need help setting up monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dlamin517, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. dlamin517 macrumors 6502

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    so i just got the $1300 macbook and i am trying to configure it with my 24'' monitor. i have the dvi adapter but i cant figure out how to use the monitor as my main display. i dont want the display on the macbook at all. anyone know how to configure this?
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    in Display preferences drag the white bar (menu bar) to the bigger screen. or use Clamshell Mode (MacBook closed) by plugging in the Mag Safe power cord and a keyboard and shut the lid to sleep and then wake it up by tapping the keyboard.
     
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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  4. dlamin517 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok but when i close it the computer goes into sleep mode. i get the dock and stuff on my 24'' but it is still extended to the laptop display
     
  5. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    make sure the MacBook has gone to sleep (wait till fans shut off) then wake it up.

    make sure you follow the second link in JediMeister's post carefully.
     
  6. dlamin517 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    got it. thanks guys. really helped me out. the problem was is that i had my mouse/keyboard usb plugged into a usb hub(on the monitor). plugged it into the computer and works fine. gracias

    Edit: actually i just wasnt patient enough for it to come back on. plugged into the hub and works fine.. thanks
     

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