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Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jjjester, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. jjjester macrumors newbie

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    Should work right?

    Well I've connected everything, then my Mac desktop picture changed to the default one, and then thats all i see on my TV. No mouse, no finder, no dock etc

    I've tried playing movies too and that makes no difference, all I get on my TV is the default Mac desktop background?!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    It may be due to the ability of your MacBook to extend the desktop instead of just mirroring the MacBook's display.

    Go into System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement and see where the second monitor is arranged to or if the Mirror Displays checkbox is checked.

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    Image represents an older version of Mac OS X, but the content is still there, just visually upgraded.


    PS: If the external display is set to mirror the internal one, the external will not give you a greater resolution than it might be capable of as the MB is tied down to 1280x800 pixel.
     
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