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When connecting an external display to a MacBook Pro (MBP), sometimes you'll get lucky, and both electronic devices will recognize each other and adjust their own settings properly, and the laptop will be displayed on the TV. However, this doesn't always happen. When it doesn't... First, always check and make sure the external display (TV in your case) is ...


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I know there's an accepted answer, but I'm running a BenQ GW27605HS as a second monitor via a Thunderbird -> HDMI adapter and works great. There seems to be a Yosemite bug (ANOTHER Yosemite bug) where the screens will always start up mirrored, but a visit to the system prefs quickly fixes it. Btw, I would definitely upgrade to the faster graphics card if ...


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FWIW, my experience is identical in all scenarios you describe (The original and both work-arounds). I'm using 10.10.1 on a 2014 Mini CoreI7 with 16GB of RAM and an SSD with two external 24" displays. I do see a very slight lag on the kraken.io site, but nothing awful. Some ideas on further troubleshooting steps — Each of these steps aim to reduce the ...


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Best workaround so far: In System Preferences-Accessibility, select Increase contrast (which will implicitly select Reduce transparency). This seems to improve performance in some circumstances, but it does dramatically affects aesthetics. The slider on http://kraken.io is smooth while zoomed in. There are still some circumstances where zooming is a little ...


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Thanks Heiko ! Unfortunelly, my MacbookPro has only one thunderbolt port, the same for my Hard drive... Anyway, do you know any TB hub with three ports ? (one to connect to the computer) I've been trying to find unsuccessfully... Maybe Apple is controlling the third-parties to prevent its own market...?!? Glaucus


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I was having the same problem. What I found is applications open on whatever ever screen the dock is on. I had my screens set up the same as yours, dock on the left side. I switched the dock over to the right and now they open up on the main monitor and not the secondary.


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i use a diamond USB adapter to work around that.. the refresh on both screens is a little slugish, but if you stay away from mission control and other graphic consuming resources, you should be able to get through the day with 2 monitors :) http://www.diamondmm.com/bvu195-diamond-external-video-display-adapter.html


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There is a workaround posted on the Apple forums. Pros: The mouse/key entry performance does "feel" significantly better, as does the momentum zoom. Zoom is per-screen, rather than both at once Cons: It is still not nearly as performant as it was in Mavericks. The testufo.com site will still not render at 60fps while zooming. While this workaround ...


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Venicejeff is right. To expand, you can't daisychain monitors that don't have a thunderbolt port on them. DVI and VGA require dedicated inputs. So if you want those two monitors you will need an adapter that gives you another video port. Like a thunderbolt dock and some adapters or that Matrox unit that you mentioned in your question. The only other option ...


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since they air only has 1 thunderbolt and some usb2 ports, you're pretty pinched. you could get a thunderbolt dock along the lines of the caldigit unit.. this has an hdmi and a pass-through thunderbolt on it. you can then get an hdmi-dvi cable for oen monitor and a thunderbolt to dvi adapter for the other. another option would just be a thunderbolt hub. ...


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Yes. According to Apple's website, under the device's "Connections and Expansion" section: Headphone port SDXC card slot Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2) Two Thunderbolt 2 ports Mini DisplayPort output Support for DVI, VGA, and dual-link DVI (adapters sold separately) 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector) Kensington ...


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I do not have the Yosemite but on Mavericks works as follows: The trick is to assign a second Space to the desktop. You do that by pressing the Mission Control button on your Mac keyboard (F3) or whatever you've assigned in System Preferences > Mission Control, and moving the mouse to the upper right of the display until you see a Plus (+) icon. ...


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Funny thing is that under Mac OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks), the setting "LCD font smoothing" does not appear to have any effect. When I zoom in to text (control + swipe up), I always get the color fringes on my external Cinema display (driven by a Retina MacBookPro). That occurs apparently in all applications (I tried Safari, Mail, GVim, Finder, Microsoft Word).


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The general answer is your Mac Mini 2014 has two Thunderbolt 2 ports so your best bet is to drive one monitor from HDMI and the other from Thunderbolt so that you have another Thunderbolt port free for storage or networking. Out of the box, fully supported by Apple is either two displays via Thunderbolt (and they can chain if one of the display is ...


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You connect two monitors to a Mac Mini via two separate ports; one monitor for one port. It sounds like with both your monitors you'd like to connect via VGA. So then you'd need: Thunderbolt Mini display port to VGA adapter. HDMI to VGA adapter.


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Another more simple solution is the Kickstarter project Bracket Bracket


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Using an answer to be able to post image... Monitor differentiation looks like it's new to Yosemite. Mavericks doesn't show anything beyond simply assigning a Desktop, unfortunately. There is the possibility it's affected by having monitors set to separate spaces or not, but I'm not going to break 12 Spaces of setup just to test that theory ;-) I do find ...


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If you right click on any icon in your dock, you could assign an app to a display.


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Turned out my MacBook suddenly developed a problem with temperature. I added something to the bottom of it so it has more air to breath and since then it was stable.


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Looks like if you create a blank space on your laptop side of things and place it in the Desktop 1 spot all the external display apps will go there on disconnect. Only weird thing is when you reset your computer if you aren't plugged into an external monitor then some of the apps seem to move around a little bit, otherwise this method seems to be exactly ...


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You can join this discussion group on Chromium to be notified when Chromium people have done something about it. Meanwhile check your Chrome GPU settings with chrome://gpu/ in the Chrome web address window.


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I have the same situation! Only thing that works so far is a second keyboard connected to the late 2009 iMac, but that's quite annoying according to my available workspace on my desk.


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Did you consider using Keyboard Maestro? Here is an example of how I deal with moving windows through screens. I just tried to move full screens apps -never tried before- and seems that didn't work well. But you could modify my macros to Exit full screen before moving to the next screen and Enter full screen after that. The macro for that is called Type a ...


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I suggest removing (at least temporarily) all your non-Apple menu bar icons, and then restart your machine. In Mavericks you should have two identical menu bars.


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The following facts are relevant to the workaround. A separate copy of SystemUIServer runs on behalf of each user, owned by that user, when the user has a GUI login. This is very convenient because it means we can kill this program without requiring passwords and suchlike. SystemUIServer appears to have been very nicely cordoned off by Apple ...


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It could be related to the energy saver option to "wake for network access". Just an idea.


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I had the same problem and I solved it the following way: In settings->mission control, you'll find an option called "displays have separate spaces". That was ticked bt default and when I unticked it (*) I at least had multiple spaces on my secondary screen. Maybe not the solution you were looking for, but for me multiple desktops on my secondary screen is ...


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Did you consider using Keyboard Maestro? Here is an example of how I deal with moving windows through screens. Must be really easy to modify per your requests in a simple macro.



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