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mavericks mission control w/multiple monitor lose window position when screensaver activates

MBPro with 2nd (Dell) monitor. I run with 6 different MissionControl desktops that I put different project windows on... mixed TextEditor, PSD, FTP, Terminal, Finder, etc... I get things all set up ...
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Change main desktop to external screen after sleep mode

I have connected an external screen to my MBP. If I close the MBP the main desktop is switched to the external screen like I want. If the notebook goes in sleep mode and I wake it up with my wireless ...
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Create “virtual” display for use with remote desktop

I frequently use Remote Desktop to access my home iMac from my university campus (using a 13" MacBook with resolution 1280x800). The iMac has two displays, the built in 27" 2560x1440 display and an ...
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Why doesn't MiniDisplay out work with Thunderbolt-only Target Display Mode iMacs?

I realize this is kind of an AnandTech-fu level question. Technically speaking, why doesn't a Thunderbolt iMac work in Target Display Mode with a computer that only has MiniDisplay out? That is, ...
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Why does my Mac Pro think it has another display connected?

I just bought an Apple NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT for my 1st gen Mac Pro. It now has a weird issue where it thinks there's another display connected, but there isn't. System Preferences > Displays > ...
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Connect 2 external monitors with MacBook Pro

I recently got an MacBook Pro (Retina) 15" from my office. I prefer to use my laptop as a desktop. So I have a docking station for my Dell which I used to connect to 2 external monitors, keyboard and ...
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Can I run two non-thunderbolt displays from a thunderbolt RAID device?

It seems like this question has been asked a million times, but after a few hours of reading similar questions, I have not been able to find a clear answer. I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air running OS X ...
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MacBook Air forgetting display arrangement

My Mac seems to be forgetting display arrangements for external monitors. It doesn't matter what type of connector it is (Tried Apple converter to VGA as well as non-apple to DVI). Within only a few ...
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Is there an app to create window arrangement presets?

Is there an app to help me manage window arrangements depending on my external displays? At home, I have 2 external displays, in addition to the one that's built into my MacBook. The problem is that ...
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How can I use wired ethernet + external monitor together on my Macbook Air (Late 2013)?

I have a late 2013 MBA which only has USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. I've currently been using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to use wired internet, but I'd also like to use an external ...
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External Monitor

My macbook seemed not to recognize the external monitor unless I plug it in after it is turned on. It then working very well. Another problem is that I cannot let it go to sleep because the ext. ...
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How to connect USB hardware to a MBP via an external monitor

I have a setup where I am using one external monitor (Dell P2414H) for two laptops - one Macbook Pro and one Dell Latitude E6430. The dell is connected via a docking station with VGA cable, and I am ...
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Can I change which external monitor is considered the “secondary” monitor?

I've got a MacBook Pro, and two Thunderbolt displays. I'd like to be able to change the brightness on them individually, like so: For the MacBook, I'd use the F1/F2 keys on its keyboard. For the ...
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how to make each display a separate space, yet have a keyboard shortcut to move both screens at the same time?

In OS X Mavericks, each display (ie monitor) has it's own space. There are many advantages to that. But then there are also advantages to the old way of doing it; i.e i want both my [monitor 1 - ...
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Can someone clarify how many (and what types) of display the new MacBook Pro can use?

I have the new (late 2013) MacBook Pro 15" with Retina display, the model with Intel Iris Pro graphics and not Nvidia. I was wondering, firstly, how many displays it can possibly drive at once ...
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2013 Macbook Pro 13" - Running 2 monitors (not thunderbolt)

Can I run 2 non thunderbolt monitors off a 2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro? One connected via HDMI, and one connected via a Thunderbolt to HDMI adaptor? And if so, can I also run the laptop screen at the ...
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Remote control of MBP from Windows with Multi-Monitor

I recently purchased a MBP as a replacement for my aging Dell laptop and am trying to duplicate my work environment with the MBP. Let me explain. I have a Win7 desktop machine with two monitors. I ...
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Is it possible to switch the desktops of multiple displays without moving the mouse? (Mavericks)

I have been loving Maverick's new "Displays have separate spaces" functionality; however, I have just one issue with it. I usually use a keyboard shortcut to change spaces (i.e.⌘ + → and ⌘ + ←), and ...
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Can the 13ʺ MacBook Pro satisfactorily drive two Thunderbolt displays?

The new 13ʺ Retina MacBook Pros have 2 Thunderbolt ports, and Apple appears to indicate you can plug in and use 2 Thunderbolt displays with them, but is the video performance satisfactory when doing ...
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Why is the Apple menu icon in the wrong place on my secondary monitor?

So I'm running Mavericks and absolutely love having menus on each monitor. I have two external monitors working with my 15" Macbook Pro, and one of the two monitors has the top menu kind of messed up. ...
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Running Steam game in fullscreen doesn't allow second screen to show anything else (Mavericks)

In Mavericks, when I'm running a full screen game, the second screen can't show desktop (or browser, or anything else.) My understanding is that Mavericks sets the second screen in a different Space ...
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Connecting a Dell U2412M to a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort

I recently got a Dell U2412M monitor. I'm attempting to connect it to my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable. I repeatedly get a "Entering Power Saving Mode" dialog ...
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For Mac OS X, what is required for HDCP (video copy-protection) on an external monitor with HDMI?

I have a (non-Retina) MacBook Pro (mid-2012) and I have just purchased an Asus VN248H-P external monitor with HDMI input, connected to the MacBook Pro with a Monoprice Mini-DisplayPort to HDMI cable. ...
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What are the compression/resolution/bandwidth limitations of Airplay mirroring?

In a perfect world Airplay mirroring would display identical results compared to an HDMI cable. In other words, the frames per second, resolution, and image quality would be unaffected by the use of ...
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How to open an app on login on secondary screen?

Several apps I use are set to "Open at Login". However, they are always opened on the primary screen, instead of the last position, which is the secondary one. I those apps exclusively on the ...
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Window Position Makes Applications Open Off-Screen | Mavericks

I am having trouble with applications reopening halfway off-screen on my second display in Mavericks. Is this a bug? or a preferences/settings issue? I like many apps to launch on the second ...
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Gray Bar in fullscreen mode multidisplay

OSX mavericks added support for having the menu bar available in multidisplay mode, which is nice, but now whenever I try to watch a movie in fullscreen on the other display it seemingly leaves a ...
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Dual Monitor support without external video card

I'm thinking about buying a MBP Retina 13". Now I want to work at home on 2 Monitors, so the MBP will be somewhere under the table. Is it possible to connect first Monitor via HDMI and the other one ...
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Mission Control behaving differently with monitor plugged in

On OSX 10.9 (maybe other versions, too), I've noticed that the icons for the different spaces in Mission Control behave differently whether or not I have a monitor plugged in. With a monitor plugged ...
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What is the highest resolution external display that can be supported by a late 2012 13in MacBook Pro

What is the highest resolution external display that can be supported by a late 2012 retina 13in MacBook Pro? It's got a 2.5ghz i5 processor and 8gb of ram and the Intel HD Graphics 4000 w 768mb. ...
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unplug externally plugged HDMI display from MacBook Pro

I usually add an external monitor to my MacBook Pro as a second monitor. The only way I've found to unplug it without switching off the MacBook (or putting it to sleep) is by simply unplugging the ...
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OSX Mavericks running double monitor, sometimes sound works and sometimes it doesn't

I'm running a clamshell monitor setup with my mid-2010 13-inch Macbook Pro running OSX Mavericks. I'm hooking it up to a ViewSonic VX2250WM monitor (see this link for more details). I'm also hooking ...
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New MBP 13" can't connect to external monitor

I am trying to connect my oldish LG monitor with DVI port (adapter hdmi to dvi is in monitors end) to my macbook pro 13" (late 2013 haswell model) and it is pretty weird, macbook recognizes monitors ...
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How can I take a screenshot from all monitors with screencapture or other tools?

I wanted to use screencapture to take a screenshot of all monitors from within a script, but this only seems to capture the main monitor. How can I use screencapture or any other tool callable from ...
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how can I receive external display connection notification in launchd?

How does one receive notification from notifyd (or equiv) when the display configuration changes? My goal is to fire off some daemons when connected to my thunderbolt display "dock". Any example ...
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Retina MacBook Pro and external Thunderbolt display resolutions in Windows 8.1

I just replaced my 17″ MBP with a brand new 15″ rMBP. I still need to do a lot of Windows work, therefore I have Windows 8.1 installed (bootcamp and parallels). I use my external Thunderbolt display ...
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Quicktime screen recording creates a green movie

I tried creating a screencast on my OSX 10.8.5 MacBook pro, using QuickTime. This has worked before, but when I try it now I get: The problem happens both on an external screen and on the retina ...
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Maverick - OSX dock auto hides when connecting a display through hdmi?

When I connect my TV to my laptop, the Dock starts to auto hide. Is there a way to keep the dock in its before I connect an external display? Also, when go to  > Dock, the auto hiding is off...
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osascript to set secondary desktop background?

I have been using this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC -//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd> <plist ...
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Can Mavericks behave like Lion on multiple screens?

I've switched to Mavericks and like to new features so far. But one thing struggles me: The new multi-screen-behavior new in Mavericks Multiple status bar separated fullscreen modes I don't like ...
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How to stop window order changing on multiple monitor setup in Mavericks?

I've been having a problem since upgrading to Mavericks. I have two monitors and I have Excel on Monitor 1 (M1) and Thunderbird on Monitor 2 (M2), if I open TextEdit and move it to M1, then CMD+Tab ...
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External display — Insignia TV cutting off edges?

So I have a 2010 Macbook Air, 1.6GHz, and I am trying to hook it up to an external display, this Insignia: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-24-class-24-diag--led-1080p-60hz-hdtv/9844485.p I have ...
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Messed up fonts on Mavericks retina Macbook Pro secondary monitor

Just got my first Mac and am loving it except for the extremely annoying fact that fonts get messed up on my secondary monitor. The strange thing is that when I drag a window over from my laptop ...
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External Monitor: how to set the resolution to make it all smaller?

I just connected an external monitor to a MBP 15" (2009)(Snow Leopard) The external monitor has a resolution of:1920 X 1080. The problem is that I see everything too big I tried with all resolution ...
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Dual external displays with dvi splitter on macbook air

I've been through the questions I can find about Macbook Air's and their display capabilities. I've just bought a mini display to DVI and a DVI splitter and at first glance I was happy but then I ...
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Why is my MBPr so hot when 2 external displays are connected?

MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013 Processor 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB Software OS X 10.9 Built-in Retina Display 15-inch (2880 ...
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Dell External Display suddenly stops working - Puzzling

I have an early 2013 MBP, with Mavericks installed. I always used my Dell U2771 external display connected with a mini Display Port to Display port with no problems Except for the last one month. ...
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Is Apple's multi monitor still not working on Mavericks or do I misunderstand it?

Mavericks still hasn't solved the multi monitor issue to my great distress. Running a MacBook Air 13″ and a Cinema Display 27″ at times I use all the default provided Mavericks tools to monitor my ...
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Upgraded to Mavericks, mini-displayport vga no longer works

So yesterday I decided to perform the free upgrade to Mavericks, but when I came back today to use my computer, my external projector no longer gets a signal from my iMac. I can verify that the signal ...
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MacBook Pro Retina, questions about 2nd monitor for gaming

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, and I'm gaming a lot with bootcamp windows 8. I'm considering buying a external monitor for better gaming (might be a BenQ, has to be 120Hz). My questions: Does a 2nd ...