Fake Second Display?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by douglhanna, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. douglhanna macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to create a fake external display on my MacBook?
    (In other words, the Mac would think that there was another display connected, when there isn't? I'm trying to create a virtual second display.)
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Do you need more "workspace"? If so, check out Mission Control and Spaces. You can have as many "virtual desktops" as needed/wanted.
     
  3. douglhanna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Spaces won't do what I need.
    I need to actually create a second display that I can adjust the resolution and arrangement of.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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  5. douglhanna thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's exactly what I want, but you're right - it doesn't work on Mavericks. The comments in the Google Code wiki seem to say the app doesn't support Mountain Lion either. =/
    Any more ideas?
     
  6. g-7 macrumors 6502

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    If you have an iPad or iPhone, you may use Air Display to make your iOS device work as a second display.
     
  7. jeremysteele macrumors 6502

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    Only other one I could find that looked promising was this:

    https://github.com/mkernel/EWProxyFramebuffer

    Looks like it may only work on older systems too...

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    I did find a lot of discussion online from people looking for virtual display extensions. Obviously its a wanted feature that just isn't there.
     

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