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An Apple display that uses Thunderbolt connectivity with newer Macs. Sold as a 27" display with a resolution of 2560x1440, and includes a FaceTime HD camera, microphone, and speakers.

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Will a ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) to ThunderBolt 2 cable allow me to use a MacBook Pro as second monitor?

Yesterday I brought a iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017) which has two ThunderBolt 3 (USB-C?) ports. I also have a MacBook Pro Late 2013 which has two ThunderBolt 2 (I think) ports. If I buy a ...
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Disable Thunderbolt ports in macOS Mojave to mitigate the Thunderclap vulnerabilities

Due to the Thunderclap vulnerabilities we need to disable all Thunderbolt interfaces (except the DisplayPort signal). We are using Late 2015 iMac running macOS Mojave 10.14.5. Currently there is a ...
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What displays work with the Mac Pro (2019)?

What displays besides the Pro Display XDR will work with the 2019 Mac Pro? Is there a list somewhere of (both Apple and non-Apple) displays that are compatible?
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Using Late 2013 MacBook Pro with LG Ultrafine 4K Monitor - USB-C to Thunderbolt 2?

I bought a used LG Ultrafine 4K Monitor with USB-C to Thunderbolt, the ones Apple are selling, for a good deal. I assumed I could make it work with a simple USB-C to HDMI cord, but this didn't work ...
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Connect 3 external monitors to a macbook pro 2018 via USB-C

First of all, I am aware that there is an almost same question in the room here, but which does not solve my problem. I got my new Macbook Pro 2018 running Mojave 10.14.5. I got two external ...
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Macbook Pro 2017 with 2 thunderbolt ports with triple monitor setup

I currently have a macbook pro with 2 thunderbolt 3 ports and integrated graphic card and a belkin dock that I use for work, but can't get work done with just 1 monitor. I have a triple 1080p monitor ...
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Why Thunderbolt Display doesn't work until unplug/plug power cable?

I have Apple 27" Thunderbolt Display. But for some reasons I have to unplug power cable for 30 sec or more every time to turn it on! Why its happens every time, after I detach my MacBookAir 2018/...
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How can I show the login prompt on primary monitor when using dual displays?

I have a dual monitor setup with a 2018 Mac mini running Mojave. The main monitor uses a Thunderbolt 3 connection (Samsung C34J79x) and the second monitor uses DisplayPort (Dell 2412M). I have the ...
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PC (Thunderbolt 3) to Thunderbolt 2 Display

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad T480s with a thunderbolt 3 port. I bought the official apple thunderbolt 3 to thunderbolt 2 adapter to connect to my thunderbolt 2 display. When plugged in the thunderbolt ...
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DisplayPort unable to display in 2560x1440

I have a mid-2015 MBP running Mojave with 1 HDMI and 2 Thunderbolt 2 ports. I have two 32 inches Acer monitor - same model - EB321HQU with max resolution of 2560x1440. My monitors do not have ...
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Dell D3818DW: How to connect KVM between PC and Macbook pro mid-2012?

I just bought a Dell 38" Ultrawide (D3818DW) and I wanna get all the cables I need while I wait for it to arrive. I want to use the KVM feature of this monitor between my MBP mid-2012 and my PC so I ...
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Any way to connect 3 external displays to a 2018 Retina MacBook Air? [duplicate]

Just wondering if there's any docking solution that provides the possibility to connect to 3 external displays to the MacBook Air 2018, or if we're hardware limited by the iGPU here.
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Switch between two devices on one Thunderbolt Display [duplicate]

I'm using a Late 2011 Mac mini with High Sierra on a Thunderbolt Display, connected by a Thunderbolt cable to the Thunderbolt port on the back side of the display. My wife has a Mid 2015 MacBook Pro, ...
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Can I save Thunderbolt Display Arrangement so it is different depending on which Thunderbolt I connect?

I recently migrated from a 2013 MacBook Pro to a 2016 MacBook Pro, both running Mojave 10.14.3. I connect my laptop to a Thunderbolt 2 display. I have one Thunderbolt at my office, and a second one ...
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OSX wont save external monitor screen arrangement settings, weird graphics issues with displays

Ive got a 27" iMac 4.2ghz i7, 16gb ram, 8gb GPU, running OSX 10.13.6 Ive got 2x external 1080p monitors connected to it via the thunderbolt ports using 2x of these HDMI to thunderbolt adaptors ...
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Use Apple monitor as second monitor for windows pc

I've an Apple monitor 27' with thunderbolt port, such the one in the picture below. Do you know how if it could be used as external monitor for a windows pc, that has not thunderbolt port?
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Does a 2017/8 MacBook, with 2nd display, remain at a scorching 90C if raised on a stand?

The reports are disconcerting . If one uses a 2017 or 2018 MacBook (Pro) as a dual-purpose machine, with an external larger monitor at home, and on its own on the road, then a temperature of 90C is ...
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How to connect an iMac 2011 to an HDMI laptop?

I have a 2011 iMac with one Thunderbolt 1 port and one FireWire port. Is there a way to use one of those ports to connect the iMac to an HDMI laptop so that it can be used as an external display? ...
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Two thunderbolt ports on my mid-2015 MacBook Pro how do I configure one monitor to be in mirroring mode and the other in extended desktop mode?

So its my understanding that I can have two flatscreen monitors as long as I use the right cables and each thunderbolt on my Mac will connect to each monitor for a total of 2 monitors and as long they ...
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Can a monitor connected with Thunderbolt 2 power a mid-2013 MacBook Air?

Want to buy an external monitor for a mid-2013 MacBook Air. Am wondering whether one with a Thunderbolt 2 port will be better in that it will also power the laptop. Else I'll buy one with USB-C to ...
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27" Apple Cinema Display (video and power) to one USB-C

I've got an Apple Cinema Display with ThunderBolt-2 and MagSafe-1 connector and would love to combine these two cables to one ThunderBolt-3 to supply power to the Mac and video and sound to the ...
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Why do I see “Cannot Use Thunderbolt Accessory”?

I purchased a brand new MBP and a cable was included in the box, it has USB-C type connectors on each end and works for charging the computer. When, instead of charging with the brick, I plug it into ...
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Thunderbolt Display all-in-one cable for new MacBooks [duplicate]

I’d love to be able to plug a newer Thunderbolt 3 Mac into my Thunderbolt Display with a single cable for both power and data. At the moment I have a Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adaptor which fixes the data ...
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Do all Macbooks have a Thunderbolt port?

I'm helping out with organizing a local conference, and I want all the speakers to be able to plug in their computers. While most laptops have an HDMI port, it's notably absent from a lot of Macbook ...
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Target Display Mode for Mid 2011 iMac and 2018 MacBook Pro

Is it possible to use a Mid 2011 iMac as a second monitor for a 2018 MacBook Pro? I've been unable to get the Target Display mode to work on the iMac when the two are connected via a Thunderbolt 3 (...
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Connecting 3 monitors to macbook pro 2018 via thunderbolt 3

I looked for 20 minutes for a post similar to mines, and couldn't find one. Which is interesting to me, because I don't understand why people want to use the display to HDMI instead of using ...
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Use built-in iMac camera on display connected via Thunderbolt

I've got a 27" iMac connected via Thunderbolt using Target Display Mode. It all works fine. I am wondering if there is a way (hack or otherwise) to activate and use the built-in camera from the iMac ...
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Ethernet via Thunderbolt display with MBP 2017 (A1707)?

I've connected my new MBP to my Apple Thunderbolt display using the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. The display and USB are working as expected but I'm not getting any ethernet. ...
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Can I connect two 27 inch (Thunderbolt-2) mac monitors to a 13" 2016 Macbook Pro with touch bar?

I want to run my laptop screen and both 27" Apple displays at the same time. Basically achieve this setup: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPoGnm7PZQc but with my hardware. I'm seeing some ...
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Target Display Mode Question [duplicate]

I have a Mac book pro (13 inch late 2013) and I have an old iMac (27 inch mid 2010). I checked on apple website and it says that the 27 inch Mid 2010 model does support target display mode https://...
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Use another MacBook as extended display via Thunderbolt 2 cable? [duplicate]

I am currently using a MacBook Pro 2015 with Iris Pro 2G graphic card, which supports up to 2 extended display (I tried to setup 3 extended monitor - 2x Thunderbolt 2 + 1x HDMI, it won't work, 1 ...
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Why does my MacBook Pro (2011) lose Wi-Fi connection when connected to Thunderbolt Display?

My MacBook Pro (2011) loses Wi-Fi connection when connected to a Thunderbolt display. This problem developed a few months ago -- prior to this, I never had any problems with Wi-Fi. Now, when I connect ...
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Connecting non Apple monitor to Macbook Pro

I'm planning to buy standard 13-inch MacBook Pro (2017) without Touch Bar or Touch ID features; I plan to use this for basic computing task and web development/programming. Does connecting a monitor ...
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Is it possible to connect a 1080p Thunderbolt 3 display to a Thunderbolt 2 port?

I have a Thunderbolt 3 device that is a 1080p LCD monitor. When the device is connected, System Profiler lists its monitor as using a DisplayPort connection, as well as a few USB 2 devices since this ...
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Can I use 4k Dell P2715Q monitor with Thunderbolt 27“ on the Retina MacBook Pro 13” (late 2013)?

The Apple support website states: You can use 4K displays and Ultra HD TVs with these Mac computers: MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013) and later However there is no mention about the type of ...
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Extension cord or “hub” for USB-C / Thunderbolt 3

The picture below shows how my desk looks after I got my new Mac Book Pro (2017). The bright adapter is for USB, HDMI, USB-C and Ethernet. The darker adapter is from USB-C to Mini Display Port. It's ...
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No dual brightness control - 2017 MacBook Pro and dual LG UltraFine 5K Display

TL;DR Both 'dual' controls show in OS for brightness, but they both only ever control one of the two monitors. Basic Summary When I plug in dual thunderbolt displays, everything appears okay until ...
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Target Display Mode between a Dell XPS and 2013 iMac

I have been searching for a long time for the answer to this question. I have a Dell XPS laptop with minidisplay port out and a 2013 iMac. Can I buy a mini-display port cable and connect it to the ...
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Can I output my sound to my Thunderbolt Display AND my Macbook Pro?

I work each day from a Macbook Pro, connected to a thunderbolt display. I keep my laptop open so that I can have two displays at once. From the top-bar settings, I have the option to toggle my sound ...
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Move windows between displays without dragging

I'm using a 2011 iMac running MacOS Sierra with an HDMI output connected to a projector. When I want to watch a film on the projector, I just drag iTunes over to the second display and watch. If I ...
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Some audio (but not all) coming out of MacBook speakers instead of Display speakers

My 13" MacBook Pro with Touch Bar is connected to my Apple Thunderbolt Display via a genuine Apple Thunderbolt to USB-C adapter. The audio from the MacBook is piped through to the built-in speakers in ...
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Can I connect two Mac Pro to one monitor?

I am using an apple thunderbolt display and two mac pro's. I would like to connect the two processors to the one display. is this possible?
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3 monitors on a Mac Mini (Mid 2012) [duplicate]

I would like to have three screens connected to my Mac Mini, so far I have one screen connected via HDMI and one screen connected via thunderbolt. The only ports I have left are USB and firewire, ...
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Is it possible to connect two 4k monitors to one thunderbolt port?

I want to buy the new macbook pro 13" without touchbar and be able to connect two 4k monitors AND the charger. But this macbook only has 2 ports.
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Three monitor set up - how to set one monitor to grayscale?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro (mid-2015), powering an Apple Cinema Display 24" monitor, and a run-of-the-mill, cheap and inaccurate Samsung monitor (when it comes to color). I've connected both of these ...
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Accessory Thunderbolt ports on Thunderbolt monitor not working

I have some Thunderbolt drives that I connect to the back of my monitor. Now the drives only work when plugged directly into the Mac. Is there any way I can reset the Thunderbolt monitor in a way ...
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MacBook Sierra display ethernet needs constant re-starting

I have a shiny new MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports) running Sierra (10.12.4). When connected to my Apple Thunderbolt Display via an Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 ...
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Put second display to sleep

I just got a second display for my iMac and am wondering if there is a way to put the second one to sleep without putting both displays to sleep. I occasionally use Ctrl+Shift+Eject to put both of ...
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LG 5k display as docking station for multiple MacBooks

Is it possible to connect an Apple mouse and keyboard to the LG UltraFine 5k display via Bluetooth, and then interchangeably connect separate MacBook Pro's to the display without have to reconnect the ...
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Very poor rendering quality with my Macbook Thunderbolt 27''

I have a MacBook Pro (2015) with an external Monitor Mac Thunderbolt (2013). I've NEVER had a beautiful image on my external monitor, no matter the OS X version was. At work, I'm working with an ...