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You can simply click on the Apple in your menu bar then click Sleep while leaving it open. This will make both monitors go black. You can close the lid afterwards if you like. Opening the lid or pressing keys on keyboard will awake the device from sleep. It's just made to go to another monitor when closing the lid as most people only use the external ...


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Please believe me when I say that the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Dock will not support two monitors if you have an older MacBook Pro. I have a 2011. One Thunderbolt port. It just does not have the capacity to drive two monitors. I have exhausted all options with it. Only one external monitor will work. I did however connect two monitors using the Dell D3100 ...


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Clamshell Mode What you are describing when you operate your Mac laptop (Macbook/Pro/Air) is called closed clamshell mode or closed display mode. In this Apple Support Article: Use your Mac notebook computer in closed-display mode with an external display it goes into detail on what the requirements are and how your Mac will function depending on the ...


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With some care it can be done safely. It depends by and large on what kind of loads you're placing on the MacBook when it's being used like this. The MacBook Pro's ventilation operates optimally with the lid open. Closing the lid restricts airflow out of the vents that run along the inside of the hinge on the laptop as seen here: When the lid is closed, ...


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Well, it seems the solution was pretty simple. I have a power strip with 6 sockets, and each socket has its own power switch. If I fire up the external monitor before the MacBook, the monitor is detected as expected.


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I realize how old this is, but the answer is VLC player. I have an El Capitan Macbook 13". Open VLC, then Window - Video Effects - Geometry - Transform. From there you can rotate 90/180/270, flip horizontally or vertically, magnify, clone etc. Perfect if you have a p/w locked no remote garage sale projector like mine.


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From MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) - Technical Specifications: Operating temperature for the Macbook Pro Mid 2015: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C). You should be able to use it in closed-display mode (a.k.a. closed-clamshell mode) just fine providing the back hinge has a way to dissipate heat appropriately. If it gets too hot, it will auto shut ...


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Per the fixit-store: There is only one LCD glass panel for each model in a similar era (providing the "screen size" spec matches). So, yes, as long as they are of a similar year!


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The port between the Ethernet port and the Thunderbolt port is a FireWire 800 port. On the MacBook Pro 2011 17" the Thunderbolt port supports up to two Thunderbolt displays. As to using the FireWire port to support a display I do not know for sure other then this article essentially says no. USB and Firewire for two or more displays? Apple ...


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From here: Install the VMware Tools by selecting Virtual Machine → Install VMware Tools in the menubar. Follow the on-screen instructions. Set Use full resolution for Retina display in VMware Fusion’s Settings → Display preferences panel. Run this command in Terminal on your OS X guest VM and enter your password when requested: sudo defaults write /Library/...


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Modern Mac's (the hardware) properly support DisplayPort MST daisy-chaining but Mac OS X (the OS) does not support it. This has been proven via BootCamp with Windows. So theoretically Apple could chose to issue a patch to fix the OS and make it DisplayPort 1.2 compliant but they've chosen not to.


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I tried to watch a 4k resolution movie on the same model MB Pro non-Retina you've got. There's no chance to watch it smoothly. I also tried to send it to an 2k display which I've got at home. I'm going to try out the one at my family's place which has 4k capability


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This happens on just about every computer when you are adding or subtracting output monitors. I suppose it has to do with how the(in this case internal) GPU processes the new output. 2 extra monitors is also a big feat for a Macbook's GPU! The only way I am aware of achieving what you want would be through remote desktop. However that has it's own caveats ...


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From Apple.com's Q&A section: The Mac Mini has two video outputs: a mini DisplayPort and a mini DVI port. The mini DisplayPort is the same one you find on the current generation MacBook, MacBook Pros (as well as the Mac Pro) and the mini DVI is the same as the on the old black/white macbook. and: For 1920 x 1080 connect mini display port to DVI ...


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It looks like your computer can only drive up to two external displays (officially, at least). https://support.apple.com/kb/SP703?locale=en_US


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The problem you are experiencing is an issue known by Apple. It is an issue that plagued the 2010 MacBook Pro models (especially the 15" versions). The issue is called intermittent black screen or loss of video. At one point in time they had a replacement program for the affect models. They have discontinued that and all 2010 models are now in Vintage mode....


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Have you tried holding Option and clicking "Scaled" in your Display Preferences window? This should unlock the full range of resolutions your Mac thinks is available for the monitor. Not sure what that will be over HDMI, but once your DisplayPort cable arrives you should see 3840x2160.


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Yes, it will work. There's no reason it shouldn't. But, You have a Mid 2012 which has a Thunderbolt port which is compatible with mini Display Port (mDP). Why not use an Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter ? This will be going from a digital video signal to an analog video signal. It's just my opinion that going from video to video is better than ...


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VNC You can use VNC on your Mac Mini to show the screen on your Windows or Linux laptop: VNC is an abbreviation of Virtual Network Computing. VNC is a common protocol that allows computers to both share and to offer control over the network. Using VNC you can connect to and see your computer remotely; great for remote working or helping a relative ...


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I bit the bullet and bought another DisplayPort monitor (Dell U2414H), and sure enough, it works out of the box! I'm currently running a total of three displays - the iMac built in at 1920x1200, the 24" Dell at 1920x1200, and the 27" Dell at 2560x1440.


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The workarounds are fairly well described on the page you linked... Disable 'Displays have separate Spaces' in System Preferences > Mission Control. This will re-enable the drag action, if you hit the extreme left or right of the screen pair. Grab the title bar & use the appropriate shortcut key Ctrl ⌃ [Number] - though this needs setting up in ...


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The 2016 Macbook doesn't support more than 1 external display. From Everymac.com: However, that being said, I have seen folks add a second screen (a second projector) using a USB to video adapter. I have never had the need or opportunity to try this myself, so YMMV.


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I don't have a Macbook 2016 but you could try this (or more cheaply a third party cable that converts USB3A to DVI/DisplayPort/HDMI) connected to this connected to your Macbook. You may want to look at the review for the second one. Apparently it has some reliability issues.


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I think I may have just solved it. I have two accounts on this Mac, my Admin account and my daily use account. The admin account didn't have the same screen orientation as the the daily use account, and on the login screen the admin account was listed first. I suspect that when no accounts are logged in that OS X grabs the screen configuration of the ...


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Just wanted to mention that there's a setting in System Preferences > Mission Control called "Group windows by application" that shows the app icons and allows you to drag the icon into another desktop/monitor. It's amazing for apps that have 10+ windows.



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