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Macbook doesn't display on external screen until after I log in (Yosemite). How to fix?

I have a macbook pro (mid-2011) and an HP Pavilion 22bw (prob inconsequential) connected via a Thunderbolt DVI Adapter. Ever since installing Yosemite, I now need to open the macbook pro and log in ...
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Thunderbolt to HDMI (Not DisplayPort to HDMI)

My first question is do Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters exist? The reason I'm specifying Thunderbolt and not DisplayPort is because I have a Belkin Thunderbolt2 Dock. If I use a MDP>HDMI adapter and the ...
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Mac Mini is not displaying all 29" of my DellU2913WM since Yosemite. Suggestions?

I upgraded my mac-mini to Yosemite & suddenly lost my ability to adjust the screen resolution to fit. An add-on product called SwitchResX was disabled after the upgrade, and the system ...
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How can I get notifications to pop up in my active display?

I have an MBA running Yosemite. Apps like Mail, messages, calendar, and FaceTime have 'banner' notifications that pop up in my laptop's built-in display but they don't pop up on my external monitor ...
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Can an application be auto-raised only if no other applications are focused?

So this is kind of a follow-up to How do I make OS X auto focus on the window in the screen the mouse moves into? because I'm having a different problem but looking for slightly different ...
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How can I force an application to be launched to the 2nd monitor?

I'm on OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite. How can I force a newly launched application to open to a specific monitor? How can I force a new window that a current application is opening to open in a specific ...
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External display occasionally shows just noise

When I'm at work I have my Macbook Air mid-2013 hooked up to a Samsung SyncMaster 2443 display via a ThunderBolt-to-HDMI adapter and then to a HDMI-to-DVI adapter. Almost every second time I switch ...
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Will never letting my display go to sleep shorten its life?

In Mac OS X 10.9's System preferences > Energy saver, there is a warning that says: Never letting your display go to sleep may shorten its life Why would not letting my display go to sleep ...
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Can I use dual 4k Dell P2815Q monitors on the Retina MacBook Pro (late 2013) with Yosemite at full resolution?

Will this monitor plug-and-play with Yosemite on this MacBook model without having to install Xcode and mess around with creating custom settings? Can I have two of these plugged into this MacBook ...
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rMBP early 2013 15'' fan noise with 4K display?

I own a MacBook Pro with Retina display early 2013 with Intel HD4000 + GT 650M 1 GB. I'm looking for a high pixel display, and narrowed it down to two options: 21:9 34″ LG 3440x1440 or 28″ 4K display. ...
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Occasional low-resolution text rendering (Retina MBP running Yosemite)

My colleague has a 13" retina MBP running Yosemite. Text looks great on the whole, except for Finder windows opened from applications (i.e. File > Open). Using Finder from the desktop doesn't exhibit ...
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External Display Brightness, Contrast and Color are Terrible

I have a late 2014 13" Retina MBP. It's connected to a 24" Philips 246EL Display by using an Apple Mini DV to DVI adaptor. The brightness and contrast on the external display are terrible, and no ...
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Intel HD 3000, HDMI and 2560x1080

I recently purchased an ultra wide monitor, with a native resolution of 2560x1080. This is great but it's only working with Windows ! Apple is limiting HDMI resolution to be no more than 1920x1080, ...
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Connect 3 iMac 21" Screens together?

What's the best solution to connect 3 iMac screens together so they're all usable as one large screen. I currently have 2 iMac's connected together via a single thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable ...
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Blaupunkt 4k LED TV as external monitor for MBP mid 2012 retina issue

I initially connected the MBP 2012 retina 2.7 GHZ to the 4k display it showed me 3840x2160 correctly. But when I was optimising some display settings I changed to 1080p after that I no longer get the ...
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Restoring window configuration for monitor setups

I would like to achieve the same effect as is described in this question, which doesn't seem to have a suitable answer. I develop on a macbook pro. Often I use it on its own, but sometimes I connect ...
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Downsampling an external monitor on a Macbook Pro

I was wondering if anyone has succeeded in downsampling an external monitor for a Macbook Pro. I currently have a late 2013 Macbook Pro (Retina) with Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics card. I just bought ...
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What Causes rMBP Fan Noise When Connected to Two External Monitors

Connecting two external monitors to my Retina Macbook Pro 2012 has no problem except for more fan noise, which is a little bit annoying since with one external monitor one doesn't hear the noise at ...
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How can I change DPI on OS X?

Simple question, can't find a single simple answer on the entire internet. Although from what I have read, this might be a driver or hardware limitation. My problem I have a 1440 x 900 native pixel ...
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OS X Extended Desktop Limits

I am looking for information on whether there is a limit to the width/height of the OS X extended desktop. I have seen setups with 2 rows of 3 displays, resulting in a 7680 x 2880 desktop. Now I ...
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How to screencapture just the active display in a dual monitor setup?

When I use ⇧+⌘+3 to take a screenshot with my laptop connected to a external monitor, it output a couple of images, one for each display. Is there any way to take the screenshot of just the active ...
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Place screenshots on Desktop on Display 2

How can I do to tell the system that every time that takes an screenshot place it on Desktop, but on Second Monitor? It only must be placed on Display 1 when Display 2 won't be available.
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Prevent StandBy closing MacBook lid during no power connection but Display connected

I have currently no power connection to my MacBook Air, but I have a Display connected. I want to close the lid and only work on my external display. So I want to prevent my MacBook going to StandBy ...
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How to connect 24" Apple Display to HDMI output of Mac Mini 2011?

Trying to have two monitors connected to Mac Mini mid-2011. It has one Mini DisplayPort and one HDMI outputs. I have 27" monitor connected to Mini Display port of the Mac Mini mid-2011. I was going ...
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Connect MacBook to projector without DisplayPort

As it appears, my Thunderbolt/mini DisplayPort port on my MBP mid-2012 is nonfunctional, so I cannot use my DP-VGA adapter anymore to connect to external monitors/projectors. What alternatives are ...
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What video connector for a mid-2012 macbook pro to External Monitor

What are the different (and the best) option for connecting my mid 2012 Macbook pro to an external monitor. Three connections I know of are VGA, HDMI and DVI. What is the difference and what cables do ...
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What is the best way to connect external monitors to mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina so you can get the best resolution?

I have a mid-2014 15" Macbook Pro Retina. I've got a bunch of plugs (HDMI, 2 mini DP) and my external 27" ACER K272HUL has HDML, DP and DVI. My assumption is that there are differences between the ...
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My external monitor goes grayscale on the non moving parts of the screen (mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina)

I have a mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15". I also bought a 27" Acer K272HUL and I've connected the 2nd monitor to my Macbook via HDMI. So now I have 2 screens, my 15" and my "27". I usually play ...
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2013 MacBook Pro running on Yosemite crashes when thunderbolt is attached

Ever since updating, and also now having a done a clean install, my 15" retina mac book pro crashes every time I plug a thunderbolt connector into it - whether its the thunderbolt diplay, or a ...
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In OS X Yosemite, how to keep the app switcher (or dock) on my main display?

I believe the app switcher (command + tab) is tied to where the dock "is". The dock is available on both displays, but I believe the last display in which you clicked on the dock is where it actually ...
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How do I hook a new Mac Book Pro Retina up to dual DisplayPort monitors?

I have two DisplayPort monitors. These are regular DisplayPort monitors, not mini-Display Port, not made by Apple and not made specifically for Mac. I would like to buy a new Mac Book Pro Retina. ...
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Screen turns off when I move my MacBook when it is on the sleeve

I've noticed that when my laptop is on its sleeve and I slide my laptop on it the screen goes black. This doesn't happen when I have the laptop on my lap. Its consistently reproducible. It's somewhat ...
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How to move app window when app is trying to use second monitor that's not present

I have OS X10.8.5 (fully patched). I'm using Office for Mac 2011 (fully patched). Earlier in the week, I was working on a PowerPoint presentation. During the earlier work, I had a second monitor ...
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MBP Black Screen of Death

I want to avoid the $100 fee to send in my MBP since I think I've discovered what's wrong with my MBP. I was gaming on my Macbook Pro 2012 when suddenly the display turned black and the computer ...
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13'' Mid-2012 Pro, can I use FireWire to VGA for a triple screen setup?

I have a mid-2012 13'' Macbook Pro. I'm currently using a Thunderbolt to VGA to use a second monitor. I'm feeling myself in need for a third monitor for my work. I was wondering if it was possible to ...
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Macbook late-2009 not displaying red color

Yesterday I realized that that my late-2009 Macbook White (A1342) does not display red colors. Sometimes it works correctly when I turn on the computer. Then, after a few seconds, red color starts ...
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Yosemite auto creates multiple desktops (spaces) on main monitor

Since upgrading to Yosemite I've been having issue with OS X creating additional desktops on my main monitor for no apparent reason. I usually have 3 different desktops setup on my main monitor and ...
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Disable window snapping to top on move to second monitor/display

This annoying behavior started happening in 10.8 or 10.9 and I'd like to turn it off and make it never ever happen again. What happens is that when dragging a window from one display to another, when ...
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Macbook Pro 13" with Retina Display: Black Screen

So this is not my computer, but my girlfriends. She was doing thesis work in the library when all of a sudden the screen to her Macbook began to malfunction. At the point it is at now, whenever it is ...
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Play Safari web videos in full-screen on second monitor while using first monitor

I have two monitors and am using OS X Mavericks. In Safari when viewing a YouTube streaming video full screen on one monitor, if I use the other monitor it causes the YouTube video to switch from full ...
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Macbook Pro detects the screen, but external screen stays black (mini dp to hdmi)

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.9.3, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3) to Panasonic Viera TH55AS670D LED TV through Mini DP to HDMI connector. When I connect the wire my laptop screen ...
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Acer UHD4K2K not working through Thunderbolt

I have an Acer UHD4k2K monitor hooked up to my Retina Mackbook Pro. I was previously using an HDMI cable (only 30Hz), as that's what came with my monitor. A Thunderbolt cable that's long enough ...
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Mac Mini Late 2014 4K 60hz

http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht6008 Apple does not list the Mac Mini 2014 in above link in the Mac's that can use MST to achieve 60hz on 4K via Displayport. On other places I read that this is due ...
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Can someone explain how to find and use kext files?

The post I found on this forum: "Apple Cinema Display Brightness no longer works in Mavericks or Yosemite" explains how to fix it using kext files but I can't figure out how to get the kext file to ...
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Yosemite: Accessibility zoom + multiple monitors = poor performance

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite, the accessibility zoom feature is unusable when connected to an external monitor. Steps to reproduce: Enable Zoom in System Preferences - Accessibility. Connect an ...
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Connecting MacBook Air to two VGA/DVI monitors

I have a 13" MacBook Air (2012) and I would like to connect it to two external Lenovo Thinkvision monitors. Both monitors are identical. They have both a VGA port and a DVI port on the back (see ...
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Can one use a 2nd external monitor together with the new iMac 5k?

Sometimes I like to have monitoring data to be displayed on an external monitor to be less 'in my face', even so I would have place for it on my main screen. So, is it possible to attach an external ...
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Is there a way to have separate docks per display?

I'm using Yosemite. I have 2 displays (each with its own space and both have the dock) and I have a application (app1) with various windows. These windows are distributed between these two displays: I ...
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Screen brightness control (F1, F2) not working on a WASD mechanical keyboard with mac mode keys

I got a WASD mechanical keyboard with mac mode keys which has the all the media shortcuts such as play, pause, volume up/down etc except for screen brightness control. Even though in System ...
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Dual screen with new Mac Mini

So I've begun the long-awaiting switch from PC to Mac in the office and picked up a new Mac Mini yesterday. We currently use dual screen on all machines in the office. I'm wanting to hook these up ...