Generally a visual screen used to display graphical or text output

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Does the new 12" MacBook (2015) allow for dual displays, or just display mirroring?

I have been unable to determine if the new 12" MacBook (the one with the USB-C port), when hooked up to an external monitor, will only mirror its retina display, or if it has the ability to use the ...
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Intentionally blur the screen on OS X?

Hey is there a tool that blurs my screen output in real time? It'd be perfect if it only blurred my external display but everything's fine. I am on El Capitan now
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Mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15" monitor daisychain

I recently bought 2 Dell U2715H monitors to use in a daisy chain configuration to save on thunderbolt port usage. Everything I read said it would work with my Macbook, but so far I have not had any ...
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Why external screen framerate is low with docking station?

I bought a dockstation that uses Displaylink technology through USB 3.0. I plugged a standard 1920x1080 external screen on it. Whatever I uses DVI or HDMI with this docking station, in both case, the ...
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Mac OS X repositions open windows upon logging back in from locked screen?

I have Mac OS X Yosemite, with a monitor attached to laptop (dual screen setup), monitor is primary screen, laptop 2ndary. Generally all windows on primary screen. System configured to lock after ...
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Why is 1280x800 the best resolution for my MacBook Pro Retina 13"?

When I go to display settings on my rMBP 13", it says that the "best for retina" resolution is 1280x800. But when I go to display settings on a 13" MacBook Air it says that the native resolution is ...
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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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External Display and Blurry Fonts on El Capitan

I am one of the many who have extremely blurry fonts on external displays connected to my 2014 MacBook Pro. The solution for me has always been to follow this guide which runs a ruby script and puts ...
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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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MacBook Retina 13'' external monitor resolution

I have a MacBook Pro retina 13'' late 2013 and I'm looking for an external monitor, probably 16:10 (resolution 1920x1200) or 16:9 (resolution 1920x1080). I would use the MacBook in clam shell, so the ...
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Using iPhone screen as a display monitor

Has anybody come across somebody using iPhone hardware (hacked, taken apart, disassembled) to use the iPhone screen as a display monitor?
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My MacBook Pro Retina freezes after connecting third external monitor

After installing MacOS X El Capitan I'm unable to use my computer with three external monitors, after I plug third one independent of port ordering computer freezes, everything was working for quite a ...
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How to tell total MacBook screen on time on battery?

I'd like to know the total screen-on time since I plugged off my MacBook from the charger, but apparently there are no easily found stats for it. Do I need an external app? I'm using MacBook Air 2015 ...
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Multiple Displays Crashes with El Capitan

My dad has a Mac Pro (2009 era) and runs 3 monitors hooked up with DisplayPort. They are not high-res and only about 24". Nothing that a Mac Pro should have any issues with. Everything worked well ...
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Macbook pro external display (while in clamshell mode) won't sleep all of a sudden

before, when I left my macbook pro alone for 15 minutes in clamshell mode the external display would go to sleep instead of putting on a screen saver. Now all of a sudden it goes into screen saver and ...
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Fonts in terminal not rendering properly

While in the same window, ALL the fonts do not properly render in the external monitor (only in the Terminal). Here you a small example of what I am facing:
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How do I put the dock on the top (external) monitor in a dual monitor setup? (El Capitan)

I have a dual monitor setup with a MacBook Pro (Retina) 13" and 24" external Dell monitor (via DVI). I am using the MBP as the bottom monitor of the setup, and want to be able to use it primarily for ...
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An undiagnosable screen fault (flickering/glitching)

I have been experiencing an intermittent screen flickering/glitching. The problem occurs where you use, or leave the laptop on for several hours, the problem then proceeds until you let the laptop ...
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Keynote no longer goes into Presenter Notes mode automatically

My Keynote presentation setup used to work like this: My Macbook and the the projector are set to mirror one another. When I press Play in Keynote, Keynote used to split the presentation with the ...
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Thunderbird not being scaled properly on Retina display when an external display is also connected

If I use Thunderbird with only the Retina screen of my MBP it's fine. However, if I connect my MBP to an external display with normal resolution, then Thunderbird won't scale properly according to ...
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Can I read one pdf document on two ipads each showing a facing page?

I would like to be able to read a 60 page pdf on 2 ipads that will display facing pages. (one page per ipad) Pages should turn like a book as if both ipads are the facing pages of a book.
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Why is “auto adjust brightness” washing out my retina display on El Capitan?

When I check and uncheck this System Preference "Automatically adjust brightness", my display gets slightly washed out instead of brighter or darker. It seems to be adjusting the gamma and the grays ...
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Split Screen with certain applications: Does it only work on the primary display?

I'm running El Capitan with two displays. I am trying split screen and it works fine for all applications on the primary screen (when enabling that each screen has their own spaces), but for some ...
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How to turn external display on and off (keyboard shortcut)?

I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and I want control the external monitor. With CMD + F1 you can switch between sync and extended mode. How can I disable the external screen and at some point enable it ...
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Resize display in display arrangement / actual size instead of resolution

I use a Full HD 24" external display besides my 15" MacBook Pro Retina, on which I use the option for most screen estate regarding the Retina display. In the display arrangement screen, the MacBook ...
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Elgato 2 thunderbolt with two Dell U2414H

I'm using an elgato dock (with one HDMI output and a display port output). I have a Mid 2012 13' MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite (10.10.4)and I'm having trouble connecting both displays at once. ...
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MBP 2010 no longer shows native resolution with LG Ultrawide (2560x1080) over miniDP

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) and an LG 25UM64-S Ultrawide monitor. For 2+ years I had the Ultrawide connected by mini-displayport and got the full/native resolution of 2560x1080. But ...
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How do I investigate my graphics card problem further?

I'm relatively new to OS X and I'm loving it. I've got a MBPr (15″ Late 2013 2.6HGz Core i7 Yosemite 10.10.5 16 GB 1600MHz DDR4 GT 750M, 2GB) that has been serving me brilliantly except for a very odd ...
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Mac Book Pro Retina Failed to Connect External Monitor via HDMI port with Intel Iris

I want to connect my MBP 2015 to my external monitor http://www.asus.com/Monitors/VS239H/ through HDMI port. I found out that by using AMD Radeon, my MBP's battery is draining fast and the fan is ...
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Display's native resolution not registering properly

I've got an HP monitor (specs here) that is supposed to display natively in 1080p. I've used it for years in this setup no problem. Last night I upgraded my Mini to a newer model, and when it was ...
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Why does Mac OS X turn off monitor #2 when an application is maximized on monitor #1?

I am running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 on a Mac Mini system with two monitors. When I maximize an application on monitor 'A', monitor 'B' then goes black while that application maximizes to fill 'A'. Why ...
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How do I connect an external display to my Macbook Pro?

I have a Macbook Pro (Late 2013). I'm trying to mirror the display on a LG M2035A. The monitor accepts VGA input. The monitor comes with a VGA cable. So, I purchased a HDMI to VGA converter, to ...
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Screen dims then gets bright randomly on Mac Pro Mavericks

The trouble is that both displays randomly dim to black then fade back up to normal. The intensity, pattern, and frequency of these events are all random. I've read comments on how to turn off ...
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using mac book pro (mid 2010) as monitor for a DVR

I recently bought a DVR and set of security cameras. The DVR has a VGA port and an HDMI port. I connected my MBP to the DVR VGA port using a Mini Display port adapter. However, I do not see the DVR ...
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Can I move my Dock to the left side of my right monitor?

I have set up a two-monitor display, with my laptop on the left and my main screen on the right. I like having the Dock on the left side, but it's on the left of the left monitor, and as such it's too ...
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2 monitors and 2 HD tv form late 2013 MacPro - can this be done?

I have 2 x 28" LED monitors connected to my late 2013 6 core MacPro (the back bin shape) by HDMI from monitors to mini display ports in the back of the Macpro which work great - But I want to add a ...
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How to disable unused, but connected external display automatically in OSX without unplugging HDMI

I have multiple machines connected to my external monitor. As I understand it, HDMI has some smarts to let my MBP know its current state. What I want: I want my MBP machine to recognise when my ...
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Keep computer running but turn display off. Is it possible?

I have a Mac mini running Yosemite 10.10.4. (How) Can I have the computer compute with the screen turned off? Currently it seems that when I turn off the screen, the computer goes to sleep. In ...
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When using Keynote on an external display and turning off mirroring, my desktop disappears

I want to be able to use Presenter Display on my laptop when it is connected to an LCD projector. When I turn off mirroring in display preferences, my desktop disappears and there is no way to start ...
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Connecting dual 27" Apple thunderbolt displays to PC

I have two of the Apple 27" thunderbolt displays, and a Dell M3800 laptop running Windows 7. The laptop has a thunderbolt port, and can run one of the Apple displays just fine. When I daisy chain ...
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How to prevent MacBook Pro from sleeping with turned off external display?

I have two displays connected to my MacBook Pro Retina 2015, running 10.10. It is connected to power, so it will not sleep once I close the lid. However, if I am doing long during calculations over ...
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Relocate dock when external monitor is attached

On my MacBook's screen the dock should be in the middle and as soon as I connect my monitor the dock should be on the left side of the screen. How would one accomplish this?
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How bad is it when the fan is running?

I have an early 2013 MBPr. Most of the time the stuff I do (some Eclipse development) is lightweight enough to keep the machine without running the fan and sticking to the integrated graphics. I might ...
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OS X / MacBook Ghosting

For quite some time, I've noticed that when returning to the login screen, applications that I've had open recently are "ghosted" on to the screen. Sort of like monitor burn in back in the old ...
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Retina scaling and video playback

I am using an early 2013 rMBP for video review prior to editing on a desktop. The clips that I am working with are 2.7k (which fits natively into the rMBP's 2880x1800) and 4k UHD (which does not). I ...
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How to use an old iMac as an external display for a MacBook via wifi?

There have been several questions how to connect a (new) MacBook to an (old) iMac so the latter will work as a second, bigger display for the former, but all were assuming a hardware connection, i.e. ...
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Can 2013 MacBook Air output to 2560x1080?

I recently purchased a 21:9 LG monitor (model 29UM57) and I'm having difficulty getting my 2013 MBA to output to 2560x1080, which is the monitor's resolution. My max resolution is 1080p. I purchased ...
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How to fix the iPad home screen being dark purple?

My iPad Mini's home screen is really dark and I think it's because of something I have done. I have removed emoji keyboard as I thought that was causing it but the darkness still remains.
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MBP15-mid2102 External Monitor framerate/resolution

I'm looking for an external Monitor for my MBP15 mid2012 (GeForce GT 650M, 1 GB). I'm looking for high resolution 2560 x 1440 minimum / high framerate (60 Hz minimum) - and it should also work under ...
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How to get native resolution on Macbook Air external monitor?

I am using an Asus external monitor with 1600 x 900 native resolution connected to my Macbook Air (Yosemite) using a mini display port to VGA adapter. When I try to set the display resolution in ...