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

    May 11, 2014
    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 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

    Sep 21, 2014
    I have the same model. You need two Mini DisplayPort | Thunderbolt to HDMI adapters. Try Newegg or Monorpice.
  3. cruisin macrumors 6502a


    Apr 1, 2014
    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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