Connecting my Macbook to my Samsung 40" LCD 1080p TV

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  1. ineedhelp111 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone, I am new to this forum :)

    I have a question about using my new samsung tv as a monitor for my macbook.

    I have all the cables and such and my TV reads the computer. It actually shows the desktop background, mouse, and the toolbar on the tv...

    BUT....

    when i try and open a program such as safari or itunes it does not display the program on the monitor but rather on my macbook screen. It shows the program open on the tv monitor but it shoots off the screen and then opens on the macbook screen.

    Also the mouse disappears from the tv monitor screen on the left side only, and when it does it becomes visible back on the macbook screen!

    Any tips or suggestions on how to get the programs to show up on the monitor instead of the macbook screen?>

    Tips are greatly appreciated. Have a good day all.

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Is the Mirror Display box checked or not?

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    What Mac OS X version are you using?

    To you mean the Menu Bar by toolbar?

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  3. ineedhelp111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi thanks for the quick input...

    Im using snow leopard, 10.6 i beleive...

    by "toolbar" i mean the dock at the bottom with all of the program icons...

    I'm not sure if the mirror display box is checked... how did you get to that window?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    The dock is called the Dock.

    To get to the Mirror Display option, open System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement.



    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text
    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos
    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343 - keyboard shortcuts
     
  5. ineedhelp111 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks man! i appreciate it! so that fixed the initial problem, but....
    now there is a black bar on the left side of the screen only...

    do you know how to make it full?
     
  6. knucles macrumors regular

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    check the settings aspect ratio and resolution on your samsung....

    that should do it
     
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