Problems with External Display and BT Keyboard

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by odinsride, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    I installed XP through Boot Camp on my new MBP, but every time I boot into Windows I have to deal with 2 problems:

    1) My Apple BT keyboard is never recognized and I have to set it up each time in Windows.

    2) My external display is never recognized as the default display when in clamshell mode. I always have to pull my MBP out, open the lid, adjust the display settings just to get the external to be the default. Also, the display button on the laptop does nothing (Fn+F7)

    Is there any way to get around these issues?
  2. hardercore macrumors newbie

    Jun 24, 2007
    Giving this a bump, in the hopes that someone will help. While I'm not experiencing problem #1, I am having the same problem #2 as the original poster. Basically, now that I have an ACD 23" hooked up to my MBP, whenever I restart into Windows XP it defaults back to the MBP's screen as primary and I have to go down under my desk, open up the MBP, and set my ACD as the main display before I can get any work done. Also, I haven't found any way to run Windows in lid-closed mode, and would appreciate any help there too.
  3. odinsride thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    Thanks for the bump. Problem #1 sort of resolved itself, but I'm still having the issue with the external display.
  4. MBP2.4User macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2007
    Can't Get External Projector to work

    Can anyone tell me how I can get my external projector to work using XP? I tried everything I could - but I couldn't get the fn+F7 to toggle to the projector.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Please email me at with any help

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