Connecting PowerBook G4 to video projector

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  1. zarusoba macrumors 6502

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    I have my PowerBook G4 connected to a Hitachi video projector, using a DVI to VGA adapter.

    The problem is that the only projected image I can see is that of my Desktop image. It doesn't display the Dock, menus or any windows.

    What settings do I need to change?

    Thanks.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It sounds like you may be in "extended desktop" mode, while you want to be in "mirror" mode. Try hitting F7 or fn-F7, depending on how you have your function keys configured.
     
  3. zarusoba thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK. Thanks for the tip. Will try that on Monday.

    If I am in extended monitor mode, does that mean I can just drag windows from my laptop display onto the projected display?
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Yes. Open the Displays preferences pane.
     
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