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How to get back the missing monitor option in Mountain Lion's menubar?

When plugging in an external monitor on every OS X < 10.8 you could set the monitor options to show up on the menu bar. How do I get this option on Mountain Lion? I connect a DVI monitor via the ...
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Setting up dual monitors on MacBook Pro with Retina

I just got my MacBook Pro with Retina yesterday and I bought a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter to setup dual monitor, it worked fine. Today I tried to connect Retina with my external monitor, I tried ...
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Desktop image is not showing in Mountain Lion with dual monitor

I have a MBA connecting via HDMI to Samsung Monitor. Problem is desktop background for Samsung monitor is not showing. There is only grey desktop and doesn't have any changes even I try to change the ...
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MacBook Pro Retina running Bootcamp with 2 external 27" monitors

I am wanting to buy a MacBook Pro Retina but am currently really nervous about doing so. I've read that everything seems to run well on the Retina and is usable as long as you have the latest graphics ...
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Strange behaviour - External monitor performs log off

The title sounds very wired, but it is true :-) I have three different external monitors (in different offices) and two of them run very well. Only one (a Dell U2711) causes a strange behaviour on my ...
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How to disable the Macbook internal display and only use the external display on Snow Leopard?

Preferably without having to reboot etc, use magnets, or open/close the lid + waking it via USB peripherals I would like to have my MacBook display in "projector only" mode. Ideally, I'd like to be ...
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15 inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display-dual Gateway monitors

I am currently running dual monitors from a Gateway desktop. I would love to upgrade to a MacBook Pro, but would like to keep my two monitors. Is there an (easy) way to dual monitor non-Apple monitors ...
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spaces and dual monitor: separate setup for each monitor?

I have two monitors and I would like to handle the virtual spaces separately on each. I.e. changing the space on one monitor shouldn't change the space on the other. (I wonder why this isn't even the ...
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MacBook Pro with Retina display - three external displays under Boot Camp

Is it possible to drive three external displays (3x 22" inch monitors, each at 1680 x 1050) on my MacBook Pro with Retina display under BootCamp / Windows? A couple of guys have shown that it works ...
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Recycle a Macbook Pro into an external monitor

I recently bought a new Retina Macbook Pro and I would like to know I could in some way recycle the old one into a external display. So is there some way to use a Macbook Pro as an external monitor? ...
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Font smoothing on external display working badly. (rMBP)

I have attached two external monitors to my retina MacBook Pro: 24" Dell 1920x1200 with HDMI->DVI 19" Samsung 1280x1024 with Thunderbolt->VGA While non-retina enabled apps look just fine (e.g. ...
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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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How can I make windows the same size on my 17“ MacBook Pro & 23” HD Cinema Display?

I just purchased a new 17" MacBook Pro and I am using it with my 23" Apple HD Cinema Display. I have both displays set to 1920 x 1200 but all the windows and text are smaller on my MacBook Pro. How ...
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MacBook unplugged from external monitor thinks it's still the Secondary Desktop

I've got a MacBook Pro 13" with Lion plugged into an external VGA monitor. Often, when I unplug its video dongle deal, the MacBook doesn't realize the other monitor is gone. It continues to believe ...
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When I connect VGA adapter my second monitor becomes primary and MacAir monitor turns off

It's been over a year since I successfully connected my external Samsung SyncMaster monitor to my MacAir as a mirror or dual display. Everything worked fine. Yesterday I took my MacAir and the VGA ...
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How can I open an application when a secondary monitor is connected?

I use SecondBar to add a menu bar to an external display. I've added it to my login items, but I don't want it to open when there isn't an external display. How do I open SecondBar when a secondary ...
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How can I switch Dock configurations when an external display is connected?

I have a MacBook Pro that I use in two different 'modes', mobile and desktop. Mobile is for when I'm using just the MBP with the integrated trackpad, keyboard, and display. Desktop is for when I'm ...
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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 ...
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How to disable Macbook Pro internal display when using external monitors

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro 13" (running Lion - OS 10.7.4) which I use with a dual external monitor setup. I have two 21" LCDs that I use as external monitors. One uses the built in Mini Display ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Disable Screen Mirroring Keystroke

When I'm stumbling around trying to find the keystroke for lowering the screen brightness in quarter-segments (which happens to be Option ⌥+Shift ⇧+Brightness-down (F1)), I usually wind up hitting ...
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Cannot connect 40“ Samsung to 27” mac

I have got both an 27" iMac and a Samsung 40" TV in the same room for kids. They are only 10ft away from each other, and I'd like to get a mirror image of the iMac onto the TV. I've seen this work in ...
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How do I permanently show my dashboard on a separate monitor?

I work in multi monitor setup. I have some important information available in the dashboard and want it to be always visible on one of the monitor. Is there a way (w/ external software or not) to do ...
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How can I save a vertical (not horizontal) multiple display arrangement?

I have two displays. Mac OS X frequently "forgets" the digital arrangement of the monitors and defaults them to a horizontal side-by-side arrangement. This does not correspond to the physical ...
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Monitor not displaying color red. Is this the monitor or some setup I'm missing?

I've plugged the monitor into both an iMac 2006 and a MacBook 2008. Red shows up as black. I've set up the monitor in System Preferences and on the monitor itself. The color red simply shows as black. ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15.4" External Display wrong resolutions

Before this machine I had a late 2008 MacBook Pro, 15.4" (Lion) with max resolution of 1440x900. Through the mini to HDMI adapter I attached a second display (TV/Monitor model 19LG3000) and I was ...
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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. ...
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Can't get 1680x1050 resolution with Macbook Pro ~2009 and Snow Leopard

I have a Late 2009 Macbook Pro with Snow Leopard (with all updates installed). I have started my move from Windows to OS X as my everyday computing platform and I am trying to connect my external ...
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OS X Color matching on dual displays

I have an iMac and a second display - an LG 24" panel. Using any colour picker (eg Digital Color Meter) on exactly the same colour gives a different result depending on which screen I pick the colour ...
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MacBook Pro with retina display external monitor connections

Is it possible to connect two external monitors to a Retina MacBook Pro without using Thunderbolt displays? For example, one connected with HDMI and another using Apple's DVI connector and also use ...
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Can I connect mini DisplayPort to DVI-D to VGA?

I have a mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro. I have purchased a mini DisplayPort to DVI-D adapter onto which I have connected a DVI-D to VGA (D-Sub) adapter which then connects into my new monitor. The Displays ...
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How many monitors can the new retina MacBook Pro handle and at which pixels resolutions?

How many monitors can the new retina MacBook Pro handle and at which pixels resolutions? e. g. Does it support three cinema displays?
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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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How many external displays can I power with the 15" retina MacBook Pro?

I have three 24" (1920x1200) Dells that I would like to use on a single setup. With the 15" retina MacBook Pro having two Thunderbolt ports and one HDMI connector, would it be possible to connect them ...
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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 ...
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Connect two 30“ ACD on a 17” MacBook Pro (early 2011)

My setup is a 30" Cinema Display (2560x1600, DVI) from around 2007, and a 17-inch, Early 2011 Macbook Pro. I'm wondering if I can add a second external monitor via a USB adaptor or any other solution. ...
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iMac second monitor alternative

I would like to have a dual screen setup with my 21" iMac, but I'd like to avoid the expensive 27" official monitor from Apple. Is there a specific 21" screen that would fit well in size, resolution, ...
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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 ...
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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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Can I hot-plug a DVI monitor in a Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro with a DVI display, and I got a new DVI display for it. I want to unplug the (only) display, and plug in the new display to that DVI port. And/or, unplug the existing display, and ...
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Bootcamp HD monitor overscan problem on MBP

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2011) set up with Windows 7 64-bit on a Boot Camp partition. I'm using a mini DisplayPort adapter and an HDMI cable to connect to an Asus VH232H monitor. The problem is ...
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Mac Mini server - Dual screens?

I'd like to setup dual screens on the new Mac Mini OS X Lion server, however as I understand it you need to use the HDMI port and the thunderbolt port. The only problem I have is I'm already using the ...
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What (hardware/software) projector setup is needed to project both displays?

I have a (non-Thunderbolt) 17" MacBook Pro connected to an external display. I want to project both screens (from MBP and external displays) each onto separate screens. Is there a way to do this? And ...
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Main monitor goes black when using external monitor on MacBook Pro

This problem happens occasionally frequently with my Macbook Pro. When I plug in one or more external monitors, the main monitor goes black. When I try Detect Displays it does not register the ...
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How applications behave with Matrox Dualhead2go?

Matrox Dualhead2go makes it possible to have 2 external screens for a Macbook Pro. It performs that by splitting a very large screen in two smaller screens. I am very worried as to how will the ...
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Second monitor for 2009 Mac Pro

I have a 2009 Mac Pro with a ATI Radeon HD 4870 (option). It is connected to a 2009 24" Cinema Display. If I want to add a second monitor (non-Apple), what type of monitor/connector/cable do I need? ...
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MBP 2011: external displays not detected automatically

My late-2011 13" MacBook Pro generally doesn't automatically detect external displays. At work or at home, I plug it to either a 23" Cinema Display (2005) or a 24" LG display using a Mini DisplayPort ...
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Suggestions for Multiple 24" LED Cinema Displays and MacBook Pro

I have two Apple 24" LED Cinema Displays and a mid-2010 17" MacBook Pro. I've used one display with the computer for a long time, but recently acquired the second display. Given that I have these two ...