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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 work....
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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.
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Can I use electrical tape instead of the plastic tab when replacing my hard-drive?

I'm replacing the hard-drive on my 2010 Macbook Pro, (This machine just keeps going, and I'm finally upgrading it to a SSD!) and I'm almost done (it's simple enough) but the plastic tab from the ...
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Is remote wipe of a Mac content possible?

I was gifted a MacBook Pro but the giver rescinded the gift and has locked the laptop; I agreed to return it providing I was assured the laptop would be unlocked long enough for me to download my ...
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Micron M600 mSATA in the Macbook pro retina, 15-inch, Late 2013

Would the Micron M600 mSATA 512GB SSD (MTFDDAT512MBF-1AN1ZABYY) fits in the SSD slot of my Macbook pro retina, 15-inch, Late 2013 (MacBookPro11,2) to replace the default one? Thanks
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Mac not booting into OS X nor hard-drive utility is running

I am using OS X El captain 10.11.4 on Macbook pro 2009 I created a partition in Boot camp assistance for windows 7, after reboot Windows installation started, but while installing setup shows ...
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Can one buy an Ethernet and HDMI Thunderbolt adapter?

I need both of them and I am wondering if it is possible to buy them together or if I have to get two separate items? Also I am seeing a lot of third party Thunderbolt>HDMI adapters for cheap and ...
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How to sort a list of files ordered alphabetically to a list ordered numerically?

I'm trying to split large .csv files into several smaller ones ordered numerically, i.e., "File.csv" into "file_1.csv, file_2.csv, file_3.csv...". When I use the command: split -l 100000 File.csv ...
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Registered my iPhone on my ex's Mac and now I have a ton of overages

When I first got my iPhone 6+, I registered it on my now exhusbands MacBook. Since the divorce and the separation of accounts, I still have horrible "gaming" data overages. I've never played a game on ...
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Intel HD Graphics 3000 vs. Nvidia GeForce 9400 256 MB (gaming performance)

I'm currently planning to buy the Macbook Pro, 13-inch (early 2011), 2,7 GHz Intel Core i7, Memory: 16 GB, using Intel HD Graphics 3000. Currently, I'm using the iMac, 21.5-inch (late 2009), 3,06 GHz ...
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What are Macbook Charge Cycles?

Okay so i dont know what a cycle is. Can you tell me that if I leave my macbook on charge all night, so at our place there our power outages so when my mac will start charging after the power comes ...
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New SSD can't be initialized

I have an old Macbook Pro for which I bought a new SSD and replaced the HDD with the SSD. Can't go further, see below. I really don't know what to do. I could return the SSD which, finally, might ...
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How to safely rid a Macbook Pro's power port of chocolate?

There was a chocolate coin from Christmas at the bottom of my laptop bag which managed to get shoved into the power port and conform to the space and fill it completely. I managed to scrape most of it ...
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What maximum OpenGL context do the Macbook Pro's support on Bootcamp Windows

I'm Looking to get MacBook Pro. Is there a max OpenGL context? I understand that on OS X it is 4.1, does this change when booting in Windows, and is this diferrent or the same for the three models? ...
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Retina MacBook Pro (non-Force touch) trackpad can't “click” as usual

I was working with my mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro yesterday and everything was normal. Today, when I turned it on, I've noticed that trackpad is feeling a bit "weird". It's like, unless I forcefully ...
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Scroll Lock Button on MacBook

I cannot use my touchpad to scroll on my macbook. The arrow keys work but the touchpad will not. Is there a scroll lock button on the macbook?