Macbook and VGA

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dboomer, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. dboomer macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    I have a 1 month old macbook 2.0g running 10.5.2 and am having difficulty understanding running out into VGA monitors.

    I'm using the mini DVI to VGA adaptor and I get a picture ... but it's the wrong scale. It seems to reset the screen on the laptop as well. I have run into a bunch of different monitors and some projectors ... all with the same result.

    How do I re-scale to fit?
  2. gothamm macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2007
    are you planning to use the laptop in clamshell mode? (with the lid closed)

    if so, just connect a usb keyboard and mouse and the computer will awake from sleep and the display will be optimized for the external monitor.

    you can also use the monitor as an extension.

    Other than that, I am going to need more information.
  3. dboomer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2008
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I was planning to use the laptop normally and have the VGA just mirror it ... so lid open.
  4. Macjames macrumors 6502a

    Dec 12, 2007
    Yorkshire, England

    when i connect my macbook to my hdtv via vga i go into system preferences and displays, it then brings up 2 menus one on my mac and the other on the tv you can then change the resolution etc from there.

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