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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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How can I force the application switcher to stop following the dock and instead show on my main display in Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

I understand the App Switcher follows the Dock. Other answers here confirm as much. However, is it possible via some hidden command-line preference to force the Application Switcher to display on the ...
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New Macbook pro rarely recognizes additional display, freezes when connected

My new 13" MacBook Pro rarely recognizes a third-party display. The display works fine with a PC. It is connected via a third-party Thunderbolt/VGA adapter. Worked beautifully the first time. Now I ...
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Dual screens: one monitor switches to desktop, window appears on other monitor

My computer is behaving oddly and I would like to know if someone else has this issue too (if so, it's a bug) or that I am the only one (in which case there is probably a quick solution). Let's say I ...
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Watch video or play games on two external monitors

I have a 2013 15inch retina MacBook Pro and two Dell U2414H as external monitors. I want to watch video or play games like the image in this question. For the current mac system, I can only achieve ...
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Any OS X Whiteboard apps/software designed for large screen multi-monitor use?

We're looking at upgrading our static whiteboards to interactive whiteboards/smartboards, and one option is simply to buy 1-3 large multi-touch displays and hook them up to a Mac Pro, and use some ...
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Moving full screen apps between monitors shortcut

Does anyone know if it is possible to move a full screen app to another monitor using a shortcut? Or if there is no existing shortcut would it be possible with Applescript? BetterTouchTool has "Move ...
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Why is the Apple menu icon in the wrong place on my secondary monitor?

So I'm running Mavericks and absolutely love having menus on each monitor. I have two external monitors working with my 15" Macbook Pro, and one of the two monitors has the top menu kind of messed up. ...
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Command+Tab misbehaving for apps on multiple monitors

I tend to keep a few Terminal windows open in one monitor, and another Terminal window and Chrome open in another monitor. When I'm using a single monitor, pressing ⌘⇥ remembers which Terminal window ...
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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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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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Multiple monitors get mixed up

I am on OSX Lion, with a MacBook Pro. I am using the DisplayPort for an external monitor and two USB Diamond BVU195 for two extra monitors. Each time when I turn my computer on, the two monitors get ...
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View the display out signal on main monitor?

I am running an event for my community soon an I need software where I can see the contants of the two projects when they are in "No Show" mode. Is it possible to see what is being displayed through ...
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Have Mountain Lion remember different monitor (not window) arrangement

I'm using 10.8 on a new retina MacBook. At home, my external monitor (an HP) is located to the left of the laptop stand. So I want it my display arrangement to be [HP] [MacBook]. At work, my ...
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Strange behaviour - External monitor performs log off

The title sounds very wired, but it is true :-) I have three different external monitors (in different offices) and two of them run very well. Only one (a Dell U2711) causes a strange behaviour on my ...
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Can 2013 retina MacBook Pro (Mavericks) offer same native 1600x1200 via VGA display that worked with 2009 MBP (pre-Mavericks)?

I have a Samsung 213T LCD, with a native resolution of 1600x1200, that worked great as an external monitor, using a DisplayPort VGA adapter, with my 2009 13" MacBook Pro through several OSX releases. ...
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Detecting that an external display is plugged in or unplugged on a laptop via bash

Is there a way via bash to detect that an external display has been plugged in or unplugged via bash? I know that I can create a crontab command that fires a script that uses the system_profiler ...
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Is there a way to share only ONE desktop in Mavericks?

I've recently started to work with multi-desktops and multi-screens environment. What I'm trying to do is: Working on my Mavericks (MBA) as the main computer with Desktop #1 in front. Use an ...
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Mavericks - set-up for multiple screens

At work I use a MacBook Pro in combination with a Thunderbolt Display. I use the laptop screen as secondary screen while I work on the large display. I updated my OS last week and am now using ...
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Can I have a screensaver use all monitors as one?

I can have screensavers show on all my monitors, but I would like one that would use all screens as if they were one big monitor (so the animation would flow from one to the other). e.g. something ...
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Trouble Making Macbook Pro Retina Power 3 External Displays

I have a late 2013 15" Macbook Pro Retina (the newest model as of the time of this question). I've seen numerous blog posts that show this computer powering 3 external displays, plus the built in ...
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Why does my Mac Pro think it has another display connected?

I just bought an Apple NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT for my 1st gen Mac Pro. It now has a weird issue where it thinks there's another display connected, but there isn't. System Preferences > Displays > ...
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Remote control of MBP from Windows with Multi-Monitor

I recently purchased a MBP as a replacement for my aging Dell laptop and am trying to duplicate my work environment with the MBP. Let me explain. I have a Win7 desktop machine with two monitors. I ...
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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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Window Position Makes Applications Open Off-Screen | Mavericks

I am having trouble with applications reopening halfway off-screen on my second display in Mavericks. Is this a bug? or a preferences/settings issue? I like many apps to launch on the second ...
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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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Retina MacBook Pro and external Thunderbolt display resolutions in Windows 8.1

I just replaced my 17″ MBP with a brand new 15″ rMBP. I still need to do a lot of Windows work, therefore I have Windows 8.1 installed (bootcamp and parallels). I use my external Thunderbolt display ...
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How to stop window order changing on multiple monitor setup in Mavericks?

I've been having a problem since upgrading to Mavericks. I have two monitors and I have Excel on Monitor 1 (M1) and Thunderbird on Monitor 2 (M2), if I open TextEdit and move it to M1, then CMD+Tab ...
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Dell External Display suddenly stops working - Puzzling

I have an early 2013 MBP, with Mavericks installed. I always used my Dell U2771 external display connected with a mini Display Port to Display port with no problems Except for the last one month. ...
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HDMI output problem with late-2013 13 inch macbook pro with retina

I just bought late-2013 13-inch MacBook Pro with retina. I want to connect it to my Samsung 32'' TV at home and DELL u2412m monitor at work. None of these connection is working right now. MacOS X ...
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Black borders with external monitor on MBA 2013

I have a problem that I'm not able to fix. I'm getting black borders, some king of margin. The display doesn't use the full space in the monitor. I have a total of four monitors in my house and three ...
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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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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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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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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 to prevent OSX from resetting multi-monitor setup after sleep?

I have an external Dell monitor connected to my MacBook Pro that runs OSX 10.8.4. My MacBook screen is set as the primary display, the Dell as the secondary. Sometimes after sleep the secondary ...
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2013-Macbook Air compatibility with Matrox Dual/TripleHead2Go DP

I have been using a matrox TripleHead2Go DP (work) and DualHead2Go DP (home) with a late-2010 Macbook Air (Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics) with two Dell 2007fp monitors at 2*1600x1200@60Hz (i.e., one ...
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Is there a tool to move all windows from one application to a particular location on a particular monitor

I use a couple of external displays with my MacBook Pro. I like to keep my IDE (IntelliJ) on display 1 and web browser on display 2, and then the terminal on another display. The issue is when I ...
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External Display Won't stay asleep: stuck in sleep / wake loop

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (running Mountain Lion) connected to an HP Pavilion 23xi external display. The external is connected via DVI-->Thunderbolt adapter, is set as the primary display and the ...
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Macbook pro mid 2009 in a extended acer g276hl monitor

I have a G276hl acer monitor which I use as my second screen with my MBP. Previously I used it with no problem at its maximum resolution (1920x1080). Yesterday I format my computer and when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Screensaver on external screen only

Is it possible to start the screensaver (preferably the origami style) on only the connected external monitor? I want to be able to use the second display as usual. A third party app would also ...
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Change Mac settings depending on situation

I use my mac as a lightweight laptop at college, but when I get home I plug it in to charge and plug in 2 external monitors and use it for more power use. Some things that really annoy me are ...
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IPS Monitor Turning On and Off with a 13" 2012 MBA

I just received this monitor from monoprice. It works great with my 15" Retina Macbook Pro. On my Macbook Air it turns on and off every 4~5 seconds. It's extremely regular. I took my Air to an Apple ...