Setting up monitor

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by LaLLLy, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. LaLLLy macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    I just connected my MBP to my monitor, and all it is showing is my screen saver. How do I actually use the monitor and set it up?
  2. oakie macrumors 6502


    Oct 16, 2008
    go to system preferences > displays

    sort it out from there by assigning the function desired to the external display, i.e. mirrored or extended desktop as the primary or secondary display.
  3. LaLLLy thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    thanks! also.. is there any way to use the monitor without having to charge my macbook? I don't want to kill my battery.
  4. scarboni21 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    The monitor is going to draw a lot of power from your MBP. You are going to kill your battery a whole lot faster if you keep cycling it rather than keeping it plugged in. FYI Your computer is not constantly charging your battery while its plugged in.
  5. LaLLLy thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
  6. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a


    Sep 26, 2010
    Peterborough, Canada
    Keep it plugged in but every 2 or 3 days make sure you run the MacBook on battery as well to get the electrons moving.

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