Connecting MacBook Pro to TV

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 23jordan23, May 6, 2008.

  1. 23jordan23 macrumors newbie

    May 6, 2008
    I am attempting to connect my MacBook Pro to my TV to view a slideshow on my TV. I connecting the DVI - HDMI cord from my Mac to my tv. The desktop wallpaper is displayed on my TV, but I cannot view slideshow, pictures or anything else. Please help.
  2. darthraige macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2007
    Coruscant, but Boston will do.
    Is it just the desktop wallpaper that is only displayed? No icons? If so, then it's an extended desktop and you are using it as if it were two monitors. Go under System Preferences, the Displays, then click the tab Arrangement and click "Mirror Displays" if you want to see what you see on the Mac on the TV. See if that works.
  3. ThirteenXIII macrumors 6502a

    Mar 8, 2008
    when you have an additional monitor; the secodn monitor will not have icons, menu bar or dock, its just extending your desktop space.

    either mirror the display or drag the application you want to TV desktop.

    or another idea, make the TV the main display without having to drag the applcation over to that TVs desktop.

    hope that helps.

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