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Black rectangle covers up most of screen, after disconnecting external display

I connected my MacBook Air to an external projector (using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor) to give a Keynote presentation, enabled screen mirroring, gave my talk, then disconnected from the ...
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Dual monitor for 2.2GHz MacBook Pro (MD318LL/A) Late 2011 MBP

I was wondering is it possible to have 2 external 1080P monitors attached to my MBP? My machine have a Thunderbolt port. The monitors have HDMI, VGA, and DVI. (No thunderbolt display port sadly.) ...
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Can a Mac Mini have 3 external monitors connected to it?

Thinking of getting a mac mini for work. Can I connect three monitors to it? If so, how?
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Multi Monitor - MacBook - How can we display one specific desktop for each monitor?

I have a very regular projector, nothing fancy. A user should normally work on that computer, however, if a projector is connected, the projects should display a specific Desktop, instead of the one ...
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Using a Macbook Pro alongside an iMac

If I have a 27" iMac, I understand I can use the display as an external monitor for my Macbook Pro. Presumably I can use the bluetooth keyboard as well as an external input? Can you still run the ...
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How to stream window or area of main display to external display?

I found two expensive (500$ and 200$) solutions from Telestream: Wirecast and Ustream Producer. Is there a cheaper way to do it? Is it possible with ffmpeg & friends? Any hints are welcome. Best ...
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Second display not using the correct refresh rate

I have a second display at work, and when i plug it in i use a thunderbolt to vga adapter, however it always uses the wrong refresh rate 90hz instead of 60hz, is there a way to stop this from ...
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What video boards can I put in a 2008 Mac Pro to get 4 monitors (DVI)?

I currently have a 2008 Mac Pro with 2 Radeon HD 2600 XT video boards, each of which is driving two monitors. This setup performs acceptably, though I wouldn't be averse to faster GPUs. However, the ...
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Treat MacBook screen as monitor even when closed?

Background I have a MacBook Pro running 10.8.3. I have one external monitor plugged in, and the MacBook is largely stationary because it is a work computer. When I go home for the night, I lock the ...
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possible to drive two external mointors with mid-2013 new macbook air?

Is it possible to use a thunderbolt -> hdmi and usb -> hdmi adapter to drive two external monitors (non-thunderbolt) with the new macbook air? If not, has anyone had success with any other options?
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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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Mac Mini 2011 and DP video output is unstable - blanks multiple times in 10 minutes

I brought last year a Mac Mini 2011 (the base model with Intel 3000 HD). Yesterday I brought a Dell U2713H. I now run with two displays connected and the other displays have been reliable before ...
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Mac Mini Streaming to HDTV

I am considering purchasing a Mac Mini in a few weeks and am just wondering about the best way to wire it to a 1920x1080p Monitor as well as a 720p HDTV. I would like to put streaming video on the ...
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How can I use an iPad Retina display as an external display for my MacBook Pro 15" Retina?

I have three nice external Samsung 23" LCD monitors, and I've had all three hooked up to my MBP, for a total of four monitors. Problem is, the MBP's Retina display has totally spoiled me. The ...
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2011 Mac Mini Triple monitors

I have the 2011 model of the mac mini (first aluminum rendition). I have 3 matching VGA monitors that I would like to use. I currently have 1 connected through the mini DVI to VGA adapter. What would ...
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Wireless display from one laptop to another

Here is my setup: macbook pro retina physically connected to 2 external monitors, and keyboard+mouse. 17 macbook on its own What I want to do: I'd like to somehow use one of the external monitors ...
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How can I get files off of a Mac when the display is broken?

I need to get files off of my mac, and SSH and RDP are both disabled. My screen is broken, and my SSD is encrypted by FileVault. Now, I do have one advantage: An external monitor. However, it will ...
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How can i drive my display?

I have just bought a 2560 x 1440 monitor for my macbook pro. I've tried the mini DisplayPort to DVI and the mini DisplayPort to HDMI cables to connect to the display but both will only push 1080p to ...
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One mini displayport on Radeon HD5870 not working after an OS reinstall; why? (Mac Pro)

I've searched in every way I can think, and read forums until my eyes bug out, and have yet to run into my situation, so here goes. I have a very nice Mac Pro that I purchased pre-owned (8 cores, 32GB ...
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Can one Mac mini run twelve displays? [closed]

At work we have two Mac minis and each can run six monitors (twelve total). I want to use only one Mac mini. How can we do this? Update: We have tried using a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis. ...
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Need a way to save multiple window layouts for multiple configurations of monitors

When I work at my desk, my MBP is connected to two 27" displays, so I have 3 screens, and they're laid out very specifically, so my chat, mail, trello, etc. windows are all in their own spot. I'm ...
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Restoring <= 10.6.8 lid-open Clamshell Mode in Mountain Lion?

In Snow Leopoard and earlier, you could open the lid of your laptop after you had activated clam shell mode and the display would remain inactive until you disconnected the external monitors. In ...
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Why Does Retina Display Freak Out with Blur Filtering on Certain Apps

On a retina-display Macbook Pro, I get the behavior shown in the below screenshots when I use applications that have some form of filtering and I have the Macbook Pro hooked up to an external display. ...
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Using a KVM with an iMac and an external monitor

Can I use an iMac (the mid-2010 21" model, to be exact) with a KVM, by sharing an external keyboard, mouse, and monitor with the iMac and another PC? I know I can't use the iMac monitor as a shared ...
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Connect LED Cinema Display (Mini DP) via HDMI

Is there any way I can connect an LED Cinema Display via the HDMI port on my MacBook Pro with Retina display? I know there are various dongles that adapt for HDMI cables from Mini DP, but if I were to ...
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How do I stop/freeze my secondary display?

I'm fairly new to Mac and having a dual monitor setup, but I have my secondary display working and arranged above my laptop. I want to be able to move between screens on the laptop and have the ...
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Connect two iMacs and an LED Cinema Display to MacBook Pro

In my office I have a brand new Thunderbolt-equipped iMac, an older iMac (Mini DisplayPort), and an LED Cinema Display (Mini DisplayPort). I want to connect these three displays to my MacBook Pro with ...
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Using a apple tv box as a second monitor to your osx machine

I've heard that you can use as ipad as a second monitor to you macbook by using software like iDisplay. Is it possible to use apple TV in a similar capacity? If so then: a. Which software do I use? ...
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Connect old Cinema Display (24") as 2nd Display to newest iMac?

I'm considering buying a new 27" iMac (current model sold now). I still have a 24" Cinema display (mini display port) that I currently have connected to an older iMac. Now I'm wondering if this will ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 crashes after Thunderbolt display disconnect and sleep

At work I run my MacBook Pro 15" Retina (with Mac OS X 10.8.3 Snow Leopard) lid-closed with two Thunderbolt displays. If I disconnect the power and displays, walk to a conference room, and re-open ...
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Choose display when doing a screen capture with external display

I have a Macbook with an external display. I use both displays and when I do a screen capture (⌘ + ⇧ + 3) I get two files on the desktop, one for each display. Is there a way to choose which display ...
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How do I virtually disconnect an external monitor?

I have a iMac that is connected to an external monitor to extend my screen. Into that same monitor I have a separate Windows box that I need to run sometimes. The Windows box goes in through VGA and ...
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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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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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Wireless USB adaptors for Macs

We've just got a new projector at work which sports fancy Wireless VGA connectivity. We have a Wireless USB adaptor to connect to it, but there are no drivers for Macs and OS X available for it. I've ...
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Is there a setting to make the Mac not change resolution when connecting to an external display?

I am currently running 2880x1800 resolution on my MacBook Pro retina (using the command setgetscreenres). Whenever I connect to an external display, my Mac changes to a lower resolution. Is there a ...
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Retina Macbook Pro with External Display (Samsung BX2440)

I have just switched to a rMBP from a Windows 7 laptop. I use an external 24 inch monitor (Samsung BX2440) via the HDMI port on the rMBP. It seems that due to some scaling, the text on the external ...
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Can Apple TV AirPlay mirroring use a “secondary” screen/display?

Can Apple TV enable me to treat my TV as a wireless secondary screen (as one can do when directly connecting the TV via a cable), rather than simply mirroring my primary screen? I'd love to stream ...
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Macbook Air not detecting correct external display resolution

My Macbook Air stopped detecting the resolution of my external display this morning and I'm not sure why because it was working fine last night. My display is 24" 1080p and in the past whenever I have ...
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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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Saving window postions and sizes when connecting/disconnecting Macbook pro retina with TWO external monitors

there's a lot of excellent questions about window management here, and great answers. Like this one What Window Management Options exist for OS X? But I still can't find a reliable answer to my ...
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Turn off both displays when in clamshell mode

I've been using this Macbook Pro for about 2 years now and recently got an external display for it. It is connected via a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter. Before I got the display, I could simply shut ...
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Do non-Thunderbolt monitors work with a DVI-D adapter on a Thunderbolt MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro (15-inch, Early 2011). I want to hook two Dell monitors to it. They have VGA and DVI ports each. I will be using the current DVI port on the MacBook Pro. Will the Thunderbolt ...
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Can I use both Mac mini display ports at the same time and which adapters do I need?

If I have two DVI monitors that are exactly alike, could I connect them both to the same Mac mini and extend the desktop using both displays? Can I use both the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports at the same ...
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What is the benefit of using a PM200 cable to connect an EIZO monitor ta a macbook?

My girlfriend bought an EIZO CG223W screen and uses it for now with my apple DVI-MiniDisplay-connector, when i don't need it. She could buy her own connector, but as well could buy a PM200 cable. Now ...
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how to rotate the screen of my monitor in OSX 10.8?

My girlfriend just bought a great monitor (EIZO CG223W) for her macbook, which you can rotate 90º in portrait mode. The screens didn't flip along, and I couldn't find a setting in the system ...
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MacBook Pro main display doesn't sleep after time-out

I have two external monitors in my MacBook Pro - the main one is connected via DisplayPort, and the secondary one over USB. I have the laptop set up to sleep the displays after 15 minutes. (And is the ...
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CRT TV as second monitor

I want to play some 8-bit style games - via an emulator or as web games in a browser. I find that these look much better on a CRT TV. I thought of using a TV as a second monitor for my iMac (24" early ...
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MacBook MiniDisplay to HDMI does not work

I have: a MacBook Pro (6,2) Mid 2010 OSX 10.8.3 a Mini DisplayPort (I think) to HDMI Adapter an HDTV When I plug the whole thing together, my laptop flashes blue for a second, the TV detects that ...
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Activating the Apple Thunderbold Display speakers when Macbook Pro is docked

Sometimes, I don't get access to the Display Audio that my Thunderbolt Apple Display provides when I dock to the machine with my MacBook Pro. The clunky way to solve this, is a reboot. I've tried ...