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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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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Physical keyboard & trackpad stop working on dis/connect of external thunderbolt display

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013) running Lion 10.9.4, that I use with an external thunderbolt display, a bluetooth trackpad, and a USB keyboard -- both of which are connected through the ...
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My thunderbolt port on my 2011 MacBook Pro 17" stopped working

Since day one through every os update I have used my MacBook hooked up to my tv as a source for playing movies. Out of the blue one day I hooked in the same thunderbolt to hdmi adapter that I had been ...
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HDMI & VGA issues with MacBook Pro Retina & Acer Monitor

I'm having a very strange issue. I inherited an Acer monitor from a friend that is full HD, 1080p. Good monitor overall. When connecting ONLY an HDMI cable from my Mac to the monitor, I get no signal. ...
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Macbook Pro 13 Late 2013, BenQ GW2765HT, and Displayport cable

I recently purchased BenQ GW2765HT to connect my 13 inch rMBP via mini DP to Displayport. After around 1 week of use, the displayport connection is flaky to get properly recognized. Sometimes it ...
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MacBook Pro shows only pointer when external screen is turned on

I'm using my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) in an office environment connected to an external screen (Fujitsu P27T-6 IPS) using the Thunderbolt port. The lid is closed, so it should be in clamshell ...
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How do I get all three monitors to work with 2015 Mac mini?

I have a 2015 Mac mini with two monitors hooked up out TB-VGA adapters. A HP and a Compaq. Today I added (or tried to add) a samsung 24" with the HDMI. Since adding the samsung, I can only get my ...
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Unable to connect Samsung S22E450 monitor

I'm unable to connect my MBPr 15'' mid 2015 to Samsung S22E450 display using Thunderbolt to DVI adapter. Using this machine no kernel panic occurs. This is the console log: 23/11/15 11:04:32,769 ...
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Target Display mode: iMac mid 2011 with MacBook Pro 2013 late not working

Hardware & OS LIST list: Mac mid 2011i5 4 GB MacBook Pro Retina late 2013 Thunderbolt Cable 2m OS X El Capitan‎ (both) I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro with my iMac as extended display. ...
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Mac Mini volume control disabled when using thunderbolt for display

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) running the currently latest osx, El Capitan, and as display I use a Dell U2713H connected via thunderbolt (to a DisplayPort on monitor). This configuration is needed to ...
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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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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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Dual-Monitor: Second monitor black after sleep mode

I'm using two Elgato Thunderbolt Docks on my MacBook Pro Mid-2012. I connected two displays to them: One HDMI display on each of them. Both are LG-Displays, one a 16:9 and one a 21:9 display. This ...
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Chromatic Aberration with Mac Mini

I recently bought a Mac Mini Late 2014 intermediate version of the three available. I have the following issue. Sometimes when I turn the Mac Mini on or from standby I get this chromatic aberration ...
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MacBook Air: Two external displays using CadDigit Thunderbolt Station

I need to connect two external displays to my 2013 Macbook Air. Each external display has one VGA port and one DVI port. After some search, I found that my best option is the CalDigit Thunderbolt ...
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How to persist the display arrangement of multiple thunderbolt displays daisy chainded?

My setup is: MacBookAir, OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) and two Thunderbolt displays. It seems that the arrangement of the displays after reconnecting thunderbold or restarting device is rather randomly ...
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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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What can cause external monitor to remain on when MacBook Pro Retina goes to sleep?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina, Early 2013, running Mountain Lion with an external monitor connected via a Thunderbolt-to-DVI adapter on the rear Thunderbolt port i.e. the monitor is connected to the ...
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Can I use the octopus cable to connect a Thunderbolt Display to my 2012 iMac?

I tried connecting a Thunderbolt Display to my 27" iMac (2012) using the Thunderbolt end of the display’s octopus cable, but the display did not turn on and was not recognised by the iMac. Is this ...
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Black rectangle covers up most of screen, after disconnecting external display

I connected my MacBook Air to an external projector (using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor) to give a Keynote presentation, enabled screen mirroring, gave my talk, then disconnected from the ...
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Can the 2011 Mac Mini support 3 displays with DP 1.2 chaining?

Dell u2713H monitor supports Daisy Chaining. as one of the first monitors I've seen that uses DP 1.2 protocol. In essence, I'm asking if thunderbolt supports / enables / works with DP chaining, but ...
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Target iMac does not wake up with the main iMac, but works the other way around!

I have two 27inch iMacs, both 2011. When I connect iMac A to iMac B and let it sleep, iMac B's display does not wake up. However, it still shows up in the Displays and I can still play audio through ...
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iMac - 2nd display not working using thunderbolt - HDMI

I recently bought an LG monitor to use as a 2nd display but my iMac (mid 2011, running Mac OS X Lion) doesn't detect it. It's connected using a Thunderbolt-to-HDMI-cable (which I bought from The ...
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Can a Thunderbolt iMac be used in target display mode while booted into Windows 7?

Slightly different than what I'm seeing in search: If I have my iMac booted into Windows 7, can I (via Thunderbolt) use the iMac as a target display from my Thunderbolt MacBook Pro running OS X?
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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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Target Display Mode + Teleport with Thunderbolt iMac and Mac mini running Lion

I've set up Screen Sharing, so I can see Teleport is working... But I can't get it to work if I use Target Display Mode. Here's what I tried: ⌘+F2 with Teleport's mouse on the iMac. ⌘...
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Multiple Apple Thunderbolt display on Macbook Pro with Bootcamp

I have a Late 2013 Mac-book Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M and just added second 27" Apple Thunderbolt display. it doesn't work on Windows10 through Bootcamp6 it works on MacOSX it works with 2 ...
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Monitor flickers when connecting MacBook Pro to monitor using Thunderbolt to VGA connector

My monitor flickers when I connect my MacBook Pro to a monitor using Thunderbolt to VGA connector. I have a Nov 2011 MacBook Pro. There was no flickering until I updated my OS to El Capitan. Could ...
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MBR 15, external monitor, screen is blinking and sometimes no signal (DP)

I am using two external monitors, both are same kind, Asus PA248Q Pro Art. They are only 1920*1200 (16:10). This mid 2015 model of MBR should support two(!) 4K monitors, so there should not be problem ...
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Will an external USB 3.0 hard drive connected to an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock run at USB 3.0 speeds even though the Macbook Pro is USB 2.0 only?

I have an older Macbook Pro (8,2 - Late 2011). It doesn't have a usb 3.0 port, only USB 2.0 ports. I have an Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock with a WD External HD, USB 3.0. I was expecting to see USB 3.0 ...
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Audio latency when using Multi-Output Device, connected in Target Display Mode

I've hooked up my Retina MacBook Pro to my iMac via Target Display Mode via a Thunderbolt cable. I would like to play audio on both computers' speakers. I have set up a Multi-Output device in Audio ...
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Apple Cinema Display (old 30" model) switch

This might be a difficult one. Currently I'm using my old Apple Cinema Display (30 inch) with Mini DisplayPort-to-dual-link-DVI-adapter to my Macbook Pro (15" 2015 model). Sometimes I want to switch ...
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Substituting not working USB ports in Macbook Pro

I have this Macbook Pro 2011. Both USB ports do not recognize any devices (yes, I have tried many fixes). However, USB is neccessery for me. So I am wondering, is there any workaround that could ...
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Thunderbolt Drive issues with iMac Late 2015 OS X 10.11.4

I have two thunderbolt drives attached to my iMac Late 2015 OS X 10.11.4. I am using Mountain to mount/unmount drives. When I unmount the a drive it continues to spin, until I turn the drive off by ...
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Adobe Premiere Pro: Audio/Playback Issues using USB Audio Codec

For several weeks I've been having incredibly annoying audio issues when using the "USB Audio CODEC" output in Premiere (latest version). I am on a Retina Macbook Pro, with a Thunderbolt cable going ...
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Why could MBP be making slow churn after RAM update?

I recently upgraded my MBP Early 2011, 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7, RAM from 4GB to 8GB. I'm running Yosemite, so I figured this was a good decision. I've noticed that my MBP now is louder than it used to ...
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How to display non-DV video signal with Firewire input?

Is there any way to get the video signal output from a Displayport (mDP) or Thunderbolt (1 / 2) socket into a Firewire (FW800, IEEE 1394) input? What cables, adapters and drivers or other software ...
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Some Applications Muted on Mac when External Displays Connected

For some reason, whenever I plug in my external displays to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014), certain applications seem to mute themselves. My audio output is set on Internal Speakers. One ...
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Finder unresponsive and hanging in Yosemite 10.10.5 with Promise Pegasus R4 (RAID 5 12TB)

I have a bizarre issue, I'm trying to rip into a project and I am halted by Finder in Yosemite. Finder frequently freezes, as in beach ball hour, when I open a clip in a Finder, the Get Info window, ...
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Why is my Thunderbolt Ethernet connection so slow?

I have a Thunderbolt Ethernet connection from my 2015 MacBook Pro Retina (El Capitan) to 1 GBit Switch and from there to a storage device. It is extremely slow in data transfer (something like 2 GByte/...
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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 un-...
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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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Resolution problem on external display with Thunderbolt->HDMI adapter

Let me explain problem in quick bullets: What I want: I would like to use ultra wide external display with 3440x1440@50hz resolution with my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012). I would like to use my ...
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IOThunderboltSwitch Listener Callback

I have read a previous reply to a question regarding IO ThunderBoltSwitch Listener Callback. Is there a chance this could be a backdoor attempt to access my computer. I opened a URL on an email post ...
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3xHDMI out of a single Thunderbolt port - 2015 MBP

I'm planning on purchasing 3 HDMI monitors to use as a workstation for my MBP. For the sake of ease and convenience, instead of using the native HDMI + 2 mini DP to HDMI adapters, is there any way to ...
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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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Reinstall Thunderbolt Firmware on a 27" iMac Late-2012

I have a consistent issue with the "Thunderbolt Firmware Update 1.2" showing up endlessly in the App Store, but more importantly, after installing it earlier today, my Thunderbolt ports no longer work....
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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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5k iMac with 2 34 inch monitors

I have a 34 inch iMac 5k (late 2015), configured with the top specs: I'm currently running a 34 inch 3440x1440 monitor linked via thunderbolt. I recently ordered a second one. I've googled around ...
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My Thunderbolt speakers won't start ever since El Capitan update

Recently, I have updated to El Capitan. Ever since, my Thunderbolt speakers don't work. They probably just won't start on, and the Macbook air speakers are not loud enough.