External monitor + OS X question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ProwlingTiger, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. ProwlingTiger macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    I recently purchased an external monitor for my Macbook. I have a question about how to set it up properly in Mac OS X.

    Thing is, I want the external to have the top bar AND the dock. I want to just use my Macbook as an over flow screen. Is there a way to do this. Alternatively, I guess I could just close my screen on the Macbook using that method if that's easier.


    EDIT: Also, is there a way to make all my programs auto-open on the external screen? Dragging them across screens is a little cumbersome each time. Sorry for all the questions, bit new to Mac + external.
  2. Scottyk9 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2004
    system pref > displays > arrangement

    drag the white bar to the monitor that you want to be primary

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