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AirDrop on Unsupported Macs?

One of the Lion features I would really like to use is AirDrop. It would make transferring files so much faster than using a flash drive. Unfortunately, my Mac is a 2007 Black MacBook, and AirDrop is ...
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iMessage stopped working.. Contacts are shown as red now

This problem has been seen on mid-2012 MacBook Pros on Mavericks and on late-2014 Retina MacBook Pros on Yosemite. One day while using iMessage on the Mac, all the contacts turned red and messages ...
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MacBook Air boots to strange screen showing Magic Mouse and TrackPad

Problem : I left the MacBook to be idle for a while and its keyboard and trackpad became non-responsive. I shut it down and restart 3 times (using the power button), and the MacBook now goes to a ...
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Can I connect more than one external monitor to the late 2010 MacBook Air?

I am thinking about buying the new MacBook Air as a primary desktop replacement. One of the things I have on my desktop which I like is two large monitors. Does anyone know whether the new MacBook ...
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Really confused about how to reset SMC and PRAM and NVRAM on my Macs and iPad and iPhone?

Sometimes I find from searching Google that I can reset the SMC, PRAM and NVRAM. But different sources provide different instructions on how to do this. I have a MacBook Pro and iMac. I also have an ...
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How to delete kexts in Catalina?

I have a 2014 MacBook Pro experiencing this issue. Catalina does not allow kexts to be deleted via this method. Unless I am able to delete or disable this kext my laptop will shut down randomly. ...
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Can I use the new Lion OS X license on two machines, or do I have to buy one for each?

I have 2 macbooks (the unibody and the one before that). Do I need to buy two licenses or can I just use one license for both machines?
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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt

I just bought a new late 2013 iMac and a new late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. Also bought an Apple thunderbolt cable. Pressing CMD+F2 (enabling Apples "Target Display Mode") on my iMac lets me use the ...
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How can I disable CPU throttling and CPU disabling?

On a 2011 17" MacBook Pro (i7, 10.6, 16GB ram) I do not have any options in the energy saver preference panel to control CPU throttling. I need to be able to disable CPU throttling for short periods ...
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Why can't I left click on my Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, Late 2012) running OS X El Capitan (10.11.13). What works: Secondary click with two fingers Feel/sound of trackpad click (no noticeable change in the feel of the ...
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Why are my Macbook's internal speakers not available?

My Macbook (the unibody aluminum version) has lost its internal speakers. When I open System Preferences -> Sound -> Output, all I see is "Digital Out". If I plug in a pair of headphones, this ...
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Hard wired link between webcam and led indicator?

In light of stories about stories about secret monitoring over laptop webcams (such as this one or this one), I wonder about the reliability of the green LED next to the camera that indicates that it'...
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How to use 3 external monitors on 15" late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina?

Several people have posted about how they use 3 external monitors with their MacBook Pro Retina. see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJhvyLB_Tbw Using 3 External monitors on my macbook pro, problem ...
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MacBook Pro battery drains when connected to AC power

I've been experiencing a very annoying problem lately. Often, I've got my MacBook Pro connected to power when I'm working from the office. At home, I often leave it unplugged until the battery is too ...
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MacBook 4K/60Hz adapter is working directly, but not via USB-C hub

I have the Apple MacBook 12" (2016) 1,1GHz 256GB Silver and a 4K/60Hz monitor. I have tried this hardware to connect the displays at 4k/60Hz: Anker® Aluminium USB C Type C to HDMI Converter, ...
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How can I disable CPU throttling on Late 2006 MacBook with no battery? [duplicate]

The problem I am experiencing is that if the battery is not present, the CPU is automatically throttled. I have done some searching and have found that this is apparently by design, "in case the ...
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How do i install OS X on new hard drive? I have macbook pro mid 2010. [duplicate]

I have 13 inch mid 2010 macbook pro. Just installed new 1T hard drive but now am hesitating on what to do next. I have my old hard drive converted to external drive and a back up drive as well.
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Battery - Shut down or sleep an MBP

For the lifetime of a battery, is it better to shut down or sleep an Mac book Pro? Could anyone be able to explicit a full answer to this question?
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Macbook 2010 Crash upon mild to heavy load

My mid 2010 15" MacBook Pro crashes about 3-5 times a day. Symptoms: if I start an iMovie trailer and scroll the options (always) using Chrome (sometimes) if I perform too much activity right after ...
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Turning Power Chime Off

On new Macbook Pro, Power Chime runs. Whenever I delete from core services it comes right back. It makes a sound when plugging in your power cord even when the volume is at 0%. The solution I have ...
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What leads to Windows thinking I pressed the Insert key on a MacBook Pro?

Note: This question is how to send an Insert keypress to Microsoft Windows running directly on Apple hardware. This is not about how to use Insert in OS X or through OS X to Windows running in a VM. ...
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macOS High Sierra restarting by itself during sleep

I have a 2017 MacBook Pro 15″ with High Sierra. I never turn off my laptop, instead I simply put it to sleep, so next day it's easier and faster to turn it on. But often when I wake it up the next ...
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How to show or hide Keyboard Viewer with a keyboard shortcut?

I would like to display and hide the Keyboard Viewer using a shortcut. Is there a way to display the Keyboard Viewer via a keyboard shortcut? Is there a way to automatically display the Keyboard ...
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Install Windows 7 on external drive and boot it from a Mac

I want to install Windows 7 on an external hard drive, and boot from it when needed. Is this possible on a Mac? I have heard from some sources that it is not possible to boot Windows from external ...
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MacBook Pro won't recognize my analog audio jack headphones. Help?

Periodically, my MacBook Pro 17" stops recognizing my headphones. No amount of unplugging and replugging seems to help. The sound settings never show headphones as an output device. How can I fix this?...
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MacBook Pro 2016: Keyboard key stuck – how to remove key?

Regularly different keys on my new MacBook Pro (2016) are stuck. I assume little pieces of dirt or small crumbs interfere with the mechanics. With older Mac keyboards, I occasionally removed ...
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Using bash/terminal to get number of battery recharge cycles

I would like to get the number of recharge cycles using bash (terminal commands). I understand the following command will display all of the battery data, but I want the cycle count on its own ioreg -...
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MacBook Pro 15" Retina mid 2014 random shutdowns [duplicate]

My MacBook Pro (15-inch, Retina, Mid 2014, macOS 10.13.1) shuts down randomly. It shuts down suddenly when on battery It shuts down a little more rare when connected to AC It works almost fine when ...
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Copy and paste stops working

For several months now i've had an issue where after using my laptop for a couple of weeks without restarting, i'll slowly lose my ability to copy and paste. First it's only between different apps ...
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What Is the Keyboard Shortcut for Sleep Display Without Eject Key? [duplicate]

I read that if you want to put your display into sleep the keyboard shortcut is Control ⌃+Shift ⇧+Eject ⏏, but what is it in Mountain Lion or Lion using a retina MacBook Pro or MacBook Air without an ...
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Linux on Mac hardware: How to remove caps lock delay on Apple MacBook Pro aluminum keyboard when booted to Linux

Apple's MacBook Pro has a slight delay on the caps lock key. That is, the caps lock key has to be held down slightly longer than normal to register the key press required to engage the caps lock. This ...
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Reinstall Mac OS X Mountain Lion before selling a Mac

I want to sell my laptop (Macbook Pro late 2011). I have erased my disk drive but it seems that I cannot reinstall Mac OS without an Apple ID. At the origin my mac was shipped with Lion, I have ...
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External display on MacBook Pro Retina (Mountain Lion) remains blank after screen timeout or waking up from sleep

I have a retina MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion with a 23" external display attached through the Thunderbolt port (DVI/Display Port adapter). I have the monitor configured as an extension to my ...
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How does Eclipse work on new Retina MacBook Pros?

I'm thinking about buying the new MacBook Pro. I will use it mostly to write code when I'm not at home and I've read that non-native apps look horrible due to the resolution. I was wondering if ...
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Macbook Pro not detecting bootable USB with Yosemite

I created a Yosemite boot USB, from the App Store version 10.10.1. When I hold option during Boot, the USB drive doesn't show up on the menu. I have an aluminium MBP, bought in 2009. It is the full ...
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Can I use Shift, Alt and Control Modifier Keys Together With the Function Keys on the Touch Bar?

I've configured my touch bar to always show function keys in one program where I use those frequently (IntelliJ IDEA, code editor). Many hotkeys in IDEA are triggered using a function key together ...
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Default settings for pmset -g?

I remember changing some values to disable Deep sleep mode and hibernation a few months ago, and realised that my battery drains faster now. I just want to revert all settings to default. I changed ...
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How to fix a frayed cable on a MagSafe Power Adapter?

Any idea how to fix the broken plastic/rubber covering of the cable on a MagSafe Power Adapter? Mine is showing the inner wires and I'm afraid of getting an electrical shock.
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Disable Stand By Mode on Retina MacBook Pro?

I learned that the retina MacBook Pro has a Deep Sleep Mode that is initiated when left idle for a long time. This, however, causes my laptop to take about 3-5 seconds to wake up after it sleeps, such ...
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Is there a problem with closing the lid of a MacBook Pro when using an external monitor?

I am using an external monitor and the only way (that doesn't involve jumping through hoops) to turn off the MacBook Pro monitor is to close the lid. Does closing the lid causes any problems? I have ...
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Screen annotation software to draw on any app in OSX

I want to draw on any app pdfs, videos, code. It would be helpful to aid in demonstration in a class setting for me. Do you know if any such app exists that does not require an external pen i.e. using ...
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Why is a secure erase 'not necessary' for SSD's?

I'm about to trade in a 2010 MacBook Pro with an SSD. However, I'm unable to do a Secure Erase from the recovery disk (as I used to do with mechanical hard drives before selling or giving away a ...
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Will I still be able to buy and install Lion after Mountain Lion is released?

I own an Early 2008, white MacBook (MB403LL/A) which still has Snow Leopard, 10.6.8, installed. My understanding is Mountain Lion will not support my MacBook. If this turns out to be true then I ...
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How can I make Mac Partition visible in Bootcamp (Windows 10 Anniversary Update)?

Today I installed Windows 10, version 1607, on my MacBook Pro (Retina 15in Late 2013). Before this I had Bootcamp setup with Win7. So, I started out by deleting the old Win7 Bootcamp Partition using ...
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What does Purgeable means in Storage under About This Mac section?

I updated to macOS Sierra (16A319) and was checking my storage where I saw this extra division greyed out saying Purgeable. What is the significance/meaning of Purgeable?
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How do I take screenshots of the Touch Bar?

How do you take a screenshot of the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros? Specifically, I need a way to take a picture similar to using Grab or the shortcut Cmd+Shift+3.
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Macbook pro 2018 with Mojave overheating when connected to external monitor

I'm on a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2018) with Mojave 10.14.1. When I connect MBP to a external displays (either via HDMI or via Thunderbolt 2 adapters), the temperature raises sensibly (i.e., CPU ...
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Is Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 (type C) possible?

Apple released Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. Is it possible to connect an external device using type C (ie ASUS MB169B+) by connecting the Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter with an ...
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macOS Catalina watchdog timeout kernel panics

Ever since upgrading to Catalina, my MacBook Pro 2018 randomly freezes up completely. The screen will be completely frozen and the trackpad won't click anymore. After a minute or so, the fans blow ...
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Icons not appearing on High Sierra

I updated to High Sierra on my Macbook Pro when it was released. Since I have updated, a lot of my applications show the attached icon when I open them. Does anyone know a fix to this?

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