external monitor, cmd-tab

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dxm, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. dxm macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    I'm using 24" monitor with my mbp. What I would like to know is when I cmd-tab to change app, can I have the row of icons (I don't know what it's called...) show up on all monitors, not just the mbp monitor?

    It's a small annoyance really, but would be great if I could have the icons on the monitor I'm looking at.

  2. saMac macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    change the main display

    a simple fix might be to switch the main display to your external monitor. open the Display pref pane, and drag the menu bar over to the secondary monitor. then the cmd-tab menu will show up there...

    but i don't think you can get the cmd-tab menu to mirror across both screens.
  3. dxm thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    Thanks for the suggestion. I suppose that has the same effect more or less.

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