help with 3-monitor setup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by c2g, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. c2g macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2010
    I've been on a PC at my job for the past 10 years and I just got switched over to a mac pro. I haven't used a mac since I had one with OS 8.6 on it, and my helpdesk support is just now training for mac.

    My biggest problem right now is how to make the most of my 3 monitors. On my PC, I could have, say, Photoshop (and its menu bar) open on one 24" monitor, Premiere (and its menu bar) open on a 2nd 24" monitor, and Outlook running on a 19" monitor. I can't imagine there not being a way to do this on a mac pro.

    Am I really confined to having the menu bar - for all applications - locked to one monitor?? Example - I have Photoshop open on monitor 1, and the menu bar set to appear in monitor 2. Do I really have to keep dragging the mouse back and forth between 2 monitors to use the menu dropdowns?
  2. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

    Jun 21, 2007
    Balham, London
    Check out Second Bar. It clones the menu bar to other displays.

    It'll be the same for each display at any one time but as soon as you click into each app, it'll change appropriately.

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