connecting monitor on macbook pro

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  1. Nadasive macrumors 6502

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    i just bought me a dvi --> vga connector for my 2nd monitor that i bought
    heres a quick question
    when i connect it on mac os x leopard, what do i have to do to make it work, just connect it and it asks me what to do?
    Because i want it to act as a second screen as in when i drag my pointer to the edge of my macbook's screen it would go to the other screen and vice versa
    get it?

    do i need an application to do that or does the computer automatically configure it for me
    and i also need it to be like that on my windows vista partition, any idea on how to do that?
    i have to order my dvi to vga connector and it should be coming in tomorrow or the next day, and i want to make sure


    any advice would be helpful



    thanks :)
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    It should auto detect it. You can go to System Prefs->Display to change settings on the display (main display, resolution, etc.)
     
  3. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    sweet thanks
    do you know anything that can help me with the windows vista on my system?
     
  4. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    I'd say just try it. Then if it doesn't work ask for help, and you can give the specific problem you encountered - that's a lot easier than asking for solutions to problems you might encounter before you encounter any.
     
  5. Flhusky macrumors 6502a

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    You already have the help you need with Windows Vista, its called OS-X :D
    Either Bootcamp it or VM it not really that hard either way.
     
  6. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it Did, it just broke and I never bothered to replace it due to the fact i might not need it
     
  9. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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