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Questions tagged [displayport]

Questions that relate specifically to Macs and peripherals with DisplayPort hardware (not Thunderbolt).

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MacBook Air occasionally freezes when external monitor is connected

I bought an ultra wide monitor (LG 29UM58) the other day. To hook it up to my Air, I convert a mini-DP signal to HDMI. With two different cables, I started noticing occasional latency on the signal ...
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MacBook [Pro] - how many displays, what resolution/frequency?

How do I find out the number, type, resolution & refresh rate of additional monitors I can attach to my MacBook or MacBook Pro? This is an attempt at a canonical QA, as per the Meta QA - Where is ...
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Connecting multiple devices to the 2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar

I'm thinking about buying the new MacBook Pro with 4 USB-C ports. I want to attach two screens, mouse and keyboard and ethernet to the MacBook Pro while using the fewest number of USB-C ports ...
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Are there adapters to use Thunderbolt Display with non-Thunderbolt computers?

That Thunderbolt Display looks great. However, if I buy a monitor, it had better work with all my older computers, not just the latest and greatest Thunderbolt Macs. Is there any way I can get ...
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El Capitan and Daisy Chaining

Will El Capitan allow me to daisy chain two Dell 2713H monitors from my 2015 13" MBP? Both monitors support DisplayPort 1.2. Currently if I attempt this my monitors become a new desktop, but they are ...
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What's the max resolution for mini DisplayPort connected to a 2013 MacBook Air?

I've got a new 2013 MacBook Air 13", with Intel HD Graphics 5000, and it came with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter within the box. A mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is also available from Apple. An ...
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Mavericks not able to use external display at full resolution

I have been several months using my mid-2010 15" MBP connected to a Dell U2711 through a miniDisplayPort-DisplayPort adapter, without any trouble cranking the resolution up in Mountain Lion to it's ...
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is it possible to connect two external monitors with mini displayport + thunderbolt to displayport or hdmi?

I've heard that thunderbolt can be used as a displayport. That make me wonder if I can use two external monitors with mini displayport and thunderbolt to displayport or hdmi. Is it possible??
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Does USB-C to HDMI take more processing power than direct USB-C to DisplayPort?

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Two USB-C ports). My company bought a USB-C to HDMI adapter to connect a screen that has both HDMI and DisplayPort. I'm having some issues unrelated to the ...
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Macbook Pro 15" mid 2012, external display @ 2560 x 1600 on 4K screen via DisplayPort?

I have a Macbook Pro 15" mid 2012, and I want to add an external display running at 2560 x 1600. Given that I want a future proof display, I purchased a 4K monitor. (LG27UD88) Of course I know it ...
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External monitor randomly lowers resolution adds black borders

Okay this has been driving me crazy long enough. I have an external monitor who's resolution is 1920x1080 60Hz. My MacbookPro Late/Mid 2010 has been able to work with the monitor and resolution since ...
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Apple Macbook Dual Monitor MST

I was looking into buying dual monitors for my Mid 2012 non-Retina MacBook. I really liked the looks of the Dell UltraSharp 24 (U2414H) According to Dell, the Monitor supports MST for the Display ...
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Daisy chain of two Dell U2414H to Macbook Pro Retina 13''

My MacBook Pro have only two thunderbolt ports. My new external monitors are Dell U2414H connected to MacBook Pro using Display Port to Mini Display Port cable each one. In this situation I'm unable ...
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How to solve Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Overscan problem? (Part of the screen is missing)

I use the latest model of iMac 27 inch and output to an Samsung 40 inch HDTV, and found that the Menu Bar is missing on the HDTV. This is usually known as the "overscan" issue, that the top 10 or 15 ...
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Can a MacBook Air support 2560x1600 output via HDMI using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to HMDI adaptor?

The HDMI 1.3 spec can carry signals with resolutions as high as 2560 x 1600 pixels. Is it possible to output this high a resolution signal from a MacBook Air using a Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt to ...
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HDMI/Displayport audio control for OS X

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, running OS X 10.10.5, and a BenQ GW Series GW2765HT monitor, which does not allow audio adjustment via my computer. I've tried Soundflower, but find that it is buggy and ...
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Closing lid for clamshell doesn't make external monitor primary under 10.7.3 on MacBook Air 13"

I'm connecting a 13" MacBook Air to a Dell 22" screen using the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter, with an Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad plugged into a USB on the MacBook and a USB mouse ...
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Connect Apple 30" Cinema Display to new MacBook USB-C

I noticed in this thread the OP successfully managed to connect a 30" cinema display to the new Macbook Pro USB-C, with full resolution: Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (...
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Dongles to connect 2 monitors to a 13" mid-2010 MacBook Pro (mini DisplayPort)?

I won't be using the integrated display. Right now, one external monitor is connected through a mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor. How should I connect a second?
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How do I know what version the Mini DisplayPort port is on my 2010 MacBook Pro?

I want to connect 2 monitors to my MacBook Pro (mid-2010). The problem is that I don't if the Mini DisplayPort is version 1.2, which would support daisy chaining. How can I figure out what version ...
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Can I connect my MacBook Pro DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt iMac to use as a display?

I have a MacBook Pro with Mini DisplayPort and I want to use target display mode to use a Thunderbolt iMac as an external display. If this works, would I need a Mini DisplayPort cable or a Thunderbolt ...
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Can I daisy chain multiple displays with Thunderbolt? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Thunderbolt support chaining multiple monitors to a MacBook Pro? This question is a follow up to this question I found on this site. If I have a monitor that supports ...
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Display Port to Thunderbolt Display

I have a graphics card that has a standard sized display port(DP). If I purchase a male-to-male display port to mini-display port, will I be able to connect my 27" Thunderbolt display to my PC?
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Maximum number of Full HD 1920x1080 displays supported on Macbook Pro 15" 2016 and later?

Is there a limit to how many Full HD 1920x1080 displays are supported on the 15" Macbook Pro 2016 and later? If a single USB-C port can currently give you up to 2 video outputs either through a TB3 ...
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Can I use a Thunderbolt display for a macbook pro with a mini display port?

I have an older macbook pro with a mini display port. Can I use a Thunderbolt display as an external monitor?
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MacBook Pro 13 (early 2015) with 4K Television: Can I get 60Hz?

The TV has only HDMI inputs. I've found cables on the Internet that will connect Mini DisplayPort to HDMI: AmazonBasics Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Cable - 3 Feet My question is, will I get 60Hz when ...
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MBPr 2015, 2.5GHz i7 – Daisychaining 2 Dell U2414H 61 Screens [duplicate]

Marking this question as an already existing question is wrong as the other question refers to a Mid 2012 NONretina Macbook running 10.10.1 instead of 10.10.3/4 I think that daisy chaining ...
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Is there any way to output to two 1920x1200 external monitors with any of MacBook Pro or Air?

I understand that you can output to one 1920x1200 monitor while still using the laptop's screen, and one 2560x1600 monitor using the dual-DVI adapter. But can you output to two external 1920x1200 ...
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How to Connect Multiple Monitors to a MacBook Air

Usually I connect my MacBook Air 11" to a secondary display via the Thunderbolt port. What do I need to connect it to two external monitors?
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How can I force specific HiDPI modes?

I have a 13" MBP (Early 2011) plugged it to a Dell U2711 monitor via DisplayPort. I have successfully enabled HiDPI mode, using Quartz Debug the problem is that the screen won't run at the HiDPI ...
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Can my Macbook Pro's display receive inputs from other sources?

Is it possible to use my Macbook Pro's display to receive inputs from other sources?
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How do I control Macbook volume when a DP display is connected?

When I plug my Mac into a DisplayPort monitor that has loudspeakers, the Mac's volume controls become disabled. Is Apple assuming that if I have external speakers I am so much better using their ...
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Use external display only with MacBook?

I have a Mid 2010 MacBook. Is it possible to make the external display into the only one, so that I can close the lid and keep working on my MacBook with an external keyboard/mouse and monitor?
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Considerations when connecting an 11“ 2011 MBA and 13” 2012 MBP to a 2560x1440 Dual-link DVI monitor

This blog post by Jeff Atwood about the amazingly cheap and sketchy, but awesome 27" 2560x1440 Dual-link DVI Korean monitors got me wanting one. I have a 11" 2011 MacBook Air and a 13" 2012 MacBook ...
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HDMI audio doesn't work through DisplayPort adapter on OS X but works on boot camped Win 7

I recently purchased this Dynex DisplayPort to HDMI adapter with the understanding that it would support audio out. However, it only works on my boot camped Windows 7 install that way. Video and ...
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Can my Thunderbolt Macbook Air drive my Mini DisplayPort iMac as an external display?

I've run an iMac as an external display for a Mac laptop before, but am wondering if my new setup can work like that. I have: 2011 Macbook Air with Thunderbolt 2009 iMac with Mini DisplayPort mini ...
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Dual Monitors with MacBook Pro

I want to use 2 external monitors along with the MacBook Pro as one Monitor to the left of Macbook Pro, the other one on the right, with Macbook Pro in the middle. Is it possible to do that? How to ...
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4K@60Hz MacBook Pro Late 2013 [duplicate]

I recently got a 4K 60Hz monitor for my 13" MacBook Pro Late 2013. It supports both HDMI and DisplayPort, but since the included cable is a full-sized DisplayPort cable, I'm currently using HDMI. Back ...
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What adapters work from Thunderbolt to HDMI?

My new MacBook Pro uses Thunderbolt to connect a monitor. My monitors have all HDMI or VGA plugs. So I was looking for an Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter in my favorite shop. But I can't really find one. ...
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Will Thunderbolt Cinema displays work with Mini DisplayPort equipped macs?

Is it possible to plug a Thunderbolt cinema display into a Mini DisplayPort-equipped Mac and have it work? This question suggests that it's possible and that it's pretty much the same cable, but I ...
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2013 Macbook Air not showing 1440p Option on External Display

I have a mid 2013 Macbook Air with the Intel HD 5000 graphics chip. I recently purchased a 27" Acer K272HULbmiidp 1440p (2560x1440) monitor that just arrived today. I connected it via a mini ...
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MacBook Pro 2015 15" with ASUS PB279Q 4K @ 60Hz

I'm looking to see if anyone has been successful in running the ASUS PB279Q at 4k 60Hz via mini DisplayPort on a MacBook Pro 2015 15". Running via HDMI works at 4k with 30Hz only, likewise setting ...
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Console + iMac 27" 2011 External Display

Can i use the iMac 27" mid 2011 as an external display for, let's say, a Playstation 3? Is this possible for the latest iMac?
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Best practices for 2011 Mac mini connected to monitor + HDTV?

I'm dual-purposing a new Mac mini (2011) as a desktop machine and media center. I will be using a DisplayPort to DVI adapter to use with the desktop monitor, and a long HDMI cable to go directly to an ...
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HDTV only detected when turned off (connected via DisplayPort to HDMI)

I tried to connect my LG HDTV (42" LD650) to my MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2010) using a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. When I plug the cable in, my MacBook's screen flickers every time but the TV is only ...
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Do I need a Thunderbolt display adapter or should an older mini DisplayPort adapter work?

I am experiencing screen flicker (so bad as to be unusable) from a late 2011 Macbook Pro on an external display connected via a mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter (official Apple version). Is it possible ...
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How to solve the “overscan” issue if the iMac is connected to an HDTV and using BootCamp and Windows 7?

This question is related to both iMac and Windows, but since it is happening on an iMac 27 inch model, so I hope posting in the Apple forum is more relevant. Basically, when an iMac is connected to ...
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Macbook and 4K monitor

Please, does anyone know whether Macbook (2015) with MacOS Sierra (10.12) is able to drive Dell P2415Q 4K (3840x2160) monitor at 60Hz? What dongles do I need? I have USB-C Digital AV Multiport ...
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Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD dual monitor setup

I have the Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD (Model no. F4U085) and I have a question to ask. The dock is attached to a Macbook Pro and everything works fine (audio, ethernet, USB devices etc). However, I ...
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Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable vs. adapter - for MBP mid-2012

I've been using a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to connect to an external monitor for over a year. It stopped working yesterday and I am about to replace it. However, I noticed there are Mini ...