Got an external 23" LED display for my mac, and not surprised......

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ojaysimsanson, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. ojaysimsanson macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    I bought a full HD display for my macbook pro. The display is second to none with great beautiful colors. However, I have ran to a problem.
    If I mirror displays, I can tell I am loosing a lot of picture quality, I have to downgrade from 1920 x 1080 to 1280 x 800, and the difference is very significant to me, I can easily tell.
    So I obviously decided to not used mirror displays, now here is my problem number 2:
    Now that I have a continuos desktop, is there anyway of defaulting my apps so they will pop up on the external display, instead of having to drag them all over everytime, and is there any possible way of putting another dock on this external display?
    Thank you very much for all your help.
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601


    Feb 6, 2010
    On the fence
    What I did was just move the menu bar to the external display, making it the primary display, where all of the apps will open by default, and the dock is there as well.
  3. ojaysimsanson thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 15, 2010
    How did you go about doing so?
  4. racedude macrumors member

    Aug 28, 2010
    Carmel, IN
    Go under your Displays in System Preferences, their should be an option for something like layout (not exactly sure of the name), and it should show both of your screens where you can drag them around. Try dragging the menu bar on the screen of your MBP to the external screen by just dragging the grey bar across the top of the layout preview to the other monitor.

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