Can I attach another screen to my IMAC???

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  1. kman34 macrumors member

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    I trade stocks during the day and was wondering if it'll be possible to have two screens running on the iMac?

    If so, How do I do it?
     
  2. • Jaz • macrumors member

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    Yep, you can use a DVI > VGA connector for a decent picture. <See lower link>
     
  3. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    question about trading

    what platform do you use ... I run my trading software running parallels ... but do you know a good mac trading platform?
     
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    Um, I think he needs Mini DVI -> DVI.
     
  5. kman34 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, after I do that...what else will I need to do? Will the cursor cross over to the other screen?

    I'm new to Apple computers so I really appreciate the help! (although I'm happy to make the leap!)
     
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  7. kman34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link, but....

    The VGA cable plugs into the VGA video-out port built into your eMac, iMac flat panel, PowerBook G4 (12"), or iBook.

    I don't see a "VGA video-out port" on the back of the new IMAC...

    I wonder if it'll work...any ideas?

    NEVERMIND>>>>>>I JUST FOUND IT ON THE BACK OF THE NEW IMAC....I'm An IDIOT!
     
  8. kman34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the link...ordered and looking forward to enjoying two screens.
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I will assume you meant Mini DVI > VGA.

    Either will work:
    - Mini DVI to VGA
    - Mini DVI to DVI

    It depends on what you are connecting to the iMac.

    For example, I have an old 15 inch VGA LCD. So I use a Mini DVI to VGA adapter.

    I also connect my some DVI monitors as well using the Mini DVI to DVI adapter.
     
  10. kman34 thread starter macrumors member

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    What kind of connector does it have: VGA or DVI?

    What is the model of the Dell monitor?
     
  12. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Yes it will.

    Go to System Preferences...->Displays and you'll be able to move the "monitor" rectangles around to match the exact physical setup of your actual monitors (to the left, to the right, above, to the left slightly higher, etc.).
     
  13. kman34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the cursor update!

    As for the model...it's a DEll Model # 195FP

    I'm not sure about what kind of connector...
     
  14. tradesafely macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys!

    I have MBP 13". I am trying to connect it to ViewSonic monitor (VS10725) via DVI. I have a cable DVI to MINI port but it doesn't seem to work. MBP simply doesn't see it. I also tried USB connector and that doesn't work either. Can you help? Has anyone experienced this? Any help is appreciated.

    tradesafely
     

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