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Seems like SuperDrive is not compatible with any MacBook Pro that already have built-in optical drive. See here for statement from Apple: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202665 However there seems to be a way to override this according to this blog entry: http://www.hardturm.ch/luz/2011/10/how-to-make-the-macbook-air-superdrive-work-with-any-mac/ Might be ...


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Okay well if you want a simple way to batch delete duplicates with the naming convention photo.file, photo(1).file you can do it very easily from the terminal. First open up your terminal. Then navigate to the folder you are trying to delete stuff from. This is done by using the cd command. For example, if your photos are stored in your_username/Desktop/...


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Appears to have been a bad memory module. I swapped in a known good hard drive (with OS already installed) with no success, reset PRAM (which restored startup sound) but didn't help the boot process. However, as soon as I pulled the RAM and replaced with a known good pair of DIMMs it booted right up. (Unfortunately that also means I went from 8 GB to 2 GB ...


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Without a recovery partition and (for whatever reason) your Internet Recovery just won't work, you are down to about 3 options to get OS X installed: Option 1: Install (or Recovery) at an Apple Store If you are close to an Apple Store you can go into one and download the latest OS (if you have a working Mac) or run Internet Recovery using the Apple ...


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This is what i did: looked up IPv4 address of the Connected Mac Computer in the Router Software (i am connected through Ethernet via Fiber) Entered the IP address of the Connected Mac under Bluetooth PAN - Using DHCP with manual address in the same section i choose under IPv6 "only local-link" click "Apply" Bluetooth PAN went from yellow to green and ...


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Maybe you need to update Snow Leopard via combo update. It happens sometimes that an earlier version has problems with internet sharing (sometimes even an update could break it). For example I could not establish successful Internet sharing on OS X Tiger 10.4.11, but with 10.5.8 I had the best experience. For Snow Leopard, maybe you could try 10.6.8? 10....


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Working solution for me: start the application that stuck to screen in launchscreen.


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You can simply click on the Apple in your menu bar then click Sleep while leaving it open. This will make both monitors go black. You can close the lid afterwards if you like. Opening the lid or pressing keys on keyboard will awake the device from sleep. It's just made to go to another monitor when closing the lid as most people only use the external ...


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This has happened to me before, I fixed it by just plugging in headphones in audio jack, then removing them after few seconds. Think it is stuck on an output device that isn't there anymore, and inserting/removing the headphones helped to reset it. If this does not help you, remove all audio/hdmi cables then restart your computer. After restart, hold down ...


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Yes, as long as you have an HDMI port in your Mac. If you don't, you can buy a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter.


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Your Mac should still be able to turn on with a dead battery. As long as charger is functioning properly, it's more than enough to both power up and charge your Mac. You have three possibilities for the cause of this: MagSafe Board (highest probability). This board is known to go bad and when it fails, it presents symptoms similar to what you are ...


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Even if your battery is dead, your computer should still switch on, see this article for more details. Might be power cables inside your laptop. You can test with voltage meters, if you don't know how it works, you can always go to an electrician or just take it into a computer shop or even Apple.


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The battery appears to be dead or damaged. I would go to an Apple Store to have it replaced. But It is still strange that even with the power cable connected it does not turn on. Another test you could do is resetting the PRAM by holding Command + Option + P + R and turning on the MacBook


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Yes, that is correct; it will change. Your MAC (Media Access Control) address is assigned to network interfaces, not to the computer. For example, on this WiFi adapter from a Macbook Pro, you can see the MAC address imprinted on the chip (circled in red) You can even lookup the manufacturer of the WiFi adapter by entering the first six characters into a ...


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Your Mac's connection to the Internet is apparently not fine, though. Most likely, you're having some kind of DNS trouble that is causing CSS and other necessary websites need to render properly not to load, and now the App Store cannot resolve or connect to all of the necessary servers at Apple to download your updates. If other computers or devices on ...


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Please believe me when I say that the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Dock will not support two monitors if you have an older MacBook Pro. I have a 2011. One Thunderbolt port. It just does not have the capacity to drive two monitors. I have exhausted all options with it. Only one external monitor will work. I did however connect two monitors using the Dell D3100 ...


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As per this wikipedia article, Batteries gradually self-discharge even if not connected and delivering current. Li+ rechargeable batteries [like the kind in a MacBook] have a self-discharge rate typically stated by manufacturers to be 1.5-2% per month. Basically, even if you are not charging or discharging your Mac battery at all, it will still ...


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Emails saved as a draft only stay in Drafts until sent or deleted. Once sent, a copy can be found in the Sent Mailbox. To send again, select the target email in the Sent Mailbox and then press shiftcommandD or click: Message > Send Again This opens the previously sent email in a new message container, where you can modify as needed/wanted and send again. ...


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You can also try bypassing that port entirely and just use a USB port with an adapter like "Cable Matters SuperSpeed USB 3.0/2.0 to HDMI/DVI Adapter for Windows and Mac up to 2560x1440 in White" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MS0DIK/


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I finally found the solution. After contacting Anker as well as WD I found out that both, the Hub as well as the harddisk were fine. The cause for the problem was a low quality usb extension cable that was attached to my Macbook. After removing that and directly attaching the hub to the Macbook, everything works fine.


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You can check what the weight of the MacBook Pro should be from Apple's specifications and compare with the current weight of your machine. If it turns out that your machine is heavier, you can then do something about it.


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Make sure your iPhone and Mac are connected not only to the same SSID but also the same band (2.4 vs. 5 GHz). Some routers will not bridge the necessary multicast traffic between the different bands. Additional troubleshooting steps (this assumes your Wi-Fi network is being provided by your router, which is true for most people) Disable either the 2.4 ...


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Clamshell Mode What you are describing when you operate your Mac laptop (Macbook/Pro/Air) is called closed clamshell mode or closed display mode. In this Apple Support Article: Use your Mac notebook computer in closed-display mode with an external display it goes into detail on what the requirements are and how your Mac will function depending on the ...


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With some care it can be done safely. It depends by and large on what kind of loads you're placing on the MacBook when it's being used like this. The MacBook Pro's ventilation operates optimally with the lid open. Closing the lid restricts airflow out of the vents that run along the inside of the hinge on the laptop as seen here: When the lid is closed, ...


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You can definitely buy the requisite parts aftermarket - DigiKey would be the first place I would look. You could also remove the parts from another rMBP (e.g. flood damaged or something). You can probably do the modification without damaging other things on the board, but it would be difficult. You are not going to do it at home. You're going to need ...


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I don't think this will be possible. The board will be manufactured with only that size of memory in mind, so the memory controller or other hardware would have to be changed too, and its not like there will be place for more memory chips. One exception I can think of is if some higher model has more memory, then there might be some unpopulated place for ...


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The short answer is yes (anything is possible), but is it feasible? There's a ton of responses out there whether you can/cannot resolder memory chips to Apple logic boards in an attempt to upgrade RAM. Unfortunately, there is a lot of mis-information out there. Basically, they all revolve around one of the following three themes: It's extremely ...


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Sounds like some sort of hardware failure to me, and since that model is so un-repairable your only option is probably to prepare for an expensive Apple Store bill. An (admittedly bad) workaround would be to keep the machine docked and use VNC + an iPad or something to use the machine on-the-go.


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If you are using a 27 inch iMac (Mid 2010) then you need a mDP to mDP cable. According to Apple's Support Page, Use your iMac as a display with Target Display Mode, you can accomplish this with the cable referenced above, but only with a 27" iMac if you are using the Mid 2010 model.


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It is likely that your Torch installer complained with the following message: Not updating your shell profile. You might want to add the following lines to your shell profile: . ~/torch/install/bin/torch-activate You should manually add the suggested line to your profile. If you use bash (which is default on OS X) you can do it by: echo . ~/torch/...


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First, make sure your Mac is able to use AirDrop. The following Macs are able to use AirDrop: MacBook Pro (Late 2008) or later, excluding the MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2008) MacBook Air (Late 2010) or later MacBook (Late 2008) or later, excluding the white MacBook (Late 2008) iMac (Early 2009) or later Mac Mini (Mid 2010) or later Mac Pro (Early 2009 with ...


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Sorry to say, but it's not possible to check that without looking on screen. The idea from tjt263 is a good one, but since USB type C is fairly new, there isn't an adapter available for USB-C. I suggest to wait 'till new cables with a charging indicator included are released.


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I have the same issue. My solution is to unplug the usb-c and plug it again and it shows the battery status on the display.


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Usually the proper disable Login Shell value is: /usr/bin/false instead of /bin/false. So I don't know if your /bin/false is just a typo or not. Even using the false UserShell I haven't been able to reproduce your problem though. You can try the following: open Terminal and enter dscl . read /Users/user_name to check if the user user_name is still there....


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It seems very unlikely that it should be the case. It might be possible if the adapter was somehow defective and sends out EMI (i.e. "noise") that is picked up by the USB cable for the mouse. If that is the case, your log should be filled with USB errors. However I do not find this scenario to be likely at all.


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Intel Core i5 is a significantly more powerful processor than Intel Core m3. I can't say for sure that it strictly won't work, but it will likely not be very smooth performance at all, unless perhaps you turn all the settings down to their minimum. I've heard even on MacBook Pro's without dedicated graphics (just intel HD) Simcity 5 performance is poor (lots ...


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Apple employes actually use microfiber cloths in the Apple Stores to clean all of the hardware on display. If you need to use a fluid never use any of the typical household cleaners. Take a microfiber cloth and place it in a clean small bowl and pour in a small amount of distilled water, never use tap water, and allow it to absorb into the cloth. Once ...


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It is perfectly fine to use a moist cloth to clean the exterior of your rMBP. Moist being the operative word. If your cloth is soaking wet, dripping water, you have too much. I have also used cleaners like Endust for Electronics along with a microfiber cloth to clean both the outside as well as the display. It leaves it looking like new. I have, for ...


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If you want it right now, why not plug the phone into the Mac & use Image Capture, in the Applications folder - which is the importer 'behind' Photos.app. You can also set it to auto-launch any capable app, including itself, when a device is connected [or do nothing] & set exactly where your imports should be saved. You can also dictate whether it ...


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I recommend enabling trim and doing firmware updates! :)


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If you choose for clicking to be the only option (meaning, deselect the "tap to click" option underneath the secondary click" option), you should be allowed to only click with two fingers for the secondary click. That is one very simple, straight-forward way of solving your issue.


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I went on and opened the Macbook, detached the ventilator fan, cleaned it - there was a thick dust ball underneath it somewhere, returned everything back and voila! Rarely goes over 80C now.


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I'm assuming you mean in a 'text' or web scenario... The standard controls for font/view resizing are Cmd ⌘ - [minus] (which is, in effect, command/underline) to reduce the view/font & Cmd ⌘ + [plus] to increase it. You can change your 'zoom' level by hitting either of those until your view is to your satisfaction.


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From MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) - Technical Specifications: Operating temperature for the Macbook Pro Mid 2015: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C). You should be able to use it in closed-display mode (a.k.a. closed-clamshell mode) just fine providing the back hinge has a way to dissipate heat appropriately. If it gets too hot, it will auto shut ...


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While this isn't possible, you do have options and avenues for having multiple people edit a single presentation in real-time (it's a lot of fun!) Real-Time editing a Prezi. Real-Time editing a Google Presentation. Real-Time editing a Microsoft Powerpoint. Seriously. Don't have too much fun - it gets out of control with lots of people working on a single ...


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This is impossible. You cannot have two inputs on a monitor simultaneously display. What you need is to do is have one of the laptops hooked up to the monitor and share that desktop to other users. Skype, Go2Meeting, TeamViewer and other screen sharing and collaboration software have this capability.


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Assuming the actual issue lies in the fact that Avast has messed with some of your connectivity settings, I recommend re-installing the software, followed by performing another uninstallation. (((Avast has some pretty good instructions letting us know that throwing it into the trash does not uninstall the software for Avast (I know your explanation ...


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(Note: This may be a bit opinionated due to the nature of this question, and I'll mostly focus on photo editing.) From what I have seen, (at least on Photoshop) RAM and SSDs are the most important. There have been people who have run on i5s and get by just as well. If you can avoid it, don't get the Non-Retina (i.e. get the Retina) especially because you ...


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The above picture should be the correct one to buy. Do ensure that when purchasing on the internet, you purchase the correct one for your country's port (EU in this case) and that it is genuine. (Delta Electronics is the manufacturer for the charger, yes) Source (see under Computers that use the 85W MagSafe 2 Adapter)


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NTFS = Windows Only for Read/Write FAT/16/32 = Windows or Mac Read/Write HFS/HFS+ = Mac Only for Read/Write -- That being said, there is not a way to convert a drive to a different format without... well, formatting. There is, however, a workaround (at a slight cost). I use Paragon-Software's "NTFS for Mac" every day in my workplace environment (...



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