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How would I make a keyboard shortcut to *maximize* the current window?

I love using the keyboard in Windows. It's an integrated part of the OS, and it feels like it; nearly every mouse action has a keyboard equivalent. However, as I am starting to use Macs more and ...
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Can I turn off the screen with a keyboard shortcut?

One of the first customizations I make in Windows is to install WinBubble, an awesome piece of software that lets me add an option the the right-click menu of the desktop: 'Turn Off Monitor.' It's ...
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Which Macs support HDCP on their built-in / native displays?

Which Macs, both desktop and portable, support HDCP on their native displays? The web is awash with information on connected displays, and which support it, don't support it, and stories of people who ...
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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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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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iPad 3 max framerate

Has anyone tried to test the maximum frame rate one an iPad 3 connected to a 120Hz screen for example? I would like to know if it's possible to achieve more than the 60fps using the any ...
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Are there any third party displays that have similar resolution and image quality to the Thunderbolt Display?

The cinema and thunderbolt displays are expensive. As such, I'm thinking about a third party display to attach to my MacBook. I currently have a Dell 24" monitor, but the color is waaaay off. The IT ...
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MacBook pro (Early 2011) display backlight won't turn on automatically after waking up from sleep

My 15" Macbook Pro (Early 2011) has always had a problem where when I open the lid to wake it from sleeping the backlight doesn't turn on. I can easily turn it on by changing the brightness, which ...
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Monitor Words Per Minute on the background?

I'm looking for an application that can run on the background and would monitor my average words per minute as I go about my day. At the end of the day (or week) I want to see a recap of my ...
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Do MacBook Pro displays degrade over time?

I work on MacBook Pro (15", mid 2010) pretty much every day for at least 8hrs. I remember my previous (non-Apple) laptops displays used to darken over time. Should I expect something similar happening ...
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Using existing DVI/VGA monitors with a new Mac Mini

I currently have a PC with dual monitors. This PC is on it's way out and I want to replace it with a new Mac Mini, using my existing peripherals. The current monitors are a 27" Dell (2560x1440) ...
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Can't resize shrunken boot partition to fill empty space

I needed to make room on my Windows 7 partition to install a new program, so I did some searching on how to resize a partition and it told me to shrink the OSX side and then expand the Windows one ...
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Does OS X have a setting that will let me apply a Gaussian Blur to the monitor or a specific window?

I've seen apps like Isolator which allow one to focus or concentrate on the frontmost window by blurring out the others; I'm looking to do the opposite: blur out the main window (or the entire ...
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iMac as PS3 Screen

I was considering getting a PS3 and I'm planning to connect it to my 27" iMac (late 2009 model). What is the best way to connect the two? UPDATE: Considering the price of all the adapters and the ...
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Is there a way to have AppleScript output displayed in the menubar?

Before reading further: I know about butler and similar programs. I am looking for a BUILT-IN way to do this without a third party app. Anyway, I wrote an AppleScript that runs a shell command. I ...
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Unable to set previously used resolution, 1600x2560

I just came back to the office after being away for a month, plugged my mac into the 30" Dell display I have at work (rotated 90 degrees), and it the resolution is now 1536x2048 and that is the ...
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Can I view websites on an iPad in an iPhone sized window?

I'm trying to test out how my website looks on the iPhone, but all I have is an iPad. Is there a way to force the iPad into iPhone size view window?
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Bright-Pixel Policy for MacBook Pro

Recently bought a 13" MacBook Pro on Apple Store. I just discovered a "stuck pixel" which shines red when it's supposed to be black. I can't find any pixel policy on the web page. Do they have such ...
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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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Can I connect my MacBook Pro DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt iMac to use as a display?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and I want to use target display mode to use a Thunderbolt iMac as an external display. If this works, would I need a Mini DisplayPort cable or a Thunderbolt ...
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Daisy-chain non-display port displays

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2011) running OS X Lion with two monitors currently hooked up to it. One is a DVI monitor (it also supports VGA) and the other is VGA-only. The DVI monitor is currently hooked ...
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An external monitor for my macbook late 2008. Trouble?

I use a macbook 13' late 2008. It is perfect for traveling but when I am at home I would like to use an external monitor. Before buying anything, I have some questions. The monitor I want is: ...
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Does a black screen save battery on an iPhone 4?

Where can I found information about the power consumption of an iPhone 4 display? Which technology is used? Does it save battery lifetime when the screen displays black or dark pixels? Additionally, ...
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Early 2011 MBP has odd dots on external monitor

I have this Mac: And it's attached to an Acer P191w. It will show an odd grid of dots on the external monitor like so: When I move the application the dots will get 'refreshed' and go away ...
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Is it okay to run Apple's Thunderbolt Display in portrait mode?

Will it overheat when used in portrait mode? (The air intake holes are in the bottom of the monitor when it is used in landscape mode, which provides good ventilation. When you put the monitor in ...
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Mac Mini (summer 2011) and Dell U2711 - How to get the maximum resolution 2560x1440?

I've been using the Mac Mini with Dell U2711 monitor for couple days and only now I've realized what is wrong: The display isn't using its maximum resolution 2560x1440 but the 1080p which the OS ...
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Low display resolution after using external display?

I've a refurbished late-2008 Macbook Pro running the latest version of Lion. This problem started couple of weeks ago. Whenever I detach an external monitor, the resolution on the laptop display goes ...
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Are there any non-Apple Thunderbolt displays? [closed]

Are there any Thunderbolt displays produced by anyone besides Apple? Apple charges about twice the price of equivalent monitors without the thunderbolt port. Apple may handle the cable jungle ...
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Remotely working on iMac, but with screen darkened

I have my main iMac in my kids room (little house, alas) and often I have to work late at night; I'd like to connect from my MacBook to the iMac keeping the screen black, as in sleep mode. Is there ...
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Unibody White MacBook display dims when laptop on top of another

When you place an open display plastic unibody MacBook upon a closed display MacBook of almost any kind, the display will cut out when it goes past the ninety degree angle. I am thinking its a ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut for sleeping a display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep? What is the keyboard command to sleep (or turn off) a display, but not actually ...
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Waking up MBP for external display

According to the docs, to use an external monitor as the sole/primary display device, I can close the lid on my MBP. To wake it up I can either press a key on my bluetooth or mouse. Therein lies my ...
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My Cinema Display blinks

…3-4x during first the 5 minutes of use each day. Is it dying? A young 15" Macbook Pro drives it and I'm using latest Lion.
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Is there software that allows me to use my Macbook Pro as a second monitor for iMac?

I'd like to do monitor spanning with my Macbook Pro next to my iMac, I haven't really found a good solution, anyone use anything they can recommend? I'm using Lion. Thanks.
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MBA 13" 2011 (with TB) as a display for PS3

I wonder if I can use my new MacBook Air 13" 2011 as a display for PS3 (of course with the help of some adapter, e.g. Kanex XD/Belkin AV360™)? I know it sound weird, but that's my situation.
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Can I use my 2010 iMac as a display for my 2011 MBP?

My Belkin Mini DisplayPort to MiniDisplayPort cable has just arrived. I have the laptop plugged into the iMac. Everything is arranged the way I need it, except for one thing. How can I cycle between ...
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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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How to connect 4 monitors to Mac mini 2011

I want to connect 4 monitors to my Mac mini. I want to send the video output to an image wall, so the 4 monitors should show one big screen. Which adapter(s) do I need for my plan?
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Mac driver for Lenovo L2230x Monitor

At work, I'm connecting my MacBook Air 11" to a Lenovo L2230x Monitor (aka L2230xwA) to extend my display. Given that the MacBook Air has no Ethernet connector, today I thought I might put the ...
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Annoying Text Glow

I've hooked up my new Mac Mini to my 47" LG tv with an HDMI cable. Everything works fine, however there's one problem: I get this weird white glow around text (especially "os x native text") like ...
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iMac external projector limits screen resolution to 800x600

I try to use an external projector on an mid 2011 iMac running Snow Leopard. The iMac is connected to the projector using a VGA adapter. DVI is out of the question as the beamer supports VGA only. ...
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Using an iMac 27 inch (2009) as a monitor for a mac mini with Lion

My wife has iMac 27" (2009) with Snow Leopard and I want to use it as an external monitor for development on Mac mini with the latest Xcode/Lion (I don't want to upgrade the iMac to Lion to get the ...
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How can I kill or refresh Desktop Wallpaper with a Terminal command?

Is there a command for refreshing the Display Settings? Or, in specific, refreshing the Desktop Wallpaper?
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iMac External Monitor Support

I have a desktop computer with an Nvidia 9700 GTX graphics card. I'm using the DVI port on the desktop with the Mini-Display Port DVI adapter to plug in to my mid-2011 iMac Thunderbolt port. I boot ...
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15" MacBook Pro Thunderbolt Display Flickering - Firmware Updates?

I've had my 15" 2011 MacBook Pro for about 6 months now, and I picked up a VGA adapter for it a few weeks ago. (Thunderbolt -> VGA) I have the laptop in clamshell mode running an Acer monitor, and ...
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Two external displays without Thunderbolt

I need to buy a new laptop (Mac) for work and the top priority for me is having at least two displays. Unfortunately, due to budget limitations I cannot buy Apple Thunderbolt Displays. Now, and ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect external display after Lion upgrade

Asking on behalf of a friend. His 2011 MacBook Pro (no Thunderbolt) was running Snow Leopard and was being connected to a Dell monitor in the standard way. He upgraded to Lion and now the MacBook ...
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Can I use a MacBook Air and a Mac mini with a single Thunderbolt Display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: does thunderbolt support connecting multiple computers to a monitor Does anyone have any up-to-date information on using a single Thunderbolt display with two Macs? An ...
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Best input to connect a monitor to a Macbook Pro

I just bought a 24" monitor (asus pa246q) with dvi/hdmi/displayport inputs. I am wondering which is the best input I should use to connect a MacBook Pro 15" (late 2010). Someone suggested me HDMI, but ...
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How can I turn off a Mac's display without sleeping the Mac itself? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep? I have an iMac, and sometimes I want to play some music over night, without the ...