Tag Info

New answers tagged

2

Caffeine is a small free app that can be used to temporarily override Mac settings such as sleep, screen dimming, and screen savers. The app lives in your menu dock, where you can click to turn it on (fill up the coffee cup) before your presentation, and then turn it back off (empty the coffee cup) after your presentation to set your settings back to normal. ...


0

Go to System Preferences > Sound Settings > Output and select your headphones.


1

Pressing ⌘+F1 is the shortcut for switching between mirrored (same thing on both displays) and extended desktop (each display is independent) modes. Pressing that while at the login screen should sort your problem.


1

The + button only appears if you move your mouse close to the location of the button, or hold down ⌥. Also note that you can have a maximum of 17 desktops, or 16 desktops and Dashboard, then the + button is no longer available.


0

When you are using a digital out device, the Mac simply passes the digital signal to the receiving device where the settings should be adjusted, this is the correct behavior. Unless your Mac is mistaking the headphones as a digital device when they are really analog, then this isn't a Mac issue. To determine if it is a Mac issue I'd try plugging in another ...


0

I have the same issue as you. It is a GPU failure. I have a solution for that which is I am using. First reset the PRAM. It will boot with waves on the screen. The screen will go grey with no Apple logo. It will shutdown itself after sometime. Boot now and it will work. Download a software called gfxCardStatus. Change the GPU to Intel HD. Never use Flash or ...


0

It seems that you are getting black screen when opening a GPU heavy app or Flash. I am sure that this is a GPU failure. You will also have difficulty at startup later. Try one thing. Download a software called gfxCardStatus. Install it and set the GPU to Intel only. Do not play any games or use Flash. You should be okay.


1

First, I have the exact same messages in my log files. I also was worried, but parental controls is more of a mechanism to restrict usage of the system. In other words you would use parental controls to make the system less powerful, and as an admin you can easily turn them off. You would go to System Preferences > Parental Controls as an admin, and ...


2

I think you got two options: Enable function keys to work like normal keys and to activate their special functions – like increasing volume etc. – when pressing fn beforehand. Open System Preferences Select preference pane Keyboard Select Keyboard tab Activate option Use all F1, F2, etc, keys as standard function keys Image taken from OSXDaily.com ...


0

So thank you to @GeorgeGarside for helping me understand where the problem would lie I was able to find an informative article on correcting the problem Go to the Finder. Hold down the Option key and click on the the Go menu. Select Library. Look for the Application Support folder. Open it. Look for the Dock folder. Open it. Locate files ending in ".db". ...


0

Try resetting Launchpad's list of applications. Note this will also reset your layout including folders. Run the following command, then log out and back in. defaults write com.apple.dock ResetLaunchPad -bool true && killall Finder Source: http://www.amsys.co.uk/2013/blog/how-to-reset-os-x-launchpad/


1

CrashPlan by Code42 supports backing up data between different operating systems running on local computers: Dust off that old computer. It doesn’t even matter which operating system it uses. Install CrashPlan on both computers. Make sure to use the same email address. Your other computers will show up in “Computers” under “Destinations.” Select computer ...


0

You can configure your Dell computer to share a specific directory to a network. There are plenty of articles about sharing files between Windows and Mac. Once sharing is set up, you can configure Time Machine to backup to your Windows computer. I would recommend connecting both computers via an ethernet cable, so that backing up would be faster.


1

Another alternative is to spend < $100US to purchase a external USB HD (Western Digital, Seagate, and LaCie make good drives,) and use Time Machine to back it up. Time Machine is a very handy and reliable method to backup your entire Mac.


0

On the Microsoft website there is some information about moving data from a mac to a windows PC: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2636421


0

4 bars = 100% signal 3 bars = 75% signal 2 bars = 50% signal 1 bar = 25% signal Why is it that you have signals with 4 bars and you can not connect could be other problem than signal strength. I use the RSSI as indicator, and the Noise as second indicator on signals that show >50%. With those 2 values one can decide if the WiFi is worthwhile. In this ...


0

I have also had this problem and removing Android File Transfer from OS X seems to resolve the problem for me.


0

Can you boot into Mac O/S? If so open up System Profiler, click on the memory option and see what the Mac is seeing. If it sees all 8GB then the issue is with windows and you might want to ask your question on superuser or another Windows forum. If the mac side only sees the same 4GB then you may have an issue with the DIMM. It could be not seated properly, ...


1

I am wondering if it is possible to connect directly to the router with an ethernet cable. That will give you better connectivity and faster throughput... The non-retina (current) model has a built in ethernet port, so all you would need is an ethernet cable. the current) retina version would need the thunderbolt to ethernet adapter but should still work ...


1

I had this problem myself not too long ago. From what I read online error 3001F means that your Mac is having trouble talking to Apple's servers. The common suggestions being that the router is doing something unexpected or the signal strength isn't good enough. The way I solved it was connecting through another device; using the hotspot facility on my ...


2

Short answer: no. Any Mac that supports Internet recovery could theoretically boot to Internet recovery even with the hard drive removed. Press and hold command-option-R immediately after powering on the mac. If it does not detect a physical network Internet connection, it will prompt you with a drop-down menu displaying a list of available wifi networks. ...


1

No. It should automatically connect, but in the case that it doesn't, it will offer you a list of wifi networks that you can connect to. Pick the one that you have access to, and it will connect. After that, it will start downloading the recovery image, and you will be able to reinstall Mac OS X. For more information, refer to ...


1

I have exactly the same problem with my MacBook (as I bought it in such a condition). I bought the screen from eBay. Its quite easy to fix if you follow the instructions on iFixit. You should consider buying only display, not the whole top assembly, as the prices really different. If your top cover is OK, you don't need to buy it, its possible just to change ...


0

I can't be sure, but I think that the first step to solve the problem is to check the connection of speakers to motherboard. Are they connected properly? Disassemble the laptop and check all the loops and wires.


0

the answer is Fn + m however, to make it work: Run the On-Screen Keyboard (Windows 2012: Windows Key + C to bring up the charms, click Search, type "keyboard") Click on Options Turn on numeric key pad Make sure NumLock is turned off (so you can see the Ins key where the 0 would be) on the regular keyboard the "m" is where the 0 is, therefore Fn + m = ...


0

Solved it! I had to plug the adapter into my non-retina MacBook Pro, then hit the Auto button on the monitor. It readjusted itself and moved the image back to the center of the screen. Now it's plugged back into my retina MacBook Pro and working perfectly. So I guess it's some kind of weird issue between the retina MacBook Pro specifically and the monitor, ...


1

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 ...


0

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 ...


1

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.


0

You can use multiple displays with MacBook Pro. Retina version have two thunderbolt ports that you can use simultaneously to two external displays along with MacBook's LCD panel. There are also USB cables which comes with internal display card attached, so it will not have the same speed the MacBook's integrated display card, but if it is compatible with ...


-1

VGA is analogic, so you have to use Auto function of your monitor to calibrate it's correct size/position. You can also set it from the monitor's OSD control.


0

No, not without the original password No, but you can sign into your icloud account from a different device and track the computer


2

I wonder why noone mentioned wonderful and free Macs Fan Control app that works flawlessly on Windows. All mac hardware support is declared, OS X version is also available.


0

I own a Shure headset with 3 connectors and it does not work on my MacBook Pro Retina 15''late 2013 nor does it with my iPhone 4S --- only the channel marked with 'left' works. And even the 4 connector versions are different among the various Notebook/Phone manufacturers compared to Apple. There are special Apple compatible versions advertised. Best, Peter


-1

does your headphone come with three electrical connectors at the plug or with for? The newer generations of MacBooks require 4 connectors to be able to play on both channels. Best Peter


1

Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro late 2011 should work. I'm not sure if you have checked on Creating the USB Drive/ Installation Medium on the Bootcamp Assistant to download all the Drivers. Try to install: Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033 If this does not work, check if your Bootcamp Assistant is the newest, but it should normally be, otherwise you ...


1

Since upgrading to iTunes 11.3 I have experienced a very similar problem. Every time I refresh my podcasts, iTunes' memory/CPU usage surges, and the iTunes UI freezes up for 5-10 minutes. I haven't found a complete solution, but I have stumbled across a temporary workaround. On my system, the problem only seems to occur when I refresh podcasts while ...


2

No. The RAM is soldered to the logic board in all of these models. Here is the logic board from iFixit's Teardown of the low end 15'' model (2.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 256 SSD). Inside the yellow box are 16 x 512 MB DDR3 SDRAM (8 GB total) memory chips. As you can see, they are soldered directly to the board and cannot be replaced without replacing the whole ...


2

Per the teardown performed by iFixit, the RAM in Retina Displays is soldered to the logic board. It may be possible to undo the soldering and upgrade it, but the hassle is almost surely not worth it. https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Retina+Display+Late+2013+Teardown/18695#s53264


0

To try and locate which files and directories are consuming the most disk space on your Mac, I'd recommend running OmniDiskSweeper. You can run it off of the DMG just fine. Select your hard drive and let it run and it'll list in descending order where the greatest disk usage is. OmniDiskSweeper: https://www.omnigroup.com/download/latest/OmniDiskSweeper ...


1

I have had problems with third party video adaptors, so I'd be hesitant to try that. Since your monitors have DVI ports, I'd go with two Apple Mini Display Port to DVI adaptors and use an HDMI cable for the third monitor.


0

Have a look to a different script for the same purpose, but with a slightly different approach. It uses the same SystemConfiguration trigger, thus. The problem on Mavericks seem rather to be respawning the original script over and over by launchd. I'm successfully running it on Mavericks 10.9.3. The Script can be found here: ...


0

If you're certain the drive is known to be good and working and that the cable you're using is also in good condition then the answer is no: there isn't anything you can do to fix a broken controller yourself. You'll need to take it to an authorized Apple Repair Center. These things are usually solved with main board swaps as it's all, more or less, ...


0

I was able to set up ControlPlane to automatically toggle OS X natural scrolling on/off when I switch between using my trackpad & mouse. I outlined exactly how to set it up step-by-step in this blog post: http://kellenmace.com/automate-trackpad-mouse-natural-scrolling-in-mac-os-x/ I looked at Scroll Reverser also, but the developer describes a few ...


0

I have experienced the same intermittent issue with my Sony Experia SP (model C5303) and the only solution I have found apart from a hard re-boot (hold down the power key for 5 seconds or more) is to unplug and re-plug the USB connection until the keyboard and trackpad kick back in - really frustrating in a professional environment. I am running Maveric ...


0

I'm very excited that to say that booting Windows fixed itself. My machine: MBP 2010. OSX Fuse installed. Recent update on one OSX partition to Mavericks. My machine automatically ran its CHKDSK function and restored its own ability to boot. It found orphaned files and repaired the links. If you can figure out how to force CHKDSK to start you may find ...


1

Short answer: Certainly not possible, and no such product exists. The MacBook screen is not a touch or pressure input device, unlike the iPad. Long answer: The iPad stylus uses touch events to communicate position and Bluetooth to communicate pressure. With the MacBook, no positional tracking device exists in the screen. Getting around this limitation ...


1

It might be your WiFi hardware, but you can test it using following steps to manualy onnect: Manually connect to WiFi 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 WIFI_PASSWORD If above ...


0

Yes it is possible. Select the "Preferences..." item in the Messages menu. Select the accounts tab. There you should see which accounts that are connected to the Messages app. Remove the existing account(s) and the add your own account.


0

Duplicate question, see: Can I have multiple monitors on my MacBook Pro (Early 2011)? Any 2011 MacBook Pro model will support Thunderbolt. You can daisy-chain 2 Thunderbolt displays. You can also connect one mini DisplayPort monitor to the end of a Thunderbolt chain and connect your Mac to your Thunderbolt Display. A non-Thunderbolt solution if you ...



Top 50 recent answers are included