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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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Macbook Pro (13 inch 2016) display flickering, but works fine in safe mode, or with external monitor. Why?

My Macbook Pro (13 inch, 2016, 4 thunderbolt ports, touchbar) has developed strange screen fault. The entire screen turns black, for a fraction of a second, and then returns to normal, then black, ...
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Display glitches on a MBPro 15 inch Late 2013 (base model) (video)

I have a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch with integrated graphics (base model), which has display glitches that occur sporadically. This seems to happen more often when an external display is ...
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Using SwitchResX to shrink active width/height of retina display

I have broken my Macbook pro display, and part of it became invisible. I found this application SwitchResX in which I could define custom resolutions and set some settings that decrease the active ...
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Macbook Pro mid 2015 + Dell P2721Q + DP - mDP cable not booting after restart in clamshell mode

I am pretty happy with the combo I have currently but this issue drives me nuts. I am using Macbook Pro 15" mid 2015 with Dell P2721Q 4k monitor connected with DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort ...
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Can the M1 MBP drive a 4K display at 60Hz when not in clamshell mode?

I have an M1 MBP. I connect it to my external display (DELL S2721QS) using a HyperDrive Viper hub. When my MBP is in clamshell mode, the external display works at 4K 60Hz resolution. When the MBP is ...
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How to get full resolution for LG 27UK650-W with MacBook Pro?

I bought a LG 27UK650-W monitor that has 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160). When I connect it to my MacBook Pro (2019, 16-inch, Big Sur), the fonts are huge. I had to switch from "Default for ...
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Pink windows headers

All windows headers are becoming pink after a while, like every several hours. I have to go to Display settings and change the color profile to any other and back to default — this is the only ...
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Decrease size of display used in Macbook Pro [duplicate]

The screen of my Macbook pro cracked from the bottom left, and vertical + horizontal lines appeared. While waiting to repair it, is there any way to decrease the used space from the display to fit ...
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How do I move a Chrome window to my secondary monitor which is on top in the layout?

My question is almost the same as this question except on difference. In that question the OP was facing trouble moving any window to the secondary monitor, which is on top in the layout, whereas in ...
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MacBook Pro becomes terribly Slow When Using The Secondary GPU

Whenever mac starts to use the secondary GPU (AMD Radeon), such as graphical tasks or when I use a secondary display, It becomes terribly slow. I can say that it must be a GPU problem because if I ...
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Low latency wireless monitor solution (2021)

It's 2021 and Wifi 6 is finally supported by Apple M1 MacBooks, so can anyone point me to a efficient (preferably dongle-less on the MacBook side) solution for wireless screen casting in extended mode ...
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Why does using M1 Macbook air in closed-clamshell mode slow down the WIFI significantly?

I am using M1 Macbook Air and when I connect it to an external display connected over HDMI cable, the wifi speed slows down tremendously. I don't know how these two are related to each other, but I've ...
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Black externals screens on MacBook 2012

Good day everyone, I could really use some help. I’ve been using a J5 create for my external monitors to work and all was fine. I decided I wanted to hook up 3 screens to my MacBook. I bring my ...

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