Mac Pro Dual Monitor Question...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kk05629, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. kk05629 macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Greetings...At the risked of getting flammed...I have a newbie question on the use/capability of a Dual Monitor graphics gard in the Mac Pro.

    Here goes:

    Can a slide show running on the mac pro be directed to the 2nd dvi port while still using the 1st port for normal OS/application display. Or does is the 2nd port only used as an extension of the desktop so more open applications can be viewed on the screen? I guess that I could drag the slideshow application to the 2nd displaye window and run it in full screen.

    My real goal is to see if I can use my old Viewsonic monitor on the 2nd port and have it act like a poor-man's digital picture frame while using the primary port for another, bigger, monitor for the OS/applications.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.
  2. Tracer macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    You can extend or mirror your display.

    Extended mode will work fine for having a sideshow open on 1 monitor, and doing whatever else you want to do on the other monitor.

    You can also choose which monitor you want the dock on.


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