Expose on external Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by awacs, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. awacs macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2006
    Hello, I have a cinema display connected to my macbook pro and would like to have expose, the top menubar and the dashboard (without moving he widgets to the other monitor) on the external monitor. I know it works if I mirror the displays. Since the macbook display is not able to show the full resolution of the cinema display this is not an option. Any advice is welcomed.

  2. asondica macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2006
    Toronto (Canada)
    you can set the external display to be the primary display by going into System Preferences > Display > Arrangement.. and click and drag the menubar rectangle across and drop it in the bigger display (i.e. your Cinema Display).

    mind you, when the display is unplugged, the widgets will always move such that they can be seen within the MBP's screen space. therefore, when you plug the cinema back in and do Dashboard - the widgets will only be occupying whatever digital pixel size (h x w) that the MBP's resolution does (ex: 1440x900 or what have you).. and will situate those dimensions starting from the top left of the screen.
  3. Rice Cooka macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2006
    Ha! That's awesome! Even after years of using macs I keep coming across nifty tips like those.

    Now I feel like a dumbass for physically unplugging and switching around the displays on my desk to make the right hand one be the main monitor a few months ago.
  4. awacs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2006
    Thank you so much! That was exactly what I was looking for. As always in Mac OS so obvious, but stupid me didn't see it nevertheless.

    Thanks again and rgds

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