Display settings for external monitor keep resetting

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mattsh, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. mattsh macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    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?:confused:
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603


    Aug 20, 2005
    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
    Have you run disk utility in a while?
    In system preference do you have your external monitor set the way you like it?

  3. mattsh thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2006
    It's been this way since day 1.
    DU - yeah I just ran a check (both checks) the other day.
    PREF - yes it is set the way I like.


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