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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 two non-Thunderbolt displays to the Macbook Pro 2011 via Thunderbolt?

I have the VGA and HDMI adapters for my Macbook Pro 2011, but can only connect one display at a time - neither adapter has a female Thunderbolt connector to act as a passthrough. My understanding is ...
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How to connect a USB-C-based MacBook to a Thunderbolt display?

Given the new 12" Retina MacBook doesn't have a Thunderbolt and only has a USB-C port, how do I connect it to an existing Thunderbolt display?
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Are there adapters to use Thunderbolt Display with non-Thunderbolt computers?

That Thunderbolt Display looks great. However, if I buy a monitor, it had better work with all my older computers, not just the latest and greatest Thunderbolt Macs. Is there any way I can get ...
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Thunderbolt Display does not recognize USB keyboard

I have a Macbook Pro which I use in combination with a Thunderbolt display. I also have a standard Apple USB keyboard with numeric keypad which is plugged in one of the USB ports of the Thunderbolt ...
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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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How can I make my 27“ iMac and my 27” Thunderbolt display the same height?

I'm using an external 27" Thunderbolt display with my 27" iMac and I want the iMac and display to have the same height. By default, the Thunderbolt display is about an inch shorter than the iMac, ...
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How to Connect Multiple Monitors to a MacBook Air

Usually I connect my MacBook Air 11" to a secondary display via the Thunderbolt port. What do I need to connect it to two external monitors?
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Where is the MAC address of my Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter?

I have a Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter for a MacBook Air and I need to assign a static IP address to it. I assume the MAC address is embedded in a given adapter... and by convention I would assume ...
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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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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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Do Thunderbolt to Display Port cables exist?

Is there any such cable? I'm trying to connect a monitor with display port connector to a MBA with Thunderbolt port. I know I can use a Display port to Mini-display port cable but I'm wondering if ...
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Dual-Monitor Output from a new Macbook Pro

I need to output to two screens from a Macbook Pro 17" I'm looking at buying. My current laptop has a VGA port and an HDMI port, and so it's pretty easy to run a dual-display setup with it. How would ...
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How Do I Disable the Webcam on an External Thunderbolt Display

I've got an iMac 27" paired with a Thunderbolt 27" display that's rotated to portrait mode. Both of them have integrated webcams. Some applications are screwy and inconsistent about letting me pick ...
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How do I resurrect a Thunderbolt display?

So I have a 27" Thunderbolt in my office that somebody else used to use. Now it is considered "broken", but I think it can be made to work. Here's a rundown of its current state: I can connect it to ...
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Can a Non-Thunderbolt device (like a mid 2010 iMac) connect to a Thunderbolt Display?

I've been browsing different forums for this answer and the closest answer I could find was a post on this Stack Exchange. However this post is still a 'may be' it won't work and it targets the ...
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Can the new 2013 27" iMac function like the Thunderbolt Display?

The Thunderbolt display is a really cool external display for thunderbolt-enabled mac laptops, but the sad reality is, all those peripherals and that gorgeous display is useless when the laptop is ...
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Can an Xbox 360 be hooked up to a Thunderbolt display?

Having both the video and audio going to the display would be optimal, but if I can just get the video on the display and use headphones plugged into the Xbox, that's perfectly fine and probably ...
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Dual Thunderbolt displays with a Mac running Windows under Boot Camp?

Is it possible, on a brand new MacBook Pro, to use two external Thunderbolt displays under Windows booted from Boot Camp? I found this KB article, which says no. I also found this thread, where there'...
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Use my 27" Thunderbolt monitor with a Macbook that has only DisplayPort output

Somehow this doesn't work out of the box – is there an adapter I can buy that will allow me to connect the Displayport output of my Macbook to the Thunderbolt input of my 27" Thunderbolt monitor?
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Apple 27" Thunderbolt/Cinema Display DPI

I've recently purchased an Apple Thunderbolt 27" display and having connected my second monitor side by side, I can see the DPIs between the two displays are different. My other monitor, a Samsung ...
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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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Where can I purchase Female Thunderbolt to HDMI cable?

I have a Apple Thunderbolt Display 27 which I want to use on a Windows machine with only an HDMI port. So I basically need to cable which will have female Thunderbolt port in one side and male HDMI ...
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Console + iMac 27" 2011 External Display

Can i use the iMac 27" mid 2011 as an external display for, let's say, a Playstation 3? Is this possible for the latest iMac?
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Can I attach two external displays to new MacBook Air?

Would it be possible to connect a thunderbolt display and a DVI display to the new thunderbolt MacBook Air? The Apple website has images of a Pro with multiple external monitors, but an Air with only ...
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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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Thunderbolt Displays' ethernet adapter breaks MacBook DHCP/MAC Address reservations

We have deployed Thunderbolt Displays in my organization, which is almost entirely Mac-based. As you may already know, Thunderbolt Displays have internal Ethernet adapters which is very convenient in ...
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Mac Mini (summer 2011) and Dell U2711 - How to get the maximum resolution 2560x1440?

I've been using the Mac Mini with Dell U2711 monitor for couple days and only now I've realized what is wrong: The display isn't using its maximum resolution 2560x1440 but the 1080p which the OS ...
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Daisy-Chaining a DVI Monitor on a Thunderbolt Display?

I currently have a mid-2012 MacbookPro that is connected to a 27" Thunderbolt display. I also have a 17" Samsung Syncmaster that only has VGA & DVI port on it. So I bought the MiniDisplay-to-DVI ...
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Does the new Air (2012) support Daisy Chaining to two Thunderbolt Displays?

Does the new MacBook Air (mid-2012) support Daisy Chaining to two Thunderbolt Displays? I'm trying to decide between a fully-loaded MacBook Air and a Retina MacBook Pro, and this is a big breaking ...
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Is there a display screen with a Thunderbolt interface that is not made by Apple?

Any suggestion for a non-Apple monitor to connect to MBA (mid-2011)? The display has to reach the same resolution without flickering. Does a non-Apple Thunderbolt display exist?
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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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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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changing camera to thunderbolt display for google hangout

I use google hangouts for multiple-people video calls, but it never detects the camera in the Thunderbolt display. It keeps using the camera on my MacBook Pro. Is there any way to change the camera ...
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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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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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How to unplug from thunderbolt display in a safe way?

Whenever to unplug from the thunderbolt display one have to unmount all the devices connected to the display ports. Is there an automated way to do this without having to search for everything in ...
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Two 4K displays on 2015 MacBook Pro 15" and ordering of Thunderbolt devices

Using a 2015 15" MBP Retina, maxed out, what's the best source of information on ordering of Thunderbolt devices relative to a cinema display? 4K screen, and 3 Thunderbolt drives? With the Cinema ...
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Is there a problem with Thunderbolt to HDMI in Lion?

After upgrading to Lion on my recently purchased Macbook Pro 13" base model I'm having trouble connecting to an HDLCD TV. My TV is connected to a receiver. Sometimes when I connect I get 5.1 sound ...
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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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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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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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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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Thunderbolt 27" resolution

I have a mid-2012 Macbook Pro with Retina. I love it, but I needed more screen real-estate for my current work, so I got a 27" Thunderbolt display. It's very big, and I have lots of room now, but I do ...
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Can I daisy chain a Thunderbolt display to a non thunderbolt display

I have dual thunderbolt displays. One of them is breaking down. Since apple discontinued the thunderbolt display, are there other companies that can support daisy chaining a non apple monitor to an ...
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Boot Camp only detects two out of three monitors

Setup: brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display plus two 27" Thunderbolt displays. So, three displays in total, which works like a charm in OS X. Unfortunately, when boot-camping into Windows 8.1, ...
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MacBookAir kernel_task at 300% and rising [duplicate]

I have a MacBookAir5,1 connected to a Thunderbolt Display. When it gets very hot, PID 0 "kernel_task" uses ever more CPU until reaching 340% and slowing the Mac down sufficiently to make me restart ...
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Connecting external display turns both screens black

I updated from 10.8.1 to 10.8.2 for my MacBook Pro Retina with my external 27" Thunderbolt display. When I connect to my Thunderbolt display both screens are black. I can only see my mouse pointer and ...
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does thunderbolt support connecting multiple computers to a monitor

I'm planning to get a new Mac mini server plus a mac book pro. I would like information about Thunderbolt support for connecting two computers to a single display, i.e. in my case the Mac mini to the ...
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What are the differences between Apple Thunderbolt Displays during their production years from 2011 to 2016?

I need to buy a refurbished Thunderbolt Display to use with my (late 2015) MBP. I would like to know what are the differences between Thunderbolt Displays that were produced during 2011-2016?
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Thunderbolt Display's audio 'cracking, hissing' noises after El Capitan upgrade

After an upgrade to El Capitan(*) audio played through the Thunderbolt display gets distorted after a while. This is regardless of the audio source played (Spotify, iTunes, soundcloud web). Switching ...