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Yes, its called "closed clamshell" mode. In short, you'll need to attach your MBA to a mouse, a keyboard and power: https://support.apple.com/HT201834


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You could hit Command + F1 which toggles display mirroring. Then use the laptop screen to do the copy and paste. That way the users still see your main desktop, while you work on your laptop screen.


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To get a three screen setup (two external screens, and laptop screen) connected without daisy chaining Thunderbolt displays, you need: One external monitor hooked up to the Mini DisplayPort One external monitor hooked up from USB to DVI I am assuming you already have the first item taken care of as it is the easiest. So, let's focus on the second one: ...


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You won't know until you actually get it and test it. HDMI specs say you should get 5v at 50mA. That's not much to start with. You can read about this more from here. You could get more power but it would have to have MHL (mobile high definition link) support. That will be able to give you up to 40 watts. Now, I looked on the Apple site and it ...


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I had exactly the same problem, with the same monitor, Dell U2713 / U2713H / U2713HM / U2713HMt. I had two of them plugged in to my late-2014 Retina Macbook Pro 15" and only one was experiencing the problem. I tried 100s of different solutions (I can say for sure it's definitely not the cable!) and nothing worked. Just like you, I could get landscape ...


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Yes, there is a way, in fact I have my rMBP connected to a monitor right now via HDMI. Firstly, I suggest HDMI, because that's what I have and it works well for me. :) Connect the Macbook (from now on, MB) to the monitors. Open up System Preferences. Select Displays (2nd row, 1st item). 3a. You will be greeted with a window for each monitor Select ...


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Apple says it does: iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) - Technical Specifications Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to a 30-inch display (2560 by 1600 pixels) on an external display A well made Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable should work just fine.


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Do NOT use the HDMI video output! Please buy a Mini DisplayPort cable connect your MacBook and U2715H.


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Copper-based Thunderbolt cables are limited to max length of 3 meters. Corning sells optical Thunderbolt cables you will need for the distance you specify here. You can get 10m lengths at Amazon for US$299. They come in 30m and 60m lengths for US$659 and US$1299, respectively. I haven't had the need for these lengths yet, but I did the research a few weeks ...


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It's possible. You can run one monitor off the HDMI port and another 2 off of the Thunderbolt ports. You can get adapters for both of these. There's more out there than this but here's one Apple sells. http://www.apple.com/shop/product/MB570LL/B/mini-displayport-to-dvi-adapter BTW: Thunderbolt ports can work Mini Display port adapters.


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You can use the program ScreenRecycler to use another Mac (or even a PC) as a second monitor. http://www.screenrecycler.com/ScreenRecycler.html


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Yes, I think keeping the power on here is the key. When I remove the magsafe from my MBP it automatically goes to sleep and turns off the external display. If you really want to keep it from sleeping even when you are not connected to an external power source, you can use InsomniaX or Caffeine.


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I'm having a similar issue with a 2011 13" MBP8,1 (2.7Ghz i7 CPU and HD3000 graphics), and to me it's pretty certain that it's provoked by video-intensive operations. Curiously, Hardware Monitor showed temperatures in the 70C range, quite far from the 90+C temperatures I've already seen while running big compile jobs. I removed the bottom plate and removed ...



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