MBP driving studio display

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by danemo, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. danemo macrumors newbie

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    I have a new MBP and a 30" studio display, and I am wondering if there is some way to make the studio the primary display when connected.
    I need the real estate but it is a pain to work on the studio side when the menus are all on the MBP display.
    Thanks
     
  2. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Connect the display, a keyboard, and a mouse. Press the power button. When you hear the "bong", close the lid.
    It should boot up with the external monitor as the primary display.
    If it momentarily goes to sleep after booting, press a key on the keyboard to wake it up.


    Alternatively, you could go to "Displays" in System Preferences. There should be a tab called "Arrangement". There should also be a small white stripe at the top of one of the squares that represents your display. Simply click and drag it from one display to the other, and the Menubar and Dock go right on over!
     
  3. danemo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!!!!

    Worked perfectly. I did not realize the white bar could be separated.
     
  4. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    I remember when I thought you had to tilt the display to move the menu bar... ;)

    That's what comes of learning Macs in the fourth grade.
     

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