Make External Display Primary

pancho

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Oct 16, 2006
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I'm thinking about replacing my 24" iMac with a 15" MacBook Pro, however I'd like to keep my 20" dell monitor and use it as the primary display for the MacBook Pro, is that possible?

By primary I mean having the dock and everything else on it, with the built-in display being like an external display that I can use for extra space.

Also, would the same be possible at all with my iMac?

Thanks in advance.
 

dan5.5

macrumors 6502
Oct 26, 2008
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It's a great feature. The actual screens also drag, so the computer knows where the external is.
 

melibro

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Feb 17, 2011
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menu bar moves, but not dock

Hey there. Great tip on dragging the menu bar to the external display. But, what about the dock? I'd like that to appear on my external display as well. Did I do something wrong?
 

c1phr

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Jan 8, 2011
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Hey there. Great tip on dragging the menu bar to the external display. But, what about the dock? I'd like that to appear on my external display as well. Did I do something wrong?

That should have followed the menu bar, make sure you don't have it set to auto hide? And if you have it set on a certain side, try setting it to the bottom and see if that works. I have my external display set up as my primary and my dock always appears over there (bottom/no auto-hide).
 

Joelburman

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Oct 31, 2014
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Thanks for great advice. Does anyone have an idea how I change the cursor going off the screen to my built in monitor. Its now from the right but I need it to go to the left because thats the direction where I have my MacBook Pro.
 

JTToft

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Apr 27, 2010
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Aarhus, Denmark
Thanks for great advice. Does anyone have an idea how I change the cursor going off the screen to my built in monitor. Its now from the right but I need it to go to the left because thats the direction where I have my MacBook Pro.
- Same location as discussed in the thread. Just drag the whole desktop to where you want it.
 
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