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Prevent screen dimming on Low Power Mode on macOS

When Low Power Mode is enabled on macOS, the screen seems to dim (even if the "Slightly dim the display on battery" option is disabled in Battery settings). However, when low power mode is ...
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How can I access recovery mode if MacBook boots up to folder with a flashing question mark and the screen is broken, needing an external monitor?

Thanks for looking into this, this one is a bit of a mess. I have an intel MacBook Pro with a broken screen. The only way I have found to get an external monitor to work is to close the lid as soon as ...
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Flip applications between multiple screens (maximized)

I have a dual-monitor setup with my MacBook Pro screen as the secondary monitor and an external monitor as the main one. I keep several apps maximized, like Chrome and Teams. I usually keep Teams on ...
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Spotlight search not showing up on display in focus

I have connected my macbook to an external display. My MacBook screen is currently on focus. When I try to bring up the spotlight search with keyboard shortcut, it shows up on my external display. ...
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Focus External Display When Moving Mouse

I have an external monitor attached to my MacBook. When my mouse crosses from my MacBook into the external display, I often run a keyboard shortcut to close a tab on the external display. The problem ...
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Starting Expert Mode of Display Calibrator Assistant in macOS 14 [duplicate]

How do we get into the "Expert Mode" of Display Calibrator.app on macOS 14 and beyond?
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MacBook Pro M1 Pro - Internal monitor removed but still shows in System Prefences

I recently removed my internal display from my M1 MacBook Pro (screen was damaged, internaly the connections were fine). After removing the screen and running the MacBook Pro as headless with an ...
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Can any of the MacBook Pro computers with Apple Silicon drive an external monitor at higher than 60 hertz refresh rates?

I know some of the MacBook Pro models offer ProMotion Display, meaning a variable refresh rates going higher and lower than 60 hertz, on the built-in/internal monitor/display. But can any of the ...
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Why do all windows move to main display after a lock screen or sleep?

Trying to figure out why after a sleep or screen lock, when my system is awakened all open windows are moved to the main display. Both displays are Apple Thunderbolt 27" Displays and both are set ...
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WIN + SHIFT + RIGHT/LEFT arrow alternative for Mac with multiscreen setup

In Windows when I used multiple screens connected to my laptop, I loved a feature Win + Shift + Right/Left arrow to send tabs/windows to other monitors, is there something like that for macOS?
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Screen flickering with vertical lines

I have an external monitor, Samsung U32R59x, that starts to flicker with vertical lines under certain conditions. My computer is a Macbook Pro, 2022, with an M2-processor. MacOS was reinstalled once I ...
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MBA 2022 crashes with "DCP PANIC - No device added after powering on the rails"

My MacBook Air M2 2022 (16G, 512 GB SSD) crashes sporadically under certain circumstances. This happens for example when I accidentally move my external mouse after closing the lid. If an external ...
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How to prevent terminal windows from resizing after disconnecting external monitor?

My Terminal windows are 80x24. I usually use my MacBook in clamshell mode connected to my studio display. When I disconnect my Mac to work on the built-in display the windows get resized to 84x24. So ...
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Why can't I adjust volume and brightness simultaneously using buttons on my Mac?

I've noticed that on my Mac, I'm unable to change the volume and brightness at the same time using the keyboard buttons. For example, when I press the volume up or down buttons while also pressing the ...
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How to set font/ui size without changing resolution and refresh rate

I just got the philips envia 27M1C5500VL and installed it correctly for my desktop. However when I wish to use the macbook with it, I notice that all text is abysmally small. This is due to the high ...
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How to Open Apps on the Active Monitor in a Dual Display Setup with MacBook?

I’m using a MacBook with a dual monitor setup. Whenever I activate the dock on my second screen (where the spotlight also appears), any applications I open default to the MacBook’s primary screen ...
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Can an iMac 5K's Display be overclocked to a higher refresh rate with the right display controller?

I was looking at iMac 5K models and found out that some people have successfully gutted them and turned them into external displays by installing a third-party display driver board, such as this one [...
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problem with display size after disconnecting external display and changing user account

Here is the problem I am facing. I am logged in into 2 accounts, A and B, and have been using both accounts with an external display. Then, while on account A, I unplug the display and switch to ...
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Distortion and window sizing issue on external display, when refresh is higher than 30

I have been using this setup (Macbook Pro M2 + Philips 276E display) since at least November and haven't had a single issue with it until now. As you can see in the youtube video I've linked to below, ...
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Applications moving between desktops when disconnecting external monitor

I have set up 7 desktops, when I'm not connected to an external monitor they all appear on my laptop display, when I am connected to an external monitor Desktop 1 is active on my laptop display and ...
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When I am presenting from macOS, can I temporarily freeze content on the external display while I set up the next scene?

Is it possible, natively or with a software, to allow a mac that is mirroring onto an external display to freeze that display so that the macbook may change scenes and then unfreeze the frame. For ...
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Change the resolution on a headless Mac Mini server on MacOS Sonoma (arm64)

I have a Mac-Mini 2023 running MacOS Sonoma that runs without display accessed via VNC. In system settings there is no way to change the display resolution. At the moment it shows 1920x1080 but I want ...
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Fonts got fuzzy/chunky after reconnecting monitor

System is MacMini M1 2020 running Sonoma 14.4.1, Monitor is HP 24mh - 1920x1080. UPDATE: All the info below was true, except that what I hadn't done was disconnect the power to the monitor. I had just ...
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Can you get 1440p on external monitor via Mini DisplayPort to HDMI converter on MacBook Air (mid 2012)?

Is it possible to get 1440p over an adapter (Mini DisplayPort to HDMI) on an external display on MacBook Air (2012)? The adapter supports 4k, and the HDMI cable does too. Still, I don't get the ...
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How to get the login screen to use screen mirroring in macOS 14?

I have an M1 Mac Mini running macOS 14.4.1 that is partially headless. It's always connected to a headless HDMI dummy plug, and occasionally I connected a portable Thunderbolt screen to it. I always ...
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Mac screen sleeps shortly after Mac woken by pmset

I am waking my Mac mini (M2)every morning with the command: sudo pmset repeat wake MTWRFSS 6:59:50 but after a few seconds the screen goes black. In System Settings/Lock screen I have: Start Screen ...
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How can I use an ultra-wide Dell monitor with a MacBook Pro?

I have a 2020 MacBook Pro running Monterey 12.6, with four Thunderbolt 3 ports. I recently upgraded from a 20" external monitor to an ultra-wide 34" Dell 3422DWG and find that I cannot ...
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How to prevent a Mac from switching Desktops/Spaces around monitors/displays

I have a Macbook Pro, with Sonoma, and a set up with 3 monitors: Left: laptop monitor as Extended display Middle: central monitor as Main monitor Right: right monitor as Extended display All ...
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Fans on my MacBook Pro (intel) keeps running if I use scaled resolution on my external monitor

I just got the Dell UltraSharp 27" 4K monitor and Mac OS sets the default resolution to 1920x1080. If I change it to some other higher resolution e.g. 2560x1440, then the fan on my MacBook keeps ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro screen flicker after about 20 minutes?

I am using 13-inch MacBook Pro (2017), Two Thunderbolt 3 ports. After use of ~20 minutes my MacBook Pro screen starts flickering I don't know what is the issue however it works with external monitor. ...
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How to achieve 6k @ 60Hz on Mac Pro 5,1 with RX 6600?

I have a Mac Pro 5,1 running macOS Monterey via Open Core Legacy Patcher (OCLP) and I just purchased a flashed RX 6600 video card from MacVidCards.eu. According to the specs on the MacVidCards website,...
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MacBook Pro screen went out, have an external monitor

My MacBook Pro screen went out but I have an external monitor. Any ideas on how to get the main screen on the external without being able to see system settings?
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Samsung U28R552UQR via HDMI + USB‑C Digital AV Multiport Adapter – bad quality

I have two Samsung U28R552UQR displays. One is connected via DisplayPort–to–USB-C, the other one via HDMI + Apple's own USB‑C Digital AV Multiport Adapter. The one connected via HDMI looks ...
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macOS Sonoma 14.4 breaks moving the "zoomed in" area while zoomed in

As of at least macOS Sonoma v14.4, part of the system accessibility feature of being able to zoom in on a portion of your screen, seems to be broken. Specifically it broke the ability to move the ...
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How to Force an Application to Open in a Specific Monitor

How can I assign an application to, by default, open in a specific monitor? I have an additional monitor that is connected via HDMI to my Macbook, which allows me to use the two screens as if they ...
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True tone and night shift not working after updating MacOS from 14.3 to 14.4

I have this very annoying problem after doing the minor version upgrade of MacOS (14.3 to 14.4). After restarting the machine, the color profile was very different on my external monitor (HP U32 4K) ...
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MacBook Pro 13 2017: Built-in display flickering, no problem when connecting to an external display

Same problem as this problem "My MacBook Pro's built-in display started flickering (screen goes black) a few weeks ago. Most of the time the flickering stops by itself randomly after a couple of ...
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Dark colours strobing on external display plugged in via HDMI with MacBook

I've noticed that my screen was slightly strobing when my MacBook is plugged in via HDMI to my LG TV. The issue does not repro when there's lighter colours, and it also doesn't repro on the Mac's ...
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ubuntu 22.04 on iMac 2012 - 27" - external screen and nvidia drivers [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 22.04 on an iMac 2012 fusion drive - to my great satisfaction. (Dual boot with OSX / MacOs Catalina) The only problem I had was that I could not get an external 27" monitor to ...
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Can I generate screenshot in 2x mode with any screenshot tool on macOS?

Currently, if I take a screenshot e.g. 1000x1000, it provides a 1000x1000 image. Ideally, I want to be 2000x2000. Is it possible to take screenshots in 2x/retina resolution with the default screenshot ...
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Apple watch face went blank after i put it on the charger

About to go for a walk, i put it on the charger even though it still had power. Instead of the usual indicator of remaining charge, a little green daisy appeared. Then the face went blank. I left it ...
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Can I list/edit/remove the "remembered" display settings for different multi-monitor setups?

I've had various single-external-monitor setups previously, and now I have two external monitors. MacOS seems to remember some previous ones and since one monitor takes slightly longer to wake up, it ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 15" USB-C display connection issue

I'm having a horrible experience with my personal Mac (MBP 2017 15") and a USB-C display. When the USB-C cable is connected to the Mac it starts charging. But doesn't recognize it as an external ...
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Desktops move to wrong displays upon wake

I'm running Sonoma with 2 external displays, one via HDMI, and one via USB-C. The USB-C display has 3 virtual desktops, and the HDMI one a single virtual desktop. The vast majority of the time (every ...
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Monterey: Show two Spaces side by side on one physical monitor

I frequently share my desktop on Zoom (and similar tools). I might be tiling or swapping between a few Chrome windows, a PDF viewer, an SSH session, etc. I sometimes use a big wide monitor that gets ...
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Macbook Air M1 Not Mirroring Display to Dell Monitor with USB-C, although USB-C charging through the Dell monitor is OK

I am experiencing an issue with my MacBook Air M1 (2020, Sonoma 14.3) and Dell monitor (model P3221D), which supports USB-C. Until recently, I used the Dell monitor as my primary display without any ...
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Rotate a specific window not the entire display Mac

I know how to rotate the main display and external displays using system settings in macOS. However I want to only rotate the window an application appears in not the entire display. There are no ...
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Audio Not Working on Samsung Monitor via Thunderbolt

I have a 2022 13' MBA connected to a Samsung TU872 32-inch 4k Viewfinity monitor via Thunderbolt. It displays the screen just fine, but the audio doesn't work. The speakers do show up in settings and ...
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Using External Monitor & Camera with Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro 2019 with decent spec. I plug it into a normal 21" external monitor. I also use an external webcam for my video call (Logitech C920e). This is a very normal workflow. But the ...
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Why can't one Mac use the other one's display as an "Extended or mirrored display" (whereas the other can in reverse)?

Two MacBooks: (A) MacBook Pro 13 2019 (Sonoma 14.3) (B) MacBook Pro 14 2023 (Sonoma 14.3) A can use B's display as an "Extended display". But, the other way around, B can't A's. Any idea ...
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