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15" MacBook Pro Thunderbolt Display Flickering - Firmware Updates?

I've had my 15" 2011 MacBook Pro for about 6 months now, and I picked up a VGA adapter for it a few weeks ago. (Thunderbolt -> VGA) I have the laptop in clamshell mode running an Acer monitor, and ...
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Two external displays without Thunderbolt

I need to buy a new laptop (Mac) for work and the top priority for me is having at least two displays. Unfortunately, due to budget limitations I cannot buy Apple Thunderbolt Displays. Now, and ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't detect external display after Lion upgrade

Asking on behalf of a friend. His 2011 MacBook Pro (no Thunderbolt) was running Snow Leopard and was being connected to a Dell monitor in the standard way. He upgraded to Lion and now the MacBook ...
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Can I use a MacBook Air and a Mac mini with a single Thunderbolt Display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: does thunderbolt support connecting multiple computers to a monitor Does anyone have any up-to-date information on using a single Thunderbolt display with two Macs? An ...
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Best input to connect a monitor to a Macbook Pro

I just bought a 24" monitor (asus pa246q) with dvi/hdmi/displayport inputs. I am wondering which is the best input I should use to connect a MacBook Pro 15" (late 2010). Someone suggested me HDMI, but ...
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How can I turn off a Mac's display without sleeping the Mac itself? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep? I have an iMac, and sometimes I want to play some music over night, without the ...
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Is there a way to Split one 42 Inch TV into Multiple Displays or Virtual Displays?

I am a video editor and I want to split up my 42 inch TV into multiple desktops. I want to shrink the display into multiple shrunk sections, so the Mac Pro thinks that there are 2 or 4 monitors hooked ...
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How do I reset the Display cached data?

A week ago I noticed a weird Lion symptom, and posted a vague description of one this problem. Today, after some tests, I came to a conclusion that this bug reproduces whenever a the computer is ...
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Weird renderings of folder names in Finder sidebar

I've just upgraded to OSX Lion from Snow Leopard, and started to notice these today in the sidebar of Finder: When you click on them, they go back to normal. What's going on here?
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Display Issues for Early 2011 Macbook Pro

I am currently experiencing an undocumented problem for my 15 inch Macbook Pro (Early 2011 Version), and was hoping to get some help diagnosing what the issue might be. The problem is that whenever ...
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Hold mouse at the edge of the screen to jump to other monitor on Mac OS X Lion

I just set up my new TV on the wall above my iMac, so I arranged the external monitor above the main one in the preferences. The problem is that it got very hard to access my menu bar on top of my ...
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My MacBook's external monitor is magnified

When I initially got my MacBook, I connected my external monitor and it worked fine. Last night I disconnected it and when I connected them back together, the resolution on the external monitor was ...
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Is there an app to ping IP's periodically to check latency?

I'm sure I came across a really nice app that would ping a list of sites or IP addresses every x mins/hours and send alerts when it could not ping. But I can't find the app back, anyone know of any ...
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Is there a way to make all fonts larger on the Macbook Air 13 or 11?

Instead of getting a Macbook Pro 13 or 15, I was thinking of getting the Macbook Air 13 or 11 inch, but checking the machines at Apple store, it turns out the density of pixels of the screen of the ...
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Is there any way to hook up a U3011 30" (2560x1600) monitor to my MBP?

My MBP (GeForce GT 330M) seems to recognize my Dell U3011, but I've run into the following: Mini-DP to VGA adapter to monitor: Supports up to the VGA max of 2048x1280 just fine. Mini-DP to DP ...
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How can I disable Power Save Mode on Dell ST2410 Display under OS X?

Hoping someone can help me figure out this problem. I have a Dell ST2410 display hooked up to my Mac mini via the mini display port hooked up to a DVI adapter and then DVI in on the display. The ...
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Will a 120Hz monitor work with Thunderbolt?

Will a 2011 Mac with Thunderbolt run a 120Hz monitor? I ask because I'm considering switching my desktop from a 24" iMac 2.8 ATI to a 2011 Mac mini AMD and want to pick the best monitor.
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Display is set to Mobile PC Display on Windows when I run it on Macbook Pro via boot camp

Just installed Windows using boot camp. I downloaded the drivers using boot camp. After installing the display says: Mobile PC Display. I have 15 inch Macbook Pro. What display driver do I need to ...
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Is there a way to “split” one display so that it treated as two separate screens?

Is there any app or hack which can split a monitor into multiple screens? So for instance, a 1920x1080 display could be treated by the operating system as though there were two 960x1080 screens ...
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MacBook Pro detects external monitor but shows black screen

MacBook Pro 8,1 (13", i5 2.3Ghz) - when I connect an external screen through a MiniDP -> DVI adapter the Mac detects it (knows it's a Samsung SyncMaster and lets me change its resolution) but doesn't ...
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How do I connect a Mac to an analog TV?

Is it possible to connect my MBP with a Thunderbolt port to an old CRT TV? I think the TV has composite inputs at least, and maybe S-Video too. I'd also like to use other computers with the same TV, ...
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Use Dell Inspiron laptop monitor as only monitor for mac mini

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop and I am planning on purchasing a mac mini, new version , I am tight on money for a while and want to use my current laptop screen as monitor for mac mini, I just ...
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Macbook Pro (March 2011) - Bootcamp Windows crashes when monitor is plugged in

I have a really annoying issue when plugging in an external monitor into my macbook where the computer just freezes. All screens go black, the apple and keyboard are lit up, even if the lid is closed ...
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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 ...