An Apple display that uses Thunderbolt connectivity with newer Macs. Sold as a 27" display with a resolution of 2560x1440, and includes a FaceTime HD camera, microphone, and speakers.

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Daisy chain Thunderbolt display to regular, fullsize DisplayPort monitor?

I have a 27" Korean IPS with a full size DisplayPort input (not Thunderbolt). Is it possible to drive this monitor daisy chained off a 27" Apple Thunderbolt monitor, using a mini DisplayPort output to ...
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How to show TV from a coaxial cable on an Apple Thunderbolt Display

I'm leaning towards replacing my current monitor (an LG) with an Apple Thunderbolt Display. The display would mostly be used with my computer but I'd like to be able to watch TV with in occasionally. ...
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Thunderbolt display “disconnects” after 17" MBP 2011 goes to sleep

My Thunderbolt display was working flawlessly until I upgraded my 2011 17" MBP to OS X 10.9. Now, when the MBP goes to sleep the display will not wake, the MBP wakes fine. The USB drive plugged into ...
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2013 MBA 11" + TB display - wake issues

I've read quite a few posts on various discussion sites about people getting a black screen + cursor on waking the MBA. I get this too when running using just the MBA, no external display. However, I ...
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Using a Retina MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt Monitor

I currently have a MacBook Air, which I use with a Thunderbolt Monitor, side-by-side, at my desk. I'm considering upgrading to a Retina Macbook Pro. However, I'm worried that using two displays ...
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How do I resurrect a Thunderbolt display?

So I have a 27" Thunderbolt in my office that somebody else used to use. Now it is considered "broken", but I think it can be made to work. Here's a rundown of its current state: I can connect it to ...
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2x Thunderbolt Display color issues

I just got my 2 Thunderbolt displays for my MacBook Pro Retina. I connected the 2 screens on one Thunderbolt port by using the Thunderbolt chain solution. (connecting screen 2 to screen 1 and screen ...
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How do I conect a Thunderbolt Display and a HDMI display at the same time?

I would like to connect a Thunderbolt Display and a Dell 24" display to my MackBook Pro (mid 2011 model) at the same time to use dual screens. Is this possible?
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System event key codes not working on thunderbolt display

My AppleScript works when I am just using my MacBook Pro Retina, however if i have my Thunderbolt Display attached the script does not work. Here is the script which works perfectly on just the ...
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Can I use the octopus cable to connect a Thunderbolt Display to my 2012 iMac?

I tried connecting a Thunderbolt Display to my 27" iMac (2012) using the Thunderbolt end of the display’s octopus cable, but the display did not turn on and was not recognised by the iMac. Is this ...
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MacBookAir kernel_task at 300% and rising [duplicate]

I have a MacBookAir5,1 connected to a Thunderbolt Display. When it gets very hot, PID 0 "kernel_task" uses ever more CPU until reaching 340% and slowing the Mac down sufficiently to make me restart ...
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Why doesn't the power connector on my thunderbolt display fit in my 13" macbook pro?

This is beyond irritating and I can't find any info. The magsafe connector for my new 13" retina display MBP is different than the one for my old (12 months) 15" MBP and is not compatible with the 27"...
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How can I “bind” two speaker outputs in OSX? (the feature is gone)

I used to be able to make music play out both my laptop speakers and also my monitor speakers. I did this in the System Preferences and "creating" a new audio device that composed of both my laptop ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not recognize USB keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro which I use in combination with a Thunderbolt display. I also have a standard Apple USB keyboard with numeric keypad which is plugged in one of the USB ports of the Thunderbolt ...
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Can I use a Thunderbolt display for a macbook pro with a mini display port?

I have an older macbook pro with a mini display port. Can I use a Thunderbolt display as an external monitor?
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Daisy-Chaining a DVI Monitor on a Thunderbolt Display?

I currently have a mid-2012 MacbookPro that is connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display. I also have a 17" Samsung Syncmaster that only has VGA & DVI port on it. So I bought the MiniDisplay-to-DVI ...
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I can't re-attach my thunderbolt display stand

I have removed the stand from my Thunderbolt monitor to place a touch overlay device on the sceen (needed to lay the screen flat facing up to attach the overlay) Now I am trying to re-attach the ...
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How can I stop by External Display from switching “Spaces”

Somehow I enabled my mac to have these "spaces" and I always have a second "desktop" - I don't know how to get rid of it. However, either when no apps are open or if there is a fullscreen app, I do ...
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Using ThunderBolt 27" Display with a Second VGA Display not working in Bootcamp

I have purchased a ThunderBolt display and is lovely. I have it setup with a second monitor using VGA in OSX to have 3 monitors (inc 1 of the 15" MacBook Pro display) So my setup is as follows: ...
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lagging cursor from magic mouse and magic trackpad

I have a brand new mac mini 2012 connected to a Thunderbolt display. Since the Thunderbolt display was connected, I sometimes get a lagging cursor, meaning that moving the mouse/trackpad leads the ...
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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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Wifi not working in windows if thunderbolt display is connected

I had to install windows 7 on my macbook air (...) and I'm having trouble getting it to work with the thunderbolt display. As soon as the display is connected, the wifi doesn't work anymore. Device ...
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Can the new 2013 27" iMac function like the Thunderbolt Display?

The Thunderbolt display is a really cool external display for thunderbolt-enabled mac laptops, but the sad reality is, all those peripherals and that gorgeous display is useless when the laptop is ...
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Mac Mini + Thunderbolt Display+ Additional Display?

I just purchased a 2012 Mac Mini to use with my Apple Thunderbolt Display. The mini also included an HDMI to DVI converter. I have a DVI-connected ViewSonic montior that I'd like to use as a ...
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Thunderbolt 27" resolution

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro with Retina. I love it, but I needed more screen real-estate for my current work, so I got a 27" Thunderbolt display. It's very big, and I have lots of room now, but I do ...
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What does the Thunderbolt Display offer besides a display?

Is the Apple Thunderbolt Display just a display, or something more? The thing that confuses me is that they say it has a Thunderbolt cable and it helps data transfer between your Mac and Display to ...
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How do I prevent my Thunderbolt Display from blinking repeatedly?

I use an Apple Thunderbolt Display with my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, and more often then not when I plug it in, one of a few video errors will occur. The most frequent issue is that the display will ...
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detect thunderbolt display connection and switch bluetooth accordingly

I have a thunderbolt display that I use as a docking station with wireless keyboard and mouse. Is there a way to turn on bluetooth when connecting the display and turn it off when disconnecting the ...
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How can I chain a DVI display into a Thunderbolt display (and then into a MBP)

I have a thunderbolt display that is connected to a retina MBP (13"). I would like to connect my Dell monitor (which has a gauntlet of inputs, most notably HDMI and DVI, but not DisplayPort or ...
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Connecting external display turns both screens black

I updated from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2 for my MacBook Pro Retina with my external 27" Thunderbolt display. When I connect to my Thunderbolt display both screens are black. I can only see my mouse pointer and ...
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External display with pixel density similar to macbook pro 17" (132 ppi)

I own a macbook pro 17" late 2011 which has a 1920×1200 display with a pixel density of 132 ppi. Yesterday I tried hooking up the display to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, and to my great ...
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How to prevent window resize when exiting Target Display Mode

Using a macbook pro, with a thunderbolt cable connecting to an iMac, and using Target Display Mode [TDM] to mirror the display. I choose the optimal resolution for the external display, which means ...
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Need to connect mac-mini and thunderbolt display to a Dell U2713HM for dual monitor 2560x1440

I need to run a dual 27" 2560x1440 mac-mini. I already have a thunderbolt display and I tried connecting a Dell Ultrasharp with 2560x1440 to the HDMI port of the mac mini - that doesn't work. There ...
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Where is the MAC address of my Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter?

I have a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter for a Macbook Air and I need to assign a static IP address to it. I assume the MAC address is embedded in a given adapter... and by convention I would assume ...
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How to mirror secondary display to a TV?

I have had a dual-screen setup (27'' iMac + 27'' thunderbolt display) for a while now; having recently acquired a MDP->HDMI adapter I'm struggling with mirroring the secondary display onto my TV. ...
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Can a Thunderbolt iMac be used in target display mode while booted into Windows 7?

Slightly different than what I'm seeing in search: If I have my iMac booted into Windows 7, can I (via Thunderbolt) use the iMac as a target display from my Thunderbolt MacBook Pro running OS X?
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Waking up rMBP via Keyboard Attached to TB Display Doesn't Work

rMBP has 10.8.2 installed. Both TB display and rMBP are brand new as of last a few days ago. I've got a USB mouse and keyboard (wired) plugged into the TB display. The TB display is hooked up to the ...
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What hardware do I need if I need to frequently adjust the height and rotation of 2 Thunderbolt monitors? [closed]

I have a small apartment and have one Thunderbolt display, a retina MacBook Pro, and am considering a second Thunderbolt Display. I plan on purchasing VESA kits for each display, but am getting hung ...
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How does the built-in Audio of the Thunderbolt Display compare to the MacBook Pro Retna?

I'm trying to understand which device has better audio capabilities. I tried to do independent research, but the Apple site only has generic information for the MacBook Pro and the Thunderbolt ...
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Thunderbolt display fails to play audio

I'm running a MacBook Pro (late 2011 model) that has a recent OS X upgrade to version 10.8.1. For some reason, when the MacBook Pro is docked to the Thunderbolt display, it no longer sends sound out ...
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How does (stereo) sound work with Thunderbolt displays?

Apple's Thunderbolt displays, I understand, have stereo speakers in them. How does it work if you have two Thunderbolt displays plugged into your computer? Do both displays play the same sound, so ...
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Can a connected Thunderbolt display be put to sleep while the MacBook Pro remains running?

Does anybody know a way to sleep the Thunderbolt display if I don't need it for a short time? Like if I'm going to watch TV, normally I've just got my MacBook Pro's display turned on, while my old ...
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What are the differences between an iMac Display and a Thunderbolt 27" display

Context: I purchased a Mac mini 2011 (lower end) last year to move from PC to a Mac. I went for a Mac mini because I wanted to reuse my old PC's peripherals. Later however, I developed a liking for ...
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Thunderbolt Displays' ethernet adapter breaks MacBook DHCP/MAC Address reservations

We have deployed Thunderbolt Displays in my organization, which is almost entirely Mac-based. As you may already know, Thunderbolt Displays have internal Ethernet adapters which is very convenient in ...
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Does the new Air (2012) support Daisy Chaining to two Thunderbolt Displays?

Does the new MacBook Air (mid-2012) support Daisy Chaining to two Thunderbolt Displays? I'm trying to decide between a fully-loaded MacBook Air and a Retina MacBook Pro, and this is a big breaking ...
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Can an Xbox 360 be hooked up to a Thunderbolt display?

Having both the video and audio going to the display would be optimal, but if I can just get the video on the display and use headphones plugged into the Xbox, that's perfectly fine and probably ...
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Apple 27" Thunderbolt/Cinema Display DPI

I've recently purchased an Apple Thunderbolt 27" display and having connected my second monitor side by side, I can see the DPIs between the two displays are different. My other monitor, a Samsung ...
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Mac Mini server - Dual screens?

I'd like to setup dual screens on the new Mac Mini OS X Lion server, however as I understand it you need to use the HDMI port and the thunderbolt port. The only problem I have is I'm already using the ...
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Connect both Cinema Display and Thunderbolt Display to a 15" Macbook Pro?

Here's what I have: 2011 15" Macbook Pro (with Thunderbolt) 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display 27" Apple Cinema Display From what I've read, I cannot connect both displays by daisy chaining: MacBook ...
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Problems with color consistency on Apple Thunderbolt Display

When I got my 27" thunderbolt display, set it up with my 2011 lion MBP was working as it should, my desktop backgrounds was being shared or extended across the displays, when I hit mission control I ...