17" MacBook Pro + External Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by thiagos, May 23, 2009.

  1. thiagos macrumors 6502

    thiagos

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    I know this might seem like a stupid question but I really wonder if this is possible.
    I just bought a Samsung P2370 which I have it connected to my 17" MacBook Pro. I have the option to mirror the screen or use it as dual screen.
    Is there an option in which (using dual screen) I can play a game full screen on my Samsung monitor and browse the internet etc on my MacBook Pro's screen as if it was a secondary computer?

    If so, do I need to download something?
     
  2. areusche macrumors regular

    areusche

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    On the windows side the updated Nvidia drivers have a nifty desktop control panel that does exactly what you need. You can specify that certain programs open on an alternate screen.

    Visit Nvidia's website to download them.

    On the mac side I'm not sure what you would get :(
     
  3. thiagos thread starter macrumors 6502

    thiagos

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    Thanks but unfortunately all my games are for Mac use...
     
  4. apersianboyCOM macrumors 6502

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    could you not use spaces (fn+F8 key) to open the window on the external monitor?
     

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