Hidden SSID? How? And how do I tell Display Properties to eat **** and die?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ravenvii, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    So, I have obtained a copy of Windows, and proceed to install it on my MacBook via Boot Camp. I'm probably going to regret this, but alas.

    My wireless network has a hidden SSID. Obviously the wireless networks discovery in Windows doesn't see my network, but I cannot see any obvious ways to join a closed network.

    Also, can Windows even do WPA2?

    And now, the lovely Display Properties. I have an external display attached to my MacBook. I want this external display to be my primary display. Now, I have discovered the little context menu configuration of the displays provided by the drivers (oh my, how intruitive... not), I now can enable display spanning. And I also discovered how to magically make the resolution match my MacBook (thanks contextual menu in the middle of nowhere, I owe you one!). But I'd like a little more... configuration, ya know? So I head into Properties. A slew of options there... nice... There! "make this (external) display primary"! So I ticked that son of a gun, and bashed "OK"...

    The external display turned off!

    Sorry for shocking you all (calls 911 for the guy clutching his heart in the back)... ahem.

    So how the hell do I make my external display primary?

    And can anyone tell me why is the world using Windows? WHY?!

    I knew this is a mistake. :mad:

  2. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6

    Honestly, I don't know why. :eek: This is a great example of why I no longer use a Windows PeeCee- it is Mac OS X all the way for me! :D
  3. killr_b macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2005
    So, I tried to check this out...
    Windows will a) mirror displays, b) span displays, but no c.
    Maybe windows on a laptop says, "No, only attached screen is main." Bastards...
    Hidden SSID? Type it in to search for the network. WPA2? Type the key in when prompted.

    Why people use windows... is that like the tree in the woods question? :D
  4. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    I think he's asking where to type it.

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