Different desktops for computer+projector???

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  1. simbak27 macrumors newbie

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    OK, so I just got a 17'' Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. I work at a school that just switched from windows to Mac, and we use Smart Boards in class. I was wondering if there was any way to set it up where the projector has a completely different desktop-dock, icons, and windows included-than the computer itself. With windows, there was a simple way to set this up so I could put up questions for the students to work on and still be able to work on my own work at my desk without having to have two computers altogether. I talked to the Apple rep our school dealt with, and he didn't have any ideas...:confused:

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated?
     
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    If you turn off display mirroring, you can extend your desktop onto the projector, and then in effect leave a word document on that "screen" while you get on with your Dock etc on your laptop screen.
     
  3. simbak27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was hoping to be able to do work on both screens... would doing this allow that or would it just freeze whatever was on the screen when I unmirrored the projector?
     
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