How can i choose what display i want...

Discussion in 'iMac' started by themkon, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. themkon macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    Hallo to all,

    I have an imac i5 and it is connected with a samsung hd tv via hdmi cable.
    I want to choose manually from which screen i want to operate.
    For example, if i want to see a movie on the tv i want to have only the tv screen on and not the imac's display too like it happens now. This is impossible through the system preferences of macosx.

    If anyone knows a way to do this, like a software for the managment of the displays or the grapfic card please tell me.

    Thank you a lot all of you.
  2. Billydelp4 macrumors regular

    Feb 29, 2008
    if you go system preferences>displays>arrangement and drag the white menu bar at the top of the imac's screen to the top of the TV's screen it will make it the priority window. At that point you can dim the imac's screen through the keyboard and work just off of the TV screen.

    not a very fluid method since you have to arrange the screens each time you want to watch just a movie or something but none the less it might work for you.

  3. ghaghamashibaba macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2010
    Best thing i suggest you to do is using VLC Media Player and drag it to your tv screen. If you enter full screen in VLC your Mac screen will become black. It will still be on but in black. I also think but i am not sure of this that Plex Media Player (google it) has a option in the preference to dim or turn your imac screen off while watching a movie or tv show
  4. themkon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2010
    thank you my friend for the reply but imac's screen can't close completely from the keyboard, the backlight remains open even if the screen is black. I want something (if exist of course) that completely close the screen.

    Thanko you

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