Questions tagged [screen]

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

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Display arrangement keeps changing

My iMac keeps changing the arrangement of my two add-on displays. The third one, the one in the middle, is the computer itself which always stays in the middle. I'm running High Sierra 10.13.6. It's ...
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MacBook Air 2018 vs. MacBook Pro: What is the battery life at equal brightness in nits?

The MacBook Air 2018 is advertised as 12 hours battery life, the MacBook Pro as 10 hours. This official Apple testing is done using 3/4 brightness setting. Since the maximum brightness of both models ...
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How can I create a shortcut to restore my MBP screen to a specific brightness?

I've recently calibrated my MBP's display and my LG 5K 27" display at home. When I'm on the go, at school for example, I would like to be able to raise or lower my screen brightness without screwing ...
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Mouse pointer twitchy since high sierra update

Since I updated to High Sierra, me and my colleagues at work have the same problem with our mouse pointer. It appears to be twitchy when switching from the standard arrow to another image (pointer/...
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Do retina screens get less bright after a few years?

I've had my MacBook Pro 15" Retina for two years (purchased summer 2014). The last half-year, I have increasingly found myself wanting to turn up the brightness because I find the screen too dark – ...
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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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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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My macbook pro 2014 screen is flickering and shuts it self

I am not sure but it might happened after the High Sierra update. What i have done to resolve the issue is reset the SMC reset the NVRAM I have upgraded to Mojave i have erased the disk and ...
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Are there any utilities out there that allow you to manually define available screen area?

I have a spare 27 inch monitor that I'd like to use in vertical mode as a side monitor, but it's way too tall - are there any tools out there that allow you to manually define the effective usable ...
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How to enable external display on iMac with dead screen

On a iMac 24-Inch (Early 2008) Model:A1225 EMC:2211 I have a bad display - can just about make out the apple logo when I power up but can't see where to enter the password. I have a Mini-DVI to DVI ...
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Macbook Pro - Turn off display with the lid open for High Sierra

What is the command line equivalent to do this for High Sierra? I'm referencing this thread here that had it working on Yosemite. Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external ...
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Got water on my laptob and now my screen looks like this (stuck/dead pixels?) but the laptop is still working fine

Title says it all--but basically I wiped the water off and my laptop was fine for a few hours and then the next time I opened my laptop part of my screen was discoloured. I flipped my laptop upside ...
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Macbook is not starting up / random shut down

I was working on illustrator and suddenly my laptop went off, and is now failing to boot. Random lines are appearing on my screen as it tries to boot. Below is a link to a video I made of the issue: ...
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Digital Color Meter does not show all pixels. Is there a tool that does?

Digital Color Meter seems to drop pixels from the inspection window on retina displays. Here is what Digital Color Meter thinks the spotlight search icon looks like: However, a screen capture PNG ...
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White ring on MacBook Air's screen

There is a problem with the screen of my MacBook Air (13", Early 2015). A white ring-shape water-mark appears on the screen, which is similar to the luminous Apple in size. The ring is particularly ...
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Accessibility: Rotate part of the screen

I was hoping someone knows the utility/app, perhaps a macro that can help to rotate part of the screen. Primarily I was looking in the Zoom option in Accessibility settings. Zoom Style: Picture-in-...
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MacBook Air screen showing lines

Yesterday when I was using my Mac, a small area of altered appearance appeared to the lower part of the screen (the section in the image with horizontal lines) but was just blurry and the rest of the ...
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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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Disable smooth fading when changing brightness of MacBook Pro Screen

I'm on a late 2013 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Is there any way of disabling/enabling whether the display smoothly fades when the brightness keys are hit (F1 to lower, F1 to raise)? On my ...
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Ipad 2 screen replacement, small cut in LCD

I'm working on replacing the digitizer on my ipad 2. In the process, I put a small cut in the bottom of the LCD (I think there is even a little liquid leaking out). I'm certain that area of the LCD ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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Recover photos from iPhone with broken screen?

My girlfriend recently dropped her iPhone 4S in water. She let it sit in rice for 2 days, but the screen was still broken. However, the phone was still functional, as she could hear Siri working with ...
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iPhone 5s touch screen is extremely buggy after repair

My iPhone 5s fell out of my pocket and smashed the glass. Everything still worked perfectly. The touch screen was just as responsive as ever, and Touch ID worked fine. I had the glass (whole screen ...
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Glitches appear on facebook chat window when using Mac Book Pro

At the bottom of my Facebook chat, there are irritating glitches that I cannot unsee now. The arrows point to the red box indicating the errors. I use the Chrome browser on Mavericks. Is this common ...
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Kernel Panic after diy repair

I exchanged the broken screen of a MBP7,1 with the screen of a MB6,1. Upgraded the ram to 8gb and switched to ssd, then installed osx 10.9. Reseted the PRAM and SMC. Everything went pretty well ! ...
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How to prevent OS X's 'screen' command from resizing the terminal upon entry?

I usually run my terminal sessions in 132 character wide mode in iTerm. However, when I start the 'screen' command, it re-sizes the terminal back to 80 characters. Is there a way to prevent this?
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White streaks (image retention) on the sides of iPhone 5S screen?

Not sure why this happened, but I had a conversation for 50 minutes and then realised some weird white streaks on the screen after I hung up. The streaks are now gone (gladly), it seems like the ...
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Darken Background Illumination When There is No Window

I have a MBP in a dualscreen setup with the laptops display as secondary. I'd like to know if there is an application that dims the display's illumination when there is no window drawn on the laptop.
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MacBook Air screen switches off randomly

Title says almost all of it, and no, it's not that my display sleeps after inactivity. It was 5 seconds after touching the keyboard, last time. It's done it twice so far. Other thing is that when you ...
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Subtle light-colored horizontal lines across Macbook screen, and jaw-dropping calibration behavior

My issue: When viewing solid, light tones, such as #FDF6E3, I see evenly spaced horizontal lines across my entire screen (I have a 2010 white Macbook). These lines are especially visible when the ...
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Setting an unsupported custom resolution in MacOS

Is there a way via command line or GUI to set a custom unsupported screen resolution. Specifically the problem I am trying to resolve is getting 5K support for a Dell U4919DW. If not possible, how do ...
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Mac Screen - red discoloration

At random times, there is a red discoloration in the corner of my screen that varies in size from nonexistant to stretching across the right edge. It is similar to the following thread except that ...
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MacBook Air screen problems after changing refresh rate

I was experimenting with SwitchResX software, and thought it would be a good idea to change the refresh rate to 83 Hz. When I rebooted the laptop, the screen looked like this Is there any way to fix ...
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Audio Stops Playing when screen locks in iPhone 7 Plus

Until a few days ago I used to enjoy listening to "Ayat" app which used to keep playing even when the screen was locked. However, I had to reset the carrier network and after that playing Ayat has ...
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Macbook Pro mid 2014 can't adjust brightness

My laptop: Macbook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Processor 2.6 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics Intel Iris 1536 MB OSX Mojave Version 10.14.3 My screen ...
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Auto brightness not working correctly on Macbook Pro 13" 2015

I have problem with set up auto brightness. Everything was fine until I didn't pushed brightness button on keyboard. Now system report says that auto brightness settings are not working but in ...
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iPhone 6s keeps rebooting after screen replacement

One week ago I did a screen replacement on my iPhone 6s. I successfully tested the home button, sensors like the front-facing camera, the speakers and so on. Two days later the smartphone didn't boot ...
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Black screen on mac mini dual screen

So I have the new mac mini 2018 and I have a dual screen setup. 1 is connected via display port the other via HDMI. My main display is the one connected via the display port. However, I have this ...
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Volume buttons on EarPods activate iPhone screen

When the screen to my iPhone is asleep/deactivate whilst it is playing music, I often adjust the volume using the buttons on the control for my EarPods, but annoyingly this always activates the screen ...
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MacBook Pro 13” screen dead - how can I use external display?

An authourised Apple store have told me I need a screen replacement after my screen went dead. When I connect the MacBook Pro (late 2013 model) to my Samsung TV via hdmi I see the log in screen on the ...
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Color Profile keeps resetting to “default”

I had this problem before with High Sierra and now I just updated to Mojave and still the same issue. Basically sometimes (sometimes after i reboot, sometimes after it goes to sleep, sometimes after ...
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iPhone 6 display works on charge screen but not when powered on

Strange issue with an iPhone 6 here that was sent in for repair.. it had been run over but was still in good cosmetic condition. The base of the phone was bent into a slight s shape with the top of ...
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Something is corrupting my SMC, why or what changes the SMC settings?

I asked a question that led up to this: Raise/lower brightness is extremely slow It works just fine after SMC Reset. But the next day same problem. It appears that the problem is that something is ...
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Horizontal bar at top center of screen display what I last typed

A black bar with random text appeared in the center of my screen. Whenever I type something, the text in the black bar changes. I have MacBook Pro Late 2011 running on macOS 10.13.6. I have no idea ...
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WebGL2 canvas causing screen flickering on macos chrome / firefox

While testing new webgl2 features I noticed that quite often screen flickers on MacOS Mojave 10.14. Flickering is more frequent in Chrome (69.0.3497.100), than in Firefox (62.0.3). Also on Opera ...
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The display fault on my MBP - anyone knows what might be the cause of this and how to fix this?

A simple background of my MPB: macOS High Sierra Version 10.13.6 (15-inch, 2016 with TouchBar) Processor 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 / Memory 16GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 / Graphics: Radeon Pro 460 4096 MB ...
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Macbook pro 13 2017 model. screen is very delicate. are screeen replacements reliable?

so i closed my space grey 2017 macbook pro 13" ( i opted for the model without the touch bar) after a lecture and was going to put it in my backpack , but when i closed it, the edge of my zip up ...
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Problem starting my machine

So, a while ago something happened to my MacBook Pro such that when I boot it, it doesn’t turn on the screen - it hasn’t been a problem, because I simply closed the screen, waited for it to go to ...
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Quick Time player records screen very quickly?

I use Screen Recording feature in Quick Time player for some purposes, but when I record my screen it records the screen actions very fast.Is there any way to chnge this to normal? Eg. If I move my ...
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My screen saver no longer shows pictures from albums

My screen saver no longer shows pictures from albums - it says there are no photos but they are there. It will show single pictures and the default directories.