The (usually) LCD display integrated into portable computing products, or external monitor/television connection to same.

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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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OS X 10.9 Fullscreen on second display doesn't stretch to full screen, but only part of it

I'm on OS X 10.9 and with this OS upgrade, the ability to run fullscreen apps on a second display while working on another was implemented. What I want: Play YouTube and other online sources ...
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Is there a way to have the (automatically adjust) brightness of two thunderbolt displays connected to each other in sync

I have a MacBook Pro Retina with two Thunderbolt Displays connected to it in Daisy Chain mode. Both displays have the Automatically adjust brightness setting on, and the MacBook is closed. Is there a ...
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MacBook Air 2013 screen issues after sleep

I'm having some issues with my MacBook Air (2013). Whenever the system enters hibernation, as it does after a couple of hours of sleep, the screen gets distorted when it comes back from sleep. When ...
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How to reset MacBook Air that is booted but shows no screen?

I was using my MacBook air after returning home. The network was down, so I put it down, closed the lid, and went to reboot the router. Upon returning to my MacBook Air, opening the lid, nothing ...
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Disable Screen Sleep AppleScript

Is there a way to turn screen sleeping on and off temporarily through AppleScript? I'm making a script at the moment that will run for a few minutes when I'm away, so I don't want it to sleep, but ...
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15" rMBP (mid 2012) - screen won't turn on, fans full speed

Since yesterday I've been having major issues with my 15" Retina MacBook Pro (mid 2012 model). When I boot it, the screen is black (no backlight: Apple logo doesn't light up). I do hear the startup ...
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Turning off ambient light control?

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac. I have realized that the screen brightness adjusts depending on the ambient light. When the sun hides behind the clouds, and the room gets darker, the brightness decreases. ...
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Safe to clean iPad screen with alcohol wipe?

I ordered a glass screen protector for my iPad and have just received it. In instructions, it says I have to clean the screen with the given alcohol wipe. Is it safe to use an alcohol wipe on iPad ...
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Hide/Fix Macbook Pro Retina Screen Scratch

I noticed that I have a small scratch on my Macbook Pro Retina's screen. When this has happened on my desktop LCDs I've used some Vaseline to hide it. While I know that doesn't actually fix it I am ...
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Weird screen fault

My iPhone 5 has recently developed a screen fault: a line going from the bottom left to the top right with other lines and / or a mold-like pattern (the photos don't exactly convey the full effect). ...
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can't open my iPhone 4s after replacing defective screen and touch pad by the service center

Good day. My iPhone 4s got a replacement touchpad/screen. I put a new LTE micro SIM but when i opened it, the screen displays an image of the charger plug with an arrow pointing to an iTunes image. ...
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Screen artifacts that show up in screenshot

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running El Capitan (10.11.1) intermittently displays screen artifacts. I thought the issue might be with my screen connector, but the artifacts are captured when I ...
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Does anyone use Xcode Playgrounds on a Macbook 2015? [closed]

I'm interested in the MacBook 2015 form factor and wondered if anyone uses Xcode Playgrounds on one and how it handles it in terms of responsiveness, battery drain and screen size. I realise that ...
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Using MacBook Pro's monitor for Windows PC

I want to use my 2014 macbook pro 13's monitor for my windows 7 pc . How can I do this ? my MacBook is running yosemite.
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Replaced iPad 4 screen - camera, vol/power buttons and mic not working?

I recently ordered a new digitizer assembly (the glass with home button pre assembled) and fitted it to the iPad 4. The touch screen and home button work flawlessly but cannot get the lock button, ...
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Macbook air mid-2011 visual glitch problem

I face some problems with my macbook air mid 2011 (HD 3000), some weird visual glitch on the screen (see pictures). Is there any solution or fix? Does anyone else have the same issue? I own a Apple ...
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Tell if screen is original or replacement on iPhone 5

I recently bought a iPhone 5 on eBay. Now I'm suspicious if the screen is the original one or a replacement. Is there a way I can clarify my concernings? The screen has problems to recognize my ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch late 2011 flickering screen

I have some problems with the screen of my laptop MacBook Pro 13inch from late 2011. I never had problems with my screen before but suddenly the screen began to flicker. I have encountered that it ...
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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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Fixing Water Damaged iPhone

My iPhone screen started blinking white is now completely white. Can someone tell me if this is fixable?
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Testing an iPhone 5C without a battery or screen

I have a previously broken iPhone 5c that I removed the offending parts from. The screen was shattered beyond repair, and the battery was in pretty bad condition. I'm planning to buy some new parts ...
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Can iMac 5k be set up to change screen resolution at log in depending on user

I have 2 users on iMac 5k and need each user to login at a different screen resolution (Default for one, Looks like 2048 x 1152 for the other). Is this possible / can a script be set to run on login ...
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Just installed new screen on wife's 5s, getting weird ghosting/burn effect

My wife's 5s screen cracked and for the holidays I had a friend of mine install a new screen on her phone. The only problem is, there's some weird issues going on. First, the outer edges of her screen ...
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Darken Background Illumination When There is No Window

I have a MBP in a dualscreen setup with the laptops display as secondary. I'd like to know if there is an application that dims the display's illumination when there is no window drawn on the laptop.
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Is there any way to simulate a second display on a Macbook Pro?

I'm trying to figure out a way to use my Nexus 7 tablet as a second screen. I know that some commercial programs exist to help you do that - but I've found that Chrome Remote Desktop works pretty well ...
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iOS screen mirroring via USB onto PC?

I want to mirror the screen of an iOS device onto a Windows PC. I only found solutions which either uses a VGA-adapter or AirPlay. Because AirPlay uses WiFi I seek for a more stable and independent ...
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Retina 2012 15" Macbook Pro: Vertical Lines like dead pixels

I recently purchased a used MacBook Pro 15" Retina (2012). Before I bought it, its screen was replaced entirely and so was its upper case. I am currently using Windows 10 on the laptop. I started ...
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iPhone 4s no display constant charging sound

There is no display on my iPhone 4s, but whenever I hook it up to my charger, it will play the charging sound every 7 seconds. Maybe something is loose in the phone? I am thinking there is something ...
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How to clean off keyboard marks on screen?

On the screen on my MacBook Air, there are some little square marks from the keyboard. Are they permanent, or can I clean them off? How can I prevent this from happening in the first place?
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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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External screen portrait resolution issue

When I change the external screen resolution to Portrait mode it shows up like this. I have tried all the rotation possibilities and everything. Is there a fix to this? I have seen other screens set ...
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Mac OSX: strange shaking (jitter) of screen

I noticed that sometimes a strange interference in rendering happened on my screen. I thought it was some minor issue with hardware. It happened 2 or 3 times a few months ago and I didn't think much ...
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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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Split screen problem with MacBook Pro

I moved my screen around and now I don't have split screen anymore. I have to press F3 to see my other screens to open them. I have tried to go to the mission center and logged out and logged back in ...
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Flickering band on Macbook Pro from early 2011

I recently got a Macbook Pro 15" from early 2011 from a friend. It gets a weird flickering band on the left side of the screen. It improves or worsens as I tilt the screen (which makes me think that ...
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iMac 21.5" 4k Screen Colours Washed Out

I bought a new iMac 21.5" 4k screen for my web design work. I noticed that the way Safari renders colours is completely different from the way Chrome and Firefox does. Colours in Safari appear dull ...
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Is it safe to put a screen protector on Macbook Pro Retina? [closed]

I read a few answers/articles. But that only made the confusion worse. Common answers were: No, don't put screen , because: There is very little gap between Keyboard & Display and adding a ...
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Macbook Air 2013 rotate screen?

I refer to How to rotate screens separately, and it is not working for me. When I clicked Displays with the other two keys on the keyboard, nothing happened. So I wonder how to rotate the screen on my ...
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iPhone 4S Gray Light in Middle of Black Screen Fix?

I'm having trouble with my iPhone 4S. It rarely turns on and whenever it does, it shows a gray light in the middle of a black screen with some kind of halo around the light. Also, whenever I hook it ...
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Can I turn off the screen with a keyboard shortcut?

One of the first customizations I make in Windows is to install WinBubble, an awesome piece of software that lets me add an option the the right-click menu of the desktop: 'Turn Off Monitor.' It's ...
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iPad air 2 screen rotation

I just got an iPad Air 2. I would like to lock the screen rotation but it doesn't have the rotation lock switch. I also checked this community and tried someone's answer, which was to go to control ...
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(Resolved) MacBook Air boots to strange screen showing Magic Mouse and TrackPad

Resolution : That's a hardware problem : One connector of the trackpad cable is get rusty. I bought a new cable and replaced the old one. Everything work perfectly now : Problem : I left ...
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Sections of desktop turn black?

So I have a very odd issue. At random I get black sections in program windows, on dock icons, and on my desktop. What makes it odd is I can actually take a screenshot of it plus you can even see it ...
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MacBook Air display went haywire

Literally out of nowhere my laptop screen went crazy. I was using it while sitting at my dining room table and stopped for probably 10 mins to look at something on my phone. When I looked back, it ...
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White backgrounds on iPhone showing inset, very light, yet visible pink rectangular area

Working on an iPhone app I noticed a very light, yet quite noticeable pink-ish rectangular area that's inset from the screen's edges uniformly by about 4 millimeters (0.16 inches) in all views with a ...
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Apps for screen rotation hotkey?

So I'm using the latest El Capitan, and I find myself using my 'external' monitor both portrait and landscape mode simultaneously. It's been quite bugging to go into system prefs. and changing the ...
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Screen Scratch Repair - Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display

:( Not a good day. I just cleaned the screen of my rMBP using my usual kit. A lint free microfiber cloth and my AM screen cleaning fluid. However there must have been a small particle of something ...
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How to enable horizontal split in full screen mode in El Capitan

I use my external display in tower mode. I've been using third party software ( like Moom ) to split my screen horizontally when needed. Now that El Capitan supports split screen in full screen mode, ...
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Command line app to change screen resolution with RETINA?

I'm looking for a command line app to change screen resolution. I've tried cscreen, screenresolution, and scrutil. The first two work to change resolution, but they do not enable retina scaling.