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

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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 ...
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Persistent vertical blue line (Macbook pro 13 mid 2010)

Can anyone help me understand what this is? The line is persistent and i'm not sure it's because of a faulty LCD or something else. Is there a way to fix 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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iPhone screen occasionally does not want to auto-lock?

I have an iPhone SE running iOS 9.3.3. Once in a while, it seems like the screen doesn't automatically turn off when it should. It should auto-lock (screen turns off) after 3 seconds on a lock screen, ...
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How to upcycle a 10-year old iMac (display)?

There’s a lot of close-to-duplicate questions around here asking how to connect some computer (often laptop) with an iMac to reuse its larger display as a second monitor. Depending on the ports ...
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I accidentally touched my rMBP screen with sweaty hands

So I accidentally touched my rMBP screen , I have to admit that my hands were a bit sweaty when I touched it, I immediately took a microfiber cloth and cleaned the screen, did I caused any damage to ...
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My Mac has weird lines when booting

MacBook Pro, Late 2011 2.5Ghz. The Mac works perfectly fine, however, every so often, the Mac simply freezes and doesn't respond. Therefore I turn it off, and when turning it back on weird lines ...
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Two WQHD external monitors

Is it possible to run two external monitors with WQHD resolution (2560 x 1440) with a Mac mini or with a MacBook Pro via DisplayPort? According to Apple website the Mac mini is capable of handling ...
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Resize Viewport on Macbook Air Because part of screen is broken

There's a thin black bar that doesn't show anything along the right side of my macbook air's screen (I dropped it). Is there a way to resize things so that osx doesn't use that part of the screen at ...
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Recover mac mini broken BIOS (mac mini displays nothing)

Well, month ago I gave mac mini (late 2011) to my little brother with new HDD and RAM memory stick. So, being an independent person, he has tried to install Windows on empty HDD (yeah, it's weird) and ...
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Will grayscale increase or decrease battery consumption?

If I turn on grayscale on my iPhone 6, will the consumption of battery increase or decrease?
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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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Can't change resolution on MacBook Pro running Windows 10 Boot Camp

I've been running Windows 10 via Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro 2015 for several months. After a period of inactivity, and a corresponding backlog of updates, I can't change the screen resolution. It's ...
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Connect Windows 7 Laptop to Mac mini

I have a Mac mini and a Windows 7 laptop. I want to control the Mac mini through my Windows laptop. Is there any solution in a way that I don't have to hook up the Mac with a monitor, keyboard, and ...
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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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Trying to hide a big scratch on iPhone 6S screen

I've always been a "naked iPhone" kinda guy since I love the design and hate the way cases feel in my pocket. I've managed pretty well for the past 6 or 7 years, and even when I DO get scratches I don'...
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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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Specifics of hardware

On the MacBook Pro with Retina display, what is the specific screen they use, (any idea on model number), or is it their own manufacture?
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Broken Ipad screen

a few months a go, I opened my iPad to see my screen half blacked half works. I'm not sure what happened.. I attached a pic of its condition. Does it look like a software issue or broken screen? Can ...
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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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Why does my Mac slow down when the volume/brightness indicator fades out?

I frequently change the volume and brightness on my computer. Usually I modify them to more or less match my surrounding physical(!) environment. But there's this one annoying quirk with changing my ...
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Red tint and flicker in Macbook LCD

For some time my aging 2008 Macbook's LCD has been "flickering" a bit but since it goes away after a while I've ignored it. But in the last few days a red tint (might be pink - I am color blind :( ) ...
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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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Month old iPad mini 4 has a yellow box outline on the screen! What should I do?

I'm pretty sure this was not there before but now I just noticed it while reading on my iPad. I think it's only on the inside part of the screen as I cannot get the picture to show the yellow when I ...
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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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How to mirror a Mac desktop to a larger Windows computer's screen?

I've a 15-inch MacBook Pro and a 21-inch All-in-one Windows Computer. However, I haven't any HDMI or DisplayPort cable but Ethernet. I would like to transfer the Mac's desktop to the larger computer ...
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Problem with external monitor and MacBook Air

I cannot connect my MacBook Air to an external monitor. But I am able to connect it to a projector, without any difficulty. My computer detects the external monitor but cannot connect to it. The ...
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Blue and white rectangle

I just restarted my MacBook Pro and I am now getting a blue and white rectangle near the top right corner of my screen. Does anyone know what this is or what is causing it? MacBook Pro Retina 15-inch,...
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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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Multi-colored lines only on screen when booting 17" iMac Core Duo 1.83Ghz

New to StackExchange/Ask Different. Been a lurker for a long time, this is my first question/discussion. I hope somebody might point me in the right direction. I was recently given a couple old ...
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Using multiple screens, how to switch spaces on all screens left or right

Assuming I am working on 3 screens, having 3 spaces on each screen. How can I switch to the "left" space on each screen at the same time?
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Macbook Pro black screen during logon

When I boot my Macbook Pro and log in, the progress bars starts scrolling. After a few seconds the screen goes completely black and then shows the progress bar again but all the rest around the ...
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My Mac displays some glitches

Sometimes my Mac Mini, plugged to an LG IPS screen, display some Glitches. For example, times ago, in my Launchpad appears these glitches: To solve these glitches I had to restart the Mac. Now in ...
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Use old Powerbook G4's screen

I have a broken Powerbook G4 lying around and I'm wondering if I can re-use the screen, that is still fine. Maybe it's impossible, but is there a way to use it with composite video input? Thanks
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Disable Screen Sleep AppleScript

Is there a way to turn screen sleeping on and off temporarily through AppleScript? I'm making a script at the moment that will run for a few minutes when I'm away, so I don't want it to sleep, but don'...
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Safe to clean iPad screen with alcohol wipe?

I ordered a glass screen protector for my iPad and have just received it. In instructions, it says I have to clean the screen with the given alcohol wipe. Is it safe to use an alcohol wipe on iPad ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch late 2011 flickering screen

I have some problems with the screen of my laptop MacBook Pro 13inch from late 2011. I never had problems with my screen before but suddenly the screen began to flicker. I have encountered that it ...
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Can iMac 5k be set up to change screen resolution at log in depending on user

I have 2 users on iMac 5k and need each user to login at a different screen resolution (Default for one, Looks like 2048 x 1152 for the other). Is this possible / can a script be set to run on login ...
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Just installed new screen on iPhone 5s, getting weird ghosting/burn effect

My wife's iPhone 5s screen cracked and for the holidays I had a friend of mine install a new screen on her phone. The only problem is, there's some weird issues going on. First, the outer edges of her ...
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Retina 2012 15" Macbook Pro: Vertical Lines like dead pixels

I recently purchased a used MacBook Pro 15" Retina (2012). Before I bought it, its screen was replaced entirely and so was its upper case. I am currently using Windows 10 on the laptop. I started ...
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iPhone 4s no display constant charging sound

There is no display on my iPhone 4s, but whenever I hook it up to my charger, it will play the charging sound every 7 seconds. Maybe something is loose in the phone? I am thinking there is something ...
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Screen artifacts that show up in screenshot

My MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) running El Capitan (10.11.1) intermittently displays screen artifacts. I thought the issue might be with my screen connector, but the artifacts are captured when I ...
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iMac 21.5" 4k Screen Colours Washed Out

I bought a new iMac 21.5" 4k screen for my web design work. I noticed that the way Safari renders colours is completely different from the way Chrome and Firefox does. Colours in Safari appear dull ...
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Is it safe to put a screen protector on Macbook Pro Retina? [closed]

I read a few answers/articles. But that only made the confusion worse. Common answers were: No, don't put screen , because: There is very little gap between Keyboard & Display and adding a ...
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iPhone 4S Gray Light in Middle of Black Screen Fix?

I'm having trouble with my iPhone 4S. It rarely turns on and whenever it does, it shows a gray light in the middle of a black screen with some kind of halo around the light. Also, whenever I hook it ...