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Yosemite bluetooth audio is choppy/skips

On two separate MacBook Pros (one brand new, one several years old) running OSX Yosemite, all bluetooth audio devices are choppy (audio clicks in and out, skips like a scratched CD). I have tried ...
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Completely reinstall everything on the Mac

Let's say that I am paranoid and I want not only to wipe and reinstall OS X, but also recovery, SMC, firmware and everything in the Mac hardware that could have been infected with malware. Is there ...
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Macbook Pro not detecting bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...
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How to check which parts of a dead MacBook Pro 17" Mid 2010 work

Mac was water damaged. No start up chime. Charger shows green light dimmer than when plugged in to working Macs when plugged. Battery status button on side has no effect. Won't start in safe, target ...
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How to stream only the video to an Apple TV from a Mac?

I have an Apple TV with which I'd like to read videos from my mac, both from Internet (Youtube for example) and from files stored on my hard drive. There is two ways of doing it: the first one is ...
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Securityd process uses 100% CPU when Mail app is open

I have a Macbook Air mid 2011 with OS X Yosemite. For a couple of weeks, I have a process, called Securityd, that runs and uses 100% of my processor, making it hot and noisy. After some time, I ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
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Right click, text selection and window drag stops working

I have MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Since yesterday I cant drag windows, select text or use the right corner click to open the context menu using the build in trackpad. Any idea what ...
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How to start Apple Hardware Test without Apple Software Disk (MBP13 mid-2010)?

My question is very simple. I have some trouble on my MBP13 mid-2010 (MC375LL/A) and I want to diagnose it using the Apple Hardware Test. I try to hold the D key down during restart of the MBP but ...
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Function keys and Enter key on built-in keyboard of 13" rMBP mysteriously remapped. How to fix or reset to default?

The built-in keyboard of my Macbook Pro started acting weird. I only started to have this problem around last week. I thought upgrading to Yosemite 10.10.3 would remove the issue but it still exists. ...
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Remove Documents,Downloads,Music directories from home directory

How to remove those directories permanently? Not just to hide them, but delete. Every time system reboots they are recreated and I have to sudo rm -rf NastyDir*. Is there anything I can change in ...
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MacBook Pro won't boot with new hard drive, but a different MacBook Pro will

So here are the details. My friend and I both have 13-inch Mid 2010 MacBook Pro's. Same processor and specs since they were purchased at the same time, but originally had 250 GB hard drives. His hard ...
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The screen problem

Hardware specs: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012); 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 processor; 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3; Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB Software specs: Mac OS-X yosemite 10.10.3; Some ...
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High memory usage, macbook pro retina feeling sluggish

My Macbook Pro Retina seems to be feeling sluggish and I don't think it should at all. I'm running: photoshop, 1080p movie on VLC plugged into a Thunderbolt Display. Looking at the activity monitor ...
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MacBook Pro asks for network admin password after restart

Hope I can explain this well - I work on the company laptop logged with some username, but if the laptop is restarted it only allows administrator to log in. I have to call one of the guys and he has ...
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Trackpad suddenly stops working

I got a new MacBook Pro 13' Retina Mid 2014 with OSX Mavericks installed. A couple of days after updating to OSX Yosemite 10.10.3, I noticed how the trackpad stopped working after I left the ...
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Shortcut key for fullscreen mode

I am new to Mac OS (2014 Macbook Air). I am looking at the arrow on top right corner of windows, when I click it, it maximizes window over the top menu and in order to switch back I need to hold mouse ...
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MacBook Pro LED light flashing

My LED light on my MacBook Pro flashes off for about 0.1 second then turns back on and will flash off again for the same amount of time while I'm using Skype. Is someone spying on my camera?
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Increasing USB port Power Output

I have a new (2013) 15" Macbook Pro. The USB port provides 500mA which is not good enough for many devices I use (Hard Drive, 3G Dongle...) Reading this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4049 ...
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Older MacBook Pro reboots after waking up from sleep mode

I have an older MacBook Pro that I haven't used frequently for some time. Now I notice the following irritating behavior: When I close the lid, I can see and hear the system going to sleep mode - ...
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Retina Macbook Pro 15“ 2015 vs iMAC 21” 3.1 GHZ i7 256 SSD [on hold]

I need to purchase a new Mac computer to start developing iOS apps using Xcode and Swift. It's my first time Mac ever so I'm confused. I know its kinda of portability choice between the 2 models but ...
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Cannot Install Windows 7 With Bootcamp with USB Key Mac OS X 10.9.5

I have a mid 2014 13-inch Macbook Pro Retina with 8GB RAM and a 250GB SSD. I'm attempting to install Windows 7 Home Premium using Boot Camp Assistant. I am able to make the bootable USB drive with the ...
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My external monitor goes grayscale on the non moving parts of the screen (mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina)

I have a mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15". I also bought a 27" Acer K272HUL and I've connected the 2nd monitor to my Macbook via HDMI. So now I have 2 screens, my 15" and my "27". I usually play ...
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Transfer external hard drive Time Machine data to a replacement

My Western Digital external hard drive is full. How do I transfer data to its replacement? I want all the data to be saved to the new external hard drive so Time Machine will continue where it left ...
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Unusual problem regarding old water damage, new battery not charging macbook air mid 2011

I have quite strange problem. I had some water damage on my computer few month ago. After it dried completely computer worked only when I unplugged the battery but if I unplugged the charger my ...
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Some keyboard keys are not working on login to Yosemite

The problem is that every time I start my MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011, some of the (native) keyboard keys stop working. However, if I click a restart button - it is all fine. It is definitely not a ...
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How to switch between multiple fullscreen windows of same application in OS X?

When I'm running several instances of the same app (might be Chrome separate windows, or several IntelliJ projects) in fullscreen mode, I can't navigate to concrete app using ⌘-Tab, it will just show ...
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Kernel_task using 300% CPU time, high fan speed and slow computer in MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro has become slow lately. Activity monitor shows kernel task is using around 300% CPU. The fan is always on at high speed. Below are the details of my computer: Macbook Pro 13-inch, ...
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Connecting a Dell U2412M to a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort

I recently got a Dell U2412M monitor. I'm attempting to connect it to my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable. I repeatedly get a "Entering Power Saving Mode" dialog ...
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Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external monitor on Yosemite

How do you turn off the MacBook Pro’s display with the lid open while using an external monitor on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite? All the previous methods—such as the one’s listed here—that have worked on ...
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MacBook Air (OSX 10.7.5, 2gb RAM, 1.5gb free storage) constantly running out of RAM with only browser open

I have a 4 year old MacBook Air which has been fantastic until recently. It is really struggling to run any program. Right now I have about 5 Chrome tabs open and it is struggling to keep up with the ...
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Q: Mid-2009 15" MBP Line-out / Headphone-out jack not working properly - how to resume behaviour without replacing Logic Bus?

I'm in the unenviable position of having a pretty maxed out Mid-2009 15" MacBookPro (1TB SSD+8Gb memory), and I've been getting almost 6 years of continuously decent behaviour out of it... Except... ...
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The contents of a folder disappeared

The strangest thing just happened. I accidentally moved some files around within a folder on my desktop. I pressed command Z to try and un-do the action (I may have accidentally hit some other keys in ...
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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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Why do my most recent iTunes music purchases not sync to my iPhone?

For some reason, the last 15 songs or so that I've downloaded won't sync to my iPhone. I've tried: Removing all music by unchecking "Sync Music" (didn't actually remove the music for some reason) ...
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Should i spend $200 for the bump in processor in the 15" rMBP, as well as $500 for the 1TB upgrade on the SSD [on hold]

I will be purchasing a 15 inch retina MacBook Pro. I will be going with the highest end model, but am wondering if I will need the bump in processor and more storage. I will be using it primarily for ...
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Mail.app behaving strange when sending mail

When I send an email to somebody I get this dialog: But when I click on "Connection Doctor" and then "Try With Selected Server" it works. How can I fix this?
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Can a MacBook Air support 2560x1600 output via HDMI using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HMDI adaptor?

The HDMI 1.3 spec can carry signals with resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels. Is it possible to output this high a resolution signal from a MacBook Air using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to ...
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Is there a firmware upgrade for the Macbook6,1 from MB61.00C8.B00 to B02?

This question is directly relevant to my failing attempts to upgrade the RAM in a Late 2009 White Unibody MacBook (MacBook6,1) to 8GB, and the question may be better asked in that context. It is ...
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Recover certain files from Time machine from previous Mac

I just got my new Macbook Pro Retina and update it to Yosemite. I now want to recover/get some files from my Time Machine backup of my previous Macbook but don't want to migrate my whole Time machine ...
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Cannot log in with Apple ID after performing password reset

My wife forgot the password to her Apple ID account. Her Macbook Air (OS X Yosemite) restarted to install some updates. She has her user account set up through her Apple ID account. Since she forgot ...
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Disable Trackpad Gestures on external display

13" mid-2012 MBP OS X 10.9.5 Hey guys, I've had a quick look and couldn't find anything specific to my issue. I'm running a Video DJ Software that pops up its own video screen, and (when connected ...
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How do I stop NSURLSessionD from starting every time I restart my Mac?

I have to use the following script to terminate it every time I restart my Macbook: #!/bin/sh launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.nsurlstoraged.plist launchctl unload ...
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Put Macbook Pro to sleep with HDMI connected to External Monitor?

I have conneceted my Macbook Pro (Late 2011) to my recently bought 27'' monitor with an HDMI cable. I have done all the settings so when I close the lid, I can still use my external monitor without ...
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The new 2015 12-inch Macbook runs JVM - would it be too much?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question. Do please let me know if the question is out of the topic. I'm thinking of buying the new 2015 12-inch macbook and I'm a Java developer. ...
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Silica Gel stuck in headphone jack

I have an unusual problem: I have a small ball of silica gel stuck on my Macbook Air headphone jack. Any ideas how I might get it out of my headphone jack?
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Graphic issues with Intel HD 4000

Since two weeks I see an incrementation in odd, graphical rendering issues on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012). These issues include flickering, oddly shaped figures, graphical noise and other ...
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Bluetooth Audio with Bootcamp on Macbook Pro

I have the late 2013 model Macbook Pro retina, and a Bose Sound Link speaker (bluetooth speaker). I am using Bootcamp with Windows 7 Pro. I'd like to be able to connect to my Bose speaker from the ...
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Where can I find this Macbook 2015 wallpaper used in Apple's advertisement?

Help me find this Macbook 2015 wallpaper used in Apple's advertisement (https://www.apple.com/macbook/). A resolution of 2880x1800 would do great. Kindly redirect me to the link if this question has ...
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Tech Specs of Built-in iSight Camera of MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)

What are the tech specs of the Built-in iSight Camera of the MacBook (13-inch, Aluminum, Late 2008)? Especially: What is the focal length? Does anybody happen to now, if there is something online, ...