external monitor not really 1680 X 1050...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maddcovv, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. maddcovv macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008
    I have my new MBP hoooked up to a Dell 2005fpw and it normally runs at 1680 1050 when hooked to my PC. I have it set to 1680 1050 on me MBP but its lying if I take a screenshot of my desktop its 1440x900 if I load an image that 1680 1050 it is way bigger than my desktop, if I play harvest half the game is off my screen. What can I do to get it to really be 1680 x 1050?

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  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    You have it on mirroring. Mirroring will only ever go up to the maximum resolution of your notebook's internal display. You have to set it to extend your desktop (or run your machine in lid-closed). Either way you can make that the primary display.
  3. danny_w macrumors 601

    Mar 8, 2005
    Austin, TX
    Second option in the menu "Turn Off Mirroring".
  4. maddcovv thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2008

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