Argh.. MBP and external monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Shivetya, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Shivetya macrumors 65816

    Jan 16, 2008
    Maybe I am daft... No check that, I am.

    but if I have an external monitor attached how do I make sure it has the menu bar? I saw I could move it through display preferences, but what if its not attached? Is OS X smart enough to give the menu bar back to the laptop?

    What I am aiming for is this, run the MBP lid closed (or at least its display off) when an external monitor is attached. Currently when I close the lid it sleeps.

    Can Spaces assign an affinity to a monitor? If so I might be able to use that.


    I read I can close the lid then wake it up... does that work? (I am in process of setting up new comp area so it ain't connected)


    Maybe if I search official sites I'd would not ask dumb questions
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    You bet.


    That's the one I was going to give you.

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