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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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I would venture that this is not an endorsed way of mounting a laptop. Holding an LCD by its housing can cause potential problems with the hinges, as well as pressure marks. It's also possible to crack the metal as it's really thin around the screen. Any sort of damage resulting from the use of such a device would most likely be deemed accidental and not ...


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The two original magsafe (4-pin) connectors will fit any Magsafe 1; that is, the straight white connector (left), and the L-shaped stainless steel (right). I'm assuming they changed the design for two reasons, one, the white ones didn't match the newer stainless steel design, and two, it sticks out more than the L-shaped version. Magsafe2 uses a 5-pin ...


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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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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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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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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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I had a similar issue when using a second display on El Capitan on a macbook pro. When resizing windows in the second display they would jump to my primary display. Doing a safe mode boot then a regular restart fixed it for me.


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First step: Diagnosing Hardware vs Software Problem See description in sameetandpotatoes's answer above http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/98572/112709 Disclaimer: doing any repair on your own will cancel any warranty you have with Apple. Do it only if you can't afford whatever price Apple quotes you for the repair (or any other good reason I guess). If ...


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That error means it failed to connect to the network. Is your network perchance WPA or WPA2/WPA mixed with a password? Apparently Internet Recovery doesn't play well with those (another link). Did that new hard drive have OS X installed or not? If not, it wouldn't be able to boot for obvious reasons. Just to make sure. Have you tried creating a bootable ...


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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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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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It may be a GPU issue: check to see if your MacBook Pro that may have been manufactured with a defective GPU.


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It is rather difficult to compare a fresh 'cold' new system with a 'warm' fully synchronized and updated one. New Macs have a lot of catching up to do; iCloud service syncing and system patches being two of them. On the other hand OSX - and every other OS really - chooses a healthy part of the available RAM (real, physical memory) above swapping to disk ...


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I upgraded the built-in WiFi cards for my 2008 and 2012 Mac Pros. It got me Continuity and the higher 802.11ac speeds, along with AirDrop (peer-to-peer WiFi). To enjoy 802.11ac speeds (up to 1300Mbps if you're sitting right next to it), you need to also upgrade your router or access point (hereafter referred to as AP). You also have to have a fast enough ...


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What is the exact model of that slower iPad? Is the speed, when measured, always slower on that other iPad? The same questions go for MacBooks. As if one some of them are older models with Wi-Fi chips that do not support that bandwidth. Are you in a position to test this with on MacBooks using the ethernet cable?


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


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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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This system also supports "Turbo Boost 2.0" -- which "automatically increases the speed of the active cores" to improve performance when needed (up to 3.1 GHz for this model) -- and "Hyper Threading" -- which allows the system to recognize four total "cores" or "threads" (two real and two virtual). (as found on this page) The turbo boost lets your ...


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After I installed rEFInd to triple boot my MF839 Macbook (Win10, Ubuntu, OSX), to enable Virtualization on Windows 10, first I boot to OSX, then when it's login screen appear, I hit the restart button so the mac restart again then I choose Windows 10 from rEFInd.


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According to Everymac… This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 3840x2160 on two external displays via Thunderbolt 2. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 3840x2160 via Thunderbolt 2 and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI. According to Dell.. For convenient ...


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The MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2010) has, 2 - 204-pin PC3-8500 (1066 MHz) DDR3 SO-DIMM Memory Slots in which Apple says the Maximum Memory is 8 GB. In order to utilize 16 GB you need, 2 x 8.0GB PC8500 DDR3 (1066 MHz 204 Pin) running Mac OS X 10.7.5 Lion or later and the latest EFI Boot ROM version Firmware for the model Mac you have, which should be ...


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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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For everyone out there having this specific problem. I found that the Apple's Hardware Test didn't show anything wrong. So I stumbled upon a problem with MacBook's Pro from 2015 (15" and 17" only). I called Apple Care and they confirmed this. Finally The iShop (Mexico) Support Service changed the Logic Board for free (the faulty video card is embedded to ...


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I experience this issue occasionally. Currently I'm running El Capitan, and I have had this issue in prior OSes. Today just shutting down my MacBook completely and restarting it alleviated the problem. For now...


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I had the same problem and FINALLY found a workable solution. Run this in your terminal. After this you just need to manually connect to your bluetooth audio system. sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.Bluetooth.plist DontPageAudioDevices 1


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Actually, I just got a new Macbook Pro 2015 today Feb 3rd 2016, and prior to that I was using macbook Air 2015 for a week, both were brand new. I don't know why but the macbook Pro's touchpad and keyboard seem to be slightly more robust, smooth and responsive as if there was a cheaper version on the Macbook Air version...[ Though that sense of difference of ...


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Use Disk Utility to repartition the drive. It should be able to accomplish everything you need, including reformatting as well if you need it.


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The duckhead is very simple and it's safe to swap. When you buy Apple World Travel Adapter Kit, you get various connectors that work with their whole range of AC Adapters. There are not different models. http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD837AM/A/apple-world-travel-adapter-kit


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I have long-term professional expertise regarding electrical safety. Legal power supplies have extensive and expensive certification and testing and manufacturing controls to ensure the user's safety. Some of the most safety sensitive aspects are: Isolation Voltage - How high a voltage may exist between the computer electronics and the mains wiring ...


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Go to the Applications folder and start up the Font Book app and do File > Restore Standard Fonts and restart. If that doesn't work, try a Safe Boot.


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Best guess is font corruption at OS-level Reinstall your current OS's latest combo updater - find it here & refine the search at top left for your actual current OS.


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The best thing I've come up with so far is to use Right-Alt as backspace. Not quite as good, but it gets the job done.


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I tried the same above and it worked finally! Just select the disk (the partition) you want to get rid of > Erase as MSDOS and that's it!


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Isn't it the advanced log out feature found under Advanced in Security & Privacy? I've disabled "Log out after # minutes of activity" on El Capitan (see screenshot) to keep my desktop session open regardless of time. I did check the "Require an administrator password" to prevent normal users to change a locked system. You might also want to check ...


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press the Option key + R select the disk that installed Mac OSx. maybe you're starting with Windows. Now if you want to a new installation, you will need access to another Mac, to mount the flash drive installation. follow these steps: http://osxdaily.com/2015/09/30/create-os-x-el-capitan-boot-install-drive/


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It sounds like the sidebar preferences got reset when you upgraded to El Capitan. If that is all that is going on, it should be simple to fix. The sidebar is just a list of shortcuts to where the folders actually are, so we just need to put the shortcut back. First, make sure that Finder is the application that you are working in, either by clicking the ...


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Music is a default folder under FAVORITES on the Sidebar of Finder and you should be able to select it and then see your iTunes Folder. If the Sidebar isn't shown, click Finder > View > Show Sidebar. If Music isn't in Finder's Sidebar then go to the menu bar Finder > Preferences... > Sidebar and click the checkbox by Music to have it appear in the Sidebar. ...


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All the iTunes content is inside the directory: ~/Music/iTunes more precisely: /Users/<your_user_name>/Music/iTunes. You can use special application tool like DaisyDisk to locate some particular content inside your Mac computer.


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The Sidebar is just a handy place to find stuff. If an item has been removed from the Sidebar, it is easily put back by dragging its icon from its source location on the drive. In your case, open the /Users/your_user_name folder from the HD and drag the Music icon into the Sidebar. This Support Document at Apple may help in greater detail.


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I have the same problem and eventually managed to resolve it. Have to say that this is exceptionally annoying. I ultimately fixed this by updating the Mac contact for myself. Because I couldn't simply upload a picture (more detail below), I did this by copying the picture to the \Library\User pictures\Fun folder, then editing the contact in the Contacts app ...


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Apple headphones, works as Combo Jack, ie ear headphone + microphone external, so you'll have to use another headset. give it a try.


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System Preferences > Displays : Uncheck Automatically adjust brightness ..that's what fixed it for me :)


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For a definitive, although OS specific, answer, from Memory Usage Performance Guidelines: Wired Memory Wired memory (also called resident memory) stores kernel code and data structures that must never be paged out to disk. Applications, frameworks, and other user-level software cannot allocate wired memory. However, they can affect how much wired ...


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It is, to the best of my knowledge, complete nonsense that on a newish macbook pro and air, that keeping it plugged into the wall damages the battery. It was the case on older pc laptops, and most probably older macs too, but the newer macs are intelligent enough not to keep pumping power into the battery once it's charged. Once the battery is fully ...


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The edges are sharp but they are also brittle. I never wore watches or bracelets but the angle of my aluminum MacBook Pro of 2011 was threadbare (like saw teeth). I used an old sticker (brand Venilia) of my grandmother who used to pad the inside of cupboards (strange old French modes!). Price : $ 0! Risk: no! The material is soft to the touch, MacBook's ...


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You can change scale option in System Preferences—›Displays. Maximum scaled down resolution for MBP Retina 13 is 1680x1050. It's not perfect solution — you still won't get accurate 1080p nor native 2560x1600, — but it's definitely better than 1280x800.


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This answer is specific to Macbook Air. Mine is a 13" mid2012, but this should apply to most models of the Air, and may apply to MBP from similar timeframe as well. Once you have tried these software and OS fixes, if nothing works, you may have a fault in your I/O board. This is the board that connects the power, iSight camera, microphone, headphones, and ...


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Since Retina is an Apple trademark, the "official" answer is no third-party display gets that recognition. According to wikipedia, all Mac that are marketed with Retina displays have a pixel density of 220 PPI or thereabouts, so you could make an argument that any external display that's IPS and at least 220 pixels per inch would be in the "Retina class". ...



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