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Old Jun 19, 2007, 03:52 PM   #1
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Turn on Extended Desktop Mode

Hello,

I plan to buy a mini DVI to VGA adapter (already bought mini DVI to DVI adapter and it wasn't the right one ). Once I do this, how can I use my second monitor in Extended Desktop mode? Where do I turn it on?

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P.S. When I took the moniter from my brother's PC I noticed it did not have a power cord attached, I guess it got its power from the PC, will this be ok with my iMac?
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Old Jun 19, 2007, 04:00 PM   #2
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Good God!

Connect Mini DVI to iMac
Connect to DVI Cable.
Connect other end of DVI Cable to Monitor
Turn Monitor On

That's it. It's a Mac.

To configure go into "Displays" in Sys Pref. If it doesn't appear just click "Detect Displays" and it will do the rest.
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Old Jun 19, 2007, 04:14 PM   #3
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That's it. It's a Mac.
Amen!

Thanks, will I have to worry about having different resolution? My second monitor doesn't have the same resolution has my 20" iMac.
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Old Jun 19, 2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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The two monitors can have different resolutions, no problem.
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Okay, thanks. Will it appear different? Like one monitor look messed up or anything?
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Okay, thanks. Will it appear different? Like one monitor look messed up or anything?
No, both monitors will look fine. The only thing that may look a little weird is if you have a window that spans across both screens because each half of the window will be at a different resolution.
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