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Can I get windows 7 like window resizing on Mac OS X?

Windows 7 has a nice new feature for moving around windows. The one that I am particularly interested in is: Windows Key + Left/Right : Move the window to the left or right of the screen, or over ...
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Can't plot with gnuplot on my Mac

I am trying to plot with gnuplot on my Mac (OS X 10.8.5). I have installed X11 and XQuartz 2.7.4 and after that I installed gnuplot, but unfortunately gnuplot couldn't plot. Simple plots like the ...
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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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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 can I set an external display (monitor) as the primary one?

Currently the MacBook's display works as primary, so every application I open gets open on the 13" and I have to drag it to the 24". I also don't have access to the dock on my 24". Is is possible to ...
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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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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 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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Can I resize a BootCamp partition without reinstalling Windows?

Does any one know how to do this?
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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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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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How can I resize a Mac OS X app window after disconnecting from an external monitor?

I'm a MacBook user, and when I'm home I plug into a large external monitor to get additional screen space. When I'm on the go I disconnect and use my laptop's built-in display. For the most part this ...
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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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Connect 2 external monitors with MacBook Pro

I recently got an MacBook Pro (Retina) 15" from my office. I prefer to use my laptop as a desktop. So I have a docking station for my Dell which I used to connect to 2 external monitors, keyboard and ...
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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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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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Mavericks not able to use external display at full resolution

I have been several months using my mid-2010 15" MBP connected to a Dell U2711 through a miniDisplayPort-DisplayPort adapter, without any trouble cranking the resolution up in Mountain Lion to it's ...
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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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Mac Mini 2011 - monitor wakes up messed up

I have an Mac Mini from 2011. Sometimes (I would say 80% of the time) when I wake up the monitors, after they've been sleeping, my main monitor (a Benq G2220HD 22″, connected via DVI → Mini ...
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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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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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Why does my dock keep moving back to my other monitor?

I have a larger, external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro and have arranged it such that the dock is in the external monitor (via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement, by dragging the white ...
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iMac external display (EA232WMi) won't sleep

I'm using an iMac 11,3 (27 inch, mid 2010) with an external display (an NEC EA232WMi). Over the past week or so (beginning just prior to 10.9.2), when the iMac's display sleeps, the external display ...
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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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Screen turns off when I move my MacBook when it is on the sleeve

I've noticed that when my laptop is on its sleeve and I slide my laptop on it the screen goes black. This doesn't happen when I have the laptop on my lap. Its consistently reproducible. It's somewhat ...
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External monitor resolution setting is lost after MacBook “wakes up” from sleep

I have recently purchased an external monitor that I am connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2009) using the MiniDisplay-to-VGA adapter. I have both the external monitor and the MacBook's monitor set to ...
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How can I resize a partition with Disk Utility?

I have 2 partitions, I reduced the size of one and want to expand the other to fill the now available space. How do I expand the Lion Partition into the empty grey space beneath Macintosh HD ...
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How can I tell when Turbo Boost is active on my MacBook?

I have one of the core i7 MacBooks, and I'm wondering if there is a way to see when Turbo Boost is active (other than the fact that the laptop gets really hot and the fan kicks on). I use iStat to ...
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MacBook Pro screen freaks out, goes psychedelic — I'm at a loss — suggestions?

Been using and taking care of Macs since 1985, and I've never seen this before. Can't find anything online. Anyone? Graphics card going south? Reboot fixed the problem, but it returned 2x the next ...
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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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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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What setting causes OS X to let you resize windows behind the dock?

I've set up my fair share of Macs over the years, but I've never been able to pinpoint what setting tells OS X that you're ok with being able to drag-resize a window vertically so that it goes behind ...
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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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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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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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Boot screen has wrong display resolution

I recently used my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.4) with a projector using a mini display port to VGA adapter. The resolution of the screen was modified from the use of the projector from 1680x1050 to ...
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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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Insect inside the display of the iPad Retina

Yesterday I found a bug inside my iPad display. I mean, literally a bug. My wife was reading some magazine and noticed something moving inside the screen. I thought it was some kind of animation, took ...
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MacBook Air forgetting display arrangement

My Mac seems to be forgetting display arrangements for external monitors. It doesn't matter what type of connector it is (Tried Apple converter to VGA as well as non-apple to DVI). Within only a few ...
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horizonally flip OSX's monitor output?

For display reasons we've got a setup where a user watches videos on a MacBook via a mirror. Of course, this works okay for videos normally, but the user would like to be able to do more than watch ...
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Can retina display features be enabled on older (non-retina) displays?

I have an older iMac, without a true retina display. I want to be able to scale the user interface like the retina macs do, but I can't seem to find a way to do that. Does anyone know a way to trick ...
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How to connect 4 monitors to Mac mini 2011

I want to connect 4 monitors to my Mac mini. I want to send the video output to an image wall, so the 4 monitors should show one big screen. Which adapter(s) do I need for my plan?
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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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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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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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How can I get VMWare Fusion 6 to display in Unity with full resolution on a Retina display?

As a long time (intimately familiar with 3.11) Windows user I finally made the jump to OS X. I was excited to take advantage of the massive resolution on my new MBP, and it's as awesome as I thought ...
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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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Mac display won't turn on

I have an Apple HD display that has been in our IT depart for a few months now. It was working fine until recently (the past month or two). I can turn it on and it will work for a few days, but then ...
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Are there any non-Apple Thunderbolt displays? [closed]

Are there any Thunderbolt displays produced by anyone besides Apple? Apple charges about twice the price of equivalent monitors without the thunderbolt port. Apple may handle the cable jungle ...
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What am I going to do with an iMac 27 inch's display 3, 4 years from now?

I want to buy a 27 inch iMac, but the monitor cannot be re-used... it cannot be hooked up to any KVM (Keyboard / Video / Mouse) switch to be used with a PC too... Also, 3, 4 years down the road, I ...