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 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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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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MacOSX Maverick 10.9 - How do I stretch a window across both of my dual screens on my dual screen setup?

I have two monitors on my Mac. I have just installed Maverick and I notice I can no longer stretch a window from the screen on my left to the screen on my right. Mac OSX Maverick 10.9 seems to pick ...
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How to enable horizontal split in full screen mode in El Capitan

I use my external display in tower mode. I've been using third party software ( like Moom ) to split my screen horizontally when needed. Now that El Capitan supports split screen in full screen mode, ...
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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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Maximize windows just like Windows on OS X

I have owned a MacBook Pro for a year, however at work I use a Windows laptop. Since I really like the functionality to maximize a windows by just pushing it to the top of the screen, I would like to ...
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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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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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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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External monitor flicker / signal loss

I have a Samsung 28" U28E590 4K Display and a 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (Intel Iris 550 1536 MB Graphics). I have a dongle for HDMI output. The problem is that the external monitor flickers, ...
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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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How to get back the missing monitor option in Mountain Lion's menubar?

When plugging in an external monitor on every OS X < 10.8 you could set the monitor options to show up on the menu bar. How do I get this option on Mountain Lion? I connect a DVI monitor via the ...
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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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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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How to clean off keyboard marks on screen?

On the screen on my MacBook Air, there are some little square marks from the keyboard. Are they permanent, or can I clean them off? How can I prevent this from happening in the first place?
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Is there a way to restore the iPhone's oleophobic screen coating once it's worn off?

My iPhone 4 is about 15 months old now and the screen has completely lost the oleophobic property is had when it was new: finger smears now show up just like they do on other phones. Contrary to the ...
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Mouse Pointer Locator

Due to a stroke, I have had some vision impairment in that I sometimes have a hard time locating my mouse pointer on the screen. I have tried making the mouse pointer larger which helps but is still ...
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how to rotate the orientation of my monitor in OSX 10.8?

My girlfriend just bought a great monitor (EIZO CG223W) for her macbook, which you can rotate 90º in portrait mode. The screens didn't flip along, and I couldn't find a setting in the system ...
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How do I clean my iPod screen?

Stating the obvious, but, how do I get all my greasy finger prints off my screen? (Or for that matter, any kind of the usual dirt).
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What is the definitive iPhone X corner radius?

I've been experimenting and have found no conclusive corner radius for the iPhone X. Some sources, such as iPhone X Screen Demystified - PaintCode, say its 40pts. Some say it's 44, like UI Design for ...
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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 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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What is the reason for the large minimum brightness of MacBook Air (or other devices)?

When I use my MacBook Air in darkness for various reasons (e.g. causal stargazing or working late in close quarters) the last brightness notch before "black" is way too bright for me. There are add-...
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Turn off iMac main screen while working on external

I have an external display on my iMac and I would like to work only on the external display and turn off/disable the iMac one, just like the "clamshell mode" on a Macbook for example. It works with ...
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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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Given the strength and scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass, are cases of value for iPhones?

Do I need a protective case for my iPhone 5? This is my first smart phone. I thought one of the advantages of a modern smart phone was the Gorilla Glass and the small size and weight. It seems to me ...
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Why does my iPhone 4S's screen have a yellow tint?

I didnt realise the yellow tint on the phone until my friend compared his screen side-by-side. There is a yellow tint on my phone's screen. I read around the net and some people state its the glue and ...
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Can auto glass chip repair kits fix cracked iOS device screens?

Can auto glass chip repair kits such as this item repair cracked iOS device screens? If so, what should I watch out for?
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Can I increase the resolution of a 13-inch MacBook Pro?

I have a 13-inch MacBook Pro with the default resolution 1280x800. I would like to know if there exists the possibility of having a better resolution?
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How do I show a percentage battery indicator on the iPhone?

How do I show a percentage battery indicator on the iPhone?
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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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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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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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iMac 27" Screen goes black screen

My iMac 27" screen went black on start up after logo, but I could still see my mouse pointer. I've restarted my computer and it is still not helping at all. I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2 with an i5 ...
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Insect inside the display of the iPad Retina

Yesterday I found a bug inside my iPad display. I mean, literally a bug. My wife was reading some magazine and noticed something moving inside the screen. I thought it was some kind of animation, took ...
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Can I keep my iPhone screen off during voice navigation with Apple's Maps app?

I have been using voice navigation in Apple's Maps app for iOS 6. I keep the phone in one of my car's cup holders because I am mostly using it in my home area where the maps on the screen aren't ...
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Why do my windows go dark when they're on my external monitor?

Why is this happening? Has any one ever experienced anything like this before? Some windows stay dark on my external monitor and some come good after I let go of the cursor after dragging..
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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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Is the screen dry or wet?

I got caught in the rain yesterday, my iPhone 5 was in my pocket. Some water got into it. Here`s the picture, moisture is under screen surface: Question is: which area is dry and which is wet? Dark ...
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Any iPhone apps to test the touchscreen?

I've been playing an iPhone game for about a week and today the phone didn't detect some of my swipes. It still detected most of my swipes, but on a few occasions I swiped and nothing happened. I ...
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A screen protector or not for the retina screen?

Recently, I bought my very first MacBook Pro with Retina Display. I am hesitating between having a screen protector or not. Some claim that a protector can prevent the retina display from scratch, ...
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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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OS X 10.9 Fullscreen on second display doesn't stretch to full screen, but only part of it

I'm on OS X 10.9 and with this OS upgrade, the ability to run fullscreen apps on a second display while working on another was implemented. What I want: Play YouTube and other online sources (...
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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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Macbook air mid-2011 visual glitch problem

I face some problems with my macbook air mid 2011 (HD 3000), some weird visual glitch on the screen (see pictures). Is there any solution or fix? Does anyone else have the same issue? I own a Apple ...
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What are the screen dimensions of the iPhone 4s and iPhone 5s?

What are the dimensions of the screen on the iPhone 4s and 5s? I mean the length and width of the actual display, in mm or cm. I tried searching for it online but all the sites I looked just provide ...
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Free tool to create a screencast to upload on hosting video platforms

I would like to make a small video tutorial of a web application I deployed recently. Could you recommend some free programm to record screencast easily, ready to upload to video hosting platforms ...
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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 can I determine if the screen is asleep in Mountain Lion, from the command line?

I have a script that needs to run every so often, but only if the screensaver is active or if the screen is asleep (to make sure nobody is actively using the computer first). I need to have a way to ...
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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 ...