Dual Displays

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  1. RaceJunkie macrumors regular

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    Is there a way to use dual displays and use a different resolution on each monitor using mirrored display?

    I have a 24" iMac and want to view the same on my 19" external monitor, at 1024x768 but I can't figure how to do this without setting my 24" to 1024x768
     
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Of course not. If the resolutions weren't the same then you wouldn't be seeing the same thing, so it wouldn't be mirroring.
     
  3. RaceJunkie thread starter macrumors regular

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    So what is the best way to build a website using a 24" monitor but making sure it looks ok on a 19" in 1024x768?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    is your 19" connected to your imac via the mini-DVI adapter? if so just drag the safari window from the 24" imac screen to the 19".
     
  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    couldn't you just set the resolution of your 24" to 1024x768? if it supports it, you can see what it looks like as the same resolution but on a bigger screen. or do you want it to be at that resolution on a 19" monitor?
     
  6. RaceJunkie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea that's what I started doing, I just thought there might be a way I could do it differently.

    I could set my bigger monitor to 1024x768 but everything looks weird..
     
  7. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    If I'm just making sure things fit properly on the page at that lower resolution, I resize my browser window to 1024x768 using the web developer extensions for FireFox. It'll appear a little physically smaller than the 19" since your pixel density is higher on a better monitor, but that doesn't matter.
     
  8. mrtune macrumors 6502a

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    On my MacBook when using extended desktop it allows me to set the resolution for each monitor separately. Try turning off mirroring and simply using extended mode.

    I connect a dell 20" screen which has a much higher resolution than the little 13" on the MacBook. Works perfect.
     
  9. rogersmj macrumors 68020

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    Yeah we discussed that...he just wondered if there was another solution other than dragging the browser window to the other monitor. You can always set the resolution separately when using extended desktop.
     
  10. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure if this will help you but there's a mac program out there called switchresX. Might look into that and give it a shot.
     
  11. RaceJunkie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is that a add on extension?
     
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    Thanks I'll look into it
     
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