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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 ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want 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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What port is this *picture* (mid 2007 13 inch macbook)?

I've been trying to hookup this MacBook I have to an external monitor, but I don't know which adapter to buy. I bought a VGA adapter on eBay, but the connector is really thin. Can someone direct me to ...
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Connecting 4 DVI (or VGA) monitors to the Macbook Pro Retina

I have an existing four monitor set up connected to my PC via two video cards. If I move to a Macbook Pro retina, what is the most strait forward way to preserve this monitor set up? These monitors ...
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Does Apple support DDC/CI for 3rd party displays via Apple's Thunderbolt to DVI adapter

I had a Dell 21.5" monitor, which was previously connected to a Windows PC via its DVI port, which has no problem with DDC/CI which allowed me to control brightness and Contrast of the attached ...
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External display on MacBook Pro Retina (Mountain Lion) remains blank after screen timeout or waking up from sleep

I have a retina MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion with a 23" external display attached through the Thunderbolt port (DVI/Display Port adapter). I have the monitor configured as an extension to my ...
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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. ...