Hi, I have a macbook. At work I use the LCD monitor, as well as an external monitor (ahh screen spanning!). Anyway.. I like to run the external monitor at a high resolution (1280x960). Normally, I don't shut my MacBook down, just put it to sleep... so at the end of the day I perform the following steps: While the system is still awake: * Unplug speakers/usb keyboard and mouse/power/external display. * Wait for the system to flash and get itself oriented to the lack of display * Go to sleep Often I will revive the MacBook at home to use it in the evening Next day I do the following: * Wake MacBook up * Wait for system to become cognent * Plug everything back in. At this point the second monitor comes on and works but is in (1024x768). I've noticed if I shut the MacBook down... (rather then sleeping) it seems to be ok... what on earth? Can anyone assist?