Docking question...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by adauge, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. adauge macrumors regular

    adauge

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    I was thinking about getting a monitor for my macbook along with a keyboard and mouse but I have a few quick questions first. Mostly I was just wondering can I close the lid or does it have to be opened to use it on an external display?
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Yes you can close the lid. People refer to that as "clamshell mode."
     
  3. adauge thread starter macrumors regular

    adauge

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    Cool thanks. When I plug in the monitor will I have to go into settings and change it or does it automatically recognize that a monitor is plugged in and switch the image to it?
     
  4. Designer1 macrumors member

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    It should automatically recognize the monitor. However, you might need to go into settings and select the mirror screens option. This will make it mirror the desktop on your Macbook as opposed to just creating an extended screen.
     
  5. adauge thread starter macrumors regular

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