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Apr 24, 2012

how to turn off the Automatic Log On OFF.  I just today bought my first Macbook Pro and it's really frustrating that if I walk away for a few minutes I need to re Log On.


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Apr 29, 2010

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Jun 21, 2012

I have a late-2010 Macbook Pro 15" and have been having issues with gaming.  Specifically, the games will freeze the system requiring a reboot.  After reading further, I learned about the "Automatic Graphics Switching" mode under "Energy Saver" in the System Preferences screen.  Upon disabling this setting, and locking the preferences, the games are still freezing.   

I have not re-enabled this setting but when I check the settings again it is enabled.  Seemingly, the OS is changing the "Automatic Graphics Switching" on its own. 

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Sep 16, 2010

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MobileMe :: Turn Off Or Disable An Automatic Reply To A Sender?

Jun 25, 2012

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Mar 25, 2012

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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May 12, 2012

I've tried turning it ff and on via the power button several times, but it always goes back to the white screen.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Disable Automatic Log Off

Feb 28, 2010

Recently, I have had this problem when my system logs off automatically. Usually in the middle of using VLC (most probably moving the window from one place to another), it just logs off. No error or anything else is shown. I could relogin and start my work normally.

Have restarted my computer after the second incident but the problem still persisted.

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MacBook Pro :: Random Automatic Rebooting

Jul 6, 2009

This problem suddenly started today. I had my Mac Book on and it suddenly turned off, went to black, and automatically rebooted. After less than a minute, it repeated this again and again. There was a "click" heard most of the time when the screen when to black. I tried running the laptop with only AC, and then only battery.

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MacBook Pro :: Automatic Keyboard Illumination?

Apr 26, 2012

I've got a late 2011 macbook pro 13'' and seem to have a problem with the automatic keyboard illumination. When is set to automatic the backlight dims in low light conditions instead of brightening. I hold my finger in front of the light sensor and it dims the keyboard to hlf the brightness, I take it off and the keyboard lights up full brightness. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Macbook Pro 13'' Late 2011

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MacBook Pro :: Automatic Sudden Shutdown?

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Turn Off/turn On A Bluetooth?

Apr 14, 2009

I have a problem with my 17'' MBP unibody:

1) Bluetooth is ON:

I can't turn it off. The checkbox is inactive.

But I can turn it off, if I choose "Share my internet connection for other units". (I don't know, if this is the right text in english, because my OSX is in german)

2) Now Bluetooth is OFF:

But I can't turn it on, because the checkbox "ON" is inactive.

It turns only on, if I choose "New Unit"(?). Then there is a new window, that says, that this is only possible if Bluetooth turns on. If I say OK, bluetooth turns ON.

Back to 1)

What's the problem. Why is this f* checkbox for turning bluetooth on and off inactive?

This is not a hardware problem, because I can have stable bluetooth connections.

I did a smc and am pram reset. But it doesn't help.

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MacBook Pro :: Automatic Graphics Switching On Battery?

May 7, 2010

is there any way to only use automatic graphics switching when on battery?i want to use switching when on battery, but only use nvidia when using the power brick.

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MacBook Pro :: After An Automatic Update Files Are Gone, How To Get Them Back

Feb 27, 2012

after an automatic update my files are gone. How do I get them back?

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Jun 1, 2014

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MacBook, iOS 7.1.1

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Jul 19, 2009

If I launch an app to do some video editing, does the MBP automatically switch to the higher-end graphics card? Or do I have to manually switch from "better battery life" to "higher performance"?

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MacBook Pro :: Override Automatic Control Of Keyboard Backlight?

Jul 25, 2009

I looked all over the system preferences pane, and although I can change the setting for the screen itself, I cannot over-ride the light sensor controlling when I can use the backlit keyboard.

There are some cases where I want the backlighting on, but when I press the button to turn it on it won't let me because the sensor is picking up too much ambient lighting.

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Jun 17, 2014

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MacBook Pro :: Set Up Business Email To Send Emails As It Is Not Automatic Set Up?

Sep 5, 2014

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Jun 12, 2012

Is there any way to change the automatic updates in Time Machine from hourly?I am a home user and backing up every hour for me is overkill. Is there any way to change the intervals to say monthly?

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Apr 13, 2010

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MacBook Pro :: Stop Automatic Graphics Switching Setting Automatically Reverting

Jun 25, 2012

Macbook Pro 15" Mid 2010

OS X 10.7.4 

I have a recurring problem where my screen (built in or external monitor/projector) will just go blank at random times. It is an unrecoverable situation and I have to do a hard power reset to get working again.

After testing several theories without success I struck upon one that showed promise. The blanking tended to occur when I was in Lion Fullscreen mode, or using a gesture to start expose - so I figured maybe it was a graphics switching issue.

So I went into System Preferences and disabled 'Automatic graphics switching'. I then ran trouble free for several days (I was typically crashing 1-2 times a day)

Then several days later it happened again and I thought I was back to square one. However, a colleague suggested I check the graphic switching setting to see if something had changed it back, and sure enough it was re-enabled.

Now I find myself in a constant battle with the system to keep disabling the 'Automatic graphics switrhing' in System Preferences.

I have tried setting it and locking it, but sooner or later it reverts. I need to know if it is possible to force it to stay disabled.

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OS X :: Using Automatic Sync?

Sep 10, 2010

I have a Gaming Desktop with Windows 7 and a (new i7) MacBook Pro that works great. I'm tired of updating my pictures, music, and other folders manually between my desktop and macbook pro. I want both of them to automatically update and sync with each other through LAN (not internet).

For example, let's say I go out with my macbook pro and I save this awesome picture in my 'Pictures' folder in OSX. Once I get home, I open 'some program I'm asking for' to check my Pictures folder on OSX and "My Pictures" folder on Windows. What this program will do is check both folders and copy whatever picture is missing... so basically the folders will be replicated and updated automatically.

Does this exist? It would really help because I'm sick of manually updating my files between my desktop and laptop. I know there are other methods but I find this the best for me.

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OS X :: How To Set Automatic Logout

Jun 28, 2009

I'm a new iMac user i recently purchased one. But i am having a small problem with it everytime i leave for about five minutes it logs me out i dont understand why it does this. This time it made me very mad i was typing a word document and i left just for five minutes when i came back it was logged out and i lost my word domument.

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Jan 4, 2009

Had (used) iBook G4 several months now & thoroughly enjoy it, even tho' I live in the sticks where there's no hi-speed/wireless available; I connect to internet & power, which is fine.

This weekend I went to turn off my iBook & it wouldn't turn off. It's now permanently on, with opening info barely visible (like I need to click on F2 to brighten up, except nothing happens).

Currently using my "back up" computer, my iMac Grape, which is pretty much an antique by now.

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OS X :: Allow Automatic Incoming Connections Or Not?

Sep 12, 2010

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Oct 4, 2010

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OS X :: Automatic Mounting Of SMB Servers

Feb 13, 2009

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Mac :: Automatic Updates On Windows?

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