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Turn off internal display without closing lid

I learned that a MacBook Air's built-in screen turns off when I close the lid so I can continue working on an external display set to be primary. But the MacBook Air has a heat system that requires it ...
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How to Screen Sharing / VNC to an iMac without waking the display?

I have an iMac mid 2011 at home. When I was not home, I may need to access my mac with Screen Sharing. However the iMac display will turn itself on when I connect via Screen Sharing. The problem is I ...
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Can I connect more than one external monitor to the late 2010 MacBook Air?

I am thinking about buying the new MacBook Air as a primary desktop replacement. One of the things I have on my desktop which I like is two large monitors. Does anyone know whether the new MacBook ...
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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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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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How do I move my menubar to an external monitor?

I just asked this question (Using External Monitor and Spaces. Want Mouse to move Up/Down, not Left/Right?) and @calavera gave me a great answer, thanks! But now I have another question. It seems ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Using iMac as Mac Pro display

I currently have a iMac (27-inch, Late 2009, 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo) which I would like to use as display for a new Mac Pro. How do I do that?
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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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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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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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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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How to rotate screens separately?

Is there a way to rotate an external screen separately and keep the orientation of the inbuilt display fixed? Using OS X 10.8.5
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Restart needed to reconnect Thunderbolt Display?

I was just reading the Apple Thunderbolt Wiki and stumbled upon this: 25) If I eject a Thunderbolt device using the Taskbar tool or disconnect the Thunderbolt cable, can I reconnect it again ...
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What happened to detect displays?

I'm running Mountain Lion with a retina MacBook Pro with three external monitors attached. Quite often, one or more of the monitors blacks out. Normally, I would choose "detect displays" in the ...
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Is there software that allows me to use my Macbook Pro as a second monitor for iMac?

I'd like to do monitor spanning with my Macbook Pro next to my iMac, I haven't really found a good solution, anyone use anything they can recommend? I'm using Lion. Thanks.
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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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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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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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Screen brightness automatically adjusting in OS X Mavericks

I just downloaded OS X Mavericks for my MacBook Pro. I don't know if this is a unique problem, but the screen brightness is automatically adjusting on it's own. If I set it for about half the bars ...
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How to use 3 external monitors on 15" late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina?

Several people have posted about how they use 3 external monitors with their MacBook Pro Retina. see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJhvyLB_Tbw Using 3 External monitors on my macbook pro, problem ...
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Why automatically adjust brightness doesn't work after I change the brightness

Why automatically adjust brightness doesn't work after I change the brightness manually using the hot keys although it's set to do so in the displays configuration?
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sleep display on imac in console mode

I'm attempting to run a flaky imac (running 10.8.5) as just an ssh server, headless and without the GUI running. I've made this work by disabling the com.apple.loginwindow.plist and ...
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How to remove available resolutions from a monitor?

I've connected my 2007 Mac mini to a vizio TV display using a dvi to VGA adaptor. OSX correctly identifies the display so the DDC is working, yet OSX is also providing several resolutions which the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to prevent the media keys from waking the MacBook Pro screen?

When I'm putting on music I sometimes turn off the screen with the shortcut Shift + Ctrl + Eject. However, when I use the media keys the screen wakes up and I have put it to sleep again. Ideally the ...
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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.