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Change of default behaviour when connecting to external display: mirror mode

Some OS generations back the default behavior when a new display was attached was that the screen was mirrored. I would like to get this behavior back since without it I have to fiddle with the ...
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VGA No Signal with P2JR Pico Projector

I have a late 2008 unibody Macbook running OSX Mavericks and I'm trying to hook it up to a P2JR Pico Projector. I'm using the cable supplied with the projector and the official MiniDP to VGA adapter. ...
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Any OS X Whiteboard apps/software designed for large screen multi-monitor use?

We're looking at upgrading our static whiteboards to interactive whiteboards/smartboards, and one option is simply to buy 1-3 large multi-touch displays and hook them up to a Mac Pro, and use some ...
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Accidentally removed /System/Library/Displays/Overrides folder [duplicate]

I was trying to fix the blurry text on my external monitor connected to my MBP Retina, but I accidentally removed the /System/Library/Displays/Overrides folder. Now when I want to select the more ...
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Dual VGA monitors (not mirrored) with Mac mini 2012

Is it possible to do this some way? I need to work with to different monitors, not simply mirroring.
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Mac Book Pro with Dual Link adapter and FSM-270YG

I've been running the FSM-270YG monitor with the Dual-Link adapter for the last year or so. Recently my Mac Book got the Question Mark Folder of Death. I tried resetting the NVRAM, but eventually ...
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Intel i3 built-in graphics and dual display on OSX Mavericks [closed]

On just installed OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), I have 2 Philips 227E monitors(one of them through DVI, second with HDMI) and got them working, but only as mirror. In System Preferences > Mission Control, ...
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Can 2013 retina MacBook Pro (Mavericks) offer same native 1600x1200 via VGA display that worked with 2009 MBP (pre-Mavericks)?

I have a Samsung 213T LCD, with a native resolution of 1600x1200, that worked great as an external monitor, using a DisplayPort VGA adapter, with my 2009 13" MacBook Pro through several OSX releases. ...
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How to get 4 external monitors to work a macbook pro (late 2013)?

I'm wondering whether or not having 4 external monitors on a Macbook Pro is possible? I know that Apple states that the limit is 2. But as seen on The Verge and Cnet it's possible to go further. On ...
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Force external display refresh rate

I have a 27" screen which is connected to my mid-2012 MacBook Pro retina through a HDMI/DVI-D (HDMI on the MacBook Pro, DVI-D on the screen). Before I was using a adapter DisplayPort+USB/DVI-D and I ...
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MacBook Pro second display flickering between apps?

I read this answer which suggested using gfxCardStatus to force discrete only mode -- didn't help :( (Flickering in Safari after switching back to integrated graphics) What I am seeing is that ...
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External Display limited to 1080p after 10.9.2. update

I have an Asus PB278 (WQHD 2560x1440) connected via HDMI cable + HDMI-Thunderbolt adaptor to my MacBookPro Late 2011. Until the update to OSX 10.9.2, I was able to use full WQHD resolution on my ...
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iMac external display (EA232WMi) won't sleep

I'm using an iMac 11,3 (27 inch, mid 2010) with an external display (an NEC EA232WMi). Over the past week or so (beginning just prior to 10.9.2), when the iMac's display sleeps, the external display ...
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Backlit keyboard is OFF after recovering from clamshell mode

My keyboard backlit is ON while I'm working with my Macbook Pro with an HDTV connected as external display. However if I close the lid to enter clamshell mode and then open the lid again, I notice ...
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Problem with Flash audio in clamshell mode

I have OS X 10.9.2 installed on my Macbook Pro 2012. I connected an HDMI cable to my TV, an external mouse and the power adaptor. The problem is that if I open a Youtube video in Google Chrome I ...
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External monitor stopped working after 10.9.2 update

I've been using a Dell U2713H display for about a year with a mini-display port to display port cable. However, after installing the 10.9.2 update, the monitor is going into sleep mode when connected ...
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Dual and triple non-TB monitors on a Mac Mini late 2012 (Macmini6,2)

I'm trying to find out if I can connect two 27" Dell S2740L 927M9-IPS-LED monitors to a Macmini6,2. One via HDMI and the other via TB or USB 3.0. The Mac Mini doesn't have a Mini DP that I can see, ...
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Detecting that an external display is plugged in or unplugged on a laptop via bash

Is there a way via bash to detect that an external display has been plugged in or unplugged via bash? I know that I can create a crontab command that fires a script that uses the system_profiler ...
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Display Oddities When Logging Back In On Macbook Pro

It doesn't seem like there are others with this problem. So, maybe I'm just missing a setting or something. First off, this doesn't happen all the time. We're looking at a 5 to 10 percent occurrence. ...
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Is there a way to share only ONE desktop in Mavericks?

I've recently started to work with multi-desktops and multi-screens environment. What I'm trying to do is: Working on my Mavericks (MBA) as the main computer with Desktop #1 in front. Use an ...
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Adapter for retina macbook pro to external monitor

What adapter will provide the best resolution/image quality for extending my late 2013 macbook pro retina display to a 24" AOC 2436VH monitor? The monitor has HDMI and VGA (d sub). Do I want mini ...
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Connecting iMac + External Monitor to Win 7 Desktop

My question is 2-part, but first some background. I have a Windows 7 machine, an iMac (27" Sept. 2013 model) and an Apple Cinema 27" display. I'd like to link all of these together. The Windows 7 ...
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Have to restart to switch external displays

I have a Macbook Air 2013 model that I use at work and at home. At work I hook it up to an external Dell 27" monitor via a display port adapter. At home I like to hook it up to my Samsung 40" TV. ...
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How many displays on MacBook Pro 2011

How many displays can I connect on my MacBook Pro early 2011? Now I use extender monitor, but the screen of MacBook is off, like this and I forced my graphic card to non automatic switch My ...
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How to toggle Target Display Mode on iMac using a non-mac wired keyboard?

I have a new Late 2013 rMBP and a Mid 2011 iMac. I want to use the iMac in Target Display Mode so I can operate it as a second monitor for the laptop. I have two questions: I can easily turn on TDM ...
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2007 Imac with 10.5.8 Leopard with mini-DVI port to HDTV not working

I'm trying to hook up my IMAC mini-DVI port to my Samsung HDTV. I have a (mini-DVI port to HDMI) adaptor plugged into a 15' HDMI cable. This plugs into the TV's (DVI/HDMI) port. I also have a 15' ...
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How do I edit OS X Skype's default window size and starting location?

I'm running OS X Skype and have two displays. When I double click on a contact, their window separates from the main Skype window I always have to drag the corner to resize it smaller, move it the ...
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How do I manage where the dock and menu is for open apps when using multiple monitors?

I use my laptop running 10.9.1 and a secondary monitor. It seems like every time I connect the laptop to the computer the dock and menu is in a different place. Sometimes the dock is hiding a bit ...
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Mavericks - set-up for multiple screens

At work I use a MacBook Pro in combination with a Thunderbolt Display. I use the laptop screen as secondary screen while I work on the large display. I updated my OS last week and am now using ...
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MacBook Pro 17" early 2011 mini display port to dvi performance

Is it possible to get the same performance on an external monitor as you do on the laptop screen? I want to use an external monitor and do online gaming. However I can never get better than 30 frames ...
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Can Mavericks Spaces support 3 windows spanned across 2 displays?

Is it possible to have a 3-screen Space across two displays such that you can swipe to toggle between seeing displays 1 & 2 or 2 & 3?
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Program will not move to second monitor

I am a student using a program to do practice questions. The program is set up to run like the actual test program in that it will take up the whole screen and block other applications. I have a lot ...
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How to boot Macbook Pro when in closed clamshell mode without the windows getting resized

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro that I use an external 1440p monitor/keyboard/mouse with. Another question shows it's not possible to boot it without opening the lid. When I do this, all of my windows ...
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Can I have a screensaver use all monitors as one?

I can have screensavers show on all my monitors, but I would like one that would use all screens as if they were one big monitor (so the animation would flow from one to the other). e.g. something ...
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Moving full screen apps between monitors shortcut

Does anyone know if it is possible to move a full screen app to another monitor using a shortcut? Or if there is no existing shortcut would it be possible with Applescript? BetterTouchTool has "Move ...
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Location-based external monitor profiles for MacBook running Mavericks

Is it possible to configure multiple monitor profiles for a MacBook (2011 Air) running Mavericks? I move my MacBook between home and work, and due to my desk layouts, the MacBook is placed to the left ...
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Trouble Making Macbook Pro Retina Power 3 External Displays

I have a late 2013 15" Macbook Pro Retina (the newest model as of the time of this question). I've seen numerous blog posts that show this computer powering 3 external displays, plus the built in ...
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Editing iMac settings from an external Mac

My 2010 iMac's display shows up distorted lines on start up then gets stuck at the gray Apple logo screen. After being stuck there for a while it then reboots itself and does the same process over ...
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Why does thunderbolt to displayport cable result in video with color bleeding?

I have an ASUS VE278 display, which is cable of handling VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. I have an early 2013 model Macbook Pro, with two Thunderbolt ports, and an HDMI port. If I use the HDMI port ...
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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. ...