From two monitors to just the iMac - How is it?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by RedlegsFan, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2012
    I use a two monitor (Windows setup) at work and currently at home. Once I go iMac I might just drop it down to one screen while at home. My question is for those going from two to one... how was it? Did you miss the second screen? Is the 27 in screen enough to maybe have YouTube open on one side, with a browser/word, etc on the other? If so, does OSX have the capability to "dock" two windows equally like Windows does?

    If I do decide to go two monitors, I have Dell 24inch. I take it I would need a Thunderbolt adapter in order to use this monitor, correct?

    Thanks for any advice/assistance!
  2. mildocjr, Jun 1, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2016

    mildocjr macrumors 65816

    I ended up getting a 24" to go with my 27" iMac. I use it mostly for displaying a tutorial or reference while I work on the main screen. I have dual monitors at work, but keep my email on the smaller screen and whatever I'm working on stays on the larger screen.

    You need to look at the ports on the back of your Mac, it should probably be Thunderbolt, then you could get a thunderbolt to (whatever the second monitor's input is) adapter to make it work. I use a thunderbolt to dvi adapter then use a dvi cable to connect the two.
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    You would need a mini display port to HDMI adapter for your screen (assuming it has an HDMI in).
  4. ivanwi11iams Contributor


    Nov 30, 2014
    Somewhere on Earth
    I don't miss it. Plus, you have the option of virtual desktops ;)
  5. RedlegsFan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2012
    Oh my, so much to learn about OSX! Scary and exciting all at the same time!
  6. hfg macrumors 68040


    Dec 1, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, IA. USA
    I have a 4K Dell monitor attached to my 5K iMac ... OS X on one screen and VM Windows 10 on the other screen (both full screen). Of course, if needed, you can put your OS X windows on both screens too.
  7. Nospig macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2011
    Bangkok, Thailand
    2 monitors rules, you can't go back to just one.

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