Questions tagged [display]

Display tag helps people find questions relating to internal displays, external displays, network displays and anything that lets you see visually data, status or alerts.

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Built-in MacBook screen recognized as a separate display

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro 13 inch. It was running macOS High Sierra and decided to try installing macOS Mojave using this patcher tool: http://dosdude1.com/mojave/. I successfully installed it ...
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Slight blue shade on my MacBook Pro

I am seeing a light blue shade on anything I open in my MacBook, it just started suddenly and I don’t have any idea why its happening. The image above shouldn’t have a blue cast. Is there a sequence ...
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MacBook Pro doesn't charge reliably, when being powered by USB-C monitor

I have a Lenovo ThinkVision p27h-20, which is a USB-C display, that can provide power and process video-/audio-signals all on the same cable. When I plug in the monitor, the MacBook almost always ...
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How do I connect my Apple Thunderbolt 2012 Display to my new Dell Laptop?

I recently bought a new Dell XPS 13, and I'm trying to connect my old 2012 Thunderbolt display to it. I used to connect the display to my old MacBook, via the thunderbolt 2 connector from the display, ...
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Mac heating up when conencting to an external display

This is a question that has already been discussed (Macbook pro 13" - 2017 - heating issues when connected to external monitor) but the discussion is 3+ years old I wanted to get an updated ...
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macOS on external monitor slows down after few days

This one is a long one, but I want to make sure the situation is clear :) I have MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2019, Intel Core i7 6 cores 2.7GHz with Radeon Pro 555X 4 GB and 16GB RAM) connected via ...
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Mirroring display in Recovery Mode with faulty lid sensor and LCD?

Today I bought a 2017 Macbook that has a water damaged LCD and a faulty closed-lid sensor. My intention is to factory reset it and use it as a build system (i.e. develop my app on my desktop, then ...
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How can I use the screen of a broken MacBook?

I have a 17” unibody MacBook Pro that is broken (the GPU and motherboard are gone). Is it possible to use its screen as an external display? I suppose it would need some kind of specific connection to ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 black screen

I have MacBook Pro 13 inch mid 2012 model.. Earlier MBP is running with macOS mojave ... later I upgraded with latest version “catalina” I found strange after upgrading macOS...few flickerings are ...
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2020 M1 MacBook Pro: Built-in display does not show entire desktop (truncates 300px from right and 200 px from bottom)

It seems like I have a desktop which is slightly larger than my screen. When I maximise a window the bottom portion (approx 300 pixels) and right portion (approx 200 px) are not visible. I can move ...
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VirtualBox slows down when in external monitor full screen mode. How can I fix it?

HOST MACHINE: Macbook Air 2017 GRAPHICS: Intel HD Graphics 6000 1536 MB MACOS: Big Sur 11.2.3 VIRTUAL BOX Version 6.1.18 r142142 (Qt5.6.3) Intel HD Graphics 6000: Type: GPU Bus: Built-In VRAM (...
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MacBook Pro M1 external display connection issue

I am trying to connect my 2020 MacBook Pro (M1) to an external display via a thunderbolt 3 dock. The dock is the Kensington SD5200T which supports M1 Macs with 1 external display. The screen I am ...
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Can I drive this 34 inch samsung display with my macbook pro?

I own a 13 inch early 2015 macbook pro and am in the market for an ultrawide display for my home office. I've landed on this display as a contender for purchase, but am worried that my macbook will ...
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Why does my external display run at a lower refresh rate when MacBook's lid is closed?

I'm on a 16 inch MacBook Pro connected to an LG 4k monitor connected via a USB-C to DisplayPort cable. The display runs perfectly fine at 4k at 60 Hz refresh rate when the laptop's lid is open. ...
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Connecting Samsung 1080p Monitor to 2014 MDP via HDMI/Mini-DisplayPort

This question is related to Unable to connect display(s) to MBP 13'' Mid 2014 via Tunderbolt / mini DisplayPort, albeit with a different monitor that may have a different cause. As per the ...
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Can mac os support greater than 2x retina (for a small 4k screen)?

I'm interested in a 4k portable monitor which is 14" in size. I believe it is mainly intended for use with iOS/Android, however it does say supports mac/win. The concern I have is that even at ...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut or app to *SWITCH* displays content?

Is there a free app or shortcut that I can switch my Mac's windows content from one monitor to the other monitor (assuming only two monitors) via the keyboard or app? I know there is a way to move ...
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Grayscale nightshift

is there a way on the Mac to activate a greyscale monitor option after a certain hour of the evening, just like you can do on samsung galaxy smartphones?
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Screenshot Dimension

When I go to About This Mac --> Displays, it shows I have a Built-in Retina Display with 2560 × 1600 display. However, when I try to take a screenshot with command + shift + 3, the dimensions for ...
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Screen freezes but mouse/keyboard/sound working

Lately I have been experiencing screen freezes when I am playing some games. Screen is locked, only mouse pointer moves. I can still hear and talk through vc and have sound from game. Keyboard is also ...
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Sudden greyscale shift on Macbook Air

I think this is a duplicate of an old question without a good answer: Display appears different on two accounts using same color profile My child was doing schoolwork on her school-issued Macbook Air. ...
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How do I turn off (sleep) one monitor?

I have an MBP (lid closed) that drives two monitors. However, I only once in a while need the second monitor. Is there a way to put it to sleep, without sleeping the other monitor? Note that the ...
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External displays keep getting back in the wrong order

I work with my macbook (16", 10.15.7) closed and plugged into two external monitors, with two Apple USB-C Multiport Adapter. One adapter has HDMI, Power and USB-A plugged, and is connected to my ...
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OSX cmd+tab behavior with multiple windows of same application and monitors [closed]

First of all, my question is not answered in any of the questions with the similar titles. My context is a little different. I have 2 monitors connected to my MacBook Pro. I opened 2 windows of Safari,...
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Group displays/spaces in mission control

Mission control has the binary options of either "Displays have separate spaces" or, if unchecked, all displays belong to the same virtual space (allowing you to have a window across 2+ ...
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Problems (consistently) Connecting 2 External Monitors to MacBook Pro (Late 2013) - Please Help!

I have been having issues to consistently be able to connect two external monitors (both HP Z23n G2 Displays) to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) and cannot pin down the problem. I connect ...
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Macbook external display rearranges homescreen

I've just set my PC moniter as primary screen when I plug in my MacBook (Air 2020) but it keeps rearranging my Homescreen. When I rearrange it so it fits my external display and unplug my laptop it ...
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Can MBP 16" ( Late 2019) retina screen can be replaced with non-retina non-Apple screen?

I am getting some lines on one end of the screen I went to Aptronix (Apple retailer in India) customer care they are saying its pressure damage. I have never dropped the laptop nor hit the screen ...
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Using MacBook Pro 13' (2019) in lower resolution in Windows (1280x800)

I know the native resolution for MacBook Pro 2019 is 2560x1600. Using this resolution makes everything very small in Windows 10 and its needed to use scales (for example 200x). Another solution for ...
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MacBook Pro not filling the entire screen of external display

I recently bought an LG 22MP68VQ, but when I connect it MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2016) + Big Sur OS + USB Connector + VGA Cable. But it's working fine when I am connecting an HP + Windows + VGA cable. ...
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Any way to modify DISPLAY similar to how it works for X11 with the macOS display system / window manager so other users can display on active display?

I have a scenario where I need to run graphical applications from other users from shell on the currently active display. In other words, I am logged in as user "A" and in Terminal I su to ...
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How to use Accessibility Shortcuts for enabling Display Color Filters?

As part of my evening routine, I have enabled Dark Mode and Night Shift to turn on in the evening. In addition, I like to turn on the grayscale/greyscale color filter option in System Preferences > ...
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MacBook Pro (16" 2019) Does Not Recognize Correct Resolution

I'm having a rather annoying issue with my MacBook Pro 16" 2019 device since upgrading to macOS Big Sur. Every time I plug my device to my 4K monitor into the device (via USB-C to USB-C, or USB-C ...
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Is there a way to switch virtual desktops on my monitors SIMULTANEOUSLY?

I have my laptop (M1, Big Sur 11.3 Build 20E5186d) and a second monitor. I split up my virtual desktops into "topics" so I can better handle the big amount of open windows and applications. ...
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External display resolution is broken after wake on M1

on my MacMini M1 I have the following problem: Very often (not always) when macOS (11.2.2) wakes up after some sleep time, the resolution on my main display (BenQ EW3270U) is broken in a very weird ...
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Macbook Pro gets slow frequently when connected to external monitor via HDMI cable

Hi I have a Macbook Pro (2019). Both my laptop and external monitor is getting slow frequently when i connect to a LG 4k external monitor. I am using typec to Hdmi adpater to connect to monitor. My ...
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M1 MacBook External Display Scaling

I just purchased an M1 MacBook Air that I would like to attach to an external display. When I do so, the video quality is pretty terrible. It almost looks like the the output is being slightly scaled. ...
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Disable iMac internal display without 3rd party software

I'd like to disable my iMac's internal monitor, and just use my external monitor instead. These are things I've tried/considered and didn't work: Software Solutions Set brightness to "0" - ...
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MacBook Pro 2019 (macOS Catalina) - Is it possible to automatically increase screen brightness to 100% when plugged in?

Currently - when unplugged, the screen brightness decreases I want to keep this functionality, but in addition I want the screen brightness to automatically increase to 100% when plugged in Is there a ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 2012 - 3840x1080 Resolution

Sorry not so good english. From Brazil. I have this Macbook: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP653?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US I want a monitor ultrawide49 (3840x1080). For working with coding php/...
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Connecting a MacBook Air with Thunderbolt 2 to a Monitor with HDMI and USB-C

I have a 13-inch MacBook Air Early 2015, resolution 1440 × 900 with thunderbolt 2 and USB-A. I want to connect it to a bigger display. Right now I am considering to buy an LG 27UK850-W 4K 27 inch ...
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Super long notifications: show more button to show full text in body

Sometimes the text of notification is super long and doesn't fit to the notification box. Thunderbird is not the best example for this but I'm adding it to give you an idea. As you can see there is ...
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How can I disable Auto-Lock on iPadOS 13?

I don't have the "never" option in Settings -> Display & Rrightness -> Auto-Lock.
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Monitor with hub/dongle functionality

Attached a picture of my dongle which I use to connect peripherals to my macbook. A bit of a shame with my shiny/mate macbook pro. I'm looking for a new monitor and I was wondering whether there are ...
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External display thinks it is on previous low-resolution one

If I use a low-resolution external monitor or video projector on my MBP 16"(2019) and later connect to a high resolution monitor, the Mac cannot recognize the new monitor, so the monitor only ...
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External 4k monitor low FPS

I have a 2020 (Intel) MacBook Pro 13-inch, with the 2GHz i5 and 16GB RAM: I've connected it to a Dell U2720Q 4K monitor: I'm using the USB-C to USB-C cable which came with the Dell to power the ...
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MacBook screen flickering and glitchy when HDMI is plugged into AV receiver

I have a mid 2015 15" MacBook Pro. Since updating from Yosemite to Mojave recently, whenever I plug my Denon AV receiver into the MacBook to listen to music on my sound system, the MacBook screen ...
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Full screen mode but just within window

Is it possible to use Full Screen mode, but keep it limited to the size of the window? As an example, if I am on a Zoom call, I might want to share a PowerPoint in Full Screen/Presenter mode, but ...
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Samsung G9 not working with MacbBook Pro 2012

I was using M1 Apple Macbook Pro but had to sell it for some reason but now I am back on my Macbook Pro 2012. I tried using the display port to HDMI on SAMSUNG - Odyssey G95 but my MacBook seems to ...
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How can I connect to an external monitor and charge my Macbook Pro with one wire?

I have a 2020 Macbook Pro (with the M1 chip). I also recently got an ASUS ProArt display which has an HDMI port, Display Port and some USB ports. I wanted to see if it's possible to connect the ...

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