Using MacBook Air (Mid 2012) as Secondary Display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 184550, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Guest

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    I have noted the many threads that ask whether or not a MBA can be connected to an iMac, however I'd like to do the opposite and none of those threads seemed to conclusively answer the question.

    I have an iMac (Mid 2011) and I'd like to use my MacBook Air (Mid 2012) as a secondary display.

    I am correct in thinking that I could just get a Thunderbolt cable and connect the two? Or is there some special step I'm leaving out?
     
  2. macrumors P6

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  3. thread starter Guest

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    That's what I was afraid of given the numerous threads on that topic. One way street.

    Damn, oh well.
     
  4. GGJstudios, Sep 1, 2012
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  5. macrumors 6502a

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    Unless I'm mistaken, target display mode only works on an iMac.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    You could use Air Display, I use it with my 2009 MBP and a 2007 iMac as secondary display via a Gigabit Ethernet connection.
     
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