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1920 x 1200 resolution monitor with VGA not detected by Mac OS X 10.7.2

I recently got a Dell 2412m monitor with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1200. But in system preferences it only shows 1920 x 1080. I had it connected, beautifully, to my spare linux machine, so ...
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Weird display issue on OS X Lion when switching external monitor

I'm using a MBP with a second (external) monitor and since I upgraded from Snow Leopard to Lion, I encountered some display issues that appear in the Application Switcher, and sometimes in the ...
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Window out of visible workspace range / unreachable

I'm running OS X Lion on a MacBook Air 11", and when I unplug my secondary display, some windows (e.g., Finder) are overflowing at the edge of the screen. This usually happens on the right-hand side ...
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Dual monitors and OS X Lion : get menubar and app switcher on both displays

I've just plugged in another monitor into my 13 inch MBP running OS X Lion. It works fine, except for three little annoyances: Whenever I use the application switcher (or whatever it's called, I ...
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Biggest external monitor support for MBP 13"

I'm using a MBP 13" and want to connect it to an external monitor. What is the largest resolution supported for an external monitor? From what I know this MBP is using VGA intel. Workstation: OSX ...
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Mac driver for Lenovo L2230x Monitor

At work, I'm connecting my MacBook Air 11" to a Lenovo L2230x Monitor (aka L2230xwA) to extend my display. Given that the MacBook Air has no Ethernet connector, today I thought I might put the ...
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External video cards with MacBook Pro?

I need to connect two displays to my MacBook Pro, and I read a recommendation to use external video cards to accomplish this. How can I do this? Do I just buy a video card and some kind of case which ...
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Dual-Monitor Output from a new Macbook Pro

I need to output to two screens from a Macbook Pro 17" I'm looking at buying. My current laptop has a VGA port and an HDMI port, and so it's pretty easy to run a dual-display setup with it. How would ...
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How to a pull a window to my second monitor that's above the current one when the menu bar is in the way?

The menu bar is in the way so I can't pull one of my windows there. I had to move the bar up to that monitor as well so it wouldn't be in the way.
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Will Mac Mini 2011 run two HD monitors?

I'm thinking of getting the basic Mac mini with the Intel HD 3000 graphics. I'm planning to run two 1920x1080 screens - one with a mini DisplayPort to DVI, the other with an HDMI to DVI. Has anyone ...
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AppleFontSmoothing Has No Effect On My ViewSonic VX2450

I've followed the advice in these questions and am not having any luck. No matter what I try, the fonts are rendered so poorly on the external monitor. My environment - MacBook Pro 15" Early 2011 ...
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iMac 2011 - two external monitors

I have an iMac from 2011 and there is already one external monitor connected via minidisplay port to dvi adapter. Today I wanted to connect another one, as the iMac features 2 minidisplay/thunderbolt ...
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How can a bring the windows of an application on the primary display?

For some reason my Air still uses its own LCD when the lid is closed, so that I often find that an apps windows are all on a display that I cannot see. Is there any way of bringing them to the ...
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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 ...