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How do I reset/clear my external display settings in 10.9?

I tried other suggested solutions but removing com.apple.windowserver.displays.plist to reset back to defaults was the only thing that worked for me: cd /Library/Preferences sudo cp com.apple....
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Is there any way to transfer files between 2 running and networked Macs using a Thunderbolt 3/4 cable (i.e. not using target disk mode)?

I use a Thunderbolt 2 cable to connect between a 2011 iMac and a 2013 iMac. I had to manually configure the Thunderbolt Bridge on both machines. Below is an image of the configuration used. The left ...
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M1 MacBook doesn't see Intel Mac in Target Disk Mode

You cannot use Target Disk Mode (TDM) between Mac computers of differing architectures. TDM was a mode that allowed you to boot your Mac into this mode so the internal drives of the target machine ...
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iMac 27" late 2015 Thunderbolt 2 port with external USB-C hard drive

From what I can discern, the link you gave shows an enclosure which only operates a 10 Gb/s through USB-C. Your 2015 iMac does not have any USB-C jacks. You may need this enclosure instead, which can ...
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Is it faster to transfer data if I connect an external SSD to mac thunderbolt USB-C rather than to mac USB-A (if my mac only has 1 USB-A port)?

No - the limiting factor will be the USB-A bottleneck on the device. Newer cables and connectors slow down to match old legacy protocol and speeds even when you’re using a newer fancy cable and ...
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M1 MacBook doesn't see Intel Mac in Target Disk Mode

Transferring files from an intel mac in TDM to anything with a usb port should just work, including an Apple Silicon Mac. The cable is working insofar as the MacBook is drawing power from the iMac. ...
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M1 MacBook doesn't see Intel Mac in Target Disk Mode

I think you need to look at a different support page: Transfer files between a Mac with Apple silicon and another Mac Apple Silicon Macs like your M1 MacBook act as SMB file servers when in target ...
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Extremely slow copies from external drive on M3 MacBook Pro but not Intel MacBook Pro

Had the exact same issue and using an official thunderbolt lead solved the problem for me.
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Mac mini Mx + Studio display simple power solution

No. Just because the Mini has Thunderbolt ports does not mean that it can be powered through them. They are designed for down-stream power supply only. Just use an extension strip (a decent one, with ...
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Can you use a MacBook's built-in DAC while listening via a Thunderbolt 4 hub?

The USB-C port does offer the means to support both audio output and Thunderbolt, as should any Apple product with USB-C made in the last five years, just not at the same time. I know Wikipedia isn't ...
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Can you use a MacBook's built-in DAC while listening via a Thunderbolt 4 hub?

There's no analogue path from the Mac to the Dock, so the headphone jack can only be used from the dock's internal DAC. You're only viable alternatives are to plug directly into the Mac, or buy a ...
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iMac 27" late 2015 Thunderbolt 2 port with external USB-C hard drive

Successfully connecting a USB-C drive in the manner you describe depends on two things, that the drive supports Thunderbolt and can get enough power through the cable and adapter. I have the Apple ...
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M2 MacBook Air connect external monitor directly (27" Samsung ViewFinity S60UA)

You just need a simple USB-C to USB-C cable (which probably comes with the product). From the Technical Specifications page: Ditch the clutter and enjoy simplicity. Samsung high resolution monitor ...
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Connecting Thunderbolt 1 iMac to Thunderbolt 4 M2 Mini in Target Disk Mode

You would need a Thunderbolt 2 cable and a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter. You might want to look at "Permissions for file transfer over target disk mode" for insight on ...
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Apple Silicon M1 Mac connecting 30" Apple Cinema Display

For what it's worth, this adapter works for me. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be available on Amazon at the moment. The only glitch I experience is that the Cinema Display does not wake up when my ...
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How to enable an unsupported HP Thunderbolt dock on macOS Catalina

I could get 2 external screens (hp e273q) working with the macbook pro m3 pro (sonoma) and a hp thunderbolt G2 120W (with the mac's display, so 3 in total). No need for displaylink or 3rd party app, ...
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MacBook with Lenovo C-Dock duplicates image on external monitors

I solved this puzzle by connecting one of the monitors straight to the Macbook using a USB-C/HDMI cable. All the other stuff is connected to the docking still. One of my monitors has 3 ports, so, I ...
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Macbook pro disable charging when connected to external monitor via thunderbolt 3 port

Try the AlDente app. There's a free version which has the features "Charge limiter" and "Discharge" (drawing from battery even when plugged into a screen).
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