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Can I connect my mini display port monitor with a Thunderbolt cable?

I wanted to go to the Apple Store and pick up a Thunderbolt cable, as they seem to be the only store in the area that has a mini display port (style) in the Thunderbolt cable. My monitor requires mini ...
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Multiple Display Issues with MBP

I've been having some annoying issues since getting my second display, and was hoping someone could give me some tips as to how I can improve things. If I take the computer out of sleep before the ...
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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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Notifications (outlook mainly) pop up in secondary display OS 10.10

My appointment notifications always pop up in my non-active (I still have the white bar over my laptop display in system preferences) display, as well as if I click on the new email pop-up (which ...
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Connecting a Dell U2412M to a 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort

I recently got a Dell U2412M monitor. I'm attempting to connect it to my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro using a DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort cable. I repeatedly get a "Entering Power Saving Mode" dialog ...
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Daisy chain of two Dell U2414H to Macbook Pro Retina 13''

My MacBook Pro have only two thunderbolt ports. My new external monitors are Dell U2414H connected to MacBook Pro using Display Port to Mini Display Port cable each one. In this situation I'm unable ...
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OSX cmd+tab behavior with multiple windows & monitors

After upgrading to a second monitor I have run into some unexpected cmd+tab behavior that is really impacting my workflow: With one monitor, when using cmd+tab to switch between applications, OS X ...
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Menubar on all screen without separate spaces for each monitor

This question came up during the discussion of that question OS X cmd+tab behavior with multiple windows and monitos: When disabling 'Displays have separate Spaces' in the settings of Mission ...
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Macbook Air boot menu defaults to external monitor

Took a while to figure out why the screen stays black during boot, but I eventually found that the boot menu and apple logo are by default going to an external monitor. I have tried to fix this by ...
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Wrong focus when CMD+Tab with multiscreen

If I have: 2 Screens Setting "Displays have separate spaces" ON A Terminal window in each screen (Terminal is just an example, this happens with all apps) Being focused on the Terminal window of ...
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MacBook Pro Retina and 4k monitor (Samsung U28D590D) now showing “scaling options” in display

I have a MacBook Pro Retina mid 2014 running OSX Yosemite (10.10.1). I have connected an external 4k monitor (Samsung U28D590D), but I'm struggling to set the correct resolution. When I open "display" ...
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MacBook has stopped recognizing external screen

I have an external screen at work, which my MacBook used to recognize without issue. When I came today and plugged it in, it didn't recognize it anymore. It is connected via a Displayport-to-DVI ...
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Window too large when moved to second display

When I move a window from a larger display to a smaller display, sometimes it's so large that the bottom right hand corner is outside the display, meaning that I can't easily resize it. What can I do ...
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Phantom Displays on Startup

I have been experiencing a problem with my Macbook Pro (2015 late with the Intel HD Graphics 6100) where the computer detects 3 retina 31 inch displays upon startup. Possibly because Retina displays ...
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Macbook Pro Retina with more than 2 external displays

I have an Macbook Pro with retina display and want to connect additional displays/monitors to it. But sadly 2+1 isn't enough for me, so I'm searching for solution: I want to buy two USB3.0 to ...
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Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
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Unable to set 1440x900 resolution to external monitor

Today I connected an external monitor whose native resolution is 1440x900. However, my Mac (Retina 13) doesn't allow me to set this resolution. I already tried pressing the Option Key the same time I ...
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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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Mouse clicks appear in the wrong place, after connecting/disconnecting external monitor

OS X 10.9.5, Macbook Pro Retina. During the day, I go between using the laptop's display, and shutting the lid and plugging in a larger external display. When I do this, windows get shuffled around, ...
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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 do I stop the dock from moving to my second monitor?

I use an external monitor with my Macbook Pro, often to run Windows VMs with a task bar at the bottom. While trying to use the task bar, I often accidentally summon the dock to the second monitor. ...
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Use iMac 27" in Target Display Mode with Raspberry Pi

I have this little box called the Kanex XD HDMI to Mini-Displayport converter. It works perfectly with a lot of machines (tried it with a Macbook, PS4 and Xbox 360), but some devices don't seem to be ...
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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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Use old iMac G5 as external Mavericks-style display

I currently have a Mid-2010 iMac (Intel i3 3.06 GHz) running OS X 10.11 "El Capitan" and a really old 17-inch Mid-2005 iMac G5 (PowerPC G5 2GHz) running OS X 10.4.11 "Tiger". I would like to know if ...
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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup with DP1.2a display

Read a post here: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup In the answer of above question by @smoooosher, he claimed "The reason for this is that your dock is being driven by one ...
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Macbook loses network connection when connecting external display

In the image below you can see the mtr output while connecting the screen, the red part is where the monitor is connected. The monitor works just fine and has no problems with other computers, it's ...
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Maximized window on both displays on OS X 10.8.3

I have a dual monitor setup on the Mac. I want to work on a tool, in full screen, on display 1 and simultaneously check few things, on Final Cut Pro, on display 2. When I maximize the tool in ...
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Retina MBP 2015 does not recognise third external monitor

I am trying to get this system to run: Laptop lid closed. 1 Monitor connected with DVI-miniDP adapter to a thunderbolt port 1 Monitor connected with DVI-miniDP adapter to a thunderbolt port 1 ...
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Make iMac remember monitor positions after restart

I have an iMac with the following specs: I have 2 20'' hp monitors that are always connected to my Mac. They are connected with 2 DisplayLink USB to VGA adapters. I keep the monitors positioned ...
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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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Issue with multiple desktops

I have a mac mini with two monitors. On the main monitor I normally keep two desktops and on the second there is only one. I have been noticing that the main monitor seems to add more desktops by ...
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MBP 2015 with Iris Pro Only and External Monitor

I'm about to buy a MBP edition 2015 (15''). There are two models: model having only Intel Iris Pro (without dedicated graphic card) model having Radeon graphic card I don't play video games, ...
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Connecting MacBook to external monitor and peripheral devices used by a PC?

I have a MacBook Pro and a PC. I'm using both, but I'd love to be able to connect my MacBook Pro to my PC's keyboard, mouse and monitor. Normally I have to go under the desk, take all the cables out ...
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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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Macbook Pro detects the screen, but external screen stays black (mini dp to hdmi)

I am trying to connect my MacBook Pro (OSX 10.9.3, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5, 8GB DDR3) to Panasonic Viera TH55AS670D LED TV through Mini DP to HDMI connector. When I connect the wire my laptop screen ...
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How to preserve wallpaper on secondary monitor after reboot

This problem began when I upgraded to Yosemite. I have two monitors connected to my Mac Pro. Primary monitor uses default wallpaper, and secondary monitor uses a different wallpaper (solid gray). ...
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External monitor displaying only noise after Yosemite upgrade

After upgrading to Yosemite, I see just noise on the external monitor, using a MDP to HDMI converter and an HDMI to DVI cable. It worked very well on Mavericks. I have no display now after updating, ...
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How do I reset/clear my external display settings in 10.9?

I messed up the settings for the clamshell display mode on my MacBook Pro. I can't get my external display to work when I close my laptop. I can get all other modes working (standard mirroring and ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to switch focus between monitors (from #1 to #2) in Yosemite

I like having my IDE on left screen and browser on the right one. Whenever I want to refresh page in the browser, I need to move hand from keyboard to mouse. In my previous setup on Fedora I was able ...
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Switching spaces on one monitor affects open applications on other monitor; looking to prevent this - BOUNTY

Kind of hard to describe. Using Yosemite 10.10.3. Using a mac with two monitors. Left monitor has one desktop space. Right monitor has two desktop spaces. I use a lot of terminal windows at work ...
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How to avoid external display going off after I unplug a MacBook from the AC Power?

When I have my MacBook Pro 10.10 connected to the AC Power my external display connected through HDMI works fine. As soon I disconnect the MacBook from the AC Power and start running on battery, my ...
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Late 2013 13" retina MBP freezes when using its own display (OS X 10.10.3)

I am having some serious problems with this machine. Its own display remains dark, but when attaching another display, I see it load the Apple logo on a black screen and then freeze on the white ...
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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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Using two external monitors with Macbook Pro 13" Late 2011

I currently have a Macbook Pro 13" late 2011. It is connected to an old Dell monitor with a VGA to Mini Displayport adapter ...
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How do I switch monitor focus with the keyboard?

I have 2 monitors connected to my Mac. Each monitor has multiple spaces setup, for example - monitor 1 has Desktop 1, 2 & 3 and monitor 2 has Desktop 4 & 5. ctrl+← and ctrl+→ only move ...
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1440x900 no longer available on my external display after “MLB for NVIDIA” fix

My early 2008 Macbook Pro was recently fixed for the known "MLB for NVIDIA" issue. Since I've gotten my computer back, my external monitor no longer has the correct resolution available. This was ...
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I need to be able to use my monitor when logging in on my MacBook laptop

Recently. My MacBook Air 2013's Screen broke. I am perfectly fine just using a monitor but I cannot login without using the actual laptop. The screen is broken and I can't even navigate on it ! Please ...
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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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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 ...