Dual screen with AL iMac?

AppleWoW

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Sep 22, 2007
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As the title says is it possible to have a dual screen with the new AL iMac? Sorry if this has been posted once before.
 

AppleWoW

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Sep 22, 2007
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In the back or underneath? I havent seen this port unless its hidden nicely. But thanks for the quick reply!
 

AppleWoW

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Sep 22, 2007
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So where is it in this picture (pardon me if i cant see it)



edit: let me know if the image doesnt show
 

discomandavis

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Oct 18, 2007
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just so you know this will only mirror what you already have on the first screen. it wont give you an extended desktop
 

BigPrince

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Well I know for a fact that iMac G5's and iBook g4's cannot use extended desktop by default under 10.4. This is not a hardware limitation but a software one. Apple used this to provide more of a difference between prosumer and consumer machines.

However, there is a freely firmware hack available which would void your warranty, but allows extended desktop.

In addition, I have not tried this with Leopard or newer iMacs.


The hack to be used AT YOUR OWN RISK can be found here:

http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html
 

swiftaw

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Jan 31, 2005
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Well I know for a fact that iMac G5's and iBook g4's cannot use extended desktop by default under 10.4. This is not a hardware limitation but a software one. Apple used this to provide more of a difference between prosumer and consumer machines.

However, there is a freely firmware hack available which would void your warranty, but allows extended desktop.

In addition, I have not tried this with Leopard or newer iMacs.


The hack to be used AT YOUR OWN RISK can be found here:

http://www.rutemoeller.com/mp/ibook/ibook_e.html

I believe it became possible without a hack once they moved to Intel machines. I have a White Core2Duo iMac that I have used with an external monitor extending the desktop, and it worked straight out of the box.
 

BigPrince

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I believe it became possible without a hack once they moved to Intel machines. I have an Core2Duo iMac that I have used with an external monitor extending the desktop, and it worked straight out of the box.
That would make more sense then.
 

discomandavis

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Oct 18, 2007
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they must have done that quietly. i guess i was just so used to no extended desktops on an imac i never thought to check. thats sweet. maybe i'll get an imac now...once all the freezing crap is done
 
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