Noob Question (external display as primary screen)

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Patdt13, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Patdt13 macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I posted yesterday about my 1.83 17 inch first generation intel iMacs screen dying.

    If we get an external display, is there a way to make that the main screen?
     
  2. bolen macrumors 6502

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    I don't think that you (software wise) can disable the internal screen, but you should be able to make the external display the primary display..
     
  3. Patdt13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. Macfr3d macrumors newbie

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    If you have an external screen attached, just go to the system panel -> displays and drag the menu bar shown on one of the two displayicons to the other and you are done.
     
  5. Despicable macrumors newbie

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    your primary screen will be the external screen but the iMac screen is still active as a second display. kinda annoying but i don't think you can disable it like others have said
     
  6. Patdt13 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, thanks for the help. One more question. Do you guys think its worth it to keep on using the iMac, its almost 5 years old, and is starting to slow down big time. We could get a monitor and a new Mac Mini, or get a new iMac. What are you guys opinion on this?
     

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