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How can I determine where mouse input is coming from? Is there a way to log click events? No other mice are connected

I am experiencing the strangest behavior. My computer is clearly receiving mouse clicks that I'm not doing, as though they're coming from another mouse, but the cursor never moves on it's own, which ...
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Macbook Pro can't connect to VPN

A few months ago, I've started having trouble connecting my Macbook Pro (El Capitan) to VPN servers, but only when using the built-in VPN functionality. I have tried connecting to several VPNs which ...
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Can I tell if a found Macbook Air is lost or stolen?

I work in a backpacker hostel where people from around the world leave behind an amazing amount of stuff, not all of which is junk. I've noticed that a Macbook Air model A1465 / 2631 has been sitting ...
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HDMI Input onto a MacBook Air

I have a Canon DSLR camera and I am trying to get the output from the camera onto a MacBook Air so I can then AirPlay the MacBook to a different Room. The other room is on the other side of a school ...
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How can I connect 2 headset microphones to my Macbook Pro so that we can both speak AND hear sound effects from the Macbook Pro?

This is for podcasting purposes. I just can't seem to figure it out. We both need to be able to speak and hear whatever noises/sound effects coming from the computer as all of it is being recorded. ...
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display will not wake when using external monitor

I am using a macbook air. It worked fine until recently. As far as I know I did not change anything. There are two problematic behaviors: Lid open: when waking, the external monitor does not ...
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Any way to turn on the reduced power mode a macbook uses under battery power, but while plugged into a power adapter?

I have an external battery rigged up for my MBP. It goes through the magsafe adapter. The battery is about twice the capacity of the internal battery. The problem is, the macbook thinks it is ...
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Red tint and flicker in Macbook LCD

For some time my aging 2008 Macbook's LCD has been "flickering" a bit but since it goes away after a while I've ignored it. But in the last few days a red tint (might be pink - I am color blind :( ) ...
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Problem Installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp

I've recently created a DIY Fusion drive (240GB SSD & 1TB HDD) using the core storage commands on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro, I've restored from a time machine backup and everything works great. Now ...
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Automatic and Abnormal reboot after plugging an usb device

I have a Macbook pro (mid 2009, OSx 10.11.4). It has been already few days that I have the same problem: when I plug an Arduino into one of my two usb ports (no matter which one), the system crashes ...
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Lost Numbers, Pages, GarageBand, … after fresh OSX install

For the history of my computer, I currently live in China and I bought my early 2015 MBP in Hong-Kong. There are two methods that I know of to clean install an OSX. First, through recovery by ...
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El Capitan Macbook Pro password expiration

I have just set up a brand new Macbook Pro and updated to 10.11.4. It is bound to our school Windows network and our Apple OD. My problem is that it immediately started prompting for password resets ...
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Can not boot MacBook Pro 2011

I have a MacBook 2011 running OS X 10.11.5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD Drive. Today when I am restarting my computer, I accidentally pressed Cmd+R while booting. Now I try and restart my computer, it shows ...
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Format usb drive into ext4 and swap partitions

I have been trying to create a model of a passive WiFi tracker by following the steps given in the following link: http://edwardkeeble.com/2014/02/passive-wifi-tracking/ One of the steps requires me ...
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How to set up a “custom” resolution in VMware Fusion 6 using a Retina display?

VMware Fusion 6 is auto-adjusting windows w/wo "Use full resolution for Retina display". Without "Use full resolution for Retina display", the highest resolution possible is 1440x900. With "Use full ...
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El Capitain 10.11.4: unable to execute rsync script from cron or lauchd

I have a simple rsync script which I want to run every 2 minutes. The script runs fine from command prompt, but failing to execute from cron or launchd. I see system log gets filled with "Service only ...
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Which MacBook is actually CUDA capable? [duplicate]

There are quite a few links referring to whether a MacBook GPU is CUDA capable Is my mac book pro suitable for CUDA? Can I run CUDA on Intel? Apart from the information stated in the above posts, ...
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How to get rid of the boot gong sound without OS X Installed?

If you google it, there are tons of solution with writing to NVRAM from OS X Terminal, but on my MacBook Air I deleted OS X in favor of Windows. Edit: I already got the tip here to start the Apple ...
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Why could MBP be making slow churn after RAM update?

I recently upgraded my MBP Early 2011, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, RAM from 4GB to 8GB. I'm running Yosemite, so I figured this was a good decision. I've noticed that my MBP now is louder than it used to ...
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Beachball of death, login screen and kernel_task issues

I have an issue with a 2 week old MBP 13 (early 2015). Here is 3 things I'm worrying about: Beachball of death. It is appeared 2 or 3 times (once when Chrome and Atom were open and once after 10 ...
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Only half of the display works, can I set to display only in that region?

I have a Macbook with a cracked screen, only the top left half of the screen works, is there anyway to reduce the screen resolution, keep the DPI the same, and thus have the entire OS visible in the ...
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My Macbook Pro (Early 2011) Keyboard and Touchpad are Unresponsive

So here's the situation. I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011, so non-Retina; this was just prior to that implementation, if I remember right) running El Capitan, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. I've ...
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How to fix bootcamp boot after removing hybrid MBR

I've updated bootcamp to Windows 10 which should support GPT with protective MBR without any hybrid tricks. I have 6 partitions on disk0 so hybrid MBR is also inconsistent with GPT and it's somewhat ...
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my macbook air got heated even after I changed it's fan?

My macbook air 13 mid 2011 keep heating and reach 90 degree I've changed it's fan as I thought it not giving the right coolness for it, but still got heated ? what else might cause this heat issue ?
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Rename Macbook in Apple ID screen

How can I rename Macbook Pro in the screen below (taken from appleid website). I know that on iOS I can do that by going to Settings -> General -> About -> Name but not sure how I can do the same on ...
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CPU System agent core (TC0E/TC0F) running very high

When my MBP (Retina, 13", Early 2015, identifier MacBookPro12,1) is under load, could either be CPU load or "bus-load", ie wifi, usb, webcam etc the CPU System Agent Core-sensor shows a very high ...
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Jerky scrolling & switching desktops after some time

This has been happening for some time. I usually have the browser on one desktop and Sublime Text editor on another desktop and switch between them using four fingers on the trackpad. Some times, ...
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Can I use a USB to HDMI converter to set up 2 external monitors on my 2015 Macbook Air?

Can the Macbook Air (2015 model) power a second external monitor via it's USB port (using a USB to HDMI cable)? I would also need to connect an external keyboard and mouse, so I plan on getting a USB ...
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Can Recovery Mode install OS X onto a blank SSD?

I want to install a new Solid State Drive (SSD) into the Mac. Can I just build in the SSD, start the MacBook in Recovery Mode and install OS X from there on? After reading a lot on the internet I ...
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How to ignore S.M.A.R.T. error during El Capitan update?

I have a disk with a S.M.A.R.T. error. In my particular case I know that it is relatively safe to continue to use my disk. I have error in SMART attribute #173 (wear level) but all those block ...
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iMessages sent by me to one friend only go to their MacBook not their iPhone

iMessages sent from me to my friends, but not others, only go to their MacBook, not their iPhone. However, my friend receives iMessages from others to both MacBook and iPhone. Is the problem at my end ...
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Upgrading to New MacBook Pro [closed]

Currently I have the MacBook Pro Mid'12 and which comes with a 500 GB HDD I want to upgrade to the 2015 model MacBook Pro. I have cleared my MacBook out so I have now used around 130GB which SSD will ...
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Problem when booting OS X from an external USB drive

I would like to create a Fusion Drive from my SSD and HDD both installed inside my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2012. I've read an article online which said that in order to do that, I'd need to boot Mavericks ...
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Is the SSD “stick” in the MacBook Pro the same as the Mac Pro?

I have one of the new Mac Pros, and I'm thinking about upgrading the internal SSD. It seems that some Amazon sales suggest that the drive is the same format as in the Retina MacBook Pro. Does anyone ...
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2015 MacBook Air display awake while lid closed

I want my late 2015 MacBook Air to remain awake when the lid is closed. I have tried Caffeine, Stay Awake, and Theine, as well as changing my power saving settings to 'never' but nothing seems to ...
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Empty Recovered files folder after shut down

A few weeks ago, I started noticing that every time I turn on my MacBook Pro, I get an empty "Recovered Files" folder in the trash. I have read online that this happens when an app is not completely ...
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Wifi not working anymore on MacBook Pro Early 2011 15"

Yesterday my wifi turned off - apparently for good. At first, it would switch off automatically and could not be turned on again. After reboot it started properly but then after about 20 minutes ...
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MacBooks Trackpad some times doesn't work or works wrong

I have an early 2013 15" Retina MacBook Pro (running El Capitan 10.11.4). Sometimes, after logging in to the system, the trackpad doesn't respond to my touches or does wrong actions, like scrolling or ...
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Is there a way to check the system details of a Macbook against a database?

If you run system_profiler SPHardwareDataType in Terminal on a Macbook you get information like so: Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,3 Processor Name: ...
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Putting MacBook Pro SSD into an external cradle

My old MacBook Pro (2010) is now dead. It had a 500GB Samsung SSD inside (in replacement of the original HDD). Some of the data where not in my time machine: I would like to extract the SSD and put ...
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Increasing size of boot camp partition without reinstalling windows (free)

I have installed windows 10 on mac book pro (256 gb) size of boot camp partition according to default, now is 32 gb. I would like to increase size of that until 100 gb. I found some different solution ...
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Do i need installing antivirus on Windows partition of Mac

I have installed Windows 10 on MacBook Pro with Boot Camp. Now I would like to know if I should also install antivirus on Windows 10, or is all virus protection handled by the Mac?
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Why a sudden increase in CPU when battery low?

My Macbook Pro (Retina 13" late 2013, OSX 10.10.5) has fine battery life overall - this is not the problem. However, when the battery drops below about 8%, and before I normally get any "your ...
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AirDrop not working on ALL Wi-Fi networks

I have recently discovered that AirDrop works with the Wi-Fi Networks on my school and office. But not on my Home Wi-Fi network. I previously thought that AirDrop between my MacBook Air and iPhone 5S ...
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MBP does not install Windows 10 Pro recommended updates

I don't know why my MBP (Mid-2014) does not install Windows 10 recommended updates which are mostly drivers' update through Windows 10 update normal procedure. Good to know that I can not find these ...
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How to fix a frayed cable on a MagSafe Power Adapter?

Any idea how to fix the broken plastic/rubber covering of the cable on a MagSafe Power Adapter? Mine is showing the inner wires and I'm afraid of getting an electrical shock.
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Making Right Command and Right Option both work as Right Option without Karabiner or SEIL

I have actually accidently done this when I first got my macbook and set both the right command and right option as an option key. I don't remember how as when I exit both SEIL and Karabiner it still ...
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External monitor cuts out on MacBook with Multiport Adapter

I have a newer MacBook with only a USB-C port. I use an Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, and the HDMI output has worked in the past. When hooked to my new ASUS monitor with an HDMI cable, ...
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macbook key … center works but sides dont [closed]

A few keys on the left side of my macbook pro (2011) do not work perfectly. If I press exactly on the center, it works. But if I press the corners, even if its pressed all the way, it does not print ...
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Movies purchased on itunes

Why can't I watch my purchased itune movies offline on my MacBook Pro? no wifi no movie yet I have purchased all of them.