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Use VLC player to play your movies. Go to Preferences → Video and choose black screen when in full screen.
I have the same problem when my 24" 1080p HDTV/monitor is connected to the HDMI of my computer. I tried it both ways: VGA and HDMI. Tiny text is much clearer using the VGA than it is with HDMI using my AMD 7700 video display settings. Actually, with the AMD Catalyst control software disabled, the text was equally sharp with both VGA and HDMI. How can I ...
This is simply an option to allow people to change between filling the screen or showing the black bars. It can be switched by double-tapping the video, or tapping the two arrows button on the toolbar.
You didn't describe what kind of Mac it is, but I'll assume an iMac or MacBook of some flavor. If you had a Mac Mini or a Pro with a third party monitor then you probably wouldn't be asking this question. You can't do exactly what you want with an iMac, but if you use "Apple Remote Desktop" (App Store, $80) you can lock the screen so anybody sitting at your ...
Based on the Apple Support Doc http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3924 it doesn't look like it. But if it is the hard disk, it might be cheaper to replace the hard disk, then to buy a monitor.
Intel Haswell can support 3 monitors, so when the new 2013 Mac Mini is finally released it may support 3 monitors as well.
You can set the resolution of the external display independent from that of the retina display. I personally use a Full-HD display with a VGA->Thunderbold adapter at work and at home a Full-HD display with a DVI->Thunderbold adapter. I prefer the DVI variant, but this is also because of the generally better display at home.
This looks like GPU failure/overheating. Try cooling your laptop and see if it still occurs. Maybe Mavericks has just tipped it 'over the edge' in terms of demands and caused a problem that was going to occur in the next couple of months.
Synergy is amazing! You can check it out at http://synergy-foss.org/ it's pretty great software! I use it in my office to use one Keyboard and Mouse for a bunch of machines I have. Even works between OSX, Linux and PCs. Check out the site... http://synergy-foss.org/ It is a free download! It's pretty awesome stuff. Hope this helps!
I think you could use something like teleport or alike.
Been there, done that, with Mac Pro and 4 monitors. ;0 There is an odd bug/feature in OSX that makes default display settings privileged. This behavior has not changed with 10.9 and I believe is what is causing your problem. It is very poorly-documented and discussed on the web. A permanent solution: Log on as the root user (you will have to ...
Neither of the 2011 Mac Mini models have displayport capability. It sounds like you may be trying to plug the DP->DVI into the thunderbolt port. That's not going to work. With an apple thunderbolt to DVI-D adapter you should be golden.
Sorry for the 'me too', but my 2012 MBA started to behave like that after upgrading to Mavericks. That is, with stable ambient lightning conditions, the screen background lightning is fluctuating. When I open the Preferences/Displays panel, I can see the slider move up and down by itself. I eliminated the symptom by unchecking the "Automatically adjust ...
Yes, it is possible, as long as the machine is run in clamshell mode. Turn the computer on, plug in the external display, make sure an external keyboard and mouse is connected (wired or Bluetooth), then close the internal display. The Mac will enter clamshell mode and will use the external display as the primary display. The only caveat with this is that ...
Another way to do this is by going to Displays in System Preferences and then holding down the ⌥ Option key and the Gather Windows button will turn into a button that says Detect Displays.
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