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MacBook Pro 15" screen resolution way too high, unable to change resolution

After laptop restart, my MacBook Pro 15" thinks my main laptop display is 47" screen. Resolution is showing 2880 x 1800 pixels and there is no other resolution available to be selected. I tried using ...
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How to automatically turn off touchbar only when second monitor is connected?

Is it possible to automatically disable/turn off the touch-bar on macOS Mojave when I connect to a second monitor? I find it annoying to see the touch-bar light up every time I type or mouse click ...
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Mirror vs Extend display performance

Plugging in a external monitor to be the only display on a MBP requires clamshell mode (which is not a viable option for many; the MBP gets very hot). So I have a hotkey set to dim the built-in ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 13 inch - Display turns off whenever I physically adjust it

Whenever I try to adjust the angle of my screen my display just turns off. I know the Macbook itself doesn't turn off because I can still hear sound and the keyboard is still lit up. But if I try to ...
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Can MacBook Pro late 2011 DisplayPort work with Asus MG279Q?

My MBP has 8GB RAM but otherwise standard, on OS 10.13.6. Using Mac's Mini-Displayport to Monitor's DisplayPort (Asus cable) the MBP recognises the monitor and offers various resolutions including ...
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not mirrored ext screen - save set-up

in relation to this What Window Management Options exist for OS X? Is there a way or one of these apps or another app that would allow me to save my ext screen set-up when I'm in separate (fn/Cmd/F1 -...
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MacBook Pro can't get more than 2048 x 1152 on my QHD Dell monitor through Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (4K capable)

Short story: My MacBook Pro (Retina 13" Late 2012) can't run 2560 x 1440 on new QHD monitor (Dell S2719DM - Only has HDMI ports) through a 4K Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. Why and how to fix? ...
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MacBook does not sleep when lid is closed while connected to an external monitor

I am trying to disable the "clam shell" mode of my MacBook (13" early 2011 Unibody) running macOS High Sierra. I want the computer to sleep when the lid is closed even when it is connected to power ...
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Connect MBP Late 2014 to Samsung LC49J890

I have some doubts about how to connect my MacBook Pro 2014 to this Samsung monitor to get the resolution of 3840x1080. The problem comes with the use of a docking station, therefore I will not use ...
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Disabling MBP display with external monitor connected in Clamshell Mode - Works with DP->DVI, but not DP->DP

I have an issue discussed previously on Ask Different but have not found a solution in my use case. I have macOS High Sierra installed on a MBP 6,2 (i.e. a vintage 15" i5, mid-2010, NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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monitor displays shows no picture in display settings and goes black randomly

This is my first question so please pardon my mistakes. I use a Mid 2017 MacBook Pro with a HP V270 Monitor. The monitor connects fine using a USB-C to HDMI cable but the issue I'm having currently is ...
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Desktop items disappear from screen and finder solely due to second monitor

I have a second monitor. When I connect the monitor to my Mac Pro by HDMI the desktop items automatically disappear. The strange thing is that they don't just disappear from the actual desktop but ...
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Connect a Thunderbolt display and a DisplayPort display to the same MacBook Pro

I'm trying to connect the old generation LG UltraFine 4k Display (USB-C DisplayPort) and the old generation LG UltraFine 5k Display (USB-C Thunderbolt) to a 13" MacBook Pro from 2019 (with 4 ...
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Macbook Screen Graphics Glitching From One Frame To Another

My MacBook Pro (13.3 inch, MacOS Sierra 10.12.15,Late 2017) started to have grey horizontal lines appearing on my screen in Mid 2018. At first I thought it was not very serious and could deal with it, ...
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Viewing external video input over mini displayport [duplicate]

I use an iMac as a nice large external display for a laptop on occasion. However swapping between the external input and the OSX desktop view means I can't view both at the same time (Cmd+F2). I ...
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Can my Early 2013 15“ MacBook Pro connect to a 30” Apple Cinema Display… or two?

Someone in my area is selling some 30" Apple Cinema Displays for a pretty decent price and I'm thinking about getting one for my home office to use with my Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro. From what I ...
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Dell D6000 thunderbolt hub and macbook pro 2018

I have the a dell thunderbolt hub D6000 which is connected to two displays via DisplayPort and the hub is connected into my Macbook pro 15” 2018. I have the latest DisplayLink driver installed (5.0.1)....
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Thunderbolt 2 Dock - Display stops working after waking from sleep

I recently bought a used Elgato Thunderbolt 2 dock off ebay and everything seems to be working fine apart from this display issue. Here are some details of the issue: The monitor is connected to ...
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MacBook Pro internal display resolution wrong

I've got an early 2013 MacBook Pro with an external display connected via HDMI to the in-built port. The system shows that the resolution of built-in display (15-inch Retina) is 2880 x 1800, while the ...
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Thunderbolt VGA adapter not working on Macbook Pro Retina late 2013

Good morning everyone. I'm Italian so sorry for my english. Yesterday was in trouble. I am a video operator and I was at the theater, connecting my American Macbook Pro Retina Late 2013 (macOS Mojave)...
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Fonts Choices Can Not be seen at Night

The font choice are on the right side of the screen on Pages. At night I have to click on a font choice for it to be visible. In the day they are easily readable. This just started happening on my ...
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On macOS Mojave how to use 100hz instead of 60hz for other than native resolution

I have a Samsung LC34H890WJU 4k@100hz monitor connected via USB-C to my Macbook Pro 18",running macOS Mojave At native resolution there are no issues - 100hz works just fine When switching to other ...
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Resize display resolution of a macOS Mojave guest running in VMware Fusion 11.1

➥ How does one change the screen resolution of their macOS Fusion guest? On my Mac mini (2018) running macOS mojave 10.14.5, I am running VMware Fusion 11.1 with a BenQ 4K monitor on DisplayPort. ...
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Macbook Pro will not connect to 3rd monitor [duplicate]

I have: 2018 15" MacBook Pro. A startech dock with 2 display ports A simple usb-c to hdmi adapter I am currently using the dock to run 2 monitors + the macbook screen. I was hoping I could hook up ...
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Connecting 3 monitors to stationary windows pc [migrated]

I am using: CPU: i5 4460 ram: 16gb ddr3 GPU: r9 270x I would like to connect my pc to 3 monitors simultaneously, 2 LG pc monitors AND Toshiba LCD TV. I am being able to connect only 2 displays ...
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Is there a way to auto spectacle every app / window that I open from different programs upon opening?

I recently bought a 2019 mac book pro and am a new user to mac os, it has been quite the learning curve and there are still many quirks and features I don't quite like about mac os understand. For ...
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Problems with using HP 27fw external display on a MacBook Pro when running macOS

I am using a MacBook Pro 2017 running on macOS High Sierra. When I use it with the HP 27fw external display the quality of display output is not good. The fonts are not sharp and overall the ...
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Chrome crashes but stays displayed on external screen and I can't remove it

I've got MacBook Pro with macOS Mojave 10.14.6 and an external monitor connected through "j5create JDC 381" USB-C to HDMI adapter. Weird thing sometimes happens when using Chrome - when it's on the ...
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Connecting MacBook Pro to multiple monitors, one in portrait (vertical) mode

I‘ve got a 2015 13“ MacBook Pro and want to connect 2 external monitors. One LG ultrawide (resolution 2160x1080) and a Full HD Monitor rotated to be vertically upright (resolution would be 1080x1920). ...
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Why won't my external display detect its native resolution?

3 days ago I bought a Dell SE2219HX display (22") and connected it to my non-retina MBP mid 2012 model. I also own a HDMI extension that is to be connected to the display port but for some reason it ...
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Change Screen Resolution for Mac Built-in VNC (Screen Sharing)

I am attempting to connect to a MacBook Pro from a Mac Pro with a 2560x1600 monitor using the built in screen sharing client. I would like to be able have the connection fill the entire screen, but ...
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Early 2013 Retina display on Late 2013 MacBook Pro 13 inch compatibility

Does a MacBook Pro 13 inch Retina late 2013 work with an early 2013 Retina display? As far as I know just the webcam cables are different. Does that mean that the display works just without the webcam ...
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Issue with WiFi and MacBook Pro when connected to external Monitor

I have recently been having issues with my WiFi connection (on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks) when my laptop is in clamshell mode and connected to an external 4k monitor. I use a USB-C to HDMI ...
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Can I limit my dock to only show up on the main display?

I use 2 external displays with my Macbook. I use the Macbook's display as my main display and only want the dock to ever show up on this display. Is this possible? Right now when I mouse to the bottom ...
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Pointless USB on my Apple Monitor?

I have an external Apple Display monitor wit x3 USB ports on the back. They dont charge my phone at all, or do anything at all as far as I can figure out. How can i use them?
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Macbook Air 2017 128 gb storage, 8gb RAM

my macbook air 2017 fell from about 3 feet. i can see the backlight on keyboard working when it turns on and the chime is also audible but my display remains black. can i try anything to make it work ...
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MacBook Pro 2011: vibrating horizontal dotted lines all over the screen

I have had the well known AMD GPU failure on my 2011 MacBook Pro. Thanks to the instructions of Nimesh Neema, I have successfully disabled the AMD GPU and enabled the onboard Intel GPU. Fantastic! ...
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Connect my 2015 Macbook Pro to my 2019 iMac as an external monitor

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro (Thunderbolt 2 port) for which I would like to use my iMac 2019 (USB-C Port) as an external monitor. What type of adapter and cable should I buy to make this work?
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Dual external monitor with Macbook pro, second one glitching

I'm using this MB Pro: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro - Space Gray 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory 256GB PCIe-based SSD Intel Iris Graphics ...
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MacBook Pro with two external monitors : one is flickering

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) version 10.14.5. A first monitor (DELL P2719HC) is connected through thunderbolt 3 while a second monitor (DELL E2313H) is connected ...
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ASUS Touch Monitor and Mac OS 10.13

I have on my desk an ASUS VT229, a multitouch monitor. I attached it via a docking station to my MBP (HDMI + USB port for touch recognition) and it works well with Windows (7 & 10, running in my ...
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My screen isn't working, how can I connect to an external monitor?

My MacBook Air 2015's screen isn't working so I can't see anything I'm doing. Is there a way to connect it to an external monitor? EDIT: The issue has been solved. I tried plugging it into a ...
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Changing external displays for Macbook Pro without rebooting

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro (touchbar, 4 USB-C ports). I have 4 separate desks I work at, each one with a CalDigit TS3 Plus hub and two external monitors. Each hub and its pair of monitors are ...
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Can I use the built-in camera of my Apple Cinema Display on Windows 10

I have a 27" Apple Cinema Display (non Thunderbolt) working fine on Windows 10, except for the built-in camera that is not being recognized. Is there any way to activate it or any drivers that I can ...
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Thunderbolt 1.0 with New Monitors [duplicate]

I have never connected my MacBook to external monitors. I know I can use the HDMI port, but I was wondering about the Thunderbolt 1.0 port (I have 2 ports). I am using a Mid 2012 15" retina MacBook ...
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VNC client like x2vnc

x2vnc is a program that lets you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. The overall result is that it works like a dual-display workstation, where ...
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iPhone X 'Short' Press failure

I observed an iPhone X that would not respond to the 'short' press: applications (including settings) would not open. "long press" of the applications worked as expected. I do not have the right ...
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Can I use two 5K and one 4K LG UltraFine displays simultaneously with a 2019 15" MacBook Pro?

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019) - Technical Specifications page says the following about video support: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display at millions of colors and: ...
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Does replugging a Thunderbolt display necessitate a system restart?

Is there any danger in hot-plugging and un-plugging an external (Apple) Thunderbolt monitor (from USB-C), or is it safer to shutdown the computer first?
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External Monitor Ghosting (MBP 2016)

I tried to connect an Eizo Flexscan EV233W to My Macbook Pro using an SVGA cable (suspiciously cheap, but the only one available) and a VGA - Type C adapter. The image on the external display was ...