PB Screen Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by CrackedButter, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. CrackedButter macrumors 68040

    CrackedButter

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    The screen on my PowerBook has died, I took it to an Apple Store and they confirmed what I thought might be wrong with it, the inverter is acting up.

    Anyway, for the moment I've hooked the laptop up to an external monitor but some applications are still on the laptops screen. How the hell do I move them onto the other monitor? The screen is blank and I cannot see anything, I've tried guessing but I'm not having any luck with that method.

    Its a lame simple question but there you go.
     
  2. igucl macrumors 6502a

    igucl

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    I don't understand. If you have it hooked to the external, shouldn't everything automatically be on the external? Or is that what you were thinking?

    You're not trying to span, right? So, what does show up on the external monitor?
     
  3. Passante macrumors 6502a

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    You can mirror the screen by pressing the F7 button. The external will match the PB screen. You can then go into the monitors control panel and make the external screen the primary by dragging the menu bar (I think)
     
  4. CrackedButter thread starter macrumors 68040

    CrackedButter

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    This is what I thought but some of the apps sit on the laptop's screen. Or they did, thanks to you guys its all fixed now, just waiting for macworld to get a replacement machine of some kind.
     
  5. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    Try this, I think it might work. It is something I learned by accident. Make a new file on your working desktop. Select one of the applications on your external monitor desktop, don't open it, just select it. Then hit "command + A" to select all. It should highlight all the applications, including the ones on the powerbook you can't reach. Then drag them into the new file you created and they should all be in there. You an drag them out one by one onto the external screen or leave them in there for safety until the powerbook screen gets fixed and then bring all you applications on back to their home.
     

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