shot at trying to solve the issue before I resign myself to needing a new machine. Machine ...
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Moved hard drive, getting 'illegal instruction: 4' errors

I gave my mac to an apple store for repairs.. Its a mid 2014 core i7 macbook pro. I did a backup using CCC, and now i'm running the backup on a Mac Mini 2011 Core i5. OSX runs fine, however any tool ...
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Saving Multiple PDFs without merging them

I was wondering if anyone knew how to save multiple pdf files using preview without merging them. I've read quite a few posts like this one: How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf ...
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How to revert to public version of Yosemite after the 10.10.1 version auto updated

I originally opted into the Yosemite beta plan and made regular backups to my time machine. Once the public version was out I assumed that would be it but i have just realised that last night, OS X ...
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Upgrading my Mac: Will it increase performance?

I have a macbook pro 13" 5,5 late 2009 edition, I use it all the time for taking notes and research at college etc. but I also use it to record music for my band and occasionally I play games on it. I ...
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Upgrading OS X 10.6.8 to Mavericks on MB Air

As we all know Maverics is not available on AppStore anymore so I downloaded my "purchased" Mavericks from another MB Pro I have. Someone here asked the similiar question and several people advised to ...
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Automatic Proxy Configuration Resetting?? - MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012)

This is what happened in the lead up to the problem with resetting of "Auto Proxy Configuration" setting in Advanced Network settings. A few days ago I started having a problem using my internet on ...
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Is there a way to rename “Remaining” to “Apple Juice Remaining”?

On a MacBook Pro, is there a way to change the text in the battery life drop down? Specifically, where it says "X:XX Remaining" I want it to say "X:XX of Apple Juice Remaining" Why? Because a good ...
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internet restore without firmware support

my Mac is not supported for Internet recovery, is there any other way/option to do Internet Recovery (boot-able tool to launch Internet Recovery )? edit: Macbookpro2,2 with blank hard-disk
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Will macbook pro mid 2012 gt650m show 2560 resolution on a 4k display?

I have a mid 2012 macbook pro with a GT650M graphics card. From my research I have found that the maximum resolution for this card is 2560 x 1440. I currently run a thunderbolt external display with ...
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Installation of Yosemite stalled as hdd locked

Today I was installing yosemite on my macbookpro 2013. 15inch. everything went smoothly till after restarting for further installation it states unable to install as hdd is locked. it then goes to ...
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Cmd+` breaks with dual monitors and full screen mode

I want to run Chrome in full screen mode on both my monitors, using Cmd+` to alternate between windows. Cmd+` seems to work fine for alternating between windows when not in full screen mode, but it ...
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Clean install of Yosemite on 2008 MacBook Air

I am trying to upgrade a 2008 MacBook Air from OS X 10.5.8 (Leopard) to 10.10 (Yosemite). I understand from the Apple web site that the minimum required version of OS X is 10.6.x (Snow Leopard) for an ...
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Mac becomes slow and unresponsive when opening complex pdf

So I a trying to open some lecture slides from my university to study however when I try to open certain PDF files the system becomes extremely slow and unresponsive. Details of the PDF (Blurred out ...
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MacBook Air on Yosemite no sound device

I just upgraded my 2010 MacBook Air to Yosemite. It froze during installation, I shut it down and when I restarted it booted normally to Yosemite. Now everything seems to be working ok, but I have ...
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Mail App Won't Start (OSX 10.10 Yosemite)

I recently purchased a new Macbook Pro Retina (15-inch, Mid 2014). I installed a few normal programs (DropBox, 1Password, etc.). I did not open the Mail app at all. I then upgraded to Yosemite. After ...
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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 Pro keeps restarting - newbie

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to Yosemite. Everything was fine ... then suddenly the MacBook Pro does not start up. It boots with some distorted graphics, and then just immediately restarts. I ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) won't go to sleep, nor will it wake up from sleep

Occasionally, my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) won't go to sleep when I close it. When I close the lid, the fans keep going and the computer slowly becomes warmer and warmer, louder and louder. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MacBook Pro freezes after being woken up from sleep mode with Samsung 850 Pro SSD

My MacBook Pro freezes after it's being woken from sleep mode. I can move the mouse but can't click anything and the password form courser is not blinking too.I recently installed a SSD and did 2 ...
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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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MacBook Pro black screen - or reset password

My MacBook Pro fails to start. I hear the "ding" sound, the keyboard lights up, but the screen stays black. After a couple of minutes, I hear the fans growing louder, until after a few minutes, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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My new MacBook Pro won't keep its Wi-Fi connection

Here's the deal... I have relatively brand new Macbook pro, I purchased it in late June 2014 and right now it's November 2014. Recently, my Macbook will not keep an internet connection to wifi. ...
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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 ...