OS X :: Switch Screen From One Computer To The Next Without Unplugging?

Jan 22, 2010

I have two laptops. One mac and one pc. I also have one external screen. Is there anyway I could switch my screen from one computer to the other without unplugging the VGA cable every time?

Is there some sort of splitter I can plug into both laptops and just press a button for the screen to go from one computer to the other?

Is there anything that can do that?


OS X :: When Unplugging MagSafe Screen Dims Down

Jun 30, 2009

Why is this? Can I stop it from happening? I just put the brightness all the way, plug the MagSafe back in, unplug it and it is back to being dim?

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MacBook Pro :: 13" - Unplugging Cord Or Device Doesn't Flicker Screen When In Sleep

Sep 3, 2009

I bought this machine after selling my old Aluminium MacBook expecting simply better battery and a bit faster, but there's tons of little updates that I'm thoroughly impressed with.

- Unplugging a cord or device from MBP doesn't flicker the screen when in sleep

- Screen "fades" in after sleep instead of instantly popping in

- If I have the screen at lowest brightness, and wake from sleep, before it would flicker full brightness then go to low again, now it stays low

- Backlighting had so much bleed on old MacBook that it was painful to use, it "bled" everywhere. Now it's only the letter of the key and a small rim around the key

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Jun 21, 2012

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Jun 10, 2012

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Jun 23, 2012

I'm trying to switch photos from my phone onto my computer easily and my mac does not recognixe my iPhone.emailing myself all the photos - which is time consuming.

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OS X :: Switch Between Computer And My Blackberry / Managing My Calendar And Task List

Aug 2, 2010

So I decided to change my habits and become organized for this upcoming semester. (Somehow I have managed to stay organized without ever using a calendar or planner)

So i decided to do everything through google because I use gmail. I setup a google calendar and google sync on my blackberry. I want to be able to switch between my computer and my blackberry for managing my calendar and task list.

I really like how on the google's calendar the task list shows up on the right. It just so happens I will use the task list primarily to remember things I have to do. Google unfortunately does not sync tasks with my blackberry as far as I can tell.

So what is everyone here using to stay organized on their computers and blackberrys? I am willing to switch and not use the native blackberry app if I have to, but I would like to stay with google's apps. Tasks are my primary concern.

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OS X :: Switch Off One Screen In Dual Screen Mode

Mar 29, 2010

I want to use my i7 as MediaPlayer. So I've connected to iMac video out a Plasma TV. There a way tp switch off only the iMac monitor when I'm wathing some video on my TV?

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OS X :: Switch Window To Other Screen?

Oct 13, 2008

My old work PC had an application running which added a small < button to the menu bar next to the restore, min and max buttons which, when clicked would move that window to the adjacent screen.

Is there an app like this for OS X? I'm really looking for something I can evoke with a keyboard shortcut like spaces that simply moves the selected window to the same position on the adjacent screen so i don't have to constantly leave the keyboard to move windows around.

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Mac Mini :: Won't Boot And Has Picture Of Switch On Screen

Sep 8, 2010

I just bought a Mac Mini and all technical help is closed right now. I am very frustrated as the one I bought yesterday had no display output. The system starts and gets to a screen that has what looks to be a switch that needs to be changed. I have looked at the entire box and can not see a switch that needs to be changed. I have taken a picture and have put it on here. I have googled it and can not find anything. My mouse and keyboard are both new wireless so I have nothing I can even use there. I am enclosing a picture of the screen. I also only have power and monitor plugged in.

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IMac :: How To Switch Off Screen And Only Use An External Monitor

Sep 17, 2010

On my 2008 24inch iMac the screen has a problem ( dead pixels ) and I will get it replaced in the future , in the mean time I have a very nice large external monitor connected to the iMac which I use ok, what I am looking for is a way at first when booting up , to be able to see both the iMac's screen and the external monitors screen , then some how shut off / make blank the iMacs screen only leaving the external monitor on ?

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Hardware :: Lcd Monitor As Secondary Screen / Using A KVM Switch?

Apr 17, 2010

im not 100% sure this is the right area to post this in but i have a 15 or so inch hp lcd monitor i wanted to use as a second screen for my imac via vga, so i was wondering if that kvm switch would alow me to have this setup

imac - (vga adapter) - Kvm switch - moniter and surround sound / xbox 360 - (vga adapter)

and the second part is... it says it is powered by bus does that mean it would be powered by the moniters or what?is that a bad idea? will it strain my imac or what.

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Mar 29, 2012

My 3-weeks old Macbook Air is taking almost 10 minutes to get from switch on to the log on screen, it seems to be stuck at the white screen with the Apple logo & the spinning grey wheel. Anybody faced similar problems before? What caused this? I was working with about 7 or 8 different Excel files open at one go and a couple were corrupted (but repaired). I have never experienced anything like this with my i5 iMac and wasn't expecting this on the Macbook Air. Any light at the end of the tunnel?

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MacBook Air :: 11" Video - Switch To Full Screen?

Oct 29, 2010

I just started watching some tv shows I downloaded and I am using VLC... When I go to full screen it pixelates/isn't smooth. I just tested it on my Alu uMB connected to a 21.5" monitor and it doesn't do that...

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MacBook :: Switch To Msn It Would Not Let Select Anything And Just Stayed On The Expose Screen?

Jun 3, 2009

Well after the initial update, i had some problems starting the system up and getting it to load properly, it took a couple tries, but since that was resolved, it hasn't done that again.

As of late though I've experienced 4 or 5 total system lock ups. Just today (5minutes ago) I was on safari and when i used expose to switch to msn it woudl not let me select anything and just stayed on the expose screen. I had to hold down my power button to resart, as even when i tried to do it from the button, it would not let me select anything. Also, after finally restarting the system, it now says that I have no bluetooth module connected to my computer. I never had any of these problems before the update. The system is also running noticeably hotter than before. I have not installed any programs or anything lately and Im pretty sure that my other software is not the problem, Im positive that its OSX that is doing this.

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IMac :: Tried To Re Switch On - Grey Screen Came Up, Apple Logo?

Aug 16, 2010

Hoping someone can help - my imac (approx 15-18 months old , intel) won't start.

Last night on shutting down DPP (canon Digital image software) was hanging and system asked me if I wanted to force quit it...sadly I had switched off my bluetooth mouse and , as usually once mouse turned off switching it back on it never re connects - why did I buy the bletooth mouse and keyboard ?, so I could not confirm yes force quit - is there no way of selecting with keyboard like there is in windows ?

So I switched off at power switch. Tried to re switch on - grey screen came up, apple logo, the little timer circle but after a while timer circle stopped and nothing further happened.

have tried several more times and now don't even get timer.

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IMac :: Switch Off Internal Screen / Only Use An External Monitor?

Aug 15, 2008

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IMac :: Switch Between Displayport Inputs / Using External Display Screen?

Mar 17, 2009

I have a MacBook Pro. I see that the new iMacs have a mini displayport input so that the 27" screen can be used with my MacBook Pro. I'm wondering how this works? Since there is obviously no button to push, how exactly do you switch between the iMac and the MacBook Pro displaying on-screen?

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Mac Mini :: HDMI Switch - Screen Sharing Disabled (No Audio / Video)

Jan 31, 2012

I have an "early 2009" mini. I hooked it up to my HD TV through a Sony amp that acts as an HDMI switch. It works great until I switch to a different component (e.g. satellite receiver). When I switch back to the mini there is no video or audio. Screen sharing is also disabled: I can't access the mini from another Mac. Oddly, I can use the iphone Remote app to operate iTunes and send output through AirPlay. I could also access its shared files through the network.I've tried hdmireviver. It works for a while, but when the mini is not selected by the HDMI switch for more than 15 minutes or so, it fails.Do later models of the mini work more congenially with an HDMI switch?

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MacBook Pro :: 15 Inch Can't Switch Off (freeze At Blue Screen With Spinning Wheel)?

Feb 12, 2012

Whenever i try to "shut down" my MBP, it will freeze at the blue screen with the spinning wheel (that keeps spinning like 'eternally')! Any idea how to solve the problem? I tried booting from the installation disk and repairing disk with "disk utility" but to no avail. Have also tried repairing disk permissions... Any idea how else should i tackle this problem?  Currently i can only switch off my MBP by holding the power button (forcing it to shut down).

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 15 inch 2.0 GHZ

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MacBook Pro :: Switch To Another Available Wireless Network And Then Switch Back?

Dec 14, 2010

If I select from the menu bar another available wireless network (one without a password for example) and then switch back to my own wi-fi network, am I still safe?

Did the fact that I connected to another network present any risks?

I did not send any private info during that time, any risks of getting hacked?

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OS X Technologies :: AppleScript To Schedule Switch Off And After 1 Minute Switch On

Apr 15, 2012

Sometimes restarting is not enough: you need to power off your Mac, wait for a little, and power it on again.It could be a script which act like the "schedule" program in system preferences: it would switch off the Mac immediately, the add 1 minute to the current time and switch it on again.

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MacBook Pro :: Computer's Screen Will Not Turn On Though The Computer Will?

May 13, 2012

I hear the computer physically turn on, but a blank screen remains. I recently purchased a new battery for the computer for the battery status read replace soon about a week ago. I sense that maybe there is a shortage in the wiring that connects what shows on the screen to the computer, but I'm not completely sure.

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Hardware :: Same IP Address Even After Unplugging Modem

Aug 5, 2009

I'm with residential DSL Verizon. A friend says I have dynamic IP address. Is that correct? He said if I unplug my modem and router it may produce a new IP address. I tried that, but the IP was the same.

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PowerPC :: Unplugging Airport Card?

Sep 30, 2006

How do you unplug the wire that goes to the front of the card? The wire is attached to a metal plug that swivels around and plugs into the airport card. I tried tugging on it, but it seems like it is bolted on there.

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OS X :: Unplugging USB Without Ejecting Properly Harmful?

Dec 28, 2007

Is there any harm in just unplugging USB without first ejecting drive? I've got external HD at work I plug in via USB to my Macbook Pro. When I go home I get lazy and would like to just unplug. Is there not a more automated way other than manually ejecting drive before removing cable?

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IMac :: Disabling External Monitor Without Unplugging It?

Nov 18, 2010

I have an iMac that I keep connected to an LG HDTV via Mini-Displayport to HDMI. I was wondering if there was any way to disable the external monitor without unplugging it? Turning off the TV doesn't actually disable the monitor as I still have the OS thinking it's still on therefore spaces imitates it as being two monitors when its really only one. The main reason I want to disable it is to save my VRAM while I'm playing Source games on Steam.

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OS X :: Waking From Sleep - Unplugging / Replugging Usb Keyboard

Sep 10, 2009

I have a brand new MBA with the 128 SSD and am running Snow Leopard. I also have a 23" cinema display. My usual approach is to connect the MBA to my external keyboard and the display and then turn it on. It boots just fine and I end up with dual display (cinema and MBA). I then close the lid and the machine goes to sleep. Clicking on the mouse or keyboard NEVER wakes it up. Unplugging and replugging the USB keyboard sometimes wakes it, but not often. Doing the same with the monitor makes it turn off and on and off an on. My goal is to boot the machine, close the lid, and use the external display only, but it just won't do it without a lot of guesswork and fuss. I have searched this forum and the help forum and not seen this identical problem. Am I missing a setting or doing something wrong here?

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IMac :: Using Internal Speakers Without Unplugging Headphones

Mar 28, 2010

I'm still in love with my iMac, now entering the phase where I have to fight with SWMBO* to get access to my main machine. I have plugged a pair of headphones in the iMac but I would like to be able to find a software solution that would let me switch between headphones and the internal speakers of the iMac (which are quite good actually!) Plugging / Unplugging is not really ideal and I swear I thought I could do this on my powerbook...

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MacBook Pro :: Unplugging And Replugging Power Adapter?

Jun 1, 2010

I would like to know whether it is safe to, let's say, unplug the power adapter and then replugging it in like 20 seconds, for example, if I'm moving to a new room. Will it have a negative effect on the battery? I tried to search MRoogle but there are so many threads that it is literally impossible to find what you're looking for, sometimes.

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OS X :: Eject External Drive Before Unplugging Laptop From Display?

Aug 28, 2010

I have a MacBook Pro that I use sometime on Apple Cinema Display. On the USB ports of the display I attached an Western Digital external hard drive. Now, when I want to unplug my laptop from the display, should I eject the external hard drive first?

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MacBook Pro :: Unplugging Firewire Often Fixes Freezes In The Finder?

Oct 23, 2010

why that often when your machine appears to have frozen and appears to be non responsive unplugging the firewire connector results in the machine becoming unfrozen and responsive again. Albeit now reminding you that a volume has been prematurely ejected.

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IMac :: Using Internal Speakers Without Unplugging Optical Out / Headphone

Nov 2, 2010

I have plugged a toslink cable between my 5.1 amplifier and my iMac, but I would like to be able to find a software that would let me switch between digital out and the internal iMac speakers (which are quite good actually!)

I know it is a Mac OS driver limitation since Windows 7 (via Bootcamp) let me choose the output. In Mac OS once I plugg something, "Internal speakers" output option disappear from sound preferences, audio midi setup, HalLAB, .... This causes unnecessary wear and tear on the audio port from constantly inserting and removing the cable to switch from built in speakers to external audio system.

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OS X :: Expose Hot Corners Not Working After Unplugging External Monitor

Mar 22, 2009

I use Expos�'s hot corners on my Al MB. I also use an external monitor at my desk. When I unplug the monitor to disconnect the laptop from being "docked" (as it were), I find that I can't use hot corners anymore. If I restart the Finder, that doesn't fix the issue. If I go to Expos� preferences, and change a hot corner preference (e.g., what gets done when one goes to the upper right corner), then things get fixed. But I really don't want to go to Sys. Prefs. each time I change monitors. Is there any other solution?

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MacBook Pro :: Why Plugging / Unplugging Headphone Give Beachballs

Oct 18, 2009

I'm having a weird problem on a two-week old 13" MBP. When I plug in headphones whatever sound was playing, if any, will stop for 10-15 seconds and during this time the volume keys on the keyboard are unresponsive (along with any keyboard keys that operate hardware things...backlight for keyboard, display brightness, although the dashboard and expose keys work). Same goes if I unplug the headphones. If I'm in iTunes, I get a beachball isolated to iTunes during this. When iTUnes recovers from the beachball it "realizes" that it should have actually been playing for the last ten seconds and catches up. I fresh install snow leopard a few days ago. Why would plugging/unplugging headphones (they are the ones that came with my iPhone 3GS) give a beachball in iTunes?

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MacBook Pro :: After Login Screen Computer Is Stuck On Default Screen?

Jul 5, 2012

I tried uploading pictures with my s.card and then I plugged in my back up storage disk to transfer pictures and then my computer stopped working as if it was overloaded or something.... I tried forcing quit but that didn't help any. So I just shut it down in hopes that when it restarted it would work but now when it restarts the login screen comes up and after I type my password it just stays on snow leopard default screen(purple sky) and stays there.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010)

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MacBook Pro :: 10.7.4 Becomes Slow After Unplugging The Power But When Power Is On It Works Normally?

Jun 13, 2012

I've been suffering of slow speed on my macbook pro, and this happens when I unplug it from power and just let the battery works itself, then the % CPU usage increases dramatically to 330%  and the laptop becomes very very slow, what should I do? Because if my macbook is off-power, it doesn't work properly, so what is the point to own a portable computer?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Computer Screen Is Too Big For The Monitor - How To Set It Up

Aug 13, 2009

I am currently using a Mac OS X 10.5.7 at my job. For some odd reason the entire screen resolution has increased and is now too big for the actual moniter. So now every time I move my mouse the ENTIRE screen inside my moniter moves around with it. Picture a 21" screen inside a 17" moniter, so everytime you move your mouse the entire screen inside the moniter moves around with it. I have tried adjusting the display size thinking that may have been the problem, but it is at 1680 x 1050 which is the largest it can get on this computer.

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OS X :: Cannot Use The Screen Saver On The Computer?

Aug 29, 2009

None of my 3rd party screen savers and working after installing snow leopard. I used to use fenetres volantes but when i try and select it i get the message:

"You cannot use the Fenetres volantes screen saver on this computer. Contact the developer of this screen saver for a newer version."

Are there any good screen savers that work on snow leopard?? And why are old screen savers not working on snow leopard?

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OS X :: How To Fix Black Screen From Another Computer

May 16, 2010

I have a 2008 macbook pro with snow leopard installed. When i turned the computer on the computer boots up but my screen stays black. Sometimes when i try to restart the computer i don't even get a chime. When i do get a chime, i can share the screen and run the macbook from my imac. Is there a way to get my screen to turn on remotely from my imac?

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