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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 ...
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Combining Thunderbolt ports

I've a Macbook Pro retina 15'', mid-2012 with nVidia 650M graphics card. I've a 4K Dell monitor attached but the result is a bit choppy and my guess is that it's because of the bandwidth limitation on ...
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How can I force an application to be launched to the 2nd monitor?

I'm on OS X 10.10.1 Yosemite. How can I force a newly launched application to open to a specific monitor? How can I force a new window that a current application is opening to open in a specific ...
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Moving the focused window to the bottom/top monitor with a shortcut

Short version: Is there a program that can move the focused/active window to the bottom/top monitor with a keyboard shortcut? Long version: Sometimes I need to move a window to the bottom/top, in ...
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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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How can I use an iPad with a Retina display as an external monitor?

I have three 23" Samsung LCD monitors, and I've had all three hooked up to my MacBook Pro, for a total of four displays. Problem is, the MacBook Pro's Retina display has totally spoiled me. The ...
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Yosemite moves all desktops to one display on startup

I am using 2 displays on my Mac Mini (late 2013), and have 6 desktops on each of the displays. Primary display: 6 desktops Secondary display: 6 desktops However, after upgrading to Yosemite, it ...
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Can I use HDMI for audio only without video?

When I connect an HDMI display to my computer, it uses it as a display. I can't figure out how to use the HDMI cable for audio only and only use my laptop monitor. Is this possible?
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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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Intermittent Static / Garbage External Display On Wake and Boot? Picture included

Intermittently (relatively frequent) when the MacBook wakes from sleep and it kicks the external displays on, one or all of them may be fuzzy like this. I have one display in a Thunderbolt port, and ...
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Splitting a mac desktop into smaller portions

Background I'm using a device called a DualHead2Go that lets me plug two external screens into an early gen Macbook Pro. This device basically presents the two screens to the mac as if they were one ...
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Connect 2 external Monitors with Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I need a little help here, I have attached my MacBook Air Mid 2013, to an Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD. On the product page it says that one can connect two monitors. The only condition is ...
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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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Thunderbolt to HDMI (Not DisplayPort to HDMI)

My first question is do Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters exist? The reason I'm specifying Thunderbolt and not DisplayPort is because I have a Belkin Thunderbolt2 Dock. If I use a MDP>HDMI adapter and the ...
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Can Mavericks behave like Lion on multiple screens?

I've switched to Mavericks and like the new features so far. But one thing bothers me - the new multi-screen behavior. New in Mavericks Multiple status bars separated fullscreen modes I don't ...
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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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How can I get notifications to pop up in my active display?

I have an MBA running Yosemite. Apps like Mail, messages, calendar, and FaceTime have 'banner' notifications that pop up in my laptop's built-in display but they don't pop up on my external monitor ...
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Can an application be auto-raised only if no other applications are focused?

So this is kind of a follow-up to How do I make OS X auto focus on the window in the screen the mouse moves into? because I'm having a different problem but looking for slightly different ...
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How to connect two non-Thunderbolt displays to the Macbook Pro 2011 via Thunderbolt?

I have the VGA and HDMI adapters for my Macbook Pro 2011, but can only connect one display at a time - neither adapter has a female Thunderbolt connector to act as a passthrough. My understanding is ...
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My external monitor goes grayscale on the non moving parts of the screen (mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina)

I have a mid-2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15". I also bought a 27" Acer K272HUL and I've connected the 2nd monitor to my Macbook via HDMI. So now I have 2 screens, my 15" and my "27". I usually play ...
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In OS X Yosemite, how to keep the app switcher (or dock) on my main display?

I believe the app switcher (command + tab) is tied to where the dock "is". The dock is available on both displays, but I believe the last display in which you clicked on the dock is where it actually ...
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How to screencapture just the active display in a dual monitor setup?

When I use ⇧+⌘+3 to take a screenshot with my laptop connected to a external monitor, it output a couple of images, one for each display. Is there any way to take the screenshot of just the active ...
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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 to disable Macbook Pro internal display when using external monitors

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro 13" (running Lion - OS 10.7.4) which I use with a dual external monitor setup. I have two 21" LCDs that I use as external monitors. One uses the built in Mini Display ...
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External display occasionally shows just noise

When I'm at work I have my Macbook Air mid-2013 hooked up to a Samsung SyncMaster 2443 display via a ThunderBolt-to-HDMI adapter and then to a HDMI-to-DVI adapter. Almost every second time I switch ...
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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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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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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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Can I use dual 4k Dell P2815Q monitors on the Retina MacBook Pro (late 2013) with Yosemite at full resolution?

Will this monitor plug-and-play with Yosemite on this MacBook model without having to install Xcode and mess around with creating custom settings? Can I have two of these plugged into this MacBook ...
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rMBP early 2013 15'' fan noise with 4K display?

I own a MacBook Pro with Retina display early 2013 with Intel HD4000 + GT 650M 1 GB. I'm looking for a high pixel display, and narrowed it down to two options: 21:9 34″ LG 3440x1440 or 28″ 4K display. ...
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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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External Display Brightness, Contrast and Color are Terrible

I have a late 2014 13" Retina MBP. It's connected to a 24" Philips 246EL Display by using an Apple Mini DV to DVI adaptor. The brightness and contrast on the external display are terrible, and no ...
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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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Dual screen with new Mac Mini

So I've begun the long-awaiting switch from PC to Mac in the office and picked up a new Mac Mini yesterday. We currently use dual screen on all machines in the office. I'm wanting to hook these up ...
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Connect 3 iMac 21" Screens together?

What's the best solution to connect 3 iMac screens together so they're all usable as one large screen. I currently have 2 iMac's connected together via a single thunderbolt to thunderbolt cable ...
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iPad (Air) as 2nd screen using Lightning cable?

I travel a lot and use a MacBook Air as my primary machine with an iPad Air for secondary tasks. Occasionally I find it would be useful to have a second screen, but because I don't have a fixed work ...
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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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Blaupunkt 4k LED TV as external monitor for MBP mid 2012 retina issue

I initially connected the MBP 2012 retina 2.7 GHZ to the 4k display it showed me 3840x2160 correctly. But when I was optimising some display settings I changed to 1080p after that I no longer get the ...
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iMac doesn't recognize external Monitor after wake up

I know there are a lot different topics on this, mostly for MBP's, but I did not found any solution for me though. I have an iMac 27" late 2013 with 16GB RAM and an external Acer S232HL connected via ...
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Black screen when open Time Machine on Yosemite

I use a 13 Macbook with a thunderbolt display on Yosemite. Since the installation of last osx version, if I try to open Time Machine I can only see a completely black screen on laptop screen. The ...
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Monitor Connected to Mac Not Displaying

I have an TV which accepts a DVI and VGA input, and a retina macbook pro with Mini Display Port and HDMI. I needed to connect my mac to the monitor so I decided to go for an HDMI to DVI cable since it ...
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Downsampling an external monitor on a Macbook Pro

I was wondering if anyone has succeeded in downsampling an external monitor for a Macbook Pro. I currently have a late 2013 Macbook Pro (Retina) with Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics card. I just bought ...
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What Causes rMBP Fan Noise When Connected to Two External Monitors

Connecting two external monitors to my Retina Macbook Pro 2012 has no problem except for more fan noise, which is a little bit annoying since with one external monitor one doesn't hear the noise at ...
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Yosemite: Accessibility zoom + multiple monitors = poor performance

Ever since upgrading to Yosemite, the accessibility zoom feature is unusable when connected to an external monitor. Video showing the problem (found on YouTube, not mine) Steps to reproduce: ...
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OS X Extended Desktop Limits

I am looking for information on whether there is a limit to the width/height of the OS X extended desktop. I have seen setups with 2 rows of 3 displays, resulting in a 7680 x 2880 desktop. Now I ...
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Place screenshots on Desktop on Display 2

How can I do to tell the system that every time that takes an screenshot place it on Desktop, but on Second Monitor? It only must be placed on Display 1 when Display 2 won't be available.
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Prevent StandBy closing MacBook lid during no power connection but Display connected

I have currently no power connection to my MacBook Air, but I have a Display connected. I want to close the lid and only work on my external display. So I want to prevent my MacBook going to StandBy ...
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How to connect 24" Apple Display to HDMI output of Mac Mini 2011?

Trying to have two monitors connected to Mac Mini mid-2011. It has one Mini DisplayPort and one HDMI outputs. I have 27" monitor connected to Mini Display port of the Mac Mini mid-2011. I was going ...
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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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Connect MacBook to projector without DisplayPort

As it appears, my Thunderbolt/mini DisplayPort port on my MBP mid-2012 is nonfunctional, so I cannot use my DP-VGA adapter anymore to connect to external monitors/projectors. What alternatives are ...