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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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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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Occasional screen shadows iPhone 5S

I have a 2013 16Gb iPhone 5S, It worked properly until an annoying screen/touchscreen issue appeared yesterday . Here is the issue : The screen suddenly gets slightly darker and some shadows appear ...
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iPhone 6 replacement screen and iOS 9

My 8 year old cracked a (very good) friend's teenager's iPhone 6. It is only cracked mostly at the bottom around the home button and just barely in front of the actually display so they said not to ...
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Tell if screen is original or replacement on iPhone 5

I recently bought a iPhone 5 on eBay. Now I'm suspicious if the screen is the original one or a replacement. Is there a way I can clarify my concernings? The screen has problems to recognize my ...
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Do I have a stuck pixel on my iPod touch 5?

So, today I picked up my iPod touch 5th generation to use it as normal, and after a few minutes of use, I noticed that a there was a vary tiny white dot at the top of my screen, and about half way ...
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Vertical colored lines on broken screen — is it just my screen?

I cracked my iPhone 5S screen on pavement. It's currently not covered under AppleCare. I'm wondering, though, if it's worth it to take this to one of those companies that replace broken screens. From ...
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Backup of a cracked screen

I cracked my iPhone 5 screen and the right side of the screen is black and un-touchable but the left is fine. I want to back my phone up to my computer and when i try iTunes says "iTunes could not ...
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Macbook late-2009 not displaying red color

Yesterday I realized that that my late-2009 Macbook White (A1342) does not display red colors. Sometimes it works correctly when I turn on the computer. Then, after a few seconds, red color starts ...
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Can repeatedly touching the screen of a Macbook Air damage it?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air. Are there technical/physical reasons why it might be harmful to have the screen repeatedly touched or pressed? Why or why not?
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How to disable the MacBook screen when connected to TV via HDMI

How can I disable the MacBook screen when it is connected to my TV via HDMI?B
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Are dustproof screen protectors for real?

With search engines, I can find supposedly dustproof screen protectors for sale? e.g.: http://www.amazon.ca/Clear-Scratch-Resistant-Screen-Protectors/dp/B003JBRSXY http://www.amazon.com/Apple-iPhone-...
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MacBook screen very dark after resuming on OS X 10.8

I have a MacBook late 2008 aluminum model (5,1). Occasionally, after reopening my MacBook's lid, the screen doesn't light up. With effort I can see that the password prompt is actually rendered very ...
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Connect to external TV without main screen

I have a Macbook Pro 13 "(late 2009) with a screen that just stopped working. In the technical assistance they told me that the problem would be the logic board or the display, any of them quite ...
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Higher resolution on Macbook air - simulated?

When I connect my MBA to Apple TV it adjusts the MBA resolution to something else which makes everything smaller but gives me more screen real-estate. I don't want to do this often but sometimes its ...
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Is it possible to have a Mac drive a display as a mirror image (and not simply rotated)

I need to flip the screen of Mac X 10.4 either vertically or horizontally. I should emphasis that I do not want to rotate 180 degree I want to have mirrored output. Is there any way of driving a Mac's ...
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Screen refresh rates on mobile devices [closed]

Are there any hand held devices, PDA , phones or pads that have a screen refresh rate of 120Hz.
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My macbook pro 2014 screen is flickering and shuts it self

I am not sure but it might happened after the High Sierra update. What i have done to resolve the issue is reset the SMC reset the NVRAM I have upgraded to Mojave i have erased the disk and ...
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Are there any utilities out there that allow you to manually define available screen area?

I have a spare 27 inch monitor that I'd like to use in vertical mode as a side monitor, but it's way too tall - are there any tools out there that allow you to manually define the effective usable ...
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How to enable external display on iMac with dead screen

On a iMac 24-Inch (Early 2008) Model:A1225 EMC:2211 I have a bad display - can just about make out the apple logo when I power up but can't see where to enter the password. I have a Mini-DVI to DVI ...
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Whiter screen on MacBook Pro 2014

I have a MacBook Pro 15 inch, 2014 model, with 2 GPUs: Intel and NVIDIA 750M. Last Monday I turned it on and I noticed that the screen is white as you can see in the picture. I don't know what is ...
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Macbook Pro - Turn off display with the lid open for High Sierra

What is the command line equivalent to do this for High Sierra? I'm referencing this thread here that had it working on Yosemite. Turn off MacBook Pro's display while connected to external ...
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Marks on my Macbook Pro Retina's Screen [duplicate]

I was cleaning my macbook pro retina's display with Apple's piece of cleaning cloth that came with the macbook in box. But after I'm done cleaning I noticed weird marks on my screen and they won't be ...
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15" MacBook Pro 2016 External Monitors cause screen flickering [duplicate]

I've had my Macbook for a while, and since I now have gotten a new desk and monitors, I've hooked them up for a dual external display setup. I've linked the products I use below. HDMI Cords x2 HP ...
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Imac stuck on boot screen

I know that this is a recurring topic but wondered if any one of you is experiencing this issue with mac os high sierra? I don’t know what really happened on the eve; but the day after when i ...
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Got water on my laptob and now my screen looks like this (stuck/dead pixels?) but the laptop is still working fine

Title says it all--but basically I wiped the water off and my laptop was fine for a few hours and then the next time I opened my laptop part of my screen was discoloured. I flipped my laptop upside ...
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Macbook is not starting up / random shut down

I was working on illustrator and suddenly my laptop went off, and is now failing to boot. Random lines are appearing on my screen as it tries to boot. Below is a link to a video I made of the issue: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ipad 2 screen replacement, small cut in LCD

I'm working on replacing the digitizer on my ipad 2. In the process, I put a small cut in the bottom of the LCD (I think there is even a little liquid leaking out). I'm certain that area of the LCD ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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Recover photos from iPhone with broken screen?

My girlfriend recently dropped her iPhone 4S in water. She let it sit in rice for 2 days, but the screen was still broken. However, the phone was still functional, as she could hear Siri working with ...
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iPhone 5s touch screen is extremely buggy after repair

My iPhone 5s fell out of my pocket and smashed the glass. Everything still worked perfectly. The touch screen was just as responsive as ever, and Touch ID worked fine. I had the glass (whole screen ...
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Glitches appear on facebook chat window when using Mac Book Pro

At the bottom of my Facebook chat, there are irritating glitches that I cannot unsee now. The arrows point to the red box indicating the errors. I use the Chrome browser on Mavericks. Is this common ...
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Kernel Panic after diy repair

I exchanged the broken screen of a MBP7,1 with the screen of a MB6,1. Upgraded the ram to 8gb and switched to ssd, then installed osx 10.9. Reseted the PRAM and SMC. Everything went pretty well ! ...
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How to prevent OS X's 'screen' command from resizing the terminal upon entry?

I usually run my terminal sessions in 132 character wide mode in iTerm. However, when I start the 'screen' command, it re-sizes the terminal back to 80 characters. Is there a way to prevent this?
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White streaks (image retention) on the sides of iPhone 5S screen?

Not sure why this happened, but I had a conversation for 50 minutes and then realised some weird white streaks on the screen after I hung up. The streaks are now gone (gladly), it seems like the ...
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Macbook air, 11 inches backlight not working after lcd replacement

I just replaced the screen of my macbook air and now the backlight does not work. When I turn on the laptop, the screen works but the backlight does not turn on. I've tested with a couple of screens ...
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Strange lines and glitches appearing on screen on a Macbook

Lately I've been witnessing this weird visual glitch on the screen of my MacBook (non-retina 2012, hi-res screen): I have had to take a picture of it because whenever I try to take a screenshot it ...
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Darken Background Illumination When There is No Window

I have a MBP in a dualscreen setup with the laptops display as secondary. I'd like to know if there is an application that dims the display's illumination when there is no window drawn on the laptop.
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MacBook Air screen switches off randomly

Title says almost all of it, and no, it's not that my display sleeps after inactivity. It was 5 seconds after touching the keyboard, last time. It's done it twice so far. Other thing is that when you ...
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Subtle light-colored horizontal lines across Macbook screen, and jaw-dropping calibration behavior

My issue: When viewing solid, light tones, such as #FDF6E3, I see evenly spaced horizontal lines across my entire screen (I have a 2010 white Macbook). These lines are especially visible when the ...
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Looking for a way to set the MacBook screen dimming delay

What I need is to extend the delay before the display dims. I will often read a page full of text and the screen will dim, and I have to touch the trackpad. It gets annoying when trying to take notes ...
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Different scales (or resolutions) for different apps in the same screen?

Today my cat stepped on my keyboard and somehow changed the scale of one app. The problem is that scale of the display is globally the same what changed was the overall resolution of my app. In the ...
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iPad air 2 screen rotation

I just got an iPad Air 2. I would like to lock the screen rotation but it doesn't have the rotation lock switch. I also checked this community and tried someone's answer, which was to go to control ...