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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, ...
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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. ...
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View the display out signal on main monitor?

I am running an event for my community soon an I need software where I can see the contants of the two projects when they are in "No Show" mode. Is it possible to see what is being displayed through ...
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Why are all of my windows tiny when I plug in an external monitor?

I have a mirrored display setup with a 17" MacBook Pro and an Apple LED Cinema display. When I plug in the monitor, sometimes the mirroring does not kick in properly and some items are half ...
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Using macbook running Lion, some software I'm using thinks there's an external monitor

I'm using the plotting package Veusz and when I last used it I had my mac plugged into an external monitor using VGA, with Veusz on the external. I just have my mac at the moment, and Veusz is still ...
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Window management with multiple displays and desktops

I have a MacBook Pro with two connected displays. I keep windows on all three displays, and I have found Stay - which I discovered thanks to this question - to work very well for remembering what ...
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Why can't I resize a window's height to make it smaller when it is at full height?

I have two 21" monitors at work which I attach to my early 2011 MBP (running 10.8.1) and I move various windows between the monitors. Sometimes the windows coming down to my laptop's screen are larger ...
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Using applescript, how to move a window to my second display?

I have experimented with absolutely every possible scripting option I can find on the web, and no matter what I do I cannot move a FaceTime window to my secondary display. This works... tell ...
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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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Have Mountain Lion remember different monitor (not window) arrangement

I'm using 10.8 on a new retina MacBook. At home, my external monitor (an HP) is located to the left of the laptop stand. So I want it my display arrangement to be [HP] [MacBook]. At work, my ...
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Is there a way to turn off the rMBP display with an external monitor plugged in, without closing the lid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn off internal display without closing lid I use my retina MacBook Pro with an external monitor, but the area above the function keys gets pretty hot, especially when ...
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tool to remember window positions when I plug in/unplug an external display

When I have a giant Thunderbolt monitor plugged into my MacBook, I want windows arranged a certain way. No full-screen apps, some apps are shown on my small laptop screen, other apps are shown on my ...
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What hardware do I need if I need to frequently adjust the height and rotation of 2 Thunderbolt monitors? [closed]

I have a small apartment and have one Thunderbolt display, a retina MacBook Pro, and am considering a second Thunderbolt Display. I plan on purchasing VESA kits for each display, but am getting hung ...
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How can I mirror my Mac display on my iPad?

I don't know why i can't seem to find any info about this or even anyone asking the same question. I have an iMac and a new iPad. I want to mirror my Mac display on the iPad, so I can sit in another ...
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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 ...
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Can a MacBook Pro reliably wake a Cinema Display when both are sleeping?

I use a MacBook Pro with a Cinema Display and every time when I wake the MacBook Pro, the cinema display wakes first and the MacBook Pro display seems to stay in a sleep mode until I press the Detect ...
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How can I connect two DVI-D monitors to my Macbook Pro (latest model)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I plug two external monitors in to a MacBook Pro? I have two Dell DVI-D monitors that I'd like to use with my new Macbook Pro (not Retina). I have a single DVI-D ...
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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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Using a MacBook Pro as an external monitor

I would like to use my MacBook Pro (2010, with mini DisplayPort) as an external monitor for my Windows 7 PC. Before I buy an adapter, I want to know if it's even possible.
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Macbook Pro connects an external monitor only after reboot

My old 13 inch (2008 or 2009 model one of the first unibody models) macbook works fine in connecting external monitors with my VGA adapter. My new 15 inch has issues with the same connector. I have ...
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How big external monitors will a Macbook Pro Retina support?

I am considering buying a Macbook Pro Retina as a developer machine (and dual boot it into Windows 8). The thing is I love big monitors, and lots of them. How many and how big external monitors will ...
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Desktop wallpapers disappear when switch from dual displays to single

I started bringing my 2011 MacBook Air to work and hook it up to an external monitor for dual display setup. But when I unplug the display, the desktop wallpapers on the built-in LCD disappears and ...
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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 ...
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Does Cinema Display daisy chain work in Windows via Bootcamp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual Thunderbolt displays with a Mac running Windows under Boot Camp? I am wondering if I can have use two Cinema Displays in Windows using daisy chain.
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Connecting Dell U3011 to retina MacBook Pro via mini DisplayPort

I am trying to hook up my Dell u3011 to my retina MacBook Pro using a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort connector, and finding myself a bit perplexed as to why it doesn't work. Basically the top ...
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Macbook Pro w/ retina display connected to Dell U3011 monitor via HDMI - periodic error message about audio

I have my retina MacBook Pro running a Dell U3011 monitor via the HDMI port. Periodically, the monitor shows an error message: Unsupported audio format Please set the audio output on your audio ...
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Show same stuff on external screen as my screen

When I'm lecturing I want the exact same stuff that shows on my MacBook Air's screen to show on the external screen. How do I do that? For just slides the regular settings are fine, but when I'm ...
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Making use of fullscreen on the extended display [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I run an app in Full Screen mode on OS X Lion on my second monitor? I recently bought a MiniDisplay Port to VGA to make use of my unused monitor. So far I'm ...
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What could be causing this screen problem?

I have a Mac Book Pro Early 2011, with upgraded RAM (Mac manufactured) and i7 processor. It is currently connected through the miniDisplay Port to a second VGA monitor (using the miniDisplay Port to ...
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Can I have multiple monitors on my MacBook Pro (Early 2011)?

I have a MacBook Pro (13") from Early 2011 and want to use 2 external monitors (And not the actual display). I've seen the Matrox, but that appears to make one BIG display out of 2 monitors, so I ...
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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 ...