Black bars on LCD display when connected to Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jc0481, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. jc0481 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2005
    Hello everyone!

    I have a 19-inch Envision EN9410e LCD flat panel monitor. Right now I did a mirror display setup. The native resolution of this monitor is 1280 x 1024. When I went to System Preferences to change it to that resolution my LCD monitor shows the Snow Leopard desktop but it's in the middle of two black bars.

    I had to revert to 1024 x 768 resolution to not have the black bars show.

    Is there a way I can change it to the native resolution and not have the black bars on the top and bottom show up on the screen?

    Not sure what to do at this point.
  2. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    When you use Mirror, you are replicating your MacBook screen so you can't use 2 different resolutions. You'll have to take it out of Mirror and run side by side or clamshell mode.
  3. jc0481 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2005
    Yeah I figured it out on my own. I closed the lid on the Macbook (clamshell mode) and that fixed it. But thanks anyways.

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