Questions that relate specifically to Macs and peripherals with DisplayPort hardware (not Thunderbolt).

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Monitor connected via Display Port is not recognized correctly

I connected my DELL U2711 via Displayport to Mini Displayport to my MacBook Pro Retina (OSX 10.11.2) It recognized the monitor as a TV and does not show anything. I tried also using an adapter to DVI. ...
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HP monitor not working via Thunderbolt port to HDMI

I have two identical HP 27vx monitors and a Mac mini. All were new in December 2015. One monitor works fine via HDMI and the Mac mini, but the second one will not work with a Thunderbolt to HDMI ...
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Dell monitor does not run on native resolution of 1600x900 pixel when connected to early macbook pro retina 2015 via thunderbolt

just a few hours ago I got 2 dell E2015HV monitors, they are VGA monitors with a native resolution of 1600x900 pixel and since the macbook pro retina does not have any VGA ports I'm using two VGA to ...
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OSX 10.11.3 external monitor does not work (mini displayport to DVI)

I've just done a clean install of OSX 10.11.3 on my macbook air (mid 2012). My external monitor does not work anymore (mini displayport - DVI original adapter) Things I've try: - Reset SMC/PRAM ...
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What non-Apple external monitors are currently recognized as 2 pixels per point?

I was thinking about getting a Dell 4k or perhaps a 2560x1440 display, but then I realized that not all non-Apple displays are recognized as 2 pixels per point even though the ppi is high enough. Is ...
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Thunderbolt vs DisplayPort

I have a Mid 2015 15" Retina MBP and two external 4k monitors. Both monitors work when plugged into the HDMI port, but I can't get the second monitor to work via the display port, and need clarity. I ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Late 2013, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

I recently purchased BenQ GW2765HT to connect my 13 inch rMBP via mini DP to Displayport. After around 1 week of use, the displayport connection is flaky to get properly recognized. Sometimes it ...
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2009 iMac as 2nd Monitor – Can't adjust brightness

I am trying to use my 2009 iMac 27" as a second display for my 2013 MBPr 15" (both running El Capitan). I have connected the two with a thunderbolt cable and everything is working fine except one ...
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Font smoothing not working on Mac Mini

I purchased a new Mac Mini and have attempted to hook it up to my ASUS VS278Q-P LCD Monitor. I was using this monitor in Windows and it looked fine but on the mac mini, it's having a problem where the ...
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Can a faulty HDMI cable damage macbook

I tried to connect my rMBP mid-2014 to a TV through an HDMI cable. I first plugged the cable to the TV. when plugging the other end of the cable to the HDMI port on the macbook, I heard some crackling ...
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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2015, OS 10.11.2) and I've also got a Dell 2209WAf monitor, which I'm using with a VGA cable and this adaptor ...
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Dell P2715Q Needs “Detect Displays” after MBPR 15" goes to sleep

So I have my new Dell P2715Q connected to a Thunderbolt port on my MacBook Pro Retina 15" Mid-2015 using the supplied DisplayPort cable, in SST mode. When I plugged it in the first time, it worked ...
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Looking for an external monitor for my late 2008 aluminium macbook

I have the above laptop and thinking of getting a new, larger monitor to go with it. I have already reviewed other threads here and elsewhere, but there are a few things I am not clear about... The ...
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MBA & VGA monitor, using strange reduction Thunderbolt-HDMI-DVI-VGA

I have latest Macbook Air and I want try to use VGA monitor. I don't have MiniDisplayPort to VGA reduction, but this: I know that DVI-VGA worked fine on with my old PC, so I don't understand, why ...
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Signal Problems between 2015 Macbook Pro and Dell 4K P2415Q Monitor

I just bought a P2415Q Monitor and connected it to my 2015 Macbook Pro with the DisplayPort to thunderbolt cable that was included with the monitor. It seemed ok at first, but after the first time the ...
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MacBook Pro shows only pointer when external screen is turned on

I'm using my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) in an office environment connected to an external screen (Fujitsu P27T-6 IPS) using the Thunderbolt port. The lid is closed, so it should be in clamshell ...
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External monitor does not display in full screen

I've connected my external monitor (Dell 2240L 21.5") to my Macbook Air running OS X Yosemite through a mini-display port to VGA convertor. The problem is that the external monitor does not renders ...
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Apple Support Communities / Notebooks / MacBook Pro Dell VGA rippling effect

So I just bought a Macbook Pro early 2015 13 inch with these specs: Processor: 3,1 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB I just got everything set ...
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Why do different resolutions with same aspect ratio distort the image on external display?

I attach my MBP (OS X 10.10.4) via VGA to my tv and the aspect ratio is correct when setting an 1360x786 resolution, which is a 1.77 aspect ratio. But when trying to increase the resolution to ...
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Can a late 2013 Mac Pro (cylinder) support dual 5K displays?

I know the late 2013 Mac Pro can support the Dell 5K monitor, using two DisplayPort cables from the Mac to the monitor. Can the Mac Pro support two 5K monitors simultaneously (using four cables ...
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How can a Mac mini drive 3440 pixels wide display instead of 1920?

I've bought a new 21:9 IPS screen with a native resolution of 3440x1440px. The display has only two inputs: 1x DisplayPort which is connected to a workstation and 1x HDMI port which should go to my ...
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Switching “primary” imac in Target Display Mode

I work in an office with a bunch of old iMacs sitting around. I thought I'd get clever and strap a few together to make a couple extra workstations. The goal has been to pair a 27" mid 2010 with a ...
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MBP 13'' 2012: DisplayPort: 2560x1440 fails, but supported by machine, working on Boot Camp

I recently purchased a Dell U2515H monitor. I want to use it with my MacBook Pro 13'' 2012, non-Retina, 2.5GHz. According to the tech specs, this MacBook can drive a single 2560x1600 pixel display ...
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Macbook Pro Retina offset problem

I have a 13" 2015, retina MacBook Pro and an Samsung S22C150N external display, connected with an official Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. I need to use the MacBook with the monitor, but when ...
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Why can't I control volume of DisplayPort device?

I have a monitor with speakers attached to my rMBP via DisplayPort (via a Thunderbolt dock), and I cannot control the volume with the volume keys. Is there any way to "fix" this? Pressing the volume ...
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Connect MBP 2015 to 2560x1440 IPS monitor via HDMI?

I would like to connect my Crossover IPS monitor which only has a single dual-link DVI port on it to my MPB I realise that by paying the apple tax of $165 I can get one of apple's buggy dual-link mini ...
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Need some advice/solutions on having 2 external displays set up

I have a 2015 13" Retina MacBook Pro that comes with 2 Thunderbolt ports and an HDMI port. I have 2 monitors which have same resolution (1920x1080) and same size, and they also only have DVI and VGA ...
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Can I connect a PC with DisplayPort to Mac Display with Thunderbolt? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a NVIDIA Quadro K600 DisplayPort graphics card. Am I able to use a Mac Display with Thunderbolt input?
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rMBP - El Capitan - External monitor blurry

I hope someone can help as this is driving me crazy... At the weekend I got a new Macbook Pro Retina (Early 2015 model). Before connecting it to an external monitor, I upgraded to El Capitan and the ...
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Connect 4K TV to Macbook Pro 2011 (6750M) in Windows 7

I am planning to buy Sony X85C 55 inch 4K Android TV (aka X850C, X8500C etc). The TV supports 4:4:4 chroma at 4K/60Hz (Not sure what this means..?) with the latest firmware upgrades. The TV also ...
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4k Display on macbook pro 15 retina late 2013 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, but with scaled fonts

I am using an external 4k display (from LG a 27 inch display: LG_27MU67-B) on displayport on my MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch (late 2013). 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz works out of the box. Cool! But.. I want to ...
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Displayport monitor in bootcamp not working

I just installed windows 7 on my early macbook pro retina 15. Everything is working fine. I've also updated all my drivers, including graphic. I have an extern monitor with a displayport. It looks ...
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Unresponsive external monitors on new MacBook Pro displayports

I have a mid-2015 MacBook Pro Retina running Yosemite 10.10.5 and am having real consistency problems with external monitors. I have two external Philips 247E4, connected to the two displayport jacks ...
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MacBook USB Hub with mini displayports

I have the new 2015 MacBook. I am trying to find a HUB (or Docking Station) can can allow me to hook up two 4K Displays while supplying power to the MacBook. I don't care if it uses HDMI or mini ...
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Mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15" monitor daisychain

I recently bought 2 Dell U2715H monitors to use in a daisy chain configuration to save on thunderbolt port usage. Everything I read said it would work with my Macbook, but so far I have not had any ...
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HDMI/Displayport audio control for OS X

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, running OS X 10.10.5, and a BenQ GW Series GW2765HT monitor, which does not allow audio adjustment via my computer. I've tried Soundflower, but find that it is buggy and ...
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Macbook Pro, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

After a few days to a week of normal use of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015 with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB) and the BenQ GW2765HT LED monitor via display port, I found that my mac ...
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MBP 2010 no longer shows native resolution with LG Ultrawide (2560x1080) over miniDP

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Mid 2010) and an LG 25UM64-S Ultrawide monitor. For 2+ years I had the Ultrawide connected by mini-displayport and got the full/native resolution of 2560x1080. But ...
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Mac Book Pro Retina Failed to Connect External Monitor via HDMI port with Intel Iris

I want to connect my MBP 2015 to my external monitor http://www.asus.com/Monitors/VS239H/ through HDMI port. I found out that by using AMD Radeon, my MBP's battery is draining fast and the fan is ...
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MBP15-mid2102 External Monitor framerate/resolution

I'm looking for an external Monitor for my MBP15 mid2012 (GeForce GT 650M, 1 GB). I'm looking for high resolution 2560 x 1440 minimum / high framerate (60 Hz minimum) - and it should also work under ...
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Does MBA early 2014 base model support 3440 x 1440 (WQHD ultrawide 21:9) external monitor?

Can a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 5000 1536 MB support external display over displayport input displaying a 3440 x 1440 resolution at ...
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El Capitan and Daisy Chaining

Will El Capitan allow me to daisy chain two Dell 2713H monitors from my 2015 13" MBP? Both monitors support DisplayPort 1.2. Currently if I attempt this my monitors become a new desktop, but they are ...
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Why does connecting a Macbook Pro to a 2160p external monitor via Mini-DP result in a mess of green/purple colors?

When I connect my Macbook Pro to a 3840x2160 external monitor, the external monitor keeps going black and readjusting every 1-2 seconds. Some times it stops briefly, but the screen is just filled with ...
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Using iMac 27" for displaying HDMI output

I have an HD satellite box which I previously connected to my old PC. I am interested in using my new iMac 27" 5K as a monitor for its output. I did go through the various answers available, but some ...
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MBPr Yosemite – USB speakers to external (mini displayport) display not showing as an output option

I have a Bose USB 2.1 system. When I plug it into my MBPr directly, I have the option to output sound to "Bose USB Audio" and it works beautifully. I just got a new monitor, (a Dell U2415,) and if I ...
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Connect 3 monitors to Macbook Pro retina early 2015 13"

I've seen multiple system setups where people connected 3 external displays to their macbook pro retina 13". So I bought 2 Mini-Displayport to VGA and 1 HDMI to VGA adapters. The adapters are working ...
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Is it possible to run Thunderbolt Displays with the new Macbook through USB-C? [duplicate]

I have a new Macbook with only the USB-C port. Is it possible to run the newest Thunderbolt display through it? It has a Thunderbolt/Displayport output cable
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Can I connect my mini display port monitor with a Thunderbolt cable?

I wanted to go to the Apple Store and pick up a Thunderbolt cable, as they seem to be the only store in the area that has a mini display port (style) in the Thunderbolt cable. My monitor requires mini ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 15" with ASUS PB279Q 4K @ 60Hz

I'm looking to see if anyone has been successful in running the ASUS PB279Q at 4k 60Hz via mini DisplayPort on a MacBook Pro 2015 15". Running via HDMI works at 4k with 30Hz only, likewise setting ...
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Will upcoming Skylake based MacBooks support 5k displays?

Details about Intel's upcoming Skylake processors indicates that they support DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3, but not DisplayPort 1.3 or DisplayPort 1.2a. Does Thunderbolt 3 support an external 5k ...