MacBook default resolution on external monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 226896, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. 226896 Guest

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    Sep 13, 2008
    #1
    I have my MacBook hooked up to an external monitor of 1920 x 1080 resolution. I don't use the MacBook screen at all. Every time I turn on my MacBook it displays on the external monitor as it should, but at the MacBook's 1280 x 800 resolution, which obviously looks nasty and stretched on the big monitor. I fix this by simply putting the Mac to sleep and pressing a key on my keyboard to wake it up again; and it loads in the proper resolution.

    Is there a way to make it display 1920 x 1080 on boot up without having to sleep and wake every single time? Keeping my MacBook in sleep mode when not in use isn't an option.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Are you mirroring? If so, that's why it's setting your external to your MBP's native resolution while open.
     

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