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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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connecting 2018 Mac Mini to 2 27" Thunderbolt displays

I've currently got my 2018 Mac Mini connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display via Thunderbolt 3 USB-C to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter and a 27" Benq via HDMI. I have an opportunity to inherit (...
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How do I automatically allow studio display connect to Macbook Pro?

Studio display disconnects many times on its own from macbook pro and I'm tired of clicking on "allow" connection to macbook pro. Does anyone know how can I automatically allow studio ...
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How to Identify Thunderbolt Compatible USB-C Extension

I have an old Apple Thunderbolt Display that I’m using with an M1 MacBook Pro via Apple’s Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter. The USB-C connector on the adapter is quite short and so I’d like to ...
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Apple Thunderbolt Display Causing Big Performance Problems with M1 Max MBP

I've got an OG Apple Thunderbolt Display that I'm connecting to a M1 Max MacBook Pro using the Apple Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter. It works for the most part, but I'm getting pretty drastic performance ...
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Why does the MagSafe Connector Charging Indicator flicker? [duplicate]

The MagSafe Connector charging indicator light flickers when connected to my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). The MagSafe cable comes from a Thunderbolt Display (2015) and has a L-style ...
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Connect MacBook Air M2 to two Apple Thunderbolt Displays

I have a MacBook Air M2 that I would like to connect to two Apple Thunderbolt Displays. I know that it is not officially supported, but it seems like using a DisplayLink-compatible dock with the ...
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Mac does not recognize DisplayPort through a hub

I have a 2020 MBA M1. I bought a DP to Type C cable and a complementary hub to use my macbook with an external monitor in clamshell mode. I found out everything works well when I connect the DP cable ...
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Can't get MBP to recognize two external monitors

MBP: 13-inch, M2, 2022, 8GB RAM, Ventura 13.2.1 Setup: Thunderbolt Display --> MBP USB-C Port 1 LG HDMI monitor --> HODO 9-in-1 hub --> MBP USB-C Port 2 Charger ...
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Change the Display Name of my Thunderbolt A 1407 Display

I am using an antique Mac Pro from 3013 running 12.6.2. Is there a way to change the Display name from the defaults: Display 1, Display 2 etc, other than modifying code that I have seen in other ...
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Will the Apple Thunderbolt 3 to 2 Adapter allow me to use Target Display Mode on my iMac with the source being my PC?

I have a 21-inch late 2013 iMac that I sometimes want to use as a display for my Windows laptop using Target Display Mode. My laptop has a Thunderbolt 3 port. Will I be able to use the Apple ...
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Target Display Mode with PC [duplicate]

I have a 21-inch late 2013 iMac that I want to use as a monitor for my Windows Laptop. I am trying to use target display mode. My Laptop has thunderbolt 3 and HDMI outputs. What adapter can I get to ...
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Can I connect a LG USB-C monitor to a 2014 (USB-A) iMac and get video?

I recently purchased an LG UltraFine display. On the back it has a USB-C (Thunderbolt 3) port to connect to the computer (no other ports - there are some downstream USB-C ports but that's it). When I ...
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4k Display appears smaller than Thunderbolt Display

I have 2 displays connected to my Mac. 1 27" Dell 4k Display and a 27" Apple Thunderbolt Display. Since both are 27", while the dell is 4k and the Thunderbolt display is 2k I would ...
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USB components connected through a monitor stop working

I have started experiencing a strange problem. I have a MacBook Pro 14" 2021, and an LG UltraFine monitor that's connected to it through a thunderbolt cable. The monitor charges the computer. It ...
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Mirror screen MacBook late-2013 to iMac late-2015

I would like to mirror my MacBook late-2013 (Big Sur 11.7) screen to my iMac late-2015 (Monterey 12.6) screen. I am able to use Screen Sharing but cannot expand the MacBook screen to full width on the ...
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External SSD causes "Accessory needs more power" when plugged into M1 iMac with external Thunderbolt monitor

I have a new M1 iMac with two Thunderbolt ports. I want to use one to control a small external monitor, and the other to run a very fast external SSD. I was very disappointed to find that when the ...
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How do I get MacOS 12.5 to daisy chain thunderbolt monitors to an Intel Macbook Pro 16?

I have 2 x Apple 27 Cinema Thunderbolt Displays. I recently acquired an Intel 2019 Macbook Pro 16. I've been running the cinema displays for the last few years using an apple brand Thunderbolt 3 to ...
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2020 MacBook Air (M1) and Dell U4021QW monitor sleep issues

I have a bit of an odd issue with my 2020 MacBook Air (M1) and Dell U4021QW monitor. When the Mac goes to sleep whilst connected to the monitor, the monitor doesn't go into standby. The screen is dark,...
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upgrade to 12.4 - multi-monitors go bad

MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) Updated to 12.4 this AM - I have a CalDigit TS3 USB-C docking station, with 2 external monitors (3 total screens) - previously this worked great. Now one of the screens is ...
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Connecting a Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 inch 2016 to a HP Elitebook 840 G8 via HDMI or USB-C or any active adapter?

I tired using the HDMI to Mini Display Port Cable but it didn't work In a different scenario I'm using Thunderbolt to USB C Adapter from Apple to get it working on my Apple Macbook Pro 2022 but I want ...
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How to connect two monitors to M1 Mac Mini using a Thunderbolt Dock?

I'm trying to find a solution to switching external monitors between an M1 Mac mini and an Intel MacBook Pro by replugging a single Thunderbolt cable. Equipment Two Dell U2720Q/U2720QM monitors (...
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4K 60Hz - on Macbook Pro 2015, 15"

I've read many articles saying that you should use a Thunderbolt 2 (MiniDP) to Display Port connector. However, the monitor (Dell S2722QC) does not have a Display Port connector. I was wondering if ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not charge USB devices when connected to M1 Mac

I have a MacBook Pro 16" (2021) with the M1 chip. I connect my old Thunderbolt Display with the Apple USB-C to Thunderbolt adapter. The display works fine, and I can connect devices to its ports ...
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Connect 2 2K monitors to a M1 mini via Thunderbolt 4 dock?

I get this ( https://www.qgeem.com/products/type-c-hub-12-in-1-dp ) USB docking, at Windows 10 I can use extended display, but in Mac mini M1 it is only mirroring the display I just wonder if there is ...
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Monterey changes my desktop background when I plug in external displays

I have a MacBook Pro (i5, 2020ish, two Thunderbolt ports, Big Sur), a CalDigit Thunderbolt3 dock, an Apple Thunderbolt display (plugged into the dock via an Apple-branded Thunderbolt 3-to-Thunderbolt2 ...
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Mac not Charging When Connected to Dell Monitor With Thunderbolt3/USB-C

I connect my Mac to my Dell monitor with a ThunderBolt3/USB-C cable and it used to charge before. Now when I connect it shows the charging sign on my battery but says the following. What has gone ...
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Dock for macbook that supports 2xTB3 displays, charging, and at last one USB-A?

I'm trying to determine what type of dock I should get for my MacBook, but the problem I'm facing is that most TB3 docks I'm finding only support HDMI or DP monitors. I'm trying to find a dock, or ...
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2021 MacBook Pro and Apple Thunderbolt Display

I just got a 16" MacBook Pro (M1 Max, 2021) and want to continue using my Apple Thunderbolt Display. I'm new to USB-C dongles/docks/adapters/hubs (I am going to use "dongles" to mean ...
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Charge 2017 13" Macbook air through Thunderbolt 2 port, while connecting display

I currently have a 2017, 13" Macbook Air, and have been looking to buy a monitor to have at home. Is there a product that would allow me to power my computer, while connecting an external monitor ...
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Connecting two 27" Cinema Displays to a 16" MacBook Pro

I have a 16", MacBookPro with 4, USB-C ports. I also have a 27", Cinema Display with a USB-Type A (audio), MiniDisplay (video), and MagSafe power connectors. At the rear, it has three, USB-...
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Daisy chain Dell with DisplayPort (output) to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have a Dell P2720DC and Apple Thunderbolt Displays I want to daisy chain. Since the Dell has USB-C PD, I prefer connecting my MacBook to it, but then I'm not sure I can connect its DisplayPort ...
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Does Apple Thunderbolt Monitor just not work with Thunderbolt 4 ports (Intel Tiger Lake)

I've had this Apple Thunderbolt monitor since 2012. It was used with a 2011 Macbook Air and a 2015 Dell m3800 (linux) without issue and the monitor itself still works great. So far, I cannot get it ...
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Does something prevent two thunderbolt3 displays from connecting into a port replicator that feeds into 1 thunderbolt 3 port?

I have two external monitors, neither have a native thunderbolt 3 port. One is HDMI, and one is a mystery to me, it's small and sort of squarish with a notch. They both have a company supplied ...
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Questions relating to cables to use 2013 iMac as external monitor to a 2020 27inch imac? [duplicate]

wondering if you can use a late 2013 iMac as an external monitor to a 2020 27inch iMac.i spoke to the office supplies tech guy who recommended a thunder port 2 cable but that fits in the 2013 not the ...
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Performance downgrades when connecting to DisplayLink docking station

When I connect the MacBook to the DockingStation, the performance of the system drops drastically (even opening Mission Control, the operation happens in frames). If although I connect the external ...
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Let me understand the Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports of the new iMac

The top model of the new iMac to be launched by the end of May 2021, is said to come with 2 Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and 2 USB 3 ports. In my mind, Thunderbolt is a physically different connector ...
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Macbook Pro mid 2015 + Dell P2721Q + DP - mDP cable not booting after restart in clamshell mode

I am pretty happy with the combo I have currently but this issue drives me nuts. I am using Macbook Pro 15" mid 2015 with Dell P2721Q 4k monitor connected with DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort ...
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How many 27" Thunderbolt Displays does the 2020 M1 Mac mini support?

Apple's website does state that "One display with up to 6K resolution at 60Hz connected via Thunderbolt" so it's probably not possible as per this question regarding how M1 powered MacBooks ...
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Dock Dual Thunderbolt 2 Laptops with dual HDMI out / dual screen sharing?

I have a 2013 Macbook Pro and a 2015 Macbook Air. The MBP has a busted screen but works fine otherwise, it has two Thunderbolt 2 ports. The Air is fully functional, it has one Thunderbolt 2 port. I ...
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How to connect two Macbook Pro 2020 to one Thunderbolt Display?

I have a Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) and two Macbook Pro 2020. I tried to connect them both to the Thunderbolt Display using this approach but it didn't work for me. Is there a way to do this ...
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2019 Macbook Pro, Thunderbolt 3 and monitor daisy chaining

Is there a way to make it work? I have Asus 27" VA279HAL and was considering buying Dell 34" U3419W. Dell monitor has USB-C with DP 1.4 Alt Mode, but no Thunderbolt. I've now realised I ...
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Apple Cinema Display support for HDCP

High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) was released in the mid-2000s, contemporaneous with the Apple Cinema Display line of external monitors: 23", 30" Apple Cinema Display 24&...
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Can't connect two monitors via elgato 3 dock

I've got a MBP 2020 with 4 thunderbolt displays and Intel Iris Plus Graphics + an Elgato 3 Thunderbolt Dock. I can't connect two displays (both Dell U2415) via the dock. I've connected one display via ...
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Does the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter support Mini DisplayPort?

I would like to use the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter to connect a DisplayPort monitor to my USB-C Mac. Thunderbolt 2 and Mini DisplayPort use the same connector, so it seems ...
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How many USB-C monitors can I connect to a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports)? [duplicate]

I would like to connect at least two USB-C monitors, but maybe 3 if possible. Firstly, should it work? Secondly, will it work well in terms of performance? I mostly need the monitors for text editing ...
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HDMI to Thunderbolt Display?

I was given an Apple Thunderbolt Display. I would like to connect my PC laptop to it. The only problem is that the display only supports Thunderbolt (figures). After lots of research, I cannot find an ...
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Waking upon restart a Thunderbolt Display connected to a CalDigit TS3 Plus dock to a MBP in closed-clamshell mode?

When I have a Thunderbolt Display connected directly to my 2018 MacBook Pro 15" in closed-clamshell mode and I restart the MBP, the Thunderbolt Display will of course turn on so that I can see ...
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Apple M1 Two Thunderbolt Displays [duplicate]

I understand that there is no current workaround known for having two Apple Thunderbolt Displays run on an Apple Silicon Mac with a M1 Processor. I am opening this thread for creative solutions. ...
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Connecting Apple Silicon Mini to Apple Thunderbolt Display

I have an Apple Thunderbolt Display (APPLE 27" THUNDERBOLT DISPLAY 2560X1440 MC914LL/B A1407) and ordered an M1 Mini. I'm trying to figure out if they will work together, and if so, what cables ...
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Does the 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro support 2x daisy chained Thunderbolt Displays?

The Apple Silicon based 2020 Apple M1 MacBook Pro supports Thunderbolt version 3 and I'm wondering if anyone has tried connection one to an Apple Thunderbolt Display? Of course you'd need to use one ...
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