IMac :: External Monitor - Bad Mouse Tracking When External Monitor Off?

Jan 9, 2010

I have a 27" i7. I have a 24" DVI Montior hooked up to it via MDP->DVI adaptor. When the 24" Monitor is on, everything is fine. When I turn the monitor off, the magic mouse tracking on the 27" screen stutters. I am not kidding - it took me ages to figure out that to fix I either need to turn the other monitor on OR disconnect the MDP->DVI adaptor.

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MacBook Pro :: Best External Keyboard And Mouse To Get For Monitor?

Jun 12, 2010

can you guys please recommend me a good external mouse and keyboard that I should get to complete my MBP + External Monitor for my dorm room. p.s. if you recommend the apple keyboard, please tell me which one of the 3 is the best (bluetooth, wired with keypad, wired w/o keypad, and why,

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MacBook :: How To Setup External Monitor Keyboard And Mouse

Apr 27, 2009

Okay i got it all set up but when i close the lid of the macbook it gos to sleep i only want it to turn off the macbooks screen so i can use my ext stuff i got?

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MacBook Pro :: Using External Keyboard / Mouse / Monitor Slow Performance?

Nov 22, 2010

If I was to hook my MacBook Pro 13inch 4GB RAM, 250 HD to a monitor and use the Magic Mouse and Apple wireless keyboard would it slow the performance of my laptop?

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Hardware :: Powerbook With Broken Monitor - Force Boot To External Monitor?

Jan 31, 2010

I have a G4 powerbook with an LCD that only displays the top 25% of the screen. I've been using an external monitor with it just fine. Today, I reinstalled the OS and ran into a problem. The main OSX startup menu (you know, where it asks for your location, timezone, personal info, etc) is prompting me for information, and I can't see the forms to fill them in! The external monitor defaults to "extended" as opposed to "mirrored", and the forms are embedded, meaning I can't drag them over to my external monitor. Obviously, if I can't fill out these forms and get to the desktop, the laptop is completely useless.

Does anyone know how to force the external monitor to be "mirrored" from startup? Is there a keycommand?

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OS X :: Monitor Suddenly Goes Completely White / External Monitor Goes Black

Jul 30, 2005

I have been using the latest macbook pro 13.3" since April 2010. Over the last week the monitor suddenly goes completely white and the external monitor goes black. The laptop becomes unresponsive although the programmes opened continue running (e.g a skype voice call would continue without interruption although the monitor is all white).

The only solution at the moment is to press the turn off button for a few seconds then switch the laptop on again. It will then work normally until for no apparent reason this happens again.

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MacBook :: Using External Monitor With New MB (2.4GHz)/monitor Sleep?

Oct 16, 2008

I picked up a new MacBook yesterday and I noticed a weird issue when coming out of "monitor sleep" mode, not regular sleep mode.

When I move the mouse, the external monitor shows what you see in the picture, kinda like a TV with no signal. The MacBook screen works fine so what I just do is unplug and re-plug in the DVI plug and everything is good again.

My 24 inch Dell monitor worked fine with my M1330 and other computers so I know it's not that. Does anyone have the same issue or maybe give me some light on this?

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OS X :: External Monitor As Only Monitor With Laptop/software For Customization?

Nov 9, 2008

Is there a way to use my external monitor as my only monitor when connected to my mbp? Or, can i clone my display, but at separate resolutions? I am able to do this on windows with nvidia software, is there software that allows further customization?

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Work With Waking Monitor / While Using External Monitor

Jun 27, 2009

I have a 22" Dell external monitor on my MBP. I know that I just close the cover to my MBP to shut off the screen. What do I do in those instances that I want to use both screens? There has to be something simpler than restarting the MBP?

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MacBook Pro :: Detects An External Monitor But No Display On The Monitor?

Aug 5, 2009

As said, my current set up is an HDMI - DVI cable (HDMI to monitor and DVI to adapter) and my DVI - mini DisplayPort adapter, everything is connected fine but when I turn on the monitor, it says cable not found... and nothing is displayed on the screen but on the Macbook side of things, it sees the monitor is connected (I can extend the screen and leave the screen) but other than that, it appears I cannot get an image on the monitor, pressing every button on the monitor does not work either.

Any other information that may seem necessary, let me know. I tried clearing my PRAM and clearing the power and such but nothing seems to work.

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IMac :: External Monitor Not Currently Set To Mirror

Aug 6, 2008

Upon booting the machine, the LCD display flashes a proper view of the login screen for about 1 second
but then goes dark. When an external monitor is attached the external monitor works perfectly fine -- the
only trouble being that the external monitor is not currently set to "mirror" so it is impossible to log in and access the machine. The IT dept at the institute has a monopoly on repair of computers and so the quick answer -- take it to Apple is not all that easy. Is there a way to:

1) set the iMac to mirror display upon booting up by some clever key combination?
2) set the machine to mirror by remote access and command line methods?
3) mirror by changing something using target mode?
4) or the obvious...somehow login using the real estate provided by the external monitor.

Also has anyone seen this problem with iMac displays? An Intel iMac I think 2.16 Intel Core 2 Duo processor running Tiger.

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OS X :: New IMAC 27 Inch As External Monitor?

Oct 23, 2009

I heard this is possible, however will it be possible with a windows laptop ( dell e6400) It's a work laptop and wasn't sure If I could do this with some sort of adapter.

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IMac :: Working As External Monitor?

Nov 14, 2009

Title says it does the new iMac work as an external monitor? Is there a way to use it as a monitor without having to log in / load OS? Is there any delay as compared to a standard monitor? I'm just thinking long term as the iMac becomes long in the tooth and we move on to new machines. Can the iMac still be used as a quick turn on monitor or do you need to load up both machines (and do you need to rely on all parts functioning in the iMac, such as mobo, hard drive, etc. still working) to utilize it as a monitor)?

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IMac :: Won't Use 27" As External Monitor (for PS3)

Feb 16, 2010

I am iMac 27" owner and I would like to know if it is technically possible (how?) and advisable to connect a PS3 (or other videogame station) to show it in the iMac 27" display.

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Hardware :: Use Old IMac As External Monitor?

Jun 18, 2008

Is it possible to use an iMac (g4) that has a broken hard drive as an external monitor for another computer?

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OS X :: MBP To External Monitor/mac Image On The External Monitor Is Cut Off?

Dec 12, 2009

I've hooked up my Macbook Pro 2009 to my external monitor and everything works. The issue is the mac image on the external monitor is cut off like I can't see the white top bar. Any solutions to fix this issue?

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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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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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IMac :: DVI Cable For Connecting External Monitor

Dec 17, 2010

I want to hook up my new monitor with my 21" Imac. I have bought this mini displayport to dvi adapter. [URL]. What dvi cable should I buy? The adapter is dvid single link, but according to wikipedia the conector is dual link?

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PowerPC :: Using IMac G5 Monitor With External Source?

Dec 9, 2006

I've been given (!) a G5 iMac which is practically brand new. It's only problem is that it suffers from the sudden shut off issue which seems to plague the G5 thanks to a faulty Power Supply and some caps on the mobo which get taken out by the PS. I've replace the power supply, but can't afford to get the mobo fixed, and since neither Apple nor any of the alternative operating system makers such as Linux will be supporting this system into the future, I figure that the hardware is essentially orphaned. I'd dearly like to use the screen though, as it's in great shape and is a beautiful display. So, my question is, can the internal screen be connected to an external source such as the video card of another computer? It would be great to use it for my music production machine. If anyone has any ideas, let me know. In the meantime I'm going to have a look around inside this beast and see what I can do.

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IMac :: Turning MBP Into External Monitor Wirelessly?

Jan 13, 2009

I'm looking to turn my new macbook pro into an external mimic monitor for my new imac., so that I can move my mouse from the imac screen to the pro's screen. How do I do it? Is it possible to do it wireless?

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IMac :: 20" With Cracked LCD - Possible To Use External Monitor?

Feb 9, 2009

I searched the forums, but it doesn't appear as if this question has ever been sufficiently I am going to raise the question again. I apologize in advance if I somehow missed a thread.

I have an iMac (20", 2006 model, Intel Core Duo, etc.) that is in excellent, working condition...aside from the fact that it didn't like having its face smashed in. The screen is almost completely covered with the weird leaf-like pattern that forms in such situations...and is thus, unusable at this point.

Can anyone tell me, without a trace of doubt, if it is possible to hook up a new LCD monitor to the iMac and use the old, broken unit as a CPU? If so, what will I need? Has anyone actually done this?

Conversely, would I be better off simply selling the iMac for parts on eBay and putting the $$ toward a shiny new Mac?

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OS X :: Colour Profiles - Imac To External Monitor

May 2, 2009

I have just bought an external monitor to make a dual screen set up with my imac. So for the first time I am looking at the colour profiles. Would I be right in thinking that if I select profile "sRGB" on the external and "sRGB IEC61966-2.1" on the iMac then when I have the two screens side by side, the colours will match? I have using the Apple 'iMac' profile for two years and anything else just looks strange. What is the 'true' colour or is it just a matter of opinion? Which profile is nearest to real life?

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IMac :: Recommend The External Lcd Monitor For 27"

Aug 7, 2010

I'm looking for a good External LCD Monitor for the new iMac 27

I'm a Software Engineer and want to use it along with the iMac for developing iPhone, iPad applications

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IMac :: Won't Work With I7 27" / Using As External Monitor

Aug 16, 2010

I bought the mini-display port to dual link dvi adaptor for $99. However, it doesn't work from going from my pc to the imac or from my macbook pro to the imac. I find it retarded that they wouldn't even sell a working adapter.

Has anyone gotten this to work or does anyone know which adapter I can buy to get this going?

-PC to iMac
-2009 (pre-minidisplay port) dvi to imac.

I need it to be dual link dvi because I want to use it at max resolution.

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OS X :: Finding External LCD Monitor That Is As Bright As IMac Screen

Jul 10, 2009

I'm looking for a external monitor that is compairable in brightness as my iMac's screen. The brand needs to be Samsung, and the look of the Samsung moniter I would prefer to look like the examples below. Why? Because I want it to match my TV. I'm also looking for a small monitor because the space I have is pretty small and I dont want to have to move my iMac and look at it at a angle. I currently have a Samsung SyncMaster 906BW with a 1440 x 900 60hz resolution and its VERY dull compared to my iMac and its at 100% brightness and 85% contrast. Here are some of the screens I'm looking at so far, would they be close to as bright as my iMac's screen?

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IMac :: Run As External Monitor - Complete Graphics Power?

Aug 21, 2009

I want to run an Imac and an external Monitor, but I want to use the complete graphics power on the external Monitor, so no mirroring of the displays. Is there any way to shut down the internal display?

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IMac :: Options To Disable External Monitor Instead Of Unplug?

Aug 20, 2010

Is there a way to disable the external monitor? I don't want to have to unplug it every time I want to disable it... There must be a way. What options do we have?

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

Aug 15, 2008

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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MacBook Air :: Can Use An IMac 2009 As External Monitor For A 2010

May 14, 2012

Can I use an iMac 2009 as external monitor for a MacBook Air 2010?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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