Plug cMBP into 1080 monitor, edges disappear.


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 24, 2011
I tried connecting my cMBP to a 1080 monitor with a displayport to hdmi adapter. Unfortunately the edges disappear including the top bar. The mouse will go there but I can't see it. Is there anyway to fix this?

This doesn't happen when I connect the cMBP to a smaller monitor with a displayport to DVI adapter.


macrumors 6502
Jul 4, 2010
Won't this dull the image?
No, you are misunderstanding what overscan is.

I have only ever connected a Mac Mini to a TV, so I'm not 100% sure if a MBP has the overscan setting - if you have the overscan slider that's your solution.

HDMI never works as well as VGA, DVI or displayport for computer monitors, so if you can use a different connector that might work better.