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How do I enable extended mode with dual monitors in OS X 10.11.6?

Equipment: Early 2015 MacBook Pro - Retina 13" with the Intel Iris 6100 graphics. Two Dell U2414H monitors. One MiniDP to DP cable connecting MBP to monitor #1. DP to DP cable connecting monitor #1 to ...
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Link Displays Between Two iMacs (Late-2015 Retina running Sierra and 2017 running Mojave) Using Thunderbolt-to-Thunderbolt

I'm hoping someone can help me (and that this is possible, considering I just spent an arm and a leg to facilitate this setup). I have a late-2015 iMac (27" Retina 5K display, running Sierra) and ...
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Notifications on dual monitors: how can I specify which monitor?

I would like to have notifications on my left monitor and not my right monitor. It's hard to see them when I'm looking at the left monitor (since they're all the way on the right side and they're ...
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macOS Catalina 10.15.4 - MacBook Pro Retina, mid 2015 - dual screen bug

Since updating to Catalina two months ago I have had this problem: My MacBook Pro HDMI output is attached to a NEC monitor. Every time I log in on my standard account the monitors are mirrored and ...
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I have dual monitors for my MacBook Pro. Stop Automatically shift to one of the monitor?

I set up my dual monitors connecting to Macbook Pro and unchecked "the Display has separate spaces" option so that I can use the monitors in a continuous fashion. The two monitors are stacked up (one ...
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Dual-monitor – dialog boxes appear on “wrong” screen

At home I work regularly between two monitors – I have a Dell monitor connected to my MacBook Pro. It's not something I've done a whole lot until recently so I was trying to find a solution to the ...
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Stop mouse pointer from sticking to the edge of display in dual monitor setup

I am using macOS Mojave on a MacBook Pro. I don't know if it's just me, but I feel like the mouse pointer, from time to time, seems to stick to the edge of the monitor when I try to move it from ...
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Can I create 2 “displays” on a headless server?

I have 2 Mac Minis. One is to be used as a headless server while the other is a general-purpose user desktop machine. The user system has two monitors. I have set up the server to allow screen ...
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External Monitors Flicker when plugged into my Mac

Seeing as I am going to be working from home the next couple of weeks (or possibly longer...) I purchased some USB-C to HDMI cables to plug my work Mac into my desk monitors. They display correctly, ...
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Use MacBook Pro as second monitor for iMac?

Is it possible to use a MacBook Pro as a second monitor for my iMac? Both of them have a Thunderbolt port. If not, is there any other way?
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What cables do I need to power 2 external displays?

I have a late 2015 macbook pro and 2 external monitors. The monitors have usb-c input. Is it possible to use my monitor to power my laptop with a usb-c to thunderbolt 2 cable? If not, what is the most ...
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External display doesn’t fill screen

I’m using a Mobile Pixels DUEX PRO as an external screen for my Mac laptop, and at normal resolution, everything is too small (see first picture). I’ve tried to change the resolution, but all that ...
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Dual monitor: losing focus on terminal app when using cmd+tab

Webdeveloper here. This is the situation: I have two sceens, on screen one there is a terminal window running my webserver on screen two there is a terminal window where I type my commands and there ...
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Make mousing over a new window or screen change the focus to that window? [duplicate]

I have a multi-monitor set up with my Macbook Pro. Frequently, when I move my mouse from one monitor to another, I'll assume I'm now working in the window my mouse is over, but find myself typing and ...
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VNC client like x2vnc

x2vnc is a program that lets you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. The overall result is that it works like a dual-display workstation, where ...
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Using an iMac as a display for PC laptop in dual mointor configuration

My goal is to have two large monitors for my PC laptop without having to purchase new monitors. My current setup is a late 2013 27” iMac with a 27” Thunderbolt Display. For work I was given a Lenovo ...
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How to stop menu bar from dimming when focusing on a different monitor

I have mojave (10.14.1) and use dark mode with each display having separate spaces (I have two screen in total). This means that there are two menu bars. Everytime I focus on a specific space, the ...
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Can window focus with multiple displays follow the mouse on macOS?

I'm a new MacOS user and some things disturb me as it was more convenient on Windows. One of them is the following: on a dual screen set up, I have to first click the second monitor for it to take ...
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Macbook Pro lags when dual screen is connected

My mac acts weird sometimes when I connect it to two of my 1080p screens. The computer will become extremely lagging to the point where it becomes unusable. Things will recover once I unplug either ...
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How to show desktop files on both screens?

I have a dual monitor setup. Files in the desktop are shown on the first screen. Is there a way to have those files also appear (mirrored) on the second screen? I do not want screen mirroring, I just ...
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Dual monitor flickering: the secondary monitor does the flicker

I am experiencing flickering with my dual monitor setup. The nature of the flicker is "on/off", i.e. the screen gets completely black for a split second (sometimes a few seconds) and it goes back on. ...
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Have a Mac mini hooked up to two screens, but can't rotate one, only both of them

Having a little problem with my Mac mini. I have two monitors set up with it, and they are working fine as a dual monitor setup. However I want to rotate one so it is in portrait mode but when I ...
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Make one MacBook Pro use the screen of another MacBook Pro

I have two MacBook Pros: a 2011 17 inch and a 2017 15 inch; both have the latest macOS installed. Does anyone know if it is possible to make the 15" MBP use the 17" MBP as an external monitor?
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Grey bar appearing over full screen apps on external monitor

This happens in VLC, iTerm, Chrome, maybe others where a grey-ish bar appears where the menu bar would normally be and if I mouse over it the menu bar appears. In Chrome this sometimes appears when I ...
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screensaver two monitors two images

I'd like to display a different image on each of my two monitors as the screensaver. The "Classic" screensaver almost does this, but it always mirrors the same image to both monitors. A way to ...
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Can I get stable 4K 60Hz with two external displays without MBP screen on? What about performance with MBP15 mid-2015DG

I want to buy two 24 or 27 inch monitors for work (Xcode, Sketch, Android/Visual Studio) with high screen resolution. I'm worried about performance with my notebook (MBP 15" mid-2015 DG, 16GB RAM, ...
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No dual brightness control - 2017 MacBook Pro and dual LG UltraFine 5K Display

TL;DR Both 'dual' controls show in OS for brightness, but they both only ever control one of the two monitors. Basic Summary When I plug in dual thunderbolt displays, everything appears okay until ...
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Latest OS X update broke my preexisting dual screen setup (10.12.6)

I just updated my MacBook Pro mid-2012 Retina 15in to the latest OS X and now that I've rebooted it doesn't want to go into dual screen anymore. I've used this setup for a long time now (couple of ...
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Limit app switcher to active display

When pressing ⌘+tab  , I want to cycle through only the apps on the display that contains the app which currently has focus or contains the cursor. Likewise, when pressing ⌘+ ` , I ...
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Second screen mirror one desktop

While I am using multiple desktops on my Mac, I would like to mirror one of these desktops on a second monitor. This monitor would keep mirroring this desktop while I could switch between all of my ...
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Can I use my 1st generation iPad ans a second screen for my Mac Laptop

I work from home a lot and want to create a 2nd screen for my Laptop by using my iPad. Is this possible and if so, what hardware/software do I need to purchase
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reactivate second monitor in el capitan

My first attempt to run el capitan 10.11.0 on one of my macintoshes is with a mac mini using a dual monitor setup. There is one HDMI monitor Samsung Syncmaster and one DVI monitor Medion MD20429 ...
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Which adapter is best on last Macbook Pro 2016 for Thunderbolt 2 dual monitors?

My typical setup is to plugin in my MBP with lid closed into dual monitors. I typically bring back and forth to work in backpack, where I also have dual monitors. All of my monitors go from DVI port ...
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Dual (DVI) monitor setup for MacBook Pro 15" (Retina mid-2015)

I am looking for a solution to connect a MacBook Pro 11,4 (15" retina model from mid 2015) to two monitors. The present question is different from prior questions on dual monitor for Macbook Pro, as ...
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How to use an old MacBook Pro as a display?

I have 2 MacBooks: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) MacBook Pro (13-inch, Late 2011) I want to use the old MacBook as a display. How? Thank you.
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Windows resize on primary monitor when I wake up the computer. Dual monitor setup

I have the following setup: MacPro 2013 (trashcan) Primary / New Dell P2715Q monitor (2560x1440) Secondary / Acer H213H monitor (1080p) Problem: When my monitors go to sleep, I wake up the computer,...
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Keep dual screen active with MBP and iMac, after hibernation/sleep

I have an older iMac (2009) as a second monitor for a MacbookPro (2015). Both are running El Capitan. By hooking up a thunderbolt cable I can activate the second monitor feature using Cmd+F2 just fine....
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Mirror desktop items on two monitors

I don't want to mirror my monitors but I would like the files in ~/Desktop to display on both. Right now they only display on my primary monitor. Is it possible?
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How can I connect two DELL monitors to macbook air 2014

I have a macbook air from 2014. I connect one monitor to it through thunderbolt to HDMI connector. If it's possible, how could I connect 2nd monitor as well? (it doesn't seem to have mini-DisplayPort ...
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Can Someone Explain Why These Scripts Work?

I'm a brand new AppleScript initiate. I was at a Developer Summit and needed to stop messing with my windows so much. So I looked up scripting the window sizing and positioning. I was on my MacBook ...
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Run multiple instances of El Capitan on a single Apple laptop?

Is it possible to simultaneously run two instances of El Capitan on a single Apple laptop? Assume that I'm willing to purchase the best MacBook available as of November 2015, with the largest ...
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Dual monitor setup macbook 13'' pro retina

13'' macbook pro retina. I want to connect two monitors that display different desktops (not the same desktop in stretch). At the moment I am using both the available thunderbolt ports (1 for a ...
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Run AppleScript for Specific Monitor

I've enabled Dictation for command prompts via voice [got it from the OS shipped Chess application in Lion]. Decided to give it a go System Wide now in 2015 running Yosemite. I fancy it so far, ...
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Multiple Monitors, shared desktop

Say I have two monitors, one an LCD on my laptop and the other a HD 21". I've disabled display mirroring as I want to use the extra space to view another window, however I want the items on the ...
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Is there a way to get the mouse to automatically focus on an active window?

I have a dual screen setup and its easy enough to switch between active applications but I was wondering if there was a way to bring the mouse over to the other screen.
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How to navigate spaces in a dual monitor setup?

I have multiple spaces setup and can navigate them via ctrl and the arrow keys left and right on the current active monitor. Now I want to change to a space that sits on the other monitor. How do I ...
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How to change to workspace on non-active monitor?

I have multiple workspaces. I can switch them via Ctrl + Arrow Keys Left and Right. I also have multiple monitor setup. I realized I can only switch this way on the current, active monitor. How do I ...
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Can I use multiple displays on a MacBook Pro using a TV connected by Thunderbolt/HDMI?

With a MacBook Pro, can I watch a film on the TV connected externally to HDMI while browsing the web on the MacBook screen?
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Does the early 2014 MacBook Air use Thunderbolt 1 or Thunderbolt 2?

I am considering purchasing a new MacBook Air (early 2014 edition). I'd like to drive two external monitors from the laptop. Based on my reading the 2013 Air only supported Thunderbolt 1 and ...
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How can I fix the Dual Monitor Fullscreen issue without updating to Maverick

Here's the problem: When one app (for instance YoutTube or a game) goes fullscreen on monitor A, monitor B slides right, into a new gray "desktop" (like the ones one can add in the top right corner ...