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Is it possible to set up an old iMac as an external monitor without Target Display Mode?

My iMac doesn't support TDM, I'm wondering if there may be any other solutions.
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Disable Trackpad Gestures on external display

13" mid-2012 MBP OS X 10.9.5 Hey guys, I've had a quick look and couldn't find anything specific to my issue. I'm running a Video DJ Software that pops up its own video screen, and (when connected ...
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Yosemite: How to change the index of a specific monitor while using a set of multiple monitors?

Say you use a MacBook Pro (MBP) and you have a specific monitor setup of at least two external monitors. As the main desktop you use the internal monitor of the MacBook Pro. This monitor setup you use ...
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How to use external monitor with MacBook Air closed and on battery power?

I often use my MacBook Air (running OS X 10.9.5) closed at a docking station, where it's hooked to external monitor, keyboard/trackpad, and power. All good. The only issue is that occasionally the ...
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Make full screen app to launch on particular display

I don't know how it happened, but one of my full screen apps, when launched for the first time, opened on my secondary display. Now no matter what I try, the app always launches on this secondary ...
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Extending desktop to 2 monitors with Cirago NuView X2 - MiniDisplay to 2 HDMI adapter

I am trying to extend my Mac desktop across two monitors. I am using the closed shell using Cirago NuView X2 Mini DisplayPort to 2 HDMI Adapter. The adapter claims that an extended desktop is ...
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Display Slack notifications on both screens

I'm using my Macbook while it's connected to a larger display. I'm mostly working off the larger display. Is there a way for notifications to be displayed on both screens simultaneously? I'm ...
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How to disable “always on” USB power on Macbook Pro

I am operating my MacBook Pro early 2015 within a Henge dock (HD03VA13MBPR) , connected to two external displays and external speakers. Both displays and speakers get power from a power distributer ...
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Mac Book pro not entering sleeping mode after close?

I have Mac Book pro late 2011 with OS X 10.9.5 which is connected to the external monitor. When I close the Mac it not entering the sleeping mode. I still can see from my phone my skype. Through the ...
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Connecting Macbook Air to HPw1907 external screen

I have recently brought a HPw1907 external screen for my mac but having trouble connecting it. I have connected a VGA cable but as soon as I turn it on, the monitor goes straight to sleep. When I open ...
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External monitor moves windows when coming out of sleep (2012 rMBP)

I recently purchased a Dell P2715Q for the express purpose of using as the primary display for my 2012 rMBP running 10.10.3 when "docked" at home. I have the laptop in a vertical holder that holds it ...
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Above and Below Display Arrangement in Yosemite

I have a laptop running Yosemite with an external monitor sitting above the laptops display. When I am logged in I have the display arrangement mimicking the physical above and below layout. This ...
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Daisy chain two monitors on a single thunderbolt port

I currently have 3 monitors (Asus VN247H) connected to a mid 2014 15" MBP Retina. Two connections are on thunderbolt (with TB->HDMI adaptors) and one on the HDMI port. I would like to use one of the ...
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How to use Mission Control with multiple monitors?

I'm using a MPBr + Yosemite with 2x 27" monitors. I also use parallels with Win8 for development. I'm hoping to have 2x 'spaces'. (I'm not sure if that's the best way to describe this). Each space ...
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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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Full screen mode across multiple monitors on Yosemite

I have a mid 2014 15" MacBook Pro Retina connected to 3 1920x1080 monitors on thunderbolt+HMDI ports (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB). The monitors are in portrait mode with total screen resolution of ...
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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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How do I gather all windows onto one display when a second display is turned off on Yosemite?

I have a projector set up as a second display for an iMac running Yosemite. The projector doesn't stay on all the time, but when we watch a movie, if we don't drag iTunes or whatever app we were ...
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Creating a new desktop on one monitor creates a desktop on all monitors

Additionally shifting my desktop on the one monitor I created (with 2 monitors plugged into my MacBook Pro) shifts every desktop. I don't want this feature how do I turn it off? I just want to be ...
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Unable to do a partial screen recording on OSX with quicktime

I am using multi-screen: I am using the primary screen of my MBP plus two external monitors via displayport When I start the screen recording, it is the message I see on my screen I go on to ...
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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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Any trick to use my 2008 iMac (mini-DVI) as a secondary monitor for my MacBook Pro?

I have a 2008 iMac (with mini-DVI and NO Thunderbolt) and I want to use it as a secondary monitor for my MacBook Pro. The FAQ for Target Display Mode says that it's possible to do it with an 2009 or ...
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2015 MBP external monitor options

I've just purchased the 13" early 2015 MBP with Intel Iris Graphics 6100, and am planning on investing in two external displays to use at my home office. What kind of 4k support does this chipset ...
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How to connect Macbook pro's Retina screen with my Mac mini?

I want to use my Macbook Pro as a screen of my Mac mini(with both OS X and Bootcamp Windows). I've following cables: 1. Thunderbolt to Ethernet 2. Thunderbolt to VGA Any possible solution?
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Macbook Pro Retina with more than 2 external displays

I have an Macbook Pro with retina display and want to connect additional displays/monitors to it. But sadly 2+1 isn't enough for me, so I'm searching for solution: I want to buy two USB3.0 to ...
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Thunderbolt displays

Besides the thunderbolt displays by Apple, are there any other monitor manufacturers that make monitors with thunderbolt interfaces? I could only find the Apple thunderbolt displays and 1-2 models ...
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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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Do the applications use less memory when they are moved to different displays?

Last few days I am spreading everything to separate screens, and noticed that I have few more GB of RAM free this way. I use everything the same way as before. Do applications use less memory when ...
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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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xrandr settings and XQuartz In Multi-monitor Yosemite Environment

I am currently struggling with an inability to move Xquartz (either latest stable or latest development) windows in the top third or so of my screen, as also described by another user. My current ...
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SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Is it possible to use SmartNav in a Windows 7 that runs on a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp? Ideally I would like to use it in a multi-monitor configuration.
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How many external monitors does the iMac 27" with 5k display support?

Specs indicate just 1. Has anyone connected more than 1 monitor successfully? How many can you connect in total?
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SmartNav with Windows 7 in VMWare: mouse cursor won't move outside the current monitor

I use Windows 7 Enterprise in VMWare with Mac OS X 10.10 as host. VMWare is configured to use 3 monitors, which Windows 7 recognizes well. However, when I use SmartNav to move the mouse cursor, the ...
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Is there are tool that can store and retrieve monitor arrangements as presets?

I'm working with a MacBook at different locations where monitors are then in a different positions relative to the MacBook's screen. As a result I have to rearrange the monitor setup every time I use ...
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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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Second monitor doesn't work with Mac mini

I'm new to Apple and am having problems getting my second monitor to work with my Mac mini 2.5 GHz i5 2012. I have one screen working using the Mini Display Port on the Mac mini to a HDMI socket on ...
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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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Can I prevent OS X from resizing and moving windows when sleeping while attached to an external monitor?

I have my Retina Macbook Pro connected to a ASUS 2560x1440 display via the HDMI port. I keep the laptop lid closed so the monitor is the only display in use. When I sleep my computer (via hot corners ...
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Navigate to a space in other screen with keyboard shortcut

Switching between spaces using control + left / right arrow key is very efficient. Last step to perfection: to switch between spaces among different screens, I need to move my hand to the mouse and ...
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Multiple monitors for MBP 15" Mid 2012

I'm looking for a solution with four external displays and my MBP lid closed. As far as I know it's not possible natively so I need some extra box?
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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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Apps still in Activity Monitor after being closed?

Everytime I open up Firefox and Photoshop CS on my macbook and close them up via the X button at the top left corner of their windows, their windows close but my macbook still lags and shows my memory ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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How to use my Macbook Pro as a monitor for my PC which I have no monitor for right now? [duplicate]

I looked into remote desktop stuff but that seems you have to do something on the Window's side to get it working. My issue is that the PC I have I currently have no way to view that on a monitor ...
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Screen resolution of MacBook Pro Retina

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Retina-display (Late 2013 model) I recently bought a very cheap HDMI cable to plug it on my tv in my room (for Screen Mirroring and sometimes, Screen extend). Since it's ...
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How can I make 3 external displays function with my 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2014)?

How can I make 3 external displays (4 total, or 3 if running in closed book mode) function with my 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (Mid 2014)? Regardless of closed-book/clamshell mode, I am unable to make ...
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Triple-non-thunderbolt-display iMac — would this work?

Consider the following: I have a 21.5" (Mid 2011) iMac with a single Thunderbolt port that supports "two Thunderbolt displays". This means normally you would daisy-chain one thunderbolt display to ...
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Will my Macbook Air be able to handle dual 4k displays?

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air and I want to purchase two 4k monitors and hook it up to the MBA. Will my Macbook Air be able to hand the two monitors at it's full resolution? If so, what cables would ...
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MacBook Pro 10.6.8 mid-2011 and HP Compaq LA2205wg working only when MBP on battery

Weird behavior of MBP and external HP screen. When MBP is on battery - everything works perfect. But when power supply is connected to MBP - external HP screen is going black. "Monitor going to sleep" ...