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Run two 4K and one non-4K external display from late 2013 Macbook Pro

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro with both the Intel Iris Pro integrated graphics and the NVidia Geforce 750M dedicated GPU. I run two 4k displays, one at 60Hz through a thunderbolt bolt and one at 30Hz ...
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Dual external monitors?

I am trying to switch from using my desktop to my macbook pro as my primary machine. I have 2 monitors (each 1600x1200 resolution) I'd like to use as external monitors for my macbook pro (from 2013). ...
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HDMI port on MBPr 13" (late 2013 11,1) stopped working after 10.10.4 upgrade

I used to connect my MBPr HDMI port to my office ASUS MX299 display every morning for like a year, and everything was just fine. Recently I have updated to 10.10.4, with external display detached. ...
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Mac Pro with Thunderbolt Display 30 meters away

We want to position a Thunderbolt Display (2015 model) 30 meters away from a Mac Pro (2015 model). Questions regarding this setup: What cable do we need to connect these two? I have seen ...
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Connecting 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro to Dell U2715H?

What would be the 'best' way to connect the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro to a Dell U2715H monitor? If I wanted to use the monitors USB 3.0 ports and also output sound to a Dell soundbar, how many cables ...
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significant eye sight drop from using Macbook Pro retina

I've been using the Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, late 2013 model) for 1.5 years now, and I've noticed my eye sight has dropped significantly since then. The time I spent on computer was the same as ...
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What's a more graceful way to hide private information during a live demo

Sometimes I give live demos from my Macbook, whereby I plug in an HDMI cable and show my screen on a projector. During such demos, I sometimes might need to look up a login password which I keep ...
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Is it possible to continue using an to external monitor when closing the lid on a Macbook Air?

I have an application I use on an external monitor with an external USB device. Is there a way to close the lid and continue using the app on the external monitor? I turned off the sleep upon close ...
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“Open in Low Resolution” - what does it actually do?

The application information panel on retina MacBooks features a checkbox "Open in Low Resolution" with you are supposed to use when you experience e.g. visual problems (according to Apple). But what ...
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Hooking up two DVI monitors on Macmini late 2012

I am currently using HDMI to DVI adapter to my pavilon .27 xi IPS monitor.(1920x1080) . I wish to hook up a second Samsung Syncmaster 2243 Monitor from mDP to DVI. I was told of getting an active mDP ...
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Is there a way to configure the automatic brightness adjust?

Okay, so I have my macbook set to auto adjust to the room's brightness. In a room with no light aside from the macbook it will auto adjust to 30% brightness and hurt my eyes, in a normal room it will ...
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iMac 21.5" Late 2009 and external monitor at 2560x1440 with MDP-DP cable?

I just want to know if someone has tested if an external monitor works at 2560x1440 with an iMac 21.5" Late 2009 connected via Mini Displayport - Displayport cable. I can't find anything certain on ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to two external monitors

Is there a way to connect my MacBook Pro to two external monitors (either VGA or HDMI; no Thunderbolt) in such a way that the Mac screen serves as a third monitor? What hardware do I need?
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HDMI display behavior on startup

I have a display connected to the HDMI port of my laptop. When I start up the computer with the display plugged in, the built-in display does not turn on, and the external display becomes the primary. ...
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MacBook Pro Left click not working on trackpad as well as mouse

Hey guys just today my macbook pro's (late 2013) left click is not working. I am on yosemite and everything was fine till yesterday night. I tried to connect a usb mouse again then i am not able to do ...
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HDMI to VGA with USB-C VGA adaptor on 2015 Retina Macbook

I have one of the new Macbooks on the way and have also bought the Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter with HDMI to go with it. If I want to get VGA with this adaptor, rather than buying the ...
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Display connected via DisplayPort disconnects, reconnects when resuming, resizing windows on display

I have a new LG 29UM55 29" Ultrawide monitor, resolution of 2560 x 1080, connected via DisplayPort to my 2012 MacBook Air 13" via a Cable Matters Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable that reportedly ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Dual External Monitor Performance

According to the MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Technical Specifications, the Graphics and Video Support for the 2015 Retina MBP 13-inch is: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 Dual display ...
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What are the effective scaling modes on OSX with a 4K display? Is an effective real estate of 2560x1440 possible?

I have a 2015 retina macbook pro, the default scaled resolution of 1920x1080 would be too small for me. I currently have a 2560x1440 display and couldn't accept less real estate. Under the display ...
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MacBook Pro won't display Dell SX221ot

I'm running Yosemite 10.10.4 on my new MacBook Pro 13" with retina display. It rarely lets me use the external HDMI monitor. The Mac recognizes the monitor, but nothing is displayed. I've tried ...
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Make a window jump between displays?

Any good apps (app store official would be preferred) that make a window jump between displays? When I used a Windows PC at work there was a program installed, I can't recall what, that when i ...
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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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Missing Windows logo during boot?

I'm currently dual-booting Windows 10 TP and OS X Yosemite. I installed Windows in UEFI mode. When I boot my MacBook into Windows, the blue Windows flag is missing, and all I have is the spinning ...
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SwitchResX settings for 1080p25 output to Display/Projector

I am setting up an AV installation and require output to a Panasonic PT-DZ680 Projector from a MacBook Pro, running at 1080p25 (for convoluted reasons we have to use 1080p25). I have successfully set ...
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Scaling all UI elements when using an external monitor

When I use my Macbook Pro's internal monitor, I have the following options in the Display settings menu: The best thing here is the Scaled option, which means that I can use the native resolution of ...
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Move dock between displays keyboard shortcut (or keep on both displays)

I would like to move my dock via keyboard shortcut between displays. When I connect my second display (which I use as my active display) and try to use the pad to 'learn' this new display is the main ...
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Is it possible to connect 3 non-Apple monitors to a 2014 macbook pro retina without adding extra hardware

Like the title says - I already confirmed this to work with my 2012 macbook pro retina with 2x Dell U2515 2516x1440 and 1x ASUS VW199 1440x900 - but since Apple tech still states that it should not be ...
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MacBook Pro won't start up

This is a 15" 2010 model that came with OS X 10.6 and now has 10.10 installed. After turning the computer on I can hear the startup chime and the power adapter indicator light lights up. The Apple ...
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Can I have different virtual desktops with different resolutions/scaling?

I'm really frustrated by the way some applications are not HiDPI aware and resort to pixel doubling - video games, GIMP, etc. Is it possible to have one of my virtual desktops (I think apple uses a ...
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Macbook Pro - VGA to HDMI adapter second display resolution problem

I bought a NON APPLE VGA to HDMI adapter. It works well with other PCs but when I connect it to my mac and connect a second display to it, The resolution is locked at 1336 by 768. When I go to the ...
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Problem with external monitor quality!

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro 15'' Late 2012 to an external Full HD TV/Monitor via a Mini Displayport to HDMI cable. The quality is not good at all! It looks blurry, especially the font! Does ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 Playing 4k videos to a 1440p monitor

How does the 15" Macbook Pro 2015 perform playing 4K video to a 1440p monitor? I have a late 2011 model and it really struggles with the downsampling. I'm planning an upgrade and am wondering about ...
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Text is blurry in many apps after disconnecting external monitor

I have a 2015 Retina MacBook pro. Sometimes I connect it to a 24" Dell external monitor via thunderbolt->dvi. Whenever I disconnect the monitor, many apps (chrome, most noticeably) have blurry text. ...
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Blueish screen tone when discrete graphics are enabled

I'm having an issue which is hard to reproduce and give you the exact circumstances of when it happens. Sometimes it works, but sometimes happens this: When the graphics card that is being used is the ...
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Is there a way for locking the screen and putting it to sleep/activating the screen saver to be two different events on a MBP?

This question is very similar to what I want to accomplish, except for the fact that I also want to be able to put the display to sleep at times without triggering it to ask me for a password. I ...
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MacBook goes to sleep even though external display connected and identified, and power cord connected

I have a mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro, an external keyboard attached via USB, and the power adapter is plugged in, too. According to Apple the lid can be closed and only the external display will be used ...
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Mac Pro ATI 5770 with 3 monitors - what active adapters needed?

I just bought a Mac Pro 2010 with an ATI5770 that has 2 x Mini Display Port (DP) and 1 x DVI. The current configuration is as follows: Mini DP A > passive HDMI adapter > 1920 LCD Mini DP B > ...
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Project screencast of a Mac on remote controlled second computer

I have 2 Macs (which I'll call A and B) and a video-projector. Mac B is connected to the video-projector. I want to show on the video-projector the screen of Mac A but the video-projector is too far ...
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is 8GB enough for iOS dev and occasional VM?

I'm going to buy a rMBP 13'' (i5, 256gb) exclusively for iOS\OSX development. I might run a windows VM occasionally (visual studio). I plan on keeping it for ~2-3 years. Should I go for the default ...
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I have a 2014 11" Macbook Air, Yosemite 10.10.3, Intel HD 5000

I have it hooked up to a LG 2560x1080 monitor via an HDMI connector to the mini-Display port. Running MacOS, I only get 1920x1080 on the monitor. However, running Win 7 via Bootcamp, I get the full ...
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Blurred fonts - Monitor NEC EA274WMi - MacBook Pro retina 13 - Yosemite

my new monitor NEC EA274WMi looks sharp when connected to windows but blurred all font texts once connected to OS X. It's very annoying, I work with user interface, small texts, labels, icons. I ...
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Yosemite crashes every time on reboot with an external display connected

My new RMBP 13 crashes every time on reboot if displays are connected to the Thunderbolt port. Yesterday it also crashed during operation of a connected TV to Thunderbolt while displaying a ...
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Can Mid 2015 Macbook Pro Run 3 External Monitors? [duplicate]

I have a mid 2015 MacBook Pro, and I want to run three external monitors - it only seems to power 2 of them. I can seem to run any combination but only two. I am powering them through 1 X thunderbolt ...
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How to change “Automatically reduce brightness before the display goes to sleep” in Yosemite?

A few OS X releases ago, there was a checkbox in the Energy Saver settings for "Automatically reduce brightness before the display goes to sleep". This doesn't appear to be there any more, and hasn't ...
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Play flash content in QuickTime player

It possible play web video content like a Flash or HTML5 file in external player like a QuickTime player or VLC player. Play video like it made in iphone when using safari.
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Downscale a iMac 5K screenshot to 50% using commandline

Open the Screenshot in Preview Select “Adjust Size…” from the Tools menu Change the Width and Height to 50 percent of the original Change the Resolution to 72 pixels/inch I wish to do this on CLI ...
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Two 4K displays on 2015 MacBook Pro 15" and ordering of Thunderbolt devices

Using a 2015 15" MBP Retina, maxed out, what's the best source of information on ordering of Thunderbolt devices relative to a cinema display? 4K screen, and 3 Thunderbolt drives? With the Cinema ...
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Does clamshell mode reduce lifespan due to heat?

I been playing some games on my rMBP in clamshell mode as having 2 screens causes framerate to drop and I don't want the CPU/GPU to render a screen on laptop side that I don't use. My main concern ...
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Looking for a way to mimic the battery-saving behavior of closing the lid without actually doing so

I'm looking for a way to keep the lid up, yet tell my Macbook Pro Late 2013 to do what it would do if the lid was actually closed. When I close the lid, the battery lasts for a long time, not so when ...
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Retina monitors and old Mac Pro

I have an Early 2009 Mac Pro with one DVI out, one Mini DisplayPort out, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 graphics card. I'm wondering if my Mac will support retina graphics, and if so, are any of the LED ...