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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Is there a good docking solution for Macbook so far?

I have been looking for a good Macbook docking solution for months The Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock doesn't seem like a good option based on the reviews on Amazon.com. I also noticed that there ...
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Color issues when waking up MBA connected to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I haven't got the faintest idea what is causing this issue, but hopefully somebody here has experienced it before. When I haven't used my computer for a while I decide to wake it up from sleep by ...
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How To connect the macbook with thunderbolt display 27" to non thunderbolt TV with HDMI port?

I have the following equipments in hands: Macbook PRO 15 inch with 1 thunderbolt port. Apple Thunderbolt display 27" A Samsung TV with RGB port, & HDMI port. I want all these displays ...
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New Macbook pro rarely recognizes additional display, freezes when connected

My new 13" MacBook Pro rarely recognizes a third-party display. The display works fine with a PC. It is connected via a third-party Thunderbolt/VGA adapter. Worked beautifully the first time. Now I ...
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Mini DVI port male to thunderbolt female [duplicate]

I use the old 2007 white macbook (that works great). There's a thunderbolt display lying idle in our office, and I wish to connect it to my macbook. The macbook has a mini DVI port. I searched online ...
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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 an xbox360 be connected to a thunderbolt iMac to be used in target display mode

I've attempted to do some research, but I've unable to determine if the imac can be used as a monitor (in target display mode) for my xbox 360. It seems like the only option is some kind of weird ...
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Apple Dual-Link DVI adapter doesn't work after upgrade to 10.9.2

I have a late 2011 MacBook Pro. I've been running 10.8.x. I'm using the Apple branded dual-link DVI adapter to connect an external WQHD monitor (1440p). It was working great with 10.8. I just ...
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How can I achieve higher quality results from my bargain based 4K monitor?

I just got the latest 2013 15.4-inch MBP 2.6GHz and I also have the 39-inch Seiki 4K television. I previously had a 2010 MBP 15.4-inch 2.53GHz and used a Mini-HDMI to connect to the 4K which was ...
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When is a ethernet-to-thunderbolt cable necessary?

With the upgraded wireless on the latest 2013 MBP's when would I need this cable? I do have a Time Machine but the rate of data transfer wouldn't increase from having thunderbolt since the speed would ...
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Can a thunderbolt cable transmit power?

Is it possible for thunderbolt to transmit power to or from a Macbook Pro. Perhaps to power/charge it or power/charge an external device?
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How to use 3 external monitors on 15" late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina?

Several people have posted about how they use 3 external monitors with their MacBook Pro Retina. see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJhvyLB_Tbw Using 3 External monitors on my macbook pro, problem ...
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Macbook Air 2013+windows 8 trying to Target Display mode to 27" iMac 2013 with OS X mavericks

I have a late 2013 MacBook air with thunderbolt, running bootcamped Windows 8.1 and one 27" iMac late 2013, running OSX mavericks. Both are linked using the original Apple thunderbolt cable, but I ...
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why does my Thunderbolt display not wake from sleep

When putting my MacBook Pro to sleep with Thunderbolt Display attached, upon waking-up machine...Thunderbolt Display does NOT wake, and I must unplug then plug-in the display for it to return to ...
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Internet sharing on MacBook Air

I'm trying to share my MacBook Air's wireless connection to my PS3 via ethernet and internet sharing. In internet sharing the share to options are iPhone USB, Thunderbolt Bridge and Bluetooth PAN. If ...
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Mavericks: Second Apple Thunderbolt Monitor Intermittently Ignored

I run a mid 2012 MacBook Pro as my main system. It drives two Apple Thunderbolt Monitors. Prior to my clean install of OSX 10.9 Mavericks, I worked with both monitors connected (as an expanded ...
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Dual and triple non-TB monitors on a Mac Mini late 2012 (Macmini6,2)

I'm trying to find out if I can connect two 27" Dell S2740L 927M9-IPS-LED monitors to a Macmini6,2. One via HDMI and the other via TB or USB 3.0. The Mac Mini doesn't have a Mini DP that I can see, ...
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Display Oddities When Logging Back In On Macbook Pro

It doesn't seem like there are others with this problem. So, maybe I'm just missing a setting or something. First off, this doesn't happen all the time. We're looking at a 5 to 10 percent occurrence. ...
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How to unplug from thunderbolt display in a safe way?

Whenever to unplug from the thunderbolt display one have to unmount all the devices connected to the display ports. Is there an automated way to do this without having to search for everything in ...
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Why does thunderbolt to displayport cable result in video with color bleeding?

I have an ASUS VE278 display, which is cable of handling VGA, DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI. I have an early 2013 model Macbook Pro, with two Thunderbolt ports, and an HDMI port. If I use the HDMI port ...
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Where can I get a Thunderbolt hub or splitter?

Apple has just announced the new MacBook Airs, Mac mini, and Thunderbolt display. One of the features of the Thunderbolt display that caught my eye was its ability to daisy-chain two displays together ...
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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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Macbook Pro 17" Thunderbolt won't output to LCD

I have a Macbook Pro 17-inch Early-2011 model. It is running 10.7.5 and no matter what I do, it does not want to output to an extra display using Thunderbolt (and a Mini Display port to VGA adapter). ...
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Does the 27-inch iMac (MC511LL/A) have a true thunderbolt port or just a mini-display port?

I'm trying to connect a thunderbolt external drive to my Mac: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/specs/imac-core-i5-2.8-27-inch-aluminum-mid-2010-specs.html However, the disk is not being ...
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Connecting a Dell XPS running Windows 8.1 to a Thunderbolt Display

Can I connect a Dell XPS running Windows 8.1 to a Thunderbolt Display? Based on reading other questions and answers on your site it seems that this is possible. When I plug in the Thunderbolt to the ...
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Thunderbolt bridged with ethernet gives poor performance

I have both iMac and MBP, so I thought it might be a good idea to connect MBP to office network through iMac with thunderbolt bridge. The setup is quite simple: office server <- 1GbE -> cisco ...
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Why doesn't MiniDisplay out work with Thunderbolt-only Target Display Mode iMacs?

I realize this is kind of an AnandTech-fu level question. Technically speaking, why doesn't a Thunderbolt iMac work in Target Display Mode with a computer that only has MiniDisplay out? That is, ...
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Can I run two non-thunderbolt displays from a thunderbolt RAID device?

It seems like this question has been asked a million times, but after a few hours of reading similar questions, I have not been able to find a clear answer. I have a mid-2012 Macbook Air running OS X ...
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Can Target Disk Mode be used with Daisy Chained Thunderbolt?

I have a Mac Mini that I'd like to connect to a MacBook Pro in target disk mode. The problem is, the Mini only has one Thunderbolt port, and is already using it to connect to a mini-DisplayPort ...
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Thunderbolt, Mini Display Port and HDMI

I got MDP-HDMI connector that does not work with iMac Mid 2011 with thunderbolt. I do not understand if it should (not) work or it is damaged. Here is answer that link article that tells that iMac ...
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How can I use wired ethernet + external monitor together on my Macbook Air (Late 2013)?

I have a late 2013 MBA which only has USB 3 ports and one Thunderbolt port. I've currently been using a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter to use wired internet, but I'd also like to use an external ...
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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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Which SSD Thunderbolt Product For Main Boot Drive for my iMac?

So I have a 2012 iMac. I got the base model 21.5" which means I have a painfully slow 5400 RPM hard drive. The pure SSD option would have cost $1,300 ($1 more than the $1,299 base price) if I could ...
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USB3 HDD on an USB2 port vs thunderbolt

I need to buy a new HDD (>2To so no SSD solution, unless you know a very attractive offer) and I was wondering about performance knowing this : MBP 2011 (2 usb 2.0 - 1 Thunderbolt); 7k2 HDD. What ...
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Connecting two DVI monitors to a MBA 2012

Can anyone tell me whether it's possible to connect two external DVI monitors to a 2012 macbook Air? Ideally I'd like to do this through the thunderbolt connector with an adapter to drive both ...
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The hunt is on, new Mac Pro 2013 and where do you move your old MP data?

I would say, the hunt is on. If your are like me, having a old Mac Pro, with 4x HDD (8 TB total) and your preparing for the new Mac Pro (yeah!). Then the question becomes: where do you move your old ...
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Thunderbolt to VGA connector makes my MacBook Pro Retina very hot

I have a new Macbook pro retina display, i7, 16 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. I have noticed that when running Boot Camp with Win 7 and I plug in my HP VGA monitor using a VGA/thunderbolt ...
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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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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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Can I use my Macbook Pro Retina as extra monitor for my iMac through Thunderbolt

I just bought a new late 2013 iMac and a new late 2013 Macbook Pro retina. Also bought an Apple thunderbolt cable. Pressing CMD+F2 (enabling Apples "Target Display Mode") on my iMac lets me use the ...
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Mac OS X 10.8 crashes after Thunderbolt display disconnect and sleep

At work I run my MacBook Pro 15" Retina (with Mac OS X 10.8.3 Snow Leopard) lid-closed with two Thunderbolt displays. If I disconnect the power and displays, walk to a conference room, and re-open ...
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How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini?

How many monitors can be hooked up to a Mac Mini? I've only ever hooked a Mac Mini up to 2 monitors, but I'm interested in going up to at least 4. Is this even possible? According to Apple's Mac ...
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Can a Mac with Thunderbolt effectively use a PCI Graphics Card using an external cage?

I was wondering how good thunderbolt is for adding a beefier PCI graphics card to my MacBook Air. If I use a PCI enclosure like this, will the card integrate with the Mac to enhance the performance ...
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how can I make two thunderbolt ethernet adapters have different DHCP settings

I bought two thunderbolt ethernet adaptors. One is for work where I must have dHCP with manual address (for DNS and routing only). The other is for home or away where I want real DHCP. The problem is ...
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What MAC address should I use for my Thunderbolt Ethernet on a MBPR?

I use MAC addresses to assign static IPs on my network and have recently added a new MacBook Pro Retina with Thunderbolt adapters in stead of Ethernet ports. On the box one MAC address is given for ...
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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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How can I swap the primary display automatically in a dual-monitor setup?

I have a MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays at work. I work with the MacBook lid-closed because it's overkill and I don't have enough desk space anyway. Every morning I show up to work and plug ...
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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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Macbook Air power saving with Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter

I am considering buying a Thunderbolt to Gigabit adapter to save my MBA power consumption as I can shutdown the Wifi, assume it use a lot of power. Anyone tried before and it works? How many % of ...
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Use a Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac?

Can I use a male to male Mini Displayport cable to connect a Late 2013 rMBP to a 2009 iMac? I want to use the 2009 iMac as a secondary display for the rMBP.