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Which OS X applications are known to use and/or require the MacBook Pro discrete GPU? [on hold]

I would like to know the following: Which apps use and/or require the dedicated GPU in a MacBook Pro? The aim of this question is to research differences between the two top-tier MacBook Pros (with ...
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Bluetooth audio problems on a MacBook

I have a DR-BT50 bluetooth headset (they are headphones) that I want to use with my MacBook unibody. I didn't use to have any problems, but as of recently I am running into gaps/skips in the sound. ...
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Wifi connection has password issue with my Macbook Pro

I have a 2010 Macbook Pro (running Snow Leopard) and I connect to my home internet thru Wifi (via Thompson router). The problem is, after I choose my Wifi from a list of Wifis and enter the password, ...
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WiFi rejection problem after Mavericks upgrade

I recently upgraded MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) operating system from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Since then several WiFi networks are rejecting my password (rejecting wrong passwords ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro, name changed

My  MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) - 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 was stolen two days ago. I have notified the police. I have clicked on “Notify me when found” on the Find my iPhone app on my ...
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installing osx with usb superdrive on a blanck new hard drive

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2010 with a black hard drive on which I have to install OS X but my optical drive won't work so I'm trying to use a sub SuperDrive which isn't being recognized
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Mavericks on a MacBook 4,1 [on hold]

I've tried SFOTT o cannot get it to work. Someone please help me my specs are: Core 2 duo 2.1ghz 4gb of ram X1300 144mb 120 gb hdd Please someone help me I don't want to give up
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Why do qwertzuio keys suddenly stop working and randomly start working again?

I have a MacBook Air (13 Inch, Mid-2011) running OS X 10.11.3 (15D21) 1,7 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 The first row of letters: qwertzuio (German keyboard--it would be qwertyuio on a U.S. ...
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Bluetooth devices wake Mac OS X persistently

I have a MacBook Pro running latest El Capitan and in the Bluetooth preferences pane I have set up that Bluetooth devices shouldn't be able to wake up the Mac. However, recently I have been finding my ...
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MacBook Air “No bootable device” after attempting Windows 10 Boot Camp Installation

I tried to install Windows 10 using Boot Camp on my MacBook Air Mid 2012. The Windows installation failed and everytime. I tried to boot my Mac and it displayed the "No bootable device .." error. I ...
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How to select every second object?

I unfortunately copied few of my photos in the foto application and now I want to delete them. This is the specific setting. Is there a general way to mark files and select every second object in a ...
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MacBook Pro installation failure (recovery, internet, or disk)… what now?

Inherited a MacBook Pro (2010 MacBook6,1 17"). Starts up fine, but wouldn't boot - no operating system found. Hard drive does not appear to be bad (see details below) but I can't seem to get it to ...
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OS X Internet Recovery Globe stuck

I've deleted my recovery disk; or you can say more accurately, I've completely erased, by mistake, my SSD. Now, my only option is to recover via Internet, but the globe on Internet recovery keeps ...
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Cannot format MacBook Air SSD, stuck at waiting for disks to reappear

I have a Macbook Air with 128GB SSD and 4GB RAM with OS X Mavericks. I was using my Mac normally but suddenly Chrome got stuck. So I held down the power button and force-shut down the Mac. When I ...
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Can not share WiFi from Macbook Pro to other devices via Bluetooth PAN

First of all, this problem is detailed in this discussion at Apple's forum. I basically have the exactly same problem. Status indicator is always yellow under "Bluetooth PAN" in Network Panel. The ...
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Enable Internet Sharing over Bluetooth PAN

I'm trying to share my MacBook Pro's internet connection with my iPad over Bluetooth. The MacBook is running Snow Leopard. On the Sharing preference page, I can select Ethernet as the source, but ...
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Using a MiniDisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter on Macbook Pro mid 2012 allows only 1080p (and not 2560x1440)

I have a the following setup: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running El Capitan (10.11.5), connected to a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, which uses a Dual-DVI-to-HDMI cable to connect to ...
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OSX App's Icon stuck on my screen

I just tried to open Spotify's app through the OSX LaunchPad, and when I clicked on the icon, it is stuck on my screen. I've attached some screenshots to show you. I don't know how to get it down. No ...
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How to make my Mac sleep when I close the lid while connected to an external display? [duplicate]

Having an external monitor connected prevents my Mac from sleeping when I close the lid. Is there any way to opt out this feature?
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MacBook Pro won't turn on!

I was using my Macbook Pro when it turned off. The things I had plugged in at the time were a USB cable to a sound blaster thing and then into some speakers. I also had a second monitor attached, ...
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MacBook Pro built-in speakers not working

The built-in speakers are not working. The output shows a digital device only and when you hit the up volume key it shows 0.
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Can I connect Amazon fire TV/fire TV stick to my Macbook Pro instead of TV?

If I just replace a TV with Macbook Pro, does it work? I haven't tested it yet. Please give me some suggestions. Thanks.
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MacBook Air Mid 2013 Wi-Fi MAC Address

If I change my network interface card on my MacBook Air 2013, which I assume to be my AirPort/Bluetooth card, will it change my laptop's MAC Address?
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Is there a way to change the OSX system font size per monitor?

I'm wondering if there is a way to change the OSX system font size per monitor (e.g. larger for Retina and smaller on external display) ? I know how to change it system wide (as covered by How can I ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently

MacBook Pro (Retina, 15", Late 2013) is crashing frequently. Specifically, for about five seconds, the screen dims but does not turn off and the backlight on the keys remains on, and then the computer ...
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MacBook Pro turned off and won't turn on!

I was just using my laptop normally when suddenly the whole computer just shut down. I turned it back on straight away and it was fine. Another hour passed and it did the same thing. I could also turn ...
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Win2usb OS works on PC but not on MBP

I have a MBP with windows 7 64bit Bootcamp installed. I also have refind installed. I have a win2usb 1tb drive with a fresh windows 7 32bit installed and it boots up perfect on a test PC. Refind ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (DVI)

Because Apple Thunderbolt Display reflects the whole room, I still use the matte 30" Apple Cinema Display. (Two cables are required for 2560 resolution due to some obscure technical constraints!) ...
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OS X Mountain Lion - Kernel Panic and Restart after Sleep

I have a mid-2009 15" MacMook Pro, with 10.8.2 installed. Periodically, after sleeping my machine, I open it and hit a kernel panic. The logs fail at the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagementClient kext, and I ...
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Thunderbolt disconnects from MacBook Pro

Ok, I have a MacBook Pro (late 2014) that I connect to my thunderbolt screen at the office. For a couple of months I have the problem that all of a sudden the Thunderbolt screen disconnects (goes ...
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Cannot Enable Jounraling (OSX Lion 10.7.5)

so I am trying to enable journaling on my main disk. I booted up from a thumb drive with OSX installed on it and opened disk utility, and the button enable journaling is greyed out and unclickable. It ...
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MacBookPro crashed with pixel disturbed screen and 3beeps

I have MacBook Pro 15-inch, Early 2011 Processor 2 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Once a week it crashed with beep sound ( 3 times ) beep - beep - beep Then pixel in the display ...
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how can I create wifi hotspot on windows 7 that can be shared with my macbook?

My USB modem has issues so my Mac doesn't recognize it. I created an ad hoc wifi hotspot on my Windows 7 laptop with WPA2 encryption and shared the internet. My Macbook Pro sees the wireless network ...
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Can't connect to Time Capsule

My MacBook (running El Capitan 10.11.4) does not connect to my 2 TB Apple Time Capsule. Upon trying to force a backup, my Mac responds by asking me to eject the MacBook sparse bundle media. How do I ...
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Can I upgrade the SSD on the Early 2015 13" Macbook Pro?

I do not want to go to Apple to upgrade the SSD on my macbook pro 12,1. Is there a third-party SSD that would work with my Macbook Pro? I currently have the 128GB model, and it is running out of space....
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Multiple Apple Thunderbolt display on Macbook Pro with Bootcamp

I have a Late 2013 Mac-book Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M and just added second 27" Apple Thunderbolt display. it doesn't work on Windows10 through Bootcamp6 it works on MacOSX it works with 2 ...
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Column of keys still not working on Mid 2012 Macbook Air after Upper Case Replacement

My Mid 2012 Macbook Air (A1466) first had the Z key stuck and repeating uncontrollably, and after that issue stopped, the column of keys F7, 7, U, J, M stopped working in addition to ; and '. When I ...
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Whenever I go to a website on my macbook air 11, instead of showing the website it just shows a list of links. How can I fix this? [on hold]

I have tried updating to El Capitan on The App Store but it just says: "unable to connect to the app store" My internet connection is fine, though.
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Draft emails on Apple Mac

Using Apple "Mail" I saved an email to "Drafts". I wanted to forward it to someone for review before sending it to the addressees. Having sent it I noticed that it is no longer in "Drafts". Can anyone ...
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Useless Eject key on Apple Wireless Keyboard

I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard that has an eject key on the top right. It is useless because my Retina MacBook Pro does not have a CD-ROM. My MacBook is running OS X Mavericks and I expected ...
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Driver issue with the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter

I have a MacBook (2016) and the first time I plugged in my USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter it prompted me to install an update to the driver - I didn't complete the installation at that point. Now ...
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Retina MacBook Pro running very hot?

I have a late-2013 Retina MacBook Pro, and it gets really hot really easily. I've monitored the temp with htop and iStat and they both show the same readings. It's supposed to be able to play some ...
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mds and mds_stores constantly consuming cpu

mds and mds_stores are constant CPU consumers even when I think nothing should have changed on the hard drive. activity monitor I have a circa 2009 Macbook Pro. Lots of software installed over the ...
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Problems with SD card reader on Bootcamp (MBP 15" Late 2011)

I've got a strange problem with the SD card reader on Bootcamp. It reads some of my cards fine (one 8GB, one 4GB, and one 512MB), but it has problems with some others (64GB SDXC, an identical 8GB). ...
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Is there a problem is closing the lid of a MacBook Pro when using an external monitor?

I am using an external monitor and the only way (that doesn't involve jumping through hoops) to turn off the MacBook Pro monitor is to close the lid. Does closing the lid causes any problems? I have ...
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Connect 2 external Monitors with Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I need a little help here, I have attached my MacBook Air Mid 2013, to an Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD. On the product page it says that one can connect two monitors. The only condition is ...
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AirDrop for iPhone SE and MacBook Air

I'm trying to set up AirDrop to send files between my macbook and my iPhone. For some reason it doesn't work at all. I turned it on both on the macbook and my iPhone SE and my iPhone is not shown in ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 lost battery capacity

I have used my new MacBook Pro Retina for a few days. After three battery cycles, the battery lost capacity from 6960 mAh originally to 6616 mAh now. Is it normal to lose almost 350 mAh of capacity ...
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MacBook Pro Mid 2012 briefly displays static after waking from sleep

On my MacBook, whenever I wake it up from hibernation, it briefly displays static for about 2 seconds before showing the login screen, very like an untuned analog TV. The problem is purely cosmetic, ...
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MacBook Pro stuck in gray screen when booting

I've got a Late-2011 15" MacBook Pro stuck in the gray screen when booting AFTER login. I've tried removing the drive (it's non-retina) and booting from a working bootable Yosemite installer, no luck. ...