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

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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 ...
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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup with DP1.2a display

Read a post here: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup In the answer of above question by @smoooosher, he claimed "The reason for this is that your dock is being driven by one ...
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Retina MBP 2015 does not recognise third external monitor

I am trying to get this system to run: Laptop lid closed. 1 Monitor connected with DVI-miniDP adapter to a thunderbolt port 1 Monitor connected with DVI-miniDP adapter to a thunderbolt port 1 ...
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MacBook has stopped recognizing external screen

I have an external screen at work, which my MacBook used to recognize without issue. When I came today and plugged it in, it didn't recognize it anymore. It is connected via a Displayport-to-DVI ...
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Using two external monitors with Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011

I currently have a Macbook Pro 13" late 2011. It is connected to an old Dell monitor with a VGA to Mini Displayport adapter ...
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Using 30" cinema display as TV

I have the old (now discontinued) 30" cinema display, but I don't use it that much anymore so I'm thinking of converting it to a TV if possible. Yes I could get a TV tuner but I'm not sure about the ...
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Use iMac 27" in Target Display Mode with Raspberry Pi

I have this little box called the Kanex XD HDMI to Mini-Displayport converter. It works perfectly with a lot of machines (tried it with a Macbook, PS4 and Xbox 360), but some devices don't seem to be ...
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2 External DVI Monitors from 1 Thunderbolt 2 port on Macbook Pro Retina late-2013 or better option

I have read some topics on here regarding the title. It sounds like, for the most part, running two displays from a single Thunderbolt 2 port doesn't really create an extended desktop, but a stretched ...
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Can the Macbook Pro drive two Ultra HD monitors at 60FPS each?

I'm referring to the 2015 Macbook Pro, 15-inch, with the AMD Radeon R9 M370X with 2GB GDDR5 memory. Can this drive two Ultra HD monitors (3840 x 2160) at 60FPS each? If so, would you be able to ...
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Mac Pro (2013- black can) and non mac monitor?

I am looking to buy a Mac Pro here in the next month but I'd like to use a Samsung 4k monitor. It has 2, HDMI ports and 1 Displayport. I understand the Mac Pro has thunderbolt2 ports, which, correct ...
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'True' Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable?

Is there a native Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable? I understand that Thunderbolt is downwards-compatible to Mini DisplayPort, however I'm looking for an adapter cable using the Thunderbolt ...
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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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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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RMBP outputs 4k@60Hz ONLY when lid open

I've got a weird problem. I recently got a new Philips BDM4065UC UHD monitor for my Late 2013 15" retina MBP (it's amazing), connected it using DisplayPort 1.2 (also set on the display) and when using ...
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2014 Mac Mini with two mDP-DP monitors

I'm planning to upgrade from a 2011 base model Mac Mini to a 2014 high end Mini (2.8Ghz i5, Iris, 16GB ram) and wanted to see if I could drive two 2560x1600 monitors through the thunderbolt ports with ...
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MBPr 2015, 2.5GHz i7 – Daisychaining 2 Dell U2414H 61 Screens [duplicate]

Marking this question as an already existing question is wrong as the other question refers to a Mid 2012 NONretina Macbook running 10.10.1 instead of 10.10.3/4 I think that daisy chaining ...
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Durability of HDMI versus Mini DisplayPort socket

I want to connect second display to my 13 inch MacBook pro, which will be connected and disconnected 2 times a day on average. Is it better to use HDMI or Mini DisplayPort as far as durability of the ...
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Yosemite randomly switches audio output to displayport

Ever since upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite I'm experiencing this annoying bug, where OSX switched the default audio output to external display connected via DisplayPort. This display has no ...
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If Thunderbolt is a successor to DisplayPort, why can't it support DisplayPort multi-streaming?

As a disclaimer: Yes, I know Thunderbolt (2) is multi-stream capable of up to 6 devices in a single chain. Yes, I know you can add a single DP monitor at the end of a Thunderbolt daisy-chain as an ...
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Incorrect resolution while external display connected

I have an Dell external display which has the best resolution @1440*900. My laptop is 2015 13 inch rBMP MX840. The problem is that when I connected this external display into the Mac, it cannot show ...
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Connect from Macbook Air 2012 (thunderbolt port) to dell monitor (displayport)

I just bought this Dell UltraSharp U2312HM monitor to use as an external monitor of my Macbook Air 2012 model. And, I'm looking for a cable that will connect from thunderbolt port (mini displayport) ...
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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup

I have the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD (Model no. F4U085) and I have a question to ask. The dock is attached to a Macbook Pro and everything works fine (audio, ethernet, USB devices etc). However, I ...
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Daisy chain two dell UltraSharp u2414h to MacBook Air (mid 2012)?

I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2012) and was thinking about buying 2 Dell UltraSharp u2414h monitors. Would it support daisy chaining these two monitors with the mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable ...
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30hz vs 60hz 4K output

I am currently using a MacBook Pro 13" 2015 model with a Samsung U28D590 UHD display. Currently I am using the HDMI port of the monitor with a mini-displayport to HDMI adapter and receive 4K 30hz ...
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MacBook Pro no longer outputs native resolution to external monitor when rotation is on

I have a mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3. As of last week, I was running an external Dell 24" monitor connected with a Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable and rotated to portrait ...
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rMBP 2015 doesn't recognise Dell P2715Q over DisplayPort

I recently purchased both a Dell P2715Q 27" 4K monitor and a 13" 2015 rMBP. The monitor is not recognized when I plug the laptop into the monitor via the monitor's provided DP cable (into either ...
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Mac Mini and Wide (21:9) Monitor / Display Port Issue

When I boot up my Mac Mini after moving it from my office at work where it worked with my wide (21:9) monitor to my house, when I boot it the display does not show up on the monitor anymore. Waits ...
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how to connect 3 dell non-thunderbolt displays to a 2014 15" macbook pro

so i have three 'standard' 24" Dell displays (1920x1280 resolution). they have hdmi, display port (normal) and vga. i would like to connect all three of them to my new macbook pro 15". i think i ...
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Fonts on external display (4k TV) look awful, sub pixel font smoothing gone haywire?

I have an LG 42UB820V 4K IPS TV - 3840 x 2160 @ 60hz which I connected via an active mini display port to HDMI converter to use with my Mac Mini (HD4000) at 3840 x 2160 @ 30hz. Everything works fine ...
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Reconfigure Thunderbolt DisplayPort Monitor Ordering

I have 2x Dell U2412M monitors connected via Thunderbolt/Mini-DisplayPort. Even when I swap the ports connecting to the Mac, the monitors keep their #1 and #2 designations. My physical monitor plan: ...
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External Monitor is not Working with Windows 8.1 64bit (MacBook Pro Late 2011)

I need to connect my Macbook Pro Late 2011 to external (LG) monitor via Minidisplay port to DVI. I have the latest drivers for my Intel HD Graphics 3000 and the latest Bootcamp as well. Can anybody ...
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LG 31MU97-B monitor support on rMBP 15"

I want to buy LG 31MU97-B as a new external monitor for my Macbook Pro Retina 15" late 2013 with Intel Iris Pro only. But this monitor has real 4k resolution of 4096 x 2160! Can i get this resoluton ...
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Macbook Air (mid 2013) daisy chaining two Dell U2715H?

I have a Macbook Air (mid 2013) and two Dell U2715H monitors. I am able to connect the one monitor to the Macbook via the DisplayPort-MiniDisplayPort cable. This works great! Now I want to connect ...
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Display Port to Thunderbolt Display

I have a graphics card that has a standard sized display port(DP). If I purchase a male-to-male display port to mini-display port, will I be able to connect my 27" Thunderbolt display to my PC?
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Multiple non-thunderbolt monitors to MBP-r '12

Does anyone know if it's only possible to add 3 external monitors if at least one of these is a thunderbolt display? I'm asking since I would love to hook up 3 Dell monitors to my macbook at work. ...
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Daisy chain of two Dell U2414H to Macbook Pro Retina 13''

My MacBook Pro have only two thunderbolt ports. My new external monitors are Dell U2414H connected to MacBook Pro using Display Port to Mini Display Port cable each one. In this situation I'm unable ...
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Yosemite 10.10.2 no longer detecting external display on 2014 macbook air

I have an Apple mini displayport to VGA adapter connected to an older Samsung SyncMaster 906BW. First time I plugged it in everything was working just fine extending my desktop as expected. Yosemite ...
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Connect 2 monitors to Macbook Pro 2012

I own a 2012 Macbook Pro with Core i7, 1GB Nvidia Graphics, 8GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. I want to connect 2 external monitors to it using the thunderbolt port because thats the only port I have. It doesn't ...
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Two monitors using Elgato dock and a thunderbolt device

I'm using an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock which has a second Thunderbolt port and a seperate HDMI port. I have an HDMI display connected to the HDMI port and a LaCie HDD connected to the second ...
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External screens connected to MacBookPro and its main screen turn off momentarily frequenetly

My Mid 2014 Retina MacBook Pro is connected to two Dell external monitors (U2713HM) via lightening-to-displayport cable Some day my MBP and the two monitors can momentarily turn off and then turn ...