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Questions tagged [thunderbolt-display]

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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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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Keep windows arrangement with external monitor and clamshell mode

My current setup is a thunderbolt display, and a 2015 MBP. I currently use the laptop on a stand open, and use it as a second screen. But I realise that I really rarely use it effectively as a second ...
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Adjust brightness of Thunderbolt Display from Windows

When connecting a PC with Windows (not Bootcamp) via Mini DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt Display, is it possible to adjust the brightness of the display without any 3rd party software? Please specify ...
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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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Charging issue with Thunderbolt 2 to USB-C adapter connected.

I have this weird issue with charging on a late 2016 MacBook pro. The laptop charges just fine when connected to the USB-C Power Delivery charger. However, I have a Thunderbolt display and a ...
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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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What is the maximum number of external displays for a MacBook Pro 15" TouchBar (late 2016)

I'm trying to understand just how many <4K displays I can hook up to a 15" MacBook Pro Touch Bar (late 2016, Core i7, Radeon Pro 460). I get that, as per the specs, I can have up to 4 4k displays. ...
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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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2017 MacbookPro issues with external monitor

I have a 2017 15" MacBookPro with touchbar and discrete Radeon Pro 555 GPU, running latest Sierra. I use the Apple Multiport adapter and connect to a Dell U2413 monitor via HDMI, with the laptop lid ...
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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 ...
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Disconnecting & Connecting macbook pro to Apple display

My mac behaves weirdly while connecting and disconnecting to Apple 27" display. Disconnecting: At the end of the day when i'm taking my mac & disconnecting it for my desk display I just ...
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Apple Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 and Thunderbolt Display

I just bought this Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter for my new MacBook Pro (2016) to connect it to my old Thunderbolt Display, but realized that none of my USB ports or Thunderbolt port ...
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Do you think the mini displayPort port could be broken? No image in VGA

I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) and only recently I could buy a VGA mini displayPort adapter. The adapter is good as I have used it with my brother's 15-inch MacBook Pro and two different ...
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How to switch between two Macs and one Thunderbolt Display?

I have 2 MacBook Pros and one Thunderbolt Display (27 inch). Both MBPs support Thunderbolt connectivity and work fine with external display. I need a way to switch between 2 MBP, without changing the ...
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Surface Pro to Apple thunderbolt display 27

Want to display the Surface Pro in a second monitor that is a Apple Thunderbolt Display 27. Surface has Mini Display port Apple has Thunderbolt cable both are physically the same but the tech is ...
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Connecting Mac Pro with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9XX to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I'm finding conflicting information about this topic on the web, so I thought I'd raise the question here. I'm wanting to use an Apple Thunderbolt Display with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX9XX series card in ...
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VGA display no longer being recognized by Late 2016 MBP OS Sierra

It's the weirdest thing! It used to work perfectly. My TV at home does not have HDMI, but the VGA input works great. When I ordered this new MBP, I got all adapters from Apple. Today is when ...
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Can I use the LG Ultrafine 5K display with a PC? [closed]

I remember the controversy around the 27" Apple Thunderbolt display: it doesn't work with a PC. Despite the fact that Thunderbolt encapsulates DisplayPort, you cannot use it with a DisplayPort ...
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Which adapter is best on last Macbook Pro 2016 for Thunderbolt 2 dual monitors?

My typical setup is to plugin in my MBP with lid closed into dual monitors. I typically bring back and forth to work in backpack, where I also have dual monitors. All of my monitors go from DVI port ...
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Can the Early 2016 MacBook (not Pro) Drive Two Thunderbolt Displays?

This question is NOT about how to connect two Thunderbolt displays — there are plenty of questions asked here about that, but whether or not the graphics chip in the Early 2016 MacBook 1.3 GHz Core m7 ...
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Can I use Apple's Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter for Target Display Mode on an iMac?

Apple's support page for the Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter lists support for Thunderbolt Displays and no support for Apple DisplayPort displays. However it doesn't say anything about ...
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Macbook Pro strange display issues

Last week my Macbook Pro from 2012 suddenly had a display issue. I was working on something using my external monitor (through thunderbolt -> displayPort) when the screen showed some banding and the ...