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Questions tagged [macbook]

All lines of MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro portable computers.

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What is this “Screen Shot” app using so much battery?

The battery on my MacBook Pro drains very quickly compared to what other people report. When I'm running Slack, lots of Chrome tabs, and Docker for Mac and everything, that's to be expected. ...
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Macbook pro mid 2012 won't output external monitor's native resolution

So I connected my mbp mid 2012 13" to my del p2213 monitor which has a native resolution of 1680x1050 and a aspect ratio of 16:10 but apparantly when I went to the display settings and pressed scaled ...
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Is macbook pro 15 inch over-heating fixed?

I want to buy a macbook pro 15 inch with i9 processor but I have heard that it has unacceptable over-heating problem. To what extent is this true? and is the problem likely going to get fixed? or am I ...
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My Macbook Air Battery Is not Charging and the Icon Shows Charging

My MacBook Air does not charge sometimes. It shows a different battery icon and the battery does not charge. Previously I used to get rid of this by opening battery settings, upon opening the battery ...
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Black screen with cursor & black touchbar

I have rebooted by MacBook Pro 2018 (with macOS Mojave installed). Everything went well: I was prompted for my account password and then the system started loading. Here start the bad things: control ...
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MacBook Pro 2011 with fuzzy screen won’t boot

I can’t boot into Safe Mode. Also tried recovery mode, but it won’t load. Tried internet recovery mode - no good. ☹️ I'm unsure if this is related to the fuzzy screen (see image above). I've also ...
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MacBook Pro 2017, part of screen static

My screen went black randomly and after I restarted the computer was part of my screen static and is flickering. Is there some solution for this or is there some hardware problems? MacBook Pro (13-...
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10moons graphics tablet with Macbook pro [on hold]

I'm trying to use 10Moons T503 graphics tablet with MacBook pro and have a problem with tablet orientation. Now it acts like the coordinate system is turned by 180 degrees. If I move the pen on tablet ...
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Removed /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.0.9.dylib - how to retrieve the original?

I'm on macOS Mojave and accidentally removed the following library: /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.0.9.dylib Upon booting up the system, I am greeted by the login screen followed by a black screen. I have ...
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MacBook Pro 13” screen dead - how can I use external display?

An authourised Apple store have told me I need a screen replacement after my screen went dead. When I connect the MacBook Pro (late 2013 model) to my Samsung TV via hdmi I see the log in screen on the ...
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What is the best charging strategy for a macbook? [duplicate]

I heard several strategy about macbook power supply connection: keeping alway at least 50% of battery level let unplugged until reaching the 10% warning perform once a month a full discharge What is ...
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Connect an iPad Pro to an older Macbook Pro using a generic USB-C to USB-A cable

The older Macbook Pro I'm using doesn't have USB-C ports. The cable that came with the iPad Pro I'm using came with a USB-C to USB-C cable. I tried to use a USB-C to USB-A cable from a Huawei phone to ...
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Horizontal drag motion - How to disable? [duplicate]

I've already disabled the Swipe between pages option, but I still have this drag jitter... Can I turn this off? Edit: It's turned off and not swiping between pages, but I still have this drag motion. ...
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External hard drives are not showing up on the desktop or Disk Utility

I've upgraded to Mojave on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015). Now, my external hard drives are not showing up on the desktop nor in Disk Utility. I need to access this work and Time ...
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Weird behavior when charging iPhone on MacBook

When I connect my iPhone to my MacBook to charge it, a sound is played on the iPhone, the green battery symbol appears instead of the clock, the small battery symbol the upper right corner turns green ...
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Macbook Pro 13" Stolen [on hold]

my Macbook Pro 13" have been stolen at Orlando International Airport, Florida on January 9, 2019 around 9PM
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MacBook Pro stuck on white screen

I have a MacBook Pro mid 2013. As you may have guessed from the title, it won't boot. Neither the Disk Utility boots. The only thing I can do is boot from a bootable USB (CMD + OPTION + R) with OSX ...
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How do I get 2 Dell monitors to work with my MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

OSX doesn't support MST daisy chaining monitors. I've got 2 brand new monitors and a decent mac and Apple wont let me use it due to software limitations. Is there any product I can buy (Amazon ...
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Is there a list of opening angle information for macbook?

When I use a laptop stand, I want to have a wider angle for the screen. Is there information of opening angle for each version of Macbooks? I found this page, but In this page it isn't explained ...
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Macbook 7.1 (mid-2010): upgrade from 10.8 to 10.12

I've tried several times to update my Macbook 7.1 (Macbook white mid-2010, 4GB ram) from 10.8.5 to Sierra but the progress bar remains blocked after the first boot. When booting into Verbose mode, ...
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Macbook 2009 Memory Question

I'm working on a MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009) 2.26 GHz Intel Core Duo. I'm attempting to install two memory modules labelled 4GB DDRL-1600 SODIMM by Crucial (Memory Module A1/A2) I'm unable to ...
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Prevent specific app from unnecessarily activating discrete graphics

Some apps (Chrome-based browsers, TeamViewer) activate the discrete graphics card, even though the integrated graphics has enough power to run the app. This reduces the battery life of my 2018 MacBook ...
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Issue with macPro keyboard one hit letter two pressed [duplicate]

I have macbook pro mid 2013 of version Mojave and have little issue. When I press some of the keys from bottom line from keyboard, for example when I hit z system pressed z and F1, when I hit x system ...
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How to export photos from Mac to hard drive when in Read Only

I am trying to export some photos from my Mac to an external drive. I keep getting an error message saying my Mac is Read Only. How do I get past this? Thanks
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How can I extract my MacBook Pro Notes files so that the data becomes “normal” again after my computer's file system crashed?

My MacBook Pro from ca. 2011-2013 or something kind of "crashed" - the computer's file system was ruined - when I did a manual forced shutdown because the Notes app was not responding. When I turned ...
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Macbook Pro can only startup with external hard drive connected [duplicate]

Here are the facts: 13 inch, mid 2012 It gave me the grey screen with the flashing question mark folder one day, and I got an external hard to install the MAC OS X operating system like the apple ...
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MacBook Pro 13'' 2017 (A1708) after year of use showing 50% capacity [duplicate]

I'am really shocked. Coconut battery shows 55.8% from Full Charge Capacity and battery is jumping in charge (like 90% after 5 minutes 50%). And some time ago was "Service Battery" label, but after ...
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Magic Mouse 2 - Do I need to raise my finger?

When I use the right click, I need to raise my left finger or it works like a left click. Is this a normal behavior? Can I change it?
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All connected displays go black

Why do all the connected displays, including the laptop display on MacBook Pro (2018), go black each time I connect an additional monitor? The MacBook knows which monitor is already connected, via ...
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Green lines on black pixels on screen that disappear with pressure points - Macbook Pro mid 2010

My macbook pro is showing green lines (that flicker sometimes) on black pixels. This disappears when I pressure in some random places on my macbook's body. What I've done so far: Replaced the screen ...
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Problem with external screen resolution on Mac Book Pro

My MacBook Pro 2013 with two graphic cards (suppose that this caused an issue). I've got an external display - a Dell U2713HM with maximum resolution 2560x1600, but the MacBook shows only 1920x1080. ...
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Copy entire user profile to new device with different username

My work MBP has been set up as a standalone device, but now needs to join the corporate network. Is there a way to copy my entire user profile (apps, config, terminal settings etc) to a new device (...
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New MacBook Pro has a battery cycle count of 2

I bought a new 2017 MacBook Pro without the Touch Bar. I found that it had 2 charge cycles. Is this normal for a new MacBook Pro or it is used?
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Changing to a different WiFi connection

I'm using MacBook Air running MacOS Sierra and using an IP address(provided by my college) that has been bound to my device's MAC address manually. ie- My device's MAC address is has been bonded with ...
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MacBook startup sound loop

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Air and it is looping on startup sound, stuck on white screen. I have tried: formatting the SSD and installing the latest version of macOS Mojave resetting NVRAM and SMC ...
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Interested in running mid2015 MBP 15 with AMD gpu on a Dell U4919DW [duplicate]

I am concerned if the resolution of the U4919DW is supported since it is a whopping 5160 x 1440. I have a dual monitor now and one of them died....so thinking to upgrade to this 49" monster. What ...
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Macbook with thunderbolt 3 and disk drive?

I thought I just saw someone with (what I believe to be) a thunderbolt 3 and a disc drive on their MacBook, and I thought there were no more disc drives that were built into MacBooks (that have ...
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Is it possible to set different options for time machine depending on the destination drive?

I have a local spinning drive where i'd like to keep a 1:1 copy of my macbook hdd but i also have a networked time machine with less space where i'd like to skip archiving some "less important" files ...
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LG UltraFine 5K with MacBook Pro 2017 issues

Yesterday everything was working fine. I had my MacBook Pro (four USB-C ports & touch bar) connected to my LG UltraFine 5K monitor (official model name: LG 27MD5KA‑B). At the end of my day's work ...
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Using external microphone disables internal speaker

I have a Mid-2015 Macbook Pro, which has the combined headphone/microphone jack. I normally use it in clamshell mode, and in the past some people have had a hard time hearing me if I try to use the ...
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Parent Administration [closed]

How do you add an account on MacBooks. without having to have the parental administration? I have tried to add an account already but we had just fixed the Mac since like one year so we forgot the ...
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Two thunderbolt ports on my mid-2015 MacBook Pro how do I configure one monitor to be in mirroring mode and the other in extended desktop mode?

So its my understanding that I can have two flatscreen monitors as long as I use the right cables and each thunderbolt on my Mac will connect to each monitor for a total of 2 monitors and as long they ...
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Is it possible to use Ethernet connection on Mac without battery draining?

I'm using a Macbook Pro 15" 2018 model. I want to use wired Internet connection with it. I've tried using 2 different USB-C hubs to accomplish this, both are USB-C to Ethernet plus some USB-A 3.0 ...
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Remap eject key to Lock screen

I want to remap my eject key (on a external Apple Keyboard) to a lock screen action from automator. I tried using Karabiner, but when I use the EventViewer i don't see anything logging when i press ...
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How Remove PremierOpinionD? [closed]

Installed some software with this attached. Now it's taking up stupid amounts of resources. I hate this stuff. How can I get rid of it for good?
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Mission Control Locks System

I've had this problem on my new MacBook Pro that occasionally when I try to use Mission Control it locks my system for 30-40 seconds before showing me Mission Control. Usually a restart will fix the ...
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Macbook mid-2010: no power after ssd upgrade

I changed my HDD to a SSD using ifixit guide on my MacBook Unibody Model A1342 (mid-2010). But after reconnecting the battery, the Mac seems to be dead (MagSafe light off, no chime, no fan, nothing)....
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Touch Bar doesn't show but I need F8

I'm running a Windows Virtual Machine (VMWare) through an external hard drive, however, when I boot it, I gets the error, Winload.efi is corrupted or missing but it says I need to press F8 to change ...
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Disable bluetooth auto-connect for specific headphones

I have two different bluetooth headphones paired with my macbook. Let's call them headphone X and Y. Headphone X is my primary headphone. From time to time I use both of them in a multi device ...
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MacBook Pro: No click sound on changing volume and on mouse clicks

I ha ve a 13" mid 2012 MacBook Pro. I am not getting any sound on increasing/decreasing volume and on mouse clicks. The MacBook has suddenly stopped making those click sounds and the volume button ...