1
vote
1answer
78 views

Change main desktop to external screen after sleep mode

I have connected an external screen to my MBP. If I close the MBP the main desktop is switched to the external screen like I want. If the notebook goes in sleep mode and I wake it up with my wireless ...
2
votes
5answers
1k views

MBP Lock screen hotkey without sleeping?

I'd like to press a key combo to get my computer to the lock screen. In Windows the shortcut was Windows key + L. On Mac I press CMD+ALT+Power which turns the laptop off and puts it into sleep. I want ...
1
vote
1answer
865 views

Macbook Pro 17" Thunderbolt won't output to LCD

I have a Macbook Pro 17-inch Early-2011 model. It is running 10.7.5 and no matter what I do, it does not want to output to an extra display using Thunderbolt (and a Mini Display port to VGA adapter). ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

One of three monitors does not start after upgrading from Lion to Mountain Lion

I've just updated to OS X 10.8.2 (earlier 10.7.5) on my Mac Pro. And I have 3 monitors - DVI, DisplayPort (primary), DVI; attached to 6850. Everything works fine, but every time I start the computer, ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

Using 2 displays with full screen applications

I often use dual heads on my MBP, and I was wondering if there was a way to have separate applications running in full screen on each display? So for example full screen mail on one display and then ...
1
vote
1answer
601 views

Why isn't my external monitor's native resolution available in Display Preferences?

I have 22" external monitor that has a native resolution of 1680 x 1050. When I open the display preferences I don't get it as an option. I've tried rebooting. That didn't help. I have the ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

How to mirror secondary display to a TV?

I have had a dual-screen setup (27'' iMac + 27'' thunderbolt display) for a while now; having recently acquired a MDP->HDMI adapter I'm struggling with mirroring the secondary display onto my TV. ...
1
vote
0answers
523 views

Automatic “detect displays” not working when plugging in Mini DisplayPort

Some time ago, the automatic detection of external displays stopped working when plugging in a display via Mini DisplayPort to my 13", late 2011 Mac Book Pro with Lion installed. This is regardless ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

How do I use two different desktops on two different monitors with Lion?

So I want to use two different desktops on my two different monitors in Mac OS X Lion. The only options I can find are extended desktop and mirror desktop. Is there any way to use two desktops ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
1
vote
1answer
659 views

Macbook Pro with External Monitor Keeps Readjustng

I have a mid-2007 Macbook Pro running OS X Lion which I connect to a Dell external monitor via the DVI port. Recently, the screen has been constantly turning blue (which seems to indicate that it is ...
0
votes
1answer
79 views

Force window to appear on a select screen

Is there a way to make a window in OS X Lion always initially appear on a select screen? So that when the window appears, it'd automatically appear on the screen I select?
3
votes
4answers
3k views

Dell U2410 HDMI + OS X Lion very poor quality

Having plugged my MacBook Air (Mid-2012) into a Dell 24" 2410 monitor, the quality is terrible. For reference the same monitor plugged into a Dell XPS M1330 running Windows 7 via HDMI give nice ...
0
votes
1answer
249 views

How to fix inverted color on one thunderbolt monitor with maximum resolution set?

I have two monitors. All of the sudden my second monitor has switched blue for red when it is at the full resolution 2560x1600. However, white is not black, so it isn't totally inverted. If I use the ...
1
vote
0answers
479 views

Second Monitor Not Detecting Proper Resolution

I have 2x 30 Inch Monitors, a U3011 and a WFP3007WFPHC. They are both capable of displaying 2560x1600. The WFP3007 only has a dual-dvi input so I purchased a mini-displayport to dual-dvi adapter. ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Blurry/aliased text on external LCD in Lion

I have an external LCD hooked up to my MacBook Pro 5,5 running Lion. I have major aliasing on the external monitor in every application. Using the commonly recommended defaults -currentHost write ...
3
votes
3answers
481 views

Auto-changing focus with dual monitors

I just setup dual monitors for my Mac and keep accidentally typing into an app in monitor 1 after I've moved my mouse to an app in monitor 2. I can't be the only one who runs into this with dual ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Is it possible to get OS X to remember my screen arrangement?

I use my MacBook with an external monitor at work and home. Unfortunately, they are both the same model and this seems to confuse OS X. At work, I have the monitor on the left and at home the right. ...
1
vote
1answer
360 views

External monitor suddenly stopped working at 2440x1440 on OS Lion 10.7.3

I have a 27" iMac and I'm using Samsung SyncMaster SA850 as a second monitor (connected via a displayPort cable with a mini DisplayPort adapter). Everything worked fine until yesterday - the Samsung ...
1
vote
1answer
159 views

Multiple Screen Standby/Resume Problems

I have a large widescreen monitor plugged into my Macbook which is running Lion. Since upgrading to Lion I've noticed that I can't resume from standby if my other monitor was plugged in when I closed ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Prevent windows and Desktop icons from rearranging with multiple monitors?

I connect and disconect my MacBook Pro from a number of external displays each day. Each time I connect or disconnect the size, shape, and positions of windows and Desktop icons become disorganized ...
5
votes
1answer
518 views

How can I spread a wallpaper out to 2 displays?

I have an early 2011 MBP powering 2 Thunderbolt displays. I have downloaded the proper resolution wallpapers from Digitalblasphemy's site (5120x1440), but can't figure out the setting to spread the ...
10
votes
1answer
391 views

Is there a way to run one application in Full Screen mode on one display and still be able to view and access applications on a second display?

When I make an app go full screen on my primary display - a 24" Apple Display - everything previously visible and accessible on my second display - my MacBook Pro screen - is hidden by the default ...
3
votes
1answer
292 views

All open applications placed on main display after sleep

I've got an iMac 27" i7, with a secondary monitor hooked up via its display port (adapted from a DVI cable coming out of the secondary display). After my iMac goes to sleep, when I wake it back up, ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

When my external display is on, my Mac thinks it's off. When it's off, on

Hardware details: MacBook Air, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Standard HDMI cable Famous Maker 23” Ultra-Slim LED Display, 1080p Yesterday everything worked fine. Today when ...
6
votes
1answer
431 views

How can I show Growl notifications on both displays?

I've got a MacBook Pro connected to an external display. Right now the notifications come through on on the primary display (MacBook Pro built in display) and not the external display. I know I can ...
0
votes
1answer
642 views

How do I disable secondary display connective via HDMI on Lion/Mini?

I have a late 2011 mini and the HDMI out is set up to go to my receiver and thence to my TV. When the TV is off, I would like it not to extend my desktop to it, but it is. How can I prevent that other ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

External display only shows background

When I plugged my MacBook Air running Lion into a projector today the projector only displayed the desktop background. I could swipe between desktops, but it still only displayed the background (this ...
5
votes
4answers
2k views

Is there software that allows me to use my Macbook Pro as a second monitor for iMac?

I'd like to do monitor spanning with my Macbook Pro next to my iMac, I haven't really found a good solution, anyone use anything they can recommend? I'm using Lion. Thanks.
7
votes
4answers
4k views

Weird display issue on OS X Lion when switching external monitor

I'm using a MBP with a second (external) monitor and since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, I encountered some display issues that appear in the Application Switcher, and sometimes in the ...
5
votes
6answers
3k views

Window out of visible workspace range / unreachable

I'm running OS X Lion on a MacBook Air 11", and when I unplug my secondary display, some windows (e.g., Finder) are overflowing at the edge of the screen. This usually happens on the right-hand side ...
11
votes
2answers
8k views

Dual monitors and OS X Lion : get menubar and app switcher on both displays

I've just plugged in another monitor into my 13 inch MBP running OS X Lion. It works fine, except for three little annoyances: Whenever I use the application switcher (or whatever it's called, I ...
3
votes
1answer
182 views

Biggest external monitor support for MBP 13"

I'm using a MBP 13" and want to connect it to an external monitor. What is the largest resolution supported for an external monitor? From what I know this MBP is using VGA intel. Workstation: OSX ...
3
votes
2answers
644 views

AppleFontSmoothing Has No Effect On My ViewSonic VX2450

I've followed the advice in these questions and am not having any luck. No matter what I try, the fonts are rendered so poorly on the external monitor. My environment - MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to lock the mouse to one monitor in a multi-display setup. (On a Mac)

I've been looking for a way to lock the mouse to one monitor in a dual, or more, display setup. [Edit:] The application that I am programming will be run in full-screen mode only, at all times. This ...
5
votes
5answers
2k views

Dual monitors causing wireless drop outs on MacBook Pro running Lion

I have a 13" 2011-model MacBook Pro running Lion that I connect to a Dell monitor. The connection is made as follows: mini DisplayPort -> mini DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter -> DVI-D into monitor. ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

Two full screen apps in OSX Lion when using multiple monitors

Is it possible to run two full screen apps at the same time in OSX Lion when using multiple monitors?
3
votes
0answers
2k views

After Lion upgrade, external monitor sometimes shows color noise [closed]

Hardware: Early 2011 (pre Thunderbolt) MBP 15" Apple Mini Display to DVI adapter Dell 2408WFP (using included DVI cable) Before upgrading from Snow Leopard to Lion, I did not have this problem. ...
11
votes
7answers
5k views

With multiple displays: how best to keep the Dock to one side, and on the same display as the menu bar?

I currently have the Dock to the left. In the Displays pane of System Preferences, I have the external display (if present) configured to be on the left side of the main built-in display; and the ...
15
votes
6answers
32k views

How do I use only the external display with my MacBook Pro lid open on Lion?

Sorry for the wordy title, but my problem is thus: When I'm at my desk, I would like to use only the external display. With the nifty gestures in Lion, I have decided I would like to use the ...
6
votes
4answers
4k views

Force macbook to sleep when lid closed and external monitor connected in Lion

I know you have heard this before, but is there any app/hack that makes the computer behave like Snow Leopard when closing the lid? I don't want to hear about this being a duplicate question, as I ...
0
votes
3answers
513 views

External monitor over the air with Macbook

I have purchased a second-hand MacBook (13 inch, white) which is quite cool. Now i want to connect it to my external monitor and i have got a Mini-DVI-to-DVI cable from a friend of mine: However, ...
1
vote
2answers
406 views

Was Apple menu 'sticking' for certain dual monitor setups removed in Lion?

This use case is a bit niche, so I'm not sure if this is something on my end, or an undocumented change. I'm throwing this out there to see if anybody else can help test and report back. I have a ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Multiple monitors in lion

With Lion it seems the mission control is separate for each screen, however I have not found a way to show a different desktop/space on each screen. Basically I want it so that when a do a swipe on ...