Turn on Extended Desktop Mode

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Doug55, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I plan to buy a mini DVI to VGA adapter (already bought mini DVI to DVI adapter and it wasn't the right one :mad:). Once I do this, how can I use my second monitor in Extended Desktop mode? Where do I turn it on?

    Thanks.

    P.S. When I took the moniter from my brother's PC I noticed it did not have a power cord attached, I guess it got its power from the PC, will this be ok with my iMac?
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    Good God!

    Connect Mini DVI to iMac
    Connect to DVI Cable.
    Connect other end of DVI Cable to Monitor
    Turn Monitor On

    That's it. It's a Mac.

    To configure go into "Displays" in Sys Pref. If it doesn't appear just click "Detect Displays" and it will do the rest.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Amen!

    Thanks, will I have to worry about having different resolution? My second monitor doesn't have the same resolution has my 20" iMac.
     
  4. macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    The two monitors can have different resolutions, no problem.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, thanks. Will it appear different? Like one monitor look messed up or anything?
     
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    swiftaw

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    No, both monitors will look fine. The only thing that may look a little weird is if you have a window that spans across both screens because each half of the window will be at a different resolution.
     

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