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Is there a way to mirror to HDMI display on FileVault login screen?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina & Mavericks, with FileVault 2 enabled. I also mirror to an HDMI display, but it doesn't show anything on FileVault 2 login. This is an issue, because I'd like to get a ...
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How can I stop sound switching to internal if I close the lid on my MacBook while playing video on HDMI-connected TV

If I connect an HDMI cable to my MacBook (mid-2010 white model, Mavericks 10.9.2) and play a video, then the audio comes out of the TV - so far so good. If I then close the lid while the video is ...
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Typing over selected text replaces some text to the right

In OS X (both Lion and Mountain Lion), I notice that when I select text and type over it, not only does it yield the expected result of replacing that text with the typed text, it often also replaces ...
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Macbook Pro Sleep Battery Drain

I have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro (13", basic spec) which since I got it (I only just stopped to think about it) has had a massive amount of sleep battery drain. When the laptop is on and in-use, its ...
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Why does my Terminal window close automatically?

I need to use my Terminal window on a MacBook Air but it closes about 10 seconds after I open it. Is there a setting or is it possible another program is causing it to close? If I type quickly I can ...
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How to omit the rightmost 30 display pixels of my MBPR display

I managed to damage my MacBook Pro Retina's screen. The rightmost 62 pixels are dead. Can I force the display on my Mac to identify itself as smaller as it actually is, so all programs using the ...
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MacBook Pro web browser windows cropped after resuming from sleep bug

I've been seeing this bug most recently in Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46). It was in prior versions but I wasn't keeping track. When I resume from sleep my browser windows are cropped in both Firefox and ...
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Macbook Pro Retina “Battery Is Not Charging”

My retina macbook pro is currently on 4% but when I plug it in the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and stays on the same ...
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Safari anchor download

On the site I'm working on we have some download links for images. We tested on an older macbook running safari 5 and that worked perfectly. However when we updated the OS, safari went to version 8 ...
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Messages wont open: the Messages database is being updated

Recently on my new macbook when I try to open up the messages app it won't let me open it and gives me the error: Messages is updating... The Messages database is being upgraded, please wait while ...
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Keyboard and Trackpad not working after login after spilling liquid

I accidentally spill some liquid on the keyboard of my MacBook Air. It wasn't too much and I turned off the computer right way. The computer works perfectly fine, but after I log in the keyboard and ...
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External monitor displaying only noise after Yosemite upgrade

After upgrading to Yosemite, I see just noise on the external monitor, using a MDP to HDMI converter and an HDMI to DVI cable. It worked very well on Mavericks. I have no display now after updating, ...
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Yosemite WiFi dead chip

I have noticed a weird WiFi bug with OS X Yosemite. This has never happened in any previous OS X that I have used. I have a Early 2013 Macbook Pro with Retina display 13 and I updated to Yosemite a ...
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Modify SATA link speed down (Mac won’t boot)

I have a MacBook Pro (Early 2011, MacBookPro8,2) which I cannot reboot, otherwise I have to reinstall Mavericks every time. Sleep mode works, luckily, but sometimes I need to reboot. In April my HDD ...
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MBP 2011: Built-in screen mistakenly treated as external display

System facts MBP (Early 2011) (15") OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5) No external displays connected Chain of events Discrete GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6490M) goes bust [REF-1] I managed to avoid the problem ...
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Is it possible to have an iMac maintain target display mode even through sleep/screensaver

I want to be able to make it so that my iMac doesn't exit target display mode until the thunderbolt cable is pulled from my Macbook. I love target display mode in theory, but every time I lock my ...
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Late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina + 2 Thunderbolt displays + Apple Cinema Display @2560x1440?

I saw this answer by griewei here: http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/124479/81640 Unfortunately I don't have enough rep to comment. What I would like to do is something similar e.g. - one latest ...
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Why is my mouse lagging so much it's impossible to use?

I've a little logitech mouse, and suddenly, with no reasons, it started to lag heavily, and now it's impossibile to use. I've a MBP mid 2012 13'', and never had problems, but now it is unusable. The ...
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AirPlay Music From AirPort Express Dropping Out

My AirPlay music keeps disconnecting. Here's my gear: AirPort Extreme 2013 AirPort Express 2012 MacBook Air 2013 iPhone 4S And my setup: Extreme is in the living room Express is in the adjacent ...
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IPv6 quits working after using VPN

My Macbook Pro running Mavericks picks up my ISP's (native) IPv6 support with automatic configuration just fine on bootup. I'm using an AirPort Extreme 802.11ac (2013) with default settings. If then ...
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Unable to join Photo Stream on OS X 10.8.5

I received an email invitation to join a Photo Stream. When I clicked on the "Join this Photo Stream" link on my MacBook Pro, I was taken to a page with the following message: Photo Stream ...
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Strange bug in MacVim 7.4 and some others apps on MacBook Retina

Bug (excuse me for bad quality) Explanation: In full screen mode in MacVim 7.4 i see the background panel. I tried set transparency=0 but it does not work, Is it good to see backpanel in ...
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Is there a way to use a Thunderbolt monitor with Bootcamp and not need to restart each time it's connected?

So, I'm using a brand new Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I have at giant 27" thunderbolt display. The problem I'm having is at the office I take my laptop with me to meetings. Upon ...
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Multiple monitors get mixed up

I am on OSX Lion, with a MacBook Pro. I am using the DisplayPort for an external monitor and two USB Diamond BVU195 for two extra monitors. Each time when I turn my computer on, the two monitors get ...
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Apple Wifi Dropping at Random Times

I'm sure that my wifi router is fine because my macbook is the only one with this issue. I see this happen especially when i use Skype, Face Time etc. This has been going on for a month and can't ...
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AddressBookManager using 100% CPU

My macbook pro running OSX 10.7.3 will fire up the heavy fans even if left idle with all major apps closed. In Activity Monitor, AddressBookManager is shown as taking 110% CPU, even though I have only ...
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Can a dedicated GPU use/share system RAM in addition to the VRAM included with it?

The Macbook Pro laptop, running OS X, has a AMD GPU which includes graphics memory of 256 MB. Is it possible for the machine to run an application that requires 512 MB video memory by sharing some of ...
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Trust Mac on iPad automatically

It is very annoying to "Trust this computer" every time I connect my iPad to Mac. Is there a way to "trust" my Mac by my iPad automatically?
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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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Macbook Pro randomly shutting down with inactivity

I have a mid-2009, Macbook Pro. Half a year ago, I spilled a bit of coffee, and suffered some damage (option keys not working, and constant shutting down/restarting if a button/mouse isn't pushed ...
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What could cause my password to become incorrect?

My MacBook Pro (Late 2013) running Yosemite (10.10.3) seems to have decided my password is incorrect and fails to log me in. I have managed to change the password via my Apple ID but I'm concerned ...
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Mac partially isolated from the network

Since I installed a new access point, I have troubles with only one Mac to access the printer and NAS on my network. Every other computer (Mac or PC) or device (Android or iOS) is working perfectly. ...
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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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Is it possible to send audio through both the headphone out jack and line in jack on my MacBook Pro?

Is it possible to send audio through both the headphone out jack and line in jack on my MacBook Pro? My reason for doing this is because I'm trying to monitor audio on headphones on a mixing program ...
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This “weird group trick” makes MacBook Pro login, apps, and systems run slow slow slow … but why?

Edit  In response to Tetsujin's comment, further details now are provided for reproducing the slowdown, and for reverting back to normal speed. The usual caveat  Experimenting with ...
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installing windows 8 on mac

I am trying to install windows 8 on my mac osx yosemite using boot camp. I created the bootable usb myself and will download windows assistance software later.So I ticked gthe last option only. ...
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built-in screen flickers on macbook air

I have an early MBA 11" (Jan 2011), dual booting to Mavericks and windows 7. Recently it has started exhibiting the following symptoms: built-in display flickers during boot and continues to flicker ...
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MBP 13' HDD in Optical Drive Keeps Unmounting

I bought a MacBook Pro 13" late 2011, Yosemite, which had a 256 SSD already installed. I recently installed a 1TB 2.5" SATA3 7200 Hard Drive internal drive in place of my optical drive. The HDD keeps ...
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Why is my rMBP drawing twice as much power as my friend's when idle?

Mine is late 2012 and has 8GB RAM. His is late 2014 and has 16GB RAM. Both have an SSD (although of different size) and both are running Yosemite. We set the brightness to 6 pips each and turn off ...
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messed up screen sharing

I am screen sharing from an iMac 10.6.8 looking at a MacBook Pro 10.8. Quite often, but not always, the shared screen looks like this on my iMac. (This image is anonymized.) So there is the real ...
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Reduce Transparency Keeps Turning Itself Off

In the accessibility settings on Yosemite I have enabled the "Reduce Transparency" setting multiple times. The reason I am turning it off is to try to fix the issues causes with the menu redrawing ...
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Install software from an unverified source

I'm using a MacBook with the latest Yosemite update and I need to install a tool from a 3rd party website. (not from the Mac App Store) I'm new to Mac OS X, can the tool access my files after I ...
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Is the MacBook designed to hang from its display?

I am looking admiringly at the roost for my 17" MacBook Pro. The height to which the MacBook is raised is terrific—higher than any other solution I'm able to locate online (also here and there). The ...
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MacBook Internet Recovery “?” Folder

With my 2012 MacBook Pro, I'm trying to reinstall Mac OS X (any version that will work) onto a new Solid State Drive that replaced a broken one. I can get to the Internet Recovery screen just fine ...
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My computer may be dead. Help!

Early 2011 13" MBP, formerly 500GB HDD but changed to a 620GB DIY Fusion Drive a few weeks ago. I've been on Yosemite since the first days of the Public Beta, but starting earlier today my computer ...
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Mid 2009 Macbook Pro 5Ghz Wifi problem

Yesterday, suddenly my Macbook's WiFi stopped working at school. I have reason to think that only the 5GHz band is effected. Personal Hotspot connection via my iPhone still works and my Wifi at home ...
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Unable to update to xcode6

I had xcode 5.1.1 running on my Mac air. When I tried to update it to Xcode 6, it threw an error "This item is temporarily unavailable. Try again later." I have tried uninstalling the older version, ...
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Safari and other programs using too much RAM with barely any tabs open. Happens daily since Yosemite

I've noticed a drop battery life as well as performance from my macbook since the new Yosemite update a week ago. The performance slows down greatly, even with my 8gb of ram. Animations are very ...
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The power button turns MacBook off, but not back on

I have: replaced/soldered a new keyboard connector on the logic board as it had a missing pin, replaced the keyboard twice (the second and third keyboards work correctly), tried jump starting the ...
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distnoted service memory leak

I have problem on Mavericks 10.9.5. When my macbook air (mid 2012) awake, it freezes on 5-10 minutes. Sometimes I keep up to show process list and I see that "distnoted" service eats all CPU time. I ...