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Client Management of MacBook Pros

My team is starting to get large enough (9 and growing) that I'm looking for some thoughts on best ways to support our MacBook Pros & Airs. I'm fairly new to Macs though, much more comfortable ...
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Partition failed

Trying to shrink my default full disk partition to create some free space (for Ubuntu, incidentally, which I'm longing for even more now). Partition failed Partition failed with the error: Couldn't ...
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How to configure my apple remote with custom actions, including sleep & wake up?

This is basically a follow up of MSDOS's question. I've also came around same things he did and I am currently using iRedLite with great success. It is in almost all aspects even better than the ...
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New desktops get randomly created

I use two monitors on this Macbook Pro running Mavericks. I never use more than one "desktop", however once every few days, I see a random number of new desktops created - usually between 2-3 but ...
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Blinking question mark on folder on boot

I am attempting to boot up my 2009 MacBook Pro, but when it starts it immediately shows a white screen with a 'question mark folder' — it keeps blinking until the computer shuts down (unless I keep it ...
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1answer
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Will my other partitions be wiped when doing a clean install of Mavericks?

Situation I have two partitions: Mac OS X, and Windows Bootcamp. Will the Windows partition get caught in the wiping process when attempting a Mavericks clean install? I think people call it spring ...
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iTunes library on usb drive connected to NAS not recognized anymore

I have my iTunes library on an external usb drive. I have no problem accessing it when it is plugged directly to my mac. I've recently bought a NAS device which allows me to connect a usb drive to it ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to take a video screenshot (screenshow?) of what's occurring on a Macbook Pro's screen?

I've got an unusual situation which I cannot explain. I thought to take a video of what I'm seeing on the screen, but realized I didn't know how to do that. Is there a way to take a video of the ...
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1answer
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How can I use an external hard drive as a secondary internal hard drive on OS X

So I have a 2011 iMac that has a 500 GB. Hard drive inside. I could not buy a new computer but I bought a 2 TB. external hard drive that I connected using firewire, since it is almost as fast as ...
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1answer
43 views

OSX Froze, Fails to Boot in any Configuration

In the middle of working like a charm, my MBP locked up. After a bit, I did a hard power off. Here's the timeline since then Reboot. Got to user screen just fine, logged in. Applications all started ...
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1answer
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Do I have a virus, a back door? Am I hacked?

Recently my MacBook has slowed down a lot, though I haven't downloaded any large files or installed new applications, I've mainly used the web. Yesterday I was doing some work in Photoshop and ...
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133 views

Connect DualShock 3 (PS3 controller) and MacBook Pro 13" late 2013 on Mavericks 10.9.2

The steps I have taken to connect my dualshock 3 controller with my MBP are shown here: http://theultralinx.com/2014/02/connect-playstation-3-controller-mac-os-mavericks.html The controller doesn't ...
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1answer
153 views

Getting this error constantly: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8

I'm getting these errors constantly from various processes, the invalid string is always the same though. How do I find where the string is located? Here are the latest ones. I removed the ...
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1answer
30 views

User Conflict- Mavericks

My home folder is called admin. However, I am signed in as John and there is no admin user. John is an administrative user. Shouldn't the home folder show the signed-in user name? This may or may ...
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1answer
52 views

Debugging Freezes

Sometimes my macbook freezes while browsing the web etc, I get a beach ball cursor but it doesn't spin or respond (there is no movement on the screen, it's frozen), the keyboard is unresponsive, ...
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Periodic freezes - possibly related to CoreAnimation?

For many months, I have experienced occasional lockups on my Macbook Pro 8,2 running OSX 10.9.2. Actually, I had what I assume was a related problem in 10.8. I have the 2.3GHz Core i7 processor, 8GB ...
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43 views

Cannot create Wireless Hotspot with Macbook Pro

I am actually trying to create this hotspot simply to run a LAN chat program between a few laptops. Internet is not actually necessary. I have done this a lot of times with other Macbook Pros but I am ...
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1answer
126 views

Mid-2012 MacBook Pro hard drive failure (maybe? not really.)

Mid 2012 MBP with OEM hard drive. I booted it this morning to a flashing question mark folder. I happened to have an external drive with OSX on it, booted to that external drive just fine. I opened ...
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1answer
169 views

Will 'Internet Recovery' necessarily erase my hard drive?

My Mac is booting to the 'question mark' folder. I option-booted to 'Internet Recovery'. Before I proceed, I would like to know: Will 'Internet Recovery' necessarily erase my hard drive? Can anyone ...
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Why is every one of my System Roots Certificates showing as untrusted when applying 'use system defaults' for my Macbook Pro?

There are 222 total System Root Certificates, and each read as currently untrusted, although I have not touched any of the settings. Each certificate is "using system defaults", but clicking the ...
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1answer
23 views

MacOS X Randomly Logs out while working

A friend of mine experiences the following behaviour while using a macbook quite normally (no heavy loads, etc.). She is returned to her log in screen and apparently logged out, because after logging ...
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Impossible install Mac OSX, probably firmware damaged

Yesterday evening I install update on my MacBook Unibody (Version 6,1; Late 2009). The update run on Mac OS X 10.8.5 consist in security update and new version of Safari and iTunes. The update is run ...
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1answer
51 views

Boot from SD card

Can I boot from SD card with speed 95MB/s and capacity 32GB on my MacBook Pro (early 2011)? How fast it is?
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Display Oddities When Logging Back In On Macbook Pro

It doesn't seem like there are others with this problem. So, maybe I'm just missing a setting or something. First off, this doesn't happen all the time. We're looking at a 5 to 10 percent occurrence. ...
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How can I stop the very frequent beachballs I have on my 2010 MacBook Pro, which has 8 GB RAM?

Beachballs happen every five minutes or so, taking about 15-30 seconds to resolve. I almost never had them before a few weeks ago. Update: Just now, for the first time, the Mac was unresponsive for ...
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2answers
77 views

Installing OS X on new SSD with 10.8 found online

Since I had lost the cds that came with my MBP (late 2010/11 model - 10.6 OSX CDS) I couldnt continue with my OSX installation. I asked apple about purchasing the CDS but it would take for them to ...
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1answer
185 views

How to reformat/install new SSD on MBP late2010 using OS X Internet Recovery

I had been saving some money to buy an SSD and finally I did. My old HDDs motor shut down so I had to replace it. I put it in the macbook all good but it isnt recognized by the system as a hard drive ...
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1answer
134 views

How can I use Google Calendar etc. with iCloud?

Since 3 years, I'm a Linux user. Now I am thinking about switching to OSX. I informed myself about OSX and looked into many youtube videos about it, but still I have a few questions about it At the ...
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1answer
494 views

Can my early-2008 Macbook Pro run OS X Mavericks?

Like the question says I have an early-2008 Macbook Pro and I want to know if it will run Mavericks before I get it. Also, if it won't run Mavericks what is the highest OS X version it will run?
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2answers
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MacBook Pro not booting off OS X Mavericks USB Drive

I'm trying to do a clean install of OS X Mavericks 10.9.1 from a USB drive on my new MacBook Pro 15" Retina (late 2013 model). Here are my steps: Turn off the Mac Hold Option Turn on the Mac Select ...
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Why causes Chrome to make my Mac unresponsive?

I'm asking this mostly out of curiosity, as I've given up on finding a practical solution. Everyone knows that Chrome makes Macs sluggish, especially if you have a lot of tabs open. My question is ...
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MBPR / OSX Lion system volume doesn't affect output

I've got a 2013 MBP-Retina with Cinema and Thunderbolt Displays (1x each). It used to be that the default audio output was one of the integrated audio devices in a display, and I could control the ...
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26 views

Automatically reduce MacBook brightness on connecting to external display?

I would like my macbook to reduce its screen brightness to zero when I connect it to an external display. I know there's no such setting, but how would I go about writing a script that would do that? ...
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2answers
527 views

Keep wi-fi connection while asleep?

Right now my MacBook Pro is set to go to sleep after 1 hour and then when I wake it back up, I have to wait for it to find/connect to Wi-Fi again. How can I maintain the Wi-Fi connection so when I ...
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2answers
152 views

How to make Mac shut down when fully charged?

Since I have heard that keeping on the charger plugged while the battery is at 100% will degrade battery life, I would like to find a way to make the Mac switch off by itself when it reaches 100%. ...
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2answers
260 views

Boot OS X install from one Mac on another Mac

It seems I can't boot a system installed on one MacBook in another MacBook. My laptop needs a few days of servicing, so I thought it would be easiest to clone an image of my OS X install on USB ...
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1answer
90 views

Macbook Pro (Mid 2009) will not turn on without power cord [new battery installed]

I have recently purchased and installed a new battery for my Mid 2009 13 inch Macbook Pro but have not been able to turn on the laptop without the power supply since the new battery has been ...
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833 views

How can I uninstall Oracle Java 7.51 on OSX Mavericks or go back to an earlier version of Java?

I have a MacBook Pro with OSX Mavericks. I had my automatic update switched on for Java (unfortunately). So when I was asked if I want to update I naturally said yes. With the update I am having ...
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2answers
124 views

How long can my MacBook Pro sustain greater than 100% CPU usage?

The Activity Monitor app says my macbook pro 10.7.5 is at 300% CPU usage when I'm trying to install and sync my Bitcoin-Qt client. I let in run like this with the fan going crazy for 4 hours without ...
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1answer
208 views

How to reduce the RAM usage by run_kernel in MACBook pro

run_kernel is using upto 1gb of ram in macbook pro.Please help
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Using terminal to get current fan speed?

I would like to view the current fan speeds of my MacBook and iMac using terminal. I've found that running spindump then cat /tmp/spindump.txt | grep "Fan speed" will show it, but that's very slow and ...
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1answer
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Problem using F12 to get specific info on the screen

I hope I will be able to properly give my question as I am not a native English speaker and I might be running into difficulty. But I am posting an image to make my problem straight forward. I’m new ...
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1answer
111 views

Messages not working on macbook pro

I updated my macbook pro to OSX Mavericks and signed in to Messages app but it isn't working. My account is enabled but when I try sending a message it says cannot send message. Your iMessage account ...
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1k views

OS X kernel panic on boot with “unable to find driver for this platform”

I updated the latest version of OS X yesterday. When I updated this it asked me to restart and displayed "unexpected error" and asked to restart again. When I restarted it the following screen showed ...
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3answers
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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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156 views

Philips TV: Connect MacBook shared folder to TV

I have an issue: Connect Macbook and Philips TV. I want to browse Macbook shared folder in Philips TV, but it cannot be done as easily as on Windows (uh) Maximum what I've found after an hour of ...
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1answer
77 views

Can I change which external monitor is considered the “secondary” monitor?

I've got a MacBook Pro, and two Thunderbolt displays. I'd like to be able to change the brightness on them individually, like so: For the MacBook, I'd use the F1/F2 keys on its keyboard. For the ...
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3answers
283 views

What happens when a Mac SATA drive is put in a Dell laptop?

I am planning to buy a Mac. But I see Mac uses same Intel processors as other Windows/Linux laptops. So I would like to know if I take a hard disk(say the Mac book is released before mid 2012, so the ...
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4answers
516 views

MBP boots only through single user mode

After using my MBP and shutting it down as usual, it fails to boot. If no keys are pressed during booting ( normal boot ), a progress bar will appear on the bottom side of the screen, moves slowly, ...
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What is the reason for the slow shutdown?

I have a recent MacBook Pro. I am very happy with the startup times. However, during shutdown, it stays on the gray screen for a fairly long time. This is supposedly a known issue with Mavericks (see ...