Macbook as an external display

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  1. pookitoo macrumors regular

    pookitoo

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    Hello everyone, the question seem weird, but i want to use the rMacbook 2016 as an external display with an 5k iMac.

    Like that i can have a dual display setup when i'm in my office, the iMac as main screen and the rMacbook as the second screen.

    I've an usb c to usb a cable and the Apple mini hub (usb c to hdmi / usb a / usb c)
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Nope. You can't use any portables in Target Display Mode.

    You can't even use the new Retina iMacs in TDM either.
     
  3. pookitoo thread starter macrumors regular

    pookitoo

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    I was sure of this ;(

    Thanks for your reply !
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    You would need some sort of network-based software solution. Mac portables won't accept incoming display signals.
     
  5. Eric8199 macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have an iPad? If so, buy Duet Display. You can use your iPad as a second display for your mac. It's pretty awesome.
     
  6. pookitoo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes i'm doing this, but the screen is little ;) But very good app !
     

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