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According to Everymac… This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 3840x2160 on two external displays via Thunderbolt 2. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 3840x2160 via Thunderbolt 2 and a single 1080p display at up to 60 Hz, 3840x2160 at 30 Hz, or 4096x2160 at 24 Hz via HDMI. According to Dell.. For convenient ...


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It's an LG LM270WQ1 (SD)(F1). One thread is here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5591164?tstart=0 And you can find replacement here: http://www.amazon.com/Apple-A1419-Screen-LM270WQ1-661-7169/dp/B00LEXN39W


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Tried Both methods at the same time and it has seemed to resolve the issue, However when i was in the change advanced power settings I changed the DIM Display section to 100% and just made sure all the display section options were at their highest possible brightness. Issues resolved Cheers lads.


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iMacs can be used in Target Display Mode, but only from another Mac. This is a specific support mode, Mac to Mac, it is not the same as connecting an external display to a graphics card. See OS X Yosemite: Use another Mac as a display


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OK, I know you guys down voted paolap, however, for whatever reason, that worked for me. When I connect by 1440 x 900 monitor to my macbook pro, it tends to default to a 800 x 600 resolution, and I am not able to change it (or at least change it to what I wanted, even with the use of the alt key). It seems that somehow the order and timing of how things ...


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You can change scale option in System Preferences—›Displays. Maximum scaled down resolution for MBP Retina 13 is 1680x1050. It's not perfect solution — you still won't get accurate 1080p nor native 2560x1600, — but it's definitely better than 1280x800.


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Since Retina is an Apple trademark, the "official" answer is no third-party display gets that recognition. According to wikipedia, all Mac that are marketed with Retina displays have a pixel density of 220 PPI or thereabouts, so you could make an argument that any external display that's IPS and at least 220 pixels per inch would be in the "Retina class". ...


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If you can use a desktop version of Google Chrome, it can emulate an iPhone. In the debug mode, click the "emulate devices" icon near of top left of the debug panel, and it can let you emulate iPhones, iPad, Samsung phones, and many other models (the list is about 20 items long). It not only emulate the width and height, but it will act according to your ...


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I think I've got the solution. Apart from enabling dark menu and dock all you have to do is to turn on "Increase contrast" option. See below:


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I encountered this problem and could resolve it this way: boot the Macbook in safe mode (press "shift" key while the Macbook boots with the "Apple" logo) go in the Preferences pane -> Display : it should work reboot the Macbook Hope it helps


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The Dell monitor came with a Mini DP connector, which was all that was needed to carry the image. It also came with a USB connector, which has then allowed me to use the Dell soundbar. The font smoothing on the Dell is not as good as on an official Apple monitor, which is somewhat annoying as the hardware is the same, it's a software problem. When dragging ...


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A 13" Retina MacBook Pro has a screen resolution of 2,560 × 1,600, while the 15" has a 2,880 × 1,800 resolution. 4K is defined as a 4096 x 2160 resolution. So depending on how big the monitor is, a 4K monitor should actually look better from the same viewing distance. As for my personal recommendation, anything but a Samsung.


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No, notifications are always only displayed on on the display designated 'primary'. (The one which has the white menu bar line on it in System Preferences → Displays → Arrangement)


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This kind of applies to all hardware, not just apple computers. I did a search for Anker USB Hub. None of the results showed a powered USB Hub. They all relied on the USB Bus for power. The average USB port has about 500 mA available. (900 mA in USB3.0) USB Keyboard uses between 50 mA and 100 mA. The USB hub itself also needs power, more if it's got all ...


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Here's one that'll really cook your noodle: Yes, the hardware in a MBP will support this (I've done it on MacBook Pro 15", mid 2014). But no, it only works if you're using Bootcamp and booted into Windows. Apple has chosen not to support this in their drivers and software.


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Attaching the monitor with a DVI cable instead of the VGA cable caused Mac OS to recognize the monitor and use the full resolution.


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It is a good idea to check whether the monitor in question is already using RGB before the above is attempted as it may not achieve any benefit. To check: Utilities/System Information->Displays and look to see if it is using RGB (You can also check in System Preferences->Displays-> Color->Open Profile->Header->Space) if so then your problem lies elsewhere. ...


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Obviously, Apple didn't account for over/under monitor configurations. In this case, the switching is constant and annoying. I suppose that they assume you will put the dock on the side of the monitor, but I can't stand that config.


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$ git clone https://github.com/jhford/screenresolution.git $ cd screenresolution $ make dmg $ ./screenresolution set 1920x1080x32@60 csreen did not do any thing for me on os x 10.10.5. These steps worked for me.


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It's an official bug, yes. It seems to be solely happening with Merriweather Sans. Maybe someone at Apple or on the east coast decided to protest the name of the font? ;) Seriously, an update is in the works, and someone here suggests a work-around. https://github.com/google/fonts/issues/184


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An Apple store employee told me they no longer sell Mini-DP to Mini-DP cables because Thunderbolt cables can serve the same purpose, but this answer suggests she might have been lying. I've seen a firmware revision reported for a Thunderbolt cable, which fits with the claim that a Thunderbolt cable includes a chip. I've had good luck with DisplayPort to ...


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To highlight a single window that has keyboard focus try Hazeover. It can either highlight one window on each display or dim all screens that you're not using.


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This is probably a problem with Safari font rendering engine with Merriweather Sans font. It has something to do with ligature I suppose. You can check typecast.com and see that when You insert fi it automatically is changed to if as You type.


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I found a free utility online called SetResX. Very easy. While most applications don't need the pixels, this is wonderful for viewing photos. You can't get too many pixels for photos (I mean real photos not phone pics.) the problem with the scaled resolutions that Apple provides is that they magnify pixels into visible stair steps. I think some apps, such as ...


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As per Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter's Store Page: Operating systems Mac OS X Mac OS 10.10 (Not Compatible) Mac OS 10.9 (Not Compatible) Mac OS 10.8 (Not Compatible) Mac OS 10.7 (Not Compatible) [Implied that Mac OS 10.11 is not compatible as well] It will not work with a Mac.


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Try to do these things. Check that you have this option unchecked. I am sure you have it unchecked, but just in case :) It may be set to 'Change picture: When logging in'. So let's make sure that this is not the reason. Then you may try to enter following command in terminal: rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Desktop.­plist After this, set your ...


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The MacBook Pro Thunderbolt ports are fully compatible with DisplayPort so as long as you have a DisplayPort cable, there is no need for an adapter. I own 2x Dell U2715H myself. Dell is so nice to deliver their display with the needed cable. Working like a charm and I love the displays.


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I Know that i am late but if you still have the macbook pro 15 inch 2009 you should put an ssd (solid state drive) in it and 8gb of ram. my friend just got a 2015 macbook air and mine is almost as fast as his. + those macbook pros are really expensive. trust me if you haven't upgraded it yet, you should try it as it is a huge improvement from the hdd (hard ...


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While running a dual-display setup, you can easily adjust the primary display monitor in Mac OS X. Before beginning, have both displays turned on, and the external display already connected to the Mac: Go to System Preferences -> Displays Choose the ‘Arrangement’ tab Click and hold on the white bar at the top of the current primary display Drag the white ...


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AFAIK, this is definitely not possible. The closest thing to what you're describing would be AirPlay. However, AirPlay requires a newer Apple TV connected to a TV; it wouldn't work on an iPad or a Mac, let alone some cheap old Android tablet. Additionally, even if it were currently possible to mirror the display of your iPhone onto an iPad, that's all it ...


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I'm not the most qualified to speak on multiple displays but the way I know to do it is: System Preferences Mission Control Uncheck Displays have separate spaces Log out & back in


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January 22, 2016: I had similar problem (intermittent monitor and hard disk disconnects) and called the OWC HelpDesk. The OWC technician said that problem was with the Mac Thunderbolt driver, not the Dock, and the solution is to reset PRAM/NVRAM: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063 Since PRAM/NVRAM reset, the intermittent screen and disk resets have ...


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In Display Settings inside System Preferences different color schemes or filters can be applied to each display. Try applying a regular filter to the external display and invert colors filter on the main display. If you have any other questions feel free to ask!


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I'm not going to pretty this up like Graham Miln nicely did however it you want to create an AppleScript app that you can run before disconnecting your external display then this will wait 30 seconds, check to see if it's in clamshell mode and if yes put the system to sleep. AppleScript code: delay 30 set AppleClamshellState to do shell script "ioreg -r -k ...


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Using the included Script Editor.app with OS X, try experimenting with these snippets. Wait 30 Seconds The following snippet will make your script wait 30 seconds before showing a dialog: delay 30 -- this waits thirty seconds display dialog "Hello?" -- this shows a dialog Sleep The following snippet will put your Mac immediately to sleep: tell ...


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Thunderbolt and DisplayPort are not compatible. They only share one port. Thunderbolt uses active transmission (there's a chip in the cable), DisplayPort uses a simple copper cable. You should be fine with using a DisplayPort cable.


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As it turns out, the adapter was faulty, as it appears. I had not tested it because shortly after the problem occurred, the battery refused to charge so I had to have it serviced.


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VirtualKVM from duanefields on Github is free and easy to use. From the README for the project: Useful for those who use their iMac as a monitor for their Macbook. Automatically toggles off your iMac's Bluetooth and turns on Target Display Mode when you connect a Macbook via Thunderbolt. To use, simply run. Might want to run at startup. When ...


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VirtualKVM will allow you to use your "iMac as a monitor for [your] Macbook". This is super easy and free.


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The MacBook Pro's HDMI port has a DVI-D implementation. This means it has no analog signal, which is what VGA relies on to connect. More information here: apple support forums . Apple supplies an HDMI to DVI adapter, which could solve your problem if your monitor has a DVI port. If not, then I would suggest getting a Thunderbolt (Mini DisplayPort) to VGA ...


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Ok, it seems like macbook pro 13 mid 2014 theoretically can serve 3840x2160x60hz, but apple won't support it. There is a tool called SwitchResX, it can help maybe, but it requires System Integrity Protection to be disabled while install. I don't like the idea of disabling system security things in mac os, and i'm not even sure that it would work well.


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Is the laptop plugged in? If not, it has to be plugged in in order to output to a display while closed


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According to Apple, for 13-inch Pro, only the early 2015 (or newer) versions support 4K@60Hz whether it's for single-stream or multi-stream. I don't know if its possible unofficially. I've seen people get it to run at 52Hz.


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There is a known similar issue with certain 27' Thunderbolt displays going black, and having connection issues. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204450 Can you check the firmware version of the Thunderbolt display? Apple Menu > About this Mac > System Report > Thunderbolt (from left sidebar) > Thunderbolt Display. The latest firmware version should be ...


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Could be a hardware related issue (either the MBP or external display) Similar issue happened to me and it turned out to be an issue with the LVDS cable. Also used to work at the Genius Bar, and would see this a lot with certain models of MBP. Try running a hardware test https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201257 , or if you can take it in to the Genius Bar. ...


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Try NoSleep Application. It is simple and has easy to use User Interface You can even close your lid and listen to music after that. Your App Store will continue downloading even after closing the lid. https://code.google.com/p/macosx-nosleep-extension/


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If you don't want it to sleep, just go to "System Preferences" then click "Energy Saver" then make your Mac's sleep auto to "Never". Then change it to "Normal" once download is done, Also one tip: attach the charger (or what ever you wanna call the charger I.E AC power etc.) while app/file/document/any other things are downloading. If it's too complicated ...


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Sadly this problem still exists. My work around is as follows 1) Apple F2 to share displays. The screen is usually quite dark. 2) Apple F2 to switch back to iMAC display. 3) I can now adjust the brightness on the iMac, I set it to my desired level. 4) I Apple F2 back to the shared display I initially wanted. It is indeed quite annoying and generally a bad ...


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No, while the LG 40UB800T TV claims that it can run at up to 100Hz as a TV. It does so through internal interpolation which adds latency and is unsuitable as a computer display. When you run this LG TV as a computer monitor you will only be able to get 30Hz out of it at full UHD (3840x2160) resolution across an HDMI cable. To drive the LG display at ...



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