Macbook Pro 2screeen, "things you do"

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  1. Tvt5043 macrumors member

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    So I have A MBP hooked up to an extra screen and I use it for mirroring and splitting into two screen to use.

    What others things can be done or anything you do with your split monitors?
     
  2. e12a macrumors 68000

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    game in one, IM in the other.

    watch movie in one, game in the other.

    open multiple documents side by side. at the same time.

    thts all i use it for.
     
  3. Tvt5043 thread starter macrumors member

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    what other things you can do with it as in, having both screen mirrored. Something more in depth thats cool and no one knows of doing with splits screen. Kind of hard to explain but yeah.
     
  4. drewsof07 macrumors 68000

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    i just hate that fullscreen isnt supported:(
     
  5. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Yea wish you could full screen a movie in one (TV) and continue using your MBP screen for other things!
     
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  7. Tvt5043 thread starter macrumors member

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    if you have 2 screens you can watch movie on one screen and do other stuff on the other screen, hence thats the purpose
     
  8. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    What he meant was when you go full screen with a movie, it will make the other screen black so watching a full screen movie is useless as you can't use the other screen.
     
  9. Shawn Parr macrumors regular

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    If you have the need of dealing with other operating systems, you can use either Parallels or VMware Fusion to run an OS full screen on one display while your mac apps are on the other. This can be even more fun if you use spaces.

    On my iMac at work I usually have space #3 a full screen Ubuntu linux on one monitor (the iMac built in) and a full screen windows xp on a 20" cinema display.
     
  10. compuguy1088 macrumors 6502a

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    You can...have you tried Niceplayer?
    http://code.google.com/p/niceplayer/
     
  11. Sirus2400 macrumors regular

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    You can with VLC, just drag the controller to the other screen and when you make it full screen, it will be on that screen, and you can use your MBP's screen for whatever:D
     
  12. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Seams i have been proven wrong :D thanks guys. i dont really use to screens much as i think you can tell :)
     

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