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Can a Macbook Pro Output Video through the 3.5mm Audio Port?

No. It's an audio port not an audio/video port. Per the Apple Support site: Mac Basics: Ports on your Mac HDMI and the Thunderbolt Ports will carry both digital video with audio, but your analog ...
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BGR - RGB Pixel layout problem. How to fix wrong subpixel optimization in "LCD font smoothing"

The way to "fix wrong subpixel layout setting on Mac OS" is using System Preferences, Display, Rotation 180 degrees (from Standard). This makes an external LED display switch from BGR to RGB pixel ...
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What's the difference between MBP 2016 and 2017 Thunderbolt 3?

You gotta love the heightened level of complexity that simplifying things down to one connector has made things. Let's sort it out.... USB-C is the connector type. It's the physical interface ...
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Does the Apple Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter support Mini DisplayPort?

The Apple adapter is unfortunately not compatible with DisplayPort or Mini DisplayPort monitor signals, despite the cables and ports having the same shape. It can only be used to bridge Thunderbolt ...
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2 HDMI 1080p monitors from 1 usb c port

You can buy a USB Type-C to HDMI and a HDMI doubler, overall you can get these two for around $10. I found these two to reccomend for you: Doubler Coverter It would best to double check your ...
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2 HDMI 1080p monitors from 1 usb c port

Technically this is possible. The trick, however, is finding the adaptor you will need to achieve it. I've seen many USB-C to HDMI adaptors on the market, but I don't recall seeing a USB-C to dual ...
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Recording direct from camera into MacBook Pro via HDMI?

This is how it works for me camera's HDMI -> Mac's USB but it requires a special device: I have a Panasonic HC-V777 camera which has a micro HDMI output (the micro HDMI - HDMI cabel is provided ...
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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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External Display recognized as DisplayPort, but connected via adapter using HDMI

The system is reporting that your Dell monitor is connected via DisplayPort be because you're actually connected to the DisplayPort port. That said, it's not what's causing the problem you're ...
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Non-official usb-c dock station detects 2 external monitors are a single one

The setup you with that hardware is not going to work - and cannot be made to work. The USB-C dock station you've got works as a MST (Multi-Stream Transport) hub. MST is a part of the DisplayPort 1.2 ...
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What is involved in converting a PC video card to have boot screen on the Mac?

From what I understand, it's not the Mac Pro, it's the graphics card that needs to be flashed so that it's "Apple approved" For example, on MacUpgrades, they list an Saphire Radeon RX 580 with 8GB ...
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What cable/adapter do I require to use DellU2715H as second monitor on a 2020 Retina iMac?

Any USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI or DisplayPort cable should work. Both USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 supports display output at the desired resolution. For example this cable would work.
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Sluggish cursor with usb-mouse connected through dongle MBA M1

I've read reports before of poor shielding on DVI, HDMI, and DP cables and adapters interfering with wireless devices before. There's a few things I've seen reported as fixes, all focused on added ...
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USB-C to HDMI adapter connect with DisplayPort

I know this has been a while but I thought I'd respond if others happen upon this like I have. "I bought an USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter but did not notice that Dell2214H only has ...
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USB-C to HDMI adapter connect with DisplayPort

To get the best results I would recommend using the following : Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapter Link Mini-DP to DisplayPort Cable to the monitor Link Probably this one might work ...
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How to use Thunderbolt Display with Laptop

There are two ways of connecting to the TB Display: either using the built-in 'male' cable, or the TB port on the back. Both are "miniDisplayPort" connectors, and can function as 'dumb' video ...
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How to connect Surface Pro 6 to Apple Thunderbolt Display 27"

Unfortunately, you can't connect Surface Pro to Apple Thunderbolt Display as @jksoegaard suggested because Thunderbolt Display can be connected to thunderbolt port only. Trust me, I have both, I've ...
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displays - drive displays from USB-C hub

This is can work, however, it depends on your personal equipment. Both my motherboard's onboard video and my Geforce RTX 2080 Ti have the ability to do what you are asking. For example, the "Anker ...
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How to set up second screen in iMac 2017 with macOS 10.12.6 Sierra?

I solved the problem finally, today I bought cheap Lenovo adapter and it works well. Previously unfair ad drove me to make the wrong decision to buy incompatible adapter. My brand new EZQuest cable ...
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Connecting non Apple monitor to Macbook Pro

Does connecting a monitor to MacBook Pro via display adapter lower the refresh rate, Not necessarily. It will only do so if you get an adapter/cable that doesn't conform to the latest ...
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Can I charge my iPhone using the USB-A port of my "AV Multiport adapter"?

Yes, this is totally fine. Of course, your MacBook will need to be on for it to deliver power, and how fast your iPhone charges may depend on what else your MacBook is doing at the time, but this is ...
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External monitor cuts out on MacBook with Multiport Adapter

This was an ongoing issue for me as well, and a new Rocketfish high-quality HDMI cable solved the problem.
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External monitor cuts out on MacBook with Multiport Adapter

I tried a new cable and it worked. Apparently HDMI is very touchy. Try different cables from different vendors until the display is stable.
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