Questions tagged [screen]

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

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Screen Artifacts at Shut Down when using scaled display on 15" rMBP mid 2015 running Sierra 10.12.5

I am having an issue on a week old rMBP 15" mid-2015 running Sierra 10.12.5. I use the scaled display option and have noticed that there is a concerning screen artifact that occurs when I shut down ...
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Fullscreen on multiple displays and swiping moves all screens

This worked up until May 16th. Before and after updating to macOS Sierra 10.12.5 did not solve problem. Config / Specs: MacBook Pro Dell monitor iPad using Duet app Previous functionality I could ...
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Cannot get duplication of screens to work with mini display between iMac & Macbook

Have an iMac 21", 2.5, Mid 2011 and a MacBook Pro Mid 2012 and I just bought a Mini display to connect them through the Thunderbolt. I cannot see that they are connected or the choice to connect it in ...
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MacBook Pro screen muddling up letters

I got my MacBook Pro in December so I haven't had it for that long. After a while, on youtube the screen would act up a bit and move around or display transparent grey rectangles or a massive (...
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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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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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Screen doesn't work properly - iPhone SE

I have an iPhone SE in almost perfect conditions (I never dropped it). I bought it 9 months ago, but since 3 weeks (and maybe more) the touch screen don't always works, I mean that when I touch, ...
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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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Macbook always at lowest brightness

I have a Early 2011 Macbook pro. A few days ago, I turned on my computer and it was on the lowest brightness setting (almost pitch black). FYI, about a year ago I spilled beer on my keyboard and a ...
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Blinking screen on Macbook Air 2011 13" [duplicate]

I have some issue with my macbook air mid 2011 13" One day screen start blinking and flickering. This is a short video how it looks like click Only blinking, no stripes on screen or other artifacts. ...
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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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Does a 'low backlight dimmed constantly turned on screen' use battery & can it burn in?

TL;DR: Can a smartphone LCD screen burn in when emitting nearly no light, but just dark dimmed pixels? And could, by such way, a screen-on time of 8 hours be achieved? I'm designing a concept that ...
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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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I want to disable iphone screen activation when plugging in a charger

I want to use a low power, ultra light weight solar charger for a three week backpacking trip. But I have heard that any shadows will lower the output causing the phone repeatedly start/stop charging. ...
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MacBook Pro 2016 15 inch screen hinge feels loose [closed]

I just purchased a 15 inch MBP, and the screen hinge feels a little loose, at least compared to my 2011 15 inch MBP. Is this normal?
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Macbook hangs when removing HDMI cable

I have a very frustrating problem: when I remove the HDMI cable from my MacBook Pro (i.e. to disconnect my external monitor, and move about with the laptop), the screen just refuses to wake up when I ...
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flickring 1.5” or 2” column in screen of 17" macbook pro early 2011

I am using it by mid 2012. I was sitting out door for 2hrs at evening and keep working with mac book; and at middle of the screen around 1.5" or 2" starts flickering. Sometime it stops flickering and ...
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Dim screen brightness of MBP, using AppleScript (and while using a secondary monitor)?

I just got a secondary monitor to use with my MacBook Pro (13" Retina Early-2015). I previously had AppleScripts for dimming and for increasing the brightness of the MBP screen—either to no bars or to ...
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iPhone won't turn on after screen and battery replacement

The Problem I just replaced the battery and screen of my iPhone 5. The phone does not appear to be working at all. There is no response from the phone after doing a hard reset and the phone will not ...
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After installing SSD in 2009 iMac I only see a black screen

The computer chimes, and when I press any key like the option or R keys to enter recovery or the Startup Disk Manager, nothing happens. I tried to reset the SMC to no avail. I have a 3TB portable ...
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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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Why is my screen acting weird

Black is turning green - but not everywhere and not on screendump or on my ext. screen (photo taken with iPhone). If I press the unibody hard on the left side, then I can make the green disappear, but ...
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OSX Multiple isolated desktops

The question is it possible to have X virtual desktops/screens on my OSX, which would be really isolated from each other? Maybe I've very specific use case :-) but I would like to have work desktop ...
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What can I use to get dust off of my rMBP display?

I've noticed that the Retina display on MacBook Pros gets scratches and dings very easily. I just recently had to replace the display for a different reason, and I'd like to put on a tempered glass ...
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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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On board / internal display works intermittently / randomly

Macbook Pro Mid 2012. Original board and display. About 2 months ago, laptop screen cuts out. External display used to prove everything working normal, including passing Apple Hardware Test. Take to ...
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Match second monitor settings to first

I'm new to using the Mac. I'm a photographer, use a MacBook and recently purchased a Mac monitor (discontinued, bought it second-hand) to connect to my MacBook as a second monitor for my photo editing,...
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Macbook Display Screen Coating

I've noticed a black color coat on my Macbook screen. It's a very thin layer coating and whenever I tried to clean the display, I got some carbon black dust sticking to the cleaning cloth. I ...
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Dark Horizontal Lines on MacBook Pro Retina Display

While I was using my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) running 10.12.1 Sierra, dark horizontal lines popped up and the screen flickered a little. They turned off and on for a bit and I took 2 ...
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Macbook Pro Display - Green Flicker only when Photoshop etc is open

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro and I've suddenly been having this recurring problem of black pixels appearing green and flickering... Firstly, if I have no software open and "Automatic Graphics Switching" ...
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Green Flickering on Black Pixels - Macbook Pro 2011 (Auto Graphic Switching)

So, I had a panic an hour or so ago because randomly my Macbook Pro 2011 screen decided to display flickering green on black pixels. This looked quite bad on my desktop as it has so many dark colours:...
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iPhone 5 won't turn on after screen repair

A couple of months ago, my iPhone 5 started to have lines on the screen. A common thing that some people do to diagnose that problem is to open the phone and disconnect the connectors to the screen, ...
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does Macbook Pro continue refreshing screen when brightness is set to zero?

In other words, does my Macbook's CPU realize it is wasting its time and energy by continuing to send instructions to a screen that has been completely darkened by setting the brightness to 0%? (Not ...
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mac goes for sleep on screen lock [duplicate]

On screen lock mac goes to sleep impacting the downloads & etc. Is there any way I can lock the screen with password protection and not loose the connections ? OS version: EL Captain Currently
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Imac turn off the screen: where is the eject button to use in the shortcut?

I have a small wireless keyboard. Where can I find the eject button to turn screen off??
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Recording screen and user inputs (gestures) on iPad

I need to perform an usability study of my application running on an iPad and would like to record the screen (video showing what is going on) as well as gestures (where and when users tap their ...
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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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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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Switching between one and two monitors

When running my MBP, I attach an external monitor, a keyboard and trackpad to it so I have two separate desktops which are contiguous; like it's a "fancy" desktop. Back in the day on Mavericks, it ...
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Why does applicatication context often not switch between apps using screens?

Since I've been using Mavericks (currently I'm on ElCap) I have am a heavy user of screens insofar I actually use different desktops for different apps to reduce the ammount of clutter on my ...
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The rubber gasket around my Macbook screen is coming off!

Does this mean that I have to change the entire screen. I read somewhere online that I might have to change the entire screen. Can't apple just change the rubber gasket? What if I just leave it as ...
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Combine screens into pseudo-high-resolution

I'm a visual thinker. I prefer seeing everything laid out clearly and then moving around a big layout. With screen zoom, I can quickly zoom in-and-out on parts of the screen. Right now, if I tile ...
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Broken MacBook Pro screen

Can I transfer data from my MacBook Pro which has a broken screen, to another Apple Mac. The screen is black when I turn on the laptop.
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What color space is iPhone's 7 “Wide color display (P3)”

Newest iPhone 7 claims to have "Wide color display (P3)". What exactly is this, a color space? Could this be Adobe RGB, or just a different space created by apple? How does it compare to sRBG and ...
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Is there a way to use a TV as a monitor, but have it act as a 2x2 grid of monitors?

I'm looking into a multiple monitor setup, but I have a spare TV I'm not using. My only concern is that I want to be able to make an app full screen without taking up the whole TV. Is it possible to ...
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Apple Macbook Pro Late 2011 freezing screen on startup

It's been a couple of days since my Macbook Pro (Late 2011) started to freeze its screen on startup. The first time it happened I was just using my Mac for some Matlab simulations (which I do really ...
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How to remotely control iPhone 6 which dropped and right side screen is not working

I dropped my iPhone 6 and the right side of the screen is black. I cannot type there, I can't activate my Wi-Fi access and data access. I need it to turn this on. Is there a way to remotely control ...
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Auto adjust screen brightness data

I was wondering if there is a way to retrieve the data generated by the brightness sensor of the screen in a MacBook with this auto brigthness capabilities. Do you know something how can we do ...
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Mac giving random flashes

I have a mid 2012 non-retina mac with El Captain. It is starting to get slower, especially due to the absence of the SSD, but it never gave me any problems. It has been a couple of days now that ...