Mac Drivers For Monitors

 

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Updated on 2014-Feb-01

So... A couple of years ago I purchased a Thunderbolt capable motherboard (Gigabyte GA-z77X-UP5), and an Apple's 27-in Thunderbolt Display--rather than it's (now-discontinued) Apple LED Cinema display--to go along with my Apple iMac 2010 (as a dual-display setup) which I was primarily using as an LED monitor for my Windows 7/8 PC. Boy was that a mistake... LOL . Thunderbolt support on non-Apple computers was TERRIBLE back then. Maybe it still is terrible still, but I got some good news after all this time.

I had nothing but problems trying to get the Apple Thunderbolt Display to work alongside my ATI Radeon HD 7970 and the iMac (display port LED monitor).

  • LucidLogix Virtu MVP Software was buggy and unstable.
  • Photoshop wouldn't work with graphic card acceleration support.
  • Trying to see the BIOS (post screen) was non-existent with the Thunderbolt display. Had to unplug that and only use the iMac display port connection connected to the ATI Radeon HD 7979.

Long story short, I ended up using my 27-in iMac as a primary monitor, and had the Apple Thunderbolt Display sitting on my desk for 2 years, doing nothing but looking sweet... Because if nothing else, Apple has my kind of taste when it comes to appearances. I love modern/minimilast/industrial, or whatever you want to call this, style...

This was the initial studio setup about 3 years ago... The Apple devices look great. And, if you're wondering, yes I primarily use Windows, but have no problems using Apple OS X. I've been obsessed with computers since the Amiga and Commodore 64 days; before most people thought of computers as something that only nerdy people use--that is before 'nerdy' or 'geeky' was considered a positive attribute.

Anyhow...

On to the main point of all this... Just today, as I'm extremely swamped with projects, and BOOM, the iMac completely died, the screen turned off and the internal fans went full blast, shooting dust and black crap out it; never heard the fan anywhere near that loud (but I did read a while back that people experienced this when they tried replacing their HDD and the internal temperature sensor wasn't reconnected properly--on my the HDD went bad about a month ago, making OS X useless (took like 10 min to boot) but I didn't mind since I was only using it as a monitor. So I was like, 'shit... at least I still have the Apple Thunderbolt Display' ...

So not having to worry about dual-display, or having to use my ATI card for any 3D or Video production intensive tasks, the integrated Intel HD 4000 display is good enough for my current needs.

So I plug in the Apple Thunderbolt Display, and 'BOOM it works! Awesome!' ... Now after coming off my relief and excitement, I now notice a GLARING problem: the display is extremely bright. It's almost impossible to use it at this brightness level; especially at dark.

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'Oh man... knew things were going too good...' So, thinking back at my, nothing but grief, history with the Thunderbolt Display, I'm not too optimistic on finding a solution.

Of course all the usual suspects didn't work:

  • Brightness function keys on the Apple wireless keyboard (yes that works fine on a PC too)
  • Intel Display control panel didn't have any brightness settings.
  • Apple Boot Camp 5.x display drivers by themselves didn't do shit if installed -- more on this below.
  • etc...

Well, come to find out you need to install Apple Boot Camp 5 in order to get the display brightness controls to work--and no, you can't just install the individual drivers; it needs the bootcamp control panel, which is only installed properly if you do the full Boot Camp 5 install. As of this writing, nothing but that exists to control the Thunderbolt Display brightness on a non-apple computer.

'OK, fine... let's do the full install and hope that it doesn't overwrite my current drivers' ...

So, without any other options, I chose to go ahead and install the full Boot Camp 5....

And... an error:

'Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer'

'WTF? godamn this piece of shit!'

Yeah, my history with this thing is becoming more and more apparent... So I search the internet far and wide, with very little support, and came to the (obvsious) conclusion, Apple doesn't want Windows users to be happy.

So! After about a couple of hours of trying to find a solution on the internet with no success, I end up messing around with the installation, and figure out a solution.

The fix

  • Download Boot Camp 5.
  • Put it somewhere like C:drivers (create the folder if needed. We want a short path, because sometimes driver installs go bad due to long path)
  • Extract it with 7zip.
  • Start the command prompt with Admin priviledges.
    • This can be done in Windows 8 or 8.1 by right-clicking the bottom left corner of the screen, and the selecting 'Command Prompt (Admin)'
    • Or you can click Run and then type in cmd followed by hitting SHIFT + CONTROL + ENTER
  • ​In the cmd prompt browse to where you extracted Boot Camp, specifically: BootCampDriversApple​

And that should do it... Reboot your PC and and you should now see a black diamond (Boot Camp) icon in the notification center, next to the time (where volume is located)

To control the brightness without an Apple keyboard, just click that Boot Camp icon, wait for it to load (it takes about 5 or more seconds for whatever reason) and click the 'Brightness' tab, and the rest is self explanatory.

If you have an apple keyboard, you can just use the F1 and F2 keys (the ones with sun icons) to control the brightness--Apple keyboards by default have the 'fn' key option enabled, opposite of regular keyboards. Meaning, if you wanted to use F1, F2, F3, etc on an Apple keyboard, you'd have to press the fn+F1, fn+F2, fn+F3, etc.

BTW, the Apple keyboard drivers, unlike the Apple Thunderbolt Display drivers, can be installed just by running:

I guess on non-Apple keyboards, you can control the brightness by hitting fn+f1 and fn+f2.

Alright... there you go. Hope this brings joy to someone's life as it has brought it to my--inspiring this drawn out, rambling, post...

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Mac Drivers For Monitors

You can make all of your displays mirror each other, or extend your workspace with different apps and windows on each display. If you use an external display with your Mac notebook, you can also use closed-display mode.

Check your requirements

  • Check the ports on your Mac to find out whether you need an adapter.
  • Check how many displays your Mac supports: Choose Apple menu  > About This Mac, click Support, then click Specifications. On the webpage that appears, the number of displays your Mac supports appears under Video Support.

Use extended desktop mode

Maximize your workspace with extended desktop mode, which lets you enjoy full-screen apps and windows on each monitor. Then, use Mission Control to organize apps and windows across your displays. If your Dock is on the bottom of your screen, it appears on any of your displays when you move your pointer to the bottom edge of your display.

Turn on extended desktop mode

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  1. Make sure that your external display is turned on and connected to your Mac.
  2. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Displays.
  3. Click the Arrangement tab.
  4. Make sure that the Mirror Displays checkbox isn’t selected.

Arrange your displays or change your primary display

So that you can move apps and windows across your displays in one continuous motion, arrange your displays to match the setup on your desk. You can also change your primary display, which is where your desktop icons and app windows first appear.

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  1. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, then click Displays.
  2. Click the Arrangement tab.
  3. To change the position of a display, drag it to the desired position. A red border appears around the display as it's moved.
  4. To set a different display as the primary display, drag the menu bar to the other display.

Use video mirroring

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With video mirroring, all of your displays show the same apps and windows.

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Turn on video mirroring

  1. Make sure that your external display is turned on and connected to your Mac.
  2. Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click Displays, then click the Arrangement tab.
  3. Make sure that the Mirror Displays checkbox is selected.

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Use AirPlay

With Apple TV, you can mirror the entire display of your Mac to your TV, or use your TV as a separate display. To turn on AirPlay, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your TV is turned on.
  2. Choose in the menu bar, then choose your Apple TV. If an AirPlay passcode appears on your TV screen, enter the passcode on your Mac.
  3. Mirror your display or use your TV as a separate display:
    • To mirror your display, choose , then choose Mirror Built-in Display.
    • To use your TV as a separate display, choose , then choose Use As Separate Display.
  4. To turn off AirPlay, choose , then choose Turn AirPlay Off.

If you don't see in the menu bar, choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click Displays, then select the 'Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available' checkbox.

Learn more about how to AirPlay video from your Mac.

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