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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Connecting 2015 15" Retina MacBook Pro to Dell U2715H?

What would be the 'best' way to connect the 2015 Retina MacBook Pro to a Dell U2715H monitor? If I wanted to use the monitors USB 3.0 ports and also output sound to a Dell soundbar, how many cables ...
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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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iTunes downloading movie faster over WiFi

For some reason iTunes will download a movie faster over wifi than with ethernet on my home network. When I do a speed test the ethernet connection appears to be a few mbps faster though... Why would ...
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CPU usage is too high with Yosemite and an external monitor

I use Yosemite 10.10.4 on my MacBook Pro (2012). I used to work with an external monitor: Apple Thunderbolt 27" monitor. The issue is that, according to Activity Monitor, the kernel_task process ...
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Text is blurry in many apps after disconnecting external monitor

I have a 2015 Retina MacBook pro. Sometimes I connect it to a 24" Dell external monitor via thunderbolt->dvi. Whenever I disconnect the monitor, many apps (chrome, most noticeably) have blurry text. ...
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Thunderbolt Ethernet Bridge; Very slow outbound packets to LAN and Internet

My 2012-era MacBook Air is connected to a 2012-era iMac via a Thunderbolt cable. The iMac contains a Thunderbolt-Ethernet bridge which in theory should allow the MBA to (1) participate in extremely ...
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Thunderbolt Daisy Chain to Non-Thunderbolt Monitor w/LG 34UM95 at end of chain

I recently purchased a LG 34UM95. I planned to use the Thunderbolt daisy-chain feature to add another non-Thunderbolt monitor (mini DP --> HDMI) as the second link of the chain. However, it doesn't ...
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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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Playstation 4 on a Thunderbolt display?

Is there any way at all that I could connect a Playstation 4 to a Thunderbolt display?
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Use Apple Cinema power power when another monitor in between?

I've got from left to right: MBP 15" Retina, Dell 27" 4K screen, Apple Cinema Monitor. The cord on the apple Monitor which contains the power is too short! Yes, I can just use a thunderbolt cable, ...
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2014 Mac Mini with two mDP-DP monitors

I'm planning to upgrade from a 2011 base model Mac Mini to a 2014 high end Mini (2.8Ghz i5, Iris, 16GB ram) and wanted to see if I could drive two 2560x1600 monitors through the thunderbolt ports with ...
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Should I upgrade my Mid 2009 MBP 15 2.8 to MBPr 13?

I code on eclipse and XCode on my Mid 2009 MBP 15 inch 2.8 ghz works very good. (very good = acceptable compile times and almost no occasional freezes. You don't get because of the slowness ...
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USB 3 HDD on Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Apple Thunderbolt display and really love it - only that the USB ports are only USB 2! I have read this question, but is there any new development on connecting a USB 3 drive to a ...
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MBPr 2015, 2.5GHz i7 – Daisychaining 2 Dell U2414H 61 Screens [duplicate]

Marking this question as an already existing question is wrong as the other question refers to a Mid 2012 NONretina Macbook running 10.10.1 instead of 10.10.3/4 I think that daisy chaining ...
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Can I connect more than one external monitor with only one thunderbolt port?

This is my iMac... System: Mid-2011 iMac - 21.5in CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz RAM: 8.00 GB Right now, I connect an external monitor to my iMac using the one thunderbolt port that ...
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Does anyone have a Thunderbolt Display connected to a desktop PC?

I am building a desktop designed to run Linux (Ubuntu). I want to save money by using the two Apple Thunderbolt Displays I already own. I have not had much success finding a straight forward answer to ...
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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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AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort (Thunderbolt) to VGA Adapter resolution is maxing out at 1280x1024

I've got the latest MBPR 13" (i7 - early 2015 on Yosemite 10.10.3) and am trying to use the AmazonBasics Thunderbolt to VGA adapter (located here: ...
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Thunderbolt dock statation power charging

There are two types of dock stations on the market: Docks use external MagSafe adapter to charge MBP. (MagSafe should be bought additional from Apple). Docks with only Thunderbolt connection to ...
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Can an MacBook's Thunderbolt port be used as an HDMI “in” to view a feed/signal from a video camera?

I am a filmmaker who wants to be able to use my macbook as an external monitor for a video camera in a studio-interview type setting. The camera is decent, but its screen is small and I don't have any ...
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Fast external startup-disk for Macbook Air: SSD1 or Thunderbolt?

I bought a MacBook Air 13.3″ i7 8 GB RAM 128 GB SSD (early 2014) some months ago and found out that the 128 GB are definitely not enough! To somehow rectify my problem I though of buying a fast ...
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Higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display

I noticed today a higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display from my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on OS X Yosemite. Although the CPU usage is not very high (15 - 20%), it ...
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Durability of HDMI versus Mini DisplayPort socket

I want to connect second display to my 13 inch MacBook pro, which will be connected and disconnected 2 times a day on average. Is it better to use HDMI or Mini DisplayPort as far as durability of the ...
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Is there a splitter for the Thunderbolt on my MacBook Air? [duplicate]

My Macbook Air has only one Thunderbolt port, but I need to connect both to my internet cable and also to my VGA monitor. I have an adapter to do each, but obviously I can use only one at a time. What ...
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Thunderbolt speed via bootcamp?

Thunderbolt is very fast on OS X, but do we get the same speed when accessing Thunderbolt devices through boot camp? Meaning, if I wanted to install Steam games from my Boot Camp partition onto a ...
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Daisy chain two monitors on a single thunderbolt port

I currently have 3 monitors (Asus VN247H) connected to a mid 2014 15" MBP Retina. Two connections are on thunderbolt (with TB->HDMI adaptors) and one on the HDMI port. I would like to use one of the ...
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If Thunderbolt is a successor to DisplayPort, why can't it support DisplayPort multi-streaming?

As a disclaimer: Yes, I know Thunderbolt (2) is multi-stream capable of up to 6 devices in a single chain. Yes, I know you can add a single DP monitor at the end of a Thunderbolt daisy-chain as an ...
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How to fix the static screen on external monitor?

I have a macbook air and this is what essentially happens: I connect external monitor using thunderbolt to DVI converter The monitor works correctly I lock screen, monitor goes blank When I log back ...
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Connect 2 Yosemite Macs

How can I connect 2 Yosemite Macs (iMac Retina to MacBook Pro) via Thunderbolt for bi-directional file sharing? I've tried this connection and the computers are not visible to one another.
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Connect from Macbook Air 2012 (thunderbolt port) to dell monitor (displayport)

I just bought this Dell UltraSharp U2312HM monitor to use as an external monitor of my Macbook Air 2012 model. And, I'm looking for a cable that will connect from thunderbolt port (mini displayport) ...
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Logitech wireless mouse not working with gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in?

I am seeing baffling behavior with my wireless mouse (connected via usb) and my gigabit ethernet adapter plugged in simultaneously. If my mouse is plugged in and working fine, if I plug in my gigabit ...
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Can I get power from my Belkin Express Dock HD (Thunderbolt 2) for my MacBook Pro Retina?

I plug my MacBook Pro to my Belkin Express Dock HD via Thunderbolt, but I see that my battery is getting down. I was hopping to get power from the Dock. Is there any solution to this problem?
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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup

I have the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD (Model no. F4U085) and I have a question to ask. The dock is attached to a Macbook Pro and everything works fine (audio, ethernet, USB devices etc). However, I ...
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Daisy chain two dell UltraSharp u2414h to MacBook Air (mid 2012)?

I have a MacBook Air (Mid 2012) and was thinking about buying 2 Dell UltraSharp u2414h monitors. Would it support daisy chaining these two monitors with the mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable ...
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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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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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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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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 ...