High speed multifunction port (interface) designed by Intel and first manufactured on a shipping product by Apple. Thunderbolt was developed under the name Light Peak and combines PCI Express with Display Port over one serial connection.

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Connect a Thunderbolt Display to windows 8 desktop

I've been spinning around with this question but couldn't find the answer. Hope someone here could help. I have been trying to connect my Windows 8 desktop to a Thunderbolt Display 27" without ...
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MacBook Pro no longer outputs native resolution to external monitor when rotation is on

I have a mid 2012 Retina MacBook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.3. As of last week, I was running an external Dell 24" monitor connected with a Thunderbolt to DisplayPort cable and rotated to portrait ...
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Is my New Thunderbolt Cinema Display Obsolete? [on hold]

I have a 24 Inch Cinema Display with Firewire 800 Running off MacMini. I bought bigger 27 inch Cinema Display which would not connect to my MacMini because Display is Thunderbolt Only. So I connected ...
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rMBP 2015 doesn't recognise Dell P2715Q over DisplayPort

I recently purchased both a Dell P2715Q 27" 4K monitor and a 13" 2015 rMBP. The monitor is not recognized when I plug the laptop into the monitor via the monitor's provided DP cable (into either ...
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how to connect 3 dell non-thunderbolt displays to a 2014 15" macbook pro

so i have three 'standard' 24" Dell displays (1920x1280 resolution). they have hdmi, display port (normal) and vga. i would like to connect all three of them to my new macbook pro 15". i think i ...
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Using HD monitor with 2011 Apple Macbook Pro

I was wondering if I can set up my laptop with a HD monitor. My computer is a 2011 Macbook Pro and doesn't have HDMI output, but it has the Thunderbolt one. Do I just need to get a Thunderbolt cord ...
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Reconfigure Thunderbolt DisplayPort Monitor Ordering

I have 2x Dell U2412M monitors connected via Thunderbolt/Mini-DisplayPort. Even when I swap the ports connecting to the Mac, the monitors keep their #1 and #2 designations. My physical monitor plan: ...
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Why can't I use an external keyboard after connecting Macbook Pro to iMac using Thunderbolt?

After connecting laptop to iMac using Thunderbolt, 2 things happen: my external keyboard won't work (on either laptop or iMac, I have to use my laptop keyboard which is annoying), and sound only comes ...
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iMac and MacBook Air shared monitor

I have used a thunderbolt connection and pressed Command F2 to allow my track pad and keyboard on my MBA to run both screens. However, I want to use the wireless track pad and keyboard that comes with ...
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Triple-non-thunderbolt-display iMac — would this work?

Consider the following: I have a 21.5" (Mid 2011) iMac with a single Thunderbolt port that supports "two Thunderbolt displays". This means normally you would daisy-chain one thunderbolt display to ...
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Thunderbolt display firmware update 1.2 keeps reappearing, but is not compatible

I've got a problem with the Thunderbolt display firmware 1.2. My screen is not compatible, because it was purchased in 2012 and the update can not be performed. However, the update keeps reappearing ...
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Should I buy a new 27“ Thunderbolt Display or a 27” 2013 iMac?

I'm starting out as a web designer and developer and it's time to invest in a larger second display for my work. I currently have a 2013 Macbook Pro. Apple haven't updated the Thunderbolt Display ...
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My TB/Ethernet adapter is not detected by my rMBP

My rMBP has two thunderbolt ports, one of which has a VGA adapter plugged in (works fine, in both ports), and the other has an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter. This is the second such ...
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Target disk Macbook Pro HD not showing on Host Macbook Pro

I'm trying to recover some data such as movies, pictures, etc from my brother's macbook pro before he takes it in for a depot repair. Anyway, like i've been told, I boot his macbook into target disk ...
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Dire need to make Bootcamp work with Thunderbolt Display

According to this Apple KB article, it's not possible to re-connect a Thunderbolt Display to Windows Bootcamp without restarting the computer. A directly-connected Thunderbolt device that is ...
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Connect 27" display to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I was about to buy a Thunderbolt Display thinking that I'll be able to connect my existing Dell 2713hm to it, so that when I connect the Thunderbolt to my rMBP, everything would just work. But as I ...
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Thunder Bolt to Dual VGA adapter

I am having a hard time finding an adapter from Thunderbolt to two separate (not mirroring) VGA outputs. You would imagine that if it is designed to do that Mac would make an Adapter for that very ...
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MacBook Pro 11,3 with dual Dell P2715Q 27" Monitors

I have two Dell P2715Q 27" external monitors I want to connect to my 15" MacBook Pro 11,3 with OSX 10.10.2 ordered around September 2014. I've tried connecting it as follows: note: tb = thunderbolt, ...
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Boot Camp only detects two out of three monitors

Setup: brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display plus two 27" Thunderbolt displays. So, three displays in total, which works like a charm in OS X. Unfortunately, when boot-camping into Windows 8.1, ...
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Mac trying to play audio through monitor's thunderbolt port

I have a Dell monitor connected through a thunderbolt port. Sometimes my Mac for some reason is attempting to play audio through that port. How do I stop this from happening? It appears in my list ...
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Dual-Monitor: Second monitor black after sleep mode

I'm using two Elgato Thunderbolt Docks on my MacBook Pro Mid-2012. I connected two displays to them: One HDMI display on each of them. Both are LG-Displays, one a 16:9 and one a 21:9 display. This ...
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Use *Two* Thunderbolt/Firewire adapters on MacBook for 400 and 800 devices?

I'm completing an audio recording setup. Equipment: Macbook 13" Retina late 2012 with Two Thunderbolt ports One Focusrite Saffire audio interface (Firewire 400) One OWC Mercury external SSD drive ...
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Switch to Target Display Mode without keyboard

Here's my setup: MacBook --> Thunderbolt Display --> iMac 27" The MacBook is the primary computer I want to use; the iMac is the (tertiary) display. This all works just fine. The problem is, when ...
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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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Connect 2 monitors to Macbook Pro 2012

I own a 2012 Macbook Pro with Core i7, 1GB Nvidia Graphics, 8GB RAM and 1 TB HDD. I want to connect 2 external monitors to it using the thunderbolt port because thats the only port I have. It doesn't ...
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Connecting Two Thunderbolt Displays to a Single MacBook Pro

I'm looking to connect two Thunderbolt displays to a single MacBook Pro. I've seen another thread here which mentioned hubs and display ports, but it seems this can be accomplished natively with the ...
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Do Thunderbolt to Display Port cables exist?

Is there any such cable? I'm trying to connect a monitor with display port connector to a MBA with Thunderbolt port. I know I can use a Display port to Mini-display port cable but I'm wondering if ...
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System Preferences hangs when trying to open Display settings with an external monitor connected

I've searched all over for this, with no luck. So here goes: My 2012 MacBook Pro has always played nice with my old Samsung monitor, connected with a Mini DisplayPort > VGA adapter plugged in to the ...
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Two monitors using Elgato dock and a thunderbolt device

I'm using an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock which has a second Thunderbolt port and a seperate HDMI port. I have an HDMI display connected to the HDMI port and a LaCie HDD connected to the second ...
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rMBP Mid-2014 Thunderbolt bus bandwidth

I'm thinking of getting an eGPU setup via Thunderbolt going, which will max out the bandwidth available (20Gbit/s) on the Thunderbolt 2 interface. I'm interested to know if the Thunderbolt 2 ...
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Can I use Firewire or Thunderbolt cable with this hard drive dock?

I'm an external hard drive docking station: http://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-BlacX-eSATA-Docking-Station/dp/B001A4HAFS/. I'm currently using the USB2.0 cable that comes with it. I wonder if I could ...
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Can I use two additional Apple Thunderbolt Displays at 60 Hz with my MacBook Pro Mid 2014?

Which is the maximal refreshment rate for two connected Thunderbolt Displays? I want to connect them via Mini-Display-Port to the Thunderbolt Ports of my MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2014. I want to use the ...
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Chromatic Aberration with Mac Mini

I recently bought a Mac Mini Late 2014 intermediate version of the three available. I have the following issue. Sometimes when I turn the Mac Mini on or from standby I get this chromatic aberration ...
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When setting up a new laptop, Setup Assistant doesn't see all the data

I'm trying to set up a new Retina MacBook Pro, which is running OS X 10.10, by transferring data from my old MacBook, which is running OS X 10.8.6, via Thunderbolt. My old laptop is in Target Disk ...
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External Monitor's USB ports don't work

I have connected an external monitor to my macbook pro through a thunderbolt vga adapter. The monitor has several USB ports on it and if I plug a mouse or keyboard into them, they will not work. Is ...
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Four Apple Monitors on a Macbook Pro

I have a 15" Mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro and would like to hook additional monitors to it. Ideally, these would be 4x 27" Apple Displays of some sort. I have done a bit of Googling, but information ...
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Combining Thunderbolt ports

I've a Macbook Pro retina 15'', mid-2012 with nVidia 650M graphics card. I've a 4K Dell monitor attached but the result is a bit choppy and my guess is that it's because of the bandwidth limitation on ...
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15“ MacBook Pro to 27” iMac monitor

Can I hook up my 15" macbook Pro thunderbolt to my 27" iMac thunderbolt, and operate the MacBook pro in Windows 7 in order to have a large monitor to run AutoCad? Both computers are running OSX ...
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ThunderBolt to Mini Display port

Is it possible to connect a Macbook Air 2013 to Macbook Pro 2009 through a thunderbolt cable in order to transform the latter to a second Display ?
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Connect 2 external Monitors with Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I need a little help here, I have attached my MacBook Air Mid 2013, to an Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD. On the product page it says that one can connect two monitors. The only condition is ...
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“Slow down” bootup until all devices are available

I'm using OS X as a Server, running Server.app 4.0 to provide email hosting/etc. Attached to this machine I have a PROMISE Pegasus R2 RAID drive mounted at /Volumes/RAID6-11TB, and I changed the ...
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Thunderbolt to HDMI (Not DisplayPort to HDMI)

My first question is do Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters exist? The reason I'm specifying Thunderbolt and not DisplayPort is because I have a Belkin Thunderbolt2 Dock. If I use a MDP>HDMI adapter and the ...
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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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Hook up 3 monitors to Mac Mini Late 2014

I have the Mac Mini late 2014 and want to hook up 3 monitors in total. It works great with 2 displays (1x Thunderbolt + 1x HDMI). Once I add a third monitor to the second Thunderbolt port, just ...
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2013 MacBook Pro running on Yosemite crashes when thunderbolt is attached

Ever since updating, and also now having a done a clean install, my 15" retina mac book pro crashes every time I plug a thunderbolt connector into it - whether its the thunderbolt diplay, or a ...
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Dislocated metal plate in Thunderbolt port

This morning my external monitor refused to turn on. After examination I found my second thunderbolt port damaged. A small metal plate/contact on the top of the port had been dislocated, bent out of ...
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FTP Connection over Thunderbolt Bridge

My scenario: I have an imac connected via ethernet and a macbook connected to the imac with a thunderbolt cable. The imac is sharing the ethernet and the macbook is able to access websites, but it is ...
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ports on 2014 MacBook Pro keep dying

I got a new mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro about a month ago, and am running into a problem with the Thunderbolt and USB ports. At seemingly random times, but at least once a day, the ports become ...
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Acer UHD4K2K not working through Thunderbolt

I have an Acer UHD4k2K monitor hooked up to my Retina Mackbook Pro. I was previously using an HDMI cable (only 30Hz), as that's what came with my monitor. A Thunderbolt cable that's long enough ...
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Connecting MacBook Air to two VGA/DVI monitors

I have a 13" MacBook Air (2012) and I would like to connect it to two external Lenovo Thinkvision monitors. Both monitors are identical. They have both a VGA port and a DVI port on the back (see ...