MacBook Pro and External Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kolax, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Hooked up an external 22" monitor to my MacBook Pro.

    I want the external monitor to be the primary device when connected; displaying the dock, desktop icons etc while maintaining it's maximum resolution.

    Mirroring results in my external monitor having a lower resolution.

    I don't require my MacBook Pro's display to be on when using the external display.

    Any tips would be appreciated.
  2. AppleMan101 macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2007
    Isn't this the way they have them set up at the apple stores?

    (23" ACD main display using the MBP on an iCurve as a secondary)
  3. MaaseyRacer macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2005
    San Francisco, Ca.
    1. Go to system preferences (in the blue apple menu if not in your dock)
    2. In the second row there is an option called "Displays" click it.
    3. Go to arrangement.
    4. When you see the two blue windows next to each other one has a white bar on the top. Drag the white bar over to the other.
    5. Once that has been acomplished go to the display options. There should be one on each screen assuming your displays are not mirrored (press fn+F7 or uncheck mirrored in the display options if this is the case) adjust your screen resolution. The MBP should be 1440x900 and the 22inch display is some where around the range of 1680x1050.

    Best of luck.
  4. kolax thread starter macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Ahh I feel such a numpty now! Cheers mate.

    I knew it would be something really simple considering it's Apple.

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