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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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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Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor for programming - 4K or 2560x1140? [closed]

I am developing on a Mac and I really enjoy the creativity boost that I get by using it. I was lately looking to buy a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display and now that I can afford one, I am re-thinking ...
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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 display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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MacBook Pro, Thunderbolt Display and overheating

I recently purchased a Thunderbolt Display to use with my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 13-inch. I was quite happy with the overall performance until I noticed that the only fan in the laptop started running ...
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Macbook air 2015 + elgato thunderbolt 2 doc to use two external displays

I have a 2015 Macbook Air running Yosemite v10.10.5. I recently purchased a Elgato thunderbolt 2 dock and would like to connect two external monitors. One using thunderbolt-to-DVI and the other using ...
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Only allow DHCP for Thunderbolt Ethernet After WiFi Connection is Authorized

My company uses MAC address to assign IP over DHCP. We also have a bunch of MacBook Pro paired with Thunderbolt. For security concerns, we are disabling IP assignment for Thunderbolt Display as any ...
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Is it fundamentally impossible to have passive thunderbolt to dual-link-DVI or HDMI adapter supporting 2560x1440?

Is it fundamentally impossible to have a passive (NOT the expensive USB-powered active ones) thunderbolt/mini-displayport to dual-link-DVI or HDMI adapter that can support 2560x1440 external monitor?
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Ability to automatically dim secondary monitor when focus on primary

Is there a 3rd party app or combination of system settings and scripts that dims a secondary monitor until focus is brought to a window displayed on it? I like having multiple monitors but I would ...
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Sharing screens/monitor between Asus Laptop and iMac

I have the following equipment: An iMac 27" (mid-2011 windows 8 BOOTCAMP with 2 thunderbolt port and 1 miniDisplayPort) An ASUS ROG laptop (with 1x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor / ...
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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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Can I connect a 3440x1440 display to my late 2013 27" iMac?

Currently I'm running an external 27" 2560x1440 apple cinema display from the thunderbolt port. I have a second thunderbolt port, so I was wondering if it's possible to also use a thunderbolt enabled ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display randomly goes black throughout the day

My Mac is connected to two Apple Thunderbolt Displays. The first monitor works without flaw. The second however will randomly turn off its screen 3 to 4 times a day. A quick but annoying fix is to ...
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Is it possible to connect two external monitors with two thunderbolt to DVI convertors?

I read about the limitation for older models but I have a Macbook Pro Late 2015 and I would like to connect two different monitors in the same laptop. Both of my monitors have DVI ports and my ...
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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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Where can I purchase Female Thunderbolt to HDMI cable?

I have a Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 which I want to use in Windows machine with HDMI port only. So I basically need to cable which will have female thunderbolt port in one side and male HDMI port in ...
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HP monitor not working via Thunderbolt port to HDMI

I have two identical HP 27vx monitors and a Mac mini. All were new in December 2015. One monitor works fine via HDMI and the Mac mini, but the second one will not work with a Thunderbolt to HDMI ...
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Does one Thunderbolt port mean I can only add one additional screen?

My iMac (mid 2011) looks to have one Thunderbolt connection. Does this mean I can only add one additional screen?
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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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Thunderbolt Display dropping out with sound

yesterday we had a supercell storm and during the storm we got a massive lightning strike in our front yard. Since then, the sound in my thunder bolt display keeps dropping out and then when I switch ...
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Mac Mini (late 2012): second monitor query

So have a late 2012 Mac Mini with a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display as a primary monitor and a secondary monitor that's really just a TV (1920 x 1080, colour rendering quite poor). My girlfriend has a ...
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Thunderbolt display firmware message reappears

I'm in a bit of a snag. I've sold my 27" Thunderbolt Display that I used with my Macbook Pro, however my Macbook keeps telling me about the firmware: I can't seem to find any information about a ...
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Will upcoming Skylake based MacBooks support 5k displays?

Details about Intel's upcoming Skylake processors indicates that they support DisplayPort 1.2 and Thunderbolt 3, but not DisplayPort 1.3 or DisplayPort 1.2a. Does Thunderbolt 3 support an external 5k ...
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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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“wired” keyboard damages after 2 weeks using thunderbolt display

I'm having a weird issue: I just bought a thunderbolt display + wired keyboard and I use it with a macbook air. What happens is that after a couple of weeks, the keyboard - plugget to the USB port of ...
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Thunderbolt Display's audio 'cracking, hissing' noises after El Capitan upgrade

After an upgrade to El Capitan(*) audio played through the Thunderbolt display gets distorted after a while. This is regardless of the audio source played (Spotify, iTunes, soundcloud web). Switching ...
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'True' Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable?

Is there a native Thunderbolt to DisplayPort or DVI cable? I understand that Thunderbolt is downwards-compatible to Mini DisplayPort, however I'm looking for an adapter cable using the Thunderbolt ...
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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 ...
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How can I force focus or fix a blurry and 'washed out' Apple Thunderbolt Display camera?

The built-in camera of my Apply Thunderbolt Display (MC914LL/B 27") is always blurry. Items up close look better, but are still blurry. In fact, everything looks bright and washed out like a bad ...
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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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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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How many hours a Thunderbolt Display has been powered on in its lifetime?

I'm interested in finding out how many hours a Thunderbolt Display has been powered on for in its lifetime. How can I find out this information?
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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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Can you chain a USB hub off a USB port on a Thunderbolt display?

I'm considering getting a display with thunderbolt connection, to use as extra screen space and as docking station (on a macbook pro 2012) Right now I'm using a USB hub for all the peripheral devices ...
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Two 4K displays on 2015 MacBook Pro 15" and ordering of Thunderbolt devices

Using a 2015 15" MBP Retina, maxed out, what's the best source of information on ordering of Thunderbolt devices relative to a cinema display? 4K screen, and 3 Thunderbolt drives? With the Cinema ...
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How to daisy chain 2 Thunderbolt devices on 1 Thunderbolt port? [duplicate]

On an iMac with 1 Thunderbolt port, how to have an external monitor and an external HDD work? I can't use the USB port because it's 2.0, it will be too slow (the external HDD is a SSD). I understand ...
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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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How to connect a USB-C-based MacBook to a Thunderbolt display?

Given the new 12" Retina MacBook doesn't have a Thunderbolt and only has a USB-C port, how do I connect it to an existing Thunderbolt display?
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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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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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Apple cinema display magsafe doesn't charge my MacBookPro

After last Yosemite update (10.10.5) I've seen something strange. I usually connect my macPro to my Apple thunderbolt display and the battery is charging correctly. I noticed a couple of time this: ...
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Less brightness after plugging once my macbook pro to a thunderbolt display

I own a Macbook pro (15'4) with Yosemite. I used to use it without an external display. The brightness was very powerful :) I've just plugged a thunderbolt display (Mac 27''), and then removed it. ...
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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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Connect Apple Thunderbolt to Lenovo T420s

I have an Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch, Part MC914LL/A and I'd like to know if there is a way I could connect it to my Lenovo T420s ThinkPad.
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Mac Pro with Thunderbolt Display 30 meters away

We want to position a Thunderbolt Display (2015 model) 30 meters away from a Mac Pro (2015 model). Questions regarding this setup: What cable do we need to connect these two? I have seen ...
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Thunderbolt Display Camera No Longer Recognized by my Macbook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro Retina 2.5 GHz Core i7 with OS X 10.9.5 from March 2014. I teach in an Adobe classroom every week, and have never had the following problem until last night after I downloaded ...
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mid-2014 rMBP multiple monitors

I have a mid-2014 MBP retina with the Intel Iris Pro 1536 MB GPU running Yosemite. Current setup: 1x 27" Thunderbolt Display 1x 27" Cinema Display I went to connect another non-Apple monitor to ...
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changing camera to thunderbolt display for google hangout

I use google hangouts for multiple-people video calls, but it never detects the camera in the Thunderbolt display. It keeps using the camera on my MacBook Pro. Is there any way to change the camera ...
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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 ...