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Install software like Reflector 2 on the Mac Pro. Then your MacBook (assuming it can airplay to other displays) will see the Reflector advertisement and push the MacBook screen to the window on the Mac Pro. Once that's set - set the Mac Pro to direct the Reflector 2 window to full screen on the projector. Worst case, you'd need software like AirParrot on ...


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If you have another keyboard and another mouse you can close your MacBook Pro : If an external display is detected and the MacBook is plugged to the power, you can close it without any software.


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The problem may be due to SafeSleep, which is enabled by default on Macbooks and causes the laptop to write out the RAM to disk when put to sleep. Try turning off SafeSleep and see if that helps. My 2011 Macbook Pro started hanging occasionally when closing the lid after I upgraded to 8GB RAM, and turning off SafeSleep seems to have stopped it. ...


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The MBA GPU may be limited to a single external monitor, but the USB to HDMI requires a driver installed on the MBA and that video/image is not using the GPU, it's using the CPU. So the limit is bypassed. Now it might be more complicated than this, but I think is this the basic premise. Be aware that for fast moving videos or games the USB connected display ...


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One thing you can try is to hold Alt while selecting Scaled in the Display pane of the Displays view in System Preferences. On my Mac, that increases the selection of resolutions (and the effect of that is sticky; if I hold Alt and click again after reverting to Default for display, the list shrinks back to what it was initially, but clicking back and forth ...


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It should work, depending on the model of MacBook Air an external USB drive will be able to boot the system but it will likely be slower than an internal drive on the PCI/SATA bus. You should also have a Thunderbolt or mini display port for connecting a monitor. So it should work. Whether or not it will perform acceptably is difficult to say.


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Depends on whether you need the MacBook to be opened or closed. If it can be open, simply dimming the screen all the way will turn off the MacBook's screen. If you'd like it to be closed, there's a free app from the Mac App Store called Caffeine that should do the job. Download Caffeine Allow it to reside in the Menu Bar (on the right side, to the left ...


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There is a tool called "Screens" which sports a curtain mode, blocking the locally attached screen from showing anything you're doing remotely. It may require specifically their software to run to access the machine remotely, but does seem to address your issue. http://edovia.com/screens/


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If the work is not GPU intensive you might try to manually switch from the Discrete graphic card to the Integrated (Intel HD Graphics). Should work for all 2008-2012, 15-17" dual-GPU MacBook Pros. By installing gfxCardStatus you can do this from the menu bar.



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