Macbook with 19" Dual-Monitor Help

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  1. sunkentheory macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys, need some help.

    I just hooked up my 19" DVI monitor to my MacBook. I am wondering, is there anyway to auto-open programs in the other monitor. It seems like no matter what I do, I can't seem to make the programs open on that monitor.

    Thanks.
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Applications remember which monitor they were on, so if you move an application over to the second monitor, then close it, then open it again it should open on the second monitor.
     
  3. sunkentheory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your response. Although, how do you move Photoshop/Illustrator?
     
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  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Can't you just drag the window over to the other screen?
     
  6. sunkentheory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I could drag the window I am working on over, but the some of the toolbars dont move. There is no way to get the whole program over to the 2nd monitor?
     
  7. kolax macrumors G3

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    Go to System Prefs --> Displays and drag the little blue box that represents the Dock to the second display.

    All your toolbars will appear on the external display now.
     
  8. sunkentheory thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I was actually looking to move Photoshop over to the next window. Even though, I did what you said, and I dont see a little blue box that represents the dock.

    There must be a way to drag everything of photoshop to the other monitor. I mean tons of designers use dual screens.
     
  9. kolax macrumors G3

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    Yeah you can - but the toolboxes only appear on the monitor that has the dock.

    Go back to Displays (I think it is in there, doing this from memory) you should see two boxes representing your two monitors.

    Inside one of the boxes, there should be a wee rectangle on the bottom, drag that to the other box that represents your 19" monitor.
     
  10. WillJS macrumors 65816

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    -Hook Macbook to other monitor
    -shut Macbook to make it sleep
    -wake macbook (it's still closed) w/ external KB/mouse
    -open PS. Yay! PS on external screen.
    -Now: Sys Prefs
    -Displays
    -(open up macbook, display should be black) detect displays
    -the macbook screen turns on! (I hope that worked).
     

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