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Questions tagged [display]

Generally a visual screen used to display graphical or text output

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What type/size of monitors is best for imac late 2012? [on hold]

I want to attach another monitor (and maybe a third one later) to my imac late 2012 that is 21.5". I'm a programmer and want one that is easy on the eye. There are many options and monitors that are ...
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Cannot change MacBook display brightness immediately after restart

I am having an issue with my 13'' MacBook Pro (mid-2014) display brightness. Immediately after restart, brightness keys do nothing — display brightness does not change. If I close display lid and then ...
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Is it possible to mirror only one space or one app to a second monitor/screen?

Specifically, I would like to be able to switch spaces on my laptop while the monitor mirrors only one of those spaces - specifically for presentation purposes. That is to say, imagine my laptop has ...
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The display contrast on my new iMac (the Retina 4k 21.5" model) is too high. Can it be lowered past the lowest setting?

Just looking at my new iMac was giving me a headache: the "Retina" display was so high-contrast, even at the lowest contrast setting, that it was searing my retinas. Is there a way to reduce the ...
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Can a 2018 Mac mini support dual 4k monitors at 60 Hz?

I guess I need more of a personal experience answer. The specications say that a Mac mini can support dual 4k monitors, but are there any caveats to this? I am planning to get 2 x 4k monitors and run ...
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Can macOS 10.14 (mojave) output a 4K HDR desktop to a 4K HDR TV?

How can I get macOS 10.14 on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) to output the macOS UI (desktop) in HDR mode to my Samsung Q6F 4K HDR TV display? I'm using a USB-C/Thunderbolt to HDMI 2 dongle and an ...
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2009 Mac Pro with 2018 LG 5K Display?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro (flashed to 5,1) with a Sapphire Radeon Pulse RX 580 8GB GPU I acquired to support Mojave. The configuration has been happily stable since late 2018 and performed as expected ...
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App switcher to switch to most recent window not working with multiple screens/spaces

First of all, I know that I can do this with a 3rd party app like Contexts. But I would like to do it with the native macOS app switcher. How to reproduce the "bug" Monitor 1 Space 1: Safari (not ...
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Added LG monitor and cannot get display icon to show

MAC 10.3.6 cannot get the display icon to show up on the menu bar of my macbook pro AND the attached monitor. (older) LG 24M47H-P Display preferences show LG Full HD ✔️ Show mirroring options in ...
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How to stop iPhone from automatically dimming the brightness?

I have unchecked Auto-Brightness under Settings app → General → Accessibility → Display Accommodations. I have also disabled Night Shift under Settings app → Display & Brightness. I have Low Power ...
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Extend PC display to Mac laptop screen

I have an older mac laptop 2013 air that can't run the games I'm trying to play with a friend. I'm trying to simply extend my display in order to run double of the game, to allow the friend to use the ...
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Internal screen black, external screen works

Good morning, everyone, A recurring problem that doesn't seem to have a solution for Apple. I own a MacBookPro, here are the details: The MacBook Pro (Retina, 15 inches, mid-2014) 2.5 GHz Intel Core ...
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Thunderbolt display + 2 HDMI on 2019 MBP? [duplicate]

I have a 2013 rMBP and i run a 4 screen setup: Laptop screen 27” thunderbolt display 20” 1920x1200 15” 720p screen. Current setup is the 720 is fed by the HDMI out, and the 20” is daisy chained off ...
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What's option-drag in Display Arrangement do?

In macOS Mojave, when in the Displays control panel, on the Arrangement tab, holding down option and dragging a display turns the cursor white. What does this mean? Does it do something special?
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2014 MB air to Dell S2718D not showing QHD resolution

I have an early 2014 macbook air trying to connect to a Dell 27 inch QHD monitor (model S2718D) the monitor has 2 usb SS ports, a full size hdmi, and a usb-c port. I have a miniDp to hdmi cable that ...
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What displays work with the Mac Pro (2019)?

What displays besides the Pro Display XDR will work with the 2019 Mac Pro? Is there a list somewhere of (both Apple and non-Apple) displays that are compatible?
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Display port not activating monitor for boot manager

I'm setting up an old mac mini (specs below) with a dual boot (Ubuntu) and I've run into an issue getting to the Apple boot manager or the EFI boot manager. Essentially the monitor does not activate ...
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Macbook Pro to LG-40LX340H to HDMI - gives error “device has no output controls”

When I try connecting an LG-40LX340H to my early 2015 retina MacBook Pro via HDMI, I get "device has no output controls". The volume comes through and it's full blast with no way to control it. I ...
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MacBook with broken display - can't get an external monitor to work!

So I've been using my 2016 MacBook Air with an external monitor ever since I fell over and broke the laptop screen. I'm using a displayport adapter that goes directly to VGA (sadly, it was the only ...
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1920x1080 resolution for MBP 13" 2015 Retina - Different settings from attached monitor

I am using Retina Display Menu (RDM) to give me a higher resolution for my MBP, and the sweet spot that I have found is 1920x1080. However I get 2 different display options for this resolution ...
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External Monitor not detected after upgrade to Mojave 10.14.5

I have a MacBook Air 13-inch, 2018. I updated the software to Mojave 10.14.5 and the laptop has stopped recognizing the external monitor after the update. Is there a way out of this mess?
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Mac mini 2018 hdmi white noise

I have 2018 mac mini, just bought it a few days ago, running OS X Mojave. And I have 2 monitors connected to it, 1 through usb-c and 1 through HDMI. Whenever I wake my computer up from sleep, the ...
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MacBook Air screen problems after changing refresh rate

I was experimenting with SwitchResX software, and thought it would be a good idea to change the refresh rate to 83 Hz. When I rebooted the laptop, the screen looked like this Is there any way to fix ...
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Retina vs. scaled for video playback on external 4k monitor

I have just got a LG Ultrafine 4K monitor for my MBP and wonder how retina on a 4k screen really works. The native resolution is HD but with retina doubling. I find a lot of confusion on the subject ...
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Using Late 2013 MacBook Pro with LG Ultrafine 4K Monitor - USB-C to Thunderbolt 2?

I bought a used LG Ultrafine 4K Monitor with USB-C to Thunderbolt, the ones Apple are selling, for a good deal. I assumed I could make it work with a simple USB-C to HDMI cord, but this didn't work ...
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Hinge on 2016 MacBook Pro

I have a 2016 15" MacBook Pro and I want to know if it is normal that when I lift the lid, it moves more freely than I expect. In other words, if I gently push the lid without changing the opening ...
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iOS 13: Dark Mode not confirmed? [closed]

Am I correct that Dark Mode in iOS 13 has not been publicly confirmed? Thanks!
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My iPhone has dimmed whilst at maximum brightness

My screen randomly dimmed just now. It was initially quite bright then it halved in brightness whilst control center says it's still at maximum.
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Macbook Pro w/ USB-C and multiple monitors occasionally swap non-main screens

My Macbook Pro (15", 2017 model) running High Sierra has a multi monitor setup involving my laptop on the left, an external monitor to its right (and configured to be the main screen with the menu bar ...
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Can I replace 2015 MBP 13 display with 2010 MBP 13 display? [duplicate]

My 2015 macbook pro 13 display is broken , everything else works fine , I have another mid 2010 macbook pro 13 ! is it possible to replace 2015 macbook pro display with 2010 mac book pro ?
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Should a late 2012 Mac Mini be able to drive these two monitors?

A Raven MTi2, which is 1080p on HDMI, and an LG 34U97, which is 3440x1440 on Mini DisplayPort. It works sometimes, but after an hour or so the LG just says "Out of Range". Sometimes with them both ...
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Changing Screen Resolution in OSX Mojave

Screen of my MacBook Pro Retina 2015 is broken and a vertical block with ~2 inches width on the right edge can't be seen. I have been using it like this for a couple months since it is my second ...
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Vertical/Horizontal offset of external display via command line

I have an old external monitor, and the vertical/horizontal offset is wrong. Fullscreen cuts off the edges of windows. It's HDMI, so it can't be adjusted through the monitor. I remember a few ...
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Adding a third monitor to my iMac 2009

I have a iMac 2009 later with High Sierra OS, I am using my mini display port already to 2 other tvs. I need to connect a 3rd tv but to display a different display. Only other ports I have available ...
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How do I reassign numbering of Displays when you have more than 2 monitors connected to mac mini

I have three displays connected to my mac mini. (I have used Arrangement to make sure they are connected correctly left to right, so mouse movement works correctly.) The leftmost is the primary with ...
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Keeping scaled internal display when plugging in a new external monitor

I have a problem caused by two things: I use a ‘scaled’ setting for my Macbook; one down from normal so that it ‘looks like 1440 × 900’. I work in a hot desking office on a different desk most days. ...
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External keyboard doesn't show as separate keyboard to configure

MBP 14,1 (13" 2017 two TB ports) At work I have a Dell USB-C dock that my external keyboard connects to - display is connected differently. There, like everywhere else I've seen this, when I connect ...
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Help with external monitor refresh rate

I have been working on a project, basically converting a tray-loading iMac G3 into a docking station for my 2017 MacBook Pro. I removed the motherboard and was able to find a VGA converter that ...
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Are there any utilities out there that allow you to manually define available screen area?

I have a spare 27 inch monitor that I'd like to use in vertical mode as a side monitor, but it's way too tall - are there any tools out there that allow you to manually define the effective usable ...
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Macbook Pro won't display on 2nd external monitor until restart

I happily run two external monitors from my Macbook Pro, one of these is a Toshiba TV and the other is an AOC 27" monitor. Occasionally after the computer goes to sleep by itself, when I wake it up ...
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How to fix blurry fonts on external monitor?

My setup: Macbook Pro 2018 15" (Mojave 10.14.4) AOC G2460PF 24" DP to USB-C cable. When I use the same monitor on Windows, I can see crystal clear but on mac fonts/texts seems to be low quality/...
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My 4K monitor won’t display anything above a resolution of 1280 x 720

I just bought a BenQ 4K 27inch PD2700U monitor and am trying to connect it to my MacBook Pro as an additional screen. The cable I am using is a DisplayPort to mini display port. It works fine on low ...
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MacBook Pro MiniDisplay to HDMI, Detects external display but the monitor is not getting input [duplicate]

I have a mid 2012 Macbook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.4. When I plug in the external monitor it detects the display however on the external monitor screen it say no input. I have checked all ...
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How do I disable retina mode/HiDPI on macOS Mojave on the built-in display of a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017)? [duplicate]

I want to test non-retina/non-HiDPI mode on macOS Mojave on the built-in display of a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017). I found articles that suggest enabling the option sudo defaults write /Library/...
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2018 MacBook Pro (w/ Touch Bar): Are all 4 thunderbolt/USB-C ports capable of supporting a monitor?

I have a fairly new 2018 13" Macbook Pro w/ touchbar. Only the two USB-C ports which are closest to the corners seem to support an external monitor. Is this expected behavior? To clarify, there are 4 ...
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How to chian two External Monitors with Macbook Air 2017 13" [duplicate]

About the Mac: Mac OS Mojave Version 10.14.4 (18E226) MacBook Air (13-inch, 2017) I wish to connect two external monitors with following specifications with my Apple device. one pure HDMI other ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 with 2 thunderbolt ports with triple monitor setup

I currently have a macbook pro with 2 thunderbolt 3 ports and integrated graphic card and a belkin dock that I use for work, but can't get work done with just 1 monitor. I have a triple 1080p monitor ...
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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Thunderbolt 2 port for small second display (ASUS MB169C+ Portable USB Monitor for eg)

MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Thunderbolt 2 port for small second display (ASUS MB169C+ Portable USB Monitor for eg) can I get a bidirectional adapter like the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to ...
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Best way to connect 2018 Macbook Pro to external display using a dock?

I have 2018 Macbook Pro with usb-c ports which I would like to connect a Dell UltraSharp U2715H monitor. (I have installed the DisplayLink software as recommended to ensure the monitor will work with ...
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Move notifications to smaller display on the right side

OS: High Sierra I have dual displays and want notifications in the upper-right corner of my smaller secondary display, which is to the right of my larger primary. Initially, in System Settings, I ...