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Turning off ambient light control?

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac. I have realized that the screen brightness adjusts depending on the ambient light. When the sun hides behind the clouds, and the room gets darker, the brightness decreases. ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15 connecting a 4k monitor

Just got a new MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 15). I have an Acer 4k-monitor which I'm looking to connect to the MacBook but I can't figure out how. The Apple website and FAQ's weren't helpful. I want ...
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Auto-changing focus with dual monitors

I just setup dual monitors for my Mac and keep accidentally typing into an app in monitor 1 after I've moved my mouse to an app in monitor 2. I can't be the only one who runs into this with dual ...
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Which adapter to get in order to use Dell U2515H with Thunderbolt port?

I have MacBook Pro (late 2013) and I'm considering getting Dell U2515H QHD monitor. The MBP has two Thunderbolt ports. The monitor supports DisplayPort and DisplayPort 1.2. Which adapter I need to ...
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Wireless Display Adaptor not detected by MacBook Air

I am trying to display my MacBook Air screen on a TV screen, using a Wireless Display Adaptor. The TV is not an Apple TV. Although the Display dialogue under System Preferences show the option to ...
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Can I use a retina display at actual pixel size?

Unfortunately I just learned that Apple is has already discontinued the 17" MBP and Apple marketing has this quote: But if you’re looking for a reason why Apple offed the 17-inch now, you need go ...
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Desktop backgrounds keep switching position

I've had a problem with my Mac Pro since I first bought it. I have a setup with six 1920x1080 screens (3 screens wide, 2 screens high). I've processed some nice (large) photos, so I could set them on ...
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How many external monitors does the iMac 27" with 5k display support?

Specs indicate just 1. Has anyone connected more than 1 monitor successfully? How many can you connect in total?
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Should I upgrade my Mid 2009 MBP 15 2.8 to MBPr 13?

I code on eclipse and XCode on my Mid 2009 MBP 15 inch 2.8 ghz works very good. (very good = acceptable compile times and almost no occasional freezes. You don't get because of the slowness ...
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How can I set an external display (monitor) as the primary one?

Currently the MacBook's display works as primary, so every application I open gets open on the 13" and I have to drag it to the 24". I also don't have access to the dock on my 24". Is is possible to ...
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Use iPhone on external screen with multi-touch

Best thing about the iPhone is that it fits into my pocket which makes it easy to take everywhere. But from time to time, it would be convenient to view content on a bigger, tablet sized screen. ...
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Can't change displays refresh rate

I'm using OS X 10.8.3 and I want to change the refresh rate of my display, but I can't. When I go to System Preferences-> Displays, I have two options for resolution: Best for Display and Scaled. ...
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OS X - Make all screens combined

Is there any way to make all screens connected to Mac function as one, so full screen apps (like iTunes Visualizer) can extend over all monitors? Thanks!
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Can I invert my Mac screen colors without affecting an ext display?

I want to connect an external display to my MBPro running 10.11.2 for hosting karaoke. I want to invert my Mac display without inverting the external display. I had planned to avoid video mirroring ...
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iMac will not boot up with built-in LCD connected, but will boot without it

When I press the power button on my iMac (Early 2008 24" A1225 EMC2211 MB325LL/A) it begins to start up, but halfway through the start chime it loses all power and needs to be unplugged before the ...
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How to put a Mac to sleep after display disconnect using AppleScript?

I would like to solve the issue from this question, namely, after disconnecting a Cinema display from a clamshell MacBook I would like to let the MacBook go to sleep without opening and closing the ...
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Gray screen when booting mac on external monitor

I've run into a problem while booting my MacBookPro (from 2014). When I restart the computer without any monitor attached, I hear the chime, but the screen on my laptop screen stays black. I usually ...
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3 Monitors in a row and I want the dock in the middle

I have an iMac 27 inch with a 22 inch monitor to the left and a 23 inch monitor to the right. I want the dock to be in the middle and want all monitors to be arranged from left to right. I keep my ...
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Allow mouse to cross displays that are not touching in Arrangement

I have the following display arrangement: The reason there is a gap between the top 2 displays is so that my mouse cursor lines up correctly (or as close as possible) when going from the ...
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Thunderbolt vs DisplayPort

I have a Mid 2015 15" Retina MBP and two external 4k monitors. Both monitors work when plugged into the HDMI port, but I can't get the second monitor to work via the display port, and need clarity. I ...
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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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Connecting external display turns MacBook screen black

For years, connecting to external monitors on my MBP 9,2 (10.10.4) worked just fine (except the occasional crash). Until yesterday, where I had three crashes in quick succession. Now when the display ...
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Switch to Target Display Mode without keyboard

Here's my setup: MacBook --> Thunderbolt Display --> iMac 27" The MacBook is the primary computer I want to use; the iMac is the (tertiary) display. This all works just fine. The problem is, when ...
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How can I stop my retina display from taking 2x sized screenshots?

I recently got a retina display MacBook, and all my screenshots (via ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+3 or ⌘ CMD+⇧ SHIFT+4) end up being twice the size compared to how they appear on-screen. How can I stop this from ...
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How to toggle Target Display Mode on iMac using a non-mac wired keyboard? [duplicate]

I have a new Late 2013 rMBP and a Mid 2011 iMac. I want to use the iMac in Target Display Mode so I can operate it as a second monitor for the laptop. I have two questions: I can easily turn on TDM ...
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MacBook Pro Screen Flickering when using HDMI to VGA adapter to connect to external monitor

My MacBook Pro 2014 keeps flickering when I plug in a HDMI to VGA converter to it. I am using HDMI to plug in the HDMI to VGA converter (which is plugged in to my monitor). The screen is just black ...
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How can I set Windows 10 brightness above maximum?

Let's get this out of the way first: I'm aware of adaptive brightness and I have it turned OFF. Yes, it works and it's cool, but I notice that when I first boot into Windows, it's super bright. ...
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Will upcoming Skylake based MacBooks support 5k displays?

Details about Intel's upcoming Skylake processors indicates that they support DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3, but not DisplayPort 1.3 or DisplayPort 1.2a. Does Thunderbolt 3 support an external 5k ...
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Ultra HD monitor with Macbook pro 13 mid 2014

I have an Macbook pro 13 mid 2014. I want to connect an UHD monitor(3840x2160) and run it at 60Hz. My thunderbolt's specs says that it can perform at 20 Gb/s. My question: is it enough to run ...
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Is there a way to mirror to HDMI display on FileVault login screen?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina & Mavericks, with FileVault 2 enabled. I also mirror to an HDMI display, but it doesn't show anything on FileVault 2 login. This is an issue, because I'd like to get a ...
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Specific hotkey instead of any key to wake monitor?

I'd like the monitor on my Mac to stay asleep unless I specifically choose to wake it, but it wakes when any key is pressed. This is a problem because I use a remote that triggers hotkeys to do all ...
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How do I disable/enable an external monitor from terminal

I run two external monitors + my MBP display in OSX Yosemite. My middle external monitor is also connected to my PC. The monitor will automatically switch to an active input, so for example if my ...
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Only display on Thunderbolt works. Camera, audio and USB ports do not

Very similar problem as this question, only the display itself is working on the thunderbolt monitor (I only have one, unlike the linked question which had two) with a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, ...
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Display Color Settings Button is missing

So I've changed the color temperature with a beamer connected to my MacBook, because it looked really weird with the default settings. Back home I connected my "usual" external monitor and now the ...
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Set 16x9 resolution on Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro Early 2015 model, running Mac OS X El Capitan, which has a "Retina" screen on it. The display isn't 16x9, but I need to force it to be 16x9 for recording purposes. What is the ...
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5k iMac with 2 34 inch monitors

I have a 34 inch iMac 5k (late 2015), configured with the top specs: I'm currently running a 34 inch 3440x1440 monitor linked via thunderbolt. I recently ordered a second one. I've googled around ...
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HDMI & VGA issues with MacBook Pro Retina & Acer Monitor

I'm having a very strange issue. I inherited an Acer monitor from a friend that is full HD, 1080p. Good monitor overall. When connecting ONLY an HDMI cable from my Mac to the monitor, I get no signal. ...
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iMac 5K + 2 4K displays + 1 21:9 display

I'm planning to buy the 5K iMac in the 4GHz i7 + M395X configuration. I will later add 16 GB (or maybe 32 GB) RAM but I will buy the 8 GB model. Since I need a ton of space I'm planning to add 2 4K ...
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2009 iMac as 2nd Monitor – Can't adjust brightness

I am trying to use my 2009 iMac 27" as a second display for my 2013 MBPr 15" (both running El Capitan). I have connected the two with a thunderbolt cable and everything is working fine except one ...
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Can't plot with gnuplot on my Mac

I am trying to plot with gnuplot on my Mac (OS X 10.8.5). I have installed X11 and XQuartz 2.7.4 and after that I installed gnuplot, but unfortunately gnuplot couldn't plot. Simple plots like the ...
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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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Can I use my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) with 4k (3840x2160) LG 40" ub800t TV @ 60Hz refresh rate?

As the TV only has HDMI 2.0 ports, I am considering to buy a thunderbolt to HDMI 2.0 adapter. but I want to know that whether this combination will give me the 60Hz refresh rate at 4k resolution.
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Can Dual Link DVI do 4K at 60Hz?

I've got a 4K monitor attached via Dual Link DVI. It does 4K, but only at 30Hz. It does 60 Hz up to 2560x1440; anything above that is 30Hz. Is that a limitation of DVI?
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HDMI to VGA with USB-C VGA adaptor on 2015 Retina Macbook

I have one of the new Macbooks on the way and have also bought the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI to go with it. If I want to get VGA with this adaptor, rather than buying the ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch late 2011 flickering screen

I have some problems with the screen of my laptop MacBook Pro 13inch from late 2011. I never had problems with my screen before but suddenly the screen began to flicker. I have encountered that it ...
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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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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt

I just bought a new late 2013 iMac and a new late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. Also bought an Apple thunderbolt cable. Pressing CMD+F2 (enabling Apples "Target Display Mode") on my iMac lets me use the ...
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Turn display off and leave MacBook Pro running

I run some iMacro scripts through Firefox every so often on my MacBook Pro and I like to turn my display off while they're running. I've been accomplishing this for the past year with the following ...
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Lock Mac mini but keep secondary display running

I am configuring a dashboard on a TV display to show latest sales stats, etc. and am running this off our existing build 'server', a Mac mini. The Mac mini is connected to a standard monitor and a TV ...
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How to set external display as the main one with MacBook Pro?

Someone gives me old macbook with broken screen model white 7.1. i get this mac as my computer i use it for study programming. as monitor i use external monitor AOC 1080p. for connecting i use mini ...