Two displays

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DonkeyTron, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. DonkeyTron macrumors member

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    One time my dad hooked up two PC monitors up to his pc so then the mouse would jump from one monitor to the other. Is there a way i can do this with an old PC monitor and an iMac using the VGA connector. I have it kinda working except all the happened is now i have the same image on both screens, no mouse jumping. This would really help with my movie editing.

    Thanx for any help given:)
     
  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030

    quigleybc

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    #2
    try going to display preferances and turn "off mirroring" and mess with the display set up options.
     
  3. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

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    You have to go to "arangment" first though. If you have an iMac G5 you will need a hack to do this... if you have an intel iMac there is no need for it.
     
  4. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a

    Obsidian6

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    depending on your iMac as stated above, you may need this program, it is called screen spanning doctor.

    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15401

    the older iMacs had it written in their software that they wouldn't allow screen spanning, only mirroring ( which you are experiencing )

    and yes, having dual displays is incredibly useful ;)

    good luck!
     

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