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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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Can I use Thunderbolt to mini display port?

I have a 2011 27" IMac running OS X 10.6.8 with a mini display port and would like to purchase a 13.3" MacBook pro with Thunderbolt and use the IMac as an external display. Can I do this with a mini ...
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Connecting Dell U3011 to retina MacBook Pro via mini DisplayPort

I am trying to hook up my Dell u3011 to my retina MacBook Pro using a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort connector, and finding myself a bit perplexed as to why it doesn't work. Basically the top ...
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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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Can a Mac Pro drive more than 2 monitors?

I have 3 Monitors which I would like to drive off a Mac Pro (that is not bought yet). The Monitors don't have DisplayPort though (and I had not much luck with the $100 adapters). All 3 have DVI and 2 ...
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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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Two Monitors Setup On a MacBook Pro

I want to setup a two-monitor environment for me and my MBP15 Late 2011. I already have an external monitor (Dell) and I want to buy another one and somehow link them together. I heard about ...
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Use a macbook Air for watching TV using thunderbolt

I have a dish tv connection. The receiver has a VGA out port and an AV output port. I want to see the tv on my macbook air. My question is - Can I use a thunderbolt to VGA cable to view TV on my ...
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Is there an app that can save dual-display window states and automatically save/restore them when I disconnect/reconnect the dual display?

I have a dual-display setup, and I have many open windows on each of my displays. When I disconnect the display and reconnect it, all the windows are positioned on my native display in an unordered ...
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15 inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display-dual Gateway monitors

I am currently running dual monitors from a Gateway desktop. I would love to upgrade to a MacBook Pro, but would like to keep my two monitors. Is there an (easy) way to dual monitor non-Apple monitors ...
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Auto-changing focus with dual monitors

I just setup dual monitors for my Mac and keep accidentally typing into an app in monitor 1 after I've moved my mouse to an app in monitor 2. I can't be the only one who runs into this with dual ...
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Closing lid for clamshell doesn't make external monitor primary under 10.7.3 on MacBook Air 13"

I'm connecting a 13" MacBook Air to a Dell 22" screen using the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, with an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad plugged into a USB on the MacBook and a USB mouse ...
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Is it possible to use an iMac's screen as a second monitor?

Is it possible to use an iMac (early 2008 model) as a second monitor (note: not with a second monitor)? I have a Windows 7 laptop (for work) and when working at home it would be nice if I could ...
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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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How to use 3 DVI displays with new Mac Pro (Late 2013)

I've recently acquired a new Mac Pro in work (the Late 2013 cylindrical model, running OS X 10.9.3) and am trying, unsuccessfully, to connect 3 identical DVI displays to it (running at 1280 x 1024 @ ...
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Switching apps based on where user looks

I am using MBP with external monitor, in addition to the build-in display. It happens quite often that I 'mentally' switch to other monitor, but the active application is still on different one, where ...
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Window management with multiple displays and desktops

I have a MacBook Pro with two connected displays. I keep windows on all three displays, and I have found Stay - which I discovered thanks to this question - to work very well for remembering what ...
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How can I open an application when a secondary monitor is connected?

I use SecondBar to add a menu bar to an external display. I've added it to my login items, but I don't want it to open when there isn't an external display. How do I open SecondBar when a secondary ...
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How do I permanently show my dashboard on a separate monitor?

I work in multi monitor setup. I have some important information available in the dashboard and want it to be always visible on one of the monitor. Is there a way (w/ external software or not) to do ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15.4" External Display wrong resolutions

Before this machine I had a late 2008 MacBook Pro, 15.4" (Lion) with max resolution of 1440x900. Through the mini to HDMI adapter I attached a second display (TV/Monitor model 19LG3000) and I was ...
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How can I use a Linux box's display as a third display for my MacBook Pro?

At work, I have a MacBook Pro that I use as my primary machine. I also have a RHEL6 box that has a dual-head graphics card. When my KVM is switched to the Mac, the second display that is hooked to the ...
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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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Why is my mid-2010 MacBook Pro experiencing a blank blue screen and crashing?

I've had this happen a couple of times so far, not sure what's happening. I think it's related to having an external monitor connected to the notebook. My regular workflow is to have the MBP log out ...
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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 two DVI monitors to a MBA 2012

Can anyone tell me whether it's possible to connect two external DVI monitors to a 2012 macbook Air? Ideally I'd like to do this through the thunderbolt connector with an adapter to drive both ...
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Can I enable hiding the dock on my MacBook monitor only?

When at home I use my 13" MacBook Pro hooked up to an 27" external monitor. When working on my 27" screen I prefer to have a visible dock at all times. I have enough screen real estate to afford this ...
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Macbook Pro connects an external monitor only after reboot

My old 13 inch (2008 or 2009 model one of the first unibody models) macbook works fine in connecting external monitors with my VGA adapter. My new 15 inch has issues with the same connector. I have ...
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Blurry/aliased text on external LCD in Lion

I have an external LCD hooked up to my MacBook Pro 5,5 running Lion. I have major aliasing on the external monitor in every application. Using the commonly recommended defaults -currentHost write ...
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All open applications placed on main display after sleep

I've got an iMac 27" i7, with a secondary monitor hooked up via its display port (adapted from a DVI cable coming out of the secondary display). After my iMac goes to sleep, when I wake it back up, ...
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How to wake the screen from terminal?

I often have my MacBook Pro in clamshell mode attached to the second monitor. On my first monitor I have Windows machine and I use Synergy-Foss software to share only one mouse+keyboard between them. ...
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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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Macbook doesn't display on external screen until after I log in (Yosemite). How to fix?

I have a macbook pro (mid-2011) and an HP Pavilion 22bw (prob inconsequential) connected via a Thunderbolt DVI Adapter. Ever since installing Yosemite, I now need to open the macbook pro and log in ...
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Early 2011 Macbook Pro DisplayPort 1.2 driver

So I searched a bunch, lots of threads on this, but unfortunately either they haven't been resolved, or its not helpful. I have a Macbook Pro (early 2011) model w/ the Intel Core i5. It is currently ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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When reconnecting my laptop to an external monitor, the USB ports stop working

To reproduce my problem: Start up laptop (Macbook Pro, version 10.8.5) with it connected to an external monitor (Apple Thunderbolt Display) that has the mouse and keyboard connected to the USB ports ...
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Is there a way to use a Thunderbolt monitor with Bootcamp and not need to restart each time it's connected?

So, I'm using a brand new Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I have at giant 27" thunderbolt display. The problem I'm having is at the office I take my laptop with me to meetings. Upon ...
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App windows move spontaneously on display wake (2 monitors) - OS X 10.8.3

OS X 10.8.3 Mac Mini Late 2012, 2.6Ghz quad-core i7, set up with 2 displays, like this: Thunderbolt Port HDMI Port /*****************|------|**********\_______________ | ...
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New Macbook pro rarely recognizes additional display, freezes when connected

My new 13" MacBook Pro rarely recognizes a third-party display. The display works fine with a PC. It is connected via a third-party Thunderbolt/VGA adapter. Worked beautifully the first time. Now I ...
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Have Mountain Lion remember different monitor (not window) arrangement

I'm using 10.8 on a new retina MacBook. At home, my external monitor (an HP) is located to the left of the laptop stand. So I want it my display arrangement to be [HP] [MacBook]. At work, my ...
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Is there a way to turn off the rMBP display with an external monitor plugged in, without closing the lid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn off internal display without closing lid I use my retina MacBook Pro with an external monitor, but the area above the function keys gets pretty hot, especially when ...
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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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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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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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External display has blurry fonts on Dell U2312hm- MacBook Pro Retina

I just bought a new Dell external display (U2312hm) for my MacBook Pro Retina. The fonts appear to be very blurry. I've searched and found a solution here, but it didn't fix my problem. I ran the ...
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Daisy-Chaining a DVI Monitor on a Thunderbolt Display?

I currently have a mid-2012 MacbookPro that is connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display. I also have a 17" Samsung Syncmaster that only has VGA & DVI port on it. So I bought the MiniDisplay-to-DVI ...