Generally a visual screen used to display graphical or text output

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Connect 2 external monitors with MacBook Pro

I recently got an MacBook Pro (Retina) 15" from my office. I prefer to use my laptop as a desktop. So I have a docking station for my Dell which I used to connect to 2 external monitors, keyboard and ...
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Boot screen has wrong display resolution

I recently used my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) with a projector using a mini display port to VGA adapter. The resolution of the screen was modified from the use of the projector from 1680x1050 to ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2013 screen flickering after using in clamshell mode

I've been using my MBA in clamshell mode connected to a Samsung B2330 LCD monitor for about 2 days, using an Apple Mini Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. After taking it out of clamshell mode yesterday to ...
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Can't change displays refresh rate

I'm using OS X 10.8.3 and I want to change the refresh rate of my display, but I can't. When I go to System Preferences-> Displays, I have two options for resolution: Best for Display and Scaled. ...
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Secondary display with VGA connection resolution issue with Macbook Pro under Snow Leopard

I am on a MBP Early 2011, running Snow Leopard and am facing a strange issue. If I boot up my system and try to connect to my external display using the MDP->VGA adapter, System Settings won't show ...
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Cursor stuttering: “IOHIDSystem cursor update overdue. Resending.”

My 2011 iMac running Lion recently developed a new problem; the mouse cursor stutters. At random intervals when I move the mouse it lags, then jumps, like it missed a couple of frames. Ordinarily I'd ...
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How do I connect a late 2013 MBP Retina to two DVI monitors?

I thought this Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter would allow me to connect two of these monitors to my Retina MBP. Does "Dual-Link" mean that two monitors could be connected? It had not ...
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iMac external display (EA232WMi) won't sleep

I'm using an iMac 11,3 (27 inch, mid 2010) with an external display (an NEC EA232WMi). Over the past week or so (beginning just prior to 10.9.2), when the iMac's display sleeps, the external display ...
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Screen brightness automatically adjusting in OS X Mavericks

I just downloaded OS X Mavericks for my MacBook Pro. I don't know if this is a unique problem, but the screen brightness is automatically adjusting on it's own. If I set it for about half the bars ...
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How do I get my late-2012 MacBook Pro to work with my Seiki 39 inch 4k monitor?

I've tried quite a few settings and haven't been able to get it to display anything better than 3840*2160 14hz, while I've ready about quite a few people that have their MacBook Pros working with the ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 second monitor resolution

I have a dual monitor setup for mac mini 2012, 2 x lg flatron w2243 one is connected through dvi to hdmi adapter and works fine at a 1920x1080 resolution, the other has a vga to mini display ...
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MBP 2010 external monitor not waking

Up until recently my MacBook Pro 2010 worked fine with an external samsung monitor, using a mini display to HDMI cable. At the time I was running Mountain Lion. Then a few months ago, still running ...
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External monitor usually not working on MBP

I am connecting an external monitor to a MBP with a MiniDP-DVI adapter to which I connect a DVI cable going to a monitor. The monitor usually doesn't wake up from sleep. I have been unable to use the ...
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Would using thunderbolt-to-hdmi help?

Late 2013 Macbook Pro 15.4" 2.6Ghz I connect HDMI and not always do the full spectrum of resolutions appear within the list of choices? System Preferences (app) -> Displays (preference icon) ...
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Mac Mini 2011 - monitor wakes up messed up

I have an Mac Mini from 2011. Sometimes (I would say 80% of the time) when I wake up the monitors, after they've been sleeping, my main monitor (a Benq G2220HD 22″, connected via DVI → Mini ...
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How to make a display port cable provide max resolution for Dell U2713HM with Mac Book Pro?

I bought This Display Port Cable to use with Mac Book Pro OSX 10.9.X and Dell U2713HM monitor supporting resolution 2560X1440. The cable is giving me only 1080p resolution. I have restarted both the ...
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Mini DVI port male to thunderbolt female [duplicate]

I use the old 2007 white macbook (that works great). There's a thunderbolt display lying idle in our office, and I wish to connect it to my macbook. The macbook has a mini DVI port. I searched online ...
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MacBook Pro Retina screenshot in higher resolution than the native?

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro Retina. The native (i.e. maximum supporter built-in display resolution) is, as far as I know, 2880x1800. So far so good. Then I went to resolution settings and slided it ...
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MacMini, Display Port, Dell U3014, lots of black

I am typing this on a MacBook pro retina plugged, via a display-port cable, into a Dell U3014. If I take that very cable and plug it into the thunderbolt port on my Mac Mini (Mid 2011), the mini sees ...
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How to watch a 1080p video on retina display with a 1:1 pixel ratio (with no scaling up)?

I am trying to watch a 1080p video on my Macbook Retina 13 but it is scaled up to the 'scaled resolution' 1280x800. If the video is scaled down to 1280x800 before being displayed, I will be losing in ...
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horizonally flip OSX's monitor output?

For display reasons we've got a setup where a user watches videos on a MacBook via a mirror. Of course, this works okay for videos normally, but the user would like to be able to do more than watch ...
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MacBook backlight turns off when brightness is set at 100%

I was using my MacBook today when suddenly the backlight turned off, right while I was in the middle of using it. I know it was the backlight because: I have an external display, which remained on, ...
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Watch video or play games on two external monitors

I have a 2013 15inch retina MacBook Pro and two Dell U2414H as external monitors. I want to watch video or play games like the image in this question. For the current mac system, I can only achieve ...
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Can an xbox360 be connected to a thunderbolt iMac to be used in target display mode

I've attempted to do some research, but I've unable to determine if the imac can be used as a monitor (in target display mode) for my xbox 360. It seems like the only option is some kind of weird ...
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Macbook External Display no Signal

I use MBP 13" early 2011 and tried to connect with external moniter ACER X163w but the monitor displays a "no signal" error. I use official cable Display MiniDVI to VGA and run OS X 10.6.8. Might ...
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Macbook Air not detecting correct external display resolution

My Macbook Air stopped detecting the resolution of my external display this morning and I'm not sure why because it was working fine last night. My display is 24" 1080p and in the past whenever I have ...
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Problems with color consistency on Apple Thunderbolt Display

When I got my 27" thunderbolt display, set it up with my 2011 lion MBP was working as it should, my desktop backgrounds was being shared or extended across the displays, when I hit mission control I ...
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Mac mini display tinted purple

Yesterday I was using my Mac mini as usual when the power went out. When I was able to turn it on again, I noticed that the screen image was tinted in purple, as if the display color profile was ...
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How to fix unreliable 4K Seiki display with MacBook Retina Pro?

I'm trying to use the Seiki 4k display model SE39UY04 with a Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013 MacBook Pro at 3840x2160 @ 30 Hz running Mavericks. I've gotten it to work twice now on two different days, ...
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VGA No Signal with P2JR Pico Projector

I have a late 2008 unibody Macbook running OSX Mavericks and I'm trying to hook it up to a P2JR Pico Projector. I'm using the cable supplied with the projector and the official MiniDP to VGA adapter. ...
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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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MBP Mid 2010 crashes with single color on screen

My laptop crashes and displays colourful screens: Red, orange, purple, green, pink, white, black. I then have to shut it down for a couple of hours for it to work a while more. Does anyone know what ...
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How to Screen Sharing / VNC to an iMac without waking the display?

I have an iMac mid 2011 at home. When I was not home, I may need to access my mac with Screen Sharing. However the iMac display will turn itself on when I connect via Screen Sharing. The problem is I ...
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Connecting iMac + External Monitor to Win 7 Desktop

My question is 2-part, but first some background. I have a Windows 7 machine, an iMac (27" Sept. 2013 model) and an Apple Cinema 27" display. I'd like to link all of these together. The Windows 7 ...
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LVDS (LCD data) cable replacement

The video on my mid-2009 13" Macbook Pro freezes and becomes noisy sometimes, depending on the position of the lid, pressure, etc. I opened it, and could reproduce the behavior by poking at the LVDS ...
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why does my Thunderbolt display not wake from sleep

When putting my MacBook Pro to sleep with Thunderbolt Display attached, upon waking-up machine...Thunderbolt Display does NOT wake, and I must unplug then plug-in the display for it to return to ...
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How to get 4 external monitors to work a macbook pro (late 2013)?

I'm wondering whether or not having 4 external monitors on a Macbook Pro is possible? I know that Apple states that the limit is 2. But as seen on The Verge and Cnet it's possible to go further. On ...
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Can retina display features be enabled on older (non-retina) displays?

I have an older iMac, without a true retina display. I want to be able to scale the user interface like the retina macs do, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Does anyone know a way to trick ...
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Big black vertical bar on external screen

I'm trying to plug an external screen on my 2010 macbook pro 15", but when I set the maximal resolution, 1920*1080, the image seems a little constrained, and a big black vertical bar appear on the ...
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Force external display refresh rate

I have a 27" screen which is connected to my mid-2012 MacBook Pro retina through a HDMI/DVI-D (HDMI on the MacBook Pro, DVI-D on the screen). Before I was using a adapter DisplayPort+USB/DVI-D and I ...
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Make iPhone apps think no external monitor connected

How can I make iPhone apps think that no external display is connected? I am using a 30-pin to A/V adapter, and an iPhone 4 GSM with 7.0.4 jailbroken. I was hoping to use iFile to change a setting ...
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MacBook Pro second display flickering between apps?

I read this answer which suggested using gfxCardStatus to force discrete only mode -- didn't help :( (Flickering in Safari after switching back to integrated graphics) What I am seeing is that ...
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Is it possible to display my Mac on my iPhone using a USB cable?

I've tried AirDisplay and Splashtop but they aren't fast enough, they are always delayed . I need something to see videos and play games without any kind of delay. Because AirDisplay and Splashtop use ...
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Imac doesn' t recognize certain colors

Am seeing this on a lot of website, and even different browsers on my iMac(Mac OS X 10.6.8) colors such as #EEEEEE, and #CCCCCC, are not displayed at all. screenshot: ^ Thats how it looks on my ...
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MacBook Air forgetting display arrangement

My Mac seems to be forgetting display arrangements for external monitors. It doesn't matter what type of connector it is (Tried Apple converter to VGA as well as non-apple to DVI). Within only a few ...
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Detecting that an external display is plugged in or unplugged on a laptop via bash

Is there a way via bash to detect that an external display has been plugged in or unplugged via bash? I know that I can create a crontab command that fires a script that uses the system_profiler ...
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Display on an HP 23fi monitor with a MacBook Pro

I've recently started using a Mac. I've been on Debian + Thinkpads exclusively till now. I have an HP Pavillion 23fi monitor which I've been using with my old Thinkpad X201 via the VGA port. It ...
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Have to restart to switch external displays

I have a Macbook Air 2013 model that I use at work and at home. At work I hook it up to an external Dell 27" monitor via a display port adapter. At home I like to hook it up to my Samsung 40" TV. ...
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Keyboard not working with display

I have a MacBook Pro connected to a Thunderbolt Display. In the display I have attached a mouse and an Apple keyboard. The keyboard works ok after it has been working but when I get to work and and ...
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iMac Display not waking up

The past two mornings, the display on my iMac wouldn't come back up when clicking the mouse or keyboard as it has for the past 3 years. The curious thing is that when I access it through Finder on ...