Have resolution restore to original after connecting to HDTV?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ero87, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. ero87 macrumors 65816


    Jan 17, 2006
    New York City
    Hi friends,

    When I plug my MacBook into my tv with a VGA cable, the resolution becomes significantly lower so that the windows will fit nicely on the TV screen. This is great. But when I unplug from the TV, and my resolution restores to normal, my window sizes are all messed up! For example, I normally have iTunes and iCal full-screen in dedicated spaces. Now they look like this (attached screenshots). Any way to have these windows automatically restore to their original size?

    Thanks for your help :)

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  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Not that I know of, but you can avoid the resize by setting the TV to extend rather than mirror your desktop under  -> System Preferences -> Displays -> Arrangement (while the TV is connected).

    Since you're hooking up to a TV, have you tried Plex? It alone makes me want to set up a Mac-based media centre. (If I weren't chronically broke, that is.)

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