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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3xHDMI out of a single Thunderbolt port - 2015 MBP

I'm planning on purchasing 3 HDMI monitors to use as a workstation for my MBP. For the sake of ease and convenience, instead of using the native HDMI + 2 mini DP to HDMI adapters, is there any way to ...
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Can I use my 2011 iMac as a Thunderbolt display for my PC?

I have an 2011 27" iMac, it has two Thunderbolt ports. I also have an Asus Z87 Deluxe Quad motherboard which has two Thunderbolt ports. I recently got a Thunderbolt to Thunderbolt cable from Apple. ...
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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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Dell monitor does not run on native resolution of 1600x900 pixel when connected to early macbook pro retina 2015 via thunderbolt

just a few hours ago I got 2 dell E2015HV monitors, they are VGA monitors with a native resolution of 1600x900 pixel and since the macbook pro retina does not have any VGA ports I'm using two VGA to ...
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Searching through a whole lot of PDFs on an external disk

I do have one Tera of Texts (mostly PDF) which is really really much (something like 100'000 documents). They are on an external USB3 and, of course, spotlight-indexed. When I look by text search ...
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Which adapter to get in order to use Dell U2515H with Thunderbolt port?

I have MacBook Pro (late 2013) and I'm considering getting Dell U2515H QHD monitor. The MBP has two Thunderbolt ports. The monitor supports DisplayPort and DisplayPort 1.2. Which adapter I need to ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15 connecting a 4k monitor

Just got a new MacBook Pro 15 Retina (mid 15). I have an Acer 4k-monitor which I'm looking to connect to the MacBook but I can't figure out how. The Apple website and FAQ's weren't helpful. I want ...
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Thunderbolt vs DisplayPort

I have a Mid 2015 15" Retina MBP and two external 4k monitors. Both monitors work when plugged into the HDMI port, but I can't get the second monitor to work via the display port, and need clarity. I ...
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Reinstall Thunderbolt Firmware on a 27" iMac Late-2012

I have a consistent issue with the "Thunderbolt Firmware Update 1.2" showing up endlessly in the App Store, but more importantly, after installing it earlier today, my Thunderbolt ports no longer ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Late 2013, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

I recently purchased BenQ GW2765HT to connect my 13 inch rMBP via mini DP to Displayport. After around 1 week of use, the displayport connection is flaky to get properly recognized. Sometimes it ...
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Only display on Thunderbolt works. Camera, audio and USB ports do not

Very similar problem as this question, only the display itself is working on the thunderbolt monitor (I only have one, unlike the linked question which had two) with a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, ...
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How to properly setup Continuity while using a Thunderbolt Display?

I mostly use my MacBook Pro Retina 15 Mid 2014 connected to an Apple Thunderbolt Display while working at home (this occurred as well with my previous MBPr Mid-2012). Basically, you have this cool ...
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Why are drivers not working in Windows 10 with bootcamp?

My colleague has two MacBook Pro 13 (Retina) laptops and has setup Windows 10 through bootcamp on both. The bootcamp wizard has been installed on both but there is a problem with the Thunderbolt ...
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5k iMac with 2 34 inch monitors

I have a 34 inch iMac 5k (late 2015), configured with the top specs: I'm currently running a 34 inch 3440x1440 monitor linked via thunderbolt. I recently ordered a second one. I've googled around ...
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2009 iMac as 2nd Monitor – Can't adjust brightness

I am trying to use my 2009 iMac 27" as a second display for my 2013 MBPr 15" (both running El Capitan). I have connected the two with a thunderbolt cable and everything is working fine except one ...
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My Thunderbolt speakers won't start ever since El Capitan update

Recently, I have updated to El Capitan. Ever since, my Thunderbolt speakers don't work. They probably just won't start on, and the Macbook air speakers are not loud enough.
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Can I switch between multiple Macs connected to an iMac with Target Display Mode?

I have a MacBook Pro that I use with an iMac 27" in Target Display Mode, using Thunderbolt. I'm thinking of getting a Mac Mini also, and I want to run it in TDM on my iMac. Can I connect both the ...
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Signal Problems between 2015 Macbook Pro and Dell 4K P2415Q Monitor

I just bought a P2415Q Monitor and connected it to my 2015 Macbook Pro with the DisplayPort to thunderbolt cable that was included with the monitor. It seemed ok at first, but after the first time the ...
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MacBook Pro shows only pointer when external screen is turned on

I'm using my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) in an office environment connected to an external screen (Fujitsu P27T-6 IPS) using the Thunderbolt port. The lid is closed, so it should be in clamshell ...
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2 external displays on your macbook pro 2015

I'm just asking again. It has been asked before, but most answers are quite old, so let's give it another try. I've just bought a new Macbook Pro 15 inch 2.2 Ghz, a 2015 model of course. Now I want ...
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Macbook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 not running two daisy chained thunderbolt displays

I am trying to run two thunderbolt displays with my macbook pro and it will only run one at a time. I have tried the displays with an older 17 inch model and it runs all three (including the internal ...
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How do I get all three monitors to work with 2015 Mac mini?

I have a 2015 Mac mini with two monitors hooked up out TB-VGA adapters. A HP and a Compaq. Today I added (or tried to add) a samsung 24" with the HDMI. Since adding the samsung, I can only get my ...
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Unable to connect Samsung S22E450 monitor

I'm unable to connect my MBPr 15'' mid 2015 to Samsung S22E450 display using Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. Using this machine no kernel panic occurs. This is the console log: 23/11/15 11:04:32,769 ...
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FireWire to Thunderbolt Adapter

I would like to connect a third display to my Mac Mini Late 2012. Since I'm already using the HDMI and Thunderbolt I'll have to use something else. I read in a couple of forums that you can connect ...
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Make new macbook work on iMac

Is there anyway I can make my new Macbook (12 inch) that comes with only USB-C work its display on my iMac? I used to do it with the my previous macbook air, but the new one does not have a ...
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Switching “primary” imac in Target Display Mode

I work in an office with a bunch of old iMacs sitting around. I thought I'd get clever and strap a few together to make a couple extra workstations. The goal has been to pair a 27" mid 2010 with a ...
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Monitor resets with OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock?

I recently got a OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock and am hooking my monitors into it. I have Display Port to MiniDisplay Port going from the monitor to the dock, one thunderbolt cable going from dock to Macbook ...
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Thunderbolt ports on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) stopped working

I purchased my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) just a few months ago for one specific purpose. I use it at my church to run the projector. It's connected through VGA, so I've been using a ...
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does the thunderbolt display have a cooling fan?

My recently purchased 27" Thunderbolt display is overheating. Is there an internal fan that should be coming on?
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Macbook Pro Retina offset problem

I have a 13" 2015, retina MacBook Pro and an Samsung S22C150N external display, connected with an official Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter. I need to use the MacBook with the monitor, but when ...
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Why can't I control volume of DisplayPort device?

I have a monitor with speakers attached to my rMBP via DisplayPort (via a Thunderbolt dock), and I cannot control the volume with the volume keys. Is there any way to "fix" this? Pressing the volume ...
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Thunderbolt 3 compatible with Apple Thunderbolt Display

Is it possible to connect a Thunderbolt 3 equipped Mac (I know there isn't one at present) with the 2011 Apple Thunderbolt Display? I'm just curious. Maybe there's an adapter which works?
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My thunderbolt port on my 2011 MacBook Pro 17" stopped working

Since day one through every os update I have used my MacBook hooked up to my tv as a source for playing movies. Out of the blue one day I hooked in the same thunderbolt to hdmi adapter that I had been ...
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Need some advice/solutions on having 2 external displays set up

I have a 2015 13" Retina MacBook Pro that comes with 2 Thunderbolt ports and an HDMI port. I have 2 monitors which have same resolution (1920x1080) and same size, and they also only have DVI and VGA ...
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Thunderbolt to Micro USB 3.0 (external ssd) [duplicate]

I want to buy this SSD, but my late 2011 MacBook doesn't have USB 3.0. I need the high speed for what I'm doing and Thunderbolt is my only option. Are there any Thunderbolt to micro USB 3.0 cables out ...
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Can I connect a PC with DisplayPort to Mac Display with Thunderbolt? [duplicate]

I have a PC with a NVIDIA Quadro K600 DisplayPort graphics card. Am I able to use a Mac Display with Thunderbolt input?
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Target Display mode: iMac mid 2011 with MacBook Pro 2013 late not working

Hardware & OS LIST list: Mac mid 2011i5 4 GB MacBook Pro Retina late 2013 Thunderbolt Cable 2m OS X El Capitan‎ (both) I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro with my iMac as extended display. ...
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“Internet Sharing” via “Ethernet” is not working

I'm using OS X El Capitan (10.11) on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) and I'm trying to use System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing feature and something isn't working... I made ...
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iMac Thunderbolt external monitor black after sleep or blacking out intermittently

We have an iMac 2013 that has a second screen (3rd party) attached via Thunderbolt. Recently the second screen was having problems coming on in the morning when waking from sleep and we had to hit the ...
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Use another Mac connected via thunderbolt as an audio input source?

Basically, what I'm trying to do is use one computer with AU Lab to process some audio (real-time, of course) and use that as an audio source for another computer. Is it possible to use a ...
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Thunderbolt 2: Actual display demuxer (not DisplayPort)?

I recently got myself a 2015 MacBook Pro 13". Now I'd like to connect 2 external monitors to it. As I'd like to use my already existing setup I was looking for a docking station that supports dual ...
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Mid 2014 Macbook Pro Retina 15" monitor daisychain

I recently bought 2 Dell U2715H monitors to use in a daisy chain configuration to save on thunderbolt port usage. Everything I read said it would work with my Macbook, but so far I have not had any ...
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Macbook Pro, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

After a few days to a week of normal use of my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015 with Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB) and the BenQ GW2765HT LED monitor via display port, I found that my mac ...
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HDMI to DVI-D works only when an additional VGA device is connected at start

I have a problem about connecting DELL P2014H monitor to my macbook pro (13" retina, 2013 late). Monitor does not respond when I connect the HDMI-DVI-D cable but, If I connect HDMI-DVI-D cable and ...
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How can I force OS X to never use display audio?

I work in a lab where it's often common to unhook from a thunderbolt display and go to another's desk and present after hooking into their thunderbolt display. The problem happens when OS X ...
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Difference between Apple's Thunderbolt ethernet adapters?

Apple seems to make (at least) two different Thunderbolt ethernet adapters. One is the "MD463LL/A". Another is the "MD463ZM/A". Is there any functional difference between them? Is one better than ...
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How to use a Mac Mini to power 4 tv's

We are looking to setup monitoring and a dashboard at work, and want to use a Mac Mini powering 4 Samsung 50" TVs (1080p). According to the official Apple Spec, it only supports 2 displays using the ...
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Connecting dual 27" Apple thunderbolt displays to PC

I have two of the Apple 27" thunderbolt displays, and a Dell M3800 laptop running Windows 7. The laptop has a thunderbolt port, and can run one of the Apple displays just fine. When I daisy chain ...
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Mac Mini volume control disabled when using thunderbolt for display

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) running the currently latest osx, El Capitan, and as display I use a Dell U2713H connected via thunderbolt (to a DisplayPort on monitor). This configuration is needed to ...
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MBP15-mid2102 External Monitor framerate/resolution

I'm looking for an external Monitor for my MBP15 mid2012 (GeForce GT 650M, 1 GB). I'm looking for high resolution 2560 x 1440 minimum / high framerate (60 Hz minimum) - and it should also work under ...