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Shiny new Macbook Pro — can oils and sweat damage the screen?

I have a brand-new Macbook Pro. As I'm almost certainly going to eventually spill something into the keyboard, I picked up a keyboard skin. It only took me a few hours to get used to typing with it; ...
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Xcode not letting me open a specific project

When i try to open a specific project in xcode (i can open my other projects just not the most important one) i get this error I have gone in "Get Info" and made sure my account had complete access, ...
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Keyboard failure, possibly software fault

I've got a MacBook Pro (17", 2010 model), and recently I've been having a few issues with the keyboard. Frequently, some keys on the keyboard fail to respond. These are mainly on the right-hand side ...
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Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD?

Basically the Title: Is is possible to replace the CD drive in a 17" macbook Pro with a SSD/second HD? I'm looking at buying a 17" MBP, and I am having a hard time deciding if I want a HD or SSD. ...
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Will the OEM version of Windows 7 install okay on a Macbook Pro

We are considering getting a Macbook Pro but are quite heavily tied to windows application so want to install Windows 7 on it. Can you install the OEM version of Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro using boot ...
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Early 2011 MacBook Pro Memory Upgrade - What are the SO-DIMM memory specs?

What are the exact specs when shopping for early 2011 MacBook Pro SO-DIMM memory? I'll be uprading to the maximum of 8GB.
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How can I know if my MacBook pro supports 8 gb or not?

Here is my serial number:
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I want to change to hot key(s) for spaces

Currently I can switch between spaces using Control + arrow. I want to change that to Command + arrow. How would I go about doing that?
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How is Macbook Air, Macbook Pro's Solid State Drive compared to Intel or Crucial Technology ones?

I want to buy a Solid State Drive for my PC, but also is thinking of just buy Macbook Air or Macbook Pro 13 or 15 inch so that there is already a Solid State Drive. How does the Solid State Drive (...
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Date and WiFi password resets after battery dies

Weird thing has started happening, basiaclly when your lid is closed and the battery dies, normally your MacBook should "hibernate" itself, yet what started happening on mine is that it completely ...
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new windows laptop or upgrade to 15inch macbook? [closed]

My budget is around 1800. I already bought 13'' macbook pro 2011 from microcenter for 1093 (including tax). This was my first macbook and I'm impressed, but only downsize of it is that 13'' seems a ...
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iTunes videos on a different harddrive?

since the TED HD podcast and iTunesU my iTunes library is getting bigger and bigger and thus free space on my MacBook HD smaller and smaller. I'm getting an iPad2 soon and would like to sync my TV ...
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Why does decreasing the brightness cause the brightness to increase occasionally on the MacBook Air?

I have a MacBook Air Late 2010. I notice that sometimes when I press the decrease brightness button, it causes the brightness to increase and only after subsequent presses it starts to actually reduce ...
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Black screen, perhaps from login/lock system, after 'closing the clam'

I make use of the rather clumsy 'closed clam' mode of operation. I close up my macbook pro, bring it to work, and plug in a USB keyboard and a monitor. 80% of the time, all is well. The other 20% of ...
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How to reinstall Snow Leopard on my MBP?

I've been installing some applications and some things are not working properly. I want to reset my MBP to factory settings. How do I do a clean installation so I can start from scratch?
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Is there away to move between workspaces using trackpad?

I want to move to other workspaces using trackpad. How can I do that?
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Reinstalled my MacBook Pro, resync with iPad issues

I just wiped my MacBook Pro clean as part of my yearly reinstall habit. The problem is, now when I connect my iPad or iPhone, there is no really trivial way to sync my PDFs and ePubs back with the ...
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Issues with replacing the internal hard drive in a mid 2007 macbook

I have a white 2007 MacBook with a 2.0 GhZ intel Core 2Duo processor with a 80GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm. Recently my hard drive crashed so I got a new 500Gb Western Digital AV-25 WD5000BUDT 500GB 5400 ...
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Is the i7 2.2GHz MacBook Pro worth the price difference with respect to the 2.0GHz model?

I am a software developer and I'm considering getting a 15" MBP as my development machine. I would mostly use that laptop to code with Java and I probably won't be playing much on it, so having the ...
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New MacBook Pro won't wake from sleep without restart

My girlfriend's new MacBook Pro will sometimes seem not to wake up from sleep. No amount of spacebar hits, enters, clicks, etc. seem to awake the computer. She's resorted to hard restarting the ...
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When I try to reinstall Mac OS (after wiping the partition with ubuntu) all i get is a blinking folder

I try to install mac os cause I didn't know what I was doing when I installed Ubuntu... I want mac os back but everytime i insert the install dvd and hold option or c all i get is a blinking folder ...
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What do these dashed-box symbols mean on Japanese keyboard?

What do these dashed boxes mean and how to use them?
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Which 2nd hard drive for my MBP 2011?

I am looking at options for a 2nd hard drive (SSD is primary) for my 15" MBP 2011, i initially was going with a 750gb 5400rpm drive but i'm thinking about either of the following 7200rpm drives. 1)...
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Swap SSD between two MBP 2011 machines

I installed OSX on an 128gb SSD in a 2.3Ghz Core i7 MBP 2011 and i want to move the SSD instead to a 2.2Ghz Core i7 MBP 2011, all of the hardware is pretty much the same other than the different CPU. ...
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Will reducing the number of or disabling spaces improve performance?

If I turn off spaces on my MacBook, or reduce the number of spaces, will that improve graphics performances? EDIT: I'm running Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard on a MacBook 7,1 with 2GB of memory
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Is it safe for the hard disk drive to operate while MacBook Pro is positioned vertically?

There is a nice designed product: Twelve South BookArc. You can save some space and increase wow-factor of your workspace a bit. But is it safe for HDD to operate a Macbook when it is not parallel to ...
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Headphones that look good on a desk next to a MacBook [closed]

I'm looking for some headphones that will be aesthetically (and acoustically) pleasing when combined with my MacBook Pro (2011, aluminum unibody). Requirements: Over-the-ear style (not earbuds or ...
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I'm pretty sure this is the best site for the this question, if not please feel free to point in a different direction, I am using the Mac version of Eclipse and I'm stumped as to what the Keyboard ...
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How long will the Spring 2010 MacBook Pros be available? [closed]

I'm thinking about picking up a refurb 13" 2010 MBP next month. But I just started wondering, how long will they be available?
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Indicates fully charged when not 100%

I recently (less than 1 month ago) purchased a new Macbook Pro 13". Love it so far, but have a question on the battery. It never reaches 100% - usually it makes it up to 96% then the light on the ...
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Use old Macbook as NAS/Fileserver?

My wife's 2007 Macbook has a busted screen and a screwed up keyboard. I have a work PC and she can use my Macbook Pro but I was wondering if I could use her Macbook sitting on my network as a NAS for ...
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What could cause this sporadic cursor problem?

I've got this problem where my cursor is jumping left and right all on it's own. I'm not touching the computer at all, I've rebooted the system, and the only way to get it to stop is to use a mouse ...
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Possible to disable internal SSD on Macbook Air?

Is it possible to temporarily disable the SSD on a Macbook Air? I want to install XP on an external USB drive to work with my Late 2010 Macbook Air. This technique requires detaching your hard disk ...
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Boot Camp on Late 2010 Macbook Air using USB flash drive?

I want to dual-boot via boot camp to install XP on an external USB flash drive on my Late 2010 Macbook Air. Has anyone done this successfully? Virtualization is not an option, installing XP on ...
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MacBook Pro (6,2 - Mid 2010) Crashes During Graphics Acceleration

Ever since upgrading to 10.6.5 my MacBook pro seems to crash when graphic acceleration. The screen will go black and if audio is playing it will start to skip like a broken record. This occurs when ...
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Buy macbook pro 17 from amazon vs apple?

I'm about to purchase the new macbook pro 17 from amazon. $134 less than from Apple and no tax means almost $400 is saved... amazon only has the base model without any upgrades, but that's what I ...
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Transferring data from old macbook to new macbook

Is there an easy way to transfer my applications and data from my old macbook pro to my new macbook pro? I vaguely recall a service or utility that transferred "everything" from an old macbook to a ...
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Which exact processor model do the macbook pros have?

The new 15 and 17 inch macbook pros only list the processor model as quad-core core i7. However what is the fully model number of the processor? Are the quad core processors really dual cores with ...
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Is it possible to use MacBook Pro with 3 monitors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac book pro - can I plug two external monitors in? I do have a MacBook Pro (2010) and I would like to use it with 3 monitors: the internal LCD and two monitors using DVI. ...
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Does constant charging harm my Macbook Pro?

I usually connect my macbookpro with the charger 12-15hour/day and 7 days a week. I'm afraid the battery could lose capacity over time. However, I believe modern electronics should be able to handle ...
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Questions on Mac OS X from a web developer who is new to Mac [closed]

I'm getting ready to buy a MacBook Pro 15", but would like some help regarding a few things. I witnessed somebody using a tool that showed all web requests' request headers / content, response ...
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Sound and heat when lid is closed - MacBook Air

Can you damage screen or something because of: Playing loud music when lid is down? Running some processor/videocard-intensive applications that heat the laptop, while lid is down?
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MacBook white support 64-bit

Need to ask a question about my MacBook White It's Early 2009 model (http://support.apple.com/kb/SP504) My question is, will it support: 1. Snow Leopard with 64-bit 2. Windows 7 with 64-bit Thanks
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How well will a MacBook Air work in a hot dusty environment

A MacBook air would work very well for me functionally. However I expect that I may have to use it in a hot and dusty environment. Any idea how badly the cooling system would be affected by prolonged ...
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What's the best way to test the battery life on a MacBook Air?

I just recently got a MacBook Air and noticed that its battery life is much lower than Apple's estimate of 7 hours. Since it is not the same, I would like to benchmark my battery life right now (...
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Upgrading Macbook Pro memory

I've seen on the Apple support site, that my Macbook Pro (late 2008) will support up to 4GB at 1066Mhz is this the actual maximums or will I be able to install say 8GB 1333Mhz memory? Also I have ...
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Compare new (Mar 2011) 15" Macbook Pros

I'm interested in purchasing the 15" model of the latest generation (Mar 2011) of Macbook Pros. They list two variants that differ $400 in price. As far as I can tell, these are the only differences ...
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Alternatives to, or benefits of, AppleCare for a MacBook Pro?

I have a 17" MacBook Pro. I bought it in November 2010, so it is still under the one-year warranty and thus I have the ability to buy AppleCare and extend the warranty. Thing is, I'm having second ...
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Deleting a user account from a OSX machine

Is the best way to delete a users information on a macbook pro just to do a clean reinstall or is it safe to just delete the user account from the machine?
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Some applications on MacBook Pro think Internet is not connected when it is

I have had my MacBook Pro for about 6 months; bought it new in 2010. I am running Mac OS 10.6.5. Using Airport to connect to the Internet. Had no problems until this last week, when at an apparently ...