macbook pluging to monitor problem...*fixed*

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ricecook, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. ricecook macrumors regular

    ricecook

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    ok i have a apple mini DVI to VGA adapter when i plug it to my monitor it only shows the desktop wallpaper and when i move the mouse fast from my macbook i can see it move on the monitor and when i open system prefs it show up on the monitor but all otheres dont work only show up on my macbook
    the monitor came with a cd i put it in but didnt work but it did work for my pc..

    shouldnt this be a plug and play or its the setting that i need to do in my macbook itself?

    this is my monitor specs:
    HP monitor
    DVI-D with HDCP and VGA inputs

    thanks
     
  2. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    What is doing is extending your desktop. What are you looking to do mirror you desktop?
     
  3. ricecook thread starter macrumors regular

    ricecook

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    i want so that i can see extact like i see in my macbook use as if i was using my macbook...is that possible? i have never try this im new to it..

    thanks
     
  4. Reflow macrumors 68000

    Reflow

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    It's somewhere in the SYSTEM PREFERENCES > DISPLAYS > MIRROR
     
  5. ricecook thread starter macrumors regular

    ricecook

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    thanks buddy..got it to work..nice ...now its time to get me my own monitor for my room ..lol:D

    thnaks alot:)
     

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