Gateway FHD2400 Review

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  1. cuestakid macrumors 68000

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    So after a long thought process I went out and bought this monitor. I have to say that it is magnificent-I had to crank up the brightness and contrast to suit my liking but other than that it is great-my only complaint so far is insanely minor-there was no component video cables included-other than that it looks great with my mac

    On a seperate note-can someone tell me why Mac OS sees two monitors as two seperate views instead of one extended one like in windows?
     
  2. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    You can change how the second display works under "Displays" in System Preferences.
     
  3. pjarvi macrumors 65816

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    In the display preferences you can position the screen wherever you want around the side/top/bottom of the primary display. The screen then extends across that. I think the default it places the second screen is to the right of the primary.
     
  4. cuestakid thread starter macrumors 68000

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    i have tried playing with the settings but if i select an image for a background on the gateway, the other monitor (a 19 in dell) the image does not spread across both monitors-is this possible with my setup?
     
  5. Aperture macrumors 68000

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    If you want the same wallpaper on both screens, open up "Desktop & Screensaver" preferences. A window should open up on the Gateway & the Dell where you can select the same wallpaper for each of them.

    Often times you can find dual display wallpapers (essentially 2 images that have been setup to scale across two screens). All you do then is just setup each wallpaper on their respective screen.
     
  6. cuestakid thread starter macrumors 68000

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    the latter is exactally what I want to do-but i cant find them-all i can find is one really large image-i can't seem to find an image that is split up into two pieces.
     

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