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How to change resolution of external monitor from main monitor on Macbook Pro?

Try clicking on 'Gather Windows' button in the bottom right corner. It will bring the resolution choices onto the built-in screen. Then you can choose one that suits. If you hold down option while ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

After weeks of trial and error, I have finally achieved 2560x1600 resolution on my Apple 30-inch Cinema Display connected to my MacBook Pro,15-inch, 2016 laptop. The trick is to go from USB-C to Mini ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

There IS a solution to this problem, I searched and purchased quite a few adapters but finally I got it to work: 1) Purchase this USB-C to Display Port adapter: https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/...
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Why is third monitor always mirroring one of my other two?

The problem with your setup does not have to do with the resolution, as others have hypothesized. The problem is that the dock you're using is not supported on macOS for a 3-display configuration. In ...
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MacBook Pro detects external monitor but shows black screen

Problem The display worked before. Then without reason it gone black and didn't wanted to show anything. DisplayManager from Mac showed the displays without problem and I could change all settings - ...
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MacBook Pro detects external monitor but shows black screen

I solved my problem so far by installing this app (Display Menu) from the Mac AppStore. The screen flashed and I got image. It might not work for you, but worth the try.
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

Here's a single adapter solution (USB-C to dual-link DVI) that IS working on my 16" MacBook Pro and my 30" Apple Cinema Display: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07QKM856C Club 3D CAC-1510 USB ...
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Connect two monitors using DVI and/or VGA to USB-C

It is possible to connect a VGA and a DVI display to one USB-C port on the MacBook, but you need two USB-C adapters in a daisy-chain fashion and a HDMI-DVI adapter. First you connect the USB-C ...
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DVI-D to Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3

Hooking up multiple adapters in series to get from one type of connector to another, VIA a third type of adapter doesn't always work. However there are enough exceptions to the rule that it is worth ...
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Connect two monitors using DVI and/or VGA to USB-C

I highly recommend a thunderbolt dock to do this. In my experience it isn't possible to daisy chain the adapters as described in one of the other answers. In fact, the port they are using to daisy ...
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DVI to Thunderbold only 1080p

Apparently, the monitor requires a vertical frequency of at least 60 Hz and the Mac output is less than 60 Hz when going above 1080. References everymac.com Dell Apple
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MacBook Pro detects external monitor but shows black screen

I had the same problem. I reset my monitor to the factory setting and this solved the problem.
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

After trying at least 9 different adapters, I finally found one that worked! USB-C to MiniDisplayPort: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CJHHTR8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 You'...
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Connect MacBook Pro to Dell Monitor

I have this exact same monitor that acquired about a 18 months ago (or so). That particular monitor requires a Dual Link DVI connection and most mDP to DVI aren't Dual Link. The one product that I ...
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Does the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter passthrough HDCP?

Here's what Apple says about this: Apple Mini DisplayPort adapters that offer digital connections—such as the Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adapter and the Apple Mini DisplayPort to ...
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Dual external monitors: Blink on wake

I finally decided to give HP Support a call to see if they had a solution. After an ungodly wait on an antiquated support call system with reminders every minute that all their agents were busy and ...
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Can I use two USB-C to HDMI/DVI cables to hook up to two monitors from my MacBook Pro (2017)?

Can I buy a USB-C to DVI cable and plug the USB-C side directly to the MacBook Pro USB-C port? Yes. This is exactly how you would do it. I would avoid using HDMI on your first monitor and instead ...
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macOS Catalina - problems detecting external monitors

How exactly are you connecting your monitors to your MacBook Pro, and what else do you have connected to it? The MacBookPro's with 4 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C connectors actually have 2 Thunderbolt 3/USB-...
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Why is third monitor always mirroring one of my other two?

As shown on Apple's website, there is a restriction on the number of monitors that can be used at the same time. If you want a more specific answer, could you post the resolutions of your monitors. ...
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Connect two monitors using DVI and/or VGA to USB-C

You can use KVM VGA Switch to Connect one display to multiple PC's / Laptop's (source: hdcabling.co.za)
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Connect two monitors using DVI and/or VGA to USB-C

I use a number of older DVI monitors; DVI <-> hdmi adapters (which are passive devices) are readily available for a couple of dollars, as are DVI <-> hdmi cables (for about the same price as a ...
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10.13.4 = 1 fewer monitors on my MacBook Pro mid 2012 (non-Retina)?

Your problem is due to a bug in the DisplayLink driver used by your converter. DisplayLink are aware of the problem,. They have issued a beta of a new driver that actually doesn't fix the problem. ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

Note that the small/cheap Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter will NOT work to convert a Mini DisplayPort signal to USB-C, despite using the same port design. It is incompatible with ...
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How to change resolution of external monitor from main monitor on Macbook Pro?

In System/Preferences/Monitor, under the Monitor tab, there's a button for gathering all Monitor windows (there's one displayed for each connected monitor) on the current monitor; then you can choose ...
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Apple's display adapters over USB-C/Thunderbolt adapter

That's the way it's "supposed" to work, but judging by the reviews on both Apple's own website and on Amazon, (two and three stars respectively), it's not doing so well. There is however, the Cable ...
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Running 3 External Monitors off a Mid 2014 MacBook Pro

If you Google Mid 2014 MacBook Pro and go to this link Apple says "Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 ...
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

I found a single adapter that worked. The Club 3D CAC-1510-A drives my 30-inch Cinema Display from my 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch. Note that there is a very similar model, the CAC-1510 that does NOT work....
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Connect New MacBook (USB-C) to Apple Cinema Display 30" (Dual-Link DVI)

You'll need a USB-C to DVI adapter to connect the 30" Apple Cinema Display to your USB-C Macbook. This $22 one, by Cable Matters, supports resolutions of up to 2560x1600 (the same as your monitor)...
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Is it fundamentally impossible to have passive thunderbolt to dual-link-DVI or HDMI adapter supporting 2560x1440?

Not only is this not impossible, but products that do this exist. DisplayPort (and therefore mini-displayport and thunderbolt) supports DVI and HDMI output over passive adapters using Dual-mode ...
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Can Dual Link DVI do 4K at 60Hz?

No, this is beyond DVI spec and I haven't been able to successfully force it. You can, however, achieve 2K (2560x1440) @60Hz over a single dual-link DVI cable, and you can achieve 4K (3840x2160) @...
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