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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Can two external displays be driven from one Thunderbolt port?

I have the new MacBook Air which only has a Thunderbolt output (no HDMI or DVI) and I have 2 external monitors. How can I get this all hooked up (at the lowest cost, if possible)? EDIT: After using ...
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Lacie external Thunderbolt drive not appearing in finder

I have an iMac running Mountain Lion and just bought an external Lacie Thunderbolt drive. It seems to work, but does not appear in the Finder. Does anyone know a fix for this?
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Does Apple support DDC/CI for 3rd party displays via Apple's Thunderbolt to DVI adapter

I had a Dell 21.5" monitor, which was previously connected to a Windows PC via its DVI port, which has no problem with DDC/CI which allowed me to control brightness and Contrast of the attached ...
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15 inch Macbook Pro with Retina Display-dual Gateway monitors

I am currently running dual monitors from a Gateway desktop. I would love to upgrade to a MacBook Pro, but would like to keep my two monitors. Is there an (easy) way to dual monitor non-Apple monitors ...
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Can a Thunderbolt iMac use Target Display Mode on a Thunderbolt MacBook running Windows?

If I have: 2011 27" iMac (running OS X) 2012 15" MacBook Pro (running Windows 7 via Boot Camp) and connect the MacBook to the iMac via a Thunderbolt cable, can the iMac use Target Display Mode to ...
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Is there any way to use a 2011 iMac as a monitor for a non-Thunderbolt PC?

With a 2010 iMac I would be able to connect an HDMI to mini DisplayPort cable from a GPU to the iMac and have the iMac act a monitor using Target Display Mode. However, after some research I found ...
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Does the MacBook Pro with Retina have two Thundebolt busses, or are the two TB ports sharing a bus?

Just wondering whether the two ports on the rMBP are sharing the same bandwidth. If so, does the single-port, non-retina MBP have the same bandwidth with just one port instead of two?
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Should I get a mini DisplayPort to DVI or HDMI to DVI adapter?

I bought the new Retina MacBook Pro, which has an HDMI out and two Thunderbolt ports. I have an external display that I've been using that has a DVI input. Should I get the Thunderbolt/mini ...
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Does Thunderbolt support a net topology like FireWire?

Does Thunderbolt support the same kind of network architecture that FireWire does? If you have a Mac with two FireWire ports, you can daisy-chain FireWire devices in a loop with the Mac at both ends ...
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My computer name keeps changing when I plug it into a Thunderbolt display

Every day I come into the office and plug my mac into my Thunderbolt display. It says the name "yourcomputer" is in use and renames it "yourcomputer-2" (or -3 or -4 ...). How do I make it stop?
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What is the max resolution output by the HDMI port of the MacBook Pro Retina?

Does the MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) output 2560x1600 to the HDMI port? The reason I ask is that I would like to drive 2x30 inch 2560x1600 monitors while still using the Gigabit Ethernet adapter. ...
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What is the fastest connection between two MacBooks

What is the fastest way to connect two MacBooks? In my case I want to connect an MacBook Air (2011) with a Retina MacBookPro and use Screen Sharing. Options I'm thinking of: Thunderbolt/Ethernet ...
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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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Running one more display when MacBook is in clamshell mode

I was wondering if anyone has tried running one more screen off their MacBooks by closing the lid of the MacBook. This is a common practice of many Windows laptops that support only 2 screens but have ...
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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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If I am a member of multiple networks, how can I force my Mac to connect to the Internet through one specific network?

I have a Macbook and a Thunderbolt display. The Thunderbolt display is connected to a network with a very tight firewall. I also have a WiFi connection that is always connected at this location. The ...
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Will new desktops with Thunderbolt capabilities work with existing 27" Apple Thunderbolt displays? [closed]

Searched for the answer, apologies because I'm sure this must have been covered. In 2012 we'll see desktop motherboards (and I suppose laptops but let's ignore that) to build Windows boxes that have ...
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Thunderbolt to VGA monitor blank in Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 22" external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro (late 2011) via Thunderbolt to VGA. When I boot into Windows 7 x64, the screen seems to work and is mirrored during the boot screens, then it ...
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Is there a display screen with a Thunderbolt interface that is not made by Apple?

Any suggestion for a non-Apple monitor to connect to MBA (mid-2011)? The display has to reach the same resolution without flickering. Does a non-Apple Thunderbolt display exist?
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Eyefinity PCI Express card with Apple Thunderbolt Display

Can I connect the Apple Thunderbolt display to any PCI Express graphics card with Mini DisplayPort v1.2 Eyefinity technology?
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How to connect two non-Thunderbolt displays to the Macbook Pro 2011 via Thunderbolt?

I have the VGA and HDMI adapters for my Macbook Pro 2011, but can only connect one display at a time - neither adapter has a female Thunderbolt connector to act as a passthrough. My understanding is ...
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What cable/adapter should I buy to connect a MacBook Pro's Thunderbolt port to a TV via HDMI?

I have a late 2011 15" MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt/mini DisplayPort. What cable do I need which will transmit both audio AND video?
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What Thunderbolt hard drives support daisychaining?

I would like to daisychain a monitor through an external hard drive, using Thunderbolt. Are there any hard drives with an additional Thunderbolt port? Preferably compact and affordable. I would also ...
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Dual Monitors with MacBook Pro

I want to use 2 external monitors along with the MacBook Pro as one Monitor to the left of Macbook Pro, the other one on the right, with Macbook Pro in the middle. Is it possible to do that? How to ...
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DVI to Thunderbolt?

I'm looking into get a 27" iMac, and I'm debating whether to get the 2010 or 2011 versions. With the 2010 version, I can use the iMac as an external monitor for my gaming PC with the use of a ...
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Primary display randomly changes

I'm using a MacBook Pro (Late 2011) connected to two Thunderbolt displays. The displays are chained together, and one Thunderbolt connection is made to the MacBook Pro. I prefer to have the left ...
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Do I need a Thunderbolt display adapter or should an older mini DisplayPort adapter work?

I am experiencing screen flicker (so bad as to be unusable) from a late 2011 Macbook Pro on an external display connected via a mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter (official Apple version). Is it possible ...
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Mini display port cable and Thunderbolt cable compatibility

I need to run a Mini DisplayPort cable from a last generation Xserve to a circa late 2010 iMac so I can directly share the iMac's display while I set up the Xserve. Apple no longer carries Mini ...
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Can I use two 27“ Cinema Displays from a 15” MacBook Pro?

I am interested in purchasing a MacBook Pro and running multiple monitors when I am at my desk. Ideally, I'd like to run two 27" Cinema Displays when I am working at my desk, but would be okay with ...
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How to Connect Multiple Monitors to a MacBook Air

Usually I connect my MacBook Air 11" to a secondary display via the Thunderbolt port. What do I need to connect it to two external monitors?
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Is Thunderbolt backwards-compatible with mini-DP for both input and output?

How compatible or not is the new Thunderbolt connection? If I have a MacBook Air with Thunderbolt, can I use my existing mini-video cable to connect it to a VGA overhead projector? If I buy a new ...
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Can I connect my MacBook Pro DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt iMac to use as a display?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and I want to use target display mode to use a Thunderbolt iMac as an external display. If this works, would I need a Mini DisplayPort cable or a Thunderbolt ...
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Daisy-chain non-display port displays

I have a Mac Mini (Mid 2011) running OS X Lion with two monitors currently hooked up to it. One is a DVI monitor (it also supports VGA) and the other is VGA-only. The DVI monitor is currently hooked ...
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Can my Thunderbolt Macbook Air drive my Mini DisplayPort iMac as an external display?

I've run an iMac as an external display for a Mac laptop before, but am wondering if my new setup can work like that. I have: 2011 Macbook Air with Thunderbolt 2009 iMac with Mini DisplayPort mini ...
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Is there an adapter to connect a Macbook Pro to a DVI splitter?

I don't think any of the previous questions on this topic cover this particular nuance, but please edify me if I'm mistaken. I have a Macbook Pro 15" (the model that was released around March 2011) ...
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Is it okay to run Apple's Thunderbolt Display in portrait mode?

Will it overheat when used in portrait mode? (The air intake holes are in the bottom of the monitor when it is used in landscape mode, which provides good ventilation. When you put the monitor in ...
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iMac 2011 with MacBook Air 2010

I have iMac 2011 with ThunderBolt and MacBook Air 2011 with Mini DisplayPort. Can I connect them with a ThunderBolt cable? It is for work in Photoshop on two displays. Thanks!
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Are there any non-Apple Thunderbolt displays? [closed]

Are there any Thunderbolt displays produced by anyone besides Apple? Apple charges about twice the price of equivalent monitors without the thunderbolt port. Apple may handle the cable jungle ...
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Can I use a rotatable DVI monitor with a Thunderbolt port?

We're looking at buying new MacBooks for our dev team, and I have a concern about the way Thunderbolt is used in a chain for multiple displays. We're even willing to purchase new, Thunderbolt-capable ...
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AT-DP200 with Thunderbolt Display

I have heard of an issue with using the AT-DP400 DVI-MDP Adapter with a Thunderbolt display. I heard it will output a max resolution of 720p not the 2560x1440? Has anyone tested this setup?
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MBA 13" 2011 (with TB) as a display for PS3

I wonder if I can use my new MacBook Air 13" 2011 as a display for PS3 (of course with the help of some adapter, e.g. Kanex XD/Belkin AV360™)? I know it sound weird, but that's my situation.
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How Do I Disable the Webcam on an External Thunderbolt Display

I've got an iMac 27" paired with a Thunderbolt 27" display that's rotated to portrait mode. Both of them have integrated webcams. Some applications are screwy and inconsistent about letting me pick ...
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Thunderbolt Target Display Mode, iMac still running?

I'm considering getting an iMac to be an external display for my Air via the Thunderbolt cable. When you put the iMac into Target Display Mode is it still available as a headless computer without a ...
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How do I connect my PC to a Thunderbolt Display? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there adapters to use Thunderbolt Display with non-Thunderbolt computers? So, I have a MacBook Air and a 27" Thunderbolt display. I was under the impression that I ...
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Dual-Monitor Output from a new Macbook Pro

I need to output to two screens from a Macbook Pro 17" I'm looking at buying. My current laptop has a VGA port and an HDMI port, and so it's pretty easy to run a dual-display setup with it. How would ...
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Is there a currently available way to connect firewire to a 2011 MacBook Air besides the Apple Thunderbolt monitor?

If one wanted to connect a firewire peripheral to a 2011 MacBook Air, one could buy Apple's Thunderbolt monitor, connect the monitor to the Air and the peripheral to the monitor. That's kind of ...
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DVI-D to Thunderbolt - new Mac Mini

I am buying a new Mac Mini that has one of these new Thunderbolt ports to connect to monitors. I know that this Thunderbolt port is equivalent to mini Display Port. My monitor is a Samsung 2232BW+ ...
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iMac External Monitor Support

I have a desktop computer with an Nvidia 9700 GTX graphics card. I'm using the DVI port on the desktop with the Mini-Display Port DVI adapter to plug in to my mid-2011 iMac Thunderbolt port. I boot ...
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Any way to compare Thunderbolt config in picky iMac 21.5“ and happy MacBook Air 11”

Having tried to debug a really annoying 21.5" iMac for a day now, I'd appreciate any hints. The scenario goes like this: We got an iMac 21.5"(Mid-2011) for an auditorium and plugged it in through an ...
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15" MacBook Pro Thunderbolt Display Flickering - Firmware Updates?

I've had my 15" 2011 MacBook Pro for about 6 months now, and I picked up a VGA adapter for it a few weeks ago. (Thunderbolt -> VGA) I have the laptop in clamshell mode running an Acer monitor, and ...