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rMBP 13 inch late 2013 resolution issues

I have huge resolution issues with my retina MacBook Pro late 2013 model. Thing is, I have 27" 1440p external monitor in home and in work, and I'm bringing my laptop around a lot, also I have to ...
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Monitor Connected to Mac Not Displaying

I have an TV which accepts a DVI and VGA input, and a retina macbook pro with Mini Display Port and HDMI. I needed to connect my mac to the monitor so I decided to go for an HDMI to DVI cable since it ...
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Choosing processor for MacBook PRO Retina

I'm buying a Macbook Pro Retina, and cant decide what processor to choose and what additional cabels to purchase. First I was sure i5 2,4GHz was enough, but I will connect it to up to two external ...
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HDMI on MacBook Pro stopped working

The HDMI port on my MacBook Pro doesn't seem to be functioning normally. When I plug it into the TV, the screen temporarily turns black as if it is connecting to the TV, the mirror connection even ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display switching between two computers without manually disconnecting the cord?

I have connected mac mini to ATD with the ATD's thunderbolt port on the back side using extra thunderbolt-thunderbolt cord, and I sometimes connect my macbook with the thunderbolt cable from ATD's. ...
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Why does secondary screen turns black when selecting “Mirror Display”

I have a MacBook Retina. Whenever I attach a secondary screen, projector or monitor and select the "Mirror Displays" option, the secondary screen turns all black. It does not matter what connection ...
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Why I cannot see application menus on the 2nd extension screen of Mac?

I work with 2 monitors using the same Mac both at work and at home. At home I use the extension monitor with the 4:3 aspect ratio and I can see the application menus on top of the 2nd screen. At work ...
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Contain Mission Control to One Monitor

The Mavericks upgrade made it possible to switch spaces on one monitor without having the space on another monitor move, which is great. I often use mission control to switch between programs ...
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Macbook Pro keyboard becomes unresponsive

I use a Belkin Thunderbolt Dock with my Macbook Pro Retina. Lately when I unplug and then come back and plug it back in my keyboard is unresponsive. I have to unplug and plug it back into the ...
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Software-only way to disconnect and reconnect a USB device?

I have a DisplayLink 3rd monitor on a Mac Mini. Half the time I wake the computer up, the DisplayLink syncs but the graphics onscreen are garbled. Reaching behind the computer and ...
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Dual screens: one monitor switches to desktop, window appears on other monitor

My computer is behaving oddly and I would like to know if someone else has this issue too (if so, it's a bug) or that I am the only one (in which case there is probably a quick solution). Let's say I ...
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How do I connect a late 2013 MBP Retina to two DVI monitors?

I thought this Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter would allow me to connect two of these monitors to my Retina MBP. Does "Dual-Link" mean that two monitors could be connected? It had not ...
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Assigning applications to multiple desktops (Spaces) across multiple monitors

I have a setup with two monitors. Is there a way that I can assign an application to one space on monitor 1 and another space on monitor 2? I currently have it set up so that each monitor has its ...
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MBP 2010 external monitor not waking

Up until recently my MacBook Pro 2010 worked fine with an external samsung monitor, using a mini display to HDMI cable. At the time I was running Mountain Lion. Then a few months ago, still running ...
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iPad hdmi or airplay mirror support every app without lag?

Does either the hdmi adapter or airplay mirror show me the iPad screen on every app (if the app does not have a separate secondary display view coded) and without any lag? For example, could I use ...
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Mac Mini late 2012 second monitor resolution

I have a dual monitor setup for mac mini 2012, 2 x lg flatron w2243 one is connected through dvi to hdmi adapter and works fine at a 1920x1080 resolution, the other has a vga to mini display ...
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Macbook pro suck in dual display mode

After disconnecting the HDMI cable, the MBPro still thinks it is connected to a monitor. The mirroring options tab is still available in the toolbar as well. I can even switch views to the "LG TV". ...
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Apple Cinema Display Brightness no longer works in Mavericks

So when you have a ~5-7 year old Apple Cinema Display monitor that looks something like this: and you upgrade to Mavericks (MacOS 10.9), you will lose the ability to adjust the brightness on the ...
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Watch video or play games on two external monitors

I have a 2013 15inch retina MacBook Pro and two Dell U2414H as external monitors. I want to watch video or play games like the image in this question. For the current mac system, I can only achieve ...
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How can I force the application switcher to stop following the dock and instead show on my main display in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I understand the App Switcher follows the Dock. Other answers here confirm as much. However, is it possible via some hidden command-line preference to force the Application Switcher to display on the ...
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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 ...