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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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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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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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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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How do I make OS X auto focus on the window in the screen the mouse moves into?

I work with two screens. On the primary screen, I have XCode on. On the other screen, I have the browser. While reading docs, I am usually focused on the XCode screen, typing in code. So I want to ...
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spaces and dual monitor: separate setup for each monitor?

I have two monitors and I would like to handle the virtual spaces separately on each. I.e. changing the space on one monitor shouldn't change the space on the other. (I wonder why this isn't even the ...
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Using DisplayPort hubs, splitting the massive meta-screen

I've recently started a programming company with my girlfriend and we're doing a lot of pair programming. I'm looking into the various solutions for driving multiple external monitors from a MacBook ...
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Bridge non-adjacent monitors in three monitor setup

I would like to use the following 3 monitor setup because the arrangement aligns logically with the physical placement of the monitors. Is it possible to bridge the gap between the left and right ...
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Is there a way to mirror to HDMI display on FileVault login screen?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina & Mavericks, with FileVault 2 enabled. I also mirror to an HDMI display, but it doesn't show anything on FileVault 2 login. This is an issue, because I'd like to get a ...
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MacBook Pro External Monitor Resolution

Is there a way to specify what resolution I want my external monitor to be? I have been looking around the internet for a few weeks, but I have not found a solution that works. The native resolution ...
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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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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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How do I reset the Display cached data?

A week ago I noticed a weird Lion symptom, and posted a vague description of one this problem. Today, after some tests, I came to a conclusion that this bug reproduces whenever a the computer is ...
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defaults write display detect

I have a mac mini connected to a TV that is on during the day and switched off at night. This displays a web page with stats during the day. When the TV is turned off the resolution readjusts to I ...
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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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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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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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Dongles to connect 2 monitors to a 13" mid-2010 MacBook Pro (mini DisplayPort)?

I won't be using the integrated display. Right now, one external monitor is connected through a mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor. How should I connect a second?
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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 ...
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Can I have multiple mice & keyboards for one Mac?

I would like to control two cursors with two mice in the same time, as well as have two keyboards for separate control and text input. My goal is to have two users on one computer, so I can let my ...
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What do I need to connect a second monitor to my MacBook Pro?

I would like to use my MacBook Pro with a second monitor. What do I need to be able to do this?
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How to get menu bar on both of my screens? [duplicate]

Is there anyway to get my menu bar to show up on both of my screens? I don't want to use display mirroring, I just want the menu to be mirrored on both screens. I'm using 10.6, but if this is a ...
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Can a Mac with Thunderbolt effectively use a PCI Graphics Card using an external cage?

I was wondering how good thunderbolt is for adding a beefier PCI graphics card to my MacBook Air. If I use a PCI enclosure like this, will the card integrate with the Mac to enhance the performance ...
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Biggest external monitor support for MBP 13"

I'm using a MBP 13" and want to connect it to an external monitor. What is the largest resolution supported for an external monitor? From what I know this MBP is using VGA intel. Workstation: OSX ...
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How do I calibrate the colors for two monitors for web development?

I have a Mac Pro with a dual setup running an Acer P243w and Samsung SyncMaster B2430. I have attempted making my own profile but have difficulty matching them. Is there any better way to make my ...
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Mavericks to include better window management solution?

Up until now, I have used a program called Stay to maintain my preferred location and sizing of all my apps. My main use case is that I have two external displays that require me to rearrange my ...
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Multi-Monitor Mac — Possible to keep one screen static in Mission Control?

I have a rMBP and a Thunderbolt display, and I love using both displays simultaneously. I also use Mission Control to have several separate work spaces. What I would love is for a way to have my ...
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Dual Monitors with MacBook Pro

I want to use 2 external monitors along with the MacBook Pro as one Monitor to the left of Macbook Pro, the other one on the right, with Macbook Pro in the middle. Is it possible to do that? How to ...
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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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Three displays with Mac Mini 2012

I've read on Tom's Hardware that Intel HD Graphics 4000 supports three displays. Is that information valid for 2012 Mac Minis too? Does anyone have any information on what the Mac Mini's capability is ...
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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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External monitor has “snow” at 1080p/i when connected to MacBook Air

When I connect an external monitor to my new MacBook Air via Mini DisplayPort to HDMI, I see the extended desktop but there are snow-like artifacts. When I change the resolution to 720p, the screen ...
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Define different screen resolution when external monitor is plugged in

I have a Macbook Pro that I use both at home and at work. At home when I'm using it as a laptop, the standard resolution of 1440 x 900 is fine as it's closer to my eyes. However, at work I plug in an ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...