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Can I connect standard Dell displays to a Thunderbolt iMac?

Can I connect standard Dell monitors to a Thunderbolt iMac? I think the Dell monitors are VGA with DVI-D ports.
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Any way to compare Thunderbolt config in picky iMac 21.5“ and happy MacBook Air 11”

Having tried to debug a really annoying 21.5" iMac for a day now, I'd appreciate any hints. The scenario goes like this: We got an iMac 21.5"(Mid-2011) for an auditorium and plugged it in through an ...
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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 ...
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How can I prevent a popup from opening in another desktop?

I'm using a Macbook Air with an external monitor (I finally converted from Windows, don't know what took me soo long ;-) ). When I have a Chrome browser window open in the external monitor and click ...
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Extremely poor video quality on Samsung monitor with HDMI

I have connected my MacBook Pro to a Samsung P2770HD monitor using a Kanex brand Mini Displayport to HDMI cable However, the output on the Samsung monitor is absolutely garbage. It is pixellated to ...
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How do I reset the Display cached data?

A week ago I noticed a weird Lion symptom, and posted a vague description of one this problem. Today, after some tests, I came to a conclusion that this bug reproduces whenever a the computer is ...
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What's the best way to control two Macs from one laptop?

I have an MBP and a MacPro. I tend to use the laptop a lot of the time but have need to control the workstation (e.g. for iTunes, DVD Player, TV tuning etc.) from another room or when I'm working at ...
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Is there a way of swiping between single spaces on a multi-monitor setup?

In Lion, being able to swipe between desktops with the trackpad is great. However since adding another monitor to my setup, what I really want to be able to do is swipe desktops across monitors. E.g. ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut to move a window from one monitor to another?

Is there a free app that I can use to move a window from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard? I shouldn't have to use the mouse at all (e.g., for selecting ...
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defaults write display detect

I have a mac mini connected to a TV that is on during the day and switched off at night. This displays a web page with stats during the day. When the TV is turned off the resolution readjusts to I ...
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Can Spaces be used on only one monitor (with another displaying just one desktop)?

I like Spaces, and I like my two-monitor setup. However, I'd like to just use spaces on one monitor, while keeping the other one always showing the same desktop. For example, Monitor 1 shows ...
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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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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. ...
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Is a Macbook pro not able to use dual screen on the integrated graphics card?

I have a MBP early 2011 model and when running on the integrated GPU I'm unable to dual screen. The screen is a VGA monitor running at 1400 x 900 yet it won't display so do I always have to switch to ...
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Vertically arranged multiple monitors: some apps won't let me drag them “above” the menu bar

I'm working on a MacBook Pro, with my external monitor arranged on a higher shelf, and "arranged" within my display preferences as being "above" my MBP display. I use the larger monitor when I'm ...
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Detect Displays sets default wallpaper

I have ext. monitor connected to MacBook. I use macbook with closed monitor most of the time, sometimes I need second monitor: I open notebook's monitor call Detect Displays to turn on monitor ...
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How do I resize all my windows when I switch displays?

Is there an app that will let me automatically resize all my open windows when I switch between working on my laptop screen and my external monitor? I spend my time either working on an external ...
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Best practices for 2011 Mac mini connected to monitor + HDTV?

I'm dual-purposing a new Mac mini (2011) as a desktop machine and media center. I will be using a DisplayPort to DVI adapter to use with the desktop monitor, and a long HDMI cable to go directly to an ...
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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?
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Is there a way to “split” one display so that it treated as two separate screens?

Is there any app or hack which can split a monitor into multiple screens? So for instance, a 1920x1080 display could be treated by the operating system as though there were two 960x1080 screens ...
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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. ...
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“Dead Zone” in multiple-monitor configuration

This question concerns a Mac Pro running 10.6 with 2 monitors set side-by-side and configured as one big monitor. Recently I have found that sometimes a "dead spot" appears to my USB Apple mouse in ...
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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 ...
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Connect second monitor to MBP and new Cinema display

I have the latest MacBook Pro http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/ running Lion and I plan to purchase the new LED display http://www.apple.com/displays/ What I would like to do is hook up a 19" LG LCD ...
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External GPU for MacBook Pro?

I am using a MacBook Pro 13" (pre-Thunderbolt) and was wondering if there is such thing as an external GPU? Possibly over FireWire or so, something that I could plug a monitor (or two) into but ...
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Can I have a second menu bar on my secondary display?

Is there software that will allow you to add a second menu bar to a secondary display? I am using Second Bar, but I was wondering if there was other software out there that would do this. Note that I ...
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Over VNC, configure the system to not use a second monitor while it's physically connected

I have two monitors set up at work, with the external one set to a portrait configuration. When I attempt to VNC in to work remotely, this results in a HUGE (something like 1600x3000) because the ...
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Secondary display with VGA connection resolution issue with Macbook Pro under Snow Leopard

I am on a MBP Early 2011, running Snow Leopard and am facing a strange issue. If I boot up my system and try to connect to my external display using the MDP->VGA adapter, System Settings won't show ...
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How do I turn off laptop display when I have an external display?

I went through a similar question , but the answer was informing how to hide the monitor, but not how to disable it . I do not want any new windows to creep into the laptop display when the external ...
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MacBook Pro can't output to Panasonic HDTV (P60GT30)?

I have a new 15" MacBook Pro running Lion. My client has a new 60" Panasonic (P60GT30) in their conference room. They have a Windows laptop plugged in to the PC input, and it works fine. However, ...
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Which MacBook models support (directly or indirectly) dual DVI monitors, for a total of three screens?

I've read through the "Questions with similar titles", and I don't see anything that directly answers my question. Which current MacBook models (of any product line) support (directly or indirectly) ...
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Command to collect windows of one or all apps in one monitor?

My setup allows my laptop and desk machine to share a large-screen monitor in addition to their own displays. Both machines are connected to the large monitor with their own HDMI cables, and that ...
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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 ...
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What is the MAX pixel estate I can get from a MBAir 2011 with multiple displays?

I intend to buy a MBAir 11 and need lots of pixels. the more I have the better. If I could have 4 30' screen I'd do it. Graphic performance is of absolutely no interest to me, as I only do ...
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Can I change the brightness on a secondary display?

I have a MBP with a secondary display. Is is possible to have the brightness keys (F1 & F2) change both the main display (laptop screen) and the secondary display (a VGA external monitor connected ...
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Can the current (08/2011) 27" iMac support two extra screens without additional hardware?

I am currently considering a new iMac, but I was wondering if this would be able to support two extra monitors. The setup I am considering: iMac built-in 27" monitor. Current Dell 27" monitor @ ...
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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 ...
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how do I get a Quicktime video window to play on an external monitor, simultaneously using the laptop for something else?

Using Macbook using OS-X 10.5.8, how do I get a Quicktime video window to play on an external monitor, simultaneously using the laptop for something else? I have a Macbook circa 2008 which has OS-x ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to use an iMac's screen as a second monitor?

Is it possible to use an iMac (early 2008 model) as a second monitor (note: not with a second monitor)? I have a Windows 7 laptop (for work) and when working at home it would be nice if I could ...
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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 ...
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Thunderbolt -> Triple Monitor Mac Mini?

It seems the new Mac Mini uses both HDMI and Thunderbolt, but bandwidth limitations of Thunderbolt may prevent using 3 daisy-chained Thunderbolt high resolution monitors such as the newly released ...
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Where can I get a Thunderbolt hub or splitter?

Apple has just announced the new MacBook Airs, Mac mini, and Thunderbolt display. One of the features of the Thunderbolt display that caught my eye was its ability to daisy-chain two displays together ...
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Delayed image on second monitor, MacBook Pro 13 inch i5

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro conected to a LG Flatron L19WS monitor through a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter and the image is delayed from the MacBook Pro to the actual monitor. How can I fix this?
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Multiple Displays and Screen Sharing

My iMac has two non-matching displays. When I connect from my iPad using iTeleport, only one of the displays is visible. Is there some way to configure Screen Sharing so that both displays will be ...
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How to keep PowerPoint from mirroring my monitors when switching apps?

When I'm in presentation mode in PowerPoint 2008, and I deliberately or accidentally switch to another app, PowerPoint forces my dual monitors into mirrored mode. Apart from shrinking my desktop and ...
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Use external display only with MacBook?

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook. Is it possible to make the external display into the only one, so that I can close the lid and keep working on my MacBook with an external keyboard/mouse and monitor?
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How can I turn off the screen on the macbook when I have an external monitor set up?

I have an external monitor and want my macbook screen to go blank or black so I can focus on the monitor instead. On my windows machine Function F5 does this.
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Automatically restore my window locations when I reconnect my external monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make windows save their position on screen after re-attaching a display? I'll often move around in the course of a work day, from my basement office where I ...