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 a MacBook Air support 2560x1600 output via HDMI using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HMDI adaptor?

The HDMI 1.3 spec can carry signals with resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels. Is it possible to output this high a resolution signal from a MacBook Air using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to ...
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Switch to Target Display Mode without keyboard

Here's my setup: MacBook --> Thunderbolt Display --> iMac 27" The MacBook is the primary computer I want to use; the iMac is the (tertiary) display. This all works just fine. The problem is, when ...
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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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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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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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Is there a splitter for the Thunderbolt on my MacBook Air?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Connect 2 external Monitors with Belkin's Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

I need a little help here, I have attached my MacBook Air Mid 2013, to an Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD. On the product page it says that one can connect two monitors. The only condition is ...
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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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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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Daisy chain of two Dell U2414H to Macbook Pro Retina 13''

My MacBook Pro have only two thunderbolt ports. My new external monitors are Dell U2414H connected to MacBook Pro using Display Port to Mini Display Port cable each one. In this situation I'm unable ...
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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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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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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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How do I reset/clear my external display settings in 10.9?

I messed up the settings for the clamshell display mode on my MacBook Pro. I can't get my external display to work when I close my laptop. I can get all other modes working (standard mirroring and ...
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2015 MBP external monitor options

I've just purchased the 13" early 2015 MBP with Intel Iris Graphics 6100, and am planning on investing in two external displays to use at my home office. What kind of 4k support does this chipset ...
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ports on 2014 MacBook Pro keep dying

I got a new mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro about a month ago, and am running into a problem with the Thunderbolt and USB ports. At seemingly random times, but at least once a day, the ports become ...
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How to force Thunderbolt-ethernet connection when switching networks without restarting computer?

I have a thunderbolt to ethernet cable on a MacBookPro Retina on Lion. Sometimes the thunderbolt to ethernet connection does not work. It seems to occur when I switch network locations (e.g., I move ...
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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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“Slow down” bootup until all devices are available

I'm using OS X as a Server, running Server.app 4.0 to provide email hosting/etc. Attached to this machine I have a PROMISE Pegasus R2 RAID drive mounted at /Volumes/RAID6-11TB, and I changed the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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system sounds coming from thunderbolt display, all else through headphones

I've got my headphones connected, and I've checked system preferences to make sure they are the audio output device. Most sound comes out through the headphones, like Spotify and YouTube. But, ...
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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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Hook up 3 monitors to Mac Mini Late 2014

I have the Mac Mini late 2014 and want to hook up 3 monitors in total. It works great with 2 displays (1x Thunderbolt + 1x HDMI). Once I add a third monitor to the second Thunderbolt port, just ...
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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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Triple-non-thunderbolt-display iMac — would this work?

Consider the following: I have a 21.5" (Mid 2011) iMac with a single Thunderbolt port that supports "two Thunderbolt displays". This means normally you would daisy-chain one thunderbolt display to ...
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Connecting a Retina MacBook Pro to a VGA Display?

I have an external monitor with a VGA connection. What is the best adapter to use for my Retina MacBook Pro? I think I've seen Thunderbolt to VGA, or USB to VGA? Or HDMI to VGA? What are the ...
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Should I buy a new 27“ Thunderbolt Display or a 27” 2013 iMac?

I'm starting out as a web designer and developer and it's time to invest in a larger second display for my work. I currently have a 2013 Macbook Pro. Apple haven't updated the Thunderbolt Display ...
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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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My TB/Ethernet adapter is not detected by my rMBP

My rMBP has two thunderbolt ports, one of which has a VGA adapter plugged in (works fine, in both ports), and the other has an Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet adapter. This is the second such ...
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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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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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What Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 cables/adapters exist for OS X and Mac hardware?

I have the Late 2013 Macbook Pro, which has two USB 3.0 ports and two Thunderbolt 2 ports. I currently use both USB 3.0 ports and one TB2 port. I want to connect a third USB 3.0 device to the machine, ...
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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 ...