Mac Mini Dual Monitors

JWalker1995

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GoCubsGo

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You need a HDMI to thunderbolt adapter if you're already intending to use your HDMI for the other display. If the new display comes with something other than HDMI then you simply need that correct adapter. Basically, it is whatever to the thunderbolt.
http://store.apple.com/us/question/answers/product/MD463ZM/A/how-do-i-connect-a-hdmi-display-to-thunderbolt/QHD4KYDAPDJXKYFKH


Then you can choose to mirror displays or span. Span will get you the results you want. I have this setup for my 2009 Mac Mini using an adapters for the two 20" ACDs.
 

QWERTYMac7

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Nov 20, 2012
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I have 24" (HDMI) and a 22" (MDP to HDMI) monitors - as the previous poster mentioned you can 'stretch' your desktop.

Open Settings, go to Displays then choose the middle tab 'Arrangement' there you can adjust your new desktop as you like.

I also have a 16" USB monitor which I use when I take my MM on the road...but on occasion I do use it as a third monitor when I'm working on a project which needs just a bit more desktop. Using Settings>Display>Arrangement allows me to have this third wing monitor either on the right or the left.

Easy as can be.

Good luck!
 

JWalker1995

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Mar 5, 2011
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Hi

Thanks for your messages, I'm going to get a mDP to HDMI adaptor.

Would you use the HDMI Port or the mDP for the larger screen? Is there any difference in picture quality?

Many Thanks
 

QWERTYMac7

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Nov 20, 2012
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Hi

Thanks for your messages, I'm going to get a mDP to HDMI adaptor.

Would you use the HDMI Port or the mDP for the larger screen? Is there any difference in picture quality?

Many Thanks
I do not believe there is any difference for your monitors. A Thunderbolt display has the capability of higher resolution off of the MDP, though we with 'regular' monitors will not be able to take advantage of the extra resolution...