Different Displays on Two Monitors?

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  1. bobstilger macrumors newbie

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    I have an external monitor for my MacBook Pro. Is there any way I can show one "space" on one monitor and a different space on the other? In other words, WORD open on one, and the Excel Sheet I am working in on the other?

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  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    You probably have it set for mirroring. Go into your displays preferences and under "Arrangement" deselect "Mirror Displays".
     
  3. bobstilger thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Panda. I've done that. But when I do, my desktop monitor just turns blue and I can't get anything to display there. Is there some other setting that I am missing?
     
  4. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Can you drag stuff over to that window? Does that monitor just have a blue wallpaper? It should looks kinda like this. You can try dragging the white bar to the other monitor if you want. That's the menu bar at the top of your OS screen. Maybe that will get it to kick on. You should be able to just drag stuff to the other screen.
     

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