Second Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MSPPP, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. MSPPP macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I connected a 19" PC monitor to my newish (few months old) 2.1 GhZ PowerPC G5 iMac with 10.4.7 using the adapter.

    When the computer loaded up, the image was mirrored on the 2nd monitor. I went to the help to have the 2nd monitor run as an extended desktop. It says

    "Open System Preferences and click Displays.
    Click Arrangement and follow the onscreen instructions."

    I went to Displays in Sys Pref. but I cannot find the Arrangement tab ANYWHERE. I have been looking for 15+ mins trying absolutely everything I can think of.

    Can someone please let me know what I'm doing wrong and where I can change this setting so that I can run an extended desktop. This would be most helpful for my work.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mark
     
  2. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

    Blackheart

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    Here's a screenshot of the window you should be looking for.

    ssd-4.jpg
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    The G5 iMacs don't support screen spanning out of the box, do they?

    I think you have to install the screen spanning hack in order to do it...use at your own risk. I believe the built-in extended desktop mode was added with the Intel switch.
     
  4. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

    Blackheart

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    It looks like WildCowboy is right. Apple's site says, of the current iMac
     
  5. MSPPP thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the info! The Apple salesman told me I could hook up my monitor with no problems .... :(

    I installed the screen spanning hack and it seems to be working awesome.

    Thanks again

    Mark
     

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