Connect external widescreen monitor

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sebisworld, May 11, 2007.

  1. sebisworld macrumors 6502

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    #1
    You gotta be kidding me.

    I just purchased the Mini VGA to VGA Adapter for my iMac and an external 16:10 widescreen monitor which has the exact same resolution. Whenever this display is connected, my iMac switches to VGA mode and only offers 4:3 resolutions. This can't be it, right?

    This is stupid.
     
  2. mwp98223 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    No answer to this??? Did you get it working? I'm curious, b/c I had plans to connect an older LCD screen as a second screen to an iMac (when I get it)

    I wouldn't do it if it was going to degrade the quality of the iMac experience.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Make sure the "Mirror Displays" checkbox is unchecked in System Preferences.
     
  4. Jouten macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I've tried that as well, no avail
     
  5. sebisworld thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I finally got it working with a tool called SwitchResX.
     

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