How do you duel screen with OSX?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eximius vir, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. eximius vir macrumors newbie

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    Stupid question. I just got an extra monitor for my ibookG4 and i'm running os x. When i plug in the monitor and detect it, I get the same screen i have on my laptop, but how do i make a whole seperate dual screen? Thanks!
     
  2. mattscott306 macrumors 68040

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    Should be under Sytem Preferences, monitors, and then turn of mirroring.
     
  3. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    With the iBook G4 screen spanning isn't available only Video Mirroring.

    There is this hack though that will enable screen spanning.
    http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ScreenSpanningDoctor.dmg

    I have used it on multiple monitors and although people disclaim this hack as a Use at your own risk, it works just fine for me. Good luck.
     
  4. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

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    The iBook did not support dual monitors (neither did the iMac G5's), however this is a software limitation which can be changed by using "screen spanning doctor" (google it).

    Although there are caveats listed with its use, I have never heard of any problems with it (not had any problems myself using is with my G5 iMac).
     
  5. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    Generally, I wave my sword around and yell, "En garde!" :p :D
     
  6. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

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    That's a relief -- I thought he meant with pistols. Don't you have to slap your monitor's face with a glove or something?
     
  7. eximius vir thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I've had several iBook users in my department that have been using the Screen Spanning hack for over a year now. Exposé and Core Image are a little slow but they get the screen real estate.
     
  9. deputy_doofy macrumors 65816

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    A glove with a Windows logo on it, just to get it riled up. :p
     
  10. OscarTheGrouch macrumors 6502

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    I always thought you puts them back to back at high noon on a dusty road and made them walk 20 paces.
     

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