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

    ero87

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    New York City
    #1
    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

    BlueRevolution

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    #2
    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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