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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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Turning off ambient light control?

I have a mid-2011 27" iMac. I have realized that the screen brightness adjusts depending on the ambient light. When the sun hides behind the clouds, and the room gets darker, the brightness decreases. ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to switch screens on split view

I want to know if there is any keyboard shortcut to switch between splits screen in all new El Capitan.
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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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When waking up my MacBook Pro, the external monitor unpredictably displays “snow flakes”

I can't seem to pinpoint a specific cause for this, but sometimes when I wake my MBP the external screen gets fuzzy, like a TV with no reception, but I can faintly see my desktop behind the noise. If ...
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How can I repair a scratched MacBook Air screen? (A1369)

I have a mid-2011 MacBook Air (model A1369), whose screen has attracted some unsightly but superficial scratches. They look like smudges, but I suspect a layer of coating (or similar) has come off. ...
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Why does my MacBook Air occasionally become extremely dim after being idle?

Sometimes, I leave my MacBook Air on for thirty minutes. When I return, and move my mouse around, I see the cursor on the screen moving around, but the screen is extremely dim. In fact, I could barely ...
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Why did all my menus go blank and views become illegible?

MacBook Pro 15-inch 2017 i7 16GB OS Version: High Sierra 10.13.4 (it's possible it was an earlier version 10.13.3 or something because this occurred about a week ago) Take a look at these images ...
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Turn off macbook screen when connected to a monitor

When connecting my 2017 15' macbook pro to a 4k external monitor it gets a little bit warmer (65° celsius, while it's only at 35 without the monitor) than I want it to be, even if it's just idling. ...
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Macbook Update to High Sierra unbootable

I updated my late-2013 MacBook Pro from macOS Sierra to macOS High Sierra this morning. The update ran fine and I got back into my system everything looking ok. Then I shut the MacBook down to go to ...
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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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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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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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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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Why is my screen bowing out on my iPhone 5?

Why is my screen popping out of my iPhone 5? And how can I fix it? Update: I fixed it! Here is what the old battery looked like:
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Is there a way to fix these scratches on my MacBook Pro's screen?

I have the Mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro. Sadly, the Keyboard Keys have caused some scratches in the screen, which is annoying as hell. (Yes, I know, I should use the white buffer sheet that came with it) ...
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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 to prevent the black screen on iPod Touch?

Is there a way to not let the iPod touch switch the screen off? I want to use my iPod as a "count down" timer with the built-in clock app. But after some time, the screen turns black thanks to the ...
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iOS screen mirroring via USB onto PC?

I want to mirror the screen of an iOS device onto a Windows PC. I only found solutions which either uses a VGA-adapter or AirPlay. Because AirPlay uses WiFi I seek for a more stable and independent ...
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Screen sharing MacBook-pro to iMac

I wonder if there is someway of sharing the screen on my macbook pro (which stands on the right of my iMac) to the iMac, so that I can use the same keyboard and mouse for both computers. I believe ...
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Screen turns off at lid opening

When I close the lid, the computer behaves correctly: Screen turns off Does not go to sleep (front light stays on and does not flash) Still can hear fans It behaves this way because I share my ...
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MacBook Pro 13 inch for work

I have just sold my iMac 27 inches for the reason it being too big! I will avoid mentioning the reasons, but... Now that I have got the exact money to buy the new 13 inch retina one. Problem is I am ...
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External monitor causes very high CPU usage

I have an external LG 27UD69P-W monitor connected (via HDMI) to my late 2013 MacBook Pro, which causes the CPU usage of the Mac to go extremely high (kernel_task > 400%, sometimes much higher even), ...
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How to clean iMac screen?

I've messed up and used a generic LCD cleaning product on a glass iMac screen. According to the label it consists of distilled water and surfactants (or surface-active components, don't know how to ...
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How to take care of an iPod touch with a broken screen?

I have a 4th gen iPod touch that recently managed to escape my hand and embrace the floor. While the situation was rather comical, now the glass screen is broken. Everything else works fine, including ...
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How can I run an application full screen on a second screen?

I want to run games on my additional screen, how can I do this? By default they run on the built-it screen. I'm using a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard.
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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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MacBook Air 2013 screen issues after sleep

I'm having some issues with my MacBook Air (2013). Whenever the system enters hibernation, as it does after a couple of hours of sleep, the screen gets distorted when it comes back from sleep. When ...
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How can I resize OS X 10.7 Lion display screen resolution during install?

I have a Mac Mini (2011) with no OS installed currently (drives are RAIDed and I lost Recovery HD partition). When I boot, I start the Internet Recovery, which I am viewing through a Samsung P50 ...
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Sleeping screen (Cinema Display) keeps waking up. How can I make it sleep until mouse is moved?

I have my Mac Pro (Cyrus) configured not to fall asleep completely but to let the screen sleep when not used for half an hour. I also use the keyboard shortcut for forcing the display to sleep. ...
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Night Shift & Flux not working on MacBook Air 6,2 (early 2014) since macOS 10.13.2

Hope anyone might have an idea how to troubleshoot this problem: Since I updated my MacBook Air 6,2 (early 2014) to macOS 10.13.2 both Night Shift and Flux have completely stopped working. Meaning no ...
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Hide/Fix Macbook Pro Retina Screen Scratch

I noticed that I have a small scratch on my Macbook Pro Retina's screen. When this has happened on my desktop LCDs I've used some Vaseline to hide it. While I know that doesn't actually fix it I am ...
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Mac OSX: strange shaking (jitter) of screen

I noticed that sometimes a strange interference in rendering happened on my screen. I thought it was some minor issue with hardware. It happened 2 or 3 times a few months ago and I didn't think much ...
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EDID loss on HDMI switching

I have a LCD tv hooked up to an HDMI switcher flipping between a Mac Mini (2006 snow leopard using a DVI - HDMI cable), cable tv and dvd player. Trouble is, whenever the switch goes away from mac ...
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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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Is there an api to the Mac-OS where I can disable screen dim from an application (like python) and when I am ready I can enable it again? [closed]

I have an application to run a slideshow on the mac. I would like to disable screen dimming when I start the slideshow, and enable it again when I stop the slideshow... Therefore I need an api into ...
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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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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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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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How can I stop my screen from dimming while it's plugged in?

Every once in a while my screen dims, I don't want that to happen. Just now it did it while I was moving the mouse.
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Best tips in regard to calibrating a macbook pro screen

My eyes hurt a lot since I have a macbook (current is antiglare 15 inch, last one was 13 inch). What's the best way to calibrate the screen (hardware calibrator, software, internal calibration)? ...
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Why doesn't the screen command source my .profile?

When I start a new screen, the aliases that I have set in my ~/.profile do not seem to be sourced. Does anyone know where I can change this or which file is actually read when starting a new screen?
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How to check if MacBook screen is genuine?

I bought used MacBook Pro and have suspicion that screen was replaced and the replacement is not genuine. Is there a way to check that?
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Install a new color profile on Mac OS 10.8

I have a IIYama screen that curerntly display garbages (very, very poor quality). On the IIYama website, I found drivers for my screen (ProLite B2409HDS), it contains the following files: 2409hds....
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How can I revive dead pixels on my iPod Touch (second generation)?

I've got lines on the top of my iPod Touch (2nd gen) and they won't go away. I've checked some other forums and they told me to: Turn the brightness all the way up and go to some funky strobing ...
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iPhone 3GS screen repair

I dropped my iPhone earlier today. The screen is now full of cracks but the phone still functioning. Is there any cases of DIY style repair being performed? Can anyone share their repair steps for ...
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Lock without going to sleep

Whenever I lock my screen (using command+control+Q), the display goes to sleep within about 5 seconds. How can I prevent this? This happens while plugged in, and my screen is set to never go to sleep ...
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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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Will grayscale increase or decrease battery consumption?

If I turn on grayscale on my iPhone 6, will the consumption of battery increase or decrease?