3
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26 views

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 ...
3
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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 ...
2
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1answer
32 views

Change of default behaviour when connecting to external display: mirror mode

Some OS generations back the default behavior when a new display was attached was that the screen was mirrored. I would like to get this behavior back since without it I have to fiddle with the ...
2
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0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
11 views

Accidentally removed /System/Library/Displays/Overrides folder [duplicate]

I was trying to fix the blurry text on my external monitor connected to my MBP Retina, but I accidentally removed the /System/Library/Displays/Overrides folder. Now when I want to select the more ...
1
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0answers
93 views

Intel i3 built-in graphics and dual display on OSX Mavericks [closed]

On just installed OS X Mavericks (10.9.1), I have 2 Philips 227E monitors(one of them through DVI, second with HDMI) and got them working, but only as mirror. In System Preferences > Mission Control, ...
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0answers
37 views

Display Oddities When Logging Back In On Macbook Pro

It doesn't seem like there are others with this problem. So, maybe I'm just missing a setting or something. First off, this doesn't happen all the time. We're looking at a 5 to 10 percent occurrence. ...
1
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0answers
65 views

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 ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Is there an app to create window arrangement presets?

Is there an app to help me manage window arrangements depending on my external displays? At home, I have 2 external displays, in addition to the one that's built into my MacBook. The problem is that ...
2
votes
1answer
76 views

Can I change which external monitor is considered the “secondary” monitor?

I've got a MacBook Pro, and two Thunderbolt displays. I'd like to be able to change the brightness on them individually, like so: For the MacBook, I'd use the F1/F2 keys on its keyboard. For the ...
1
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0answers
321 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
38 views

Mission Control behaving differently with monitor plugged in

On OSX 10.9 (maybe other versions, too), I've noticed that the icons for the different spaces in Mission Control behave differently whether or not I have a monitor plugged in. With a monitor plugged ...
1
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1answer
100 views

Maverick - OSX dock auto hides when connecting a display through hdmi?

When I connect my TV to my laptop, the Dock starts to auto hide. Is there a way to keep the dock in its before I connect an external display? Also, when go to  > Dock, the auto hiding is off...
1
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0answers
76 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
793 views

Messed up fonts on Mavericks retina Macbook Pro secondary monitor

Just got my first Mac and am loving it except for the extremely annoying fact that fonts get messed up on my secondary monitor. The strange thing is that when I drag a window over from my laptop ...
0
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0answers
43 views

Is there a tool/hack that enables dragging windows from one monitor to the other in Mission Control?

Right now I have dual monitor set-up as shown below. When I activate Mission Control it looks like this: Now I want to drag the Finder windows to the other monitor as indicated by the arrow. ...
1
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2answers
110 views

use MBP as external screen

I've done some search about it, leading me to this link which provide support for using it with another mac. What I'd like to do is use it with another device (like a ps3) via HDMI & Thunderbolt. ...
7
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1answer
158 views

Is it possible to have one menu bar while having displays as separate spaces in Mavericks?

The Mavericks feature "Displays have separate spaces" is nice except for one thing: With vertically arranged displays, you need to aim for the menu bar in the lower display. This breaks the primary ...
0
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0answers
402 views

OS X Mavericks Switches to First Space from Full Screen upon Wallpaper Change

Note: I don't believe this is a duplicate of OSX keeps switching to the first space, because I don't use the Google Drive application. I use two displays, and I run various applications in full ...
5
votes
2answers
570 views

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 ...
14
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2answers
3k views

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, ...
1
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1answer
378 views

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) ...
2
votes
2answers
262 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
8
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2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
867 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
35 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
40 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
342 views

When you terminate multi display in OS X 10.9 Mavericks, what happens?

Here's a question by a non-developer who cannot touch OS X 10.9 Mavericks, but I hope some developers help me in this issue - I have one 27-inch display and 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro, and when I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

What video boards can I put in a 2008 Mac Pro to get 4 monitors (DVI)?

I currently have a 2008 Mac Pro with 2 Radeon HD 2600 XT video boards, each of which is driving two monitors. This setup performs acceptably, though I wouldn't be averse to faster GPUs. However, the ...
0
votes
2answers
433 views

Wireless display from one laptop to another

Here is my setup: macbook pro retina physically connected to 2 external monitors, and keyboard+mouse. 17 macbook on its own What I want to do: I'd like to somehow use one of the external monitors ...
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3answers
918 views

Can one Mac mini run twelve displays? [closed]

At work we have two Mac minis and each can run six monitors (twelve total). I want to use only one Mac mini. How can we do this? Update: We have tried using a Thunderbolt PCIe expansion chassis. ...
1
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0answers
99 views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
2k views

Using a apple tv box as a second monitor to your osx machine

I've heard that you can use as ipad as a second monitor to you macbook by using software like iDisplay. Is it possible to use apple TV in a similar capacity? If so then: a. Which software do I use? ...
0
votes
1answer
165 views

Connect old Cinema Display (24") as 2nd Display to newest iMac?

I'm considering buying a new 27" iMac (current model sold now). I still have a 24" Cinema display (mini display port) that I currently have connected to an older iMac. Now I'm wondering if this will ...
0
votes
1answer
175 views

MacBook MiniDisplay to HDMI does not work

I have: a MacBook Pro (6,2) Mid 2010 OSX 10.8.3 a Mini DisplayPort (I think) to HDMI Adapter an HDTV When I plug the whole thing together, my laptop flashes blue for a second, the TV detects that ...
1
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0answers
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
106 views

Mac: VRAM with multiple Monitors

It seems that when multiple monitors are attached to a MacBook Pro (Retina), OSX splits up the VRAM for the monitors. Even when a screen is captured by e.g. a game, performance degrades very steep. ...
3
votes
1answer
195 views

Can I enable hiding the dock on my MacBook monitor only?

When at home I use my 13" MacBook Pro hooked up to an 27" external monitor. When working on my 27" screen I prefer to have a visible dock at all times. I have enough screen real estate to afford this ...
0
votes
1answer
111 views

Use a remote display as a local one

I was wondering if I could use a display connected to another machine (Linux Mint XFCE) to extend my OSX desktop. Is this possible, and if so, how?
1
vote
1answer
207 views

Full screen mode in two monitors

I have a MBP with an external monitor running ML. When I enter full screen mode, the other monitor isn't usable. Is it possible to have the full screen on one monitor and to use the other monitor as ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Using applescript, how to move a window to my second display?

I have experimented with absolutely every possible scripting option I can find on the web, and no matter what I do I cannot move a FaceTime window to my secondary display. This works... tell ...
3
votes
4answers
4k views

tool to remember window positions when I plug in/unplug an external display

When I have a giant Thunderbolt monitor plugged into my MacBook, I want windows arranged a certain way. No full-screen apps, some apps are shown on my small laptop screen, other apps are shown on my ...
3
votes
2answers
766 views

How can I open an application when a secondary monitor is connected?

I use SecondBar to add a menu bar to an external display. I've added it to my login items, but I don't want it to open when there isn't an external display. How do I open SecondBar when a secondary ...
3
votes
3answers
808 views

How can I switch Dock configurations when an external display is connected?

I have a MacBook Pro that I use in two different 'modes', mobile and desktop. Mobile is for when I'm using just the MBP with the integrated trackpad, keyboard, and display. Desktop is for when I'm ...
1
vote
0answers
123 views

Cannot connect 40“ Samsung to 27” mac

I have got both an 27" iMac and a Samsung 40" TV in the same room for kids. They are only 10ft away from each other, and I'd like to get a mirror image of the iMac onto the TV. I've seen this work in ...
15
votes
2answers
22k views

How do I move a window to my secondary monitor above the menu bar?

I just bought a second monitor which I've placed on a stand above my macbook. It seems to be working great but I can't move any application windows on to it because it's also above the menu bar. Is ...
10
votes
1answer
382 views

Is there a way to run one application in Full Screen mode on one display and still be able to view and access applications on a second display?

When I make an app go full screen on my primary display - a 24" Apple Display - everything previously visible and accessible on my second display - my MacBook Pro screen - is hidden by the default ...
5
votes
3answers
1k views

When my external display is on, my Mac thinks it's off. When it's off, on

Hardware details: MacBook Air, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Standard HDMI cable Famous Maker 23” Ultra-Slim LED Display, 1080p Yesterday everything worked fine. Today when ...
6
votes
1answer
367 views

How can I show Growl notifications on both displays?

I've got a MacBook Pro connected to an external display. Right now the notifications come through on on the primary display (MacBook Pro built in display) and not the external display. I know I can ...