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It could quite easily be Garage Band, if not other app data too. My Garage Band folder at /Library/Application Support/GarageBand is actually 4.8 GB Source: Delete GarageBand to Save Precious Gigabytes of Mac Storage As a rich media application, GarageBand installs relatively large groups of media files to several locations on your Mac’s drive. Based on ...


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Not having a fresh out-of-the-box MacBook on hand, I can only assume it's data from apps like iMovie or Garageband or Pages and Keynote. OS X could be computing the data those apps have as photos and audio and video. Background images might also be included.


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Simple answer-- yes you can! there should be no any problems.


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OmniDiskSweeper (macupdate.com) is free and will do exactly what you are asking for.


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Run Terminal and type the following command: du -s /Applications/* | sort -nr | head It will show you the most space consuming applications. For more advanced solutions, check: How do I find how much disk space a program is occupying? How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space?


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Luckily, there is usually a way to avoid installing Java while still using your mobile internet dongle. The software they bundle with these devices is based on Java because it is multi-platform. They code one app to handle the functionality and deploy it. However, the drivers (for Windows) and kexts (for Mac) are not based on Java and use native code. You ...


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I got this issue when I updated my MacBook to 10.10.3. There was no backlight on Apple Logo. The screen was showing blank. On reading above posts, It was cleared that there is an issue with screen light. I tried my iPhone Flash on back of Macbook Screen on Apple logo and found very blurred Login Page, where I entered password and hit enter. After some time ...


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I unfortunately have no solution to offer you, but I need to point out that the answer by TheBro21 is actually incorrect. AirDrop should work between Macs and iOS devices provided that: The iOS device supports AirDrop and runs iOS 8 or later The Mac was made in 2012 or later and runs OS X Yosemite Since both requirements are fulfilled in your case, it ...


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This could help you. I did include it into a comment as well. I found the following on this thread: Airdrop between iOS and OS X might not work but create a shared photo stream on iCloud and both devices will see the content. and Airdrop iOS works only with iOS devices Airdrop OSX works only with OSX here is also a thread that could help ...


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As far as I know, the new MacBooks as of today have only begun shipping from online orders, so I won't be able to speak from personal experience - but I would be very wary about the MacBook being able to handle intensive tasks like Parallels, especially in tandem with Visual Studio or Eclipse. Parallels' recommended hardware specs for running Windows 7 ...


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The machine is slower than a MacBook Air, but definitely capable of running VMs (I remember running VMs on the first generation Intel MacBook - which was never an issue). Try monitoring CPU usage on your Air to get an idea of how much load you put on your system. If it's frequently on the edge you probably won't be happy with the 12" MacBook. If it's in ...


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I had the same issue. I got my MacBook to sleep again when I disabled automatic backups with Time Machine.


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My library wouldn't let me login until I created a "new location" in the network system preferences window. After that, it worked like a charm!


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You can customise mouse scroll according to this Wiki article [1]. However, this article seems to be a bit outdated, e.g. with Emacs version 24.5 there is no need to set mouse-wheel-follow-mouse manually, because it is enabled by default. Personally, I have set it to (1 ((shift) . 5)), which make scroll by 1 line at a time by default, and 5 lines at a time ...


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I recommend acetone (nail polish remover). It's not as toxic as some of these other recommendations.


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Unfortunately, Time Machine doesn't support this feature and there are a couple of reasons why. Time Machine makes physical backups of all your files, not just links to them. If it backed up to iCloud Drive (which syncs to your Mac), it would duplicate 150GB on to your HDD. It would then try to back all of that up too (unless you exclude that location from ...


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I have the same problem, I think it is temp.and moisture issues. after about 30 min. I can remove my finger from the on off button and the monitor will stay on. Then if it goes to sleep, it starts all over again


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I had this issue recently, and I realized I had incorrectly reset the NVRAM. I simply went through the reset again, and all was well. It's fairly easy to do. You just need 6 fingers on each hand.. Here's the Apple site explaining how to perform the reset. Here are the salient points (but I urge you to read the article). On Mac notebooks with non-removable ...


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Thanks for the SMC reset details. This might be helpful for some, I have a MBP 11,3 (2014, 15inch). Last night I ran into a similar problem, my left usb port stopped working. What I did was, a force shutdown and start it. Holding the power button for 10 secs and start with all its ports disconnected. For some reason this worked. USB works. This might work ...


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Try booting it into Recovery and see if the problem persists there too. If it doesn't, you'll want to reinstall OS X from there. Be sure to back up all of your data before reinstalling as it will wipe the disk.


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You can go with 8GB or 16GB. I have 16GB in my late-2011 MBP 15 inch. As I recall they are Crucial 1333mhz. No problems, she runs fast and sweet.


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Chances are, it's hardware. Download and burn a copy of Ultimate Boot CD Insert the disk and boot your Mac by holding down the "C" key. It's a Linux OS and will boot up in text mode (not graphics intensive) There are a number of video related tests you can run. Since it is outside of OS X, you are removing the OS from the equation. Chances are, you ...


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That Macbook Air is only capable of 2560 x 1600 maximum resolution, according to Everymac Although Apple only reports that this model can support a single external display up to 2560x1600, Intel reports that this model can simultaneously support two external displays up to 2560x1600 "daisy chained" via Thunderbolt. There's a possibility you are limited ...


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The GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) on a 2014 Air doesn't support 4K resolutions over HDMI, you'd need a newer model for this (early 2015). Source: Using 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with your Mac (apple.com)


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As far as I'm aware, it's not possible to run a Macbook Pro in Target Display Mode, only iMacs. Ref: Apple KB - Target Display Mode: Frequently Asked Questions BTW, VGA or Ethernet to Thunderbolt is a physical impossibility. Your cables must be Thunderbolt to VGA / Ethernet.


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Thanks for the Console log. What I see is: You use Firefox with some plugins that create problems. Step one Disable Firefox add-ons and test without them. To do that click all the way to the right in Firefox menu bar, open the add-ons and disable them. If it works, enable plug ins one o´by one to check. Check your Firefox update to ver. 3702. Also you ...


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Have you tried using the "Recovery Tool" when booting? Hold down the Command-R keys while booting during the grey screen. Full details can be found on OS X Mavericks Reinstall That procedure should keep all your files intact. Also, you should be able to get to the Disk Utility and run some first aid and disk checking procedures there. If that dosen't ...


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Yes. You may have to install software if any was provided by ZTE, but the device is listed as compatible. Source


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I just had this on a box-fresh macbook pro. Sigh. This was the only thing that worked for me: To reset the SMC: Shut down the computer. Plug in the MagSafe or USB-C power adapter to a power source and to your computer. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time. Release all the keys and ...


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The i7-4650u has a max operating temp of close to 100c so you were pushing it close but it should be fine.


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My Macbook reached 108/109° and still works great since 2008! Steve Jobs hate fan noise so Macbook heat a lot, is normal, no damage! When it start overheating there's an alarm that freeze temporarily Mac but I've never see it!


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Try to ensure there is clear line of sight between your Mac and the bluetooth receiver. For me, the fix people give defaults write com.apple.BluetoothAudioAgent "Apple Bitpool Min (editable)" -int 40 didn't help alone.


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No. Only iMessages sent from the time you set up Messages on your Mac can be received. Note that you are not actually syncing between Messages on iPhone and Messages on Mac - you are adding a new device to receive a copy of each message sent. When you register a device for iMessage, a set of keys (a public key and a private key) are created. The public key ...


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I had the same issue with the Samsung SSD. The main issue appeared to be with spotlight indexing. After installing the SSD the drive would not index. If you click on the spotlight search does it show indexing with a progress bar and estimated time with no estimate? If so this answer will help fix your issue. I tried several fixes before I solved the issue. ...


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You can (in addition to the above) hold down Command + Option + R to boot into Internet Recovery Mode. This will download and install the version of the operating system that shipped with the unit (likely Mavericks) and you can upgrade from there. Since this is using a factory-provided image and not the App Store upgrade, the account is not tied to it and ...


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I have been researching the topic for a while, and with success, I have created a bootable USB. If you still have any access to the mac, you should be able to do the same thing I did. Open the App Store, then click "Store" in the menu. click on the button that says sign out. Press sign in, then create a new Apple ID (it's free. say you don't have any ...


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This error occurred because in a Boot Camp setup, your hard drive has a hybrid GPT/MBR partition table, which is unsupported by Microsoft. When you resized the partition in Windows, it only modified the MBR partition table because it was unaware that the GPT table existed. You now have a situation where the GPT partition table and the MBR partition table ...


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Goto System Preferences Open Security & Privacy Select the FileVault tab Turn Off FileVault I had the same issue. This fixed it.


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The first two things I try when running into mysterious OSX problems is "Repair Permissions" and "Repair Disk". After that, reset your SMC and reset your PRAM. Like so... In OSX, open Disk Utility (⌘ + Space and then type "Disk Utility") Select your OSX partition on the left, on the right, click "Repair Disk Permissions" When that is finished, click on ...


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Yes, that is completely normal. All monitors / displays fade over time and even vary out-of-the-box. All you need to do is color calibrate your monitor. If you are just using this for everyday use then go to system preferences. If you are using this for something like photography or printing then it is valuable to accurately profile your monitor with ...


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I would try a couple of things. First create another user and log in as that user and see if any of your issues repeat. If they do then it is related to the system and not the User environment. If they do not there is likely a start up item for that user that is causing the problem. Then reboot the Mac while holding down the shift key. When you see the ...


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According to this page, this is a known bug in OS X. The Apple Forums suggest reinstalling OS X; I tried reinstalling but I still couldn't access the Display Preferences to rotate my display. I did find a solution that worked within OS X 10.10.3. What I did was connect the Macbook via HDMI to my TV. I found that I could access the Display Preferences and ...


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I'd personally recommend using a tool like DaisyDisk to get a clear indication of what files are taking up the most space. After that you could also run a tool like CleanMyMac (paid) or MacClean (free) to help you delete more hidden files like browser caches and language files.


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Download the app called Disk Inventory X. It will map out your entire drive and you can easily visualize what's taking up the most space. Also, the app is free! Here's a screenshot:


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this is the osx feature,search what is the word means in Dictionary by click 3 fingers. I think it's a bug of 10.10


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Check whether you have the SmoothGestures plugin installed. This is a known issue. You can navigate to chrome://extensions/ and disable SmoothGestures to see if it fixes the issue. Source: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/PlsuvMGbi_o SmoothGestures has released an additional plugin to work around this issue. ...


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I would try the following: Try booting in safe mode: Hold the Shift key immediately after you boot the machine. If you can run safe mode smoothly, then the problem is probably stemming from a third party application. If you can't run safe mode smoothly, it probably is a hardware (or hardware compatibility) problem. Run AHT (Apple Hardware Test) by holding ...


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Yes, it's true, and it's not related or limited to Macs, but more of a hardware limitation. It is my understanding that similar to how normal 29,99 DVI adapters only support 1920x1200 max, and you have to go to 99,99 dual-link DVI if you want higher resolution, the HDMI through these cheaper adapters is likewise limited to a single link, and thus you can't ...


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"findmydeviced" is a daemon process that runs on OS X when you have enabled the "Find My Mac" option under the iCloud preference pane. For some reason, it doesn't show up under "Security and Privacy" as an authorised system service (although this could be by design so that a non-Apple savvy thief wouldn't find it if s/he searched there). If you no longer ...


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Recently I came across DiskFresh which would somewhat accomplish what I was originally asking for. This Windows (Bootcamp partition required) tool will rewrite all data of partitions or an entire disk. This approach seems a little less painful than wiping my SSD and restoring it from a backup. However, it also comes with the downside of doing an additional ...



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