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How many displays/monitors can a Mac Mini 2012 support?

I know the 2012 mini has 2 video outputs but I've seen in the past PCs where one DVI output could be split to two displays. So is the limit one monitor per physical display port (HDMI & whichever ...
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Apple Cinema Display Brightness no longer works in Mavericks

So when you have a ~5-7 year old Apple Cinema Display monitor that looks something like this: and you upgrade to Mavericks (MacOS 10.9), you will lose the ability to adjust the brightness on the ...
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rMBP detects external display but cannot dual, can only mirror in 720p or 1080i. Suggestions?

I set up an external display from my rMBP using an HDMI to HDMI. When the display is not mirrored, the external screen says "Unsupported Mode." When it is mirrorered, it only works in 720p or 1080i. ...
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Connect 2 external monitors with MacBook Pro

I recently got an MacBook Pro (Retina) 15" from my office. I prefer to use my laptop as a desktop. So I have a docking station for my Dell which I used to connect to 2 external monitors, keyboard and ...
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Maintain allocation of windows to spaces on restart and external monitor unplugging

I use spaces heavily and I have my windows arranged in a particular order. If I restart every application will be launched in the same space with many empty spaces. If I unplug my external monitor, ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display switching between two computers without manually disconnecting the cord?

I have connected mac mini to ATD with the ATD's thunderbolt port on the back side using extra thunderbolt-thunderbolt cord, and I sometimes connect my macbook with the thunderbolt cable from ATD's. ...
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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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Macbook Pro Retina 2014 - Quick return from Sleep - Black screen with cursor before login window

I just got a MBPr. When the display switches off, like its going to sleep and I quickly hit a key to wake it back up. It shows a black screen with a cursor for about 15-20 seconds before the login ...
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With two external displays in Mountain Lion how do I specify where the content of the Desktop is shown?

I have connected two external displays to a Macbook and have deselected 'Mirror Displays'. The lid of the Macbook is closed, therefore I am using just the larger screens. The contents of my desktop ...
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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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Can't get Macbook Air (2013) and Dell monitor to connect over DisplayPort

I can connect the Macbook Air to the Dell monitor (P2314H) over VGA with a mini DisplayPort to VGA connector. I would like to get it working over DisplayPort though, as I've read that the picture ...
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Why text looks ugly in External Monitor / osx?

My problem is: Text in Chrome does not look as good as it is in Windows when I use an External Screen. I use a Macbook Pro 15 Retina with an External Asus Monitor which has a resolution of ...
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Troubleshooting HDMI connection between MBP and Sony Bravia TV

I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro (late 2011) running Mavericks to my Sony Bravia television like so: MBP thunderbolt port -> Mini DisplayPort cable -> HDMI cable -> TV HDMI 1 port. However, I'm ...
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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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Quickly switch monitors

I have two monitors set up. About halfway through the working day the sun glare shines on my primary monitor. As a result I have to switch over my windows so my primary monitor faces away from the ...
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iMac external display (EA232WMi) won't sleep

I'm using an iMac 11,3 (27 inch, mid 2010) with an external display (an NEC EA232WMi). Over the past week or so (beginning just prior to 10.9.2), when the iMac's display sleeps, the external display ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want 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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MacBook Pro display turns black when unplugging external HDMI monitor

Whenever I unplug my HDMI monitor, my MacBook Pro (mid-2010) display turns black. This persists through reboots. Is there a way to reset the display settings for my laptop? I've tried resetting the ...
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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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HDMI Display failure on Mac mini (late 2012)

I have a late 2012 Mac mini running OS X Mavericks (10.9.5). When I hook up two displays to the computer (one Thunderbolt, one HDMI) it will configure and work properly for a time. After 1-2 hours, ...
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Font rendering issue in Chrome extension on external monitor

I have an issue with font rendering in Chrome extensions on a monitor plugged into my Retina Macbook Pro. As you can see on the screengrabs below the rendering is really jagged, fonts within the ...
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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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Can MacBook Pro with Retina display (13", Late 2012) output above 1080p to 4k tv?

I have a late 2012, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. Apparently it has Intel HD Graphics 4000. I just bought a Seiki 50" 4k TV and would like to connect it to my laptop with as high a ...
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MacBook Pro with Retina display - three external displays under Boot Camp

Is it possible to drive three external displays (3x 22" inch monitors, each at 1680 x 1050) on my MacBook Pro with Retina display under BootCamp / Windows? A couple of guys have shown that it works ...
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Cinema HD Display (DVI) is not turned on is connected to Macbook pro (2013)

I have a macbook pro retina 13 inchs late 2013, os x 10.9.4 I want to use a Cinema HD as external monitor. Cinema HD uses a DVI interface. If i connect my macbook to the monitor, Cinema HD is ...
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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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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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Windows on Parallels 10 with 2 out of 3 monitors only

I've MacBook Pro with 2 external monitors connected. Is there a way to configure Parallels so that it allows you to use 2 monitors for Windows and the main one for Mac? I only found option to make it ...
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How do I turn off laptop display when I have an external display?

I went through a similar question , but the answer was informing how to hide the monitor, but not how to disable it . I do not want any new windows to creep into the laptop display when the external ...
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How can I turn off the screen on the macbook when I have an external monitor set up?

I have an external monitor and want my macbook screen to go blank or black so I can focus on the monitor instead. On my windows machine Function F5 does this.
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Hide Apple menu on second monitor

How to hide the menu bar that shows up on the second monitor? I tried searching in the following settings: Finder preferences ⌘, System settings :: Desktop & Screensaver System settings :: ...
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Put Macbook Pro to sleep with HDMI connected to External Monitor?

I have conneceted my Macbook Pro (Late 2011) to my recently bought 27'' monitor with an HDMI cable. I have done all the settings so when I close the lid, I can still use my external monitor without ...
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Switching focus between two monitors

On OS X 10.9.5 in System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Mission control I have setup hot keys to switch between however many desktops I may have open at a given time. I frequently edit code, ...
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screensaver two monitors two images

I'd like to display a different image on each of my two monitors as the screensaver. The "Classic" screensaver almost does this, but it always mirrors the same image to both monitors. A way to ...
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Apple “Cinema HD Display” (DVI) not recognized by MacBook Pro (late 2013)

My new MacBook Pro (late 2013) refuses to recognize an Apple 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display. That monitor has only a DVI cable. I am using a new Apple-brand Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter. When I ...
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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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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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Open menù on fullscreen app

I'm using this arrangement for my notebook + 24inch monitor. I primarily work on my notebook and the big screen is used just for secondary stuff. The problem is that i cannot use full-screen ...
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Flickering external monitor w/ MBP retina 13"

I use the latest 13" MBP retina and I wanted to use an external display (LG IPS231) through hdmi but the LG doesn't have an HDMI port. So, I plugged the HDMI cable into my laptop to an HDMI to DVI ...
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Force external display refresh rate

I have a 27" screen which is connected to my mid-2012 MacBook Pro retina through a HDMI/DVI-D (HDMI on the MacBook Pro, DVI-D on the screen). Before I was using a adapter DisplayPort+USB/DVI-D and I ...
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How to lock the mouse to one monitor in a multi-display setup. (On a Mac)

I've been looking for a way to lock the mouse to one monitor in a dual, or more, display setup. [Edit:] The application that I am programming will be run in full-screen mode only, at all times. This ...
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Can I connect two 34" LG 34UM95-P to a Retina Macbook Pro 13?

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013 with Intel Iris Graphics. I'd like to get two LG 34UM95-P 34" 3440x1440 screens for it. Unfortunately, LG writes that it the only compatible Mac is ...
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Secondary display with VGA connection resolution issue with Macbook Pro under Snow Leopard

I am on a MBP Early 2011, running Snow Leopard and am facing a strange issue. If I boot up my system and try to connect to my external display using the MDP->VGA adapter, System Settings won't show ...
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Connecting iPad to a USB powered monitor?

I'm thinking about buying a USB powered monitor to connect to my MacBook. I found so many nice ones and the most suitable was Asus. ASUS MB MB168B+ 15.6-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor Now that got ...
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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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External monitor viewport appear shrunk in native resolution on MBP

I am using Mountain Lion on my MBP, my external TFT monitor used to work great at its native resolution (1920x1080) when connected to the MBP. However today after shutting it down and powering it up ...
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Using an iMac as external monitor for my mid 2009 13'' MacBook Pro

Here's my MacBook: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/macbook_pro/specs/macbook-pro-core-2-duo-2.53-aluminum-13-mid-2009-sd-firewire-800-unibody-specs.html Here's the iMac: ...
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External monitor resolution setting is lost after MacBook “wakes up” from sleep

I have recently purchased an external monitor that I am connecting to my MacBook Pro (Late 2009) using the MiniDisplay-to-VGA adapter. I have both the external monitor and the MacBook's monitor set to ...
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HDMI on MacBook Pro stopped working

The HDMI port on my MacBook Pro doesn't seem to be functioning normally. When I plug it into the TV, the screen temporarily turns black as if it is connecting to the TV, the mirror connection even ...