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First check your current Firmware and SMC version About your Mac -> More -> System Report. Check the Boot ROM and the SMC version. It should look similar to this: The latest Boot ROM version for your MacBookPro8,1 (Early 2011) is MBP81.0047.B2A and the latest SMC version 1.69f4 (SMC 1.7). If you get the same versions the latest EFI updates are already ...


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No. 5-7 days is way less than an extended period of time @FoamyBeer refers to. Imagine that a lot of devices stay in warehouses longer than the time you want not to use your MBP. Just handle it as if it was a book: Don't drop it Neither heat nor freeze it Keep it dry In addition to that, do NOT leave it with a discharged battery. Actually, it's no big ...


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Your MacBook Air has 2 independent processor cores. When Hyper Threading is used, each core can act as two. In this case you will see four computational cores. The EveryMac page for your MacBook Air explains why you are seeing four in some situations and two in the System Information application: This model is powered by a 22 nm, 64-bit Intel Mobile ...


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If you look here, you have 2 cores that can execute 4 threads each. So I would assume 800% is your maximum. Seems likely that Adobe maxed out one CPU completely, and the other CPU was running the OS and other tasks. Also, within Activity Monitor, you can choose Window -> CPU History, and it will break down everything. For example on my 6 core Xeon, I ...


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A simple reboot may purge some of this. /var is generally for variable files (caches, logs, etc). You can check to see which process is using the file before deleting, if it is indeed open. There are a number of ways to do this via the terminal. After a little research I found this gem of an article, What is "/var/folders"?.


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Here's what Adobe has to say about this error. It means you have to reinstall OS X. Reformat and Choose OS X Extended (Journaled) as in the image above.


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I'd save your money & pick something up when you get there, in the airport. All airports carry a supply of foreign > home country adapters, for just such occasions. The Apple kit looks like it has adaptor for UK, US, EU, Australia - which is pretty wide, but not total coverage. There are 15 different IEC plug standards worldwide - some are ...


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WARNING: THIS COULD POTENTIALLY MAKE YOUR COMPUTER UNUSABLE IF THE FIRMWARE DOESN'T WORK PROPERLY. Please make sure you know what you're doing before continuing. Manually Flashing The Firmware Download the firmware installer. Unpackage the package. Find the installer app. Locate the firmware within the app's contents. It'll have a name like ...


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So you mean browser tabs rather than application windows? Answer is no. That's the purpose of private mode / incognito tabs. Once closed - they are gone. If you talk about opened programs, that is possible.


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The old driver probably doesn't work with El Capitan. As indicated on the Linksys website Belkin is working on creating a Linksys driver package for the OS X 10.11. Meanwhile you may try the RealTek beta driver here.


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The adapter shown below, in Apple's World Travel Adapter Kit, will work in India.


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Apple's advice if you're storing a device for extended period of time, is: do not fully charge or fully discharge your battery, but charge it around 50% Power down the device Place in a cool moisture-free environment that's less than 32° C (90° F)


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Most people never need the case sensitive option. It should have been deselected for you in install, and you selected it. Don't do this. If you take the defaults it gives you, you will get what you want.


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Technically, any Magsafe 1 charger will work. With that said, due to the unique shape of the original MacBook Air, it won't rest flat unless you use the charger that can with it. So you actually don't want any of the chargers shown on that page, you want one like this. Notice the different angle on the charger head. With that said, since Apple doesn't sell ...


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I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) and the battery cycles counts more that 1100. Maybe I'm lucky, but I never change the battery and I think is working very well. (The System Information report a Condition that is Normal!) After the 1000 cycles the battery probably start and continue to decrease a bit the Full Charge Capacity but you can still use it. ...



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