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In OS X 10.9, you can simply do pmset displaysleepnow. This will immediately turn off your display without changing any of your settings or putting the entire host to sleep. Escalated privileges don't seem to be required (at least with recent versions of OS X), but if you get a message about inadequate privileges, you could do sudo pmset displaysleepnow. ...


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I haven't tested it myself, but according to John Siracusa's review at ars, if you disable the "Displays have separate Spaces" checkbox in the Mission Control preference pane, the old behavior (including ability to split a window between displays) returns.


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It seems like the issue is that when I plug the external screen, it messes with the coordinate system of my Mac's screen, effectively shifting the origin of my screen by the resolution of the external screen. In other words, from the point of view of XQuartz the origin of my Mac's screen changes from 0,0 to 2560,1440 (which is the resolution of my external ...


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You can install this command line tool from github.com/nriley/brightness. The install is pretty easy if you have homebrew: brew install brightness And usage is straightforward: Set 100% brightness: brightness 1 Set 50% brightness: brightness 0.5 Unfortunately it doesn't work for external monitors. See Does Apple support DDC/CI for 3rd party displays via ...


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After some research i found this blog, which perfectly detailed explains how to get this hidden setting: Open the system preferences Hold down the command and option keys while clicking the display icon Next locate the screen adjustments on the external monitor and you will notice now there is an option called "Rotation". Choose 90 Degrees and now your ...


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Hold shift option ⌥ and click the green maximise button on the top left part of the window. NOTE: not every OSX application is eligible for maximize (example: maximizing the Finder doesn't work)


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iPhone X corners do not have a conclusive corner radius. They're not normal arcs, they are ‘continuous corners’. You can't replicate these with a simple .cornerRadius, and you also can't use Apple's own continuous corners, since that's a private API. CALayer on iOS 11 has a private "continuousCorners" property, which is what powers many rounded ...


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In Terminal.app: pmset displaysleepnow https://developer.apple.com/legacy/library/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/pmset.1.html This also works for the lock and sleep functions: pmset sleepnow pmset lock


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In the release of OS X El Capitan, just shake the cursor to locate it. From Apple: Call out your cursor. Lost your cursor on your crowded desktop? Just shake your finger back and forth on the trackpad or give your mouse a shake, and the cursor gets bigger so it’s easy to spot. To enable/disable this feature, go to System Preferences > Accessibility >...


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In this case, it was just a bug. All you need to do to fix this is to restart your iPhone and it should be fixed. Thanks to Apple support.


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Ive had a support case at Apple for over a year about this issue, They finally answered that its a software issue and they are looking into it. We have spend a lot of money in out business on original adapters and good technics to have a good setup. Several of our MBP:s with usb have this flickering problem on 1 of the 2 screens (always the screen you ...


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As implemented on iOS 9 and later, OS X 10.11 lets you split the unified full-screen view into two portrait sections with one application on the left side of the partition and a different one on the right. It's pretty basic, but it also is elegantly minimal with a clear geometry with only one degree of freedom. My hope is that as more people get used to ...


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If you are still looking for an alternative way, have a look at Spectacle. You can select from the menu or use a keyboard shortcut. There are many resize options but your requirement is "Fullscreen ⌥⌘F" It is not like OS X full screen but Windows like maximum.


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Display Menu (free) on the Mac App store adds the menu options back for OS X 10.8


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The graphics are telling you to turn on the Magic Mouse or Magic Trackpad associated with the MacBook. Have you ever connected one of these devices to it? If you haven't, I have to wonder if the internal keyboard and trackpad are not connected somehow. What year is this MacBook? Is it still under warranty? Unless you can boot to recovery and reinstall OS ...


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The menubar option is not available anymore. You have to go into System Preferences > Displays. THe fastest way is to use shortcuts: Option(alt) + Brightness Key on an Apple Keyboard brings you directly to the display settings. Command + F1 to toggle between video mirroring and extended desktop Command + F2 to detect displays Control + Brightness to ...


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I've created a node module for this that supports setting the brightness using the CLI. See https://github.com/kevva/brightness-cli. npm install --global brightness-cli And then simply just run brightness from your command line.


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I've once got water in a Dell (work)laptop and it started to get lighter and lighter the further water got. This is because the screen is built with multiple layers and you got water between them. I would definately recommend you to shut down the device and put it in rice.


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A microfibre cloth works great for the iPhone/iPod/iPad screens. If you've purchased a Mac, the cloth that came with that works great too so you don't have to purchase a separate one.


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There's a www.bettertouchtool.net app which does exactly what You need. You can download a trial and check it. There's also Better Snap Tool from the same developer on the MacAppStore which does only window snapping.


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I found a way to do this using only built-in components: do shell script "screencapture -R123,456,1,1 -t bmp $TMPDIR/test.bmp && \ xxd -p -l 3 -s 54 $TMPDIR/test.bmp | \ sed 's/\\(..\\)\\(..\\)\\(..\\)/\\3\\2\\1/'" Output is the color in hex, for example, ffffff for white. The screencapture command takes a 1x1 ...


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I have an iPhone 4S. Like you, I originally thought that I ought to get a protective case for my iPhone. I tried several cases, but none of them were satisfactory (too bulky, too cumbersome to open to get to the phone, too ugly). I now have no case for the phone, and I keep it in my trouser pocket all the time. Instead of getting a case for the phone, ...


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Diagnosing Hardware vs Software Problem As stated in my comment, to diagnose if it is a software or hardware issue (most likely hardware), try connecting the Macbook to an external monitor. If the external monitor displays the screen, then your Macbook must have the problem (It's a hardware issue). If both the external monitor and the Macbook pro still won't ...


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This can be easily calculated with the available information. Since screen dimensions are always specified as the diagonal measurement, the rectangle can be divided into two equal right-angled triangles, with the hypotenuse being the diagonal measurement and the aspect ratio of the display providing inputs for the calculation of the height and width. iPhone ...


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There is a simple, but annoying standard way: hold alt/opt when clicking the green button on the top bar. It will change into a plus instead of the double arrow, and after clicking your window will be maximized.


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You can not use your MacBook Pro as a second monitor for your iMac without additional software. ScreenRecycler claims to allow you to expand your desktop across multiple computers. As an alternative approach, Synergy (previously open source at synergy-foss.org) claims to lets you combine multiple computers into one. It will let you use both computers from ...


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I've ran into this issue a couple of times now, this is what has resolved the issue each time. Step 5 sometimes returns a "file not found" error and step 6 doesn't always seem to be necessary but has been in some cases. Regardless, having in their doesn't seem to have an negative effects. Boot to single user mode (hold ⌘ S while powering on the Mac) Type ...


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I found the solution here: https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-google-drive-crashing-finder-in-mavericks/ A number of users who have upgraded their precious Macs to Apple’s newest OS, namely OS X Mavericks have found that when they log into their systems, the Finder windows no longer run stably. Instead, it quits and relaunches repeatedly. This problem has ...


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A possible alternative to using a Finder window as a bookmark is using the built-in Stickies app (if you are not using the apps as a fullscreen space). Simply open the Stickies app and make a new note via File > New Note. While the sticky window is selected, you can make it float on top of other windows at Window > Float on Top. This will make the sticky ...


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I had to make a similar decision for myself. In summary: after lots of researching and testing, I found an LG 27 inch 4k display to be the best balance from price/performance point of view for now. I tried to explain in following sub-topics: Ideal PPI for laptops and desktop screens are different First of all, Apple adjusts its desktop monitor default PPI ...


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