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As far as I'm aware, it's not possible to run a Macbook Pro in Target Display Mode, only iMacs. Ref: Apple KB - Target Display Mode: Frequently Asked Questions BTW, VGA or Ethernet to Thunderbolt is a physical impossibility. Your cables must be Thunderbolt to VGA / Ethernet.


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Overheat would appear to be your main hurdle. Two displays daisy-chained over Thunderbolt, leaving a third to run from HDMI has been achieved, but at a cost… From Everymac However, in more detailed evaluation, a helpful EveryMac.com reader reported: I have a "Mid-2012" Retina Display MacBook Pro with two 27" Thunderbolt Displays daisy chained in ...


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The reason why the dual setup isn't working is that you are using MiniDP & HDMI when dual monitors via MiniDP and HDMI are not supported, as noted in the product guide. You will have to use a Thunderbolt-ready monitor with a Thunderbolt cable to allow both monitors to be driven from the dock. The reason for this is that your dock is being driven by one ...


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Are you looking for actual thunderbolt connections so you can daisy chain devices? Or just looking to avoid using a dongle to connect to a monitor? If so any display port monitor will work with a mini-dp to dp cable.


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Most likely, yes. The only caveat being that OS X 4k @ 60hz support has been buggy for all of Yosemite. You'll need a high quality Mini-displayport to Displayport cable. Look for DisplayPort 2.0.


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If you have this issue using Yosemite, i found a turn around: Go to Preferences - Mission Control Uncheck "Displays have separate Spaces" logout and login This will fix Time Machine to display black screen in one monitor. The side effect of this is you loose the abilitty to use monitors as separate spaces but isn't that bad.


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From Everymac… In addition to the internal display, this model can support an external display up to 3840x2160 via Thunderbolt 2 (4K UltraHD). Third-parties have discovered that it also can support two simultaneous 27-Inch Thunderbolt displays at 2560x1140 each in lieu of a single UltraHD display. I'm tempted to think that 2560x1140 is a typo & ...


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I've had this with Mavericks a few times, and I found out that in my case changing the Rotation will trigger the OS to recognise the monitor(s) aren't there. Changing the resolution or some other action (besides obvious reboot) didn't seem to work for me.


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This problem usually has to do with the fact that people don't realize that your Macbook has to be plugged into the power supply. If it is not plugged into the power outlet the external monitor will not work.


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To Fix this issue do the following while your external monitor is plugged into the MacBook: Open Displays in System Preferences Click on Arrangement at the top of the window If Mirror Displays is checked, uncheck it The position of the two displays should now be shown in the Displays Window One of them will have a white bar at the top. This is probably ...


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Open an terminal. Run the following commands by what you need: To disable, type: chmod 000 /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/AppleCamera.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AppleCamera To enable, type: chmod 755 /Library/CoreMediaIO/Plug-Ins/DAL/AppleCamera.plugin/Contents/MacOS/AppleCamera


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I thought I should make an answer to this that describes solutions specifically for XQuartz. Many of the solutions here do not work for XQuartz. From this ticket: https://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/ticket/796 , I've found two solutions that work and I feel it would be beneficial to state them here. If you can unplug/plug-in your monitor easily, then ...


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There's a product by 'StarTech.com' that can do this as described, their "Mini DisplayPort 1.2 to Triple Head DisplayPort Multi Monitor MST Hub". You will need 3x miniDP to DP cables for your Dell monitors. You will then need to pick-up a USB 3.0 network adapter which will support Full Duplex 2Gbps to complete your set-up as described. Unfortunately if you ...


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I have got the same problem. It is not that big of a deal to change it everytime, but it still is pretty annoying. Sometimes it doesn't happen, but most of the times it does. This morning when I turned on my macbook, it started in my "more space" resolution. When I connected my second screen, display mirroring was turned on (something I never use and don't ...


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System Prefs > Displays > Arrangement. Drag one monitor over the other to the opposite side, then move the Menu bar to whichever monitor you prefer. The actual screen is given a large red outline as well as the representation in the control panel as you drag, so you're certain which one is which. BTW, that tenacious holding onto which display is which is ...


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Closing the last window of an application doesn't necessarily close the application. For example, opening two TextEdit windows and then closing them both (kbd>Cmd-W or click the red close button top-left of window) will not close TextEdit. This allows one to click File>New (or Cmd-N) to open and work on a new TextEdit document. You may be familiar with how ...


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Clicking the close button (the red x in the window's title bar) will usually only close that window not the application. Use command-Q to quit the application.


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Apple Target Display (Thunderbolt method) Make sure both computers are turned on and awake. Connect a male-to-male Mini DisplayPort or ThunderBolt cable to each computer. Press Command-F2 on the keyboard of the iMac being used as a display to enable TDM. Check this link before: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592


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I had a similar issue with mine (mid-2011 MBP running Yosemite), where not only would it go to sleep and not wake up, but it would reboot and freeze midway through the startup process. It would take several hard restarts to get back to a login screen. After awhile, I came across a thread on the JAMF Forums with users having similar issues. I found that this ...


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I have two screens and loading Inkscape put it somewhere inaccessible. I could see it by using "show all windows", but if I selected it from there it went and disappeared again. The solution I found came from this mailing list comment. When unplugging the second screen I could see Inkscape. But then even after moving it around a little, if I plugged the ...


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A friend of mine wrote a free tool for bringing back the windows, if you want to check it out, go here: http://bring-em-back.com



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