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

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How to downscale for an external display?

I intend to connect my old full HD TV as external display to a mid-2012 MacBook air. While being "only" 1920×1080, the TV has 42", so each element would look ridiculously large. So I thought about "...
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How I can set a dot to center of MacBook monitor?

Actually, I'm a gamer and for better shooting, I wanna set a dot to the center of my MacBook screen. in some games like Call of duty or CSGO this dot help me to better shoot.
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Not sure if these are Dead or Stuck pixels on my Retina Macbook Pro?

My laptop was fine just yesterday !! But today, I found this on my screen : The unfocused image shows that the pixels are glowing in different colors. Shouldnt this indicate that there is some power ...
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Why does iPhone and iPod touch auto-brightness setting work relative to a brightness you set rather than absolute?

iPhone and iPod Touch aside, I've always considered manual brightness and auto brightness to be mutually exclusive settings. Intuitively, auto brightness means exactly that - the device figures it ...
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4k external monitor shows 3840x2160 and 1920x1080 but not 2560x1440

I'm using a external monitor with 3840x2160 resolution but it's completely unusable at that resolution (27", too tiny). I want to try it at 2560x1440 but MacOS doesn't even show that option. Is ...
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My MacBook Pro screen cracked and can't connect to external display

My MacBook screen cracked (very minimal tiny crack) and at first it was showing something, a few minutes later the screen is completely black. Now, I didn't have an issue with that the first couple of ...
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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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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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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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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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An undiagnosable screen fault (flickering/glitching)

I have been experiencing an intermittent screen flickering/glitching. The problem occurs where I use, or leave the laptop on for several hours, until I let the laptop rest (i.e. shut it down and leave ...
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Can I swap an LCD between different laptop generations?

I have a pair of old laptops: 15" PowerBook G4 (Aluminum) with various issues, but a working screen 15" MacBook Pro (2007) with a broken screen, but otherwise fine Can the PowerBook screen be ...
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How to get my screen responding again?

My MacBook Pro is running, ssh works fine, but the screen does not respond anymore. The screen is frozen like the ice of Antarctica. The mouse does not move on the screen. The time of the clock does ...
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Is it normal that iPhone 4S touch screen is not working correctly when charging

When I use my iPhone 4S's touch screen while charging, sometime it is not working correctly. For example; if I touch something in the middle screen, it acts like I touch some bottom in the border. Is ...
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MacBook screen doesn't turn on

My old, black (irony), pre-unibody (2009?) MacBook won't properly turn on. The screen just stays black. I can't hear the startup sound and the keyboard caps lock light won't shine, either. The power ...
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Mac Mini + HP 3065 - resolution

I bought the new Mac Mini and connected it to my HP 3065 screen using the DVI cable + supplied HDMI to DVI adapter. The problem is, that the display settings enable me only very low resolutions (max ...
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Apple iPad Air - No screen rotation control

I'm running iOS 12.1 on an iPad Air. Regardless of the switch setting (mute or rotatation) the side switch does not control screen rotation. There is no rotation control icon available to select ...
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What baud rate should I set for bluetooth TTY to Xbox controllers?

I'm trying to do screen tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port 9600 on my mac, but I'm not sure about my baud rate. How can I determine this? It's just giving me a "Cannot open line" error. I'm trying to view ...
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How to shrink (?) iMac's screen?

I'm pretty sure there is a name for it, but I can't find it. Is there a way to make my screen smaller? By "smaller", I mean...shrink the whole screen so that there are black borders. I think I was ...
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What is this blue half on my screen?

In the midst of plugging in my monitor and three-finger swiping up to move Chrome to the second desktop I got this. I couldn't access my top bar (with the time and battery) and if I clicked the side ...
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What color wallpaper makes page control dots on iPhone invisible?

What color wallpaper do I need to use to make the page control dots invisible? I know, you can't really hide them, as in remove from the screen (without iOS jailbreaking) but you can make them almost ...
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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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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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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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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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iPhone 5c Digitizer or logic board damage

My wife dropped her phone on Sunday... I don't want to replace the screen if it's the logic board and nothing can be done to recover her data. A beautiful picture: If this were the 1970's her phone ...
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Running iPhone side by side with another iPhone

I just bought a new iPhone to replace the one I dropped in water. The old iPhone works except for the screen, and I can't back it up via iTunes on my computer because I have a password on the old ...
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Problem with Monitor, flickering green

I have the MacBookPro 15'' mid 2009 (10.9.3) , and from today I have green flickering on my monitor. I did try with Reset PRAM, Repair Disk, also TechToolPro but i have the same problem. It seem ...
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Stop auto-dimming automatically

I've noticed my Mac didn't retain the brightness I set with the keys. How do you stop it from auto-dimming?
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How do I use say command creatively to prank my coworkers/friends?

I'm designing a creative / funny prank for OSX via command line. By running in the background, most users would not notice it when she/he first starts using the computer. Using say command with ...
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Vertical Sync on MBP

On PCs you could easily configure the Vertical Sync setting from NVidia control panel, how can you enable/disable vertical sync in OS X?
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External display with pixel density similar to macbook pro 17" (132 ppi)

I own a macbook pro 17" late 2011 which has a 1920×1200 display with a pixel density of 132 ppi. Yesterday I tried hooking up the display to an Apple Thunderbolt Display, and to my great ...
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iMac second monitor alternative

I would like to have a dual screen setup with my 21" iMac, but I'd like to avoid the expensive 27" official monitor from Apple. Is there a specific 21" screen that would fit well in size, resolution, ...
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How do I create a custom resolution for my display in Lion, running in a virtual machine?

I need to create a custom display resolution for my install of lion because it doesn't have the size I must have for a project. Is there a way to create a custom resolution set in lion osx 10.7?
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Is there a replacement glass panel for iPad that is “matte”?

I had broken my Unibody MacBook screen and took the opportunity to replace it with a matte screen, via TechRestore. I loved the improvement, as I dislike glossiness in almost every context. Even my ...
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Macbook air screen is too bright even on the lowest setting

Is there a tweak, hack, or piece of software that can adjust the brightness of the MacBook Air's screen below the settings that MacOS X allows by default? In low light the lowest brightness setting ...
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How does the quality of the LED-backlit screen of a MacBook or a 27" Cinema Display degrade over time?

The quality of my PowerBook and 20" Cinema Display screens has degraded over time, they became noticeably yellowish and darker due to the wear of the backlight (I assume). Neither of those screens is ...
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Monitor turns off for two seconds after login

I have a mac mini 2018 model that runs mojave with an external monitor connected via hdmi output of mac mini. After login with my credentials and when the progress bar is loading my monitor turns off ...
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How do I prevent my MacBook Pro from dimming the screen on battery power?

I sometimes work on my MBP in the car (from the passenger's seat, of course) and it is impossible to see anything unless the screen is on the maximum brightness. Every few minutes, however, I have to ...
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Macbook PRO 2017 touchbar - Screen won't turn on sometimes

Sometimes when I open the lid of my MBP, the screen won't turn on. No black screen - the screen is just completely off. macOS is definitely running on the background, since I hear sounds, the touch ...
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Login screen characters all question marks, login info isn't working

I just reinstalled high Sierra after my Mac wouldn't restart. The moment it loads up I am presented with this screen. My login credentials don't work. Can someone explain to me what this screen is and ...
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iPhone turns off display whenever covering the proximity sensor

I have an iPhone 7. Sometimes when I put my finger on the proximity sensor (besides front speaker), the display turns black. I can't find a setting to turn it off. Anyone know where it is? Or if I can?...
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There Are Screen Glitches on Normal Desktop Usage But not in Safe Mode

I've a iMac Late 2009 model with latest version of MacOS High Sierra and there are screen glitches/flickering on normal desktop usage but not in safe mode. Where is the problem?
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Trigger action on external monitor plug/unplug

I'd like to trigger an action (launch an app, execute a script…) when I plug or unplug an external monitor on my MacBookPro with macOS 10.13.5. Is there any native way or third party app to do that?
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MacBook has black screen, boots up but just the fan runs

Want to know what can be the problem and if it worth repairing. Just the fan boots up, the screen is black and the keyboard won’t light up. Apple genius could not troubleshoot.
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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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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 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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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 ...