imac 2011 on my Hd tv and screen options

malias4

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Jun 21, 2011
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Greece and Holland
Hi there , i own an imac 21.5 i5 2011 model, so far i love it and bs i also use it to watch some movies i ve purchaced a mini dp to hdmi cable and also a hdmi to hdmi cable . So i would conect it on my Lg hdtv and watch my films on the couch !!
So far so good, i did this and all works but is it possible maybe to open for example vlc and put a movie to play so the sound and movie plays on my tv but also the mac to be available for use ?
Bs now whats on my mac screen is also on the tv screen :mad:
 

AdrianK

macrumors 68020
Feb 19, 2011
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System Preference > Display > uncheck the option for 'mirroring' > Set the iMac to be the main display in the 'arrangement' tab (make sure the menu bar at the top is on the iMac's display, not the secondary monitor)
 

malias4

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Jun 21, 2011
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Greece and Holland
Hi man , ok i ve unchecked mirror displays and im on the arrangement tab but then i see two blue little screens .
one of them (the second one ) got a white line on top..
what exactly shoyld i do ?:confused:
 

jsolares

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Aug 8, 2011
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Land of eternal Spring
Hi man , ok i ve unchecked mirror displays and im on the arrangement tab but then i see two blue little screens .
one of them (the second one ) got a white line on top..
what exactly shoyld i do ?:confused:
that white line is the menu bar, drag it to the screen where you wan it (probably the iMac screen)
 

malias4

macrumors 6502a
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Jun 21, 2011
503
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Greece and Holland
The white line is atached to the blue window, i can only move theese two windows, so one can be first and the other second!
I cant only move the white line..
I got to the point a bit so i think that if oi drag something of the imac s screen then it shows up on my tv so i ts like a 2ond monitor..
But if i watch a film and i press full screen on the movie then it comes also on the imac screen !:eek:
 
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