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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 ...
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Yosemite grey background on login screen

I recently installed yosemite (fresh install) on my mbp retina and i notice that the login screen has a grey background with only my account pic. I can login normally and without any problems but it ...
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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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UI Lag OSX Yosemite (10.10) on Retina MacBook Pro late 2013

I have a late 2013 rMBP, 13" with the following specs: Processor: 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 RAM: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Video: Intel Iris 1536 MB (integrated) Before upgrading to Yosemite, Mavericks ...
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I've upgraded to Yosemite. Now my Screensaver is goofy!

Why does my screensaver continually revert to the default when I've changed it several times, to use My Photos? This is very frustrating!
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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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Some keyboard keys are not working on login to Yosemite

The problem is that every time I start my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, some of the (native) keyboard keys stop working. However, if I click a restart button - it is all fine. It is definitely not a ...
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Make and create Live USB Linux for Mac? How?

I'm wanting to create a live usb linux so I can easily access it everytime when I need it without taking up any space. But with other sources, they say to rEFInd and I did so, however when restarting ...
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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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Safari crashes after Yosemite Upgrade

My sister upgraded her 2011 MacBook Pro 15" to Yosemite from Mavericks. As far as I have been able to glean the upgrade went without a hitch, but now her computer is mostly unusable. It is very ...
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Can you use iMac Retina 5K as external monitor for a MacBook Pro?

I remember when thunderbolt came out there was a lot of discussion of how it had interesting magical bi-directional capabilities. Does that mean there is a way to use an iMac Retina 5K as an ...
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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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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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Deleting the original files iTunes

I let iTunes copy the files i add to it into the iTunes Media folder. I have recently learned that I can delete songs from my mac once they are in iTunes. Having not known this, the amount of storage ...
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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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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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Has anyone turned off FileVault after it has completed?

I have a 1TB SSD in a 15" Mac Book Pro It took about 30 hrs to Encrypt, which during, the computer was virtually unusable. It just finished with that and now it says it is optimizing with 5 DAYS!!!! ...
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How do I delete or fix my Keychain after changing my password?

How do I reset my main keychain and completely delete the old one? I changed my password and its been coming up with all of these popups asking for my new password when I first login. If anyone can ...
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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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15 inch Retina MBP clicky touchpad is no longer clicky on the left side

So I am afraid that there is no way to tell what is causing this change, whether it is that I have been wearing out the trackpad on the left side (since that is where I rest my thumb to actuate the ...
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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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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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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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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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What's a normal Voltage (mV) to expect for a MacBook Pro early 2011?

I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro, early 2011 MC700. What's a normal Voltage (mV) to expect in System Report → Hardware → Power? I can see that it goes up to 12153 when it's fully charged and it comes ...
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Pen-drive (USB thumb drive ) not showing up on Mac Desktop

I recently updated to Yosemite, now my pen-drive (USB flash drive) isn't working on my Mac. iPhone is working fine but pen-drive gets detected in disk utility but it is not showing up on the Desktop. ...
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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 ...
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Mac OS X 10.6.8 won't start up after kernel panic

I got a kernel panic. When I restart the laptop the system gets stuck in the loading screen (Apple logo and loading gif) with the fans spinning as if there was no tomorrow. I tried booting in safe ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 13 (late 2012) SSD replacement, putting in a SATA 2.5' SSD drive?

Macbook Pro Retina 13 (late 2012) SSD replacement, putting in a SATA 2.5' drive? Before you jump in and say no it can't be done please read the below information to see it can be done. The late 2012 ...
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MacBook Pro stopped working, won't turn on, MagSafe adapter blinking green

I was working on MacBook Pro (2012), the battery was full and the MagSafe adapter light was green. When I connected an iPhone USB cable, the MacBook Pro immediately went black (it shut off without ...
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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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My Mac Randomly Goes to sleep

When I'm using my MacBook doing anything it will sometimes go to sleep and then it takes quite a while (and effort) to turn it back on.
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How do I connect sound to my tv from Macbook 13' from 2009

I have a WiresMEDIA HDMI. Perfect picture on TV, no sound. Also, my TV doesn't show in "systemsettings->sound". Free good karma to the winner who can help!
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OS X Yosemite Improperly Ejecting External Devices [closed]

I have a WD My Passport Ultra and I had it plugged into my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2012 Model and I had just closed the lid and it went to sleep. Then I came back hours later and when I opened it a ...
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External monitor displaying only noise after Yosemite upgrade

After upgrading to Yosemite, I see just noise on the external monitor, using a MDP to HDMI converter and an HDMI to DVI cable. It worked very well on Mavericks. I have no display now after updating, ...
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Hide/Fix Macbook Pro Retina Screen Scratch

I noticed that I have a small scratch on my Macbook Pro Retina's screen. When this has happened on my desktop LCDs I've used some Vaseline to hide it. While I know that doesn't actually fix it I am ...