Proper way to go from external to internal display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dissdnt, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. dissdnt macrumors 65816

    dissdnt

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    I have a new macbook 15 inch. I'm using a dual link dvi on my 30 inch dell monitor. On my old mac it was super easy, if i unplugged the dvi it would switch to the regular display, if i wanted to put on the external, i would close the lid, let it sleep, plug in the monitor and wake it up with an external keyboard mouse.

    With my new mac this isnt happening. I put it to sleep plug in the dual link and no display comes up. I usually have to turn it off and turn it back on with it plugged into my monitor. If i want to take my mac off the monitor to use it elsewhere the regular display never comes back on. I always have to force shut it off, which is bad in general, and reboot, which is annoying.

    Is there a proper way to do this without going through all this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mrj412 macrumors regular

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    May 27, 2009
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    On my 13" MBP, I plug in the external monitor and then close the lid to get it to sleep and then wake it up with a mouse click. I think plugging in the external first is the key.

    Haven't actually tried switching back to the internal screen since I do this at work and then just shutdown at the end of the day.
     

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