A MacBook Pro announced during the summer 2012 WWDC. The 15-inch screen has a native resolution of 2880 by 1800, making it by far the highest resolution display on a portable computer.

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New MacBook Pro Retina, bad battery?

I just purchased a brand-new MacBook Pro, Retina (15" screen). The "Hello" pamphlet in the box starts out: Your battery is charged and ready to go, so you can start using your Mac right out of the ...
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Durability of plastic screen on latest Retina Macbook Pro?

I am in need of a new MBP. I do development (Ruby/Rails) on my mid 2009 13" MPB running Mavericks, and I find it is getting old enough that I'm getting some lag when I'm running DB and web server, ...
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replace tilde to shift key in macbook

I try to change tilde key to shift. I have success in it, but only for russian language. I used KeyRemap4MacBook for it. When I switch language to english this substitution stops working. How ...
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A screen protector or not for the retina screen?

Recently, I bought my very first MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I am hesitating between having a screen protector or not. Some claim that a protector can prevent the retina display from scratch, ...
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Why do browsers not render pictures in native pixel density on retina display?

It seems to me that browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox) on my retina Macbook Pro do not render any pictures at native pixel density. For example, when I open an image from google images and then ...
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Fan Speed and Temperature on MBP Retina 13 2013

I have a 13 inch MacBook Pro retina (bought new in 2013). When running normally (which is usually online downloading and editing in Eclipse - nothing too heavy, often 90%+ processor idle) it runs ...
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Is there a setting to make the Mac not change resolution when connecting to an external display?

I am currently running 2880x1800 resolution on my MacBook Pro retina (using the command setgetscreenres). Whenever I connect to an external display, my Mac changes to a lower resolution. Is there a ...
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How hard is the glass on Retina MacBook Pro

I haven't got a screen protector for my MacBook Pro, and I am wondering just how easy it is to get a scratch on it? Is it using the Gorilla Glass like the iPad? If so, I might consider not getting a ...
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Modify Expose button on my macbook for another shortcut?

The F3 button on my rMBP has a figure which shows 3 rectangles, pressing the button without the FN key initiates the Expose function. I want to modify that key for another function. However I cannot ...
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Preinstalled Mountain Lion and iWork is not found for Updates

My Retina Macbook Pro came with 10.8.0 preinstalled, I also have a normal boxed version of iWork '09 brought over from my old computer. When the 10.8.1 Update was out I got the Notification box that ...
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Does the MacBook Pro with Retina have two Thundebolt busses, or are the two TB ports sharing a bus?

Just wondering whether the two ports on the rMBP are sharing the same bandwidth. If so, does the single-port, non-retina MBP have the same bandwidth with just one port instead of two?
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Some applications open in low resolution

Some applications, like Unity3D (but not limited to it) open in too low resolution: The flag "open in low resolution" is not set: ...
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How can I reduce the delay when locking the sceen on a MBPr?

So with a little research I found that control+shift+fn+power replaces the old control+shift+eject on keyboards without eject keys. However I find I have to hold the keys longer for it to work, ...
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No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key

When I boot my Macbook Pro 13" Retina (running newest Mavericks), it is showing me this error: However! If I boot holding the ⌥ alt-key, it shows Mavericks as option. When I press ⌤ enter-key to ...
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Does OS 10.9.3 work with multiple external 4k monitors?

Have a Late-2013 15" rMBP running OS X 10.9.3 with an external 4k-capable Samsung LU28D590DS/ZA. Whenever I also connect my Dell 30" non-4K monitor, the screen flashes briefly like the machine is ...
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Difference between autopoweroff and standby in pmset

I just got a new Retina MacBook Pro 15". After getting some downloads interrupted due to the computer going to sleep (even on AC power), I started looking at the man page for the pmset command. I did ...
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Under Mavericks with KeyRemap4MacBook my wireless keyboard doesn't register modifier keys

I have the hyper key setup working on my rMBP 13" terrifically, but why I connect to my Apple wireless keyboard (Bluetooth) none of the hyper key combinations work (it doesn't send the modifier). I ...
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How do you add the resolution icon to the top menu bar on the Macbook Pro (retina)

I just got a MacBook pro retina to replace my old Macbook Pro. I no longer see the screen resolution icon at the top icon bar, (where the Wifi, audio, Backup, etc Icons reside) Do you know how to add ...
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How can I disable the HD4000 integrated graphics card on a MacBook Pro?

HD 4000 on my MacBook Pro shared 512 MB RAM from my main memory, which is calculated as part of kernel_task. My question is simple, is there a way to disable it, stopping it from taking up 512 MB of ...
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Is there a safe temperature definition for the Macbook Pro Retina?

I'm using a grid-computing software to donate my CPU time, so every core is always 100 Celsius degrees (212F), all day. Is there a reference, from Apple or other source, indicating a safe temperature ...
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How long would it take for FileVault to encrypt my Retina Macbook Pro?

I have a Retina Macbook Pro with the following specifications : Mountain Lion OSX 10.8.2 Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 - 500 GB Flash Storage 286.83 GB of 499.42 ...
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Is the keyboard on the 15" Mac Book Pro with Retina display different than others in size?

I just got a new 15" Retina MacBook Pro (rMBP) for a friend and looking for a good keyboard guard/ cover. I know shopping questions are off topic, but I'm wondering if the sizing is something that ...
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How do you enable retina display support on Firefox?

Firefox 16 does not have retina display support out of the box. Is there a way to enable it?
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Which versions of Xcode are not updated to take advantage of HiDPI/Retina displays?

I've been looking over the release notes for Xcode and can't find one that says it's been enabled for HiDPI mode and the retina display MacBook Pro. By enabled, I mean that Xcode will run on the new ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 13" not connecting to some Wifi networks

I just bought a MacBook Pro Retina 13" with Mavericks and all the latest updates, and have an issue connecting to some Wifi networks that my Windows Laptop and my Windows Phone had no issue with at ...
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Screencasting in 1080p from a retina display without scaling, possible or not?

I want to make some tutorials in 1080p on my MacBook Pro with retina display. Is there a way to record the screen "natively" in 1920x1080? I don't care if it would look scaled and blury at the time ...
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Verbose mode startup

I've been having sporadic issues where my Macbook Pro Retina hangs at startup. I started up in verbose mode and it always hangs at this message. AppleUSBMultitouchDriver::checkStatus - received ...
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Connect 2 external monitors with MacBook Pro

I recently got an MacBook Pro (Retina) 15" from my office. I prefer to use my laptop as a desktop. So I have a docking station for my Dell which I used to connect to 2 external monitors, keyboard and ...
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How do I make applications open on the primary display and not the active display?

I love the improvements that Apple made to multiple displays in Mavericks, but there is one thing that really gets on my nerves. If I'm using an application on my secondary display, and I use ...
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How to disable the MacBook screen when connected to TV via HDMI

How can I disable the MacBook screen when it is connected to my TV via HDMI?B
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Is there a way to control the clock speed of the GT 650M GPU in a Retina Macbook Pro from OS X?

This is not about gaming performance. I've got that all sorted when booting into Windows. This is a 2012 version rMBP. The question is about trying to gain a little more control over the hardware ...
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Quicktime screen recording on Retina display

On OS X 10.8 I'm trying to record screen using Quicktime. But for some reason the resulting video resolution is only 1280 by 800, even thought I'm on Retina display. How can I record screen in Retina ...
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Window size of VirtualBox on mac

I'm trying to install Windows by using VirtualBox on mac, but the size of VirtualBox don't fit the size of my mac. The window size is too small, how can I make it fit my computer? By the way, I'm ...
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Do I need Hibernate option ON for my Retina Macbook Pro?

I have a Retina MBP and have the following settings using pmset -g As you can see below, standby is 1 and hibernationmode is 3, meaning that I have DEEP SLEEP turned on, after 7200 seconds. Do I ...
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Keyboard shortcut to move Window to next Desktop?

I would like a keyboard shortcut to do either of these actions : Move a 'focused' window to another desktop Create a new desktop and move the window to it, then change the view to that desktop ...
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How do I get Time Machine to work during Power Nap

I tested Power Nap on my MacBook Pro Retina (Aug 2012) and my Time Machine backup hasn't made any progress. Even the hard drive light is out while the machine sleeps. Energy saver is at the default ...
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Connecting external display turns both screens black

I updated from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2 for my MacBook Pro Retina with my external 27" Thunderbolt display. When I connect to my Thunderbolt display both screens are black. I can only see my mouse pointer and ...
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Macbook Pro Retina external HDD

First of all, I haven't used any Mac computers before. And now I'm considering buying a Mac book pro retina 15 with 256 or 512 Gb SDD as my travel laptop. I need to run both MacOS and Windows 7. The ...
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Cannot update Microsoft Office Word 2011 to 14.2.3 on OSX

I just purchased Microsoft Office 2011 for MAC and installed it on my rMBP OSX 10.8.2 running Mountain Lion. The installed version from purchase is 14.2.0. I tried installing 14.2.3 but it failed due ...
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Why does a .DS_Store file keep appearing on the desktop?

Every time I delete it from the desktop, I get the same file ".DS_store" created after some time. Is there a reason why this happens ? And can I permanently stop it from being created ?
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How should I configure my Audio settings for the highest quality sound?

I would like to configure my Mac and Thunderbolt display for the best Audio output. The "Audio Devices" tab allows me to choose Audio Format in Hz 2 channel xx bit Integer or Float What ...
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How to resolve screen unlock login screen appearing after a long time?

I have a Macbook Pro 15'' Retina running Mavericks. When I lock the screen when stepping away and then attempt to reactivate it by either moving the mouse or entering some keys, the login screen ...
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Improptu restarting of Macbook Pro while in Sleep Mode

A week ago I bought a Macbook Pro Retina (mid 2014) version - and in the first few days of running it I have noticed about 4-5 times that the Macbook occasionally restarts itself - so far always in ...
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Turning Caps-Lock into Control is not permanent on MacBook Pro Retina

I want to act my caps-lock key as control-key. I'm going to preferences ⇒ keyboard ⇒ modifier keys... and say that caps lock should be acting as control. This is working fine until I put the ...
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iPad Air Not Charging on Left USB of Retina MBP '15

I am trying to charge my iPad Air via the USB ports on my '15 Retina Macbook Pro. When I plug it into the port on the right side of the device, it charges fine, but when I plug it into the left-side ...
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OS X 10.9.3 has two visible cursors

Basicaly my problem is, that when i mouse over some text, the default "text-selection" cursor appears. But the mouse pointer (arrow) is still present and i can see two cursors. What could be causing ...
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rMBP 15inch Wifi Issue

I've just bought a new rMBP 15 inch a few days ago and for some reason every time it goes into sleep / powernap mode, when I turn it back on the wifi doesn't work. The odd part is the wifi still ...
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Startup Screen Flashes Pink

During boot, I see the gray screen with the Apple logo, then the entire screen flashes pink for a couple seconds before boot continues normally. Is this a problem/symptom of something? MacBook Pro ...
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Is it possible to use the integrated gpu on MBP retina with Bootcamp?

I came across this page which demonstrates that simply two lines need to be changed in order for Windows to detect the integrated gpu and use it: ...
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Watch video or play games on two external monitors

I have a 2013 15inch retina MacBook Pro and two Dell U2414H as external monitors. I want to watch video or play games like the image in this question. For the current mac system, I can only achieve ...