making external screen work

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ramw5p, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. ramw5p macrumors member

    Sep 29, 2010
    Hi, i am sure this is simple, im just not getting it. tried external screen search and got hooked up the '11 MBP to external screen, all i get is the "space" background. If i move the mouse over to the right it appears on the external monitor, but nothing else. I can double tab and get resolution settings for external screen, but i can get any progrmas to display in screen. What am i doing worng. I just want the monitor to show same thing as MBP screen. Thanks
  2. TXBDan macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2008
    Boston, MA
    System Prefs -> Display, check the box that says something about mirrored displays.
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    If you want to see what's on your MBP screen just hit the checkbox "mirror displays", right now your external is acting as a completely separate desktop.

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