making external screen work

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

  1. ramw5p macrumors member

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    Sep 29, 2010
    #1
    Hi, i am sure this is simple, im just not getting it. tried external screen search and got nothing..so.....i 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

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    Oct 19, 2008
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    Boston, MA
    #2
    System Prefs -> Display, check the box that says something about mirrored displays.
     
  3. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Mar 14, 2008
    #3
    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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