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Using Macbook Pro is the external monitor driven by the dedicated GPU or the integrated graphics chip?

I am using a 2019 Macbook Pro which has a: AMD Radeon Pro 5300M 4 GB, and also a Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB When I connect an external display, what graphics card drives this display? How can I ...
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Why don't I get the max resolution supported by my external monitor when I select default for display in my Macbook Pro?

I have a 4K LG monitor. Model #27UD58. The max resolution supported by the monitor is 3840x2160x32@30 but when I select default for display setting (recommended) in System Preferences > Display it ...
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MacBook Pro dims display to 50% when charging cable is removed

When I remove the charging cable, the brightness of the screen is reduced to 50% from 100%. If I plug the cable back in, then it goes up to about 75%. It then drops again to 50% when I remove the ...
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Does the "Larger text" VS "More space" trade-off in Display preference affect the 4K resolution of an external monitor?

I am using my Macbook Air M1 2020 with a new external 32" 4K monitor I just bought since the file names' character size, or the Chrome bookmark text is too small. Hence, I noticed I could just ...
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Display Resolutions - fewer options after updating macOS to 12.3

I've just installed macOS 12.3, and in doing so it's removed all the resolution options for my 40" dell U4021QW monitor. I held down Option and clicked "Scaled" to set a custom ...
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Mac mini not showing picture after changing resolution

I just updated my 2018 Intel Mac mini to macOS 12.3, and after updating I tried changing the resolution on my monitor, but got a blank screen after the log-in screen that would normally show my ...
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MacBook Air M1 does not recognize external monitor via USB-C port

I have the following issue. I bought a MacBook Air M1 (basic version) and I wanted to connect it to my external monitor (Samsung C34H890WJUX Curved monitor) via USB-C. MacBook battery is charging when ...
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Can't use MacBook after updating with broken screen

My screen is totally broken and displays full black. I was using my MacBook Pro 2019 using an external screen. After an update, using the external screen no longer works. I have tried in many external ...
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Any way to turn off the display of MacBook automatically when closing the lid without sleeping?

I use my Mac (2021 MBP 14') for music when studying and would like to close the lid and have the music (from Spotify) continue to play by following this tutorial on stopping MacBook from sleeping with ...
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iMac displaying abnormal picture shortly after powering on

iMac 27" - Late 2012 Model# A1419 Customer said they had the motherboard previously swapped out at another repair shop. Displays abnormal picture with lines running vertically and horizontally. ...
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Macbook Pro taking out broken screen

I have a Macbook Pro 16 inch 2019 A2141. The screen is broken and it asks for a firmware password. I am gonna bring my macbook to apple to remove the firmware password but then my screen is still ...
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MacBook Air M1 with ultrawide monitor

I have a 13” MacBook Air M1 laptop, and I'm planning to buy a 35” ultrawide monitor for work. Any issues or concerns to be aware of before buying one?? Also, I will be using Citrix workspace to ...
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MBP Screen flickers only when not connected to an external display

My Mid-2014 Retina Macbook Pro with GT750M has recently developed a fault where the screen will start to flicker -- two images of the display, offset by half the width of the screen (the exact offset ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 15" unable to push 4k60hz to external display (Hisense R7G5 - capable of 4k60hz)

Like so many others, I've plugged my 2018 MBP into my TV's HDMI 2.0 port (no DP or USB-C ports on my TV) using a USB-C hub, and it only will display as 4k30hz. My mouse movements are choppy and it's ...
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How to always show current refresh rate of my Mac on screen (MacBookPro18,3)

My MacBook Pro has a 120Hz display, and supposedly ProMotion should decrease the refresh rate down to 24Hz when nothing is happening to save battery. I installed a Ubersicht widget that constantly ...
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Issue with LG Ultrafine display

Up until recently, I was able to use my LG Ultrafine display (4K) without any issues. When I connect to the screen with the Thunderbolt cable, nothing happens (not even power feed to my MacBook). ...
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How do I keep my external display on after closing my laptop lid?

Prior to updating to macOS 12.2.1, when I closed my laptop lid, the external display would stay on and I could use my laptop with the lid closed. After updating to macOS 12.2.1, when I close the lid, ...
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Display failed on 2012 MBP, switch to integrated graphics?

The display on my 2012 Macbook Pro Retina (10,1 with 2.6 GHz i7) suddenly stopped working. It still turns on (startup sound, keyboard backlight) and I was able to enable remote access for diagnostics ...
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Making an external monitor appear "bigger" in display preferences

I have an external 27" display connector to my 14" MacBook Pro. This is what I see in the Display section in System Preferences: macOS seems to think that my 27" monitor is only ...
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Increase MacBook auto brightness

I like the MacBook's auto-brightness feature so I don't want to turn it off entirely but it's often a bit too dark for my liking. Is there a way to keep auto-brightness enabled but bump up the ...
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Would adding a Mac mini to my MacBook Pro set up help with processing bandwidth?

I have a MacBook Pro 16” Intel variety that I got from work. I use two 32” monitors and the screen on the laptop. I recently added a RØDECaster Pro audio interface and a Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini ...
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Sleep broken on a late 2021 MacBook Pro M1 when connected to external hdmi monitor

Using macOS 12.2.1 on a MacBook Pro M1 while connected to an external monitor breaks sleep mode. On Linux / Windows I expect the sleep mode to power off both my laptop screen and my external monitor ...
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can I make mini LED macbook pro display behave like older LED-backlit displays?

I find that for coding the varying backlighting of the new mini-LED displays is more distracting than older models. And in those older screens, my sight would be more relaxed. I found that one can ...
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Shortcut to change display arrangement [duplicate]

I am using the m1 Air in conjunction with an external monitor. I often change the arrangement from my Mac being on the left of the display, to the right, to the front, etc. Is there a shortcut to ...
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How to prevent laptop resolution changing when connecting to a 4k TV (Monteray 12.2.1)

I read the older post from 6 years stating to look for arrangements on display settings, but that setting has gone. How do we prevent the laptop from changing resolution when connecting to another ...
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Is there a way to force preview to open files in the center of the screen

Whenever I open a pdf file with preview the window goes automatically to the most left side of the screen, is there a way to make it open files in the center? In case it's relevant I use an external ...
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MacBook Pro with TouchBar (late 2016) has black display but works with external monitor

I’ve a late 2016 MacBook Pro (4 Thunderbolt ports and Touch Bar), with Monterey 12.2 installed on it. The MacBook was perfectly working when the other day the screen suddenly went black while browsing ...
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External monitor not working

Recently I've bought my first Macbook Pro 14'' and an external monitor ViewSonic VP 2785-4k. I've managed to connect the monitor to my Windows PC with HDMI/Display Port. But the MacBook doesn't see it ...
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Graphics output fuzzy on secondary external monitor

I have a 2019 Macbook Pro with a 5300M GPU. I've had two external displays connected to it with everything looking crisp and neat. 24" 1080p 27" 4k Now I have exchanged the smaller one ...
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Why does an M1 MBP incorrectly recognize a monitor that a 2015 MBP gets right?

The M1 machine incorrectly detects the high res monitor in some way, and thus does not allow Display Scaling to work correctly. There is some coverage of this issue, but I'm trying to understand why ...
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Running three displays on 2020 M1 Mac Mini [duplicate]

I have an M1 Mac Mini and I am trying to run three displays. I have two USB-C adaptors that I used on my MacBook Pro. I can not get the third display to turn on. The main display is on my HDMI port, ...
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How can I get my external monitor working in its recommended resolution when connected to my MacBook?

So I am using a 2017 13 inch MacBook Pro with the latest Apple software (Monterey 12.2.1) and, up until a few weeks ago, I always used it with an LG 29WL500 ultrawide monitor using an HDMI to ...
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1920x1280 retina monitor

I’m looking for a large monitor for my MacBook (2019 Intel 16”). Huawei sells a 3,840 x 2,560 monitor instead of the usual 3,840 x 2,160, which is the largest monitor at a reasonable price (less than £...
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Monitor resolution changes after waking up from sleep in clamshell mode

I am using a 2018 Macbook Pro 13 inch (with 4 thunderbolt ports) with a Dell U2720Q 4K monitor. My macbook is always in clamshell mode and my single USB-C cable charges the computer while connecting ...
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Monterey changes my desktop background when I plug in external displays

I have a MacBook Pro (i5, 2020ish, two Thunderbolt ports, Big Sur), a CalDigit Thunderbolt3 dock, an Apple Thunderbolt display (plugged into the dock via an Apple-branded Thunderbolt 3-to-Thunderbolt2 ...
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Trouble connecting MacBook Air to Dell monitor

I'm trying to connect a Dell 2208WFPT Flat Monitor to my MacBook Air (macOS Mojave, 10.14.6) using Thunderbolt. The symptoms are as follows : on the monitor, I only see the main background image and ...
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Why do I have different display resolution options for two different 27" 4K Dell monitors?

I'm on an M1 Mac mini and have two displays plugged in, one via a TB/USB-C cable and the other via HDMI. I want to match them for resolution of menus and palettes at the fourth (of five) resolutions ...
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Make macOS believe that a screen is connected, always

I have a laptop with macOS Monterey (12.1) with an external screen. I only ever use this laptop connected to this screen, but I take it off every day after work. I also use Yabai, a tiling window ...
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New Macbook Pro not detecting external Samsung monitor

I bought a new Macbook Pro (14" M1 Max) to replace my older one which was connected to a wide Samsung monitor. The new Macook cannot detect the external screen while the old one keep detecting ...
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Why are some videos appearing to make my screen extremely bright

I'm browsing some videos, and I find that on some videos they appear to be extremely bright; even hurting my eyes a little. It doesn't happen with all videos, but a select few. They seem to bypass my ...
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The screen resolution on macOS across different models

I've been using a mbp 15" mid 2015 model since that time, which still performs ok for my needs. Last year I got a mbp 16" model which is a bit faster, the keyboard is a bit different and ...
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AOC Monitor and distorted audio with both Mac and Windows laptop

I bought a monitor from AOC (U27P2CA) and i have a problem with monitor's integrated speaker when i connect the monitor to the laptop with the usb-c port (with the hdmi cable everything works without ...
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Move space to different display

How do I move an entire space to a different window? Simply grabbing seems not to work. EDIT: In mission control I have Displays have separate Spaces ticked. When opening mission control (swipe with ...
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How to stop ioS from dimming the display

I have an iOS device and the display dims despite my settings. It is either a bug or it is on purpose but I have set the display on maximum brightness. It still adjusts the brightness if I’m in a ...
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MacBook Pro Crashes When Switching from One Monitor to Two in Closed Clamshell

What I'm working with MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Processor 2.9 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 Memory 8GB 1867 MHz DDR3 Startup is internal HD Graphics Intel Iris 6100 1536 MB MacOS 12.2 ...
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AOC C24G1 Curved Monitor not detected on MacBook Air M1

Tried installing the DisplayLink Driver, even then the display is not detected. Any suggestion will be high appreciated.
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How do I make my display automatically mirror my mac's screen?

(I actually have a capture card, but capture cards are essentially virtual monitors.) I'm trying to mirror my mac on a "display" so I can record it for further reference. I noticed in ...
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2014 Mac Mini through Belkin F1DN104Q-3 KVM - all monitors blink except the DVI port monitor

SMC has been reset. NVRAM and PRAM have been reset. All cables are brand new from CablesPlus (the Canadian Monoprice). The Belkin F1DN104Q-3 is a 4-port, quad-head KVM that allows me to hook four ...
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How do I adjust brightness only for one area of ​the monitor?

I've got an old iMac (2011) which I use as an external monitor from my MacBook Pro. Half of the screen is dimmed because of a known hardware problem Is there a way to calibrate only one area of the ...
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Gamer Monitors Not Working Properly with Mac Mini Late 2018

I have a 2018 Mac Mini Late and for a few years I have noticed strange behavior on monitors. When I turn on the monitor and then the Mac, the monitor displays "No Signal" messages as if the ...
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