Questions tagged [display]

Display tag helps people find questions relating to internal displays, external displays, network displays and anything that lets you see visually data, status or alerts.

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Can I use my iMac as a display with my MacBook?

Is it possible to attach my MacBook to my iMac and use the iMac as a display? What cable/connector would I need? EDIT: I have the newest MacBook and a Late 2009 21.5" iMac.
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Mac OS Desktop coordinate problem

I'm having a hard time working with Mac OS screen coordinates. I can use ⌘+⇧+4 to get them, but each of my monitors does not have a unique coordinate system??!? I have a desktop of 4 screens ...
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Mac display won't turn on

I have an Apple HD display that has been in our IT depart for a few months now. It was working fine until recently (the past month or two). I can turn it on and it will work for a few days, but then ...
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Why automatically adjust brightness doesn't work after I change the brightness

Why automatically adjust brightness doesn't work after I change the brightness manually using the hot keys although it's set to do so in the displays configuration?
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What hardware needed for multiple monitors (3) on a 2009 MacBook Pro 5,5 with displayport (NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video card)

I am adding a 30" monitor to my existing setup (a 24" monitor) for use with a 2009 13" MacBook Pro 5,5 with DisplayPort. This is the model with the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M video card. This MacBook Pro ...
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Apple 30" Monitor Intermitently Flashes Off and On

I have an apple 30" monitor plugged into my late 2008 15" Macbook Pro. Every once in a while when I start up the Macbook pro the monitor will first turn on, then off and repeat indefinitely until I ...
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What is the best way to use two 27" monitors on your desk?

In my work environment I have three smaller monitors and love the productivity benefit. At home I have two 27" displays (the iMac and an external cinema display), but am having trouble laying them out ...
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Mac Pro (5,1 - Mid 2010) + Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter + DVI Monitor = blank LCD

I just received a new 2.8 Ghz Mac Pro with an ATI 5770. I have one LCD connected to the DVI port which is working fine. I have another DVI LCD connected over a mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter to one ...
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Why is my mid-2010 MacBook Pro experiencing a blank blue screen and crashing?

I've had this happen a couple of times so far, not sure what's happening. I think it's related to having an external monitor connected to the notebook. My regular workflow is to have the MBP log out ...
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Can I connect more than one external monitor to the late 2010 MacBook Air?

I am thinking about buying the new MacBook Air as a primary desktop replacement. One of the things I have on my desktop which I like is two large monitors. Does anyone know whether the new MacBook ...
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iPhone: How to prevent maximum screen brightness when charging?

I've set my screen brightness to about 50%. This works fine for me, except that the setting seems to be ignored when it's charging: then it's 100%. I've got a desktop charging stand on my bedside ...
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How do I move my menubar to an external monitor?

I just asked this question (Using External Monitor and Spaces. Want Mouse to move Up/Down, not Left/Right?) and @calavera gave me a great answer, thanks! But now I have another question. It seems ...
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Using External Monitor. Want Mouse to move Up/Down, not Left/Right?

I've got an external monitor and want to be able to use the monitor above the laptop. It seems I'm supposed to use "Spaces" to support an external monitor which I have done and I've set up two ...
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Sleeping screen (Cinema Display) keeps waking up. How can I make it sleep until mouse is moved?

I have my Mac Pro (Cyrus) configured not to fall asleep completely but to let the screen sleep when not used for half an hour. I also use the keyboard shortcut for forcing the display to sleep. ...
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How do I make windows save their position on screen after re-attaching a display?

When I attach a second monitor to my MacBook, I drag many windows onto it. When I detach the monitor, all the windows move back onto my MacBook's display. How can I make it so that when I re-attach ...
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Can a Mac Pro drive more than 2 monitors?

I have 3 Monitors which I would like to drive off a Mac Pro (that is not bought yet). The Monitors don't have DisplayPort though (and I had not much luck with the $100 adapters). All 3 have DVI and 2 ...
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Lilliput USB mini Monitor & Mac monitor limit

I love the idea of the Lilliput 7" USB mini Monitor (found via the Stack Exchange API Contest). However, I already have a 'normal' second monitor connected to my Macbook, would the Lilliput break the ...
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What do I need to connect a second monitor to my MacBook Pro?

I would like to use my MacBook Pro with a second monitor. What do I need to be able to do this?
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Run Keynote Presentation in a Window

Is there a way to run a Keynote presentation in a window instead of fullscreen? I changed the resolution to one smaller than my display, and it displays it centered. I need it in the upper left ...
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Reduce colors from Millions to Thousands

I was trying to run a Keynote presentation on a secondary display and Keynote told me that I didn't have enough video RAM and either needed to reduce the resolution or number of colors from Millions ...
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Is there a cheaper alternative to cinema displays?

Apple displays are great, except for the price. I'm looking to replace my LG 19" display with a 24". I can't find any screen that isn't overly widescreen, it's ridiculous ! Wide is good but too wide ...
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What setting causes OS X to let you resize windows behind the dock?

I've set up my fair share of Macs over the years, but I've never been able to pinpoint what setting tells OS X that you're ok with being able to drag-resize a window vertically so that it goes behind ...
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How do I calibrate the colors for two monitors for web development?

I have a Mac Pro with a dual setup running an Acer P243w and Samsung SyncMaster B2430. I have attempted making my own profile but have difficulty matching them. Is there any better way to make my ...
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Can I use Air Display on multiple iOS devices at the same time?

I use Air Display to convert my iPad in to an extra monitor when I'm not using it. However, I have other iOS devices lying around, too. Is it possible to use Air Display to turn multiple iOS devices ...
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Custom spaces with external monitor

I have a MacBook Pro plus an external 24" monitor. I'm also using 4 virtual spaces. With the external monitor they double, so I have 8 virtual spaces. What I'd like to achieve now, and I don't know ...
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How to stop screen from dimming when watching video?

After a while being inactive with the mouse or keyboard, the macbook will dim my screen to save battery. I know I can expand the delay before it will dim in the system preferences, but are there any ...
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How to retrieve windows that have moved 'off-screen'

I have this problem sometimes with my dual-screen setup, especially when I'm juggling lots of things around. Occasionally I seem to be able to move a window entirely off-screen (I'm not quite sure ...
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Why is my MacBook Pro's screen going black for a second?

I have a new MacBook Pro, when I'm using it the screen goes suddenly blank for a second and comes back, it feels like as if someone unplugged my screen and plugged it back immediately.. why does this ...
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Can I get windows 7 like window resizing on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

Windows 7 has a nice new feature for moving around windows. The one that I am particularly interested in is: Windows Key + Left/Right : Move the window to the left or right of the screen, or over ...
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How can I resize a window that doesn't have the grabbing part on the bottom right?

I have Hulu desktop running and I want to make the window smaller, there are no lines which are usually present on windows for resizing on the bottom right corner, though. On windows I could right-...
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Can I resize a BootCamp partition without reinstalling Windows?

Does any one know how to do this?
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Can I make applications load on the same monitor as the mouse cursor?

I have multiple monitors, and with Quicksilver and Magic Mouse gestures I open applications without using the dock more often than with it. Is there a way to have these application windows appear on ...
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With multiple monitors, can I pick which one an application will load on?

In Spaces it's possible to specify which space a given application will open on -- for example, my web browser always opens on Space 1 and iTunes on Space 3. Is something similar possible with ...
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Is it possible to use an iPad as an additional computer monitor?

I just ran across this app from Maxivista that allows you to use your iPad as a second monitor. It's just like their other app that lets you use another computer as an additional monitor, such as a ...
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Does a Mini-DVI to DVI cable exist that's more than 6 inches long?

I have a plastic MacBook that I like to use both on the go and at home, where I have a monitor, keyboard/mouse, speakers, etc that I hook up to use it more or less as a desktop. This works great, for ...
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How can I resize a Mac OS X app window after disconnecting from an external monitor?

I'm a MacBook user, and when I'm home I plug into a large external monitor to get additional screen space. When I'm on the go I disconnect and use my laptop's built-in display. For the most part this ...
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Remember window sizes and placement when unplugging and replugging second monitor

Here’s something that sucks: Plug in external monitor to laptop (Mac OS X Leopard in my case). Arrange your windows to have the IDE on one screen and browser on another. (Etc etc. Resize, rearrange, ...

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