How do I connect an external monitor to my MacBook Air?

How do I connect an external monitor to my MacBook Air?

With a minidisplay port to VGA or DVI or HDMI adapter:
http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570Z/B/mini-displayport-to-dvi-adapter?fnode =53

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  • How do i connect three external monitors to a macbook pro?

    How do I connect three extrenal monitors to my Macbook Pro?

    I have a USB to DVI adapter from kensington. I use to use it to power at 14" display.Moving windows around had some tearing and lag. Typing lagged, but it was use-able. It was fine for displaying diffrent stats. The OS treated it as it would any additional display.
    But I found it undesirable for any thing tha requires lots dragging and clicking.
    Every so often the device would lock up. At witch point the computer would get stuck trying to detect the USB display. I would have to unplug the adapter, cycle the power on the adapter. And then it would be good for a couple more months.
    Also some times after a reboot, the adapter would stop working. I would have to unplug it, and login, and then plug it back in.
    Coping file to my USB 2 harddrive seemed to cause more lag to the USB to Video Adapter.
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  • I connected an external monitor to my MacBook Pro, but it doesn't open any programs. It Just sits there with a blank screen.  How do I get it to open programs and act like a monitor?

    I connected an external monitor to my MacBook Pro, but it doesn't open any programs. It Just sits there with a blank screen.  How do I get it to open programs and act like a monitor?

    Dear Jean:
    It sounds like you are trying to get your external monitor to act as the primary viewing screen. For example it would have your Doc, Icons, Etc. In order to make the external monitor the primary screen you have to:
    Open System Preferences.
    Choose the Displays Icon
    There will be several tabs to choose from pick Arrangement
    Drag the toolbar to desired display
    Let me know if this helps at all!
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  • Hp dv6 1355dx laptop - how do I connect 2 external monitors?

    I have a HP dv6 1355dx laptop Entertainment PC.  How do I connect 2 external monitors (both have VGA cables) and neither one has HDMI connectors.  My laptop has only 1 VGA connector, so I can display my laptop video and 1 of the external monitors. 
    Any help would get greatly appreciated.  I am even willing to buy a docking station or port replicator.

    Hi,
    Docking station or port replicator won't solve the problem because of your internal graphics card. You need something which is similar to the following products:
        http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/gxm/
    or USB to 2 VGA monitors but very hard to find (normally you can only get 1 VGA and 1 other, not both VGA's).
    Regards.
    BH
    **Click the KUDOS thumb up on the left to say 'Thanks'**
    Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem.

  • HT3986 How do I run an external monitor on a macbook pro running windows 7

    How do I run an external monitor on a Macbook Pro running Windows 7

    on my imac connecting a TB to dvi converter to my imac and to my 24" dell monitor was all it took
    windows like osx saw the external monitor and let me clone to it or extend my desktop to it

  • How do i run an external monitor with my macbook and change settings so that when i close the lid the signal to the monitor is not lost and i can continue using the mac with a mouse and a wireless keyboard?

    How do i run an external monitor with my macbook and change settings so that when i close the lid the signal to the monitor is not lost and i can continue using the mac with a mouse and a wireless keyboard?

    No, nothing will prevent the computer from going to sleep when you close its display except third-party hacks that are designed to do exactly that. I strongly advise against using any of those, as they may interfere with successful entry into clamshell mode (and they carry other downside risks as well). Just wait until the computer is asleep (with its sleep light pulsing), then press any key on the keyboard. It sounds as though your setup is working as it's designed to do.

  • How do I connect an external microphone to a Macbook Pro with Retina display ?

    How do I connect an external microphone to a Macbook Pro with Retina display ?
    Alternatively how do I connect an audio input at a level that would normally have gone into a 'line input' socket ?

    Plug it into the linein/headphone jack if there's just one.  It'll switch between the two modes automatically depending on what you plug into it.

  • Brand new Mac user help please! How do you connect a 17" monitor to the MacBook? I have the monitor plugged into the Mac, but the F8 that I am used to with PC does not work. Please help. Thanks.

    Brand new Mac user help please! How do you connect a 17" monitor to the MacBook? I have the monitor plugged into the Mac, but the F8 that I am used to with PC does not work. Please help. I am getting lots of spelling errors as the MacBook laptop screen is too small. Thank you so much! .

    Contentmom6 wrote:
    Brand new Mac user help please! How do you connect a 17" monitor to the MacBook? I have the monitor plugged into the Mac, but the F8 that I am used to with PC does not work.
    Normally, you just connect the monitor to the MacBook using a VGA adaptor that you can buy from an Apple Store.  Now try System Preferences > Displays > Detect Displays.  You should now be able to select a display mode for the monitor.  If it still doesn't work, then I'd check that everything is properly connected.  I've had problems with colours disappearing due to a faulty connection in the VGA adaptor.
    Bob

  • How do I connect my new (purchased last week) macbook air to my samsung smart tv? I purchased the adapter at the apple store and connected to the TV via HDMI cable.  The TV says "no signal.  I do not see TV as an option in the display tab of system prefer

    how do I connect my new (purchased last week) macbook air to my samsung smart tv? I purchased the adapter at the apple store and connected to the TV via HDMI cable.  The TV says "no signal.  I do not see TV as an option in the display tab of system preferences.  what else do I need to do?

    First, make sure your TV is tuned to display the correct input signal. Most TVs have several inputs (multiple HDMIs, cable connections, RCA etc) so double-check that you're using the correct one - HDMI1, HDMI2 or whatever is written next to the port.
    I assume that you have a mini-Displayport to HDMI adaptor? If you open displays preferences, first tick the box that says "show display preferences in menu bar" then locate the menu and click Detect Displays. See if that helps.
    Matt

  • How can I connect the first generation ipod to macbook air?

    How can I connect the first generation ipod to macbook air or macbook pro? Using an adapter?

    macbook air
    The only theoretical solution is an USB ExpressCard adapter and FireWire ExpressCard. I don't know if anyone's actually attempted it.
    macbook pro
    A FireWire 400 to 800 cable or adapter, also known as 6 pin to 9 pin.
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  • How do I connect 2 external monitors with full HD to my MacBook Pro?

    I would like to connect up my 2 external monitors to my MacBook Pro.  But I want to have full HD resolution.  I want to have the desktop stretched so I don't want mirror displays.  What is the best way to accomplish this?  Is there an adapter that I should use?

    Thanks for the reply. Haven't gotten anything as yet. Just that I burned out my older PowerBook using it as a primary screen w/ a secondary 20" monitor. Would be nice if the MacBooks could be used as a CPU only, connect 2 different monitors, and use the LCD screen when portability is needed. But I suppose that is why Apple makes different types of computers. I know I can rig the video SCSI cable to bypass to LCD screen and use the other built-in monitor. But there goes the warentee and any kind of AppleCare... not that I have ever used it, (until a day after it has expired!)
    But thanks for the feedback. Your reply is what I expected. Being that I am a mercenary graphic designer and need to be able to work whenever, and where-ever I need to, the MacPro is not my hardware of choice. As well, I don't have $4000 in my budget. But man do those machines rock! Just think of what NASA could have done with one of those in 1969 when we were going to the moon! But now that the U.S. has decided that manned space travel and even scientific space exploration is not worthy of having a budget, the MacPros are religated to creating new episodes of Jersey Shores!
    Thanks again for your feedback!

  • How do you connect your external monitor(s)?

    More frequently I'm using an external monitor when working on Arch Linux, so I made this script, which works ok for now. This is a simple approach for this kind of stuff I think, so I'm wondering what you people out there are using to connect your external monitors. I guess there's a bunch of people in this community that are using two (or more) monitors? Please post your beloved script or name the package you are using. I would also be happy with some feedback or tips on my script.
    #!/bin/bash
    #~/scripts/vga
    case $1 in
    -r|--right) xrandr --output VGA1 --auto --right-of LVDS1 ;;
    -l|--left) xrandr --output VGA1 --auto --left-of LVDS1 ;;
    -o|--off) xrandr --output VGA1 --off ;;
    *) xrandr --output VGA1 --auto ;;
    esac
    Last edited by roygbiv (2011-08-24 18:15:54)

    When I'm at home I connect my laptop to my TV and use that as the only screen. I have mapped the screen fn-key to this script:
    #!/bin/bash
    if xrandr -q | grep "HDMI1 connected" > /dev/null ; then
    # xrandr --newmode "1920x1080" 138.500 1920 1968 2000 2080 1080 1083 1088 1111 +hsync -vsync
    # xrandr --addmode HDMI1 1920x1080
    xrandr --output HDMI1 --mode 1360x768
    xrandr --output LVDS1 --off
    else
    xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1366x768
    xrandr --output HDMI1 --off
    fi
    Works perfectly.

  • Difficulty connecting my external monitor to my macbook.

    I'm having difficulty connecting my external monitor (Acer) to my macbook.
    At first, It worked fine. Then, about 2ish months later, it stopped working.
    Now, when I hook the external monitor up both monitors start flashing a blue screen.
    I thought it was because my adapter broke but I bought a new one and the problem still persisted.
    I hooked the external monitor up to a pc laptop and it worked just fine.
    Any suggestions????????

    What Macbook Pro do you have? Does it have an HDMI port? Does it have a minidisplay port? If it has an HDMI port get an HDMI cable. If it has a Mini display port get a mini display port to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable.
    Does ypour monitor have other than an HDMI port such as a DVI port?

  • External Monitor "shivers" on MacBook Air

    I have attached a 27" HP 2711x monitor to my MacBook Air using the mini-port->vga adaptor. The display is recognised as HP 2711 and the resolution is set to 1920x1080. Looks great.
    However, every so often (like every 3-5 minutes), the whole display 'shivers'. If I set the resolution to the next lowest (1680x1050) I get the same problem. If I set the resolution to 1600x1024, the shivering occurs constantly. If I go lower then the display settles down and works without shivering, but now I've lost the benefit of the high-res display...I'm currently writing this with the external display set to 1600x900, no shivering...
    Reading a few threads, looks like switching to DVI or HDMI might work better, so I'm going to get a dvi adaptor and try that.
    Any thoughts on what's going on?
    I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on a MacBook Air from 2011 (2.13Ghz Core2 Duo, 4Gb DDR3, NVidia GeForce 320M)
    I read on one thread that the latest drivers from nVidia helped so I have the CUDA 4.2.10 drivers installed.

    Bought the mini display port -> dvi adaptor, plugged in the dvi and everything seems to be fixed.
    Nice crisp 1920x1080 display, no shivers...
    Looks like the signal from vga is not robust enough for this resolution.
    Solved.

  • HT3131 how can i connect 2 external monitors(VGA) to my 2007 macbook pro

    I would like to use 2 external monitors simultaneously with my clamshell closed. I have external keyboard and mouse but need to know how to and what to buy in order to achieve this.....havent found anything straight forward on apple site, like a vga dual monitor splitter, so am in need of some advice on how to do this please!

    Thanks for the reply. Haven't gotten anything as yet. Just that I burned out my older PowerBook using it as a primary screen w/ a secondary 20" monitor. Would be nice if the MacBooks could be used as a CPU only, connect 2 different monitors, and use the LCD screen when portability is needed. But I suppose that is why Apple makes different types of computers. I know I can rig the video SCSI cable to bypass to LCD screen and use the other built-in monitor. But there goes the warentee and any kind of AppleCare... not that I have ever used it, (until a day after it has expired!)
    But thanks for the feedback. Your reply is what I expected. Being that I am a mercenary graphic designer and need to be able to work whenever, and where-ever I need to, the MacPro is not my hardware of choice. As well, I don't have $4000 in my budget. But man do those machines rock! Just think of what NASA could have done with one of those in 1969 when we were going to the moon! But now that the U.S. has decided that manned space travel and even scientific space exploration is not worthy of having a budget, the MacPros are religated to creating new episodes of Jersey Shores!
    Thanks again for your feedback!

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