Problem with external monitor

gadgetgirl85

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I thought I'd try and plug in my 17" monitor from my mini to my MBP and I plugged it in except I ran into a few problems in that on the monitor the whole contents of the screen doesn't show up and my bluetooth mouse stopped working.
 

gadgetgirl85

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Edit: My bluetooth mouse is working now. Is it possible to have the same contents from my MBP on the 17" monitor? I tried mirroring the display except that the display on the MBP goes all wonky. Is there anyway to fix that?
 

Xander562

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So you want the same thing that would usually be displayed on your MBP screen on the external? i think you can use it in clamshell mode and that will become the only display you see. You just need an external keyboard and mouse.
 

gadgetgirl85

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Now I'm going to ask a stupid question how do you do clamshell mode is it just closing the MBP up?
 

Xander562

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viccles said:
Now I'm going to ask a stupid question how do you do clamshell mode is it just closing the MBP up?
it's worth a shot. I'm not really sure either:eek:.
 

tipdrill407

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To operate with the lid closed you must use a USB Keyboard and mouse with the MBP. Close the MBP lid and hit any key on the keyboard and the MBP will wake up.