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

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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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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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Connecting a Dell U2412M to a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort

I recently got a Dell U2412M monitor. I'm attempting to connect it to my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable. I repeatedly get a "Entering Power Saving Mode" dialog ...
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MacBook Air 2012 Mini DisplayPort not working with HDTV

I'm trying to connect my 2012 11" MacBook Air to my Panasonic p60st60 1080p plasma HDTV using a new Monoprice Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter & 6' HDMI cable. My TV displays a "No signal" ...
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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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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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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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Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
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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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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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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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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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Apple Macbook Dual Monitor MST

I was looking into buying dual monitors for my Mid 2012 nonRetina MacBook. I really liked the looks of the Dell UltraSharp 24 (U2414H) According to Dell, the Monitor supports MST for the Display ...
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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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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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Adjusting brightness on 27" iMac used as external DisplayPort monitor for PC

I have a Windows7 64-bit machine attached to a 27" iMac as an external displayport monitor It's working well, except I cannot adjust the brightness. I have attached a Mac keyboard both on the Mac ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does this Mini DisplayPort to HDMI connector output audio?

I'm trying to find a relatively cheap Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable that also supports sending audio to an HDTV. Cables from Monoprice are out of the question, since they don't ship to Romania and ...
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Can a MacBook Air support 2560x1600 output via HDMI using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HMDI adaptor?

The HDMI 1.3 spec can carry signals with resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels. Is it possible to output this high a resolution signal from a MacBook Air using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to ...
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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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MacBook Pro with Retina display VGA problem

I just bought a 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display. When I connect it to a projector using a MiniDisplay Port to VGA cable, the quality of the image is awful in terms of definition and colour. How ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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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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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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Disable automatic display detection

I have a MacBook Pro with two monitors attached: one via HDMI and the other via a DisplayPort adapter to DVI. The DisplayPort adapter is finicky and sometimes comes loose, causing OS X to attempt to ...
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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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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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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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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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Driving a 4K display at 60Hz with rMBP

I've been Googling so much my eyes hurt. I have a 2014 rMBP. I want to use it with a 4K display or UHD TV at 60Hz that's at least 30" big. From my research, this means either using something with a ...
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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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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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Daisy Chain 2 Dell monitors to MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and 2 Dell monitors. A 30 inch (U3014) and a 27 inch (U2711). I connect a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable from the Air to the 30 inch monitor, and a DisplayPort to ...
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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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Macbook Pro will no longer detect external display

My MBP will no longer detect external displays. It was working fine a few hours ago at work, I got home and plugged in the external display as usual and turned on the machine and nothing. Using the ...