iMac multiple monitors PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Aesop22, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Aesop22 macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2011
    Can anyone out there help me . I just added a second monitor to my iMac. It's up and running and working great. The question(s) that I have are.

    1. Is there a way that I can extend the desktop so that I can have icons or shortcuts to files and folders on both of my monitors?

    2. What is the best resolution to use? I added a Samsung B2230 22-Inch Widescreen LCD Monitor

    If anyone can give some advise to this I would greatly appreciate this.
  2. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    In System Preferences --> Displays --> Arrangement uncheck the box Mirror Displays. This will extend the desktop and allow you to show the relative position of the monitors. You can drag the Menu Bar in the illustration to switch which display is the primary display and will have the Menu Bar and Dock.


    Always use the native resolution of the monitor, which is 2560x1440 for the iMac display and 1920x1200 for the Samsung.

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