Menu bar on dual screens

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Silver-Fox, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Silver-Fox macrumors 65816

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    hello
    i was wondering if it was possible to get dual screen to mirror them selfs, as in to have both screens have the dock and apple menu bar. is this possible thanks, im on a macbook core duo.
     
  2. thomasp macrumors 6502a

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    With your second monitor hooked up to your MB, open the Displays tab in the System Preferences - somewhere in there will be a checkbox or option that allows you to turn "Mirroring" on.

    If the external monitor isn't the same resolution as the MacBook, the quality won't be that good though since the MacBook's display will be increased to the bigger monitor (or vice versa if you have a tiny monitor!)
     
  3. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks but thats not really what i meant, i mean can you just have a blank screen and just the apple menu bar at the top?
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You want the Menu bar and Dock to span both monitors or to otherwise be available on both? I don't think it's possible, unless something new has been done recently.
     
  5. Silver-Fox thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just the menu bar, is there any apps to do this? or code?
     
  6. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    No that's not possible. Your Menu Bar and Dock always appear on your "main" display, which you can set in System Preferences. The rest of the displays are extended desktops - more room to put windows and stuff.
     
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  8. johno macrumors newbie

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    not exactly true, you can change which monitor your menu bar appears on in system preferences ... displays ... arrangement and drag the small white menu bar to your desired monitor. if your dock position (systempreferences ... dock) is "bottom" the dock will appear on the same monitor as your menu bar. if you set your dock position to "left" or "right" it will appear on the corresponding monitor, regardless of where your menu bar is.

    i know this doesn't solve your problem but it does give you more options for locating your menu bar and dock. hope it helps
     

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