Connecting to a monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Grillade, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Grillade macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2010
    Just bought a Mac Pro. I have a flatscreen TV that I could connect my old PC to. I was told with an adapter I could do this with the Mac. I connected it, but it only shows the background of what's on the computer screen. No icons or opened functions show up. Is there a way or function to fix this?
  2. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    Are you trying to mirror your displays? Go to System Preferences and you'll find the appropriate setting there.
  3. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    Is the TV a second monitor or the primary one? It sounds like you're extending the primary display along to the TV. This will provide more screen real estate, but if you want each to display the same contents, you'll need to mirror them as Mackilroy suggested.
  4. Grillade thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2010

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