MacBook Pro :: Loosing RAM On Regular Basis?

Apr 8, 2012

My macbook pro came installed with 4GB of RAM but this is slowly being eaten away. Brand new there was 2.77Gb available. Yesterday there was 2.4 and today there is 1.43Gb free. ( I know this as I am using free memory) Nothing is running but Finder and now this browser. Without the browser (Safari) I cannot seem to get more than 1.7Gb free. Something seemnd s to be gobbling up about 1Gb in the background this is not visible to Finder/Force quit

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Defragmentation Required On Regular Basis?

Dec 28, 2010

I'm aware that with windows computers you need to defragment regularly to keep processes running top notch. However, I read that the macbook runs on fragmentation, thus, defragging is not necessary.

However, I saw in another thread that defragging is also important for a macbook. My question is:
1. Is it necessary to defragment?
2. If so, what is a good program for defragmenting on a macbook?

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MacBook Pro :: How Often Someone Switch Graphics Cards On Regular Basis?

Feb 24, 2009

I'm interested in seeing how many of the people that own a unibody Macbook Pro switch graphic cards on a regular basis. I know when the unibody Macbook Pros came out people were complaining that switching graphics cards required logging out. Is this still an issue or do most people stick with one? I just switched to the 9600M after being on the 9400M for about two months as I needed the extra power and battery life wasn't an issue.

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MacBook Pro :: It Won't Wake Up At All - Battery Is Being Charged On Regular Basis

May 12, 2012

I have a macbook pro. My machine won't wake up at all. Battery is being charged on regular basis. I have tired to hard boot but all i hear is sound of machine booting up and shutting down.  Is there ant possible way I can get my display back on my machine? When i close the lid, the indictor light is blinking slowly but as soon as i open the lid cover screen is always black. For last 5  days I have tired to discharge the battery and charge again, attached a wired mouse to see if it might wake up my machine but with no luck.  

MacBook Pro

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MacBook Pro :: Cursor Kips And Puts Me At A Different Spot On Regular Basis

Apr 7, 2012

The cursor on my Macbook Pro skips and puts me at a different spot on a regular basis. This makes typing very difficult particularly when the page is accessed through the internet.

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Software :: Disk Defrag On Regular Basis Is Good?

Feb 19, 2004

Does anyone defrag their mac hd on a regular basis? I am a PC guy with a new pb 1g/1.25gb coming and defrag my PC daily...

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MacBook Pro :: Froze And It's Been Doing It Ever Since On An Irregular Basis?

May 21, 2012

I have a macbook pro mid 2010 model running OS X Lion 10.7.4 with 8GB of RAM (3rd party upgrade), 128 SSD. Up until about 3 weeks ago everything was running fine. Then one day the mac just froze and it's been doing it ever since on an irregular basis. Some days it will happen 10 times in one day, then it won't happen for 3 days. Symptoms:- The mac will freeze completely, no mouse, trackpad or keyboard input, if itunes is playing a song it will just hang and repeat last 1/2 second of the song like a broken record. The only way out of this state is to do a hard reset. ocasionally I get some screen on startup that says I must hold down the power button to restart. It says this in about 5 different languages. Occasionally starting up the mac gets to the grey screen then doesn't move. Again I must do a hard reset. 

Attempted Fixes: Booting up in safe mode does not fix the issue. It sometimes freezes in safe mode, or gets stuck on the grey screen. Apple Hardware Test - No issues found after running 3 times in extended mode. Verified/Repaired disks - Problem remains. Restored from a time machine backup. I didn't expect this to fix it, and it didn't. 

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Rating Songs On Popularity Basis From ITunes Store?

Jun 2, 2012

Is there an app that will rate the songs in my library based on the popularity field from the itunes store?

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Software :: Funk Alert Sound Effect On Random Basis Fom MacBook Pro

Dec 16, 2008

My new MacBook Pro runs perfectly. However, it makes the "funk" alert sound effect on a random basis and it is getting pretty annoying. Why is this happening? I am apparently not the only user experiencing this issue, but they did not identify the sound as being one of the built-in sounds.

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Applications :: Tweak F-Key Functionality On A Per-App Basis?

Oct 8, 2009

I like being able to use the F-Keys on my keyboard to perform the assigned special features printed on each key (brightness +/-; Spaces; Expose; iTunes Playback Controls; etc) without having to press the 'Fn' modifier key to do so.However, when I work in Photoshop, I've always used the F-keys to run Actions and to execute menu items, and having to tack on the 'Fn' key to do so is a series buzz kill (especially when you consider I already use multiple modifier keys along with the F-keys in Photoshop - for example Shift+Cmd+F2 might do something like add a Hue/Saturation Layer... when you complicate an already complicated shortcut by making it Fn+Shift+Cmd+F2, the shortcut basically becomes to complex to use in real life...Anyone know of a third party System Preference Pane 'haxie' (or something along those lines) that would allow me to configure, on a per-application basis, the 'Fn' modifier key and whether or not it will be required for single button usage of Apple's various special features, or for standard F-Key functionality)?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Hide Apps On A Per User Basis?

Feb 9, 2012

I want to let my wife use my Macbook Pro until I can get her her own. But I have a lot of apps installed that she would never use and I want to make it as user friendly as possible.  

So is there a way to hide apps on a per user basis to make it as easy as possible for her. 

Macbook Pro 15" Late 2010 Core i7 27" LG Monitor Bose Sound, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Format Macbook Without Loosing It?

Feb 2, 2012

I bought my macbook originally with Snow Leopard, later I downloaded the latest version (Lion) of it. I would like to format my whole computer so that it looks as new, but what can I do that without loosing the Lion OS I did pay for? 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Keeps Loosing WiFi Connection?

May 6, 2012

My new MacBook Pro keeps loosing WiFi connection. Then when I try to login again it doesn't accept my login password. This is just one of several problem I am having with my new MacBook.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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ITunes :: Stop It From Corrupting It's Library On Almost A Daily Basis?

May 4, 2012

How do I stop itunes from corrupting it's library on almost a daily basis? It's actually becoming infurating to use, and what's happening is I am losing my downloads since the last automated itunes backup (having to rename & replace the current corrupted library with the last backup which is usually a day or two old).

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MacBook Pro :: MBP Battery Loosing Charge When Turned Off?

Oct 28, 2010

I've been a member here for a few years but mainly kept in the background reading about news and other interesting things like mods and discussions.

A few months back I bought a 15 inch 2.4 MBP, the most recent model as far as I'm aware, from the refurb store in the UK and after a few troublesome experiences ( they delivered an iPad to me the first time) I finally got my computer. Ever since, there have been a few problems.

First my Logic board died, handed it in and got it fixed.
Second the Keyboard backlighting wouldn't work, same thing, handed it in and got it fixed.
Now it seems that my MBP can't hold the battery charge when the computer is turned off, which to me seems very strange as it holds the charge perfectly well, 5+ hours although I've never timed it, during normal use.

I recently installed and mce optibay for extra storage since I don't really need the superdrive and it works great. Could this by any chance have anything to do with the drain?

So to summarize my MBp can't hold the charge when computer is turned off but works fine when its on. I have an extra HDD installed where the superdrive used to be via mce optibay and everything else works fine.

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MacBook Pro :: CPU Heatsink Difference (Loosing Faster)

Dec 24, 2010

I've been noticing quite a difference in the temperatures of the two so just now I tried something. Running 4 threads of yes > /dev/null for 10 minutes now, I have a CPU temp of 202F and a CPU Heatsink temp of 128F. Thats a difference of 74F now either the heatsink is losing 74F faster than it can build it or something is wrong with the transfer between the two.

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MacBook Air :: Bluetooth Mouse Keeps Loosing Connection

Nov 8, 2008

Using a bt500 bluetake bluetooth mouse I keep losing the connection, and not being able to connect at all. The bt500 is super cool. I just got a new one because my old one stopped responding to the left button. Now it seems like every time I use the mba (also super cool) I have some kind of problem. Also the mba has frozen a number of times which never (or extremely rarely) happened with my MBPro and G4. I'm wondering if they've introduce a glitch into bluetooth.

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MacBook Air :: Battery Loosing 20 Percent Charge During Sleep

May 7, 2008

After all is said and done, and heavy Macbook Air use, there is only one thing still bugging me. Its not the slightly uneven lighting, not the 3 hours charge nor the 3:30 battery life I get constantly, nor the 6200 RPM fan. When I charge to 100% and let it sleep for 12 hours, I lose about 20% of the charge. Yesterday I was at around 25% and when I opened it this evening, 24hrs later, there was nothing left. If I leave the macbook air closed, I think that the battery would reach 0% after 3 days. This is not normal and some kind of leak.

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MacBook Pro :: Battery Loosing Charge Quickly After Unplugged

Feb 16, 2010

So I usually keep my UMBP plugged in at all times. It unplugged by accident and went to 99% so I left it unplugged but literally less then maybe 7 minutes my battery is already reading down to 92%. Brightness on screen is set all the way up, if that has anything to do with it.

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MacBook Air :: Loosing Battery - Woke Up To A Full Charge After An Hour Is Now At 53%

Mar 27, 2008

I have a Week 01 MacBook Air, and I just started to notice that my MBA has not been performing its best since I bought it.

This morning I at 0745am, but now its 0831 and my battery is now at 53%; is there something wrong? I took a stopwatch and averaged it at about 53-55 seconds where the battery will drop 1%.

According to coconut battery, current battery capacity is 4670 and original battery capacity is 5090, and the system profiler says that I'm at 31 charge cycles. And YES, i've reset the PRAM, PMU/SMC, and calibrated my battery

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ITunes :: Sync IPhone 4 To New MacBook Pro Without Loosing All Music And Pictures?

Jun 13, 2012

I had a windows computer, and I just got a new MacBook Pro for college, and my pictures transferred but not my music, how do I get it to sync and transfer all my music?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook :: Bought Second Hand - Making New Password While Loosing Applications?

Jun 15, 2012

I would like to keep all of the applications that are on her computer, as well as save all of the files (just in case), while still making it my own password, etc. I have a 1tb external hard drive with plenty of space but no original intall cd. What do I do?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Use SSD And / Or Regular Hard Drive On Machine?

Apr 29, 2010

I have been the proud owner of a 17" MacBook Pro that I have owned for 4 years now without any problems and still running perfectly. I am not interested in picking up a 15" MBP and once question that I have kept on asking myself is whether or not to go with the less memory of the SSD or just get more memory with the older hard drives. My question is if I go with the default hard drive can you swap that out and use a SSD drive later on? Or do they both fit into the MBS's differently?

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MacBook Pro :: Regular And RAID Ready SSDs

Aug 19, 2010

I am checking out the market on SSDs for my Macbook Pro and I've found a few manufacturers differentiate their product lines as "regular" SSDs and Raid-Ready SSDs. The raid ready's being more expensive and having a little less space. I'm not as tech savvy as I should probably be, so I don't know what Raid or Raid-Ready means and what value it might have.

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MacBook Pro :: Way To Make The Touchpad Of A Regular Laptop Function?

Dec 14, 2009

Does anyone know of a way to make the touchpad of a regular laptop function like the mouse pad of a macbook?

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MacBook :: Why Did Apple Stop Making The Regular Machines

Mar 10, 2012

Y did apple stop making the regular white macbook?

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MacBook :: Will Any 13" Hard Case Fit The Regular One That Is Aluminum Also

Apr 20, 2012

I am trying to find a hard case that fits my aluminum 13" macbook. It is not a pro and Apple doesn't make them anymore. Will the Macbook pro 13" fit my Macbook 13"?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Did The Regular 15" Receive The Upgraded Fans

Jun 21, 2012

we all know that the regular 13" and 15" MBP's were upadted and are just as capable, acually other than the display they are more capable and more flexible machines than the Retina MBP.  The only thing that hasn't been talked about anywhere is the fans in the regular MBP's.  I bought my wife the late 2011 13" MBP 2.4GHz, 500GB (5400RPM) MBP and threw in 16GB of RAM to replace the 4GB that came in it, since it was cheap at OWC ($167).  When I get the updated 15" MBP with 2.6GHz, 512 SSD and 8GB of RAM, I will swap them out so that I have the 16GB RAM and she has the 8GB of RAM.  Another reason I wanted the 16GB of RAM is because I will be getting into Photoshop and a bit of video editinig for fun with all the videos and photos that I take and some gaming with D III and SC II.  So that's the plan so far. 

I'm torn at the moment between the 15" Retina and Non-Retina MBP.  I love the new disply but I'm torn that Apple decided to upgrade a display while loosing other features like the Ethernet Port and SuperDrive two things we are far from not needing altogether.  Although, Apple screens all around great and the Hi-Res on the regular will do fine, the Retina MBP is such a slick and powerful machine.  The money isn't a problem and I've configured both online and I'm looking at this below; 

15" MBP (non-Retina) $2,899.002.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz8GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x4GB512GB Solid State DriveSuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Glossy Widescreen DisplayBacklit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide (English) 15" MBP (with Retina) $2,887.00 2.6GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM512GB Flash StorageApple USB SuperDriveBacklit Keyboard (English) & User's Guide (English)Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter There's only a $12 difference in my configurations and I already have the 16GB of RAM for the non-Retina if that's the one I get.  With the non-Retina I get all the connections with out all the extra cargo and fancy display.  Yeah Apple dropped the weight of the Retina but when you consider the fact that if you want the additional capabilites then you're carrying the weight around anyhow with the extra cord for ethernet and the SuperDrive, but you do not always need the either of the two anyhow.  Another thing is that you can't upgrade it after the fact but wth my configurations above I won't need to anyhow because the only thing that I'm not going with is the 768GB Flash Drive since I already have the 2TB Time Capsule for additional storage and it's where I keep most of my data anyhow other than my documents for school. 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Air :: 2011 Fans Continuously Running (regular Fix Attempts Applied)

May 9, 2012

I have a users machine that the fans wont stop running at high speed Its a 2011 MBA 13" i5 128gb ssd I installed a few fan monitors and fan controllers, they all say the fan is at 0rpm. Apple is not my first language; but Im warming up?I have performed an SMC reset as well as the P&R? reset?   Both went through properly, the SMC i could see the power cord light change colors, and the other reset performed before the chime would make the chime, black screen, rebooted. Alot of what I read on this topic consists of the machines fans ramping up because they are being used, or if its a fluke the SMC will reset it. I havnt been able to find anything in regards to the computer reporting 0% and just running non stop.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Backup Solution With Loosing Images

Dec 15, 2010

I'm having a think about my current backup solution as i've recently got into photography and dont want to loose any of my images. I have a 24" imac with a 640GB Hard drive. I do a Bootable Carbon Copy Clone of this drive after i import any new photos or make any drastic changes to any of my library's to a 320GB WD Passport and take it to my parents. Then connected to a airport extreme i have 2 WD Mybook hard drives. Drive A is 1TB and holds all my master RAW images that are on my imac's HD. It also holds things like personal movies and any other documents that are on the imac. The only thing that it holds that are not backed up anywhere are Movies or TV shows.

Also connected to the AE is a 640GB WD Mybook (Drive B) this is purely for time machine backups. The only issue i can see so far is that the WD passport drive is only 320GB so once my imac drive fills up past the 320GB mark i wont be able to do a CCC backup. I'm currently using about 230GB on my imac so have a little time before i need to upgrade that drive. Now, the imac is in our dining room and my wife does NOT want drives hanging off the imac cluttering the place up, hence the reason why there connected to the AEBS and hidden away in a cupboard... Can anyone suggest any improvements that need to be made to my setup?

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