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How can I connect a Mac Mini to a VGA monitor?

I have a Mac Mini and want to connect it to my Lenovo L2230 monitor. I've read instructions about connecting a MacBook Air to a VGA monitor but I can't translate it to my situation. At present the ...
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How to turn off an external display without disconnecting?

I have a workplace setup for my Macbook Pro 15" (2011) that is actually two workplaces. One is the Macbook itself, for sitting. The second, right next to it, is a standing desk with an external ...
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Desktop Mac Extremely Hot Running as External Display

I have a late 2009 iMac that I use as an external display for my mid 2014 Macbook pro. Everything works great except the iMac runs extremely hot to the touch, close to burning if you had your hand ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
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Multi monitor dock solution

I'm looking for a decent multi monitor (currently 2) solution for Mac OS X. As I am constantly switching between Windows (work) and Mac (home/side projects) I am badly missing something like ...
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Can't get Macbook Air (2013) and Dell monitor to connect over DisplayPort

I can connect the Macbook Air to the Dell monitor (P2314H) over VGA with a mini DisplayPort to VGA connector. I would like to get it working over DisplayPort though, as I've read that the picture ...
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How to AirPlay or stream video to PS3 from OS X?

I'm hitting brick walls it seems on finding any topics that pertain to streaming video and / or live display to a PS3. I am not sure if I'm just missing the correct terminology or if a solution ...
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An undiagnosable screen fault (flickering/glitching)

I have been experiencing an intermittent screen flickering/glitching. The problem occurs where I use, or leave the laptop on for several hours, until I let the laptop rest (i.e. shut it down and leave ...
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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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Typing and UI lag, yosemite

I have a macbook pro 13" mid 2009 with SSD and 8GB RAM. It runs Yosemite 10.10.5. When I changed the original HD with an SSD and installed Yosemite (a few months ago), the computer started working ...
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How can I repair a broken key of a new MacBook Pro 15'' Retina 2015?

I have bought a new macbook pro 15" retina in March 2015, but with less than 1 month of usage, I feel that my enter key is very loose and probably (or almost) broken. Maybe it's not broken and the ...
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Can Mac Mini Support 4k Monitor

I'm assembling my workplace and I'm looking into Mac Mini MD387LL along with some 4k monitor like this one, Samsung 28-inch UHD. Problem is that I'm not sure if the Mac Mini will support this ...
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Ability to automatically dim secondary monitor when focus on primary

Is there a 3rd party app or combination of system settings and scripts that dims a secondary monitor until focus is brought to a window displayed on it? I like having multiple monitors but I would ...
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What is the maximum resolution for using two external monitors with a Macbook Pro 15" Retina?

I've got a MacBook Pro 15" retina with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB. I'm looking for two high-resolution monitors to hook up to it. Can anyone tell me what the maximum resolution is that is ...
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How to keep monitor off when logging in remotely

I'm managing an 8-core mac server (fully updated to Mac OSX 10.8.4, all other software is up to date). Multiple users can login remotely to use the machine. Whenever someone logs in remotely, the ...
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How do I reset/clear my external display settings in 10.9?

I messed up the settings for the clamshell display mode on my MacBook Pro. I can't get my external display to work when I close my laptop. I can get all other modes working (standard mirroring and ...
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MacBook Pro detects external monitor but shows black screen

MacBook Pro 8,1 (13", i5 2.3Ghz) - when I connect an external screen through a MiniDP -> DVI adapter the Mac detects it (knows it's a Samsung SyncMaster and lets me change its resolution) but doesn't ...
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Youtube full screen doesn't work properly on yosemite

Since my macbook is a 13" model, I like to use my entire screen when watching YouTube. But a problem has started. When my Firefox isn't in full screen, and I click the full screen button of my ...
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How to use Retina display at 2048x1280 @ HighDPI?

I understand that I can get the 2048x1280 resolution through scaling, but wanted to know if I can get the retina crispy feel at a higher resolution than the "More Space" option Apple give us. I've ...
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21.5 inch retina iMac used as external monitor [duplicate]

I am thinking of purchasing this little fella http://www.apple.com/shop/buy-mac/imac?product=MK452LL/A&step=config# and (also) using it as an external monitor to my MacBook Pro (mid 2014). Is it ...
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Is there a way to use a Thunderbolt monitor with Bootcamp and not need to restart each time it's connected?

So, I'm using a brand new Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I have at giant 27" thunderbolt display. The problem I'm having is at the office I take my laptop with me to meetings. Upon ...
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Disable smooth fading when changing brightness of MacBook Pro Screen

I'm on a late 2013 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Is there any way of disabling/enabling whether the display smoothly fades when the brightness keys are hit (F1 to lower, F1 to raise)? On my ...
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Can't achieve a higher than 1920x1080 on AOC U3477Pqu, powered by late 2011 Macbook pro…?

My late 2011 Macbook pro comes with an AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 MB graphics card and Apple state it: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 ...
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What are the wireless display options for MacBook Air?

Are there any viable Wireless display solutions for MacBook Air (with Thunderbolt port). I know I can connect to HDMI-compatible TV or Monitor using cables and convertors. Is there any way I can avoid ...
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How can I show my windows in a non-mirror display (connected to a projector)?

The title is phrased pretty badly. It would be great if someone can improve it. My English is bad. Situation: I am going to do a presentation about my app. During the presentation, I need to switch ...
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Why does my Mac slow down when the volume/brightness indicator fades out?

I frequently change the volume and brightness on my computer. Usually I modify them to more or less match my surrounding physical(!) environment. But there's this one annoying quirk with changing my ...
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Mirror macbook air screen to external display and then extend that display with another external display?

I have MBA mid 2013 and two 24 inch Dell external monitors. How to make mirror of laptop screen to one Dell display and then extend (or maybe I don't know which term should I use) with another Dell ...
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On El Capitan, is it possible to display picture just on external monitor, and not on laptop's screen?

On El Capitan, is it possible to display picture just on external monitor, and not on laptop's screen? I want to close my laptop and use it as desktop, and I have every other piece of external ...
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Screen flickering when the Shake to Find gesture on MacBook Pro Mid-2014

When using the Shake to Find gesture, my screen intermittently flickers -- usually at the end of the animation. I thought it may be due to the external mouse but it also occurs with the trackpad. The ...
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Is it possible and relatively easy to boot a 2013 MacBook Air from an external drive?

Given a MacBook Air that's working but with dead display and SSD, can I use it as a desktop-only machine with an external monitor and external hard drive? The guy at the Apple Store Genius Bar this ...
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Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
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Is it possible to mirror 2.5K or 5K iMac display to 1080p TV through Apple TV without swithcing iMac's resolution?

I have a 27" iMac with 2.5K built-in display resolution. Also i may replace it with a 5K/retina one. The problem is mirroring it's display without changing my mac's resolution other than it's native ...
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How to scale down 4k monitor

I have got new 28 inch 4K monitor (AOC U2879VF). Display options give me either 3840x2160 or 1920*1080. Full 4k is too small, but 1080p on a 28 inch is too big. I cannot find a way to sclae to ...
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Monitor resets with OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock?

I recently got a OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock and am hooking my monitors into it. I have Display Port to MiniDisplay Port going from the monitor to the dock, one thunderbolt cable going from dock to Macbook ...
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Issue with LCD screen colors after Mac was dropped

I have gotten an issue with my Mac LCD display, after the Mac was dropped. 100% white colors become pink and 100% black colors become green. I don't want to get it fixed, because that would be very ...
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display will not wake when using external monitor

I am using a macbook air. It worked fine until recently. As far as I know I did not change anything. There are two problematic behaviors: Lid open: when waking, the external monitor does not ...
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Mac mini 2014? Connecting to a 2nd monitor

I currently have a mac mini with a thunderbolt connecting my vga monitor to this. I now want to connect a second monitor but my problem is this....I only have a hdmi female in the mac mini and the ...
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HDMI output problem with late-2013 13 inch macbook pro with retina

I just bought late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina. I want to connect it to my Samsung 32'' TV at home and DELL u2412m monitor at work. None of these connection is working right now. MacOS X ...
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Is there an iphone app to check if the brightness of your computer monitor is too bright?

I've been looking for an app to check if the brightness of my computer monitor is too high and is straining to my eyes. Does such an app exist that measures brightness of a monitor using the camera ...
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Is my 13" rMBP capable of running a 4k monitor at 2560x1440 scaled resolution?

I have a late 2013 13" rMBP and a 4k monitor (3840x2160) that's running at 60Hz over mini display port. Right now it uses a scaled 1920x1080 resolution so everything is displayed at 2x HDPI (retina ...
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30hz vs 60hz 4K output

I am currently using a MacBook Pro 13" 2015 model with a Samsung U28D590 UHD display. Currently I am using the HDMI port of the monitor with a mini-displayport to HDMI adapter and receive 4K 30hz ...
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play display from MacBook to projector connected to mac pro

I've got a projector connected to my MacPro. Now I would like to be able to mirror the screen from my MacBook(!) to this projector. Is this possible? Seems like an use case for AirPlay, but I am new ...
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Multiple Displays Crashes with El Capitan

My dad has a Mac Pro (2009 era) and runs 3 monitors hooked up with DisplayPort. They are not high-res and only about 24". Nothing that a Mac Pro should have any issues with. Everything worked well ...
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Boot Camp partition is on lowest brightness and will not change

It all started this morning, since I listen to podcasts on YouTube before bed. I barely use my Mac partition, but still update it. I use my Windows partition for most of my stuff. I went to bed with ...
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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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My Macbook Pro (Early 2011) Keyboard and Touchpad are Unresponsive

So here's the situation. I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011, so non-Retina; this was just prior to that implementation, if I remember right) running El Capitan, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. I've ...
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Set a Display colour profile via Terminal or AppleScript? (Macbook)

I would like to be able to change the display colour profile of my MacBook, with a view to writing a program that changes the loaded colour profile on a shortcut key-press, or automatically at certain ...
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Set custom resolution to external monitor

I've just bought for few euros an used pivot monitor. The problem is that if I rotate the monitor of 90° using display preferences I get black rows on top and on the bottom. I would like to know if ...
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CPU usage is too high with Yosemite and an external monitor

I use Yosemite 10.10.4 on my MacBook Pro (2012). I used to work with an external monitor: Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor. The issue is that, according to Activity Monitor, the kernel_task process ...
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Macbook air screen is too bright even on the lowest setting

Is there a tweak, hack, or piece of software that can adjust the brightness of the MacBook Air's screen below the settings that MacOS X allows by default? In low light the lowest brightness setting ...