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northbeach
Jun 15, 2010, 01:39 PM
I have the right connector cables (dvi to hdmi - hdmi to tv) and I see my empty desktop screen picture on the my television. But I see no "dock" and no file folders on the tv and when I connect to Safari when I see on my computer does not show up on the tv screen.

I want to be able to show streaming media from a conference onto my tv.

I have a quite new Vizio tv and my mac is only a y ear old and has Snow Leopard 10.5.8.

What's the missing step?



Hellhammer
Jun 15, 2010, 01:43 PM
Select mirroring mode from System Preferences -> Displays. You have now chosen extend desktop so it acts like an extra space, you can move the window there

northbeach
Jun 15, 2010, 09:29 PM
[QUOTE=Hellhammer;10154237]Select mirroring mode from System Preferences -> Displays.

I don't find this option in Displays. Using help I find I don't have this option on my computer. Will selecting a "stretch" mode do the same thing?

Hellhammer
Jun 16, 2010, 03:22 AM
[QUOTE=Hellhammer;10154237]Select mirroring mode from System Preferences -> Displays.

I don't find this option in Displays. Using help I find I don't have this option on my computer. Will selecting a "stretch" mode do the same thing?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2592015479_9ed49788ba_o.png

http://www.usingmac.com/2008/6/19/setting-mirror-display-for-your-mac

northbeach
Jun 16, 2010, 11:43 AM
[QUOTE=northbeach;10161771]

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2592015479_9ed49788ba_o.png

http://www.usingmac.com/2008/6/19/setting-mirror-display-for-your-mac

I appreciate your help - however, on my macbook the only options open to me in display window are display and color. There is no "arrangement" section available to me.

Apparently some macs (including my imac) do not have this option. Don't know why, but I'm going to find out.

Thanks, you're being very helpful.

Hellhammer
Jun 16, 2010, 11:47 AM
[QUOTE=Hellhammer;10165275]

I appreciate your help - however, on my macbook the only options open to me in display window are display and color. There is no "arrangement" section available to me.

Apparently some macs (including my imac) do not have this option. Don't know why, but I'm going to find out.

Thanks, you're being very helpful.

http://www.fabiancanas.com/Projects/MirrorDisplays/

Try that small app.

miicah
Jun 17, 2010, 08:10 AM
I have the right connector cables (dvi to hdmi - hdmi to tv) and I see my empty desktop screen picture on the my television.

Have you tried dragging stuff onto that screen?