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Default settings for pmset -g?

I remember changing some values to disable Deep sleep mode and hibernation a few months ago, and realised that my battery drains faster now. I just want to revert all settings to default. I changed ...
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Unable to use finder

My Finder on MBP has been giving me problems for a quite a few days and has become completely unusable. Once I start it, it opens fine but then I can't do anything. And it shows a scrambled view with ...
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Does Parrallel win 10 work well for Macbook 12" 2016?

Does Parrallel win 10 work well for Macbook 12" 2016 ? I am going to buy new MacBook 12" as it is so cool. However, I need to use Microsoft Office 365 for my work with full compability.
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What is the normal operating temperature for the MacBook (2016 generation)?

My mom got the rose gold MacBook as a Mother's Day gift for herself. However, it feels very hot. What is the normal operating temperature for the MacBook? (released in May 2016) I am near an Apple ...
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USB Pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011?

What are some good USB plugged-in/pluggable speakers for Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011? My MacBook Pro late 2011 has its headphone jackets broken due to a stuck headphone jack, and my warranty's out. ...
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Deleted some files while cleaning image folder…How to fix MacBook A1181 core 2 duo?

I was "cleaning up" MacBook A1181 Core 2 Duo with upgrade to Snow Leopard. I must have accidentally deleted some important files when I trashed the images in the pictures folder. Safari icon ...
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Change Black Macbook Pro screen to something cool when music is playing?

When I am playing music on my Macbook Pro and don't touch the computer for a while, the screen goes black and the music is still playing. How do I change the black screen to something cool that goes ...
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Can I hope to learn iOS development on my mid 2009 MBP?

13 Inch MBP Mid 2009 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GB RAM GeForce 9400M 256 MB 250GB HDD I just installed El Capitan on in and it's crawling. I plan on upgrading the ram to 8 GB and slapping an SSD in it ...
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Security Settings Don't Stick

I've been trying to change my security settings to let apps downloaded from anywhere open. Or to at least open the app I want. Neither seem to be working. I don't get the verification to open the ...
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External GPU on MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)

I am starting to learn Cuda programming for scientific computing (in particular computational quantum chemistry) and I would like to test my programs on a decent Cuda-enabled GPU. The Intel HD ...
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Screen annotation software to draw on any app in OSX

I want to draw on any app pdfs, videos, code. It would be helpful to aid in demonstration in a class setting for me. Do you know if any such app exists that does not require an external pen i.e. using ...
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How to fix the static screen on external monitor?

I have a macbook air and this is what essentially happens: I connect external monitor using thunderbolt to DVI converter The monitor works correctly I lock screen, monitor goes blank When I log back ...
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Macbook Pro hangs when booting into Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 10.7.4 with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. A few days ago, I tried to boot into Windows 7 and it just froze after I selected the Boot Camp volume on the Select Drive ...
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How to block an application (facebook, messages) in Self Control

I figured out how to do a while ago, but simply can't remember- how do I block computer applications such as twitter, facebook, and messages in self control?
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Airport Express is not seen by Macbook, is seen by iOS devices

I have an Airport Express 1088 (about 7 years old). My Macbook with Mountain Lion 10.8.4 doesn't sees it, nor does my wife's Macbook. Strangely, my iPad and iPhone can detect it and the network ...
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How to upgrade MBP early 2015 SSD [closed]

I am trying to look for a way to upgrade my 13 inch Macbook Pro Retina SSD because it's too small right now (only 128GB). I found out that currently it seems only OWC Aura offers the upgrade SSD for ...
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Does the VT-d feature on the i7 have measurable VM gains over the i5 on 2013 RMBP?

Some days ago Apple refreshed the MacBooks pro and I'm looking for either well sourced reviews of the hardware capabilities between the models or real world experience to help me value the increased ...
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Ways to find messages from blocked contact info

Is there a way, or ways, to retrieve iMessages or text messages sent to me by a number or email address I have blocked on my iPhone 6?
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How to reformat Macbook Pro SSD to regain “Free Space”

I just tried installing Windows 10 through Boot Camp. Before it actually started installing (but after I had partitioned my disk), I realized I had not plugged in a USB (which apparently you are ...
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Wi-Fi issue with MacOS X El Capitan

I have a MacBook Pro with retina display model A1502. I updated it to MacOS X El Capitan. The Wi-Fi connection is still not working. It works for sleep mode. I followed this answer Wifi Keeps ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Mid-2012 Audio Issues

So for about a year now, I have had no audio on my MBP 13" mid-2012. I've read hundreds of posts and suggestions at this point, but they don't seem to solve my problem. The inbuilt speakers do not ...
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Permanently set audio output to headphones

I am pretty sure I have a faulty audio jack on my 13-inch, early 2011 MacBook Pro, given that I've spilled some liquid on it a while back. Ever since, it's been bad at detecting whether headphones ...
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MacBook Air display to external projector

I have a new 2012 MacBook Air (just a week old). Today I tried to connect to an external LCD projector, using a mini-DisplayPort-to-VGA adaptor, to project my slides. Something went wrong and I was ...
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Why Macbook Wifi Unstable?

I have Macbook Air 2013-mid. It has been in repair now 3 times. Two new SSDs and one new motherboard. Its Wifi does not connect often. After restart, Wifi comes back. I also get little electric ...
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Dual monitor DELL P2415Q MacBook Pro 13" early 2015

Does anyone know if I can connect two 4k monitors running at 60Hz to my MBP 13" early 2015, 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7, 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3, Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB). Specifically, I am interested ...
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Headphones Jack not pluggable into Macbook-pro retina socket

I tried plugging in my apple headphone's jack into the socket, but I wasn't able to. Barely 70% of it goes in and the rest doesn't. There is no red-light coming out of the socket, but in the 'Sound' ...
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OS X Yosemite install error / Harddrive is used for backups?

I'm trying to install Yosemite onto a 15" Macbook Pro / Late 2008 model with OS X Mountain Lion on it. I've checked Apples site and it says I can install Yosemite on this machine with these specs. ...
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What types of problems could lead to 10 logic board failures across 3 different laptops? [closed]

In March 2012, I bought a new 15" MacBook Pro. It required 3 logic board replacements over the next 13 months, leading Apple to replace the unit with a new 15" MacBook Pro in April 2013. That computer ...
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Samsung EVO 480 *and* stock hard drive not recognised by Snow Leopard installer

A friend of mine came to me with her Macbook Pro 8,3 (17 inch, 2011). The hard drive had failed, and booting into the recovery disk didn't show a working hard drive. I went out and bought her a ...
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I'm not able to remotely connect with other Macs using Screen Sharing by default VNC feature

I've a MBP with OS X Yosemite & I want to remotely connect with other Macs over internet, primarily for troubleshooting purpose. I currently use TeamViewer but I'm not satisfied with it.
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MacBook Air screen problems

I have a MacBook Air 13 inch laptop since 2011. Quite recently the screen had problems. It start flickering, changing colors, and vertical lines appeared in the middle of the screen. All these are ...
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Will reseting my 2011 Macbook Pro bring it back to the old version?

Hi will resetting my 2011 Macbook Pro bring it back to the old version? I'm asking because i wish to run my pro tools but El Captian is considered "too advanced" for my software. Trying to save money ...
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Early-2013 MBP froze and won't boot into the OS again

I have an early-2013 model MacBook Pro running the latest version of Yosemite. I have been using it heavily for the last three and a half years. During this time, it has had infrequent but random ...
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Why's airplay randomly disconnecting?

We're having problems with airplay machines. We've got a pair of Apple TVs as well as multiple Macbooks. Airplay is not used much, but when it is, it likes to randomly disconnect. It doesn't seem ...
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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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How to turn off Launchpad transparent

My MacBook, with Retina Display, has problems with smooth animations. How can I turn off the transparency (and blur) in Launchpad on OS X El Capitan? Also I'd like to turn off animation when I open ...
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How can I sync notes in iPhone with macbook pro and vice versa by using either bluetooth or using USB cable?

I have iPhone 4 and macbook pro. I have some notes in my iPhone. I would like to sync those notes to my iPhone. How can I sync notes in iPhone with macbook pro and vice versa by using either ...
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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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WiFi icon not showing on the menu bar and Internet not working (wifi or ethernet)?

It used to work fine. There is no physical damage to the MacBook and the WiFi network I'd like to connect is is perfectly functional. It will not connect to any WiFi network or ethernet-based ...
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Specifics of hardware

On the MacBook Pro with Retina display, what is the specific screen they use, (any idea on model number), or is it their own manufacture?
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Why am I asked for my Keychain password when the keychain is already unlocked?

Why am I asked for my Keychain password when the keychain is already unlocked? This behavior started suddenly after migrating to a new machine.
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My macbook pro is getting some current while connecting to external monitor

My macbook is getting some current or can be said as vibrating when i connect it to Thunderbolt to VGA adapter to external monitor. and then when i connect macbook to magsafe connector for charging , ...
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unable to boot my Mac book after file vault 2 activation

after activation of file vault 2 I am unable to boot my computer, the apple sign turns into a prohibitory sign with a spinning circle beneath it , that spins forever. I really need the data on this ...
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MacBook Air 2012 Mini DisplayPort not working with HDTV

I'm trying to connect my 2012 11" MacBook Air to my Panasonic p60st60 1080p plasma HDTV using a new Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter & 6' HDMI cable. My TV displays a "No signal" ...
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Disk problems and reinstalling Mavericks!

This started after I installed a BootCamp Windows 8.1 partition. That partition ran out of space so I decided to not heed any warnings and tried to format my Macintosh HD into free space, 10G of free ...
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How to send only “work” related requests over vpn for El Capitan (10.11)

I have configured a new VPN connection (Type - Cisco IPSec) for work using network preferences and it works. How can I stay connected to my work vpn and direct only my work traffic through vpn? ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Dual External Monitor Performance

According to the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Technical Specifications, the Graphics and Video Support for the 2015 Retina MBP 13-inch is: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Dual display ...
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Comparing MacBook keyboards

Might sound like a subjective question, but it doesn't have to be: How does the keyboard keypress-action (the feel of the keyboard) differ between all model-years of MacBooks (the entire line ...
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OS X Yosemite XCode update stuck on 'Waiting'

I recently downloaded Yosemite, and I'm trying to update my XCode. I hit 'Update' in the App Store, and but it's been stuck at 'Waiting' for the past 30 minutes. What can I do to fix this?