Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheRealPieFace, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. TheRealPieFace macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    Alright... So I have a DYNEX 21 inch HD TV conected up to my MBP via the VGA connection route.
    My problem is that when I want a program (or more specifically in this case a game) to go into fullscreen mode it automatically goes to my primary monitor and turns the other screen black. I know I can switch the primary monitor from my actual laptop screen to the TV however I just want the game to be full screen on the TV while still having access to my dock and everything on my laptop.
    Is there any way to do this?
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    The only way to do that is if there is a setting to play the game in a window, then you can drag it to the other screen and maximize it
  3. TheRealPieFace thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2010
    =C I was hopping that wasn't the only way oh well I guess I'll deal
  4. njgilligan macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2010

    Is it not possible to set the external monitor as a primary display and leave the laptop screen as the secondary display? The dock would be on the external display, but you would have access to regular (non-gaming) computing on your laptop screen.

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