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How do you force OS X to re-detect displays?

I use my MacBook at work and at home. Whenever I switch between work and home, every now and again I get bug whereby the Mac thinks an external monitor is still plugged in, even if it's not. This ...
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Macbook pro (Retina 15 inch Late 2013) Horizontal gray line across screen

I have bought this computer New at the Apple Store in 2014. Since yesterday it's showing horizontal gray lines across the screen. I suspect a hardware defect because that's how my 2 others macs older ...
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Why do higher resolutions not show in my display preferences?

I'm connecting a MacBook Pro 13-in. retina (early 2015) running El Capitan to an LG 27" ultra HD 4K monitor. (LG 27UD68 to be exact.) I'm a noob, but everything I read about support for external ...
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How to enable display on Dell monitor connected to MacBook Pro when not charging?

I've just purchased a Dell P2415Q monitor which I've connected up to my MacBook Pro (running OS X El Capitan). Everything works great in terms of the display, however I've noticed that it goes into ...
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Why is Target Display Mode via Thunderbolt so unreliable for me?

I frequently want to display my MacBook Pro 15" Retina with my iMac Mid-2011, in Target Display Mode via a Thunderbolt cable. TDM often fails on first attempt and just shows a black screen on the ...
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iMac login screen only half displayed

When I booted up my iMac yesterday, I was confused to find my login field had seemingly moved upwards, so that only the bottom half was showing. The lower half of the screen was just black. Is this a ...
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From a technical standpoint, why can't Night Shift be supported on 32 bit hardware?

As referenced in this comment, Apple doesn't remove features without a significant reason, but other 3rd party apps like f.lux and GammaTool can do colour changes on 32-bit devices just fine. What are ...
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Blue Light reduction for iPod touch?

After speaking with a senior advisor at Apple, I have been informed by them that the Night Shift feature (and other iOS features in the 9.3 upgrade) are not available for Ipod touch 5th generation, ...
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Desktop Folder Windows not displaying properly!

Everytime I open a new window on the desktop the window does not display properly. I essentially cannot navigate my files using the finder. When i open a new finder window it either displays nothing ...
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Turn off external display without sleep/lock screen

Is there a shortcut to turn off/on the external display without using Sleep and having to enter the password? (note I still want to have to type the password when I wake up the computer after it ...
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Mini Displayport to daisy chain external displays

I have a 2008-ish? iMac, not sure it's been a while, and am not looking to upgrade as it's treated me right. However its an iMac 8,1 not sure of the EMC #, I'm sure is irrelevant to the post, but what ...
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How to make VLC remember which display to pen on?

iMac 2011 running Mavericks 10.9.5. The other day my boot drive died, so I did a complete fresh reinstall of the OS and all my applications. That included downloading VLC again and installing it ...
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Switching between three monitors

I have two Apple monitors with active connections and a 13" Cintiq. I know I can't have all three monitors on at the same time, but I was wondering if there was a program that I could detect all three ...
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Problem with external monitor and MacBook Air

I cannot connect my MacBook Air to an external monitor. But I am able to connect it to a projector, without any difficulty. My computer detects the external monitor but cannot connect to it. The ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display randomly goes black throughout the day

My Mac is connected to two Apple Thunderbolt Displays. The first monitor works without flaw. The second however will randomly turn off its screen 3 to 4 times a day. A quick but annoying fix is to un-...
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Is it possible to connect two external monitors with two thunderbolt to DVI convertors?

I read about the limitation for older models but I have a Macbook Pro Late 2015 and I would like to connect two different monitors in the same laptop. Both of my monitors have DVI ports and my ...
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Can I mirror my second and third monitors but not the first for a presentation?

Assuming I have an external monitor plugged into my laptop and a projector - I now have three monitors. I want to be able to see what is on the projector from the second monitor and leave the ...
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Cleaning my Macbook Pro Retina leaves greasy 'streaks' across the screen

I try to clean my mid-2015 Macbook Pro with Retina display by wiping the screen with a damp cloth and then immediately drying. However, there seems to be left some residue/streak marks, which look ...
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Need to boot my MB Air (mid 2011) to an external monitor

I broke the display on my MB Air. I can't see anything on the screen except for the top right hand corner which shows the percentage of the battery and the keyboard icon. I have an external monitor ...
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1920x1200 resolution not available via mDP<->VGA<->DVI link

I have Mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and just got 1920x1200 external monitor which, unfortunately, has only DVI inputs. I couldn't find mDP - DVI adapters anywhere near, so I have to ...
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How do I make windows save their position after re-attaching a display? [duplicate]

I know about How do I make windows save their position on screen after re-attaching a display? However, that and all other related questions appear to be very old, and I'm hoping that there's a new ...
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MacBook Pro Retina thinks internal display is LG TV inside ColorSync utility

So, about a month ago, my MacBook Pro Retina 13" (Late 2013) display died. When I went to an authorized service provider, they tested it out and said that it needed to be replaced (the display). They ...
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Make display in yosemite / el capitan look like Mavericks

Ever since Yosemite came out, I have not been able to look at my screen for more than 10 minutes without it causing me a headache. I was hoping that this would be resolved with El Capitan, but that ...
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2 External monitors on 21,5 iMac Late 2009?

So I wonder if I can use 2 external monitors on my Late 2009 21,5 iMac? I currently use 1 external monitor and it works great but I now want to sell it and use 2 external monitors but there is only ...
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How to restore EFI in MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

I've stopped an update of OS X in the middle (fair enough I am crazy!). Now all I have when I boot the system is the normal beep sound of POST for hardware check. I've found a link that's been ...
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How to prevent terminal geometry changes when changing external display on MacBook Pro 13?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) that I use with Dell 2711 (at home) and 2713 (at work) external displays. Usually, but not always, when I bring my Mac from work to home, and vice ...
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No backlight on Late 2007 MacBook

I have an old Late 2007 MacBook, it has been working until few days ago. Suddenly the backlighting of the display stopped working. Basically I turn on the computer and the screen is almost dark. If ...
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MacBook Retina with non-retina External Monitor has wrong resolutions

I have just gotten a MacBook Pro retina Early 2015, which I want to connect with non-retina external display. I'm using a VGA to display port adapter to connect it and it does work. However the ...
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Quick way to toggle between “Larger Text”, “Default”, and “More Space” on Macbook Retina

On Macbook's with retina display you are able to select between 4 different scale modes as showed in the picture below It takes some clicks to get into the Display settings and choosing a new scale....
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Mac Pro + 50” 4K Ultra HD LED TV as monitor — Best graphics card?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro 4.1, with the following specifications: 2 2.93 GHz Quad-core Intel Xenon processors 32 GB RAM 2 1 TB HD 1 MacPro Raid Card 1 Nvidia GeForce GT 120 512 MB The work I do ...
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Why are two identical external monitors displaying at different resolutions?

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, Md 2012) running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3. I purchased 1x DisplayPort to VGA and 1x DisplayPort to DVI. I plugged these two into the 2x DisplayPorts on the MacBook ...
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MacBook to external monitor via VGA adapter not filling whole monitor

I've connected my MacBook Pro 13" to an external monitor (ASUS VS228DE FullHD) via VGA adapter which has a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. I was advised on this forum to not use "mirror displays", ...
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macbook pro to external monitor 1920px via hdmi?

I just got macbook pro 13inch retina and the default resolution is 1280px width, and maximum is 1600px. If I connect this laptop to an external monitor via HDMI which has 1920px resolution, will the ...
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Open an app in low resolution but not zoomed

Can I open an application on a retina display tricking it that it's actually using a low resolution display, but not doubling the pixels? Yes, I want tiny text.
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HD monitor looks blurry with Retina?

After reading recommendations online, I bought an LG IPS monitor to go with my MacBook Pro Retina. But things, specially type, look blurry on it. Is there a monitor out there that can deliver the same ...
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Enable UI for root based processes

I've noticed that processes that runs under root privilege doesn't show any UI on the screen. I'd like to get "unexpected termination" window for some background processes I've made, and cannot so do ...
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Change Native Refresh Rate External Monitor by Editing EDID

I was using SwitchResX on my old laptop to create a custom HiDPI resolution of 2560*1440 on a 4K display (3840*2160). I just moved to a new 13" rMBP with El Capitan and I can no longer use a custom ...
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Maximum external monitors supported by A1418?

I have an A1418, Late 2012 version and I'm having trouble locking down an answer to how many external monitors it can support. Right now I have the iMac and two external monitors via the two ...
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Using Magic Keyboard with 3rd party Displays

I have a Mac mini. I am using a Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m, connected via DP, as my monitor. I am using the Magic Keyboard. Can anyone please tell me the procedure to make the display brightness ...
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Problem with Macbook and Display Detection

I have a Macbook with a removed monitor so now I use an external monitor. My notebook doesn't always correctly detect the resolution (or, I think, the display). When it doesn't detect correctly, I ...
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In different programs the same size on “Actual” size shown differently, Bug?

Retina-MBP I create new files in Pixelmator and Adobe Illustrator. Both files are of 100x100 pixels size. The resolution in Pixelmator is set 300, the resolution of export raster in Illustrator set ...
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Why Retina screenshots are twice as large as chosen area?

This is a known issue, but I do not understand why the screenshot taken on my retina-MBP always has doubled size as compared to area chosen for screenshot: If I choose 100x100 (as OS shows - of what? ...
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Everything in Windows looks blurry

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011) with OS X El Capitan. I just installed the trial version of Parallels Desktop 11.1.2 for Mac Business Edition, Parallels tools, and Windows 7 x32 bit in ...
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How to change subpixel order on OS X (Yosemite) for font smoothing

I'm used to using Windows (which has ClearType) or Linux and either of them let me adjust for the fact that my monitor has GBR sub pixel ordering. However on OS X all I can do is use commands like ...
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Monitor connected via Display Port is not recognized correctly

I connected my DELL U2711 via Displayport to Mini Displayport to my MacBook Pro Retina (OSX 10.11.2) It recognized the monitor as a TV and does not show anything. I tried also using an adapter to DVI. ...
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Apple Screen Sharing Only Controls One Display?

UPDATE: I figured out in part what is happening, but not why or how to change this behavior. When at the computer itself, Finder only activates the screen you are on when you click on the desktop(...
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3xHDMI out of a single Thunderbolt port - 2015 MBP

I'm planning on purchasing 3 HDMI monitors to use as a workstation for my MBP. For the sake of ease and convenience, instead of using the native HDMI + 2 mini DP to HDMI adapters, is there any way to ...
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Can a Macbook Pro A1398 drive two Dell U2515H and at what resolution?

I'm planning to use 2x Dell U2515H monitors with my 15" mid-2015 Macbook Pro 2.2Ghz (model number A1398) with Intel Iris Pro Graphics. According to Apple, it can drive: Dual display and video ...
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How do I find out my iMac display panel's manufacturer?

I've had problems with image retention on my late-2012 27" iMac for a few months now and Apple's "avoiding image retention" support page is useless for me. On MacBooks, one can use this Terminal one-...