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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 ...
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MacBook Air display to external projector

I have a new 2012 MacBook Air (just a week old). Today I tried to connect to an external LCD projector, using a mini-DisplayPort-to-VGA adaptor, to project my slides. Something went wrong and I was ...
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Need help to install software on a Mac Mini I have one Macbook

Recently I purchased a Mac Mini base model and need to access several CD to install software (for a Dell S2230MX monitor and the wireless router) As is known by some, the Mac Mini does not come with ...
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iMac has white screen, runs fine otherwise

Working in Xcode as usual, suddenly the entire display goes white. I have a second monitor hooked up for non-Xcode things, so I managed to fish the System Preferences window out of the iMac display ...
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Macbook pro checkered display, safeboot works

My Mid-2010 Macbook gone wild since morning. I was running snowleopard but has Lion (dual boot). The recent changes I've done today is, installed trial version of AirParrot app and tried to use ...
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After upgrading Mac mini to Mountain Lion, the display is not working

I had my Mac mini connected to a TV using VGA (with the mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter) running fine. After upgrading to Mountain Lion it simply doesn't work anymore. I wasn't using any software ...
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Stripes & checkerboard pattern on MacBook Pro monitor

I am trying to fix a MacBook Pro (one of the earliest Intel processor models) that spontaneously gets into a state where stripes would appear in a checkerboard pattern all over the display. Please see ...
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MacBook unplugged from external monitor thinks it's still the Secondary Desktop

I've got a MacBook Pro 13" with Lion plugged into an external VGA monitor. Often, when I unplug its video dongle deal, the MacBook doesn't realize the other monitor is gone. It continues to believe ...
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How to fix a Macbook that does not always draw its internal screen after waking from sleep and having unplugged external display while asleep?

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro (Retina) which I mostly use on my desk. The computer is "docked" via a Thunderbolt display, and additionally a third-party DVI display, which I have hooked up via an Apple ...
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Mac Mini Video out

I recently aquired a Mac Mini 1.42ghz but I get no video out. It chimes on and everything but nothing on the monitor. optical drive seems t work
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Can I configure the relative brightness level that auto-adjust will set?

I enjoy the Mac OS X brightness auto-adjustment on my MacBook Air, but I would usually prefer the screen dimmer than the level it decides on. This would also conserve some charge. I don’t suppose ...
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How can I save a vertical (not horizontal) multiple display arrangement?

I have two displays. Mac OS X frequently "forgets" the digital arrangement of the monitors and defaults them to a horizontal side-by-side arrangement. This does not correspond to the physical ...
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Monitor not displaying color red. Is this the monitor or some setup I'm missing?

I've plugged the monitor into both an iMac 2006 and a MacBook 2008. Red shows up as black. I've set up the monitor in System Preferences and on the monitor itself. The color red simply shows as black. ...
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Second Monitor Not Detecting Proper Resolution

I have 2x 30 Inch Monitors, a U3011 and a WFP3007WFPHC. They are both capable of displaying 2560x1600. The WFP3007 only has a dual-dvi input so I purchased a mini-displayport to dual-dvi adapter. ...
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Lion's Display Calibrator Assistant is missing calibration images

I'm trying to use the Display Calibrator Assistant in OS X Lion (10.7.4) with my Samsung 2494HM HDMI monitor, but the assistant appears to be missing some reference calibration images: ...
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iMac - Install XP Can't Set Primary Display on the Second Monitor

I installed XP SP3 in iMac 17 inch (Late 2006), also installed all drivers from BootCamp 2.0 drivers bundle, all works fine. The question is, I have two displays, and the video card of this iMAc is ...
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MacBook Pro with retina display external monitor connections

Is it possible to connect two external monitors to a Retina MacBook Pro without using Thunderbolt displays? For example, one connected with HDMI and another using Apple's DVI connector and also use ...
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What is required for HiDPI mode?

I followed the directions in this question. I've checked "Enable HiDPI display modes" in Quartz Debug, and I've rebooted and logged in again, but no HiDPI modes appear. I've rerun Quartz Debug and ...
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Which resolutions does the Retina MacBook Pro support, and how?

The new Retina MacBook Pro has an astounding 2880x1800 pixels. Naturally, the "native" double-detail resolution is 1440x900. But what other resolutions can be used? And how crisp are they? (Are they ...
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What displays are capable of displaying full resolution from the new MacBook Pro with retina display?

What displays are capable of displaying 2880 by 1800 pixels from the new MacBook Pro with Retina display? The current Apple Thunderbolt Display is only capable of 2560 by 1440 pixels.
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When using an second monitor, is it possible to move the cursor off both sides of the screen?

For example, I have a MBP connected to an external monitor. I use both screens but hate the fact that I have to go all the way to the left side of the external monitor (which is huge) in order to go ...
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Blurry/aliased text on external LCD in Lion

I have an external LCD hooked up to my MacBook Pro 5,5 running Lion. I have major aliasing on the external monitor in every application. Using the commonly recommended defaults -currentHost write ...
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Energy saver: do the battery settings apply during charging?

I have my Macbook pro 17 (early 2011, OSX 10.6.8) set to turn off the display at 30 minutes on AC, and 10 minutes on battery. I've noticed recently that if the battery is charging (the little battery ...
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Connect two 30“ ACD on a 17” MacBook Pro (early 2011)

My setup is a 30" Cinema Display (2560x1600, DVI) from around 2007, and a 17-inch, Early 2011 Macbook Pro. I'm wondering if I can add a second external monitor via a USB adaptor or any other solution. ...
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MacBook Pro 15" 2011 display problem at loading

I have a problem with my display, at loading time I can't see Apple logo and when I press option bottom to change the booting device I can not see any thing except a dark screen and my Mac comes out ...
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Display failure after waking up from standby

for some days I am experiencing a very strange behavior when my MacBook Air (newest generation) wakes up from the standby modus. Instead of the login view there are just many white and black lines ...
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Display problem after installing Win 7 on Macbook Pro 15 (2011)

After installing Win 7 on my macbook via BootCamp I get a black screen on booting my macbook. And the brightness is very low on Win 7 I cannot see any thing on Windows. But On mac all thing is fine ...
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iMac display has discolored tan lines

I have a 24 inch, mid-2007 iMac purchased used. I don't know the original owner and it's out of warranty. On the display is a series of tan or yellowish horizontal lines - all an approximate inch ...
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MBAir 13" 2011 blinks after open lid

I have a 2011 MBA (13", 10.7.2, 256 GB). Very often, when I open the lid (and the MacBook is sleeping) the system freezes for 2-3 seconds, then the display blinks; after that, the system waits 1-2 ...
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Macbook Air backlight occasionally powering off

Started a few months ago, and it's definitely not to do with sleep mode as I've checked but my MBA will drop the backlight then shut the screen off completely. Never had anything spilt on it, seems to ...
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Problems with color consistency on Apple Thunderbolt Display

When I got my 27" thunderbolt display, set it up with my 2011 lion MBP was working as it should, my desktop backgrounds was being shared or extended across the displays, when I hit mission control I ...
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Cursor as full screen crosshairs

I have a 27" iMac running Snow Leopard. In a wide range of applications I often need to use a straight edge to compare different values on charts, even sometimes charts generated by different ...
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Is there a display screen with a Thunderbolt interface that is not made by Apple?

Any suggestion for a non-Apple monitor to connect to MBA (mid-2011)? The display has to reach the same resolution without flickering. Does a non-Apple Thunderbolt display exist?
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Is it possible to “window” fullscreen games?

Is it possible to force an OpenGL app into a window instead of fullscreen canvas? I'm using two displays and would like to use the other, while playing a game on one display. Since fullscreen makes ...
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Preview zooms view when moving document from laptop screen to external monitor

In Preview, when I drag a PDF document from my laptop screen to an external monitor, Preview zooms in the view by a large amount--enough that I have to click the "minus" button a couple of times to ...
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Can't get VGA output to work with MacBookPro5,3 OS X 10.6.8

I have a ~2009 MacBook Pro (model MacBookPro5,3) with OS X 10.6.8. I'm trying to use a Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter to connect to an external monitor. I've tried two different monitors and ...
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Specification of mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro LCD panel?

I've been enjoying my mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro for almost two years now, and am quite satisfied. However, I never knew what the computer's display's exact specifications are (other than it is LED ...
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How would I make a keyboard shortcut to *maximize* the current window?

I love using the keyboard in Windows. It's an integrated part of the OS, and it feels like it; nearly every mouse action has a keyboard equivalent. However, as I am starting to use Macs more and ...
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Can I turn off the screen with a keyboard shortcut?

One of the first customizations I make in Windows is to install WinBubble, an awesome piece of software that lets me add an option the the right-click menu of the desktop: 'Turn Off Monitor.' It's ...
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Which Macs support HDCP on their built-in / native displays?

Which Macs, both desktop and portable, support HDCP on their native displays? The web is awash with information on connected displays, and which support it, don't support it, and stories of people who ...
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External monitor usually not working on MBP

I am connecting an external monitor to a MBP with a MiniDP-DVI adapter to which I connect a DVI cable going to a monitor. The monitor usually doesn't wake up from sleep. I have been unable to use the ...
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What are the wireless display options for MacBook Air?

Are there any viable Wireless display solutions for MacBook Air (with Thunderbolt port). I know I can connect to HDMI-compatible TV or Monitor using cables and convertors. Is there any way I can avoid ...
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iPad 3 max framerate

Has anyone tried to test the maximum frame rate one an iPad 3 connected to a 120Hz screen for example? I would like to know if it's possible to achieve more than the 60fps using the any ...
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Are there any third party displays that have similar resolution and image quality to the Thunderbolt Display?

The cinema and thunderbolt displays are expensive. As such, I'm thinking about a third party display to attach to my MacBook. I currently have a Dell 24" monitor, but the color is waaaay off. The IT ...
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MacBook pro (Early 2011) display backlight won't turn on automatically after waking up from sleep

My 15" Macbook Pro (Early 2011) has always had a problem where when I open the lid to wake it from sleeping the backlight doesn't turn on. I can easily turn it on by changing the brightness, which ...
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Monitor Words Per Minute on the background?

I'm looking for an application that can run on the background and would monitor my average words per minute as I go about my day. At the end of the day (or week) I want to see a recap of my ...
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Do MacBook Pro displays degrade over time?

I work on MacBook Pro (15", mid 2010) pretty much every day for at least 8hrs. I remember my previous (non-Apple) laptops displays used to darken over time. Should I expect something similar happening ...