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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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How to earth a MagSafe2 adaptor for 15" MacBook Pro with retina display?

There is no earthing pin, only a socket with a metallic rim. Will it require some special socket that has a projecting earth pin? This is for use in India @ 230W. My adaptor is 85w.
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Why does the external monitor on my MBPR constantly lose its signal?

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, manufactured in August of 2012 (mid 2012). The laptop seems to be incapable of continuously driving an external display. On some monitors it will lose the signal once or ...
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Black borders on sides of 2nd external monitor with new Macbook Pro 15" Retina

I just began using a new Macbook Pro 15" with Retina Display running Mountain Lion. Since it has 2 thunderbolt ports, I decided to try hooking up two external monitors. Both monitors are the same Dell ...
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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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Retina Nvidia Control Panel Settings for Gaming

I've had a retina MBP for about a year now. I want to start using it for gaming. I have read that I need to change the Nvidia Panel Settings. Does anyone know specifics on what I should change to ...
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External display has blurry fonts on Dell U2312hm- MacBook Pro Retina

I just bought a new Dell external display (U2312hm) for my MacBook Pro Retina. The fonts appear to be very blurry. I've searched and found a solution here, but it didn't fix my problem. I ran the ...
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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 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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13" retina vs native full HD

The 13" MBP with retina has a resolution of 2560x1600. Standard windows laptops often have resolutions like 1920x1080. When watching 1080p material on fullscreen, the windows laptop can display the ...
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MacBook Pro Retina & Dell U2711 with miniDP to DP still no res higher than 1080p

I bought an external monitor, the Dell u2711 due to the res and wanting to get the most out of my laptop. Initially I used a mini dp adapter with dvi, hdmi and dp on and it wouldn't work, kept ...
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Why doesn't the power connector on my thunderbolt display fit in my 13" macbook pro?

This is beyond irritating and I can't find any info. The magsafe connector for my new 13" retina display MBP is different than the one for my old (12 months) 15" MBP and is not compatible with the ...
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Macbook Pro Retina and Dell u3011 video driver problem

i have a macbook pro retina with OS X 10.8.4 (12E55) , and i'm connecting it to a dell u3011 monitor using a mini-display to displayport cable , it was working great until today whenever i connect the ...
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Potential causes of trackpad problems on retina display macbook

I have a 2012 MBP retina display. Over the past few days I've noticed that my trackpad has started to become finicky: it's hard to pinch, the cursor occasionally "jumps" and sometimes gets stuck so ...
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MBP Retina screen, shows facebook page faded even after closed

I'm experiencing something a bit odd on retina screen of my MBP 15". When i stay on facebook homepage for like 10-15 seconds then close it. Then switch to a greyish application, i can definitely see; ...
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How can I “bind” two speaker outputs in OSX? (the feature is gone)

I used to be able to make music play out both my laptop speakers and also my monitor speakers. I did this in the System Preferences and "creating" a new audio device that composed of both my laptop ...
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How can I play “The Sims” without an optical drive?

I'm trying to play “The Sims 3” on my MacBook Retina which doesn't have an optical drive. From what I understand, my options are: Buy/Borrow an external optical drive Use the Bonjour service on a ...
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Retina Mac shows gray screen when waking up

This is the first time that my Retina MacBook Pro wakes up from sleep with a gray screen. After about 10-20 seconds, the MacBook falls asleep again. Some points that might be relevant: The only ...
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Yet another headphone stuck in retina macbook pro question

as the title states, my headphone jack is useless because a headphone cable broke off in the jack. I can't get audio through the speakers because the computer thinks there're headphones plugged in. I ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15'' - High CPU temperature

I've seen a few similar questions on here but none seem to have a good answer, nor seeing the temperature levels I'm seeing. Notebook is only a month old and just installed iStat Menus and noticed ...
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may I demand product replacement? Macbook Pro Retina will have screen replacement for the 3rd time

may I demand product replacement - completely new Macbook Pro Retina? My 15" Macbook Pro Retina will have screen replacement for the 3rd time. For the first time it was ghost effect - replaced with ...
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Turning on FileVault fails on MacBook Pro with 'disk in use by driver' error

I am trying to turn on FileVault on my retina MacBook Pro (running OS X 10.8.4), and after going through the key generation it fails with a "Disk in use by driver" error, as shown: I've got nothing ...
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Connecting HP ZR2440 screen via HDMI to MacBook Retina

I connected an external HP ZR2440 screen via HDMI to a MacBook Pro Retina. Especially text seems not as sharp as with other (window) laptops. I found the color profile settings and found the default ...
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High pitched noise. Macbook pro retina

The problem is - high pitched noisy tiny sound that u can hear only using more or less quality headphones. I use yamaha rh-5ma. And it's not the problem of headphones because I have different ones ...
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Does DevonThink Pro Office support the Macbook Pro Retina display?

I'm considering getting a Macbook Pro with retina display, but I can't seem to figure out if DevonThink Pro Office, which I use for my research, will support the retina display. Since it is a program ...
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Is it normal for a 15 inch rMBP to get extremely hot during use?

Sometimes when editing images, creating websites, using Adobe software, my Retina Macbook Pro, seems to get very, very hot. Not just on the bottom but on the top by the screen as well. To be more ...
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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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What is the ppi of the MacBook Pro retina 13" when at a resolution of 1680x1050?

I know the resolution when it's at the retina resolution of 2560x1600, but what about when it's scaled to 1680x1050?
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Keyboard stays lit during sleep

When I put my computer to sleep the keyboard stays lit. It is a July 2012 rMBP. I always have to turn down the brightness manually which is really annoying. Does someone know how to fix this? Also ...
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How can I use an iPad with a Retina display as an external monitor?

I have three 23" Samsung LCD monitors, and I've had all three hooked up to my MacBook Pro, for a total of four displays. Problem is, the MacBook Pro's Retina display has totally spoiled me. The ...
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3 (2 monitors + Ethernet adapter) devices to 2 Thunderbolt ports on a Retina MacBook Pro?

There are 2 Thunderbolt ports, but I have 3 devices. Is there a way to attach all 3? I've read stuff about "daisy-chaining" but I don't know what it means.
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What is best way to get and play Age of Mythology on Mac?

I have a 15 inch 1st gen MacBook Pro retina with windows 7 installed using boot camp and I would like to get the game Age of Mythology (with expansion) which I never had. What would be the best way to ...
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Screen Scratch Repair - Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display

:( Not a good day. I just cleaned the screen of my rMBP using my usual kit. A lint free microfiber cloth and my AM screen cleaning fluid. However there must have been a small particle of something ...
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Connect LED Cinema Display (Mini DP) via HDMI

Is there any way I can connect an LED Cinema Display via the HDMI port on my MacBook Pro with Retina display? I know there are various dongles that adapt for HDMI cables from Mini DP, but if I were to ...
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Connect two iMacs and an LED Cinema Display to MacBook Pro

In my office I have a brand new Thunderbolt-equipped iMac, an older iMac (Mini DisplayPort), and an LED Cinema Display (Mini DisplayPort). I want to connect these three displays to my MacBook Pro with ...
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Using 3 external displays with the rMBP 13"? [duplicate]

I would like to replace my main dev machine (currently a custom built desktop machine) with a Macbook Pro. I have been using three external 24" 1920x1200 displays for many years now and found this ...
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Dual Boot OSX on Retina MBP 15

I want to install a fresh copy of OSX onto my Retina MBP, next to the one that it came preinstalled with. I have created a 2nd partition using Disk Utility ready for the install, but have now found ...
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External backup drive unmounted, then endless churn

I have a 5 year old Seagate USB2 drive for backups, used for a few months with time machine on my Retina MBP. Lately, I've been getting an error that it was improperly ejected (I didn't actually ...
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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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Mail App is using internet connection to capacity (Retina Macbook Pro Early 2013)

My internet connection is working to capacity while "Mail" is open. Of course, it was loading all my mails when I used it the first time, but now all mails are on the machine and still "MagicanPaster" ...
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Retina Macbook Pro with External Display (Samsung BX2440)

I have just switched to a rMBP from a Windows 7 laptop. I use an external 24 inch monitor (Samsung BX2440) via the HDMI port on the rMBP. It seems that due to some scaling, the text on the external ...
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Windows 8 Resolution Problems

I just installed Windows 8 on my ManBook Pro Retina 15" and I am having some problems. Scince the default resolution looks bad, I set the Resolution to 2880x1800, but this made everything small. I ...
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How can I get full resolution on Mac Book Pro Retina? [duplicate]

I am using a Mac Book Pro 15" retina display which supposedly has a 2880x1800 resolution, but I don't seem to be getting that many pixels. In the control panel, if I choose the Scaled radio button ...
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Firewall window pops up then vanishes

For about the last month, I've had the Firewall Accept/Deny incoming connection window pop up at semi-regular intervals. I have not, however, been able to identify the cause. Taking a look at the ...
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Preview in OS X 10.8 (rMBP) is very slow if many lines are embedded in the PDF

I do not have a comparison between the OS X versions but after I switched to a 15" retina MBP and simultaneously to OS X 10.8 the Preview app takes a long time to open pdfs with lots of vectors ...
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Is there a way to make some application have different resolution on a Retina Macbook Pro?

I use "Best for Retina display" in my settings. It's suitable for my eyes:) But I'd like to get more spaces in some applications by using the highest resolution. So is there a way to do so?
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Dead pixel with but with inverted color in rMBP

I have a mac book pro retina since a few weeks (bought in april 2013). There is a pixel in the middle of the screen that has the opposite color of what it should have: If background is white, pixel ...
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Keyboard response rate is too low, and character suggestion popups appear periodically

I'm typing on my Retina MacBook Pro, and the response rate on the keyboard is terrible. It's like typing on an LCII that is trying to run Mac OS X. As I type, the computer seems to be thinking ...
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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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Is it okay for a brand new 13" MacBook Pro Retina to not sit flat?

So I've got this new 13" MacBook Pro Retina... a beautiful machine by all accounts! Here's the thing though: It doesn't sit flat. As in, if you put it down on a flat surface, all four of the rubber ...
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MacBook unusable due to kernel_task

I've disabled hibernation, and removed the sleep image file. I shutdown my Macbook Pro (15" retina), unticked the box to open windows on restart, and started my MacBook again. As soon as I'd logged on ...