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Questions tagged [displayport]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2015, OS 10.11.2) and I've also got a Dell 2209WAf monitor, which I'm using with a VGA cable and this adaptor. The monitor's optimum resolution is 1680x1050 @ 60Hz and ...
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External monitor stopped working after 10.9.2 update

I've been using a Dell U2713H display for about a year with a mini-display port to display port cable. However, after installing the 10.9.2 update, the monitor is going into sleep mode when connected ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between thunderbolt and displayport iMacs when used as monitors?

Somewhat confused by the Thunderbolt/Mini DisplayPort compatibility rules, and the apple store people were unhelpful, so I ask here (maybe I should ask here first :) Hopefully we can come to a ...
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Supported USB-C Alternate Modes on MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016)

I am curious exactly what USB Type-C alternate modes (and variations of those modes) are supported on the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016). I've done some searching on the internet, but I've been unable to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I control volume of DisplayPort device?

I have a monitor with speakers attached to my rMBP via DisplayPort (via a Thunderbolt dock), and I cannot control the volume with the volume keys. Is there any way to "fix" this? Pressing the volume ...
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Connecting a displayport monitor to my Mac Mini (late 2012) using the Thunderbolt port what is the max resolution?

I have a 27" ASUS PB278Q display equipped with a display port, the monitor has a resolution of 2560x1440. If I connect to my thunderbolt port using a mini displayport to displayport cable will it ...
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Constant flickering on my external display

I've recorded a 7 second video of it here: http://youtu.be/2k9P59Z32wE. Basically, the screen will alternate between a fuzzy picture, color bars, and then black every ~2 seconds or so. Technical ...
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WIth the new iMac how do we connect an external screen?

For all that own or know this in the new version. Is the Thunderbolt output compatible with the Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter? If not, how do we connect our external monitor? If yes, with the 27" ...
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Best option for connecting MacBook Pro with USB-C to monitor with DisplayPort and HDMI?

I have a Dell U2715H monitor connected to Thunderbolt port on my 2013 MacBook Pro using a Mini DisplayPort cable. With the new MacBook Pro with USB-C port I'm wondering what the best option would be ...
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How to turn off an external display without disconnecting?

I have a workplace setup for my Macbook Pro 15" (2011) that is actually two workplaces. One is the Macbook itself, for sitting. The second, right next to it, is a standing desk with an external ...
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Macbook Pro limits resolution of Samsung U28D590D to 1920x1080

I use a MacBook Pro late 2011 and I recently bought a Samsung Screen U28D590D 28" which could, normally, bring me a resolution of 2560x1440 with DisplayPort. But, my screen recognizes my MBP only ...
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Mini display port cable and Thunderbolt cable compatibility

I need to run a Mini DisplayPort cable from a last generation Xserve to a circa late 2010 iMac so I can directly share the iMac's display while I set up the Xserve. Apple no longer carries Mini ...
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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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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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External monitor has blurry font on a MBP retina

There are indeed countless of these questions, some of them succesfully answered. I recently purchased an ACER R241Y. I started using Sketch and noticed the fonts quality was noticeably worse when on ...
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2017 MacBook Pro can't connect to Dell P2715Q via USB-C to DisplayPort cable

I purchased a USB-C to DisplayPort cable from Amazon to connect my 2017 MacBook Pro to a Dell 2715Q however it does not seem to be working. From what I've read and from some of the cable reviews, ...
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rMBP - El Capitan - External monitor blurry

I hope someone can help as this is driving me crazy... At the weekend I got a new Macbook Pro Retina (Early 2015 model). Before connecting it to an external monitor, I upgraded to El Capitan and the ...
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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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Apple Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter and DDC/CI communication [closed]

I developed a Cocoa based OS X app to set brightness and contrast of a monitor using DDC/CI communication. The app works perfectly using a Mac Pro attached to a BenQ DDC/CI capable monitor. It works ...
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Use my 27" Thunderbolt monitor with a Macbook that has only DisplayPort output

Somehow this doesn't work out of the box – is there an adapter I can buy that will allow me to connect the Displayport output of my Macbook to the Thunderbolt input of my 27" Thunderbolt monitor?
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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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How big external monitors will a Macbook Pro Retina support?

I am considering buying a Macbook Pro Retina as a developer machine (and dual boot it into Windows 8). The thing is I love big monitors, and lots of them. How many and how big external monitors will ...
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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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When my external display is on, my Mac thinks it's off. When it's off, on

Hardware details: MacBook Air, Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 Mini DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter Standard HDMI cable Famous Maker 23” Ultra-Slim LED Display, 1080p Yesterday everything worked fine. Today when I ...
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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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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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Macbook Pro will no longer detect external display

My MBP will no longer detect external displays. It was working fine a few hours ago at work, I got home and plugged in the external display as usual and turned on the machine and nothing. Using the "...
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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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2016 MBP External Monitor Black Screen USB-C to DisplayPort

I have a 2016 MBP running 10.12.6 with an external Dell 24" (P2415Q) monitor in my home office. At work I have a Dell 27" (U2717D) and a Dell 24" (U2415). At work the U27 is connected DisplayPort to ...
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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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What can the minidisplay port on the MacBook Air do?

What features does the minidisplay port on the MacBook Air (early 2010) allow you to do? I couldn't find much information about it in the Air's manual. All it said was that it was a video out ...