Secondary display.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dc0511, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. dc0511 macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    When I have my MBP plugged in via DVI to a 20-inch HP display, the quality is great when the displays aren't mirrored but it's a huge pain going between screens. When they are mirrored the resolution is okay, but nowhere near as great as unmirrored. Is there any fix to this, or is just the graphics card problem?

    Also can one install a new graphics card themselves into a MBP?
  2. mankar4 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2007
    not that I know of... why is it a huge pain to go between screens? extra screen real estate is awesome.
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    When you mirror the displays, your higher-resolution external monitor is forced to operate at the resolution of your other, lower-resolution monitor. That's what mirroring is, so there's no way around it.

    Installing a new graphics card isn't really's soldered on.
  4. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
  5. mdparks macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2007
    I have never understood mirroring either. Two player games maybe? I wish I could find a way to have to non-mirrored external screens on my MBP so I could store my laptop under the desk when working and just have my screens and mouse and keyboard on the desk.
  6. termina3 macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2007
    Presentations, walking a class/group through something, etc.

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