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My Macbook Pro (Early 2011) Keyboard and Touchpad are Unresponsive

So here's the situation. I have a Macbook Pro 8,1 (Early 2011, so non-Retina; this was just prior to that implementation, if I remember right) running El Capitan, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive. I've ...
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Set a Display colour profile via Terminal or AppleScript? (Macbook)

I would like to be able to change the display colour profile of my MacBook, with a view to writing a program that changes the loaded colour profile on a shortcut key-press, or automatically at certain ...
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Set custom resolution to external monitor

I've just bought for few euros an used pivot monitor. The problem is that if I rotate the monitor of 90° using display preferences I get black rows on top and on the bottom. I would like to know if ...
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CPU usage is too high with Yosemite and an external monitor

I use Yosemite 10.10.4 on my MacBook Pro (2012). I used to work with an external monitor: Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor. The issue is that, according to Activity Monitor, the kernel_task process ...
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Macbook air screen is too bright even on the lowest setting

Is there a tweak, hack, or piece of software that can adjust the brightness of the MacBook Air's screen below the settings that MacOS X allows by default? In low light the lowest brightness setting ...
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AppleScript : Dim brightness below factory setting

I want to dim the script below "0" on my iMac. Here is my current script, but this stick to OSX settings. try tell application "System Preferences" reveal anchor "displaysDisplayTab" of ...
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Can I use a USB to HDMI converter to set up 2 external monitors on my 2015 Macbook Air?

Can the Macbook Air (2015 model) power a second external monitor via it's USB port (using a USB to HDMI cable)? I would also need to connect an external keyboard and mouse, so I plan on getting a USB ...
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using iMac 2008 (display port) as external monitor with MacBook Pro 2013 (thunderbolt)

I am trying to connect a MacBook Pro 2013 to an iMac 2008. The latter is a 24 inch model and has no thunderbolt, just a Mini Display Port. Any idea how to connect the iMac to the MacBook Pro, to use ...
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How to use Mission Control with multiple monitors?

I'm using a MPBr + Yosemite with 2x 27" monitors. I also use parallels with Win8 for development. I'm hoping to have 2x 'spaces'. (I'm not sure if that's the best way to describe this). Each space ...
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Can I change the brightness on a secondary display?

I have a MBP with a secondary display. Is is possible to have the brightness keys (F1 & F2) change both the main display (laptop screen) and the secondary display (a VGA external monitor connected ...
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How do I stop my MacBook Pro from randomly freezing when trying to go to sleep?

My 2011 MacBook Pro has been having a problem occasionally where I put it to sleep, but it continues to run. Later when I go use it again, I realize that it was on the whole time (usually inside my ...
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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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How do I turn off laptop display when I have an external display?

I went through a similar question , but the answer was informing how to hide the monitor, but not how to disable it . I do not want any new windows to creep into the laptop display when the external ...
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Enabling System Preferences > Display’s „Retina scaling options“ on an external HiRes/HiDPI but Non-4K display (Dell U2515H)?

I just bought the 2560 x 1440 px @ 25 inch (117.5 dpi) Dell U2515H monitor and must say that I'm pretty pleased with the design and quality of the display. Excellent bang for the buck, very thin, ...
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Chrome (and other applications) not rendering on internal display

I recently connected my Macbook to an external display. After returning to my apartment, I tried to access my browser and the Mail application, but the windows are not rendering on the screen. I have ...
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alt tab on multi monitor setup to move mouse

When having a multi monitor desktop, we pin some applications to a monitor, and when switching between different apps with alt tat mouse still remains in its place and you have to drag it all the way ...
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4k at 3840 × 2160 will make everything small or will be scaled

I would like to buy a display 24'' or 27' for a Mac mini (late 2014) that could give me the same quality I have on a Macbook pro retina display. I had the chance to test an ultra-sharp 2560 x 1440 ...
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Macbook External Display no Signal

I use MBP 13" early 2011 and tried to connect with external moniter ACER X163w but the monitor displays a "no signal" error. I use official cable Display MiniDVI to VGA and run OS X 10.6.8. Might ...
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Some Applications Muted on Mac when External Displays Connected

For some reason, whenever I plug in my external displays to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), certain applications seem to mute themselves. My audio output is set on Internal Speakers. One ...
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How to mirror an application window in a second display?

Is there any way to mirror an application window onto a second display? Specific use case: I want to show a terminal window in a second screen (i.e. projector), while still working on that same ...
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How can I simulate security test that causes “Error 53” and makes Touch ID broken on iPhone 5s?

I have iPhone 5s A1533 with iOS 9.1. Touch ID seems to be original, but camera module was replaced. And there is non-zero possibility that screen was replaced too. So, if it was replaced in unofficial ...
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Terminal command to turn off mirroring options for displays in Mac?

Is there a terminal command to turn off the the option to "Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available" dialog box in the Displays section of System Preferences on Mac? This setting is found ...
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MacBookAir 2014 MiniDP to DP 2560x1440

Does anyone know if I can use the full resolution 2560x1440 of this DELL U2711 http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraSharp-U2711-27-inch-Widescreen/dp/B0039648BO With MacBookAir early 2014, using ...
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Macbook loses network connection when connecting external display

In the image below you can see the mtr output while connecting the screen, the red part is where the monitor is connected. The monitor works just fine and has no problems with other computers, it's ...
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Can I connect a 3440x1440 display to my late 2013 27" iMac?

Currently I'm running an external 27" 2560x1440 apple cinema display from the thunderbolt port. I have a second thunderbolt port, so I was wondering if it's possible to also use a thunderbolt enabled ...
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Splitting a mac desktop into smaller portions

Background I'm using a device called a DualHead2Go that lets me plug two external screens into an early gen Macbook Pro. This device basically presents the two screens to the mac as if they were one ...
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Ability to set even below the minimum brightness on iPad

In the night the lowest brightness setting on iPad (1st gen) is still too bright. Is it possible to set it even lower somehow? On iBooks it's possible but it works only on iBooks itself and not on ...
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How do I change the default font size for reading in Mail 6.0?

How do I change the default font size for reading the body of messages in Mail 6.0? I know that I can use ctrl++, but I want the reading pane to default the body of the message to a larger font ...
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Force external display refresh rate

I have a 27" screen which is connected to my mid-2012 MacBook Pro retina through a HDMI/DVI-D (HDMI on the MacBook Pro, DVI-D on the screen). Before I was using a adapter DisplayPort+USB/DVI-D and I ...
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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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How to mirror a Mac desktop to a larger Windows computer's screen?

I've a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 21-inch All-in-one Windows Computer. However, I haven't any HDMI or DisplayPort cable but Ethernet. I would like to transfer the Mac's desktop to the larger computer ...
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Login Screen Not Appearing on External Monitor in Clamshell Mode

When in clamshell mode, locked, and with display asleep, I expect to be able to wake the display and see the login screen on my external monitor by moving the mouse or typing. Instead, the screen ...
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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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Mac Mini 2011 - monitor wakes up messed up

I have an Mac Mini from 2011. Sometimes (I would say 80% of the time) when I wake up the monitors, after they've been sleeping, my main monitor (a Benq G2220HD 22″, connected via DVI → Mini ...
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How does one rotate iMac display using Yosemite?

With my Mid-2012 MBA running Mountain Lion, I have no issues at all in rotating my display after hitting display in preferences while holding cmd + option keys. However, I've run into a snag with my ...
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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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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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Scaling external display text & UI components

I have a late 2013 Retina Macbook Pro which drives a Dell P2815Q 28" 4K monitor (at 30Hz). What I would like is to have scaled UI components whilst retaining the resolution of the monitor, rather than ...
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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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Dell P2715Q Needs “Detect Displays” after MBPR 15" goes to sleep

So I have my new Dell P2715Q connected to a Thunderbolt port on my MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid-2015 using the supplied DisplayPort cable, in SST mode. When I plugged it in the first time, it worked ...
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Display preferences pane could not be loaded

I am running OS X 10.10.3 and I tried to rotate the internal display of my Macbook Pro using this rotation trick. After I selected the 180 degree rotation, the screen rotated properly but all the ...
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Replace or add graphic card on Macbook Pro

Is that possible to replace the existing graphic card of a Macbook Pro (Mid 2010, Mini DisplayPort, GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M) for a graphic card that could support 2 screen output? Or else is it ...
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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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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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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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Unable to use full resolution of P2416D

Dell P2416D (Vendor 10AC, Product A0C3) is 2560x1440, but my Mac OS X (on Macbook Pro Mid 2010 connected via Thunderbolt with Mini Display Port cable) doesn't have corresponding file in /System/...
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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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Stop Mavericks from opening apps on the second screen?

I have a MacBook Pro and connected an external display to it, so far, so great. However, Mavericks seems to insist on opening new applications on the secondary display, even if the currently active (...