External Display Resolution

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by codeoverride, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. codeoverride macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2008
    I just hooked up my Macbook Pro to an external display that runs natively at 1680x1050. Is there an option to select different resolutions for the Macbook Pro and the external display so that I can run both of them at native resolution at the same time?

  2. pointycollars macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
    Unless you have it set to "mirror", they should both run at their native resolution. In "mirror" mode, they have to be set to the same resolution. Otherwise, you can set them independently.
  3. Fabiano macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2008
    Palmas, Brazil
    When you use it in extended desktop mode, it shows one display settings panel in each display, so you can set individual resolutions. :)
  4. bertpalmer macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2007
    Yup you can choose the resolution of the displays in system preferences under 'displays.'
  5. deltaiscain macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2008
    Yes, you can change the resolution under Displays in System Preferences. If you have the option of Mirror checked, both displays will have the same resolution.
  6. codeoverride thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2008

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