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Dual Monitor support without external video card

I'm thinking about buying a MBP Retina 13". Now I want to work at home on 2 Monitors, so the MBP will be somewhere under the table. Is it possible to connect first Monitor via HDMI and the other one ...
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Mission Control behaving differently with monitor plugged in

On OSX 10.9 (maybe other versions, too), I've noticed that the icons for the different spaces in Mission Control behave differently whether or not I have a monitor plugged in. With a monitor plugged ...
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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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unplug externally plugged HDMI display from MacBook Pro

I usually add an external monitor to my MacBook Pro as a second monitor. The only way I've found to unplug it without switching off the MacBook (or putting it to sleep) is by simply unplugging the ...
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OSX Mavericks running double monitor, sometimes sound works and sometimes it doesn't

I'm running a clamshell monitor setup with my mid-2010 13-inch Macbook Pro running OSX Mavericks. I'm hooking it up to a ViewSonic VX2250WM monitor (see this link for more details). I'm also hooking ...
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New MBP 13" can't connect to external monitor

I am trying to connect my oldish LG monitor with DVI port (adapter hdmi to dvi is in monitors end) to my macbook pro 13" (late 2013 haswell model) and it is pretty weird, macbook recognizes monitors ...
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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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how can I receive external display connection notification in launchd?

How does one receive notification from notifyd (or equiv) when the display configuration changes? My goal is to fire off some daemons when connected to my thunderbolt display "dock". Any example ...
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Retina MacBook Pro and external Thunderbolt display resolutions in Windows 8.1

I just replaced my 17″ MBP with a brand new 15″ rMBP. I still need to do a lot of Windows work, therefore I have Windows 8.1 installed (bootcamp and parallels). I use my external Thunderbolt display ...
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Quicktime screen recording creates a green movie

I tried creating a screencast on my OSX 10.8.5 MacBook pro, using QuickTime. This has worked before, but when I try it now I get: The problem happens both on an external screen and on the retina ...
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Maverick - OSX dock auto hides when connecting a display through hdmi?

When I connect my TV to my laptop, the Dock starts to auto hide. Is there a way to keep the dock in its before I connect an external display? Also, when go to  > Dock, the auto hiding is off...
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osascript to set secondary desktop background?

I have been using this: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC -//Apple Computer//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd> <plist ...
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Can Mavericks behave like Lion on multiple screens?

I've switched to Mavericks and like to new features so far. But one thing struggles me: The new multi-screen-behavior new in Mavericks Multiple status bar separated fullscreen modes I don't like ...
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How to stop window order changing on multiple monitor setup in Mavericks?

I've been having a problem since upgrading to Mavericks. I have two monitors and I have Excel on Monitor 1 (M1) and Thunderbird on Monitor 2 (M2), if I open TextEdit and move it to M1, then CMD+Tab ...
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External display — Insignia TV cutting off edges?

So I have a 2010 Macbook Air, 1.6GHz, and I am trying to hook it up to an external display, this Insignia: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-24-class-24-diag--led-1080p-60hz-hdtv/9844485.p I have ...
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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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External Monitor: how to set the resolution to make it all smaller?

I just connected an external monitor to a MBP 15" (2009)(Snow Leopard) The external monitor has a resolution of:1920 X 1080. The problem is that I see everything too big I tried with all resolution ...
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Dual external displays with dvi splitter on macbook air

I've been through the questions I can find about Macbook Air's and their display capabilities. I've just bought a mini display to DVI and a DVI splitter and at first glance I was happy but then I ...
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Why is my MBPr so hot when 2 external displays are connected?

MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013 Processor 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB Software OS X 10.9 Built-in Retina Display 15-inch (2880 ...
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Dell External Display suddenly stops working - Puzzling

I have an early 2013 MBP, with Mavericks installed. I always used my Dell U2771 external display connected with a mini Display Port to Display port with no problems Except for the last one month. ...
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Is Apple's multi monitor still not working on Mavericks or do I misunderstand it?

Mavericks still hasn't solved the multi monitor issue to my great distress. Running a MacBook Air 13″ and a Cinema Display 27″ at times I use all the default provided Mavericks tools to monitor my ...
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Upgraded to Mavericks, mini-displayport vga no longer works

So yesterday I decided to perform the free upgrade to Mavericks, but when I came back today to use my computer, my external projector no longer gets a signal from my iMac. I can verify that the signal ...
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MacBook Pro Retina, questions about 2nd monitor for gaming

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, and I'm gaming a lot with bootcamp windows 8. I'm considering buying a external monitor for better gaming (might be a BenQ, has to be 120Hz). My questions: Does a 2nd ...
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HDMI output problem with late-2013 13 inch macbook pro with retina

I just bought late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina. I want to connect it to my Samsung 32'' TV at home and DELL u2412m monitor at work. None of these connection is working right now. MacOS X ...
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How can I move spaces between external monitors in Mavericks?

I have a new (late 2013) MBP that I use with an external monitor. Annoyingly, when I plug/unplug the monitor, arbitrary spaces end up being fixed to either the internal or external monitor. Going to ...
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Black borders with external monitor on MBA 2013

I have a problem that I'm not able to fix. I'm getting black borders, some king of margin. The display doesn't use the full space in the monitor. I have a total of four monitors in my house and three ...
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How to use 3 external monitors on 15" late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina?

Several people have posted about how they use 3 external monitors with their MacBook Pro Retina. see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJhvyLB_Tbw Using 3 External monitors on my macbook pro, problem ...
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Is there a tool/hack that enables dragging windows from one monitor to the other in Mission Control?

Right now I have dual monitor set-up as shown below. When I activate Mission Control it looks like this: Now I want to drag the Finder windows to the other monitor as indicated by the arrow. ...
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Microsoft Word (2011) Focus Mode — Multi-monitor

I enjoy working in "Focus Mode" (full screen, few toolbars) on Microsoft Word (2011), but it does not seem to play well with multiple monitors, even in Mavericks. Any click outside the window will ...
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Aperture: Can I get crop, redeye, straighten and quickbrush icons on toolstrip in browser mode

Aperture version 3.2.4 In view mode (one image takes up full window) and in split mode (film strip of previews on one edge) I have icons in the tool strip for icon group starting with 'crop' In ...
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Stop Mavericks from opening apps on the second screen?

I have a MacBook Pro and connected an external display to it, so far, so great. However, Mavericks seems to insist on opening new applications on the secondary display, even if the currently active ...
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use MBP as external screen

I've done some search about it, leading me to this link which provide support for using it with another mac. What I'd like to do is use it with another device (like a ps3) via HDMI & Thunderbolt. ...
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Is it possible to have one menu bar while having displays as separate spaces in Mavericks?

The Mavericks feature "Displays have separate spaces" is nice except for one thing: With vertically arranged displays, you need to aim for the menu bar in the lower display. This breaks the primary ...
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Always open new applications in same window as dock is when using two screens

Is it possible to make OS X Mavericks open new applications on the screen where the dock is places? As it is now the application always open on my laptop screen which is quite annoying when I'm ...
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Can you control brightness on two monitors simultaneously via the brightness key?

I have two Thunderbolt monitors daisy chained together and when I press down on the brightness key (F1/F2) it only dims the brightness / ups it only on one monitor. Is there a way so that when the ...
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If I use Apple Tv as a separate display on Mavericks will it transfer sound

I want to get an apple tv, so I can wirelessly use my tv as a separate monitor, now with mavericks I know this is supported. I was wondering if this means I can also transfer any sounds from my ...
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OS X Mavericks Switches to First Space from Full Screen upon Wallpaper Change

Note: I don't believe this is a duplicate of OSX keeps switching to the first space, because I don't use the Google Drive application. I use two displays, and I run various applications in full ...
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How do I correct the resolution settings for my 248 CLH external monitor?

Every once in a while, when I reset or reconnect my macbook to my external 248 clh monitor, it resets the resolution settings to settings that are lower (and annoyingly distorted) versions of what the ...
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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt

I just bought a new late 2013 iMac and a new late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. Also bought an Apple thunderbolt cable. Pressing CMD+F2 (enabling Apples "Target Display Mode") on my iMac lets me use the ...
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Dual Monitor Mac Mini - Main monitor refreshes constantly

I have a Mac Mini with an i5 core running 10.9 and am running dual monitors, using an HDMI to DVI on one Samsung B2030, and Thuderbolt to VGA on Samsung S22C150. It does not appear to make a ...
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Command+Tab misbehaving for apps on multiple monitors

I tend to keep a few Terminal windows open in one monitor, and another Terminal window and Chrome open in another monitor. When I'm using a single monitor, pressing ⌘⇥ remembers which Terminal window ...
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Mavericks window loses focus on Cmd+Tab

In OS X Mavericks (10.9) I have discovered a very annoying bug. To reproduce: Have an external monitor connected to your Mac Open two windows of the same application (e.g Chrome), and place one ...
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How can I mirror a desktop in extended multiple display mode?

I have a MacBook Pro which has Mavericks installed on it. I know the new technology of Multiple Displays in Mavericks, but I want to know if it is possible to show just a desktop in both displays on ...
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Daisy chain Thunderbolt display to regular, fullsize DisplayPort monitor?

I have a 27" Korean IPS with a full size DisplayPort input (not Thunderbolt). Is it possible to drive this monitor daisy chained off a 27" Apple Thunderbolt monitor, using a mini DisplayPort output to ...
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Flickering display on MacBook Pro when attaching to projector

I have a 2007 MacBook Pro which I recently updated to Mavericks. When I connect it to a projector for presentations, the screen flickers continuously and frequently goes off for a few seconds. The ...
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What solutions are available for using iPad as an extended desktop?

Occasionally, I would like to use my iPad (3rd gen, iOS7) as a second screen (an extension, NOT a mirror) for my Macbook Pro (Mountain Lion). Is this possible without paying for an app in iOS7? Does ...
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Attaching external display to MacBook Pro through VGA → DVI → Thunderbolt

I am trying to attach an external monitor to my MacBook Pro using VGA to DVI adapter and then DVI to Thunderbolt. I have MacBook Pro 2012 with Retina display and the monitor is Acer V223HQV. ...
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Why does MacbookPro Retina require the dedicated GPU to access external displays?

This is a general graphics question although I would especially like to apply it to my Early 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15". I have gfxCardStatus running and whenever I connect one of my 1280x1024 or ...
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13" Macbook Pro display issues with Mavericks

I just installed Mavericks on my 13" Macbook Pro. I have two external 27" Apple Displays connected to it. After upgrading, I can only get one of the two external monitors to work in conjunction with ...
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Use MacBook as a monitor and controller for iMac

I have an iMac and I also happen to have a MacBook Air. What I need is this strange layout - I want to be able to control my iMac with my MacBook. I also want to be able to share my iMaс screen to my ...