How to use dual monitors with an HDMI monitor hookup

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Yumid, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. Yumid macrumors member

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    So I have my laptop and a tv that doubles as a monitor. How would I set up dual monitors so I can have my word document on one monitor and Pro Tools software running on the other monitor?

    I usually just hook my laptop upto the TV Via hdmi but as soon as i do that the tv just mirrors my laptop..how do i set it up so i can use both and move my mouse from screen to screen?

    late 2013 15' retina macbook pro
     
  2. styymy, Apr 26, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

    styymy macrumors member

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    I have the same model. You need two Mini DisplayPort | Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters. Try Newegg or Monorpice.
     
  3. cruisin macrumors 6502a

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    If you mean using the laptop as one screen and the tv as the second screen, then under System Preferences > Displays there is an Arrangement tab that has a checkbox for mirroring displays. Uncheck the box.
     

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