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Making Desktop 2 in Mountain Lion be shown in external display

Is it possible to display Desktop 2 (Mountain Lion) in an external display? The thing is I want to use Full Screen applications in an external display while using my Laptop display for ...
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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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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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Can I display notifications on my non-primary monitor? Or on both displays?

This issue has plagued Growl for ages. And ML's track record with multiple monitor support isn't great. But it's worth asking: can I display notification center's badges or alerts on multiple ...
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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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Using 3 External monitors on my macbook pro, problem with DVD player

I am running 3 external monitors off of my macbook pro 10.6.8. When I try to watch a DVD, the player slides down to my macbook pro. Want to play it on a larger monitor. Possible?
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Looking for a monitor for my 2012 model iMac

I know there are many of these types of questions, but the answers for the later models do not directly help with the newer iMac model that just came out in December 2012. I'm having a HUGE issue ...
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Mac Mini + Thunderbolt Display+ Additional Display?

I just purchased a 2012 Mac Mini to use with my Apple Thunderbolt Display. The mini also included an HDMI to DVI converter. I have a DVI-connected ViewSonic montior that I'd like to use as a ...
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Apple 30“ display and iMac 27”

I have an iMac i7 27" 2012 and I want to use it with my 30" Apple display. I have tried Apple's Mini Display Port to Dual-Link DVI Adapter, but that did not work. I have also tried Mini DisplayPort ...
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MacBook won't detect displays unless I “detect displays” manually from System Prferences

My MacBook drives my external DVI monitor (over mini display port, using Apple's adapter) just fine, but it fails to detect changes in the display configuration and doesn't react accordingly unless I ...
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Can the 2011 Mac Mini support 3 displays with DP 1.2 chaining?

Dell u2713H monitor supports Daisy Chaining. as one of the first monitors I've seen that uses DP 1.2 protocol. In essence, I'm asking if thunderbolt supports / enables / works with DP chaining, but ...
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Use a remote display as a local one

I was wondering if I could use a display connected to another machine (Linux Mint XFCE) to extend my OSX desktop. Is this possible, and if so, how?
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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, ...
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Macbook Pro: Two displays - two different full screen applications

Is it possible to display two different applications on two displays in "extended" mode. What i mean: Xcode and Google Chrome have a button "arrows" in the top right corner. "On click" mac create ...
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Can I use Thunderbolt to mini display port?

I have a 2011 27" IMac running OS X 10.6.8 with a mini display port and would like to purchase a 13.3" MacBook pro with Thunderbolt and use the IMac as an external display. Can I do this with a mini ...
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How to control brightness on external late 2009 iMac monitor when connected to new 2012 iMac primary monitor?

I have a late 2012 27" iMac as my primary monitor also connected to a late 2009 27" iMac as a secondary monitor via a mini-display port to mini-display port cable. I also have a Dell 24" monitor ...
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External monitor viewport appear shrunk in native resolution on MBP

I am using Mountain Lion on my MBP, my external TFT monitor used to work great at its native resolution (1920x1080) when connected to the MBP. However today after shutting it down and powering it up ...
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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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Turn main screen off when watching full screen video on TV

I connect my Mac via an HDMI adapter to my TV to watch films. Is there a way to turn off my Mac's screen while watching those?
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MacBook has problems with external monitor but iMac doesn't

I have a small Sony TV which is colour balanced for video editing. Note: it does not have DVI or HDMI ports. When I plug it into an iMac using VGA and the Mini Display Port adapter, it is fine (using ...
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MacBook Pro and external monitor compatibility

I just bought my first Mac (to learn to build apps!). I have the June 2012 non-retina display 15 inch MacBook Pro. Does any 16x10 aspect ratio montior technically work (monitor with VGA and DVI ...
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Three displays with Mac Mini 2012

I've read on Tom's Hardware that Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports three displays. Is that information valid for 2012 Mac Minis too? Does anyone have any information on what the Mac Mini's capability is ...
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New Macbook pro rarely recognizes additional display, freezes when connected

My new 13" MacBook Pro rarely recognizes a third-party display. The display works fine with a PC. It is connected via a third-party Thunderbolt/VGA adapter. Worked beautifully the first time. Now I ...
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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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Change primary display through command line

Is it possible to change the primary screen for a Mac through command line? The traditional way of doing this is from System Preferences > Displays and dragging the white menu bar on the top, ...
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Is there a way to change the OSX system font size per monitor?

I'm wondering if there is a way to change the OSX system font size per monitor (e.g. larger for Retina and smaller on external display) ? I know how to change it system wide (as covered by How can I ...
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Multiple monitors get mixed up

I am on OSX Lion, with a MacBook Pro. I am using the DisplayPort for an external monitor and two USB Diamond BVU195 for two extra monitors. Each time when I turn my computer on, the two monitors get ...
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Disable second monitor

The problem I have a 2008 iMac running OS X 10.7 with its mini-DVI output port connected to an second monitor via a DVI-D adapter. It's nice having a second monitor, but it's sometimes superfluous ...
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External display with pixel density similar to macbook pro 17" (132 ppi)

I own a macbook pro 17" late 2011 which has a 1920×1200 display with a pixel density of 132 ppi. Yesterday I tried hooking up the display to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, and to my great ...
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How to connect HP F1903 monitor to MacBook Pro?

I connected my HP Pavilion F1903 monitor to my MacBook Pro using the Rocketfish adapter I purchased from the Apple salesman at Best Buy. The monitor is turned on, but what's showing up on my laptop ...
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Connecting a Retina MacBook Pro to a VGA Display?

I have an external monitor with a VGA connection. What is the best adapter to use for my Retina MacBook Pro? I think I've seen Thunderbolt to VGA, or USB to VGA? Or HDMI to VGA? What are the ...
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Running actions when I disconnect external monitor

I would love to auto start Bartender (by the way, excellent app that hides some of your notification area icons) when I unplug my external monitor from my Mac. Is there any app or script that could ...
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Multi-Monitor Mac — Possible to keep one screen static in Mission Control?

I have a rMBP and a Thunderbolt display, and I love using both displays simultaneously. I also use Mission Control to have several separate work spaces. What I would love is for a way to have my ...
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Disable cross-screen shadows

I have a dual-screen setup, which works fine, but there's one annoyance, the window shadows. If I maximize a window on one screen (or just make its edge touch the edge of one of the monitors), the ...
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Connect to external TV without main screen

I have a Macbook Pro 13 "(late 2009) with a screen that just stopped working. In the technical assistance they told me that the problem would be the logic board or the display, any of them quite ...
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Problem with Mac HDMI - Thunderbolt display to Sony (not a cable problem)

I have a 13-inch Macbook Pro with Mountain Lion installed. I bought an HDMI - Thunderbolt cable months ago in order to watch movies, TV shows and whatnot on my TV (Sony Bravia). The cable had been ...
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Multi display application manuevering

In mountain Lion, when you have multiple monitors, if you have multiple desktops enabled, how do you move an application in Mission control to another desktop on a different display. I can move an ...
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MacBook Pro external monitors not working

So I was just using my MacBook Pro with an external display last night and it was working beautifully. For some reason, though, today it isn't working at all. I have a TB-to-HDMI cable which is hooked ...
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Disconnect external monitor without unplugging Mini DisplayPort Adapter

Would like to disconnect my external monitor without unplugging the Mini DisplayPort Adapter. Any ideas? Running Mountain Lion, mid 2012 MacBook Pro. The scenario: I have another Windows machine ...
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Can DVI displays and thunderbolt ports be expected to wake the monitors every time from sleep?

I've got a 15-inch MBP Retina. I am using both Thunderbolt ports to drive two third-party monitors via DVI. Sometimes (at least 3-4 times a week) after the display goes to sleep when I walk away from ...
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Mini-display port MBP dual monitors

Are there any dual monitor adapters for the Mini Display port that support true multi monitor mode? For example the Matrox Dual Head To Go just makes your computer think it's connected to a 3360x1050 ...
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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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Is there an app that can save dual-display window states and automatically save/restore them when I disconnect/reconnect the dual display?

I have a dual-display setup, and I have many open windows on each of my displays. When I disconnect the display and reconnect it, all the windows are positioned on my native display in an unordered ...
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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 ...
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Portable Monitors for MacBook Pro?

I'm looking for a Portable Monitors for my macbook pro (possibily a 14'') Do you happen to know some model that is working on a mac? I found this one (ThinkVision LT1421) but it does not work ...
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External display resolution changes upon display sleep?

I have a 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display and a ShiMian QH270-IPSMS monitor (2560x1440). The first pitfall I ran across when setting this up was that the HDMI port doesn't support my display's ...
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F.lux does not always work on resolution changes. Is there a way to check if the resolution changes?

I'm a happy user of f.lux, but sometimes when I plug in my external monitor on my macbook air it returns to full brightness. This also sometimes happens if I unplug my external monitor and switch to ...
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How can I connect 2 non apple screens to my 13" mac book pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I plug two external monitors in to a MacBook Pro? I've just purchased a new non-retina MacBook Pro 13" with the latest version of OS X (10.8.2). I want to connect ...
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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 ...
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Disabling MBP display with external monitor connected in Clamshell Mode

I have a very similar problem to mikekmcguire's question about clamshell mode. When connecting my MacBook Pro (Mid 2009 | 5,3) running Mountain Lion (10.8.2) to an external display in clamshell mode, ...