I have the monitor described in title and am trying to use the USB ports to plug in a mouse. I've set up my macbook pro and connected it to the monitor with the DVI cable + Mini DisplayPort to Dual Link DVI adapter.

I can close my laptop and still have my machine's screen display on the monitor. However, when I plug in any device (mouse, keyboard) into the USBs on the side or under my monitor, I get no response.

Is there a cable that I'm missing that I need to connect from the monitor to the MBP (and then connect all other devices to the USBs on my monitor)?


Yes, you'll need to attach a standard A-B USB cable from one of your computer's USB ports to the back of the monitor.

Here's a picture of that monitor's ports with the USB (B) port circled:

Dell Monitor Ports

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