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Tap and drag delay

I enabled dragging with the trackpad in my preferences: It works well, but there is a delay after I release my finger from the touchpad. So, I: Double tap and begin dragging If I release my ...
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Safari not responding on 2016 MacBook

I have met with an issue on Safari on my 2016 12" MacBook. Safari will occasionally freeze and not respond. Even after I force quit and relaunch it, it still freezes after a few seconds and I have to ...
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Is there a way to cap the temperature so my wrist are not burning?

Using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) The heat of the place where the wrist are laying is annoying. I cannot measure the temperature of this exact part but with the help of smcfancontrol ...
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Macbook Pro Late 2011 15" Inc

I currently have a Macbook Pro late 2011 15 inch which is running Mac OS X 10.7.5 which is a little outdated for my preference. When I run a software update there it says there is no software update ...
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Dead bugs/insects in laptop

I cracked the LCD screen of my Macbook Air a few days ago and dropped it off at the Apple store to get it replaced. The 'Genius' there said it would cost around $500 and that having another repair ...
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Setting Romanian diacritics using AltGr on El Capitan

I'm a Linux user, using Ubuntu for few years. Recently I bought a Macbook and I'm trying to understand how to set up my Romanian language layout. My mac has a Romanian keyboard, but since I am a ...
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How to upgrade storage for Macbook Air?

I'm getting my first Mac, a Macbook Air 2015. My other machine is a PC used for gaming and I thought I could use my external HDD with both. Now I see NTFS is read only in OS X. For now it's unlikely ...
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2012 Macbook Pro Boots With Startup Sound, But Has Black Screen

This is sorta urgent, since my dad's whole business relies on his computer, and it needs to be fixed. Anyway, it will startup and and make the mac "on" chime. But after that, nothing happens. We can ...
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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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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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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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Charge my Mac via USB

I have a portable power bank and I can charge devices via USB on it. Is there an adapter to change a 3 prong charger to a USB, so I can plug my Mac into my power bank? A Mac air charger that can plug ...
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How to delay MacBook Pro sleeping

I need to know how to delay the automatic sleep on the Macbook Pro. It sleeps too early. If I leave it for one minute it sleeps. I tried the view options but it didn't work.
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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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Macbook Pro Hard drive speed

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro with a Toshiba MK7559GSXP 750GB 5400rpm hard drive (that has about 48GB free) and running El Capitan. Recently I had the feeling that things were running slowly (and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software

All my files and pictures got lost or deleted while installing the OS X El Capitan software! Is there a way to get at least my iPhoto Library back? I have not made a back up before. Thanks for your ...
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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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Keyboard/touchpad no longer works in OS X. Works fine in Linux. 13" early 2015

I have a strange issue with my early 2015 13" Macbook pro. The keyboard and touchpad no longer works during boot or in OS X. I can't, for example, use the internal keyboard to boot from USB, but have ...
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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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Mid 2010 MBP not powering?

I have a slightly battered Mid 2010 MBP that's all of a sudden not powering on, I'm still getting a green light on charger when plugged in etc. I'm unsure if the dc-in board has failed and needs ...
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Unexpected response form IDMS Server

I keep trying to login to the Apple Community Forums, but I get the error: Sorry, could not complete request because: Unexpected response form IDMS Server It will not let me log in. I'm on a ...
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MacBook Air screen goes black

I bought a MacBook Air in October. It worked fine for a month until the screen randomly started going black. It happened frequently and the Macbook was shipped 3 different times to Apple repair but ...
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What voltage readings should i get from my 60 watt magsafe

What voltage readings should i get from my 60 watt magsafe if I check the pins with a multimeter. My readings are all below 1 volt (I checked all combinations of pins), but I don't know if this is ...
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Running Ubuntu on MacBook Pro 2015 — run natively (dual boot) or run in virtual machine for longer battery life?

I currently use Ubuntu in a virtual machine, using VirtualBox software on my host operating system, OS X, on my MacBook Pro 2015. However, the battery life drains quickly when Ubuntu is used ...
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how do i disable my messages from showing up on my macbook air

Recently I allowed my laptop to get messages that have been sent to my phone, but that was a huge mistake. I have a macbook air and I do not need to disconnect my phone from my laptop, I just need to ...
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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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Choppy audio with headphones

I have a MacBook Air with Yosemite, and no matter what I use- iTunes, Safari, chrome, etc, the audio comes out choppy like a cd when it skips, but this only happens when I'm listening through ...
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MacBook Pro Internal speaker has just stopped to sound (but startup chime sounds) [duplicate]

The internal speaker of my MacBook Pro suddenly stopped sounding. I just tried PRAM reset, but it doesn't work. The audio works when I plug in earphones and goes when plug out. I don't think, it's ...
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MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime

I have an 11" MacBook Air 6,1 from mid 2013 that I found discarded and had restored but now seems dead again. I got the machine with a broken screen backlight and missing SSD. I took it to the Genius ...
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Left command key does not work

My left ⌘ command key doesn't respond, while the right ⌘ key works fine. my Mac: MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) on keyboard viewer: when I click left ⌘ no respond on keyboard viewer, but right ⌘ and ...
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Cannot reinstall OS X on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009)

My hard drive crashed, so I purchased a new one on Amazon. I have installed it and located an OS X Disk to install from. I don't want to restore from any backups as this is just a computer with no ...
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My Mid-2015 Macbook Pro no longer rapid charges my Nexus 6P over USB, why?

The USB3.0 ports on my mid-2015 Macbook Pro always charged my Nexus 6P "rapidly" (as reported by the phone), meaning at 2100mA+ or so. However, a couple months ago (around January/February), this ...
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Mid 2012 MBP shuts down claiming no power with charge at 30% or 40% or more

I have two mid 2012 MBPs. Sometime last year they both started randomly shutting down and showing the 'please plug me in to power' image when trying to start them up. That would be fine if the batter ...
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How do I install new Mac OS onto a new unformatted HD

The HD crashed on my old MacBook (white Mid 2007) and appears to be unrecoverable. Though I bought a new MacBook Pro, I would like to resurrect my old MacBook, by buying a new hard drive. (It had ...
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How to create an ad hoc Wi-Fi network in OS X?

I came across a problem today when there was a speaker in my class. The speaker was from the industry and had a company provided laptop which was not able to get connected to University network (some ...
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Debugging charging problem with MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (unibody late 2008 15") A few weeks ago the charger was causing hassle and eventually the connector came loose. The MacBook eventually lost power. Then, I asked my friend for ...
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MacBook Pro number keys failing most of the time

I have a MacBook Pro late 2012 with OS X El Capitan. Recently the number keys have become very flaky. Most of the time they're not working. They do work at times though, and it's the whole row from 1 ...