Generally a visual screen used to display graphical or text output

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How to fix an unusable iMac G4 monitor plagued by static?

I'm working on a friend's old G4 iMac trying to get his only computer running so he can do his college assignments at home. The machine has static on the screen during operation. I reset NVRAM and ...
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How to Screen Sharing / VNC to an iMac without waking the display?

I have an iMac mid 2011 at home. When I was not home, I may need to access my mac with Screen Sharing. However the iMac display will turn itself on when I connect via Screen Sharing. The problem is I ...
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MacBook Pro screen has died. Wanting to use secondary display?

The display on my MacBook Pro has recently died so I have been using the hdmi adapter to display the screen on my lg tv, which has been fine for a few day apart from the resolution not being ideal. ...
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Apple 30“ display and iMac 27”

I have an iMac i7 27" 2012 and I want to use it with my 30" Apple display. I have tried Apple's Mini Display Port to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, but that did not work. I have also tried Mini DisplayPort ...
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Brand New MacBook Pro Retina Glitches

I noticed a lot of people have a similar problem like me. Strange glitches in some programs on some controls. They appear totally random. The image shows only one program. It also appears in Safari, ...
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Screen dark except when brightness is stepped off of zero

As shown in this video, the screen is dark, except at the few first steps when the brightness is moved just out of zero. The notebook works otherwise perfectly fine. The image on the external monitor ...
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Strange artifacting on screen

For a while now been getting these strange artefacts on my MBP (mid 2010) screen. Usually happens when I cmd + tab to another window. Most of the time it's yellow in color, however sometimes it's ...
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Dell monitor display interference

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro. I'm running a Dell 2407 monitor using a VGA adapter and I get intermittent wavy lines on the external display. If I open the display menu on the monitor itself while ...
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Insect inside the display of the iPad Retina

Yesterday I found a bug inside my iPad display. I mean, literally a bug. My wife was reading some magazine and noticed something moving inside the screen. I thought it was some kind of animation, took ...
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Stuck or dead pixels on ipad 1st generation

I have an ipad 1st generation that has a strip going across the screen about half way down. It's in the area where the icon shows up when you set the volume. It runs completely across the screen and ...
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Display appears different on two accounts using same color profile

I have 2 accounts on my Mac Pro both are using the same color display profile however on my account it is clearly a lot brighter. I can test this by switching between the 2 accounts with the same ...
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Can retina display features be enabled on older (non-retina) displays?

I have an older iMac, without a true retina display. I want to be able to scale the user interface like the retina macs do, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Does anyone know a way to trick ...
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Turn main screen off when watching full screen video on TV

I connect my Mac via an HDMI adapter to my TV to watch films. Is there a way to turn off my Mac's screen while watching those?
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MacBook has problems with external monitor but iMac doesn't

I have a small Sony TV which is colour balanced for video editing. Note: it does not have DVI or HDMI ports. When I plug it into an iMac using VGA and the Mini Display Port adapter, it is fine (using ...
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MacBook display backlight doesn't turn on after waking from sleep

I have a 2009 white MacBook that doesn't seem to be waking from sleep properly. I close the lid at night to put it in sleep mode, and when I open it the next day, the display backlight doesn't turn on ...
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What's the horizontal sync and vertical refresh values for the June 2012 MBP 13" display?

Got the June 2012 13" base MBP, and wondering if anyone knew (or how to find out) the horizontal sync and vertical refresh values for this display? I'm trying to set up the correct resolution for ...
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MacBook Pro 3.1 internal (replacement) LCD not detected by graphics card; external monitor OK

My MacBook Pro (2.4 Ghz, Santa Rosa with infamous nVidia card) acts strange. I replaced a cracked screen with a new and since then I have been loosing my mind over this problem:It shows the normal ...
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Lowest output resolution for external display in Mountain Lion?

I am trying to plug into an external display through a VGA -> Component and need the resolution to be lower than 800x600...is this even possibly with Mountain Lion?
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Problem with Mac HDMI - Thunderbolt display to Sony (not a cable problem)

I have a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion installed. I bought an HDMI - Thunderbolt cable months ago in order to watch movies, TV shows and whatnot on my TV (Sony Bravia). The cable had been ...
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How can I show iPhone display in Macbook or iMac i.e. on larger screen?

I like to read books in PDF Expert while waiting busses. When I go home, I would like to see the iPhone screen on iMac or Macbook. I have VGA -adapter but I have no external display with male-VGA so ...
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What kind of cable do I need to connect MacBook Pro to iMac for display?

I would like to use the iMac for external display and would like to connect MacBook Pro as a source. What kind of cable do I need and how to I setup the display?
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Mac Mountain Lion on screen keyboard

Is there a way that, when you switch language inputs for your keyboard, the onscreen keyboard will automatically show up?
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Display Arrangement is empty in Lion

I have a problem with Lion (10.7.5) not able to see anything in Display Arrangement window when having Matrox DualHead2Go connected with two displays. Resolutions are fine but not able use external ...
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F.lux does not always work on resolution changes. Is there a way to check if the resolution changes?

I'm a happy user of f.lux, but sometimes when I plug in my external monitor on my macbook air it returns to full brightness. This also sometimes happens if I unplug my external monitor and switch to ...
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Why didn't my Macbook sleep (USB Keyboard/Mouse was connected, lid open)

First off, let's begin with some research that I did before asking this question. Now, in my situation, I was using my Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion) with an Apple USB keyboard connected to the ...
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Boot Camp drivers don't always load (for Windows 7)?

Recently, I backed up my Windows 7 Boot Camp partition with Carbon Copy Cleaner before realizing that it would not be a bootable backup. Well, after some fiddling around, I made it bootable again ...
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Restart needed to reconnect Thunderbolt Display?

I was just reading the Apple Thunderbolt Wiki and stumbled upon this: 25) If I eject a Thunderbolt device using the Taskbar tool or disconnect the Thunderbolt cable, can I reconnect it again ...
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Why does my macbook pro displays random garbled blocks?

Occasionally my macbook pro (15-inch, Early 2011 with mountain lion 10.8.2) displays random garbled blocks. This happens on external Apple displays and the laptop display. See photo.
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What happened to detect displays?

I'm running Mountain Lion with a retina MacBook Pro with three external monitors attached. Quite often, one or more of the monitors blacks out. Normally, I would choose "detect displays" in the ...
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External monitor showing greenish shadow

I've got a macbook pro 2011 and am using a mini-display to dvi adapter to hook up a ViewSonic monitor (Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch). Problem is this greenish shadow showing up for certain hues of ...
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Question on display resolution macbook air 2010

My 2010 MacBook Air shows a max display resolution of 1440 x 900. If I attach to a display like the Apple 27" with 2560-by-1440-pixel resolution, will i be limited to the what the macbook air can put ...
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Mountain Lion display sleep function and screen saver does not activate

Since upgrading to Mountain Lion, the display sleep function appears not to work, and the screen saver is flaky. I can leave my machine for a couple of hours and when I come back the screen is as I ...
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How can I keep my Mountain Lion MacBook Pro display at maximum brightness?

I have periodically noticed that my display has been a bit dim, and have brought it up to maximum brightness... only later to find that my display was about halfway on brightness. I can't rule out a ...
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Turn off internal display without closing lid

I learned that a MacBook Air's built-in screen turns off when I close the lid so I can continue working on an external display set to be primary. But the MacBook Air has a heat system that requires it ...
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Is it normal to still see what's on the screen when it's fully dimmed?

I'm using an external monitor, so most of the time I've got the MacBook Air's internal screen dimmed to 0. But it doesn't switch off completely at 0 brightness as I can still see some graphical ...
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How big external monitors will a Macbook Pro Retina support?

I am considering buying a Macbook Pro Retina as a developer machine (and dual boot it into Windows 8). The thing is I love big monitors, and lots of them. How many and how big external monitors will ...
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iMac display wakes up even when no one is using it

I have my iMac set to set the display to sleep after 15 minutes. I notice at night that, even when no one is touching the computer, the display will come on for a while and then to go back to sleep ...
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Dell in2020m widescreen monitor and a MacBook Pro

I'm buying a MacBook Pro soon but have a Dell IN2020M widescreen monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio. Can I hook up my MacBook Pro to this? The supported resolutions for MacBooks seem to be as follows. ...
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How to remove available resolutions from a monitor?

I've connected my 2007 Mac mini to a vizio TV display using a dvi to VGA adaptor. OSX correctly identifies the display so the DDC is working, yet OSX is also providing several resolutions which the ...
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What could be causing this screen problem?

I have a Mac Book Pro Early 2011, with upgraded RAM (Mac manufactured) and i7 processor. It is currently connected through the miniDisplay Port to a second VGA monitor (using the miniDisplay Port to ...
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Screen-saver resizes my windows

I have an iMac(27" from 2010) and while running Lion I tried to HiDPI modes that gives me 1280x720 and larger text. I did change back to 2560x1440 long before upgrading my system to Mountain Lion. If ...
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Display contrast change when playing media

I have a weird issue with my MacBook Pro that I bought about 3 weeks ago. I noticed that when I start playing VLC player or even when opening up certain websites that the color saturation seems to ...
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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as a monitor for PS3?

I want to connect my PlayStation3 to my Retina Macbook Pro so that I can play my games using the MBP's display, is it possible to do it with HDMI port or something else?
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How do I change the color depth of a monitor in Lion/10.7?

How do I change the color depth of a monitor in Lion/10.7? I vague remember it being an option in the display prefs or the display menu bar in an older OSX version, but it seems gone in 10.7?
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MBP retina + Dell u3011 via HDMI: intermittent screen message about audio

I have a new Mac Book Pro (MBP) retina connected via HDMI to a Dell U3011 display. Every few seconds, but irregularly, the display pops up "MESSAGE Unsupported audio format. Please set the audio ...
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Can you use Catleap display with MacBook Pro?

I've read several people doing this, but the ebay description page warns against using with a Mac. For ex. -> ...
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What terminal command shows the type of display that I have on my MacBook Pro?

What terminal command shows the type of display that I have on my MacBook Pro? I used the following command in terminal and it didn't work: ioreg -lw0 | grep \"EDID\" | sed "/[^<]*
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Auto Brightness in Mountain Lion

Ever since I've updated to Mountain Lion, the screen brightness keeps changing automatically. I don't have the setting enabled in Energy Saver. I usually have my brightness set to 100%, and the ...
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Does Apple support DDC/CI for 3rd party displays via Apple's Thunderbolt to DVI adapter

I had a Dell 21.5" monitor, which was previously connected to a Windows PC via its DVI port, which has no problem with DDC/CI which allowed me to control brightness and Contrast of the attached ...
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Can you turn off or disable the display on an iMac?

I'd like to turn off my iMac display while connected to it via a remote desktop session. I'm using TeamViewer or LogMeIn, and unfortunately the screen stays on during those sessions when it really ...