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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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Higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display

I noticed today a higher kernel_task CPU usage when playing audio through Thunderbolt Display from my Macbook Pro (early 2011) on OS X Yosemite. Although the CPU usage is not very high (15 - 20%), it ...
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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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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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How many hours a Thunderbolt Display has been powered on in its lifetime?

I'm interested in finding out how many hours a Thunderbolt Display has been powered on for in its lifetime. How can I find out this information?
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How to prevent window resize when exiting Target Display Mode

Using a macbook pro, with a thunderbolt cable connecting to an iMac, and using Target Display Mode [TDM] to mirror the display. I choose the optimal resolution for the external display, which means ...
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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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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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Apple Thunderbolt Display randomly goes black throughout the day

My Mac is connected to two Apple Thunderbolt Displays. The first monitor works without flaw. The second however will randomly turn off its screen 3 to 4 times a day. A quick but annoying fix is to un-...
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How do I prevent my Thunderbolt Display from blinking repeatedly?

I use an Apple Thunderbolt Display with my Late 2011 Macbook Pro, and more often then not when I plug it in, one of a few video errors will occur. The most frequent issue is that the display will ...
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Can I change which external monitor is considered the “secondary” monitor?

I've got a MacBook Pro, and two Thunderbolt displays. I'd like to be able to change the brightness on them individually, like so: For the MacBook, I'd use the F1/F2 keys on its keyboard. For the ...
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro and Thunderbolt display

Is there a way to use Thunderbolt display with mid 2010 MacBook Pro that only has a Mini DisplayPort (i.e. no Thunderbolt)? I understand that Thunderbolt displays are officially supposed to work only ...
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Connecting Apple Cinema display removes wallpaper and hides dock

I have two monitors - a ThinkVision, another Apple 27" cinema. I have in the past individually connected them to 2018 MBP Retina via Thunderbolt. OS is Catalina. 32GB RAM. Radeon Pro 560X 4GB. When I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Retina MacBook Pro and external Thunderbolt display resolutions in Windows 8.1

I just replaced my 17″ MBP with a brand new 15″ rMBP. I still need to do a lot of Windows work, therefore I have Windows 8.1 installed (bootcamp and parallels). I use my external Thunderbolt display ...
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Thunderbolt display “disconnects” after 17" MBP 2011 goes to sleep

My Thunderbolt display was working flawlessly until I upgraded my 2011 17" MBP to OS X 10.9. Now, when the MBP goes to sleep the display will not wake, the MBP wakes fine. The USB drive plugged into ...
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Can I use the octopus cable to connect a Thunderbolt Display to my 2012 iMac?

I tried connecting a Thunderbolt Display to my 27" iMac (2012) using the Thunderbolt end of the display’s octopus cable, but the display did not turn on and was not recognised by the iMac. Is this ...
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connect Macbook Pro to Eizo display via Apple Thunderbolt display

I have Macbook pro 13" 2019 with four thunderbolt 3 ports, Apple thunderbolt display with one thunderbolt port 2 and an Eizo monitor. I am trying to connect: Macbook pro -> thunderbold 3 to ...
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LG Ultrafine 4K stopped working after bootcamp driver installation

I had installed win10 with Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro 2019, then while my LG Ultrafine 4K was connected to the device via thunderbolt 3(USB-C) (and working properly) I installed (or update can remember)...
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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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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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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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Mac display failure when disconnecting form Thunderbolt

I have a MacBook Pro (the older one with a cd-rom), running OSX 10.9.1 and sometimes my Mac will sleep and never wake up. Usually this happens when I "sleep" the mac, unplug it from the Thunderbolt, ...