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Anything with graphics extensive usage (Blender, any simplest game/app with 3D) lags on external display (clamshell)

Recently I bought Philips 272E1GAEZ display. Important Edit: if I first power up macbook without external display, then close the lid and connect power and display - no lags whatsoever on the external ...
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Sluggish cursor with usb-mouse connected through dongle MBA M1

I have a new MBA-M1 with the Anker 8 in 1 dongle. I currently have plugged to it the following devices simultaneously: 1) HDMI for my 1080p monitor, 2) USB-A for keyboard, 3) USB-A for backup external ...
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What cable/adapter do I require to use DellU2715H as second monitor on a 2020 Retina iMac?

I own this monitor https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00PRCRWRU / https://www.dell.com/lv/business/p/dell-u2715h/pd It supports the following inputs: 2 HDMI(MHL) connector 1 Mini DisplayPort 1 ...
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Does Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (USB-C to HDMI) support Windows/Ubuntu (on MacBook Pro 15" 2017)?

I have no problem using this adapter Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter (USB-C to HDMI) on macOS Big Sur with MacBook Pro 15" 2017 (Radeon Pro 555 2 GB), connecting to 4k@60Hz external ...
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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 to check if my laptop supports GPU-based calculations?

I've done search but still no clear answer. I have a laptop - MacBook, Catalina, 10.15.5 MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 1536 MB Does this video card ...
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Non-official usb-c dock station detects 2 external monitors are a single one

I bought this dock station USB-C JF68 and everything works besides HDMI+Display port simultaneously. The site claims this thing supports MacBook (I'm using 16" Pro). And it also claims that it ...
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How to use Thunderbolt Display with Laptop

I am currently using my 2015 MacBook Pro with my thunderbolt display. I want to buy a new laptop (HP) but I realized that I would have some problems to connect it to the Thunderbolt display. The new ...
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How to connect Surface Pro 6 to Apple Thunderbolt Display 27"

I want to connect a Surface Pro 6 to an Apple Thunderbolt Display 27". What do I need to do to transfer display signals to the Apple Display?
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External Display recognized as DisplayPort, but connected via adapter using HDMI

I'm trying to connect a brand new macbook Pro with 2 USB-C using an adapter with HDMI. The macbook detects the display, but the Connection Type is DisplayPort. Is there a way to change it? Screen ...
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displays - drive displays from USB-C hub

Is it possible to drive a monitor from a hub? If the hub was Thunderbolt 3 compatible and I used a USB-C to HDMI adapter, from the hub to the monitor, would this work? The monitor in question is a ...
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Apple iMac Video Card Compatibility [duplicate]

I am repairing an iMac 27" , late 2009 model (EMC 2374), 2.8 gHZ. It has a bad video card causing stripes on the screen and problems booting. The video card is an AMD ATI Radeon HD 4850 Video Card. ...
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How to set up second screen in iMac 2017 with macOS 10.12.6 Sierra?

I have a new iMac 4k 21.5" (2017) running under macOS Sierra 10.12.6 and featuring 2 Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports for the connection to additional displays. I'm attempting to connect this Mac to my 6 ...
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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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Can I charge my iPhone using the USB-A port of my "AV Multiport adapter"?

I have a macbook 12', with "AV Multiport adapter": the USB-C port is used for charging the HDVI port for the monitor and the USB-A is used to charge my iPhone (and to work with xCode). I'm using the ...
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What is involved in converting a PC video card to have boot screen on the Mac?

I've got a PC video card that I'd like to get boot screen support for on my Mac Pro. In particular, it is a Gigabyte R9 270X. The card is supported on the Mac once it boots, but I would like to get ...
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USB-C to HDMI adapter connect with DisplayPort

I have a Macbook Pro 13" 2017 ( no touch bar ) and an external display Dell2214H I bought an USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter but did not notice that Dell2214H only has DisplayPort. That so, I have ...
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What's the difference between MBP 2016 and 2017 Thunderbolt 3?

I've been trying to buy some dongles for my new MBP 2017, but as I've been reading lots of reviews and product descriptions, it seems like some dongles that work with MBP 2016 does not with the 2017 ...
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Is there a way to switch between discrete and integrated video cards via keyboard shortcut?

Is there a way to switch between discrete and integrated video cards via keyboard shortcut in MacOS?
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Mac Pro in reboot loop after installing NVIDIA Display Driver in Windows 8.1 Boot Camp

I'm running into a strange problem. I have a Mac Pro with a Kingston Predator PCIe SSD card, and a GeForce GT 120 card. I can install Windows 8.1 on the SSD after creating a dedicated partition ...
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Xserve 1,1 and PCIe 1x Nvidia compatibility

I have a GeForce GT 610 that I have been trying to figure out how to get the Xserve to utilize. I have followed various guides and ideas to no luck. The screen on this card is always black and the ...
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2 HDMI 1080p monitors from 1 usb c port

I have the 15 inch MacBook Pro 2016, is there a way to plug in 2 hdmi displays into 1 port.
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Why does Google Chrome fail to draw tabs correctly when the Discrete graphics adapter is in use?

Google Chrome fails to paint browser tabs correctly while the Discrete graphics adapter is in use. I have an Early 2011 15" MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.5 (Yosemite) and am running Chrome Version 53....
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Can a Macbook Pro Output Video through the 3.5mm Audio Port?

I have a Macbook Pro mid 2014 running OS X El Capitan and I also have a 3.5mm audio jack to component plug. I want to display my computer screen on my TV (which has component input) but all I have is ...
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Store for old mac adapters

I'm traveling and hoping to quickly obtain a very old adapter in order to plug my 2006 MacBook Pro into a modern display. The laptop has a DVI port, which I believe is the only display output for it. ...
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Does the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter passthrough HDCP?

I have a dual-link (2560x1440) DVI monitor connected to my computer (2015 retina MbP) through the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter. It is reported as not HDCP-complient by iTunes and ...
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How to display non-DV video signal with Firewire input?

Is there any way to get the video signal output from a Displayport (mDP) or Thunderbolt (1 / 2) socket into a Firewire (FW800, IEEE 1394) input? What cables, adapters and drivers or other software ...
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External monitor cuts out on MacBook with Multiport Adapter

I have a newer MacBook with only a USB-C port. I use an Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter, and the HDMI output has worked in the past. When hooked to my new ASUS monitor with an HDMI cable, ...
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Using a MacBook air as a monitor

Can I use the MacBook Air as a monitor when making a video with my Iphone. I wish to use my camera app on my Iphone 5s to record how to videos and need to be able to see on a monitor at the same time....
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Are mini DVI port and DVI port the same thing?

I have an old MacBook and im trying to connect it to a new TV, I have a mini DVI port but can't find adapters for it. Is mini DVI and DVI the same thing? I'm looking for some kind of adapter to HDMI ...
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Some GUI elements are yellow

Recently my MacBook Pro early 2011 has a video card change (the video card issues, by the extended repair program). But now the PC has a very very odd problem: some parts of the GUI are yellow (almost ...
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El Capitan UI smoothness on Intel Iris? [closed]

is there anyone who have already tried El Capitan GM on 2013 MBPr (Intel Iris, integrated video)? I'm experiencing freezes and UI smoothness issues with my MBPr 13 late 2013 on Yosemite, so now I'm ...
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Connecting Apple monitor to Dell latitude E6540

I have an Apple monitor with mini DisplayPort and a Dell laptop E6540 that I want to connect. The Dell provides output for HDMI and VGA, its docking station also provides DVI. Although I have found ...
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Recording direct from camera into MacBook Pro via HDMI?

Is there any way to 'tether' my camera via its HDMI out to a MacBook pro? The goal is to record live, uncompressed, video direct from a camera. Thus skipping the camera's file system and recording ...
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BGR - RGB Pixel layout problem. How to fix wrong subpixel optimization in "LCD font smoothing"

Maybe someone has idea how to solve this problem. I have display Dell P2314H it has BGR subpixel layout instead of common RGB. If to turn on font smoothing on Mac - fonts are looking terrible. I have ...
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Connect two monitors to MacBook 4,1

All I can find on the internet is info on MacBook Pros. I have a regular MacBook, model 4,1, with a Mini DVI and a Fire Wire port. Currently I'm connecting an external monitor using a Mini DVI to HDMI ...
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What HDMI to DVI adapters are high quality?

When I bought my Mac mini Server (Mid 2011) it came with a HDMI to DVI adapter/dongle. Now I want to buy a similar, high quality, dongle for my retina Macbook Pro. I prefer a HDMI dongle because it ...
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How to connect mini dv camcorder to my 2013 MacBook Air

I am needing to connect my camcorder, which uses mini dv tapes, to my mac so I can transfer the video to an electronic file, but the only output on the camcorder is an A/v and i'm not sure what ...
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What is the best way to connect a MacBook Pro to a Samsung TV set?

I would like to connect my MacBook Pro, which has Mini-DVI DisplayPort and FireWire ports (I have DisplayPort to DVI converter as well). What is the best way to connect it to a Samsung TV, which has ...
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MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter not working

OK, so I bought an MiniDisplayPort to HDMI adapter off dx.com and it doesn't work, before I angrily demand a refund I want to know whether there is anything I can do to get this to work. I have a ...
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What's the max resolution for mini DisplayPort connected to a 2013 MacBook Air?

I've got a new 2013 MacBook Air 13", with Intel HD Graphics 5000, and it came with a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter within the box. A mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter is also available from Apple. An ...
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Black rectangle covers up most of screen, after disconnecting external display

I connected my MacBook Air to an external projector (using a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor) to give a Keynote presentation, enabled screen mirroring, gave my talk, then disconnected from the ...
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What port is this?

Questions: Is the display plug in the following picture indeed a Mini-DVI? Would this cable work? (I would use a regular DVI Male to Male with it)? Why? My friend wants to connect her Mac (iMac I ...
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How can I connect an Apple TV to an older television?

Is there a way to connect the latest Apple TV, which only has an HDMI output, to an older television that only has the yellow and red/white inputs for audio and video? This older television has a ...
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Mini DisplayPort to DVI/VGA Adaptor for projectors

I was wondering if anyone could gimme some advice on buying a "mini-displayport to VGA adaptor" for my MAC BOOK PRO 13" to use with projectors for presentation purposes. The Apple price for the ...
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What cable provides support for dual external monitors at 1920x1080 on a MacBook Air?

I'm considering getting a new MacBook Air computer and would like it to drive two external monitors at 1920x1080 resolution. What cable or adapter would I need to run such a configuration? A related ...
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Which adapters serve video out from a first generation MacBook Air?

It is not a mini DisplayPort. I tried that and it doesn't fit. As far as I can tell, Apple don't make them any more.
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How do I get technical information on my video card? (Model, RAM, Mhz, etc)

I'd like to get as much technical information about my MacOSX's video card as possible... technical details, even serial number if the card has a unique identifier. I intend to use this information ...
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Mission Control occasionally freezing computer and garbling screen content

Every so often (usually when I have a ton of windows open) I trigger mission control and I get this: I have to do a complete restart of the computer in order to resume. This happened to me on both ...
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DisplayPort to HDMI Adapter doesn't play audio on Samsung TV

I can't make my MacBook Pro mid 2009 play audio on my Samsung LCD TV. I am aware that only recents MacBook Pro have audio out through the Mini DisplayPort and mine doesn't have it. This is why I ...
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