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How can I set external display as primary and turn off internal display without connected MagSafe power cable?

When I connected MagSafe power cable to Mac and close lid, secondary display become a primary and dock migrate to it. But when I disconnected MagSafe power cable - the primary and secondary monitors ...
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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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MacBook Air or MacBook Pro(late 2012) for iOS and web development? [closed]

I am looking to jump into iOS development and I am planning to purchase my very first Mac. The MacBook Pro Retina 13" is not affordable at the moment but, after going through eBay and some other local ...
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iPad (Air) as 2nd screen using Lightning cable?

I travel a lot and use a MacBook Air as my primary machine with an iPad Air for secondary tasks. Occasionally I find it would be useful to have a second screen, but because I don't have a fixed work ...
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Macbook air mid 2012 dual monitors [closed]

I set up my macbook air mid 2012 with 2 external monitors but they will only mirror the same display, how can i have different screens showing?
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Have to restart to switch external displays

I have a Macbook Air 2013 model that I use at work and at home. At work I hook it up to an external Dell 27" monitor via a display port adapter. At home I like to hook it up to my Samsung 40" TV. ...
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Can I run two non-thunderbolt displays from a thunderbolt RAID device?

It seems like this question has been asked a million times, but after a few hours of reading similar questions, I have not been able to find a clear answer. I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air running OS X ...
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MacBook Air forgetting display arrangement

My Mac seems to be forgetting display arrangements for external monitors. It doesn't matter what type of connector it is (Tried Apple converter to VGA as well as non-apple to DVI). Within only a few ...
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How can I use wired ethernet + external monitor together on my Macbook Air (Late 2013)?

I have a late 2013 MBA which only has USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. I've currently been using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to use wired internet, but I'd also like to use an external ...
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Dual external displays with dvi splitter on macbook air

I've been through the questions I can find about Macbook Air's and their display capabilities. I've just bought a mini display to DVI and a DVI splitter and at first glance I was happy but then I ...
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Black borders with external monitor on MBA 2013

I have a problem that I'm not able to fix. I'm getting black borders, some king of margin. The display doesn't use the full space in the monitor. I have a total of four monitors in my house and three ...
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Use MacBook as a monitor and controller for iMac

I have an iMac and I also happen to have a MacBook Air. What I need is this strange layout - I want to be able to control my iMac with my MacBook. I also want to be able to share my iMaс screen to my ...
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External monitor has “sun spots”

I have a Macbook Air 13″ (late 2010) and external monitor (Dell SX2210) connected by Mac Display Adapter to VGA adapter (pre-Thunderbolt). I frequently see regions of the Dell screen glitched by ...
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Can I use two non-Thunderbolt displays on a MacBook Air

I have been told that the only way to connect more than one external display to a MacBook Air was to buy Apple's Thunderbolt monitor and daisy chain. Mavericks promises better support for external ...
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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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Using Only an External Monitor with a MacBook Air or Pro?

This question Use Only External Display With Macbook asks how to use an external display with a Macbook in clamshell/closed mode with attached peripherals such as external keyboard and mouse. I ...
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11" Macbook Air Stopped Driving Microcenter EQ276W DP at 2560x1440 Upon a Fresh Install of Mountain Lion

I have an EQ276W DP, an 11" Air, and a Monoprice mini displayport to displayport adapter which have worked together flawlessly for 5 months. My system had a hard crash over the past week that ...
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MacBook Air + iMac + external display

I have a setup of a MacBook Air (2013), an iMac (2009), and a regular external monitor. I’m able to connect either the iMac or the monitor to the MacBook and use them as an additional screen. Is there ...
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Will the Macbook Air (Mid 2012) support dual monitors?

Can I hook up two external monitors (with a HDMI interface) to a MacBook Air 2012? I don't want to use the MacBook Air monitor when the two monitors are used.
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2013-Macbook Air compatibility with Matrox Dual/TripleHead2Go DP

I have been using a matrox TripleHead2Go DP (work) and DualHead2Go DP (home) with a late-2010 Macbook Air (Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics) with two Dell 2007fp monitors at 2*1600x1200@60Hz (i.e., one ...
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why login screen has a 2-second delay with external monitor?

On a brand new mid-2013 MacBook Air, with an external monitor ASUS PB278Q 27" 5ms WQHD (2560 x 1440), connected through a miniDP-to-DP cable, every time the computer gets back from the monitor sleep, ...
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Black rectangle covers up most of screen, after disconnecting external display

I connected my MacBook Air to an external projector (using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor) to give a Keynote presentation, enabled screen mirroring, gave my talk, then disconnected from the ...
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possible to drive two external mointors with mid-2013 new macbook air?

Is it possible to use a thunderbolt -> hdmi and usb -> hdmi adapter to drive two external monitors (non-thunderbolt) with the new macbook air? If not, has anyone had success with any other options?
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How can I get files off of a Mac when the display is broken?

I need to get files off of my mac, and SSH and RDP are both disabled. My screen is broken, and my SSD is encrypted by FileVault. Now, I do have one advantage: An external monitor. However, it will ...
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Restoring <= 10.6.8 lid-open Clamshell Mode in Mountain Lion?

In Snow Leopoard and earlier, you could open the lid of your laptop after you had activated clam shell mode and the display would remain inactive until you disconnected the external monitors. In ...
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Connecting two DVI monitors to a MBA 2012

Can anyone tell me whether it's possible to connect two external DVI monitors to a 2012 macbook Air? Ideally I'd like to do this through the thunderbolt connector with an adapter to drive both ...
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Macbook Air not detecting correct external display resolution

My Macbook Air stopped detecting the resolution of my external display this morning and I'm not sure why because it was working fine last night. My display is 24" 1080p and in the past whenever I have ...
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IPS Monitor Turning On and Off with a 13" 2012 MBA

I just received this monitor from monoprice. It works great with my 15" Retina Macbook Pro. On my Macbook Air it turns on and off every 4~5 seconds. It's extremely regular. I took my Air to an Apple ...
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Weird colors on secondary monitor

When I connect my macbook air (2012 early I think) to a DELL U24-something display through a DVI the colors on the display are really weired: it is like all the colors are really desaturated and ...
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Arranging an external monitor for Macbook Air

I connected an external monitor to my Macbook Air, and arranged it above the MBA display. See this screen arrangement. In the above screenshot, the up-display is the external display, and the ...
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What cable provides support for dual external monitors at 1920x1080 on a MacBook Air?

I'm considering getting a new MacBook Air computer and would like it to drive two external monitors at 1920x1080 resolution. What cable or adapter would I need to run such a configuration? A related ...
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Can a Mac with Thunderbolt effectively use a PCI Graphics Card using an external cage?

I was wondering how good thunderbolt is for adding a beefier PCI graphics card to my MacBook Air. If I use a PCI enclosure like this, will the card integrate with the Mac to enhance the performance ...
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Full screen mode in two monitors

I have a MBP with an external monitor running ML. When I enter full screen mode, the other monitor isn't usable. Is it possible to have the full screen on one monitor and to use the other monitor as ...
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External monitor options for MacBook Air?

If I would like to attach a second monitor to my MacBook air is my only option the Thunderbolt Display? Everything I've found online points me there, but those are a cool grand, so I'm wondering if ...
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MacBook Air mid 2011 external Display resoltion > 1080p which adapter?

I want to use my new 27" Display in full resolution. I've tried two different cheap mini displayport to hdmi adapters but they only work with a max resolution of 1080p. Do I really need an expensive ...
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MacBook Air 2011 - External Display

I currently have a MacBook Air 13" 2011. I want to connect two external Displays. Does it work? I think it can speak to two Displays. When the internal Display is closed, it should be possible to ...
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Can two external displays be driven from one Thunderbolt port?

I have the new MacBook Air which only has a Thunderbolt output (no HDMI or DVI) and I have 2 external monitors. How can I get this all hooked up (at the lowest cost, if possible)? EDIT: After using ...
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Macbook Air running Windows w/two monitors

I am trying to run two monitors on my new MACBook Air using Windows 7. When I connect the second monitor the display defaults to the lowest resolution setting and will not change. Also I can not run ...
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Does the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter work with 2048x1152 resolution?

I'm thinking of buying the new Macbook Air and I was wondering whether the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter will work with my 23" Samsung LCD with a 2048 x 1152 resolution.
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Display size problems with two monitors

I just added a second monitor and my display is mis-sized. My macbook air monitor extends partly onto my external monitor. There are parts of the display that are off-screen - if I move my mouse to ...
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How to Connect Multiple Monitors to a MacBook Air

Usually I connect my MacBook Air 11" to a secondary display via the Thunderbolt port. What do I need to connect it to two external monitors?
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Closing lid for clamshell doesn't make external monitor primary under 10.7.3 on MacBook Air 13"

I'm connecting a 13" MacBook Air to a Dell 22" screen using the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, with an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad plugged into a USB on the MacBook and a USB mouse ...
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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 ...
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External monitor has “snow” at 1080p/i when connected to MacBook Air

When I connect an external monitor to my new MacBook Air via Mini DisplayPort to HDMI, I see the extended desktop but there are snow-like artifacts. When I change the resolution to 720p, the screen ...
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1answer
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Mac driver for Lenovo L2230x Monitor

At work, I'm connecting my MacBook Air 11" to a Lenovo L2230x Monitor (aka L2230xwA) to extend my display. Given that the MacBook Air has no Ethernet connector, today I thought I might put the ...
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What can the minidisplay port on the MacBook Air do?

What features does the minidisplay port on the MacBook Air (early 2010) allow you to do? I couldn't find much information about it in the Air's manual. All it said was that it was a video out ...
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Is there any way to output to two 1920x1200 external monitors with any of MacBook Pro or Air?

I understand that you can output to one 1920x1200 monitor while still using the laptop's screen, and one 2560x1600 monitor using the dual-DVI adapter. But can you output to two external 1920x1200 ...
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Can I connect more than one external monitor to the late 2010 MacBook Air?

I am thinking about buying the new MacBook Air as a primary desktop replacement. One of the things I have on my desktop which I like is two large monitors. Does anyone know whether the new MacBook ...