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Wireless USB adaptors for Macs

We've just got a new projector at work which sports fancy Wireless VGA connectivity. We have a Wireless USB adaptor to connect to it, but there are no drivers for Macs and OS X available for it. I've ...
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Is there a setting to make the Mac not change resolution when connecting to an external display?

I am currently running 2880x1800 resolution on my MacBook Pro retina (using the command setgetscreenres). Whenever I connect to an external display, my Mac changes to a lower resolution. Is there a ...
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Retina Macbook Pro with External Display (Samsung BX2440)

I have just switched to a rMBP from a Windows 7 laptop. I use an external 24 inch monitor (Samsung BX2440) via the HDMI port on the rMBP. It seems that due to some scaling, the text on the external ...
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Can Apple TV AirPlay mirroring use a “secondary” screen/display?

Can Apple TV enable me to treat my TV as a wireless secondary screen (as one can do when directly connecting the TV via a cable), rather than simply mirroring my primary screen? I'd love to stream ...
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Macbook Air not detecting correct external display resolution

My Macbook Air stopped detecting the resolution of my external display this morning and I'm not sure why because it was working fine last night. My display is 24" 1080p and in the past whenever I have ...
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App windows move spontaneously on display wake (2 monitors) - OS X 10.8.3

OS X 10.8.3 Mac Mini Late 2012, 2.6Ghz quad-core i7, set up with 2 displays, like this: Thunderbolt Port HDMI Port /*****************|------|**********\_______________ | ...
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Turn off both displays when in clamshell mode

I've been using this Macbook Pro for about 2 years now and recently got an external display for it. It is connected via a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. Before I got the display, I could simply shut ...
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Do non-Thunderbolt monitors work with a DVI-D adapter on a Thunderbolt MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011). I want to hook two Dell monitors to it. They have VGA and DVI ports each. I will be using the current DVI port on the MacBook Pro. Will the Thunderbolt ...
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Can I use both Mac mini display ports at the same time and which adapters do I need?

If I have two DVI monitors that are exactly alike, could I connect them both to the same Mac mini and extend the desktop using both displays? Can I use both the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports at the same ...
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What is the benefit of using a PM200 cable to connect an EIZO monitor ta a macbook?

My girlfriend bought an EIZO CG223W screen and uses it for now with my apple DVI-MiniDisplay-connector, when i don't need it. She could buy her own connector, but as well could buy a PM200 cable. Now ...
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how to rotate the orientation of my monitor in OSX 10.8?

My girlfriend just bought a great monitor (EIZO CG223W) for her macbook, which you can rotate 90º in portrait mode. The screens didn't flip along, and I couldn't find a setting in the system ...
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CRT TV as second monitor

I want to play some 8-bit style games - via an emulator or as web games in a browser. I find that these look much better on a CRT TV. I thought of using a TV as a second monitor for my iMac (24" early ...
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MacBook MiniDisplay to HDMI does not work

I have: a MacBook Pro (6,2) Mid 2010 OSX 10.8.3 a Mini DisplayPort (I think) to HDMI Adapter an HDTV When I plug the whole thing together, my laptop flashes blue for a second, the TV detects that ...
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Activating the Apple Thunderbolt Display speakers when Macbook Pro is docked

Sometimes, I don't get access to the Display Audio that my Thunderbolt Apple Display provides when I dock to the machine with my MacBook Pro. The clunky way to solve this, is a reboot. I've tried ...
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Screensaver on external screen only

Is it possible to start the screensaver (preferably the origami style) on only the connected external monitor? I want to be able to use the second display as usual. A third party app would also ...
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Use a macbook Air for watching TV using thunderbolt

I have a dish tv connection. The receiver has a VGA out port and an AV output port. I want to see the tv on my macbook air. My question is - Can I use a thunderbolt to VGA cable to view TV on my ...
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Run Google Chrome in full screen with dev console across dual-monitors

Is there a way in Mac OS X 10.8.3 to open Google Chrome in full screen mode with dual monitors so that the Dev console appears on a second monitor? This would seem to be the obvious and intuitive way ...
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Using ThunderBolt 27" Display with a Second VGA Display not working in Bootcamp

I have purchased a ThunderBolt display and is lovely. I have it setup with a second monitor using VGA in OSX to have 3 monitors (inc 1 of the 15" MacBook Pro display) So my setup is as follows: ...
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Adapter to use my Thunderbolt display with my iMac 11,3 (Mid 2010)

I am looking for an adapter to use my Thuderbolt display (just purchased, worked great on my MacBook Air) with my iMac 27-inch, Mid 2010 (iMac 11,3) Anyone know if one is made and where I can purchase ...
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What is the maximum resolution for a second monitor attached to a MBP Retina?

I'm curious if my new machine will support (for example) 3840x2400 retina-quality external monitor in additional to the built-in screen or whether that will exceed the capacity of the video card.
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How could i use an iMac as secondary monitor for windows 7 laptop

Recently (less than one year ago) i bought an iMac 21,5". Now i would like to use it as secondary monitor for my laptop. (My laptop runs Windows 7). Is it possible? (I found conflicting opinions on ...
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How do I make OS X auto focus on the window in the screen the mouse moves into?

I work with two screens. On the primary screen, I have XCode on. On the other screen, I have the browser. While reading docs, I am usually focused on the XCode screen, typing in code. So I want to ...
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Change Mac settings depending on situation

I use my mac as a lightweight laptop at college, but when I get home I plug it in to charge and plug in 2 external monitors and use it for more power use. Some things that really annoy me are ...
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IPS Monitor Turning On and Off with a 13" 2012 MBA

I just received this monitor from monoprice. It works great with my 15" Retina Macbook Pro. On my Macbook Air it turns on and off every 4~5 seconds. It's extremely regular. I took my Air to an Apple ...
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Screensaver kicks on while typing [duplicate]

Running 10.8.3 on MBP with two external displays (TB-connected HDMI for the first external and USB/j5-connected HDMI to the second). With my mouse NOT in a corner and while typing, my screensaver ...
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Mac: VRAM with multiple Monitors

It seems that when multiple monitors are attached to a MacBook Pro (Retina), OSX splits up the VRAM for the monitors. Even when a screen is captured by e.g. a game, performance degrades very steep. ...
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Samsung SyncMaster 2443 not filling out screen

We have a lot of Samsung SyncMaster 2443s at the office, when I connect my mid 2012 MBP 13" to one of them, the monitor doesn't display full screen, it adds a black border around it (1/2" thick). All ...
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Macbook pro crashes occasionally on dual monitor

I'm using a Macbook pro 13' mid 2010 running OS X Lion 10.7.5. I just got a Viewsonic 24' monitor (2450wm-LED), and I connect it to my mbp using a miniport to VGA adapter (this one on Amazon). However ...
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External monitor resolution setting is lost after MacBook “wakes up” from sleep

I have recently purchased an external monitor that I am connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2009) using the MiniDisplay-to-VGA adapter. I have both the external monitor and the MacBook's monitor set to ...
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Dual monitor on Macbook Pro Retina: difference between 13 and 15 inches?

Can the HD 4000 of the Macbook Pro Retina 13 easily handle 2 monitor at 1920x1080 or would it be better to buy a Macbook Pro Retina 15 because it has a separate GPU ? At the Macbook Retina's release, ...
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External Thunderbolt drive and Monitor from same port?

I have a MacMini 2011 booting from a GoFlex drive connected to its Thunderbolt cable. Recently I am considering adding a second monitor. The HDMI port is already taken by my current monitor. It seems ...
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Can I enable hiding the dock on my MacBook monitor only?

When at home I use my 13" MacBook Pro hooked up to an 27" external monitor. When working on my 27" screen I prefer to have a visible dock at all times. I have enough screen real estate to afford this ...
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Use macbook pro as second monitor for imac?

Is it possible to use a macbook pro as the second monitor for my imac? Both have the thunderbolt port. If not, is there another way?
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How to get menu bar on both of my screens? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to get my menu bar to show up on both of my screens? I don't want to use display mirroring, I just want the menu to be mirrored on both screens. I'm using 10.6, but if this is a ...
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Can't resize iTunes 11.0.2

I own a 2009 13-inch MacBook Pro and a 24-inch Led Cinema Display. I have always been able to resize iTunes horizontally and vertically (both being connected to the Display and not being connected). ...
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Two external monitors via a single mini DP output on my macbook pro 13

I was hoping someone might have tried this before and can tell me if it will work, before I go out and buy all the adapters. I want to connect two external monitors to my macbook pro by connecting ...
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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 ...