Plover is a Late 2013 MacBookPro with Retina display.
I run Parallels and then use Windows 7 + ArcGIS.
2016-Sep-02 -- Installed updates this morning and now it can't find any apps. See below
2016-Jan-16 -- I put El Capitan on it yesterday.
Apple does a superlative job of supporting multiple displays, I can plug in 2 external monitors and get 3 total separate displays or I can use external mouse and keyboard working with the lid closed on the Mac.
- Plug in a cheap Firewire/Thunderbolt DVI adapter on the left side of Plover.
- Connect monitor #1 (Dell 20") to the adapter.
- Connect monitor #2 (Acer 23") to the DVI port on the right side of Plover
- Connect Plover to AC power and close the lid.
- Set the monitors to separate mode (not mirrored) using icon in Menu bar.
Use with either USB or Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
Voila! 2 big screens. Cables running all over heck.
Was able to log in using Julie's account. Trying this: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7376445 I see "mdworker deny(1) file-read-data" errors in /var/log/system.log
find /private/var/folders |grep com.apple.LaunchServices | grep csstore > /tmp/foo
Now delete each of those files.
for i in `cat /tmp/foo`; do sudo rm -f $i; done
And reboot. All should now be well. I wonder what those files do and how that guy figured out what to do.
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro11,1 Processor Name: Intel Core i7 Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores:2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: 4 MB Memory: 16 GB Boot ROM Version: MBP111.0138.B16 SMC Version (system): 2.16f68
APPLE SSD SM1024F:
Capacity: 1 TB (1,000,555,581,440 bytes) Model: APPLE SSD SM1024F Revision: UXM6JA1Q Serial Number: S1K6NYAF516200 Native Command Queuing: Yes Queue Depth: 32 Removable Media: No Detachable Drive: No BSD Name: disk0 Medium Type: Solid State TRIM Support: Yes Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table) S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified