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Splitting a mac desktop into smaller portions

Background I'm using a device called a DualHead2Go that lets me plug two external screens into an early gen Macbook Pro. This device basically presents the two screens to the mac as if they were one ...
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Connect 2 external Monitors with Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I need a little help here, I have attached my MacBook Air Mid 2013, to an Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD. On the product page it says that one can connect two monitors. The only condition is ...
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Macbook doesn't display on external screen until after I log in (Yosemite). How to fix?

I have a macbook pro (mid-2011) and an HP Pavilion 22bw (prob inconsequential) connected via a Thunderbolt DVI Adapter. Ever since installing Yosemite, I now need to open the macbook pro and log in ...
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Thunderbolt to HDMI (Not DisplayPort to HDMI)

My first question is do Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters exist? The reason I'm specifying Thunderbolt and not DisplayPort is because I have a Belkin Thunderbolt2 Dock. If I use a MDP>HDMI adapter and the ...
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How can I get notifications to pop up in my active display?

I have an MBA running Yosemite. Apps like Mail, messages, calendar, and FaceTime have 'banner' notifications that pop up in my laptop's built-in display but they don't pop up on my external monitor ...
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Can an application be auto-raised only if no other applications are focused?

So this is kind of a follow-up to How do I make OS X auto focus on the window in the screen the mouse moves into? because I'm having a different problem but looking for slightly different ...
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How can I force or an application to be launched to the 2nd monitor?

I'm on OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite. How can I force a newly launched application to open to a specific monitor? How can I force a new window that a current application is opening to open in a specific ...
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External display occasionally shows just noise

When I'm at work I have my Macbook Air mid-2013 hooked up to a Samsung SyncMaster 2443 display via a ThunderBolt-to-HDMI adapter and then to a HDMI-to-DVI adapter. Almost every second time I switch ...
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Can I use dual 4k Dell P2815Q monitors on the Retina MacBook Pro (late 2013) with Yosemite at full resolution?

Will this monitor plug-and-play with Yosemite on this MacBook model without having to install Xcode and mess around with creating custom settings? Can I have two of these plugged into this MacBook ...
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rMBP early 2013 15'' fan noise with 4K display?

I own a MacBook Pro with Retina display early 2013 with Intel HD4000 + GT 650M 1 GB. I'm looking for a high pixel display, and narrowed it down to two options: 21:9 34″ LG 3440x1440 or 28″ 4K display. ...
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External Display Brightness, Contrast and Color are Terrible

I have a late 2014 13" Retina MBP. It's connected to a 24" Philips 246EL Display by using an Apple Mini DV to DVI adaptor. The brightness and contrast on the external display are terrible, and no ...
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Connect 3 iMac 21" Screens together?

What's the best solution to connect 3 iMac screens together so they're all usable as one large screen. I currently have 2 iMac's connected together via a single thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable ...
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Blaupunkt 4k LED TV as external monitor for MBP mid 2012 retina issue

I initially connected the MBP 2012 retina 2.7 GHZ to the 4k display it showed me 3840x2160 correctly. But when I was optimising some display settings I changed to 1080p after that I no longer get the ...
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Downsampling an external monitor on a Macbook Pro

I was wondering if anyone has succeeded in downsampling an external monitor for a Macbook Pro. I currently have a late 2013 Macbook Pro (Retina) with Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics card. I just bought ...
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What Causes rMBP Fan Noise When Connected to Two External Monitors

Connecting two external monitors to my Retina Macbook Pro 2012 has no problem except for more fan noise, which is a little bit annoying since with one external monitor one doesn't hear the noise at ...
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OS X Extended Desktop Limits

I am looking for information on whether there is a limit to the width/height of the OS X extended desktop. I have seen setups with 2 rows of 3 displays, resulting in a 7680 x 2880 desktop. Now I ...
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How to screencapture just the active display in a dual monitor setup?

When I use ⇧+⌘+3 to take a screenshot with my laptop connected to a external monitor, it output a couple of images, one for each display. Is there any way to take the screenshot of just the active ...
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Place screenshots on Desktop on Display 2

How can I do to tell the system that every time that takes an screenshot place it on Desktop, but on Second Monitor? It only must be placed on Display 1 when Display 2 won't be available.
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Prevent StandBy closing MacBook lid during no power connection but Display connected

I have currently no power connection to my MacBook Air, but I have a Display connected. I want to close the lid and only work on my external display. So I want to prevent my MacBook going to StandBy ...
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How to connect 24" Apple Display to HDMI output of Mac Mini 2011?

Trying to have two monitors connected to Mac Mini mid-2011. It has one Mini DisplayPort and one HDMI outputs. I have 27" monitor connected to Mini Display port of the Mac Mini mid-2011. I was going ...
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Connect MacBook to projector without DisplayPort

As it appears, my Thunderbolt/mini DisplayPort port on my MBP mid-2012 is nonfunctional, so I cannot use my DP-VGA adapter anymore to connect to external monitors/projectors. What alternatives are ...
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What video connector for a mid-2012 macbook pro to External Monitor

What are the different (and the best) option for connecting my mid 2012 Macbook pro to an external monitor. Three connections I know of are VGA, HDMI and DVI. What is the difference and what cables do ...
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What is the best way to connect external monitors to mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina so you can get the best resolution?

I have a mid-2014 15" Macbook Pro Retina. I've got a bunch of plugs (HDMI, 2 mini DP) and my external 27" ACER K272HUL has HDML, DP and DVI. My assumption is that there are differences between the ...
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My external monitor goes grayscale on the non moving parts of the screen (mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina)

I have a mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15". I also bought a 27" Acer K272HUL and I've connected the 2nd monitor to my Macbook via HDMI. So now I have 2 screens, my 15" and my "27". I usually play ...
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MBP logs out of all accounts under Yosemite when projector is unplugged

I've been noticing a strange behavior when disconnecting my laptop from projector displays after upgrading to Yosemite. As soon as I unplug the Thunderbolt-to-VGA adapter, I find that the system ...
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2013 MacBook Pro running on Yosemite crashes when thunderbolt is attached

Ever since updating, and also now having a done a clean install, my 15" retina mac book pro crashes every time I plug a thunderbolt connector into it - whether its the thunderbolt diplay, or a ...
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In OS X Yosemite, how to keep the app switcher (or dock) on my main display?

I believe the app switcher (command + tab) is tied to where the dock "is". The dock is available on both displays, but I believe the last display in which you clicked on the dock is where it actually ...
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How do Mac multiple monitor hold different desktop?

I use two monitor with my Mac(OS X 10.8.5 (12F45)). Today, my desktop is not separate like the figures below. When I remove the desktop 1, we can see the results both on the left and right monitor. I ...
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How do I hook a new Mac Book Pro Retina up to dual DisplayPort monitors?

I have two DisplayPort monitors. These are regular DisplayPort monitors, not mini-Display Port, not made by Apple and not made specifically for Mac. I would like to buy a new Mac Book Pro Retina. ...
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Mini DisplayPort does not work

When plugging in my mini DP-to-VGA adapter recently, the monitor was not recognised and when wiggling the plug, all I could achieve was turn the screen black, but nothing actually appeared on the ...
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How to move app window when app is trying to use second monitor that's not present

I have OS X10.8.5 (fully patched). I'm using Office for Mac 2011 (fully patched). Earlier in the week, I was working on a PowerPoint presentation. During the earlier work, I had a second monitor ...
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13'' Mid-2012 Pro, can I use FireWire to VGA for a triple screen setup?

I have a mid-2012 13'' Macbook Pro. I'm currently using a Thunderbolt to VGA to use a second monitor. I'm feeling myself in need for a third monitor for my work. I was wondering if it was possible to ...
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Yosemite auto creates multiple desktops (spaces) on main monitor

Since upgrading to Yosemite I've been having issue with OS X creating additional workspaces on my main monitor for no apparent reason. I usually have 3 different spaces setup on my main monitor and ...
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Disable window snapping to top on move to second monitor/display

This annoying behavior started happening in 10.8 or 10.9 and I'd like to turn it off and make it never ever happen again. What happens is that when dragging a window from one display to another, when ...
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Play Safari web videos in full-screen on second monitor while using first monitor

I have two monitors and am using OS X Mavericks. In Safari when viewing a YouTube streaming video full screen on one monitor, if I use the other monitor it causes the YouTube video to switch from full ...
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macbook pro detetcts the screen, but external screen stays black(mini dp to hdmi)

I am trying to connect my macbook pro(OSX 10.9.3, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3) to Panasonic Viera TH55AS670D LED TV through Mini DP to HDMI connector. When I connect the wire my laptop screen ...
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IE 11 Looks huge on external display

I'm using a 15" retina MBP and a 22" (1920x1080) external display... if I drag items such as desktop shortcuts and IE 11 (so far I only identify these 2) they look HUGE, like this: this is a ...
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External projector not working on MBPR 2013 late 15"

After I upgraded to 10.10. I can not use projector in extend mode or mirror mode. It seems my MBPR has detected the projector, But the projector just can not show its display correctly. I've tried ...
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Yosemite: Accessibility zoom + multiple monitors = poor performance

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite, the accessibility zoom feature is unusable when connected to an external monitor. Video showing the problem (found on YouTube, not mine) Steps to reproduce: ...
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Connecting MacBook Air to two VGA/DVI monitors

I have a 13" MacBook Air (2012) and I would like to connect it to two external Lenovo Thinkvision monitors. Both monitors are identical. They have both a VGA port and a DVI port on the back (see ...
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Can one use a 2nd external monitor together with the new iMac 5k?

Sometimes I like to have monitoring data to be displayed on an external monitor to be less 'in my face', even so I would have place for it on my main screen. So, is it possible to attach an external ...
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Is there a way to have separate docks per display?

I'm using Yosemite. I have 2 displays (each with its own space and both have the dock) and I have a application (app1) with various windows. These windows are distributed between these two displays: I ...
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Dual screen with new Mac Mini

So I've begun the long-awaiting switch from PC to Mac in the office and picked up a new Mac Mini yesterday. We currently use dual screen on all machines in the office. I'm wanting to hook these up ...
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Using older iMac as external display for new Retina macbook / port sharing question

I'd like to see if there is a way to use the firewire port on the back my 2011 iMac 27" when it's connected to my 2014 15" Retina Macbook. The two work fine right now - the iMac is the main display ...
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As a user with multiple monitors attached to my Mac, how does it select which one a new window is opened on?

I have a Macintosh [MacBook Pro] with multiple monitors. There's the built in laptop display and I additional have a Apple Thunderbolt Display and another third party monitor attached via ...
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Scroll lag after external display connect

After connecting or disconnecting external display some lag appears on every scroll in every app. Only restart helps (or windowserver restart). This problem was on Mavericks and still on Yosemite. It ...
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Cmd+` breaks with dual monitors and full screen mode

I want to run Chrome in full screen mode on both my monitors, using Cmd+` to alternate between windows. Cmd+` seems to work fine for alternating between windows when not in full screen mode, but it ...
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Chrome tabs being cut off in small viewing area after wake from sleep

I've had a recurring issue since last week where I wake from sleep on a new external monitor, and several of my already-open Chrome tabs have their content resized (i.e. into a 600x600 viewing area). ...
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When your 27" monitor was not displaying right earlier this year, what problem were you experiencing?

I read your response on this question External monitor stopped working after 10.9.2 update My external 30" just started going crazy. The picture will get all jumbled until I drag a window over the ...
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Not supported input when switching from external TV to monitor on Yosemite

I'm using a LogiLink Mini Display Port to HDMI adapter to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2013, 15", non-retina) to external screens - Dell monitor (through an HDMI-DVI cable) at my desk and a Samsung TV ...