Drive two external monitors?

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  1. Dmac77 macrumors 68020

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    Hi,

    Is it possible to drive two external monitors from my 20" iMac? Both are VGA, although one has both VGA and DVI. Any help would be appreciated. Is there something like a VGA splitter on the market?

    Thanks!

    Don
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Not as two separate screens, but you can use something like this to make them appear as one screen...
     
  3. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, so that will allow me to extend my desktop on to two external monitors right?

    Don
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Sort of. Your Mac will think that there is one huge screen with the combined resolution of the two screens. So you can't place one screen on each side of your iMac...
     
  5. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Okay, thanks! I'll have to look into that more. One other question, would this work, if one of my monitors is widescreen (19"), and the other is 4:3(17")?

    Don
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    No idea: read the documentation on the Matrox site. My gut feeling is no.
     
  7. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for your help! I might just have to get some new monitors, one of them is pushing 9 years old anyways.

    Don
     
  8. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Actually, there is something called DisplayLink.

    Computer -> USB box with DisplayLink -> Monitor
     
  9. Dmac77 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks i'll try to find one.

    Don
     

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