MacBook Pro 15" 2018 and iMac 2012 - Monitor?

mac-jam

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As per the title 'MacBook Pro 15" 2018 and iMac 2012 - Monitor?'
Can I use the target mode feature on the iMac for some extra screen real estate? How will it look and what cable would be best suited to achieve this?
 

chrfr

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As per the title 'MacBook Pro 15" 2018 and iMac 2012 - Monitor?'
Can I use the target mode feature on the iMac for some extra screen real estate? How will it look and what cable would be best suited to achieve this?
You'd need to use the Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter and a Thunderbolt cable: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204592
It will look just like running macOS natively on the iMac itself.
 

mac-jam

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May 25, 2015
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I got a cable off amazon for this but I can't enter target mode.