Extended Desktop on iMac? Is it possible?

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  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    Im looking at buying an iMac (would like a mac pro but space contraints say no). Is it possible to use a second monitor in extended desktop mode with an iMac?
     
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    Yes, Mini DVI to DVI on the second monitor. The only concern can be the cosmetic appearance if your the type who care about the two monitors looking the same.
     
  4. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    OH Mini DVI! Thats why I wasnt spotting it. I saw the monitor icon but never saw that connection before. Awesome. Im buying my first mac next month! :D

    As far as appearance it doesn't bother me. You should see the hodge podge of windows machines on the desk in front of me.
     
  5. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I have a 20-inch apple cinema display hooked up to my iMac 17-inch and I love it. I only wish the power brick had a longer cord so it doesn't have to be on my desk behind my iMac.
     
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    22" samsung next to my 20" white imac. Yeah, it's kind of a ebony and ivory effect, but I'm okay with it. I'm not about to go out and paint the outside of my monitor white or anything.

    Considering how easy and cheap it is to add another monitor, I'm wondering why people pay the big bucks for the 24 inchers.
     
  7. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Because some people want a 24" AND a second monitor. Best of both worlds.
     
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    I echo the affirmation.

    My 20" Aluminum has a Polyview 17" LCD (lifted from my previous PeeCee) tethered via Mini-DVI-to-DVI cable. Works like a charm; I haven't had to use Spaces yet.

    OS X's Display Preferences even let you appromixate your multiple-display arrangement visually so that your mouse moves intuitively between screens, which is really handy for those monitors that aren't the same height as the iMac's.
     

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