macbook - Screenshot to clipboard by default

My muscle memory is very ingrained with Cmd + Shift + 4 to take screen snips, and this has been fine for a while.However, from now on, I don't need to save my screen snips as files. I need to paste them directly to various places (e.g. online, or in documents).How do I make Cmd + Shift + 4 save to clipboard instead of files (like Windows with Win + Shift + S)? My fingers are unable to grasp the concept of Cmd + Ctrl + Shift + 4 (that's just too many keys).Ideally, and tl;dr, I'd like to swap the functionality of Cmd + Shift + 4 and Cmd + Ctrl +...Read more

Early 2015 Macbook Pro Internal Keyboard isnt working

Before i start, i replaced the battery on my macbook pro early 2015 model. I followed the instruction from ifixit to a T. When i went to turn the laptop on, the power button didnt do anything. I figured the new battery was dead so i went to plug it in and to my surprise the computer chimed at me simply from plugging it in... i had thought i had shut down completely before disassembly to install the new battery, but i guess not.So now that the computer was on, it is asking for a password as if i was waking it up from sleep.. but none of the keys...Read more

Macbook Pro keeps waking from sleep during the night and draining battery

My 15-inch MacBook Pro (Touch Bar, mid-2017) has always been plagued by issues with sleep.After not using it for a few months, I started using it again yesterday and found out that during the night it drained about 50% of the battery on its own and went into "Low-power sleep" at about 6 AM (the type of sleep that you can only wake from by reconnecting the power adapter).Here’s my setup: I use an external display with my MacBook, however the two were physically disconnected (USB-C to Thunderbolt adapter is unplugged) during the night;There were...Read more

Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro doesn't detect external monitor anymore on Mavericks

I have a late 2011 13″ MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks updated to the latest version, which was usually connected to a HP Pavillon 23xi monitor using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. It worked like a charm as desktop extension until 3 days ago. When I woke up the MacBook it didn't detect the external display. I connected the screen to another laptop using the same VGA cable and it worked. So the screen and the cable are fine.I ran a live cd of Xubuntu on my Mac, and recognizes the screen perfectly, so the adapter and the Mini DisplayPort wor...Read more

macbook - Keyboard Not Working in Bootcamp

I just installed Bootcamp and Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2010), and booted into the OS. The keyboard and mouse worked fine, but because there were no drivers, things like multitouch and the two-finger mouse click didn't work - this is as expected.I went back into OS X Lion and downloaded the Windows Support package to my thumb drive, rebooted, and installed the driver package and the Boot Camp Control Panel. After I had restarted, my keyboard wasn't working. The weird thing is, the F-keys do work and function correctly (brightness, v...Read more

macbook - Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing in Windows 8

I have a MacBook Air 2013 that does not have MacOS installed, but is booting Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (clean install, not upgraded from Windows 7) in a vhdx file via EFI. I'm not having any problems in booting Windows 8 or using it.However, I can't seem to get the Boot Camp drivers to install properly. I don't need Boot Camp to help me boot, I just need the drivers to get things like the keyboard, trackpad, and wifi adapter functioning properly.I downloaded Boot Camp Support Software 5.0.5033 and extracted the contents. I was not able to run Boot C...Read more

macbook - How do I delete files when I can only boot into Safe (single-user) mode

I have a 9 year old MacBook Pro that has died. I want to recycle it, but I want to wipe any sensitive and personal data before it leaves my hands. I am only able to boot into safe (single user) mode using Cmd-S. I get the terminal prompt, but for some reason the file system is read-only. I need to change the file system to read-write so I can delete the Users files. I have exhausted my limited knowledge of commands, chown, chmod, etc. but the constant message I get is that files cannot be deleted because the file system is read-only. Is there a...Read more

macbook - How does Windows 10 run on a Mac that officially only supports Windows 7?

Does anyone have experience with Windows 10 having specific driver-related issues on a similar Mac that only supports (has Bootcamp drivers for) Windows 7? I have this MacBook Pro: Apple MacBook Pro "Core 2 Duo" 2.4 17" (SR) SpecsApple supports up to Windows 7 on this Mac with Bootcamp drivers. I upgraded it to Windows 8 (not supported by Apple) and it still works just fine (Windows 8.1 now), except for some quirks like the volume/brightness bezel not showing up when I use those controls.I am a little concerned that installing Windows 10 might ...Read more

boot - Macbook stuck at login screen

My macbook is stuck on the login screen after entering the password. I've been using this MBP for the past 4 years and it's been slowing down of late. However, I'm now having trouble logging in to my primary account: after I enter the password, I can proceed no further, although I still have access to the Guest account. I've gone through some of the steps mentioned here and in other forums: resetting PRAM, reinstalling MacOS, etc. I ran disk utility and I'm getting an error. What should I do?...Read more

performance - Should I be worried if the newest Macbook Pro specs are lower than my older Macbook Pro spec?

I just went to Apple's website (July 2019) to find the maximum processor spec of a 15-inch Macbook Pro to be: 2.4GHz 8‑core 9th‑generation Intel Core i9 processor, Turbo Boost up to 5.0GHzHowever, my Macbook Pro (15-inch, 2018) has a processor spec of 2.9 GHz Intel Core i9. Update: After reading the answer where six cores is important, I found the more official spec from Apple: 2.9GHz 6-core Intel Core i9, Turbo Boost up to 4.8GHzWhy has the processor speed gone down? Does it have anything to do with the heat problems I heard about in 2018?...Read more

macbook - Keyboard key stuck or not being recognized; how to fix

This is an attempt to write a canonical QA for this issue, as per the Meta post: Where is the list of canonical questions stored for Ask Different? I expect it to be periodically edited with the goal of becoming a comprehensive information resource.I have a MacBook Pro that has a key(Shift, Return, Command, P, etc.) that doesn’t respond when pressed or is stuck in the down position. It's possible that my favorite beverage was spilled (or some other liquid damage). It's also possible that I have no idea what happened. It was working yesterd...Read more

Cannot login to macbook pro due to keyboard not working. Mouse can move, but not click

I was just watching a youtube video on chrome with no other programs running, when my keyboard stopped working.I could still move the mouse with the trackpad, but not click. I could use the upper row of keys (brightness, volume…) but not the other ones.I left the computer alone for a few minutes, thinking it was lag, so it logged me out. Now I cannot log in because the keyboard does not work, and although I can move the cursor around on the login screen, I cannot click the switch user button.In the past this issue has been resolved by resettin...Read more