Questions tagged [screen]

The (usually) LCD display integrated into portable computing products, or external monitor/television connection to same.

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How can I dim the screen from Terminal?

Is it possible to dim the screen from Terminal, in a Mac with OS X Lion? Is there any command to do control brightness and volume?
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Put the display to sleep without putting the whole computer to sleep?

I like to use vnc on my ipad on my bed. I want the mac to go to a black screen so I can fall asleep while using the ipad, and not have to get up to shut down the mac afterwards. Is there anyway to ...
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How to Screen Sharing / VNC to an iMac without waking the display?

I have an iMac mid 2011 at home. When I was not home, I may need to access my mac with Screen Sharing. However the iMac display will turn itself on when I connect via Screen Sharing. The problem is I ...
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Coloured Vertical Lines on Screen

I dropped my macbook air and the screen is like this since. Does anyone know what exactly happened to it? Is it hardware or software?
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Macbook Air 2013 rotate screen?

I refer to How to rotate screens separately, and it is not working for me. When I clicked Displays with the other two keys on the keyboard, nothing happened. So I wonder how to rotate the screen on my ...
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Cleaning ‘staining’ off bottom of MacBook screen

A couple months ago, I started to see some very small stain spots on the bottom of my MacBook Pro early 2015 screen. It's very annoying to see while I'm using it. When the screen is turned off, I see ...
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Finder windows just show screen artefacts

On our Macbook Air (Mid-2011 11", OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks), starting a few days ago, every time we open Finder windows, the right side just shows screen artifacts/cheese. File Open dialogs in MS Word ...
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Connect MacBook Pro to two external monitors

Is there a way to connect my MacBook Pro to two external monitors (either VGA or HDMI; no Thunderbolt) in such a way that the Mac screen serves as a third monitor? What hardware do I need?
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How do I stop my phone from turning off the display whenever I put my finger over the phone speaker?

I have an iPhone 6, and recently I've found out that if you put your finger on the thing next to the front camera, the display will turn black. but I can't find a setting to turn it off. Anyone know ...
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Good way to keep iPad clean?

I don't have a case or screen protector just yet for my iPad. What is a cost effective way to keep the screen clean and remove fingerprints?
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MacBook Air boots to strange screen showing Magic Mouse and TrackPad

Problem : I left the MacBook to be idle for a while and its keyboard and trackpad became non-responsive. I shut it down and restart 3 times (using the power button), and the MacBook now goes to a ...
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Making the auto-hidden menu bar show up faster

I have recently switched back to Mac after Linux Mint and there is one thing I find very cumbersome: In fullscreen mode the menu bar at the top goes into auto-hide mode, so it animatedly rolls down ...
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How do I make Terminal.app's scrollbars disappear in Lion?

Once I upgraded to Lion, I found out that the vertical scrollbar is always plastered to the right side of the application window. Because I run GNU Screen within Terminal.app, the right side of the ...
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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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Switch internal monitor off by software (script/terminal/shortcut/…)

I’m using my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6) standing in a shelf with an external screen on my desk so I don’t use and need the internal screen. But if the internal one is on it’s shown in spaces. It is ...
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MacBook Pro 15 inch (2011) screen has stripes

My 15 inch MacBook Pro recently has horizontal stripes on the screen. It looks like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaPt6FHJmtg It happens randomly and sometimes it gets worse (flickering with ...
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2015 Macbook Air screen gradually dimming and dying

This is not a problem at booting up. For a couple months now I'll be using my laptop when suddenly the screen dims to about 50% of normal. According to the brightness indicator the brightness is all ...
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MacBook Air screen problems

I have a MacBook Air 13 inch laptop since 2011. Quite recently the screen had problems. It start flickering, changing colors, and vertical lines appeared in the middle of the screen. All these are ...
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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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What substances I can use to clean the touch sensitive screens like iPhone, iPad?

I heard that you are not supposed to use substances containing alcohol because it will destroy the anti-grease coating layer that's above the glass. The problems is that just water and microfiber ...
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Used a chemical on my MacBook screen. Now what? [duplicate]

I used Monster ScreenClean to clean the screen of my MacBook Air. I later read that this will leave a film on the screen, which seems to be the case when holding the screen up against the light. How ...
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How to get color of pixel in coordinates 123, 456 in screen?

My AppleScript app needs to get color of pixel in coordinates 123, 456 in screen.
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Login screen characters all question marks, login info isn't working

I just reinstalled high Sierra after my Mac wouldn't restart. The moment it loads up I am presented with this screen. My login credentials don't work. Can someone explain to me what this screen is and ...
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Why does iPhone and iPod touch auto-brightness setting work relative to a brightness you set rather than absolute?

iPhone and iPod Touch aside, I've always considered manual brightness and auto brightness to be mutually exclusive settings. Intuitively, auto brightness means exactly that - the device figures it ...
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Replace MacBook Pro screen with Screen from old MacBook

I have a 13” MacBook Pro mid 2014 as well as a late 2011 MacBook Pro. My 2014 MacBook Pro screen is broken and I was wondering if I could replace it with the screen from my 2011 MacBook Pro. Will ...
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iPhone 5S broken screen root access without iTunes authorization

I have an iPhone 5S with broken screen. I need to save my photos to my PC/Mac; I can't authorize iTunes cause of course the screen is broken and I don't have iCloud, so the only way should be a root ...
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How can I sleep the display from Terminal?

I'd like to be able to turn my screen off from command line. I know there's the keyboard shortcut ctrl+⇧+⏏ but I want to do it from a shell script or remotely. Is there a way?
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Inkscape (or other XQuartz) window disappears when using external screen

I have this issue where Inkscape does not appear when my MacBook Pro is plugged to an external screen. I tried several windows management tools (like Spectable, or Stay) but these did not work for the ...
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Can I turn off the screen with a keyboard shortcut?

One of the first customizations I make in Windows is to install WinBubble, an awesome piece of software that lets me add an option the the right-click menu of the desktop: 'Turn Off Monitor.' It's ...
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Choosing native screen resolution aspect ratio when screen sharing

I have two Macs both running Lion: iMac (early 2009, iMac9,1 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 120) MacBook Air (Early 2011, first of the new shape 11.6") I often screen share using the Macbook Air as the ...
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characters in login screen replaced by question marks

My log-in screen appears with question marks instead of the usual text. (See screen shot - I have removed my log-in name from the picture). I am using MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 on a MacBook Pro (early ...
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Does the iPad (2012, 3rd generation) have the most pixels of any tablet's display?

I have heard this as a factoid from somewhere, and I'd like verification of it before I use it as a factual piece of information. The new iPad (2012, 3rd generation) has a super high pixel count. ...
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How to get my screen responding again?

My MacBook Pro is running, ssh works fine, but the screen does not respond anymore. The screen is frozen like the ice of Antarctica. The mouse does not move on the screen. The time of the clock does ...
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Is a screen protector worthwhile for an iPad?

Is a screen cover worthwhile for an iPad? Does the screen scratch easily, or is the protector just another snake oil? I've found non-adhesive covers that can be reapplied. It took 4 applications ...
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What is the iPod touch's screen sensitive to?

I know that tapping on the screen with an object doesn't cause any reaction in the user interface (e.g. it doesn't cause a click of a button shown from an application). To what is the iPod's screen ...
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Cracked iPad display - What are my options?

I've had my 3rd generation iPad for only five months, and I've tried hard to keep it in pristine condition. I always had it in its case, and was very mindful of what I did with it. Unfortunately one ...
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How do I use say command creatively to prank my coworkers/friends?

I'm designing a creative / funny prank for OSX via command line. By running in the background, most users would not notice it when she/he first starts using the computer. Using say command with ...
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Problem with Monitor, flickering green

I have the MacBookPro 15'' mid 2009 (10.9.3) , and from today I have green flickering on my monitor. I did try with Reset PRAM, Repair Disk, also TechToolPro but i have the same problem. It seem ...
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How to fix an iPhone with half a screen showing a different color?

I have an iPhone 6. It screen was changed about 10 months ago and its battery was changed about 1.5 months ago. Yesterday, I suddenly noticed that half of the screen is darkened and with yellow-ish ...
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How to Instantly Lock your Mac OS X Screen, using keyboard, in Mountain Lion [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Air, and I want to know if there is a way to instantly lock my screen, using only my keyboard. I saw that it is possible to lock it using the following shortcut: Control+Shift+Eject. ...
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How to check if the screen replacement part for iPhone 5s is an original one? [closed]

I'm about to repair a broken screen for iPhone 5S at a non-official repair shop (as official repairs don't provide screen replacement in my region, only replace the whole phone for a fee). How can 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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Black Screen on MacBook Pro A1278

I have a MacBook Pro A1278 that recently had a bunch of screen flicker and then the laptop display went out completely. The system boots and I am able to connect an external monitor via a thunderbolt ...
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iMac doesn't start, all i see is colored lines and then checkered lines on a white background

I have iMac 2010 which is out of warranty. I recently came up to the computer and it was sleeping and was not waking up. I held the powered button for a while, so it turned off. Then I pressed it ...
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Does Dark Wake turn on the backlight, but with all pixels black, on an iMac?

Sometimes, when I wake up in the middle of the night, I find my iMac's screen suddenly come on, but with all pixels black. On one occasion, I also found color bars like at the top-left corner of ...
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Macbook air screen is too bright even on the lowest setting

Is there a tweak, hack, or piece of software that can adjust the brightness of the MacBook Air's screen below the settings that MacOS X allows by default? In low light the lowest brightness setting ...
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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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iMac second monitor alternative

I would like to have a dual screen setup with my 21" iMac, but I'd like to avoid the expensive 27" official monitor from Apple. Is there a specific 21" screen that would fit well in size, resolution, ...
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Some application screens won't redraw in MBP

I have a MacBook Pro running 10.6.8. It has all the latest updates (except for an item each for iTunes and Safari). Having not used Mail for a week or so, I've run into some problems with it - plus ...
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Macbook Pro - Faulty keyboard short circuit at video connector

I have a 2010 13" Macbook Pro. A few days back, the middle row of the keyboard (i.e. the keys from A-L) stopped working. Since the laptop was not under warranty I thought I would give checking the ...