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How do I tighten the screen hinge on my Macbook Pro (2010)?

I have a 2010 MBP and the screen has started to wobble - not un-usably, but just enough that when it is sitting on its stand the screen bobbles around a little when I type. I took it back to a ...
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How do I create a custom resolution for my display in Lion, running in a virtual machine?

I need to create a custom display resolution for my install of lion because it doesn't have the size I must have for a project. Is there a way to create a custom resolution set in lion osx 10.7?
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Can I increase the resolution of a 13-inch MacBook Pro?

I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro with the default resolution 1280x800. I would like to know if there exists the possibility of having a better resolution?
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Mac Mini - Installing Windows 7 from external CD/DVD drive - hangs before installation with black screen

Really wanted to get Windows 7 working on my Mac for some Windows-specific applications. Essentially, I followed all instructions after having updated my Mac's EFI Firmware, and have been left with a ...
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Is it possible to convert a MacBook Pro from the glossy to the matte option?

I have foolishly managed to crack the glass on the glossy screen of my 15 inch Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. While considering the option to replace the glass, I then remembered I'd always wanted to have the ...
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How can I sleep the display from Terminal?

I'd like to be able to turn my screen off from command line. I know there's the keyboard shortcut ctrl+⇧+⏏ but I want to do it from a shell script or remotely. Is there a way?
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Some application screens won't redraw in MBP

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. It has all the latest updates (except for an item each for iTunes and Safari). Having not used Mail for a week or so, I've run into some problems with it - plus ...
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How can I dim the screen from Terminal?

Is it possible to dim the screen from Terminal, in a Mac with OS X Lion? Is there any command to do control brightness and volume?
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Why does my iPhone 4S's screen have a yellow tint?

I didnt realise the yellow tint on the phone until my friend compared his screen side-by-side. There is a yellow tint on my phone's screen. I read around the net and some people state its the glue and ...
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MacBook Pro 15 inch (2011) screen has stripes

My 15 inch MacBook Pro recently has horizontal stripes on the screen. It looks like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaPt6FHJmtg It happens randomly and sometimes it gets worse (flickering with ...
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fading display on iPhone 3GS

The display on my iPhone 3GS keeps randomly fading in colour. Sometimes unlocking the screen is normal, sometimes faded its still visible but much paler than normal. If I lock and unlock the screen ...
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iPod Nano 2G Screen Randomly Turns Itself On While Locked

I have a 5 year old, excellent condition, iPod Nano 2G 8GB. While sitting on my desk with the Lock switch Locked, it will randomly turn the screen on for 5-10 seconds, randomly every couple hours. ...
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Why do my windows go dark when they're on my external monitor?

Why is this happening? Has any one ever experienced anything like this before? Some windows stay dark on my external monitor and some come good after I let go of the cursor after dragging..
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Screen doesn't turn back on

I have a brand-new Macbook Pro, my first mac since 1987, and unfortunately I'm experiencing a severe issue with it. If I leave it by itself for a while, or close the lid and then re-open it, the ...
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What is the iPod touch's screen sensitive to?

I know that tapping on the screen with an object doesn't cause any reaction in the user interface (e.g. it doesn't cause a click of a button shown from an application). To what is the iPod's screen ...
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Best tips in regard to calibrating a macbook pro screen

My eyes hurt a lot since I have a macbook (current is antiglare 15 inch, last one was 13 inch). What's the best way to calibrate the screen (hardware calibrator, software, internal calibration)? ...
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How can I stop my screen from dimming while it's plugged in?

Every once in a while my screen dims, I don't want that to happen. Just now it did it while I was moving the mouse.
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Can I have two apps running split screen on an iPad?

Is there any way and have there been any examples of split-screening two apps on iPad so, for example, I can be scrolling through a PDF or PPT and simultaneously be typing notes about it in a text ...
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powerbook g4, dead screen and beeps

I've a powerbook g4, it should be the "PowerBook G4 (Gigabit Ethernet)" named here. It was on the table where I work to gather dust. The screen is dead, but I clearly listen the boot up sound ...
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Is there a way to restore the iPhone's oleophobic screen coating once it's worn off?

My iPhone 4 is about 15 months old now and the screen has completely lost the oleophobic property is had when it was new: finger smears now show up just like they do on other phones. Contrary to the ...
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Put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep?

I like to use vnc on my ipad on my bed. I want the mac to go to a black screen so I can fall asleep while using the ipad, and not have to get up to shut down the mac afterwards. Is there anyway to ...
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Screen turns off at lid opening

When I close the lid, the computer behaves correctly: Screen turns off Does not go to sleep (front light stays on and does not flash) Still can hear fans It behaves this way because I share my ...
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Are there less expensive alternatives to Apple-branded Mini DisplayPort adapters?

I have a 2 years old 13" macbook pro, and I admit I can't use my 6 months old PC when I just surf and code, since it's quite noisy and hot in the summer. I still have a nice 20" flat monitor, and ...
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Screen flickers, stops after brightness change

Whenever I am using my 2006 Macbook for a while, the screen starts flickering, from one shade of brightness to another. When I change the brightness, it stops. It also occurs right after startup or ...
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Choosing native screen resolution aspect ratio when screen sharing

I have two Macs both running Lion: iMac (early 2009, iMac9,1 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120) MacBook Air (Early 2011, first of the new shape 11.6") I often screen share using the Macbook Air as the ...
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How do I make Terminal.app's scrollbars disappear in Lion?

Once I upgraded to Lion, I found out that the vertical scrollbar is always plastered to the right side of the application window. Because I run GNU Screen within Terminal.app, the right side of the ...
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Does iChat screen sharing over the internet work in OS X Lion?

If I upgrade to Lion, will I still be able to use iChat to take over my elderly father's Mac (we have MobileMe accounts) to help him with problems and software updates? I read in some forums that this ...
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Turn off iPad 2 screen mirroring

I want to watch a video on youtube on my TV, connected with the HDMI adapter and a cable, but use other apps at the same time on the ipad's screen. I think this is possible if I use Airplay (to ...
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Is there an application for Windows7 (in bootcamp) to adjust the level of brightness of screen of iMac?

I want to darken the screen of my iMac because it is too bright for me. I use an application called shades, but it doesn't work in bootcamp. I found the software for Windows Vista called VistaShades ...
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Can I customize the iPad 2 HDMI output or has it just a mirror function? [closed]

Can someone tell me if I can customize the HDMI output of the iPad2? I mean that the view on the big screen is not just a mirror of the iPad view.
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Is there a replacement glass panel for iPad that is “matte”?

I had broken my Unibody MacBook screen and took the opportunity to replace it with a matte screen, via TechRestore. I loved the improvement, as I dislike glossiness in almost every context. Even my ...
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Dual screens with different resolutions

I have my MBP connected to another screen with a smaller resolution. Thus when I want to move a window on the other screen, I have to resize it first to that it fits, then I can make it full screen ...
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Where can I find a replacement screen for my 13" MBP?

I have purchased Macbook Pro 13 inch, and it was shipped by DHL, but when I received it, the screen was damaged. So, I want to buy a new one. Where I can find it? Because I want to buy and install it. ...
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Automatically restore my window locations when I reconnect my external monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make windows save their position on screen after re-attaching a display? I'll often move around in the course of a work day, from my basement office where I ...
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MacBook Pro Dual LCD

Would it be possible to customize a macbook so that it has 2 screens instead of 1? what i mean is, could i hook up the lcd from another macbook and connect so that it has 2 screens.. if it could ...
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When waking up my MacBook Pro, the external monitor unpredictably displays “snow flakes”

I can't seem to pinpoint a specific cause for this, but sometimes when I wake my MBP the external screen gets fuzzy, like a TV with no reception, but I can faintly see my desktop behind the noise. If ...
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Macbook 5,2 Black Screen Issue

Macbook screen goes black a few seconds after been woken or started up. I've tried everything outside of opening it up or bringing it back to the hive. Has anyone else run into this issue, or am I a ...
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Mac Mini + HP 3065 - resolution

I bought the new Mac Mini and connected it to my HP 3065 screen using the DVI cable + supplied HDMI to DVI adapter. The problem is, that the display settings enable me only very low resolutions (max ...
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Macbook air screen is too bright even on the lowest setting

Is there a tweak, hack, or piece of software that can adjust the brightness of the MacBook Air's screen below the settings that MacOS X allows by default? In low light the lowest brightness setting ...
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Shiny new Macbook Pro — can oils and sweat damage the screen?

I have a brand-new Macbook Pro. As I'm almost certainly going to eventually spill something into the keyboard, I picked up a keyboard skin. It only took me a few hours to get used to typing with it; ...
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How can I set the screen refresh rate for a CRT VGA monitor in Leopard?

I need to operate a CRT monitor in 100 Hz (1280 x 1024) on a Leopard Machine. The same monitor was working fine on a Tiger machine in the mentioned range but I switched to Leopard and it does not show ...
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EDID loss on HDMI switching

I have a LCD tv hooked up to an HDMI switcher flipping between a Mac Mini (2006 snow leopard using a DVI - HDMI cable), cable tv and dvd player. Trouble is, whenever the switch goes away from mac ...
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Why does iPhone and iPod touch auto-brightness setting work relative to a brightness you set rather than absolute?

iPhone and iPod Touch aside, I've always considered manual brightness and auto brightness to be mutually exclusive settings. Intuitively, auto brightness means exactly that - the device figures it ...
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Is it possible to have a Mac drive a display as a mirror image (and not simply rotated)

I need to flip the screen of Mac X 10.4 either vertically or horizontally. I should emphasis that I do not want to rotate 180 degree I want to have mirrored output. Is there any way of driving a Mac's ...
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Screen refresh rates on mobile devices [closed]

Are there any hand held devices, PDA , phones or pads that have a screen refresh rate of 120Hz.
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Subtle light-colored horizontal lines across Macbook screen, and jaw-dropping calibration behavior

My issue: When viewing solid, light tones, such as #FDF6E3, I see evenly spaced horizontal lines across my entire screen (I have a 2010 white Macbook). These lines are especially visible when the ...
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What part do I need for my broken iPhone 3G?

One morning my iPhone 3G just showed up with a gray screen. Everywhere I looked said that I need to replace the screen. I bought an "iPhone 3G Screen + Digitizer" off the internet but it turns out ...
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Repairing an iPhone screen

I've got a broken screen on my iPhone 4. Does anyone have any hints, suggestions, or products that you have used to repair your broken screen? Is there anything different about the iPhone 4 vs other ...
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iPhone 3g (iOS 3.1) screen rotation problem

One evening, the screen of my iPhone 3g would no longer rotate. It was working fine that morning. I haven't updated or installed any applications.
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iPod Touch 2G broken screen

A friend broke her iPod Touch 2G. Additionally, some water got inside. Now the iPod sometimes doesn't start at all, or just freezes and doesn't react to finger touches. There isn't any background ...