Questions tagged [display]

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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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After connecting 3rd external monitor typing lag starts, Macbook Pro 2016

Have macbook pro 2016 and connected 3rd external monitor. Then all monitors including macbook screen have typing lag. But let me clear about there is no mouse lag OR when I move the application window ...
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Is there a way to disable HDMI Video output?

I have a 2020 Mac Mini (M1) along with a CalDigit TS3+ Dock. I had been using Optical Audio via the CalDigit dock, but I wanted surround sound support and realized the Optical did not have it. I have ...
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How can I have a separate cmd+tab for each monitor?

I have a multi-monitor setup with my Mac. I'm looking for the cmd+tab menu to only show applications with windows open in the current monitor. Say I had a running Terminal window open on Monitor 1 ...
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can mac mini handle the load without eGPU?

i currently have a 2011 27" iMac - i7, 3.1ghz with 20gb RAM with a gig of vRAM on a standard AMD Radeon 6970M video card. It's connected to 2 24" Dell U2415 monitors running at 1920x1200. i ...
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How many displays/monitors can a Mac Mini 2020 M1 support? [duplicate]

How many displays/monitors can a Mac Mini 2020 M1 support? There are 2 USB4 ports and one HDMI. Don't count DisplayLink and AirPlay displays.
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How do I Propery Configure Display Scaling on macOS (with a 1440p External Display) to Reduce Eye Strain?

I have a triple monitor setup, I use it for my gaming computer primarily. This setup until November was 3 1080p 27" monitors. I use a Dell D6000 Dock to connect my 2018 MacBook Pro (and when WFH ...
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Can my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) support 4k at 60Hz through Thunderbolt 2? [duplicate]

Can my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) support 4k at 60Hz through Thunderbolt 2? If so, what adapter do I need?
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macos arcade game switched to ios display mode after airplay

I started playing the Sneaky Sasquatch game from Apple Arcade on my Apple TV HD (4th Gen). It was great. I continued playing on my macOS MBP 13" (2020) and it worked great on the LG Ultrawide (...
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Display right 0,5cm dead, how to set custom screen boundaries?

I just dropped my MBP (dumb dumb me) and about 0,5cm on the right side of the screen are dead. I don't want to afford the 500-600$ to get a replacement and since it's just a black bar on the right, I ...
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BigSur Blurry Text on external monitor

I have looked all over the internet and I have seen this issue popup all the time, but none of the 'fixes' seem to work for me. I have recently switched from a pc to a mac. I run 3x monitors off my ...
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Wrong resolution after startup on external display behind thunderbolt dock

I'm using a late 2016 MacBook Pro with Mac OS 11.1 For a long time, I think since upgrading to Mojave I'm having this annoying problem: After a reboot, the external display isn't recognized properly ...
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How many USB-C monitors can I connect to a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)? [duplicate]

I would like to connect at least two USB-C monitors, but maybe 3 if possible. Firstly, should it work? Secondly, will it work well in terms of performance? I mostly need the monitors for text editing ...
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Does anyone know where the backlight fuse is on a 2016 MacBook Pro 15" touchstrip model?

I found an image of a 13" but it doesn't match the 15" board. It is a Model A1707. Just need to test the fuse. Thanks!
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Is it possible to “emulate” virtual monitors like Windows does for remote desktop users?

I want to remote desktop into macOS, but when I use a client like VNC Viewer on my Windows PC, it only allows me to go up to whatever resolution the macOS machine has (like 2560x1440 on an iMac). My ...
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How do I turn off laptop display when I have an two external displays?

I have a Dell D3100 docking station, 2 Dell monitors, and my MacBook Pro (MBP). I hooked everything correctly and downloaded the DisplayLink driver so the monitors signals can be read and then ...
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MacOs BigSur 11.1 Display Flickering

Since I have updated my Mac on the newest version of MacOS BigSur 11.1 my external monitor HP Z27n G2 starts flickering heavily in 2560 x 1440 resolution. Now I have changed the resolution to 2048 x ...
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Green and white lines on screen of a macbook pro

my Macbook pro 13inch, Early 2015 has the problem you can see in the picture I take that to the support, they told me the screen was broken, so they replaced it, but the problem is still there. Now ...
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MacOS doesn't fit external screen and I don't know how to stretch it

Model: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB Monitor: Samsung U28E590D 28-Inch UHD Using HDMI cable to connect to the monitor. Things I have tried: Option +...
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Would a Displayport-Thunderbolt cable unlock better performance from my external display than an HDMI 2.0 cable?

I just bought a new monitor (an Asus XG35VQ), but when I try to use my MacBook (Pro 13", mid-2014) with it, I can only get 30Hz on the native 3440x1440 resolution. At first I thought there was ...
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Is it the graphics card or something else?

When I switched my Mac on this morning, it worked for a short while, then the screen displayed some small squiggly black lines all of a sudden. I could move the cursor for a few seconds after this, ...
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Monitor not detected at startup, only if I unplug and reconnect it

This question has been asked in many flavors but couldn't find mine. The external monitor for my MBP (2019 Catalina) is a Philips PHL 276C8. I use its USB-C connector to charge my MBP as well. The ...
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How to get monitors to ALWAYS awaken in correct state when Mac awakens or reboots?

I have two monitors plugged into my Mac. When I wake the Mac from sleep, usually both monitors awaken exactly as they should but sometimes one or the other does not wake, and sometimes one of them ...
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Connecting MacBook air to a Samsung monitor using a thunderbolt

I own MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015), I bought a Samsung C24F396FHU 24 inch monitor to use a bigger screen and prevent headache. But now that I connected the laptop to the monitor using a ...
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how to connect sound to samsung 49" monitor using Thunderbolt 2012 macbook pro

Hello I have an upgraded 2012 macbook pro and I recently purchased a 49" Samsung Ultrawide monitor :). I connected the monitor using the thunderbolt. I know the sound will most likely work with ...
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macbook pro: windows are too big on external Samsung 32" monitor

I purchased this Samsung 32" external monitor which is 1920 x 1080p: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-32-Curved-1920x1080-HDMI-60hz-4ms-FHD-LCD-Monitor-LC32F39MFUNXZA-Speakers-Included/...
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External Monitor set to wrong resolution - can't connect anymore

I set my external monitor to an unsupported resolution after which the monitor immediately crashed. Now, whenever I plug it into my mac, it crashes, reboots, reconnects and then immediately crashes ...
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Possible reasons for very laggy video on external 4K monitor from MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)?

I bought a 4K Dell P2721Q monitor and connected it to my old late 2013 MacBook Pro 15" via a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable. It connected without problems and shows that I have 4K ...
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Is it possible to turn down the brightness of an external monitor via controls on mu Mac?

When using my old Thunderbolt monitor I loved that I could turn down the brightness from my Mac keyboard, but on the 2 new monitors I've bought recently, I can only turn down the brightness using ...
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Inconsistent start-up behaviour with external monitor

I'm running a 13" 2019 MacBook Pro for home working. My built-in screen is broken (long story, suffice it to say that I'm not able to get it fixed). I'm still happily using the machine through a ...
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Why does a full screen application black out the other display?

When I go into (at least some) full screen app(s) the other display gets blacked out. An example is Zoom. Is there a workaround for this that would allow me to continue using the unused display for ...
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MacBook Air as primary monitor for Windows PC?

I will be building a budget pc using an Athlon 3000g APU. I was wanting to know if I could use a mini display port to HDMI adapter to plug an HDMI cable in the pc build. I'm not sure if I could use my ...
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LG 25UM58 not working with MBP 16 2019

I have a LG 25UM58 ultrawide monitor. Whenever I connect it with my MBP 16 2019, it connects with an incorrect resolution. If I connect/disconnect my monitor a few times it automatically connects with ...
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When I switch desktops with multiple displays, why is the focus on the main display is changing to the same application on the current display?

I am experiencing a weird issue. I have one external monitor and Macbook. I have multiple desktops on both displays. If I open an application, especially iTerm, Chrome, VSCode on the external monitor, ...
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MacBook Pro 16” and HDMI splitter not working

I recently purchased several HDMI splitters to use with my MacBook Pro (16"). I was hoping to connect one of them like this: ------ Monitor / MacBook Pro 16&...
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iPhone sometimes dims display quickly (a few seconds) even when Automatic Display and Brightness is turned off

My iPhone is over 90% charged - and in fact was connected to power. But it was dimming even just a few seconds after accepting a call. I could not look at another app on the phone since the display ...
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Black screen on Macbook pro with weird behavior

My 13' Macbook pro mid-2014 has currently very weird behavior with the screen. It starts with a black screen on the integrated monitor (with no Apple on boot) but the light of the screen continues to ...
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MacOS Catalina doesn't remember monitors orientation

Those answers don't work. I have two external monitors: one in standard orientation and one in 270 degrees. The 270 degrees monitor always gets reorientated to standard every time. Is there a way for ...
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11” Mid 2012 MacBook Air Display issue

My wife’s 11” MacBook Air Mid 2012: has been having this display issue in the last 2 years or so: the screen will segment itself into rectangles, which are small, and are wider than they are tall: ...
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Cmd F1 not working to use ext. monitor with 2017 macbook pro

Good afternoon all, I am aware similar questions have been asked and answered, but I can't find a solution which works and wonder if it is model specific. I have a 2017 macbook pro with three ...
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Using 2 External HDMI Monitors to a Macbook Pro 2017 without Mirroring External Displays

My Macbook Pro 2017 is currently connected to an external HDMI monitor through a hub. This hub occupies both USB-C ports on one side of the laptop and contains a HDMI output which is connected to the ...
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LG Ultrawide 21:9, MBP 2017 no HiDIPI 2560x1080

I have a LG Ultrawide 34WN650 and a 2017 MacbookPro(Big Sur) with both Radeon Pro 560 4 GB and Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB. I have purchased a USB-C to Displayport cable, a USB-C to HDMI cable, ...
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External display: After standby, window positions are reset (MacBook Pro clamshell mode)

I'm running macOS Big Sur on a MacBook Pro 15-inch 2017 in clamshell mode with an external display (LG 27UD58). I almost never open the laptop or disconnect it from the display. After I wake my ...
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Docking Station Problem

I bought a Asus SimPro Dock. I know it is not officially compatible, but I had a friends that uses it at works without problems. I connected it to my MacBook Pro 16 (2019) and it works for all the ...
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Sending mouse to different monitors for all sides

So I have external monitors set up like this (one vertical) And as you can see I am only able to send a mouse to another screen via lower half of each sides. I want to be able to send mouse not just ...
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When mirroring my Macbook Pro with an ultra-wide external display, can the resolution be set to the external's native resolution?

To emphasize again, this question is about mirroring. I'm looking at buying a 3440x1440 (or higher) resolution monitor, and I'd like to use it as the only display with my MBP while keeping the MBP ...
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Primary screen changes randomly when running Outlook

I am using a MacPro, OS Catalina 10.15.7. The display changes randomly to the last used application when running Outlook. I have spent weeks with Microsoft support without being able to solve this ...
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Using a mid 2010 27“ iMac as a second screen for a mid 2015 27” 5k iMac [duplicate]

I would like to use my ageing 27" iMac (mid 2010 model) as a second screen for my mid 2015 5k model as my even older 24" Cinema Display finally gave up the ghost. I have tried hooking them ...

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