Macbook to Macbook via THUNDERBOLT

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by LunarianCrystal, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. LunarianCrystal macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2011
    Is it possible to just connect both of my macbooks with a thunderbolt cable and have multi-display? I want to utilize both screens using the power of just 1 macbook. Is this possible?
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
  3. theluggage macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2011
    No, but there's an application called ScreenRecycler that lets you use a second computer as a secondary display via the network.

    Because the image is generated on the master machine and then compressed & sent via the network there's some loss of quality (esp. when things move) but if you're just looking for a second screen to park reference material or tool palettes it should be fine.

    The other possibility is synergy - superficially this is nothing to do with "dual displays" but it lets you seamlessly control two side-by-side computers from one keyboard & mouse (including copy & paste support) - so, again, you can easily use the second screen for reference material etc. When I'm developing a website I often have the test server & editor on one machine & the site running in a browser on the second machine.

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