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How to set the Display aspect ratio to 16:9 explicitly when using a VGA adaptor

In the monitor/display settings just press the Option key when selecting the "scaled" option. Then additional resolution options will show up.
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Mac monitor is displaying screen but I cannot navigate my cursor to it

Check that the virtual display arrangement in System Prefs > Display > Arrangement is the same as their physical placement. You can only move your mouse across between the two at the side where they ...
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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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HDMI VGA projector cannot connect to Macbook Pro

On my 2014 MacBook Pro with 2 Thunderbolt ports I found HDMI port to HDMI-VGA adapter did not work, but if I used my Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter then plugged the HDMI to VGA adapter into that, the VGA ...
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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

EasyRes from Appstore solved my problem of not having the 4K resolution on my monitor. It's plug and play.
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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

I've spent the last 4 hours (at least) fixing that issue on macOS Sierra. The way I managed to do it is based on Dan Grove's reply to himself in this same thread, but with more DIY (thanks Dan!). Few ...
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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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HDMI VGA projector cannot connect to Macbook Pro

I don't know which product you have, but I own an Insignia HDMI to VGA adapter. There's a micro-USB port on the adapter which I need to plug into a power source, and it then works. I just plug it ...
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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

No program is needed. I was seeking help around forums and I decide to try with cable (without any adaptors) I bought cable for less than 4quid and I got full 2560x1440 it's Mini DisplayPort to ...
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Securing VGA Output Plus Audio From An iPad

The Apple Lightning to VGA Adapter works, and when paired with a 3.5mm audio cord plugged directly into the output on the iPad, will allow for sound and video output. If you have a system that ...
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USB-C to VGA adapter Apple TV 4

No. From AppleInsider: "Unlike with the 12-inch MacBook, which uses the USB-C port for both charging and syncing, the USB-C connection on the Apple TV will only be used for diagnostics purposes." ...
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Mac mini incompatibility with HDMI to VGA

I understood is that from HDMI to VGA, it does not send a signal since it is analog and it does not work. No. HDMI sends a signal, but as you've already noted, one is digital and the other is analog....
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Mac monitor is displaying screen but I cannot navigate my cursor to it

It turns out that it was inverted. Instead of navigating to the monitor from the left side of the screen, I should have been going through the right side. My monitor was set up to the left of my ...
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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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Mirroring from my iPhone 7+ to Aucary projector wirelessly to wall

Two options you have to connect your iPhone to a projector. Option 1) Get an Apple TV and connect that to the projector using a simple HDMI cable on either end. Then use airplay to stream the content ...
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How to fix thunderbolt to vga display port?

If the adapter works fine on another Mac (second bullet point) then it is not the adapter. If you have tried a number of different adapters on your Mac and all of them do not work then I would then ...
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Thunderbolt VGA adapter not working on Macbook Pro Retina late 2013

I've solved problem buying a original adapter apple thunderbolt/vga. I still can't understand why my mac not works with compatibile adapter only with long vga (with short vga cable works with ...
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2 VGA Monitors to Thunderbolt/USB-C on MBP

You'll need two Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C plug) adapters for VGA. These can be found from lots of different makers at varying prices - i.e. from "unknown China" to "Belkin" to "Apple" in terms of price ...
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wrong scaling for external HD monitor using VGA, MBP 13"

ok, replacing the VGA cable worked. and - apologies - it appears to be the same issue/solution reported here: External monitor randomly lowers resolution adds black borders and here: External ...
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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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How to detect external VGA display on retina MBP running Sierra?

Resetting MBP with display plugged in will detect it, they had the same issue with El Capitan as well. Hopefully Apple will fix this bug.
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MacBook Retina with non-retina External Monitor has wrong resolutions

Try hold option while clicking 'scaled' radio button in external monitor Display settings. It will show you more options.
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Dual Monitor setup partially working with Mac Mini

Your Mac Mini has a NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics card which uses either 128 or 256 MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with your computer's main RAM. If you're wanting to simultaneously use the Mini-DVI port ...
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VGA display no longer being recognized by Late 2016 MBP OS Sierra

It's a bug. If I leave the USB-C adapter plugged in, the VGA can be connected and disconnected without issue. That's the only way, other than my weird multi-adapter method. Kinda sucks to have to ...
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My external monitor doesn't work at full resolution with my MacBook

After updating to macOS Sierra I encountered same issue. As I understand it was because mac recognised it as TV instead of as additional monitor. Next steps helped me to solve the problem: Save file ...
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1920x1080 resolution not in the options after connecting external monitor on 2015 Macbook air running El Captain

You need HDMI connection, VGA is analog, it doesn't allow higher resolutions.
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Mini Thunderbolt to VGA not showing video on external monitor but Mac says it is

The problem that you are facing is simple to fix. Actually there is no inbuilt Thunderbolt to VGA drive inside a MacBook/Mac mini. So what you should do is install a Mini DisplayPort to VGA Firmware ...
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1920 x 1200 resolution monitor with VGA not detected by Mac OS X 10.7.2

Reconnecting sometimes REALLY solves this problem. You should try it. Check if the right color profile set for the monitor. You can see it on the title of display preference window. If it is not the ...
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