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My iMac detects a samsung external monitor, but nothing comes up on the display

I've got a late 2013 iMac running OS X El Capitan and am trying to get a second screen for work. Its a Samsung LED Syncmaster SA350 Series (Plug & Play). When I plug it in, nothing but a black ...
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Is there a way to extend the desktop by default when a new display is connected?

Whenever I connect a new monitor, projector, or TV to an Apple laptop, the new display by default mirrors the existing desktop. If a number of applications are open, you may get documents that were ...
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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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Mac thinks external Dell display is a built-in display

So I have a Macbook Pro running OS 10.11 with 1 additional Dell display. For Christmas I received another Dell display, but I'm having issues with this mac thinking the new display is a "Built-in" ...
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Scale applications on El Capitan for retina

Now that "AppleDisplayScaleFactor" isn't available on newest versions of Mac OS X, is there any way we can scale applications? I'm wondering because I have some non retina applications that if I ...
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Accept login policy banner without mouse

My computer setup currently has three monitors: the 15.4" built-in display of my MacBook pro, a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display connected by Thunderbolt, and a 10" Mimo Magic Touch display connected to ...
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Apple Support Communities / Notebooks / MacBook Pro Dell VGA rippling effect

So I just bought a Macbook Pro early 2015 13 inch with these specs: Processor: 3,1 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB I just got everything set ...
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Is my macbook pro display busted?

I have a mbp mid 2012 running on yosemite. Since this morning, my display is behaving weirdly. It seems to have bluish-greenish tint and I've tried deleting color profile, recalibrating it, rebooting ...
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How do I get all three monitors to work with 2015 Mac mini?

I have a 2015 Mac mini with two monitors hooked up out TB-VGA adapters. A HP and a Compaq. Today I added (or tried to add) a samsung 24" with the HDMI. Since adding the samsung, I can only get my ...
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MacBook Air 2012 occasionally snowstorms or sleeps external monitor

For a couple of years now I have had intermittent problems with my external monitor (Dell 22in connected with Thunderbolt->DVI cable). Often a snowstorm appears on the external display, or the ...
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Unable to connect Samsung S22E450 monitor

I'm unable to connect my MBPr 15'' mid 2015 to Samsung S22E450 display using Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. Using this machine no kernel panic occurs. This is the console log: 23/11/15 11:04:32,769 ...
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2010 Macbook Pro suddenly crashing

So for the past few months my computer has been crashing randomly. Recently it's been more frequent, so I thought it's time to get a real fix. My computer never crashed before I got an external ...
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Macbook pro retina late 2013 - Is it possible to use 3 external QHD monitors?

(Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) - 2880 x 1800 / Macintosh HD / 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7 / 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3 / Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB/ I use Adobe's and Cinema 4d only , and hope to use 3 external QHD ...
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wired apple Keyboard isn't recognised when mac is connected to external display

My new MacBook Pro (2015) doesn't recognise the apple usb keyboard, when I connect it to an external display. The keyboard is detected, if there no display connected. It doesn't make a difference ...
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Black vertical bar on the left side external display

I read this post: Big black vertical bar on external screen But it didn't help. I have Macbook Pro early 2015 and connect with Samsung E2220 via display port adapter to VGA. Any help will be ...
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Why do I have 57 spaces?

Since today I'm running OSX 10.11, but starting from OSX 10.10 (for so far I can remember) I have this issue where multiple spaces are being created without any notice or without me needing this. ...
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How do I enable the laptop display at boot when an external display is connected?

When I power on my MBP with an external monitor connected, the external monitor is the only active display. I have to unplug and replug the external monitor in order to enable the laptop's display. ...
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Unable to set 1440x900 resolution to external monitor

Today I connected an external monitor whose native resolution is 1440x900. However, my Mac (Retina 13) doesn't allow me to set this resolution. I already tried pressing the Option Key the same time I ...
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MacBook has stopped recognizing external screen

I have an external screen at work, which my MacBook used to recognize without issue. When I came today and plugged it in, it didn't recognize it anymore. It is connected via a Displayport-to-DVI ...
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How can I set a default “Mirror Displays” resolution?

I have an iMac running at 1920x1080 resolution with a second monitor connected that is running 1920x1200 resolution. Whenever I enable "Mirror Displays", OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 (14E46) will always set ...
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Text is blurry in many apps after disconnecting external monitor

I have a 2015 Retina MacBook pro. Sometimes I connect it to a 24" Dell external monitor via thunderbolt->dvi. Whenever I disconnect the monitor, many apps (chrome, most noticeably) have blurry text. ...
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Yosemite crashes every time on reboot with an external display connected

My new RMBP 13 crashes every time on reboot if displays are connected to the Thunderbolt port. Yesterday it also crashed during operation of a connected TV to Thunderbolt while displaying a ...
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Monitor wallpaper becomes the same as laptop's when reconnected

Got an annoying problem I'd love some help with. For starters, I have a MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9.5 When I plug in my external monitor at work, I like to have one wallpaper as my laptop ...
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VMWare Fusion > Full-Screen Displays > More than one & fewer than all. (n > x > 1, n=total x=desired)

Just curious if anyone has figured out a way to force VMWare Fusion to use only a subset of the displays available when going Full-screen? (Available toggle is one or all) I want to have one display ...
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2014 Mac Mini with two mDP-DP monitors

I'm planning to upgrade from a 2011 base model Mac Mini to a 2014 high end Mini (2.8Ghz i5, Iris, 16GB ram) and wanted to see if I could drive two 2560x1600 monitors through the thunderbolt ports with ...
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Make full screen app to launch on particular display

I don't know how it happened, but one of my full screen apps, when launched for the first time, opened on my secondary display. Now no matter what I try, the app always launches on this secondary ...
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Above and Below Display Arrangement in Yosemite

I have a laptop running Yosemite with an external monitor sitting above the laptops display. When I am logged in I have the display arrangement mimicking the physical above and below layout. This ...
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Incorrect resolution while external display connected

I have an Dell external display which has the best resolution @1440*900. My laptop is 2015 13 inch rBMP MX840. The problem is that when I connected this external display into the Mac, it cannot show ...
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Do the applications use less memory when they are moved to different displays?

Last few days I am spreading everything to separate screens, and noticed that I have few more GB of RAM free this way. I use everything the same way as before. Do applications use less memory when ...
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SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Is it possible to use SmartNav in a Windows 7 that runs on a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp? Ideally I would like to use it in a multi-monitor configuration.
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Mac Mini and Wide (21:9) Monitor / Display Port Issue

When I boot up my Mac Mini after moving it from my office at work where it worked with my wide (21:9) monitor to my house, when I boot it the display does not show up on the monitor anymore. Waits ...
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How do I make my MacBook's logical resolution the same as its physical one?

My MacBook has 2,880 × 1,800 physical, R/G/B pixels in its display (1800p). However, Mac OS renders at 3840 × 2400 virtual pixels (4k). I don't know or care why, but I do know that this ...
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How can I sleep my iMac's internal display when it's not in use, but not my attached tv (playing video)

I've got a 2015 iMac running Yosemite, attached via HDMI to a 1080p TV, in extended desktop mode that I use simultaneously as a video server/media player and an occasional work machine. In short, ...
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Forcing application to go to selected window on startup

I run a multi-monitor set-up on a single "Desktop". All of my applications when opened run on the primary monitor, which is the smaller monitor. I would like to have some (e.g. browser, mail client) ...
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Disable display mirroring for every possible future display

Is there some 'defaults write' or other trick to tell OS X to never mirror displays? (Unless they're at least as good resolution as the retina display.) I thought I had display mirroring disabled ...
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Mac as digital signage - change current video

I'm working in an environment where we have a Mac Mini connected to a display in a common area. The display is simple - it plays a preset video in Quicktime on a loop. Iwould like to be able to ...
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How do I prevent Expose/F3 from running on secondary monitors?

At home, I like to play movies on a secondary monitor while working on my primary monitor. When I press F3 to Expose my windows, it disrupts the movie on the second monitor. How can I configure Expose ...
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Macbook Air (mid 2013) daisy chaining two Dell U2715H?

I have a Macbook Air (mid 2013) and two Dell U2715H monitors. I am able to connect the one monitor to the Macbook via the DisplayPort-MiniDisplayPort cable. This works great! Now I want to connect ...
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Can humidity affect the display on my Macbook Air

For the second time now on our annual trip to the Keys, my 2012 MacBook Air's display has gone blank and only flickers on occasionally. Same thing happened last year. The problem disappeared ...
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Is there a tool or scripting approach to change the arrangement of displays?

I move my monitors around a bit during the day. Specifically I rotate them or move my laptop to different positions. Each time I have to open up System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement and make ...
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Force aspect ratio with crop on external monitor while mirroring display

When I connect my Macbook Pro to an external monitor with a different aspect ratio than 16:10 (which the Macbook Pro has) and let it mirror my display, the resolution is automatically changed to ...
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Dual-Monitor: Second monitor black after sleep mode

I'm using two Elgato Thunderbolt Docks on my MacBook Pro Mid-2012. I connected two displays to them: One HDMI display on each of them. Both are LG-Displays, one a 16:9 and one a 21:9 display. This ...
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Third and fourth monitors disconnect on reboot

Yosemite 10.10.2 (14C109) I have four monitors connected to my mac pro. One connected to the HDMI port, one connected with a passive (single link) DVI connector and two connected with dual-link DVI ...
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External 4K monitor shows wrong resolution

I bought a Philips 288P6 4k-monitor and plugged it to my Retina MacBook Pro 15". For a few days it worked just great. When selecting Scaled instead of Best for Display, it gave me the retina style ...
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External screens connected to MacBookPro and its main screen turn off momentarily frequenetly

My Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro is connected to two Dell external monitors (U2713HM) via lightening-to-displayport cable Some day my MBP and the two monitors can momentarily turn off and then turn ...
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Can Mac OS X use a 1400x1050 projector's native resolution?

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro to a Canon LCD projector with a native resolution of 1400x1050. The maximum 4:3 resolution that Mac OS X offers is 800x600. With the SwitchResX utility I've ...
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New monitor won't let me set resolution to 2560x1440 even though it should be possible

i have just purchased a dell p2715q monitor and while i understand that my early 2011 macbook pro will not run it at the full resolution, it should be able to run it at 2560x1440. However the only ...
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Horizontal lines visible on retina monitor

I have a retina monitor, but I can see horizonal "pixel" lines on my screen. This occurred soon after I installed Yosemite, then the problem disappeared, now it has reappeared again. Restarting the ...
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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 ...