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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 Mac it starts charging. But didn'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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Rapid connection and disconnection of external monitor from M2 Pro Mac

I have an M2 Pro MacBook Pro running Sonoma 14.3 Previously, I could connect my MacBook to my external monitor, an HP Z32 (4k 60Hz) using a USB-C cable and have the display work. However, after ...
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MacBook Pro M3 detects monitor but got black screen

I am trying to connect my home screen via HDMI using a dock. It shows the monitor in the Displays tab in settings but I keep having a black screen on the external monitor. I also have a Dell laptop ...
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Choose which display MacBook Air (M1) uses on a Thunderbolt hub

I sometimes share my desk with a MacBook Air (M1) user, which only works with one external display. The Thunderbolt 3 hub (SD5200T) is connected to a 5k Studio display via Thunderbolt and a 1440p ...
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Macbook cannot connect to Dell external display with USB-C

Any mac device I own (Macbook Air 2020, Macbook Air M1, Macbook Air M2) does not connect to the Dell external display I own (u2723qe). Under the display settings, the monitors cannot be detected. The ...
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MacOS - Dim or Sleep external Display without cutting power to peripherals

I am using a MacBook (M1 MBP Sonoma 14.1.2) with an external display (BenQ P3). The screen acts as a hub and powers my audio interface and external hard drives. Currently my Mac will go to a ...
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TrueTone flickering when switching user accounts (display color changes briefly)

When I switch between logged in user accounts, I noticed TrueTone flickers (the display color shifts to TrueTone briefly). It turns on when switching to the next account for a few seconds, and then ...
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USB Display Device icon on menubar when I login

I have a MacBook Pro M1 running Sonoma. Every time I login, an icon associated with an application called "USB Display Device" shows up in my menubar. When I click on Show Diagnostics, it ...
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How to get Count of Number of Past Connected Displays

I'm on a MacBook Pro, MacOS version Sonoma 14.2. I've noticed that each time I connect to a new external display, my Mac is able to remember my configuration for it (and for any combinations of ...
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External display no longer works since upgraded to Sonoma 14

Using MacBook Pro with M1 silicon (2020); Dell S2318Nc monitor with HDMI and VGA outputs. I was using HDMI to HDMI. I have a bar with various connectors on my computer. Using that to power the MBP and ...
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External display works on MacBook Pro Ventura, but doesn't appear in System Setting - Displays

I'm using this external display: IPS 8.8inch 480x1920 TFT LCD Display Module with HDMI MIPI interface. It displays windows and the menu bar fine, but I don't see it in System Settings - Displays so I ...
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iPhone X screen issue

I have an iPhone X that recently had the screen replaced but now when it charges up to 100% the screen doesn't turn on. I have figured out that by unplugging the connection cables and plugging them ...
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Why is my iPad Air 5 treating connected displays as a duplicate screen?

Before purchasing an iPad Air 5 I saw several YouTubers demonstrating that once you connect an external display to an M1 iPad with an attached keyboard/mouse and enable Stage Manager it will treat the ...
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Radeon Hd2600xt to mid 2010 27" iMac under TDM [duplicate]

I want to use a mid-2010 27" im iMac as a monitor for a 2007 mac pro fitted with a Radeon Hd2600xt. My question is a simple one: Is a DVI to MDP cable the way to go to achieve this, and should it ...
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How to shrink UI elements on an external display beyond its native resolution

I am looking for an answer to help people who are in the following situation: They are using an external display The external display has resolution A x B The resolution in "Displays" (in ...
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Chime on power on but All Monitors are black

The Problem: I used my MBP-16 at 7am without any problem. At 9am I turn it back on, I hear the chime, but the screen is black. Plugging external monitor gets detected (gets the monitor out of sleep ...
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MacBook Air M2 - Clamshell mode does not work when using display port

Hoping to find a solution here. So my current setup is Monitor: Dell 34 Inch Model Number S3422DWG Docking Station: HP USB-C Dock G5, model number: 26D32AA My issue is if I use the display port ...
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Why doesn't my iPhone 11 connect to my external monitor via HDMI?

I want to connect my iPhone 11 (iOS 17) to my external monitor via HDMI. I use a Sharllen RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 4 in 1 Lightning to HDMI Adapter (picture), as well as a standard HDMI cable, which is ...
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How can I show macOS desktop on multiple displays

I have multiple monitors that I use with my laptop, and my desktop files (and widgets too now), only show up on the display I designate as primary. Without mirroring my displays, is there a way to ...
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What are the possible scaling / resolution options on latest macOS on an external QHD 1440p monitor?

What are the possible scaling/resolution options on the latest macOS on an external QHD 1440p monitor currently? I know that some people use external apps such as BetterDisplay that unlock resolutions ...
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Dragging a window to another monitor that has a fullscreen window

Working with a multi-monitor setup (MacBook screen and external monitor) I stumble over this very annoying little problem (that seems to be a bug) quite often. When there is a window in fullscreen ...
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Is it possible to rotate the screen on an M1 or M3 iMac?

The option to rotate the screen has disappeared from the Display settings. After much searching, I have not found a definitive answer: Is it possible to rotate the screen on the new iMacs? I'd like to ...
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Mac monitor connected, but not showing up in display settings

I accidentally rotated my external monitor 90 degrees and now the setting to switch it back is not showing up. My external monitor works, I can use it and see the desktop, but the Display Settings ...
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How is it possible to configure the display on a Macbook to shrink icons like this?

Below is a picture of two Macbook laptops. The one on the left conforms to every Macbook I've seen. The one on the right has all of the system icons and fonts slightly too small to be comfortable. ...
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Non-Retina (non-IPS) Display on Mac

I experience bad headaches and dizziness from Retina (IPS) Displays. All new Mac laptops have Retinas. I am currently using a 2012 Macbook Air (non-retina). Are there any *new Mac laptop that can run ...
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External monitor turns off randomly (+ during software update prompts)

I have a MacBook Pro 2014 connected to an external LG monitor via (stock) HDMI. The monitor turns off randomly every now and then: the only pattern that I could notice is, it turns off every time a ...
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Acer monitor inbuilt speaker option not working on MacBook Pro

I am using a MacBook Pro with an Acer monitor, but I am not getting audio output. I also tried selecting a speaker from the Menu Bar (attached screenshot) However, when I saw on the Acer page it ...
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Display all windows on internal display if external is connected but off? [duplicate]

I have placed some windows on my external display. However, whenever the external display is connected but turned off, those windows do not appear on the internal display and I cannot reach them ...
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When opening lid, cursor stays in external display

So I have been using an external display for a long period of time for MacBook Air, sometimes when I open the MacBook Air M1 lid, everything goes from the external display except wall paper and date ...
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MacBook Air M1 connected to Dell U2723QE: Sound output yes, sound input no

I bought the Dell U2723QE monitor and connected through USB-C (not HDMI or DP) to MacBook Air M1, while I can still get the sound output to M1 while playing a video for example, there is no input ...
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How to auto-off screen and close noisy apps on iPhone after 10 minutes of inactivity at night?

Background My mom enjoys TikTok on her iPhone at night. She often unknowingly falls asleep with it on, playing TikTok all night (I guess TikTok blocks the screen auto-off while running), shortening ...
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High CPU usage when connecting to external display

My MacBook Pro 13 inch, M1, 2020 becomes very slow when connected to an external display. Just updated to the newest MacOS Sonoma 14.0. Doesn't help. All the programs' CPU usage seems to go up. The ...
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Blurry fonts on external display MacBook Pro M1 Pro MacOS Ventura

I have a 1440p 27" external display with MacBook Pro M1 Pro with Ventura connected. I found a lot of info about blurry fonts, HiDPI etc and people recommend using BetterDisplay. So now I have a ...
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Display Resolution

On my MacBook Pro, the System Report says that the resolution is "2560 x 1600 Retina". But when I use the Free Ruler app, it says that 1280 x 800. That's with resolutions set to "...
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How does Apple's ProMotion display technology affect visual performance?

I switched from a 16 inch M1 MacBook Pro to a 15 inch M2 MacBook Air and realized the Air lacks ProMotion. After comparing tasks like scrolling in (native) apps, or panning and zooming in Figma, I don'...
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MacBook turns external monitor on when fully charged

My MacBook Air M2 is connected with a USB-C cable to an external display (Samsung S27H850QFU). When I leave my desk without shutting the display down, the MacBook will show the 'x%' notification on ...
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External monitor (Samsung Odyssey G9) does not respond until restart Macbook Pro (16 inch 2019) even using CalDigit TS4

I believe now I have tried every possibile solution to get my Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019 to work with the Samsung Odyssey G9 (LC49G97TSSNXDC). Well, it kind of works: when I first start my Macbook, if ...
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consistent resolution/scaling on many external displays

TLDR How can I set the text size on any externally connected monitor automatically? Details My company moved to a new office with about 400 'freefloating' desks. Every morning, I arrive, find a free ...
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How to use Airplay to connect to my Samsung monitor that doesn't support Airplay?

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2015. Its ports are getting a bit flaky (both HDMI and Thunderbolt), but otherwise it works great. I have a Samsung UHD monitor that is also quite nice (Samsung Business ...
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Why do I have three (?!?) “Color LCD” profiles under “Displays” in macOS?

Why the heck do I have three (?!?) “Color LCD” profiles under “Displays” in macOS? Screenshot below of what I see when I go the “Displays > Color profile” selection list. I assume it is a mistake ...
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