LCD TV Hook-up Problem- Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gtrider, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. gtrider macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2009
    I own a new 13" MB and a Samsung 40" a550 LCD TV.

    i bought a Mini-port-to-DVI cable and a DVI-to-HDMI.

    I hooked the HDMI into the 2nd monitor HDMI-slot on the back of the TV and the Mini-port into the MB.

    I can only get the TV to display the "standard" Mac desktop background -the one thats the picture of outer-space (purple & blues). but i cant get anything to show up on the screen other that just that desktop background. nothing else shows up. Halp!

    TIA ! !
  2. boast macrumors 65816


    Nov 12, 2007
    what if in the Display settings, you move the menu bar to be on the TV?
  3. gtrider thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2009
    It worked! That was easy. thanks for your time and help!

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