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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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MacBook Pro screen glitches after fall

My mid-2009 MacBook Pro just had a high speed meeting with my floor. (I thought those magsafe cables were supposed to disconnect when you tripped over them... sigh) Now I get strange glitches and ...
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MacBook Pro screen has died. Wanting to use secondary display?

The display on my MacBook Pro has recently died so I have been using the hdmi adapter to display the screen on my lg tv, which has been fine for a few day apart from the resolution not being ideal. ...
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Can you change an iPhone startup screen background from white to black?

It seems light-coloured iPhones have a white startup background colour with black Apple logo. As you can’t control the brightness on startup - this screen is offensively bright at night - searing your ...
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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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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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MacBook Air screen turns off randomly

I had my MacBook Air 13" 2011 for almost 2 years now. And right from the start I kept having this weird issue: sometimes while I'm working on it, the screen (and the monitor attached via displayport ...
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Can the iPhone screen's digitizer be safely separated from the glass?

I recently broke my iPhone 3G screen. I've had it replaced, and I still have the broken screen. Seems like the digitizer on that screen is fine and could be reused. I would like to separate the ...
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2015 Macbook Air screen gradually dimming and dying

This is not a problem at booting up. For a couple months now I'll be using my laptop when suddenly the screen dims to about 50% of normal. According to the brightness indicator the brightness is all ...
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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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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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Screen Burn (Yosemite)

When moving some dock icons around, I noticed screen burn, basically my old dock icons were burnt into the screen, is there a way of fixing this issue? I'm running on a MacBook Pro and Yosemite. Is ...
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MacBook Pro mirror-like screen

I have MacBook Pro at work. It has the glossy glass screen and I'm able to see everybody behind me by just changing the focus of my sight. It's a bit weird. How do you get used to this mirror/screen?
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Is there a quality difference between the unofficial iPhone replacement screens and the official?

I want to replace my scratched up screen (GSM iPhone 4) and been looking into the options. I've seen that there are 100$ 'Official' replacements and the much more common eBay 30$ replacements. Is ...
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Lion login screen

I have a lot of users in my household (6 total + guest). Is there a way to wrap or stack the user icons rather than having them scroll off the right part of the screen?
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What to do with broken iPhone 3G?

A friend order an iPhone 4 to replace his iPhone 3G which has a cracked screen. He offered it to me. I have AT&T on a family plan with no text or data. What should I do with the phone? I'm open ...
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What to do about keyboard protector grime left on MacBook Pro screen? [duplicate]

For the first couple of years that I had this MacBook Pro (Early 2015, 13 inch) I had a keyboard protector on it. After awhile, the protector left some pretty obvious marks on the screen from it ...
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Enable screen sharing on mac w/o display

I have an old mac mini with a dead video card but otherwise it is working fine. I don't think screen sharing is currently enabled on that mac mini. What I'm trying to do is enable screen sharing on ...
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iPhone SE - Icons at the top-right corner seldom work in many apps

I just got an iPhone SE. I have a strong suspicion that parts of the screen (mainly top-right corner, but it might be top-left corner as well) are not responsive enough. On the other hand they work ...
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Used a chemical on my MacBook screen. Now what? [duplicate]

I used Monster ScreenClean to clean the screen of my MacBook Air. I later read that this will leave a film on the screen, which seems to be the case when holding the screen up against the light. How ...
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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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Screen sharing without allowing others to access my account?

I sometimes work from home (MacbookPro-10.6.8) and would like to screen share with my iMac(10.9) at work. The screen-sharing is easy enough, but I share an office with several other people. To put it ...
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Fixing Water Damaged iPhone

My iPhone screen started blinking white is now completely white. Can someone tell me if this is fixable?
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Mac Mountain Lion on screen keyboard

Is there a way that, when you switch language inputs for your keyboard, the onscreen keyboard will automatically show up?
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Screen protection for the iPad 3

Is it true a screen guard reduces the clarity of an iPad 3 retina display? I dont want to risk scratching such an expensive investment. Any recommendations on screen protectors which satisfy the ...
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Is it possible to convert a MacBook Pro from the glossy to the matte option?

I have foolishly managed to crack the glass on the glossy screen of my 15 inch Mid 2010 MacBook Pro. While considering the option to replace the glass, I then remembered I'd always wanted to have the ...
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Macbook 5,2 Black Screen Issue

Macbook screen goes black a few seconds after been woken or started up. I've tried everything outside of opening it up or bringing it back to the hive. Has anyone else run into this issue, or am I a ...
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Transparent strip on part of the screen [duplicate]

I have some trouble with my MacBook Pro screen : on it appeared a transparent strip. It's visible from the MacBook start and I can't make it disappear. However, I still can click on files, softwares......
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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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iMac with aftermarket SSD - blank login screen [closed]

Here's a tough one for you. I installed an SSD in the optical drive slot of my 2009 iMac a few months ago. It's the system drive, working in conjunction with the old internal hard drive. On occasion, ...
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Is there a way to turn off the rMBP display with an external monitor plugged in, without closing the lid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Turn off internal display without closing lid I use my retina MacBook Pro with an external monitor, but the area above the function keys gets pretty hot, especially when ...
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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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Does the iPad (2012, 3rd generation) have the most pixels of any tablet's display?

I have heard this as a factoid from somewhere, and I'd like verification of it before I use it as a factual piece of information. The new iPad (2012, 3rd generation) has a super high pixel count. ...
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How to record a screen film of an iPad?

I would like to record a screen film of my iPad. If possible, I would like to include my spoken comments. How can I do that ?
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Weird screen fault

My iPhone 5 has recently developed a screen fault: a line going from the bottom left to the top right with other lines and / or a mold-like pattern (the photos don't exactly convey the full effect). ...
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Are there less expensive alternatives to Apple-branded Mini DisplayPort adapters?

I have a 2 years old 13" macbook pro, and I admit I can't use my 6 months old PC when I just surf and code, since it's quite noisy and hot in the summer. I still have a nice 20" flat monitor, and it'...
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Screen Scratch Repair - Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro w/ Retina Display

:( Not a good day. I just cleaned the screen of my rMBP using my usual kit. A lint free microfiber cloth and my AM screen cleaning fluid. However there must have been a small particle of something ...
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Is it normal to still see what's on the screen when it's fully dimmed?

I'm using an external monitor, so most of the time I've got the MacBook Air's internal screen dimmed to 0. But it doesn't switch off completely at 0 brightness as I can still see some graphical ...
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Does iChat screen sharing over the internet work in OS X Lion?

If I upgrade to Lion, will I still be able to use iChat to take over my elderly father's Mac (we have MobileMe accounts) to help him with problems and software updates? I read in some forums that this ...
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iPhone: How to prevent maximum screen brightness when charging?

I've set my screen brightness to about 50%. This works fine for me, except that the setting seems to be ignored when it's charging: then it's 100%. I've got a desktop charging stand on my bedside ...
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What are the dimensions of the Mac Book Air 13" screen?

Every spec I've seen shows the diagonal measurement of 13.3". I'm interested in the actual width and height of the screen. Thanks!
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iPhone is broken, how can I still access my contacts?

I broke my iPhone last weekend and the screen remains blank/black even if I connect it to a computer running iTunes. Is there a way I can still access my contacts?
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iMac doesn't start, all i see is colored lines and then checkered lines on a white background

I have iMac 2010 which is out of warranty. I recently came up to the computer and it was sleeping and was not waking up. I held the powered button for a while, so it turned off. Then I pressed it ...
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Use MacBook Pro LCD Screen as a standalone monitor

I have a broken MBP (2009, pre-unibody, 15") with a screen which I know is working. I took it apart and there's this fancy connector, attached to the screen (sorry for branding): Is it possible to '...
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Can I have two apps running split screen on an iPad?

Is there any way and have there been any examples of split-screening two apps on iPad so, for example, I can be scrolling through a PDF or PPT and simultaneously be typing notes about it in a text ...
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Is there an application for Windows7 (in bootcamp) to adjust the level of brightness of screen of iMac?

I want to darken the screen of my iMac because it is too bright for me. I use an application called shades, but it doesn't work in bootcamp. I found the software for Windows Vista called VistaShades (...
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Automatically restore my window locations when I reconnect my external monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I make windows save their position on screen after re-attaching a display? I'll often move around in the course of a work day, from my basement office where I have a ...