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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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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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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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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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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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Macbook Pro (late 2008) freezes randomly, have to reinstall Mavericks to “fix” it

I've been walking around with this problem for a mighty long time and it's really frustrating! I have no idea what the cause is… I have a MacBook Pro (late 2008) totally updated to the latest version ...
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Cinema HD Display (DVI) is not turned on is connected to Macbook pro (2013)

I have a macbook pro retina 13 inchs late 2013, os x 10.9.4 I want to use a Cinema HD as external monitor. Cinema HD uses a DVI interface. If i connect my macbook to the monitor, Cinema HD is ...
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If I leave my webcam (bultin Macbook) always on, may I reduce its life?

If I leave my MacBook iSight camera always on, does its life get shortened?
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Late model MacBook Air 13

I’m very new to OS X. Just bought my first Apple – Macbook 13. I downloaded “ObsidianMenuBar” to change the menu bar to a black background. It worked but now some of the letters are white and some ...
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Formatted MBP. Can't install Mavericks

I've formatted my Macbook, and attempting to reinstall Mavericks, but I have a problem. I access my Internet via an access point that requires me to log in via the web interface. When the formatted ...
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How can I disconnect from all WiFi networks, yet leave WiFi antenna on so Internet Sharing will work properly?

I would like to have my MacBook's Wi-Fi antenna on, but not be connected to any wireless network. Instead I would like for my MacBook to share its Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet connection so my iPhone can ...
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Macbook power adapter issue: PPP003

I'm using Macbook Pro 15" Retina Late 2013. OS is Yosemite Public beta. Once in month I usually do diagnostics (Apple's boot time diagnostics, the when you press "D" ). The last the when I did it, I ...
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Macbook Battery calibration craziness

As explained at this Superuser question, I've bought a generic battery for my 2008 Macbook but didn't need it. Based on the answers, I've decided to use my new battery and proceeded to try to ...
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All of my downloads are failing.

I am suddenly unable to download or open any files. It says "failed" in my downloads folder for everything I try to do. I don't have any blocks on, no firewalls on, updates have been done and ...
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How to automate hardware scenarios based on connection type on my MacBook? [duplicate]

I would find it to be possible to automate (e.g. with Automator) a given set of scenarios according to my MacBook's connection, but I'm not very knowledgeable on how to approach this. Specifically, I ...
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When I download apps it says I need a 64-bit processor

I have a Snow Leopard OS X 10.6.8 and I cannot download apps. When I try to, it says 'this requires a 64-bit processor' (or something like that) and my processor is 32-bit. Does this mean that I'll ...
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I Have A 2013 MacBook Air that refuses to charge. I continue to use it once it says that it has no charge left. What do I do?

I received this brand new laptop yesterday and today the charger isn't responding to being plugged in. (The lights aren't flashing as they should be). The battery icon on the upper right corner has a ...
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Why is iMovie 11 so unstable on my MacBook Pro Retina?

On my previous MacBook Pro iMovie was slow, but stable. On this new MacBook Pro retina iMovie is fast, but extremely unstable. The preview window should display the correct frame when moving the ...
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Using an iMac as external monitor for my mid 2009 13'' MacBook Pro

Here's my MacBook: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html Here's the iMac: ...
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How to recover fully formatted EFI partition?

I have macbook 4,1. I tried to install on it ubuntu and fully formatted hard drive. So, there are any way to restore efi partition? (now all apple bootable cd display stop sign and do not work) I ...
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Changing my Apple account on iMessages on MacBook Pro

I am using iMessage on my MacBook Pro with Mavericks and on my iPad 2 with iOS 7.1.2. When I set up iMessage on the MacBook I choose another Apple account than on the iPad. Now I don't receive ...
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What is the maximum resolution for using two external monitors with a Macbook Pro 15" Retina?

I've got a MacBook Pro 15" retina with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB. I'm looking for two high-resolution monitors to hook up to it. Can anyone tell me what the maximum resolution is that is ...
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trackpad click not working

Recently, my trackpad is not recognizing when I click to open a link. I can run a search through Google, but when I click on the link to open it, nothing happens. The only way I can open it is to ...
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Mac book Crashed - can only get folder with Question mark on it

My Macbook for what ever reason has decided to just give me a flashing folder with a question mark on it. I have tried restarting holding the Apple key and R - Nothing. I have also tried holding the ...
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Mail app works on one computer, not another — OS and settings identical

There is NO difference at all in the settings between my laptop and desktop computers. Laptop works. Three mobile devices work. Desktop does not, despite the complete lack of ANYTHING different about ...
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Macbook runs consistently hot sometimes, but consistently cool other times

It doesn't seem to be a function of the programs I'm currently running, since I've run the same programs in both states, and it seems to vary beginning at startup: Most of the time when I start up it ...
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Using AirPrint printer on a public Wi-Fi

If I'm at a dorm and the only available Wi-Fi is through a public network such as a University's Wi-Fi, how can I prevent others from printing to my AirPrint enabled printer? I would like to be able ...
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trying to get data off of a late 2008 macbook onto a brand new macbook pro

so I have an old macbook (late 2008 aluminum, running snow leopard). The display stopped working last week and since they told me they can't fix it, I've taken the opportunity to get a brand new ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 - missing audio device (no sound driver)

I have a problem with a 15" MacBook Pro (2011, OSX 10.7.5): After being repaired due to a water damage recently, the sound was just working fine. Some days later the audio device in the status bar ...
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SSD boot drive does not work only on primary drive slot

I have the following very strange problem with my 13″ early-2011 MacBook Pro. The disk configuration is as follows: Primary slot - FileVault 2 encrypted 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Secondary slot - the ...
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RAM mismatch in macbook pro early 2011

I tried to put two 4GB sticks (OWC) in macbook pro early 2011 17 inch. Either of 4GB stick works with either of stock 2GB stick but both the 4GB sticks do not work.it causes kernel panic. firmware is ...
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Macbook Pro (Unibody): Trackpad requires too much force

At first I thought my trackpad was broke and the clicker didn't work because it didn't always pick up my clicks. However, I've recently realized that is not the issue. The clicker requires a lot more ...
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Cannot eject external hard drive connected to MacBook Pro — always in use

For some reason my mac book pro NEVER wants to eject either of my portable hard drives after they have been connected. I continue to get the message that it is still in use, even after I have quit ...
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Mac alternative boot loader for booting legacy OS from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my MacBook as a dual boot setup. I have a MacBook 7,1 running Mavericks. I have replaced the DVD drive with a SSD (now have 2 internal drives) so cannot use a ...
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Spotlight searched an image and it automatically edited itself

I have DropBox installed on my Mac. In my DropBox folder are two specific images, which we'll call Image A and Image B. I was using Spotlight Search for Image A, and used the spotlight preview pane. ...
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How to determine what the repair people did to fix my MacBook?

Recently, my MacBook stopped powering up. When pressing the power button, nothing at all happened. The usual green-yellow light on the power supply appeared normal, but no lights or sounds came from ...
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Second hand Macbook and Find My Mac

Quick question: Bought a secondhand Macbook pro over ebay. Seller told me "I logged off from iCloud but forgot to turn off Find My Mac. Bought it anyway since I do not plan using iCloud. Now I got ...
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Macbook Pro file mods [duplicate]

When I run ls -l there are files listed with @ file mod for some folders: drwxr-xr-x 5 root admin 170 Sep 4 13:51 Users drwxrwxrwt@ 3 root admin 102 Sep 5 09:02 Volumes I realized ...
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How does iGlasses work?

So I've been looking for a way to change settings on the iSight camera built into my Macbook Pro. I know iGlasses exists (for those that don't know what it is: http://www.ecamm.com/mac/iglasses/). I ...
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Safari adds links on any page

I had strange issue with Safari on Macbook today. It add on any pages I had visited links to other sites. It looks like an advertising. For example, if I had the page with next text: ".... answers ...
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Macbook Air Aluminum Wearout

As you can see in the pictures bellow, this is the palm rest wear I have on my Macbook Air after 1 year of (heavy) usage. I use my laptop professionally, almost on a daily basis for many hours a day. ...
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Migration from one Macbook to another [closed]

I am going to buy new Macbook and want to transfer all my programs and data to it. I have googled and as I see the Migration Assistant the best way to do it. Is it right ? If it is, I have ...
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Using 2010 21" iMac as second display

I have a 15" Macbook Pro, late 2010, and a 21" iMac, late 2009. Can I link the iMac and use it with the Macbook Pro as a second display? A friend may give me his desktop to use as a display. Believe ...
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unwanted login window

I have a macbook pro 13 retina late 2013. Lately I have noticed when I start it up and the login page opens there is a login window entitled "others". I have no idea how it got there and it is not in ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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Can I manually specify Sound Output device in the Mac (like in Windows/Linux)

In the Mac, is there a way to choose whether I want sound output through my internal speakers or the headphones (i.e. the audio port), irrespective of whether there are headphones plugged in or not. ...
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A better way to remove keyboard grease from a MacBook Air's normal keyboard?

The grease stain on a black keyboard looks awful. What are the recommended steps to remove the grease? I have found some posts online suggesting pure alcohol as a solvent. (one such CNET forum) Is ...
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Caps lock and bloq num LEDs don't work

I had to replace the keyboard from my Macbook C2D (A1181). The new keyboard works well, and I have tested every key and they are OK; but the "Caps lock" and "Bloq num" LEDs don't light on. I have ...
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MacBook detects a phantom display

I have a probably hardware broken MacBook (Late 2006), which detects an external display without any displays having attached. This happens with a brand new OS X (Lion) install too. The phantom ...