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You can answer this question for yourself. In the All My Files view, right click one of the files and choose Get Info. The window which opens when you do that has a Where: field. For a file in iCloud, the Where: field says iCloud Drive.


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I think the easiest way to do this is to just not save your password to the networks you want to be asked to join.


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It's not that the amount of RAM doesn't exist, it's that the upgradeability doesn't exist. The Retina MacBook Pro's RAM is soldered to the motherboard. Nothing is getting in or out.


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You can just put your hand front of iSight sensor and then press backlight keys. Like this:


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Go to the following websites: https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1823 https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1474 Download and install the firmwares starting with the EFI. Here we are going to restart the same installation so we can run some diagnostics and hardware tests. Also, two things should be explained before we can continue: 1) Mac OS X has no BIOS but ...


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Your native aspect ratio is 8 : 5. If you are using Keynote for Mac to present, click wide when picking your template, which can be blank. When being chosen as wide, it sets the ratio to 16:9.


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Dangerous? No. But it could wind up being wasted time when you at some point you update your OS and the settings you made get reverted back to the system default; that depends on what icon you changed. Of course, we're not talking about a lot of time spent on changing an icon here, so I'd say go for it! I actually changed my Documents directory icon 8+ ...


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It is pointless to solve your problem. If you succeed in creating the USB Windows installer, you probably will not be able to boot from the installer on your Mac. You are suppose to use the optical (DVD) drive. There are alternative methods to install Windows 7 on your Mac. For example, see the question: Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable ...


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I would assume there are no updates for the 2015 and 2016 models. If there were, then such updates would appear at the Apple web site: About EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Mac computers. I also assume that when an older model Mac is missing from the list, then this model has had no updates. For example, the MacBook6,1 (Late 2009) is missing. ...


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You could try setting up an external drive with the same setup as your current drive. Then try to boot from that drive. That will at least tell you if the problem resides in your hard drive or not. Also have you looked around for people having problems with EFI on your model macbook, regardless if they have a partition setup like yours or not? If you can't ...


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I would say you're not on the right track doing an update before you test if your backup works on Windows 7 to Windows 7 first. Without knowing what version of OS X and Boot Camp, people might hesitate to report success or failure, but since Apple doesn't "support" Boot Camp you might check with Symantec to make sure you are able to use their support if ...


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EFI updates are available from the command line: softwareupdate -la This is the same information as the App Store app shows. The tools check apple's entire catalog and then calculate locally if any updates are required. You likely are up to date, but this is how to check. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201518


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Go to settings, Security & Privacy, General then set password "immediately" After setting that, you may now use the shift+control+power button for mac book air. It will be put to sleep mode or lock screen then when you need to use it again, it will ask for password.


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The X29 Proximity Temperature sensor is used to monitor the heat that the CPU is producing, likely at different locations inside the computer, hence the word proximity.


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I have had this problem for a long time, but here is an excellent workaround. Open Keychain Access Open Preferences Check the option: "Show keychain status in menu bar" This will put a small open lock in your menu bar. This will be useful because the mouse is working during the freeze. So next time your Mac freezes, just "click" on the lock, and select ...


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The A1278 identifier is the model number. It references the "generation" of your particular device, but it can span many years. For example, A1278 is the model number for the Late 2008 13 inch Aluminum MacBook and the 13 inch MacBook Pro going from Mid 2009 through Mid 2012. When it gets a significant change, like it did in Early 2013, it will get a new ...


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The model number can be found on the bottom side of your MacBook. I have an app called "Mactracker" and it gives statistics for (allegedly) all of the various Mac hardware options. Here is some info on model number A1278: Hopefully that helps.


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Based on this question NOTE: I am assuming you are in recovery already. Commands are like this. Open Terminal from the menu bar (under Utilities) Change directory: cd /Volumes List all volumes: ls Change to the volume you want to access. For example, usually the Mac disk is called "Macintosh HD". So, you would do, cd "Macintosh HD". Replace "Macintosh HD"...


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My hard disk is at /Volumes/. I just saw elsewhere on apple.stackexchange.net solution How to copy files from an unbootable Mac?


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You can also find a good explanation of the standard Unix directory layout with man hier at the shell prompt.


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I had this same problem with both headphones and my external speakers (both Bose). I had more than just buzzing, I had noticeable pops when I just touched my headphone jack or audio cable. After struggling with MIDI and sound tweaks forever, what solved my issue permanently was that I got an external (USB) DAC interface. My first device was the ...


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I glean from the official specs: sound pressure level: 125dB This can mean just about anything, but if my hunch is right in that what they are trying to say is that their sensitivity is 125dB/mW, then this is indeed a highly sensitive set of IEMs, and I'm in no way surprised that they hiss to some extent when plugged into your MacBook Air. While the ...


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~ (tilde) expands to the value of the variable HOME which is set by the process login or to the value set in one of your shell's config files. From the man pages: HOME - The home directory of the current user; the default argument for the cd builtin command. The value of this variable is also used when performing tilde expansion. Tilde Expansion -...


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The best place that I have sourced replacement/upgrade parts for my Apple products has been Amazon. A quick search for your part resulted in a number of good sources. I have used eBay in the past and more often than not there were severe quality/customer service issues. Buying through Amazon, has been much more efficient and customer service focused. ...


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Solved this a while ago, but will post the answer here: the SSD was incompatible with the hard drive. Since it was an older Mac, the TRION 100 OCZ was not compatible. I took it back to the store and got a Samsung SSD for $20 more, and the install went smoothly.


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It feels as if, when I open my MacBook, it just connects with the first one it finds and then tries to log me in. Turning off "Ask to join new networks" while turning on "Remember networks this computer has joined" should allow your computer to automatically join your home network and any other networks listed as "Preferred." When I go to the Advanced ...


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My question was marked as a duplicate of this one but has a solution to this issue verified by many users. rMBP kernel_task spikes when connecting more than one external monitor :)


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No. No battery will be saved regardless of what color your screen is. This only applies when the screen is OLED, like in the Apple Watch. You can save battery by lowering the screen brightness, though.


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You need to create a boot installer disk to setup a new disk as an internal boot disk for a Mac. You will need a running Mac system and a blank USB Thumb drive (at least 8GB in size). As long as you have that, here are the basics: Download the OS X installer from the Mac App Store. Quit the installer if it opens automatically after downloading. Mount your ...


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I ran into the same problem when reverse tethering my Samsung phone (Android 5.1.1) to access the Internet connection on my Macbook Air (El Capitan), and found a successful solution: Make sure your mobile device is paired via Bluetooth and follow Heiko Haller's steps for Internet Sharing settings. Under System Preferences > Network, select the active ...


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It sounds like there is some problem with the connecting wires for the display. If you're okay how things are, then you can just leave things be. A repair would probably cost several hundred dollars. I have the same model Mac and also have display issues. When it was almost one year old, I noticed that the display would often go wonky (not turn off but look ...


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When you don't get to a blue screen in the boot process, you can assume an OS reinstall should fix it. Your fsck results reinforce that as next step. I would boot to Internet recovery and download the OS installer of choice if your Mac supports that. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH22136 When that is done, next is https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21900 ...


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There two basic hard disk interfaces. The legacy interface is called ATA, which transfers bits in parallel. This is probably what you found in your G4 iBook. I say this because the Everything Mac site show this type of interface for all G4 iBooks. The new interface is called SATA, which transfers bits in serial. This is what is used in your 2011 MacBook Pro....


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The difference is the HDD connectors. The iBook G4 uses an IDE (aka PATA) connector, whereas the MBP uses SATA. Unfortunately during a quick google search I wasn't able to find a SATA to IDE adapter that would fit inside the laptop case. It's probably worth looking for second-hand IDE hard drives or contacting someone at Apple to see if they have a better ...


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The only official source, if you have lost your original OS X DVDs is to purchase one from the Apple Store Later models have the Hardware Tests built into ROM, earlier ones must use those on the DVD. If you've got a [physical] Apple Store near you, they're usually quite obliging for that kind of thing.


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Just visit Apple's support page: Apple Support There you'll be able to check if your product is still under warranty, and contact Apple to ask for a replacement. It doesn't seem clear to me whether you actually purchased the computer from Apple, or from a local retailer, so they might not be able to help you with repair progress information from a local ...


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Yes, you can boot an iMac from the Mac Book volume using Target Disk Mode. The main issue to be aware of is many programs will ask you to log in again, including App Store apps.


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Here's some clarity for anyone looking. The root cause of the sign in when switching the host is that programs often store their license information x'ord (or otherwise encrypted with) a hash of the host hardware. This means that, when the hardware changes, the previously stored configuration is unrecoverable. I've tried spoofing the MAC address, but all ...


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I FIXED IT!. I didn't change the hardware parts or anything!. All I done was that I went on my Windows laptoo and when I clicked initialised in Disk Management, I clicked the second bullet point not the first!. After that, I just created a new volume and ran a recovery software on it. Done and dusted!


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Your processor automatically throttles itself when it gets too hot, OS X automatically sets the fan speeds appropriate, and in the off-chance your computer gets too hot, it will automatically shut off. You don't need to worry about a modern computer getting "over-worked".


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I have the same issues and have determined that the bluetooth antenna location in my mid 2012 MB Pro is the culprit. I have an Apple BT keyboard and Apple BT Magic Mouse. It is not capable of streaming the BT audio satisfactorily to my 3rd party BT speaker. I've attempted to back off both the keyboard and mouse, but alas, this defeats the reason for them. ...


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Doing that has no effect. The order in which networks appear reshuffles every time I open the Mac. None of the networks in my street (except our own) appear in that list It feels as if, when I open my MacBook, it just connects with the first one it finds and then tries to log me in. Then it seems Virgin is slowest as it's always last on the list It's not ...


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Belkin Dual View Mini DisplayPort to 2X DVI Adapter Dongle (F2CD060) $60...all you need


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I don't have this MacBook Pro anymore as I sold it but I do know that it can't take 16GB of RAM, only up to 8GB.


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If you mean either the 'SD' or the 'Mid 2009' then no, it can take 8GB only. EveryMac is a fabulous resource for that type of info, including in some cases, whether a machine can actually take more RAM than the Apple official original spec claims.


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To find apps which are using the most memory, try the following command in Terminal: ps -awxm -o %mem,rss,comm | sort -nr | head Also top command may help to monitor suspicious processes in real time. In general OS X kernel (similar to others) is designed to use up all the available memory. See: Isn't Inactive memory a waste of resources? for more ...


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Have you tried System Prefs > Network > WiFi Switch off 'Ask to join new networks', then in the Advanced... section below, you can drag networks into your preferred order & delete ones you no longer wish the machine to remember [this will tie in with 'Ask to join...' & shouldn't bother you again].


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The answer in my case was No, there was no other option but to change the main logic board. To my extreme fortune, Norwegian law requires five years of warranty on all electronics such as laptops and phones, so it was done for free. The repair shop even told me I was eliglible for a new screen so they threw in that as well.


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Just fought through the problem of SBBOD or SWOD if you will, after startup on my 2006 macpro tower running is 10.6.8. Turns out, in my case, it had to do with IPv4 and IPv6 in the network settings panel and AirPort. The problem started when I switched from cable to fi-optics. Apparently, the fi-optics modem is not ready for IPv6. Go into system ...


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You can follow this tutorial to create a bootable USB



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