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OSX Second monitor/display background

Is it possible to change the display default image on a second display connected to an Apple running OSX 10.6. ? I can see all the display options for the desktop, but the 2nd display has the Apple ...
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Secondary display with VGA connection resolution issue with Macbook Pro under Snow Leopard

I am on a MBP Early 2011, running Snow Leopard and am facing a strange issue. If I boot up my system and try to connect to my external display using the MDP->VGA adapter, System Settings won't show ...
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What is the difference between thunderbolt and displayport iMacs when used as monitors?

Somewhat confused by the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort compatibility rules, and the apple store people were unhelpful, so I ask here (maybe I should ask here first :) Hopefully we can come to a ...
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Comfortable typing on a MacBook Pro?

I love my macbook pro, I have the 17" version that came out several months ago. So I can take it with me wherever, at my desk, friend's place, on the couch.. and have a full development environment ...
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How do I troubleshoot a lockup that occurs when plugging in an external monitor?

Since installing Lion, nearly every time I plug my 13" MacBook Air into my 27" Dell display, the Mac locks up. (The mouse pointer stops moving.) I can't do anything except shut it down and reboot. ...
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I want a pop up notification when a file has certain info written to it

I have a server that my machine is connected to via AFP. On this server there is a file called 'TransferLog.txt'. While the server is doing it's work it adds to this file. When it finally writes ...
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Second monitor on iMac not working with Lion

I have a mid-2011 Thunderbolt 21.5" iMac. A secondary monitor is connected to the iMac with a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable (a single cable, not an adaptor and cable). When I was running Snow ...
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What is the MAX pixel estate I can get from a MBAir 2011 with multiple displays?

I intend to buy a MBAir 11 and need lots of pixels. the more I have the better. If I could have 4 30' screen I'd do it. Graphic performance is of absolutely no interest to me, as I only do ...
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27" iMac w/ Thunderbolt in Target Display Mode

The new Thunderbolt Display offers multiple USB ports, a FireWire 800 port, and a gigabit Ethernet port to computers hooked up to it all through one Thunderbolt cable, enabling, for example, a MacBook ...
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How to speed up screen refresh on MacPro + Bootcamp?

I'm a .Net developer running Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) on a 2010 MacPro (2.27Ghz/6GB RAM) using Bootcamp. Until about a month ago its been, imo, the ultimate dev workstation. However recently I've ...
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Mirror iPad 2 screen on Mac

I would like to know if there is a possibility to display the iPad 2 screen on my Mac? You know, silmilar to the Steve Jobs presentations. Thank you for your help.
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does the iphone do RGB sub-pixel rendering?

I've heard of RGB Sub-Pixel Rendering. I'm wondering does the IPhone 3 have this capability (or is it that each pixels are only 1 color) ? What about the IPhone 4?
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Terminal text size different when connected to external monitor

I have a Macbook Pro 15" running OS X 10.6.8. When not connected to an external monitor, launching Terminal looks like this. Note the width of the text (almost looks bold). When connected to my 24" ...
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Can I use a Mid 2011 27 inch iMac (Thunderbolt) as a display for a PC?

There are other questions on here that are similar, but I believe they relate to older models. If this is a dupe please close it though - I just want to find out if this can be done. I bought a 27 ...
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Why does the webcam on my Dell SX2210 go all green and purple?

I'm using an aluminium unibody MacBook (pre unibody 13" MacBook Pro) running 10.6.7 with a Dell SX2210 external monitor. The monitor has a built in webcam and USB hub. When I try to use the webcam ...
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2 Macs sharing Displays via Spaces or something else?

My partner and I work on iOS apps together, he's on one Mac and I'm on another. We often need to see each other's displays though and right now we have a monitor that we swap back and forth. When I ...
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Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter and Widescreen (FullHD) Monitor

Just got myself Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA to connect my early 2011 (pre Sandybridge/Thunderbolt) 15" MacBook Pro to Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM monitor. The monitor is currently connected to my PC ...
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MacBook Screen Does Not Work, External Monitor Does

Update 2012-03-19: I never figured out what the problem was because the screen started to work again after reinstalling OS X 10.6 for a second time. I sold the Mac on eBay a few months afterward (I ...
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When waking up my MacBook Pro, the external monitor unpredictably displays “snow flakes”

I can't seem to pinpoint a specific cause for this, but sometimes when I wake my MBP the external screen gets fuzzy, like a TV with no reception, but I can faintly see my desktop behind the noise. If ...
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How to fix a MacBook Pro display that turns off?

I have a 12 month old MacBook Pro, and just over the last 3 weeks or so, the screens (one additional screen) just turns off and I cannot get it back on again. I have to restart to turn the screen ...
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Control iMac and LED Cinema Display Brightness Simultaneously

I have a iMac 27'' and a LED Cinema Display 27'' connected to it. And I've noticed that to be able to control brightness I need to open the Display.prefPanel and modify the brightness of the displays ...
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Macbook Pro external monitor maxes out at 1360x768

I have a 13" MBP with a mini DP to VGA. I have it hooked up to my new Samsung 23" display that has a max resolution of 1920x1080, but it seems that I can't pick a resolution higher than 1360x768. The ...
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Why is my Macbook pro's screen better than my Desktop Monitor?

This is probably a calibration issue, but why is it that my Mac doesn't need any kind of monitor calibration but my desktop's monitor do? Well, I actually really want to get a monitor, so I am ...
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Strange font behavior with external monitors on MacBook

I have noticed some strange behavior when using an external monitor with my MacBook and DejaVu Sans Mono (or Panic Sans) with Terminal.app and TextMate. If I launch these programs prior to plugging ...
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Unable to display 1920x1080 on a 1080 monitor

I have a Macbook Pro 15" i5, and I'm connecting it to a Samsung 40" 1080p monitor. Previously, it displayed a 1920x1080 resolution just fine, but then I accidentally changed something in the OSX ...
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Macbook Pro 15" bad hissing sounds when connecting external monitor and external speakers

i'm using a Macbook pro 15" i5 and I'm hearing bad statics sounds when connecting my external speaker while connecting an external monitor through the vga displayport. The static sounds that come out ...
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Is there a way to turn off an external Apple Cinema Display remotely and continue to use the computer?

Here's the situation: I often access my Mac Pro remotely using Screen Sharing and sometimes TeamViewer. The problem is that when I do this, everything I'm doing can be seen by those near the physical ...
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MacBook Pro, external display black screen with 1680x1050

I have bought a new monitor Samsung SyncMaster 2243. I have been using it normally on windows with 1680x1050 resolution for almost a year now. I tried to connect it to my MacBook Pro via VGA to Mini ...
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MacBook Pro is not turning on monitor

When I turn on my MacBook Pro it starts with a sound of checking CD inside and the case light detector turns on as usual, and ventilators starts to run, but monitor is still switched off. At the ...
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Trigger 'Gather Windows' programmatically (or other quick way)

I'm trying to make myself a little script that I can run on the fly that gathers all my open windows onto the main display. I think a good starting place would be to be able to trigger Gather Windows ...
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MacBook not detecting external display

I have an old MacBook 1.1 and since I upgraded to Mac OS X 10.6 it does not seem to connect to my external Monitor or TV. I'm using the Mini-DVI to VGA adapter. I've tried using detect displays and ...
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How can I adjust the apparent color temperature of my display in OS X?

I really like f.lux, which is an app that automatically adjusts the display's apparent color temperature according to the time of day and location (so that the temperature is in sync with Sun). How ...
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iMac Display Replacment

I have a 2007 iMac 24inch, and I’m starting to notice the display is giving out (very opaque lines across a section of the screen, which sometimes do not appear. It is the display though, as I ...
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Third monitor on a 2008 iMac

I currently have a 20-inch Early 2008 iMac (iMac8,1), with the iMac display and an external LG display. The graphics chip is an ATI Radeon HD 2400, which, as far as I can tell from the specs, only ...
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Connect older Mac Pro (DVI) to newer Apple Display (Mini DisplayPort)

I have an older Mac Pro with two DVI outputs. I have access to an Apple Display that has a Mini DisplayPort connector, which I'd like to use as a second monitor. Is there an adapter out there that ...
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What am I going to do with an iMac 27 inch's display 3, 4 years from now?

I want to buy a 27 inch iMac, but the monitor cannot be re-used... it cannot be hooked up to any KVM (Keyboard / Video / Mouse) switch to be used with a PC too... Also, 3, 4 years down the road, I ...
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Image quality of various Apple cinema displays

I have concluded that my office is in sore need of a new display and have decided to take the hit for one of apple's refurbished displays. The most important thing for me is similar pixels/square ...
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How can I make preferences boxes open in correct display with SecondBar?

I've just started using SecondBar to provide a menubar for applications that I display in an external monitor. It's a big help, except for one thing: dialog boxes (like Apple Menu -> System ...
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Is it possible to use MacBook Pro with 3 monitors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac book pro - can I plug two external monitors in? I do have a MacBook Pro (2010) and I would like to use it with 3 monitors: the internal LCD and two monitors using ...
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How can I tell when Turbo Boost is active on my MacBook?

I have one of the core i7 MacBooks, and I'm wondering if there is a way to see when Turbo Boost is active (other than the fact that the laptop gets really hot and the fan kicks on). I use iStat to ...
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Mac Mini won't boot. Is it the monitor or the Mac?

I just bought an old Mac Mini to start developing for iOS. The Mac Mini has a DVI port, so I connected it to my Dell 24" display which has a DVI connection. But it appears that my Mac wont boot. I ...
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Use hdmi equipped TV/projector as a Mac monitor

I have a TV with hdmi inputs, and I have an old Mac Book Pro with DVI output, and I'm going to buy a new Mac Book Pro which has mini DVI output. When I want to use TV/projector with hdmi inputs as an ...
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How do I change my display settings if I can't see my screen?

I have a macbook in clamshell mode that's plugged into an HDTV for display output. Yesterday, I changed my display settings via the System Preferences. However, I inadvertently picked a setting that ...
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Why does my WLAN stop working when I plug in my HDTV?

I'm facing a strange problem where my WLAN suddenly stops working the moment I plug in my HDTV into my MacBook 13" (mid-2010) using an HDMI to DisplayPort adapter. Any idea why this is happening?
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Displays won't stay off when I put them to sleep

when I press Shift + Control + Eject the displays go blank for a second, then they turn on again. There's no way I can get them off permanently. I also don't want the computer to sleep as I leave it ...
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Is there any way to output to two 1920x1200 external monitors with any of MacBook Pro or Air?

I understand that you can output to one 1920x1200 monitor while still using the laptop's screen, and one 2560x1600 monitor using the dual-DVI adapter. But can you output to two external 1920x1200 ...
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25+ inch monitor (Macbook Pro and Windows laptop)

I have a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop and now I have a shiny new Macbook pro to go with it. I want to build a workstation where both share the same monitor. Since I code, I want a fairly large monitor ...
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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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Can I use my iMac as a display with my MacBook?

Is it possible to attach my MacBook to my iMac and use the iMac as a display? What cable/connector would I need? EDIT: I have the newest MacBook and a Late 2009 21.5" iMac.
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Mac display won't turn on

I have an Apple HD display that has been in our IT depart for a few months now. It was working fine until recently (the past month or two). I can turn it on and it will work for a few days, but then ...