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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 ...
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Using existing DVI/VGA monitors with a new Mac Mini

I currently have a PC with dual monitors. This PC is on it's way out and I want to replace it with a new Mac Mini, using my existing peripherals. The current monitors are a 27" Dell (2560x1440) ...
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Can't resize shrunken boot partition to fill empty space

I needed to make room on my Windows 7 partition to install a new program, so I did some searching on how to resize a partition and it told me to shrink the OSX side and then expand the Windows one ...
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Does OS X have a setting that will let me apply a Gaussian Blur to the monitor or a specific window?

I've seen apps like Isolator which allow one to focus or concentrate on the frontmost window by blurring out the others; I'm looking to do the opposite: blur out the main window (or the entire ...
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iMac as PS3 Screen

I was considering getting a PS3 and I'm planning to connect it to my 27" iMac (late 2009 model). What is the best way to connect the two? UPDATE: Considering the price of all the adapters and the ...
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Is there a way to have AppleScript output displayed in the menubar?

Before reading further: I know about butler and similar programs. I am looking for a BUILT-IN way to do this without a third party app. Anyway, I wrote an AppleScript that runs a shell command. I ...
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Unable to set previously used resolution, 1600x2560

I just came back to the office after being away for a month, plugged my mac into the 30" Dell display I have at work (rotated 90 degrees), and it the resolution is now 1536x2048 and that is the ...
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Can I view websites on an iPad in an iPhone sized window?

I'm trying to test out how my website looks on the iPhone, but all I have is an iPad. Is there a way to force the iPad into iPhone size view window?
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Bright-Pixel Policy for MacBook Pro

Recently bought a 13" MacBook Pro on Apple Store. I just discovered a "stuck pixel" which shines red when it's supposed to be black. I can't find any pixel policy on the web page. Do they have such ...
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How can I connect a Mac Mini to a VGA monitor?

I have a Mac Mini and want to connect it to my Lenovo L2230 monitor. I've read instructions about connecting a MacBook Air to a VGA monitor but I can't translate it to my situation. At present the ...
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Can I connect my MacBook Pro DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt iMac to use as a display?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and I want to use target display mode to use a Thunderbolt iMac as an external display. If this works, would I need a Mini DisplayPort cable or a Thunderbolt ...
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Daisy-chain non-display port displays

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2011) running OS X Lion with two monitors currently hooked up to it. One is a DVI monitor (it also supports VGA) and the other is VGA-only. The DVI monitor is currently hooked ...
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An external monitor for my macbook late 2008. Trouble?

I use a macbook 13' late 2008. It is perfect for traveling but when I am at home I would like to use an external monitor. Before buying anything, I have some questions. The monitor I want is: ...
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Does a black screen save battery on an iPhone 4?

Where can I found information about the power consumption of an iPhone 4 display? Which technology is used? Does it save battery lifetime when the screen displays black or dark pixels? Additionally, ...
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Early 2011 MBP has odd dots on external monitor

I have this Mac: And it's attached to an Acer P191w. It will show an odd grid of dots on the external monitor like so: When I move the application the dots will get 'refreshed' and go away ...