Dual Screen

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  1. TheG00n macrumors newbie

    TheG00n

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    Ok so i have a macbook that is a few years old and just a while back i got one of these.

    Is there a way that i can run a dual screen with these computers...is there anything that i can buy so i can run a dual screen......would love to hear everyones suggestions.....thanks guys:)
     
  2. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    The MacBook you can run as a dual screen computer, i.e. if you hook up a monitor then you can gain extra desktop space.

    The iMac you can only screen mirror I believe, i.e. if you hook a monitor it will display what you see on the iMac screen.

    Now I am not sure about your question, are you asking if you can use the iMac as a second screen for the MacBook?

    Short answer, no.
     
  3. TheG00n thread starter macrumors newbie

    TheG00n

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    yea that is what im asking.....will i be able to use the imac as a second screen for my macbook?
     
  4. R.Youden macrumors 68020

    R.Youden

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    No.

    It would be a nice little project to modify the iMac (remove the computer and just make it a large monitor) if you are technically minded, somewhere there is a website that shows you how it would be theoretically possible but there is a lot of DIY electronics involved. I am an electronics engineer and I would think twice about it.
     
  5. MikeL macrumors 6502

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    No, you won't be able to do that.

    15" CRTs are dirt cheap. You should be able to find one for free without any trouble at all.
     
  6. MaddMacs macrumors 6502

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    In Leopard there is a screen sharing option in System Preferences>sharing.
     
  7. MikeL macrumors 6502

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    There's also something called Time Machine in Leopard.

    Not that Time Machine or Screen Sharing have anything at all to do with what the OP is asking...
     

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