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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 ...
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Macbooka Retina 13" 2013 problem with DisplayPort

I'm trying to connect my MBPr 13" to an external monitor over DP, but am getting no signal. I've tried.. Another monitor - still no signal An older MBP - works fine with same cable Using an HDMI ...
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Task Switcher moves to non-primary display on Mavericks

I'm running OS X Mavericks on a computer with two displays that are not mirrored. One of them is configured as the primary display using the menu bar location in Displays System Preference, ...
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Keeping Lion-style synchronized desktop switching with multi-monitor on Mavericks

Is there a way in Mavericks to get multi-monitor desktop switching behavior similar to (Mountain) Lion? Example setup: Thunderbolt monitor + Macbook. Each with three desktops. (1,2,3) & (4,5,6) ...
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27' iMac fan really loud when secondary displays is attached

I'm not very savvy with the internal components of computers and am wondering if someone could help me. Today I noticed my fan behaving quite strange, it got really really loud. I had a secondary ...
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External monitor has “sun spots”

I have a Macbook Air 13″ (late 2010) and external monitor (Dell SX2210) connected by Mac Display Adapter to VGA adapter (pre-Thunderbolt). I frequently see regions of the Dell screen glitched by ...
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10.9: External monitor not recognised after monitor sleeps

This issue started happening after I updated to OSX Mavericks. I have an external monitor connected to my Macbook Pro (2010), and everything works just fine and dandy.. until my Mac doesn't have any ...
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Is there a way to quickly teleport a window from one display to another?

I have multiple displays at my workstation, and I'm looking for a way to quickly "teleport" a window -- whether it's full-screened or not -- from one display to another. When I was on Windows, I used ...
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Windows on second monitor don't retain position after reboot (since Mavericks)

I have a Mac with 2 screens. I shut down the computer with all my commonly used programs open. Some programs are on the 2nd screen. Before upgrading to Mavericks, when I booted up the machine, the ...
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Mavericks - USB to HDMI Monitors

I'd like to update to Mavericks on my "mid 2012" MBP, but am worried about my monitor setup. I have two Samsung S22C300 Monitors attached to my computer, one via a thunderbolt to HDMI adapter, and the ...
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Keyboard shorcut to switch focus between multiple displays on OS X Mavericks

The fact that each monitor acts on its own in OS X Mavericks is pretty cool. However, I find that I have to use my mouse and click on the unfocused monitor before I can actually slide back and forth ...
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Mavericks: Window across multiple monitors?

I just updates to OS X Mavericks on my iMac 27" late 2012 with an additional monitor. In previous versions of OS X it was no problem to have one window visible across both monitors, which is very ...
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Dock only shows on the primary display

I have a two display setup arranged as shown in figure. I can see the dock only on my primary display and only when the application it hosts is not in fullscreen mode. My dock is configured to appear ...
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How can I limit the Expose hotkey to affecting only the currently selected monitor?

I upgraded to Mavericks today, and I'm enjoying watching movies full screen on my secondary monitor while I get some work done on my primary monitor. However, whenever I activate Expose on my primary ...
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How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini?

How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini? I've only ever hooked a Mac Mini up to 2 monitors, but I'm interested in going up to at least 4. Is this even possible? According to Apple's Mac ...
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Can I use two non-Thunderbolt displays on a MacBook Air

I have been told that the only way to connect more than one external display to a MacBook Air was to buy Apple's Thunderbolt monitor and daisy chain. Mavericks promises better support for external ...
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How to keep both Mavericks menu bars opaque in two monitor setup

Mavericks shows the menu bar in both monitors when you have two. That's great, but the menu bar in the passive desktop turns translucent, which is a bit annoying. Is there a way to keep both menu bars ...
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How can I disable this mutli-monitor window-cutoff in Mavericks?

If I drag a window in between two screens, half the window disappears. Is there a flag I can set from the command line or pref option somewhere to disable this? My chrome window below is in the ...
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How to choose on which display Application Switcher shows?

I always have a lot of applications open at the same time. In order to quickly switch between them, I use CMD+Tab shortcut. In order to switch even faster, I sometimes use CMD+Tab and then select the ...
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Disable multiple desktops on external monitor

I have Mountain Lion on Macbook and I use 4 virtual desktops (former spaces) for my work. I have to switch via them very often, everything is fine with that. But sometimes I need to plug in 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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Can I use multiple displays on a MacBook Pro using a TV connected by Thunderbolt/HDMI?

With a MacBook Pro, can I watch a film on the TV connected externally to HDMI while browsing the web on the MacBook screen?
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Windows draggable under menu bar after second display

Using OSX 10.8.5, I recently attached a second display to my 2013 Mac Air via the Thunderbolt port. Since removing this display I can now drag Finder and other windows under the menu bar. They pop ...
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Daisy Chain 2 Dell monitors to MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air and 2 Dell monitors. A 30 inch (U3014) and a 27 inch (U2711). I connect a mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable from the Air to the 30 inch monitor, and a DisplayPort to ...
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Using Only an External Monitor with a MacBook Air or Pro?

This question Use Only External Display With Macbook asks how to use an external display with a Macbook in clamshell/closed mode with attached peripherals such as external keyboard and mouse. I ...
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11" Macbook Air Stopped Driving Microcenter EQ276W DP at 2560x1440 Upon a Fresh Install of Mountain Lion

I have an EQ276W DP, an 11" Air, and a Monoprice mini displayport to displayport adapter which have worked together flawlessly for 5 months. My system had a hard crash over the past week that ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2013 Mini Display to VGA Issue

I bought new macbook air and mini display to vga cable. When I connect to external monitor, air doesn't recognize it. I tried different external monitors with different cable, same result. My friend ...
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Dell U2713HM LCD Monitor Killing Wifi (and ethernet) on my Mid-2012 MBP and iPhone 4S

I just purchased a Dell U2713HM monitor. As soon as the monitor is turned on, the internet (both wifi and wired) goes out. I have tried the following fixes: 1) Changing channels on wifi router. 2) ...
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WiFi monitor that is iOS compatible

I am trying to find a Display that can allow my iOS, MacBook Pro to connect to it wirelessly. I am looking for a solution with the least number of hardware components (aside from the display). I ...
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iMac and HDMI display - not turning off properly

I'm using iMac on my work and when i said to my boss that i need 2nd display for work he ordered it and it arrived. Philips Gioco 27" But that display has only VGA and HDMI ports, no DVI. So we bought ...
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Using a Retina MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt Monitor

I currently have a MacBook Air, which I use with a Thunderbolt Monitor, side-by-side, at my desk. I'm considering upgrading to a Retina Macbook Pro. However, I'm worried that using two displays ...
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What can cause external monitor to remain on when MacBook Pro Retina goes to sleep?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, Early 2013, running Mountain Lion with an external monitor connected via a Thunderbolt-to-DVI adapter on the rear Thunderbolt port i.e. the monitor is connected to the ...
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Force new display modeline for external monitor

I have a Samsung Syncmaster 204B that will flash off and on after continued use on DVI mode. I have found the solution is to reduce the refresh rate from 60Hz to 56Hz. I have successfully done that ...
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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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2x Thunderbolt Display color issues

I just got my 2 Thunderbolt displays for my MacBook Pro Retina. I connected the 2 screens on one Thunderbolt port by using the Thunderbolt chain solution. (connecting screen 2 to screen 1 and screen ...
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How do I conect a Thunderbolt Display and a HDMI display at the same time?

I would like to connect a Thunderbolt Display and a Dell 24" display to my MackBook Pro (mid 2011 model) at the same time to use dual screens. Is this possible?
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How can I swap the primary display automatically in a dual-monitor setup?

I have a MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays at work. I work with the MacBook lid-closed because it's overkill and I don't have enough desk space anyway. Every morning I show up to work and plug ...
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How to rotate screens separately?

Is there a way to rotate an external screen separately and keep the orientation of the inbuilt display fixed? Using OS X 10.8.5
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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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MacBook Air + iMac + external display

I have a setup of a MacBook Air (2013), an iMac (2009), and a regular external monitor. I’m able to connect either the iMac or the monitor to the MacBook and use them as an additional screen. Is there ...
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External monitor not recognised- MacBookAir

I have the same problem with my new MacBook Air (May 2013) as others have stated with MacBook Pro. All was good until I played around with the resolution. Now the second monitor is not seen at all in ...
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Why does the external monitor on my MBPR constantly lose its signal?

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, manufactured in August of 2012 (mid 2012). The laptop seems to be incapable of continuously driving an external display. On some monitors it will lose the signal once or ...