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""press and hold CMD+r after the startup chime) of Os X - assuming that you do not have deleted it to and used Mountain Lion or Lion prior on the Macbook"". If this is not possible, you may try the same with CMD+R+Alt(option), in which case it reaches the R partition in internet. But I doubt it, although you never know.


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First thing I'd check is whether the firewall is enabled on your Macbook and blocking incoming packets. If the firewall is on, try turning it off temporarily for a few minutes to see if the AirPlay icon appears in the menubar. Next thing to check is whether the devices are on the same subnet. You can find the IP address and subnet mask of your Apple TV in ...


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Yes it is. If you quit the installer when it starts, it will shut down the computer, and next time it starts up it will run the installer from the start again.


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These values come from the Spotlight index. So you could try rebuilding the Spotlight index to fix these values. There are simple instructions from Apple here on how to rebuild the Spotlight index. You can also do it from the command line using the mdutil command. You'll be prompted for your password to run this command. sudo mdutil -E / Please note, ...


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The smallest, cheapest, non-branded webcam cover which will not ruin your laptops chi is HideMyEye


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You are not alone. I have the same model and the keyboard is also noisy. Although I get it with both typing and just brushing over the keys. I believe this is by design because a lot of people like having that tactile feel of a mechanical keyboard. While they can't get that built into such a thin computer this is their way of replicating it. Hope this helps! ...


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Hard disk drive failure A few weeks ago I found similar symptoms with a colleague's iMac: sometimes it behaved as if no drive was installed sometimes during normal use, the Mac stopped working (not a total freeze; the reported symptoms were as if there was an I/O issue) – this was less likely to occur if the Mac was cool in FireWire target disk mode, ...


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The answer to your question will depend on several factors: Does the Mac Mini come with a fancy monitor and Apple keyboard and Magic Mouse, or is it alone? How many machines are you planning to buy? How long do you estimate you'll use them before you decide on selling them? The thing with Apple products (in addition to everything else in the business ...


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The MacBook Pro with Retina Display received an overall update to pretty much most of the internal architecture. According to Apple the fans, vents and many other internal parts underwent redesign and development. Apple => High-efficiency fans: Asymmetrically spaced impeller blades and back and side airflow vents work together to move the maximum amount of ...


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I hope that this works as an answer to your question. But my Macbook Pro Mid 2010 has stopped making all those horrible noises after over-heating for quite a while now since I discovered there are certain processes calling that issue; i.e. Shockwave Flash Player that's mostly used with Chrome which apparently seems to have the only purpose of draining the ...


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I just got a new retina display 15" last week . Yes, it does not activate as frequent as the older one. Still when i am doing something performance intensive like Lightroom photo editing or facetime call along with browsing with music playing in the background... The fan gets activated and is loud enough to notice.


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You need to start using Internet Recovery, and once it's started (which can take a while) you can then select the menu item to install the OS. See the (rather detailed) description of the Internet Recovery system here. Please note that with a slow internet connection, this is going to be a slow process. This is because after downloading and running the ...


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No, the speed differences should be unnoticeable as the data will be written to disk as it is downloaded. The only noticeable change may be in your internet speed as the download consumes bandwidth.


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I was having regular issues to connect to home wifi network with Maverick 10.9.3. I upgraded to 10.9.4, now i have systematic issue. It takes me at least 10-15 times entering the same password to get connected. But at least at the end i have connection...


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I just tried with the 4k Seiki and my Macbook Air 2013 with an Accell B-86B-008B adapter. The tv picks up the signal at the correct resolution, however it looks like there's a problem specific to the graphics driver for the Intel HD 5000 display adapter that causes half of the screen to get corrupted. This was done following the instructions listed here: ...


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I was hoping to figure out how to do this with the pmset utility (man page). I feel like it's possible, but I couldn't see anything obvious (to me) looking through the options. Anyway, here's another app that will do what you want: https://code.google.com/p/macosx-nosleep-extension/


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The power adapter is required for closed display mode on any Apple portable machine, without it you can't use closed display mode. Reference: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3131 There is however a third party solution, called Caffine. Which when enabled, forces the mac to stay on until the battery dies, it won't ever sleep. ...


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You will not be able to boot from an original retail copy of Snow Leopard (10.6) as your Air requires 10.6.4 or later. Your old drive should boot your Air as long as the installed OS is 10.6.4 or newer. If your old Mac is still accessible and the external drive has 10.6.8 or newer you could do worse than download the Mavericks installer and create a USB ...


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I have a Mac Book Pro with 10.6.8, fully functional until yesterday. I've upgraded to 10.9.4 and now the Wi-fi is dead, not even connects or show the avaiable nets. The icon says on tooltip there are no hardware installed. Please let me know if you got any success. I'll do the same.


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It all depends on: How fast should it be (150, 300 Mbs) ect. Next it depends on WiFi signal strength you have. Since you wont be using the build in WiFi antenna make sure the USB has good signal reception capability. In principle, as a guide, the smaller the USB the lower the signal reception (not much space for antenna).


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I would try to manually connect to network to see if that works. Here are the steps how to do that using Terminal by copy/paste following: Turn On networksetup -setairportpower en0 on Find /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/A/Resources/airport scan Connect networksetup -setairportnetwork en0 WIFI_SSID_I_WANT_TO_JOIN ...


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Monkey sees monkey does :) Assuming you are the Administrator (open system preferences- users and groups check under your profile name that says Admin. Now this is bit surgical, but just follow the steps (you will remove any web sites blocking) Open Terminal app located in your utility folder (it looks like funny screen with only text in it. To get ...


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I am back after reinstalling my old flaky trackpad. My function keys are back to normal. This shows that the trackpad somehow interacts with the keyboard layout but I can not tell you how. Since the mid-2011 Air models seem to have numerous trackpad problems, it is possible your wife's used one had had the trackpad replaced.


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Perhaps give either of these apps a try - not exactly ideal to have to install a separate app to manage it but it doesn't seem that there is an easy way to modify the Launchpad DB. If either works you could always uninstall after. http://launchpadmanager.com/ Has a pay version but seems the free version should do what you need. Or ...


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The button in the top right of each window is not for minimizing and maximizing the window, but for putting it in and out of fullscreen mode (which is why it covers the menu bar, as you said). The keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen depends on the application. Most applications that I use on a daily basis (such as Google Chrome, Terminal, Mail, and ...


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I am not aware of a direct way of achieving what you are looking for. Perhaps some more details or screenshots will help understand your challenge better. In the mean time try this app called spectacleapp you should be able to download it from spectacleapp.com. I started using it about 6 months back and now I can't live without it.


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I think it is. You can check for yourself by opening System Information on your MacBook (alt-click the Apple logo in the menu bar and choose System Information), click on Audio (in the Hardware section on the left) and click Intel High Definition Audio. If the Headphone section mentions Combined audio-output (or even easier, if it mentions iPhone Headset) ...


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According to the Adobe Premiere Pro support site, you'll need this : Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support Mac OS X v10.8 or v10.9 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended) 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive fi le system or on removable ...


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It's possible to daisy chain two external monitors. This KB-article[1] lists the models that support up to 2 displays through one thunderbolt port. MacBook Air (Mid 2012 and later) MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012 and later) MacBook Pro (15-inch and 17-inch, Early 2011 and later) iMac (Mid 2011 and later) Mac Mini (Mid 2011 and later) 1: ...


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Apple does not provide USB 3.0 gigabit ethernet adapters, but e.g. Edimax and Kanex work for Apple and have adapters made for MacBook Air and more.


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The backlight cable to the lcd control board is connected wrong way round. Common mistake.


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http://support.apple.com/downloads/ has most OS and Security updates. http://www.apple.com/itunes/ always has the latest iTunes version. The format is amenable to downloading once, using many times. For third party stuff, you're pretty much restricted to downloading through the store, but many of those updates can be accomplished on secondary Macs simply by ...


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Try following troubleshooting steps: 1 - Start in Safe mode (reboot, hold shift right after the startup chime) if cursor shows then it is a 3party software 2 - Log in as other user (Guest) if cursor shows it is your (daughters) user profile that needs fixing If none of above worked, it is your Trackpad app that needs fixing.


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It might be able to. According to http://www.anandtech.com/show/7007/intels-haswell-an-htpc-perspective: Haswell does have 4K display support and we will have a dedicated section to see how well it works. The whole section that they're talking about: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7007/intels-haswell-an-htpc-perspective/7 A quote: The good news ...


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There are two types of update. OS X software updates are updates for the OS and OS components (e.g. iTunes). These used to be delivered through a separate software update app, but since the introduction of the Mac App Store, the OS X updates have been combined with Mac App Store updates in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store. However, the CLI tool remains, ...


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Peep shield is a static sticker thus not a great solution for a laptop but work well for phones. Campatch falls off and you will need to buy multiples after you lose your first order. Spishutter is way too expensive. C-SLIDE works best and they have a version for every device. Check them out at http://www.webcamcover.com


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Unfortunately, according to the Apple support website, this is intended behavior. MacBooks do not support video output to external displays when running on battery power - you'll need to plug in the MagSafe cable.


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The PAUSED download is not the same as STOPPED. You stopped the download (disconnected) so the temporary download file was deleted. The resume function does not work for that.



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