Questions tagged [display]

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Mirrored screen turns off on mouse movement

I have a MBP (13-inch, 2019) running Catalina 10.15.7. It is connected to an external P27h-20 Display, which I've mirrored to an Artist 15.6 tablet. This has worked just fine in the past. I must ...
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Hidden menu bar is shown on wrong monitor

I have Automatically hide and show the menu bar selected in System Preferences > Dock & Menu Bar (macOS 11.1). On a single monitor, moving the mouse to the top of the screen shows the menu bar ...
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Can iMac 2017 5K 27' support 3 external monitors? [duplicate]

Does anyone know if the 2017 5K 27' iMac can support 3 external monitors? Mine is with Radeon Pro 580 8GB graphics, and can't make it work with 3 external monitors. Spec: Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017 3.8 ...
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How can I software disable a display?

I have a mac mini with two monitors but I often access it remotely over VNC. Screen Sharing (and other vnc clients) allow me to select a single display (or view both at once), but neither work well ...
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iPad as Mac Display: How to return to Mac desktop from iPad home screen?

I'm using my iPad as a secondary display. The menu bar icon on my Mac is blue (active), my Mac desktop is on the iPad. I press the iPad's home button. I'm now on the iPad's home screen. The Mac is ...
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How can I make my external display have the same brightness as my mac?

I'm having a Macbook Pro 15 2019, and the auto brightness function is very useful. Is there a way that it controls the brightness of my external screen the same as the built in one? I'm connecting ...
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Any general method for iPad to output in 1080p when connected to TV by HDMI?

Is there any way for an iPad Air to output to the resolution of a 1080p TV (via HDMI converter) that is not app-specific? I'm currently using an iPad Air with an adaptor that looks like this: From ...
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Cursor Lag / Stutter & Media Blacked Out

Wondering if anyone has a solution to the HDCP issues with external monitors. I'm fairly desperate for a solution. I have a 2019 MBP 16, and I’m having cursor lag/stuttering, and media is blacked out ...
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Big Sur 11.2.1 - no “Automatically Adjust Brightness” option on external DELL monitor. How to disable?

The option doesn't exist for my external monitor, even though I had it before the OS update when I had Catalina 10.15.7. The automatic brightness adjustment is driving me crazy. Can I disable it? ...
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Getting 5120 X 1440 @ 120Hz on a 2018 Mac mini

I recently just purchased a Samsung CRG9, which is a really great monitor. Only problem I have is that I’m not able to get the full 5120 X 1440 at 120Hz that the monitor is rated for. I can get the ...
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Windows Explorer stopped working after connecting external display (monitor) to My Apple Mac Book Air 2011

Earlier i was using Window 7 32 bit (bootcamp), and i have replaced my new SSD and load the windows 7 64 bit. After installing windows 7 64 bit, i was facing display driver issue due to incompatible ...
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iPhone wallpaper resolution when accounting for parallax effect

If designing a wallpaper for iPhone, how can I calculate the pixel dimensions when accounting for the parallax effect that some users prefer? For example, the iPhone 12 Pro Max display has a pixel ...
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Inconsistent color inversion on images on Mojave

Is there any way to get consistent color inversion on images when inverting colors on a MacBook Pro 2012 using Mojave? I use color inversion and light mode to get the darkest screen possible for ...
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What's the likely cause of this video display problem on my 2012 Macbook?

GIF of problem Mid-2012 Macbook Pro Retina Display on OS X High Sierra 10.13.6 I get this artifact on powering the unit up after it's been off overnight. It keeps glitching like this for 1 or 2 hours ...
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Macbook Pro two external display, one keeps blinking/turn-black

I recently set up 2 external displays to my MacBook Pro, 2017. 1 monitor is a Samsung 27" 4k, the second one is Dell 28" LCD. The Samsung is connected with this adapter and another one with ...
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Remember sound output device by display

Every time I plug in a secondary display to my iMac, I manually switch to the display's audio output, and then manually switch it back to my external speakers after I unplug it. Windows remembers ...
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Reuse a1708 display

I've been searching around if there is any control board for the a1708 display. I have a broken macbook pro laying around from where the cpu is broken. So I though maybe i can reuse the display as an ...
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Macbook 13 pro 2019, trying to connect 2 monitors

I'm using a "TBI Pro Adapter Adapti-13 Mini USB-C Hub" on my macbook 13 pro (2019) And I wish to connect my 2 PHILIPS monitors (243v5) they are the same but from diffrent years. I connected ...
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Dock Dual Thunderbolt 2 Laptops with dual hdmi out / dual screen sharing?

I have a 2013 Macbook pro and a 2015 Macbook air. The pro has a busted screen but works fine otherwise, it has two Thunderbolt 2 jacks. The air is fully functional, it has one Thunderbolt 2 jack. I ...
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MacBook Pro 2020 to turn on only external display while lid opened

MacBook Pro 2020 and Big Sur, Is it possible to keep the lid opened (to keep using the touchbar and trackpad), but turn off the internal screen, to allow only the external display? Note my settings ...
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What does the Legacy Video Card Patch do on the Mojave patcher?

I recently installed Mojave on a 2008 MacPro3,1 with a flashed Radeon R9 270X. Boot screen is fine, debug boot messages scroll by fine, but then when it gets to the login screen the display goes blank ...
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Can I connect a LED cinema display to an iMac late 2013?

I'm wondering if I can connect: LED Cinema Display (27-inch) to a: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) My conundrum arises because the iMac has only thunderbolt ports but LED Cinema Display uses a ...
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Share part of monitor in screen sharing apps

I have a Ultrawide monitor (21:9 aspect ratio 3440x1440px) and my colleagues find it annoying that when I share my screen on Zoom, Slack, Google Meet etc. it will get zoomed out so the wide aspect ...
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Can connecting 2 external monitors to a macbook pro damage it?

I have a 2020 MBP 16", and I bought two Dell P2721Q, which are capable of delivering up to 65W through the USB-C port. Could connecting 2 of these simultaneously somehow damage the computer? I ...
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How to troubleshoot 2013 Mac Pro without working display? (Recent MacBooks + iPads available if helpful; Catalina/Big Sur)

Briefly: Is there any way to test a Mac Pro (2013, cylinder model, Big Sur) without a working display — either without a display, or using a recent USB-C MacBook (particularly MBP 2019, MBP 2020, and ...
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How do I put just my external monitor to sleep?

I am trying to enable Hot Corners, 'Put Display to Sleep', but only on one of my displays to avoid distraction and light from my other monitor when not in use. Is there any way to achieve this through ...
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Only see “Off” option on AirPlay Display [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro and for some reason the AirPlay icon has disappeared from the menu bar. When I go to System Preferences → Displays, the status of AirPlay shows "Off" and there's no way ...
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Why are my menu bar and windows in my monitor going out of the screen edge? [duplicate]

This issue is really driving me nuts for a while. I have a Mac Book Pro and using a usb C hub with an hdmi port. I am running a HDMI connector to my monitor. Its fairly decent. Acer 27P with 1080 p ...
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Use a macbook pro 15 touchbar without display + integrated body

I have a 2016 MacBook Pro Touchbar but the LCD is badly damaged. I thought about removing the entire upper shell. I have an external portable usb-c monitor. Is it possible after disassembling the body ...
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Vintage Apple Studio Display stopped being recognized by MacBook Air High Sierra

I have a vintage Apple Studio Display that I love, and used to work great with my MacBook Air. Suddenly and without cause, the Mac does not detect the display. Troubleshooting steps done... I have a ...
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how to make everything open on external monitor

I m using MBP with a external screen. I want everything I open to open up in external monitor as I got really bad neck pain, so If I look down at laptop screen I can't do anything else due to pain. ...
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How to connect two Macbook Pro 2020 to one Thunderbolt Display?

I have a Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) and two Macbook Pro 2020. I tried to connect them both to the Thunderbolt Display using this approach but it didn't work for me. Is there a way to do this ...
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External Monitor Resolution not found

I have a somewhat old external monitor connected via HDMI to USB-C that has a resolution of 1366x768 which is not available on the extended list in the Display Preferences (holding option). Is there a ...
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Multi monitors with M1 Macbook Pro [duplicate]

I have Apple M1 MBP and want to use two external display monitors but out the box it is not possible. Is there a workaround them as I need 2 screen?
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2019 Macbook Pro, Thunderbolt 3 and monitor daisy chaining

Is there a way to make it work? I have Asus 27" VA279HAL and was considering buying Dell 34" U3419W. Dell monitor has USB-C with DP 1.4 Alt Mode, but no Thunderbolt. I've now realised I ...
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How do I change the resolution for the external monitor to 2048x1152 HiDPI?

I just got a Dell P2421DC monitor and connected it through USB-C to my MacBook Pro 13'' from 2017 running on Big Sur 11.1. I know that the font won't be all crisp and Retina is just way better anyways,...
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Apple Computers barely visible screen pixel grid noise

Few years ago I noticed that some of my friends Apple devices such as Macbooks, iMacs, Macminis have barely visible pixel grid over image. Mostly visible on gray-ish colors looks like very fine noise ...
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Use an iPhone 6 as a monitor for a Raspberry Pi via USB

I recently bought a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ but don't have a monitor to go with it. I know i can use my iPhone as a monitor with VNC Viewer but i don't really want to use that. Is it possible to use an ...
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iPhone 8 proximity sensor not working after display switch

so I've changed a splintered display including a new flex-cable with front camera, brightness and proximity sensor of an iPhone 8 for my first time and it is working nearly as wanted... nearly! The ...
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Principle of resolution scaling via External monitor (GPU performance)

I will demonstrate my idea on a 4K monitor, there are 4 options: Native 4K 1692p 1440p 1080p From What I undersrand, the 4K and 1080p should be on par when it comes to the GPU demands as the 1080p ...
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Preview assigned on all desktop on BigSur

After updating from Big Sur from Catalina I have encountered some problems with the Preview app. I use multiple Desktops (on the same screen) and after a pdf is opened, then when I switch to the ...
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Changing hue of blacks/dark colors to a purple/red-ish tint on my Macbook Air

Why is it that sometimes, the hue of the blacks or dark colors on my Macbook, especially apps that are made by Apple like finder, the dock, the menu bar, change their hue randomly to a purple-ish ...
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Apple Cinema Display support for HDCP

High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) was released in the mid-2000s, contemporaneous with the Apple Cinema Display line of external monitors: 23", 30" Apple Cinema Display 24&...
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What kind of adapter do I need to connect this external monitor?

I have a MacBook Pro 2017. I would like to connect an external monitor, an Asus MZ27AQ Designo 27” Monitor WQHD IPS DP HDMI Eye Care Monitor, but I'm unclear how or if this is possible. What kind of ...
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Can't connect two monitors via elgato 3 dock

I've got a MBP 2020 with 4 thunderbolt displays and Intel Iris Plus Graphics + an Elgato 3 Thunderbolt Dock. I can't connect two displays (both Dell U2415) via the dock. I've connected one display via ...
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iMac screen shows nothing after replacing hard drive

I replaced the hard drive on my iMac 8,1 (iMac 20-Inch "Core 2 Duo" (Early 2008)) per OWC's instructions with an SSD I had sitting around. I used a 2.5" to 3.5" adapter that would ...
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Is it ok if i frequently close lid of Macbook to use external display with heavy task in a long time?

I've just bought a new Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019. I'm a developer so I frequently open many of software such as Android studio, IntelliJ IDEA ... that leads to heat of my Macbook is always in range of ...
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TV connected via thunderbolt 3 port not working

I’m not sure if this is the appropriate place to post this question because it concerns Apple hardware but windows software. I have a thunderbolt 3 to hdmi cable connecting my iMac 5K retina (2017) to ...
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MacBook Pro 13'' (2020) with Dell TB16

I'm currently able to use an external monitor via HDMI connection thanks to Thunderbolt3Unblocker but very often after unplugging the dock my laptop restarts due to an error: this seems related to a ...
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How can I change the viewable area of my external display? [duplicate]

I dropped my external monitor and its top left corner is cracked. I no longer can see the top left section of my monitor. It's pixelated. If I'm in full-screen mode, I can't see this reigon of my ...

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