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Moving dock between vertically arranged displays in OS X Mavericks and later

I have two displays, stacked vertically. The bottom display is my Mac's built in display, and the top display is an external monitor. Here is the screenshot of my multiple display arrangement in ...
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How to set brightnes for multiple thunderbolt displays at the same time using keys on apple keyboard

Is there a way to set the brightness for all displays (thunderbolt displays) connected to a mac using thunderbolt syncroniously. If I chnage the brightness using F1/F2 on my Mac Wireless Keyboard. ...
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Macbook pro latest retina: Output to monitor with VGA

I bought a new latest Mac book pro Retina. I see in my mac book, there are two ports: one for thunderbolt and one for HDMI (or HDMI, I don't know). I want to output to monitor with VGA display, so I ...
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How to persist the display arrangement of multiple thunderbolt displays daisy chainded?

My setup is: MacBookAir, OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) and two Thunderbolt displays. It seems that the arrangement of the displays after reconnecting thunderbold or restarting device is rather randomly ...
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Mousing over to external display

When I have my external monitor hooked up, I access it by mousing off the left hand side of my Macbook display. Can I switch this so that I can access the external by mousing off to the right of My ...
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Physical keyboard & trackpad stop working on dis/connect of external thunderbolt display

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013) running Lion 10.9.4, that I use with an external thunderbolt display, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard -- both of which are connected through the ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 2014 - Quick return from Sleep - Black screen with cursor before login window

I just got a MBPr. When the display switches off, like its going to sleep and I quickly hit a key to wake it back up. It shows a black screen with a cursor for about 15-20 seconds before the login ...
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MacBook Air, Mavericks and two USB-DisplayLink-Adapters and position of monitors

I have a MBA 2013 with a Thunderbold-Display (middle) and two USB 3.0 Display-Adapters (left and right). After the upgrade to Mavericks, I have to adjust the positioning of the monitors after every ...
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External display black on rMBP 11,1

I have a Dell LCD monitor connected to my Macbook Pro with Retina display (late 2013) via Mini DisplayPort/VGA adapter. It was working fine at the end of last week when I took my laptop home. When I ...
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Mac as virtual machine guest: How to use multiple displays?

I'm working on a test environment for testing Mac software. The plan is to use virtual machines (for example VMWare or Parallels) and install older versions as guest operating system, allowing me to ...
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External Display “static” on MacBook Pro 15″ 2014

My MacBook Pro (15", 2014, OS X Mavericks 10.9.4) and my 24" 1920x1200 monitor are not working together. I connect the two with from the Mini DisplayPort on the Mac to DVI on the monitor. The monitor ...
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External display randomly acquires and loses signal under Mavericks 10.9.4

I am trying to use a Planar PXL2790MW external display with my iMac 11,3 (2.93 GHz 27inch) connected by a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. The display works intermittently: at random times, it ...
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Mavericks Login Screen Mirrored on 2nd Monitor

I recently had to erase and restore my mac as it developed a terrible hard drive failure, and ever since I've had odd behaviour (already posted one other question today). For some reason the Login ...
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One hookup docking station / port replicator

They just got me (my very first ever) macbook pro at work. I am really digging it thus far. One thing I would really like to do is "dock it" to my existing rig.. two dvi displays, keyboard, mouse, ...
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Image on external monitor is off-center

I have a 13" retina MacBook Pro and an Acer X223W external display, connected via an official Apple Mini DisplayPort > VGA adapter. The Acer is set to 1680x1050 (its default resolution). I wanted to ...
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Application Pallets move to main display when switching between applications in Mavericks

I just recently upgraded to mavericks and I'm having an issue when using applications that have pallets. For example, I'll use OmniGraph. I have my graph window on my main display and the Stencil ...
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iMac doesn't recognize external Monitor after wake up

I know there are a lot different topics on this, mostly for MBP's, but I did not found any solution for me though. I have an iMac 27" late 2013 with 16GB RAM and an external Acer S232HL connected via ...
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Macbook retina 15 3 external screens

I've read reviews about 3 external screens for late 2013 macbook pro 15 retina, and looks like there are different opinions about that. Some of videos I saw demonstrates the fact that it is possible ...
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Crash when I add my external monitor

I got an Early 2011 MBP i7 2.2 8GB RAM Mavericks latest version I worked with my laptop monitor and an external monitor. The external is connected via the Thunderbolt out with digital. Since ...
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Connect two VGA dell displays to my macbook?

I want to buy two 17 inch dell displays to use them with my mackbook pro 13 inch with one thunderbolt port but I dont want to buy them until I know that I can use them haha I want to know which ...
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MBP 2011: Built-in screen mistakenly treated as external display

System facts MBP (Early 2011) (15") OSX Mountain Lion (10.8.5) No external displays connected Chain of events Discrete GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6490M) goes bust [REF-1] I managed to avoid the problem ...
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2011 13inch MBP - Can I use 2 external displays - one with MINI DVI and one with Thunderbolt? [duplicate]

I have 2011 13 inch MBP running OSX Mavericks (10.9.4). 2.3 GHz i5 processor, 8GB DDR3 Memory and Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB (VRAM) Graphics. I want to know if I can run 2 external monitors ...
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3rd Monitor stopped working under Windows 7 Bootcamp

I used to be able to use all three (3) monitors for almost a whole year on my Mac Pro Mid 2012 tower model (that's before the Cylinder model came out). Here's the configuration that was working ...
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Is it possible to have an iMac maintain target display mode even through sleep/screensaver

I want to be able to make it so that my iMac doesn't exit target display mode until the thunderbolt cable is pulled from my Macbook. I love target display mode in theory, but every time I lock my ...
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My MacBook Pro sleeps when I turn off external display

I have a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012), and had a Dell U24, connected via DVI. I always have the MacBook Pro closed. When I turn off the monitor the MacBook Pro continued working. Now I have a Dell U27, ...
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XQuartz windows show in only one display on mavericks

I occasionally run X window applications on a local server with the display showing on my mac. As per Apple's instructions, I've migrated from X11 to XQuartz, but now when I run applications on it it ...
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How do I enable an external display in Single User Mode via Terminal on a headless macbook?

I'm trying to troubleshoot video issues on macbook laptop with no display or a dead? display but can't see what I'm doing. I need a Terminal command to run 'blind' after I boot into Single User mode ...
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Issue with multiple desktops

I have a mac mini with two monitors. On the main monitor I normally keep two desktops and on the second there is only one. I have been noticing that the main monitor seems to add more desktops by ...
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How can I set external display as primary and turn off internal display without connected MagSafe power cable?

When I connected MagSafe power cable to Mac and close lid, secondary display become a primary and dock migrate to it. But when I disconnected MagSafe power cable - the primary and secondary monitors ...
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Late 2011 13" MacBook Pro doesn't detect external monitor anymore on Mavericks

I have a late 2011 13″ MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks updated to the latest version, which was usually connected to a HP Pavillon 23xi monitor using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. It worked like ...
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Airplay mirroring with extended desktop: how to choose which apps end up on Apple TV?

I use my Macbook hooked up to a TV via HDMI for most of my work, and want to use Airplay mirroring from my Mac to extend my desktop and play online videos full screen on my Apple TV while also being ...
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Moving finder window from one display to another

Would it be possible to create an AppleScript to instantly drag one screen from one screen to another (say, center of the second screen)?
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How can I get full resolution out of different generations of cinema displays?

I have a newer thunderbolt display and an older Apple Cinema HD display hooked up to my retina macbook pro (15 inch, early 2013, 1 GB GeForce GT 650M graphics card). The older one is going through a ...
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Macbook Pro (early 2013) Multiple Display Issues

I have an Early 2013 Macbook Pro with an external Thunderbolt Display. The Macbook Pro was running 10.9.3 but is now running 10.9.4 and the issue is that the external display is black even though it ...
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Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
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Can I add a separate monitor and keyboard-mouse to a Mac?

Is possible to add a separate monitor to a Mac and use a separate keyboard-mouse combo to operate only on that Monitor? Say, you use the monitor 1 for regular use and the other monitor can be used by ...
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Use late 2009 iMac as external display for 2013 MacBook Air

I would like to use my late 2009 "27 iMac as an external display for my 13" 2013 MacBook Air. I've searched the internet and found this thread (and it's sources) that suggests that it is possible to ...
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Late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina + 2 Thunderbolt displays + Apple Cinema Display @2560x1440?

I saw this answer by griewei here: http://apple.stackexchange.com/a/124479/81640 Unfortunately I don't have enough rep to comment. What I would like to do is something similar e.g. - one latest ...
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cmd-z switches active monitor

So a couple days ago I hooked up an HP monitor to my MB Pro 15". As I was editing code on the external monitor, I pressed cmd-z to undo something I had just done (like everybody in this world does..). ...
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How can I get my 13 inch MBP (A1425) to display 4k?

I just got this monitor, http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE39UY04-39-Inch-Ultra-120Hz/dp/B00DOPGO2G When I plug it into my MBP's HDMI port, the highest resolution I can choose on it under the "scaled" ...
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TextWrangler always comes to front when switching monitors

I have a late 2012 mac mini running OSX 10.9.3 and I'm curious if there is a setting that needs to be changed or if this is some sort of bug. I'm working with two monitors; one plugged into HDMI and ...
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MacBook Air or MacBook Pro(late 2012) for iOS and web development? [closed]

I am looking to jump into iOS development and I am planning to purchase my very first Mac. The MacBook Pro Retina 13" is not affordable at the moment but, after going through eBay and some other local ...
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Can I connect 3 displays to a late 2012 Mac Mini? [duplicate]

I have the late 2012 Mac Mini, which has a HDMI port and a Thunderbolt port. I have 3 1080p monitors that each have DVI, HDMI and VGA. Is it possible to connect them to my Mini, no mirroring?
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MacBook Pro display turns black when unplugging external HDMI monitor

Whenever I unplug my HDMI monitor, my MacBook Pro (mid-2010) display turns black. This persists through reboots. Is there a way to reset the display settings for my laptop? I've tried resetting the ...
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Black screen with dual monitors (10.9.3)

I have been experiencing a problem with my Macbook Pro (latest version) when connecting it to a dual monitor. I usually click on the trackpad to wake the computer immediately after it has gone into ...
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Cmd-Shift-Tab behaves differently when on dual screen

On Mavericks, Cmd-Tab works as expected just fine (selecting the next application in the MRU list). With the task selector open, I can hit shift as well to move back in the same list before selecting ...
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How do I reset/clear my external display settings in 10.9?

I messed up the settings for the clamshell display mode on my MacBook Pro. I can't get my external display to work when I close my laptop. I can get all other modes working (standard mirroring and ...
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Apple “Cinema HD Display” (DVI) not recognized by MacBook Pro (late 2013)

My new MacBook Pro (late 2013) refuses to recognize an Apple 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display. That monitor has only a DVI cable. I am using a new Apple-brand Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. When I ...
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How to activate external display when Macbook display is dead

I have a Macbook which I bought in the fall of 2009. I recently upgraded it to OS X Mavericks via the free download. The display has been flaky for a few months; the mouse worked and you could click ...
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fullscreen youtube video on external display / avoid changing desktops

I'd like to entertain my 2 y.o. with cartoons while I try to work. The problem is that when I change desktops and use mission control it affects second display to. How can I fix fullscreen youtube ...