External monitor issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RecentlyConvert, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. RecentlyConvert macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey all,
    New MBP user here trying to connect a few month old dell E228WFP flat panel monitor to the DVI port on my laptop. Monitor was detected, however it only displays my background with no dock or menu bar and none of my open windows. Looking for some ideas...already restarted the mbp to the same result. Help me out? Thanks ~Jason.
     
  2. Hydroxs macrumors regular

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    #2
    It is probably set to extend mode. Set it to mirror so you can see the dock.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    #3
    Mirror: both shows the same, dock is present.

    Extension: Primary shows the dock and everything, 2nd will only show what you put in it.
     
  4. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    if u go in system prefs. > displays > arrangement > (Drag top bar on mbp window to external monitor) if u want it on that one and so u dont have it on the mbp side.... here

    See the white bar on top u can drag it to which monitor u want it on... or you can mirror it basically copiing the other monitor.
     

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