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2answers
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Random Signal Strength Drops

I have a Macbook Air (Mid-2011) at home and a Verizon Actiontec MI424WR Rev. I router. Recently, I noticed that the internet got slower for about 10 sec. and went back to normal. I then opened Wifi ...
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1answer
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2012 Macbook Air Mt Lion 10.8.2. Can I factory reset and upgrade using only an external monitor?

I just purchased a 2012 MacBook Air with a broken screen. I'm using it as a desktop via an external monitor. I plan to do a factory reset and then upgrade to mavericks. Will I be able to complete ...
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3answers
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The Notes App is now gone from my Macbook Air. How do I get it back?

The Notes app is now gone from my Macbook Air. It used to be in the doc and sync'd with my iPhone and iPad. Earlier today, I saw the icon still there, with a question mark on top of it, and I could ...
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Macbook Air hard drive crashed, download Lion without paying again?

2 days ago my girlfriend's MacBook Air crashed (mid 2012, running OS 10.8), only showing the infamous "folder" icon. Usual stuff did not help, reboot pressing alt, cd, etc. We went to an Apple Store ...
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1answer
179 views

Mysql process takes 500 mb of primary memory

I have a MBA 2013, and its not more than few days that I installed MySQL. I have not created any database in mysql yet, but still it takes a lot of memory on RAM. I have configured it to start ...
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2answers
221 views

Installed new SSD on Macbook Air now won't let me reinstall OS

I have a 2012 Macbook Air. It shipped with 64GB SSD but I upgraded it to 240GB using a 3rd party manufacturer. I was planning on doing a clean install on the system but when I checked to make sure if ...
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2answers
218 views

keyboard stop working randomly

I've a MBA 2009 which has a little uncommon issue : The keyboard and the trackpad stop working randomly, sometimes just after the boot and sometimes after a few minutes. At first I thought it was a ...
0
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1answer
250 views

How can I get my Macbook Air 2013 (September 2013) to connect to wi-fi?

I just got my new MacBook Air delivered yesterday. I opened it up today and was happy until it couldn't connect to Wi-Fi. After Googling I found out that this has been an issue and that Apple ...
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1answer
476 views

Where are ethernet/internet/networking configuration files/settings stored on OS X 10.6

Someone I know has an ethernet configuration profile that works on the university network I'm on. As I am on 10.8 I do not have the option of configuring these files so I'd like to copy his ...
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193 views

MBA has occasional difficulty with campus WPA/WPA2 enterprise wifi network

I'm at the University of Texas, where we have a WPA/WPA2 enterprise wifi network. Much of the time it works great. Other times, it's tricky to connect and stay connected. I can actually force it to ...
3
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2answers
540 views

SSD reporting incorrect amount of free space, not due to local snapshots

I recently created a file of just over 20GB and then deleted it shortly after, however my free space did not increase at all. I am using a 2012 MacBook Air with a 128GB SSD and I've had problems ...
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2answers
107 views

Bought a used MB air- should I be worried about a root kit / keylogger?

I ebayed a used Macbook. There is a new install of 10.8.3 on it. When I turned it on, it brought me through the user setup etc... What's the chance that the os install is corrupted with a root kit / ...
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1answer
56 views

Strange behavior of keyboard shortcuts

On my imac I have system Preferences -> hardware -> keyboard -> keyboard & text input set with a checkmark for move focus to menu bar with ^F2. It works. On my (pretty new) macbook air, I set ...
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0answers
176 views

Any patch to manually throttle CPU in OS X 10.8?

I'm running a water-damaged Late 2011 Macbook Air. After letting it dry and changing the battery (which died), the computer is still really slow and after doing some investigation, and applying a fix ...
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2answers
2k views

MacBookAir kernel_task at 300% and rising

I have a MacBookAir5,1 connected to a Thunderbolt Display. When it gets very hot, PID 0 "kernel_task" uses ever more CPU until reaching 340% and slowing the Mac down sufficiently to make me restart ...
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5answers
29k views

How to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air with Mountain Lion

I recently downloaded Mountain Lion because I wanted to be able to send and receive iMessages from my phone number on my MacBook Air. But, for some reason I'm not able to add my number to my Mac. When ...
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2answers
1k views

Insert key on keyboard for Macbook Air Mountain Lion OS

I have a MacBook Air running the "Mountain Lion" OS that is version 10.8 - What is the "Insert key" (Ins) or equivalent on Mac keyboard. ?
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3answers
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How do I stop my 2013 Macbook Air from putting the computer to sleep?

I've been fiddling with my new Haswell macbook air (with Mountain Lion), and there's a difference between the "energy saver" settings on my macbook vs my 2011 iMac. On my iMac, there's a "Computer ...
2
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3answers
737 views

How can I get files off of a Mac when the display is broken?

I need to get files off of my mac, and SSH and RDP are both disabled. My screen is broken, and my SSD is encrypted by FileVault. Now, I do have one advantage: An external monitor. However, it will ...
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1answer
329 views

Restoring <= 10.6.8 lid-open Clamshell Mode in Mountain Lion?

In Snow Leopoard and earlier, you could open the lid of your laptop after you had activated clam shell mode and the display would remain inactive until you disconnected the external monitors. In ...
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1answer
275 views

Internal Mic stopped recording voice, but hears case/keyboard touching

Since this morning I am unable to record my voice on my Macbook Air 2012 internal microphone but the microphone can hear me touching the keyboard, the Macbook case… I tried to tweak system ...
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1answer
323 views

Keeping the mac awake when running certain applications?

I need to keep my MacBook Air awake when running certain applications. But when I put the display to sleep, often the whole system suspends after a few minutes. Specifically I run Air Video Server on ...
2
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2answers
891 views

External hard drive spinning up during sleep

Every time I close the lid on my macbook air, my external hard drive seems to spin up for about 5 seconds every 30 seconds, and this will go on continuously, even for several hours. The noise itself ...
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3answers
3k views

How can I disable automatic scanning for WiFi networks?

The objective is to strengthen the WiFi reception (at the moment without additional hardware). I live in an area with a 100+ radio signals. Majority is useless (to low signal) but still scanned and ...
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1answer
204 views

How to avoid a forced shutdown or crash when the MagSafe is plugged in and got loose?

The new MagSafe for the current Macbook Air isn't very strong for its magnetic force, so it can become loose easily. Today I left the Macbook Air unplugged and it went into sleep, and after I plugged ...
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1answer
1k views

Macbook Air login screen twice

I have a serious problem with my 2011 MacBook Air (current OS version (Mountain Lion)) Always on startup, I have to enter my password twice. Right after entering it the first time, the screen is gray ...
2
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1answer
262 views

Some dvorak shortcuts aren't working. 10.8.2

I just got a new Macbook Air, and was all excited to code: but then wham. For example I cannot do command + / Which is pretty valuable when coding. It treats it as Command + { I'm trying to use ...
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2answers
5k views

what is com.apple.coresymbolicationd in caches?

Doing some cleanup on my Macbook Air with 128 SSD looking for big files to reduce space used. I found something named com.apple.coresymbolicationd that is 1GB in the library/caches folder I don't ...
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1answer
319 views

Cloning an image from MacBook Air to MacBook Pro

I am getting a mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I currently have a mid-2011 11" MacBook Air. I will be purchasing a Crucial M4 512GB SSD for the Pro and I want to clone my existing Air's HDD before I give ...
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3answers
4k views

How to install Windows XP on mid-2012 MacBook Air Mountain Lion?

I have to install Windows XP on my mid-2012 Mountain Lion MacBook Air (base config: 4GB RAM, 128GB SDD, 1.8 GHz) but the BootCamp doesn't support anything except 7. I can't afford to set aside sth ...
5
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4answers
893 views

Cannot wake Mountain Lion from safe sleep

I have a late-2010 MacBook Air on which I am running OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.2 with FileVault 2 enabled. When I try to wake it from safe sleep: the panel is backlit but nothing is displayed; the ...
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1answer
206 views

How fast does a BootCamp installation wake up from sleep?

Currently I can't test this myself so maybe somebody could tell me based on their experiences. If you have installed BootCamp on your MacBook, how fast is it ready for usage when you open the lid? Is ...
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2answers
550 views

MacBook Air reduces free space from 7GB to 1GB in after a few houres

I am using a Macbook Air with a 64GB HDD and Mountain Lion installed on it. When I reboot my Air, it shows that I have 7GB free disk space. But after a couple of hours, the system says my disk is ...
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1answer
207 views

Full screen mode in two monitors

I have a MBP with an external monitor running ML. When I enter full screen mode, the other monitor isn't usable. Is it possible to have the full screen on one monitor and to use the other monitor as ...
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0answers
211 views

Remote Install Mountain Lion for MacBook Air

Let's say I have an disc or ISO of Mountain Lion on a Macbook Pro. And I have a Macbook Air (with Leopard). How can I install Mountain Lion on the Air?
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2answers
6k views

Time Machine Error - The backup disk is not available

Problem My automatic backups for my Macs have recently started failing with the following message (same error if I attempt to "Backup Now"): Time Machine couldn't complete the backup to ...
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15answers
32k views

Wi-Fi connection randomly disconnects on 2012 MacBook Air

My 2012 MacBook Air has problems with Wi-Fi – random disconnections, every few minutes. The problems occurred with Lion, and persist after an upgrade to Mountain Lion. It seems the Wi-Fi drops ...
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0answers
188 views

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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1answer
4k views

Turn off internal display without closing lid

I learned that a MacBook Air's built-in screen turns off when I close the lid so I can continue working on an external display set to be primary. But the MacBook Air has a heat system that requires it ...
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1answer
5k views

Is there a way to limit the size of the disk swap file in Mac OS X?

It seems to be that in OS X, whenever you are out of ram the system happily swaps to disk. This easily becomes an disaster due to the fact that the swapped out memory eventually fills my drive. On my ...
3
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1answer
368 views

Large ping times in normal mode, okay ping times in safe mode

I pinged google.com to see that ping times ranged from 54 ms to over 2000 ms on my MBA. After a quick isolation and testing, I figured that it was my MBA only issue. I log into safe mode on my MBA ...
3
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2answers
4k views

Mountain Lion won't wake up after an extended sleep

I've recently upgraded my MacBook Air to Mountain Lion. Now whenever the machine sleeps for a long time (more than two hours or so) while disconnected from the mains, it won't wake up. I had to hold ...
3
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1answer
875 views

Is there a way to auto switch wireless networks depending on signal strength?

I have a Linksys dual band router. Near the back of our house (which is where our computers are mostly located) only the G network really comes through so when I'm working in the front of our house, I ...
0
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2answers
329 views

Mountain Lion on Macbook Air

Just got a MacBook Air, and it is running OSX 10.7.4. Is it possible to upgrade to 10.8 (Mountain Lion)? Are there any benefits to doing so? What is the process?
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0answers
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Mountain Lion Upgrade Internet Issues [closed]

My MacBook Air late 2010 worked perfectly before the Mountain Lion upgrade. After I updated to Mountain Lion, the Internet stopped working on my WiFi network. It detects the network and connects to it ...
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1answer
2k views

Airplay icon disappears after mac wakes up from sleep

I have found that when my mac wakes up from sleep, sometimes there is no airplay icon. The only way I can fix this is by doing a recycle of my MacBook Air. I was wondering if there was any other way ...
4
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2answers
4k views

Why does QuickTime's screen recorder make my MacBook Air very slow while recording?

On Snow Leopard (10.6), the screen recorder on QuickTime Player worked just fine. However, since I have upgraded to Mountain Lion (10.8) QuickTime screen recorder has been making my 2010 MacBook Air ...
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3answers
6k views

Why doesn't my MacBook Air wake up from sleep when I touch the trackpad?

Ever since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion, my MacBook Air doesn't wake from sleep when I touch my trackpad. I have to physically click it in order for it to wake up, which can be quite ...
18
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4answers
9k views

Delay in keyboard responsiveness after wake with Mountain Lion?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, now when I open the lid to my 2010 13" MacBook Air, there is a 3-5 second delay between when the screen powers on and when the keyboard will respond to key presses in ...
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0answers
625 views

Unable to install XQuartz on Mountain Lion

I have updated my Mac to Mountain Lion and now wanted to install XQuartz. However, the installer tells me that the installation failed and that I should contact the vendor. Did anyone else have this ...