Spaces and Dual Monitors

Discussion in 'macOS' started by markintosh, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. markintosh macrumors member


    Jul 4, 2004
    Boise, ID
    I'm curious if anyone has tried out Spaces with Dual Monitors yet?
    I'm not sure if it will matter or not, would kind of be cool to be able to specify which space goes to which monitor.....

    I have a New iMac with extra 20" LCD and will be upgrading to Leopard tonight, so I guess I'll know then...just wondering what to expect.
  2. mmendoza27 macrumors 6502

    Oct 18, 2007
  3. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

    Apr 29, 2005
    I beleive thats not Dual Monitor, that just looks like the user is using 8 spaces on a widescreen display
  4. hpr macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2007
    no, thats 2 monitors using spaces. basically, from what i have seen each space is both monitors since that is your 'current view' and when you change spaces both monitors change to the new spaces 'view'
  5. ebel3003 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2007
    "The Google"
  6. smashingnick macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
    I'm using spaces on dual monitors right now...... both monitors are contained within each space.... i dont see any way to separate them like you are describing.
  7. supersize macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2004
    This is my only gripe about leopard (so far) I have a 24" monitor and a 19" monitor and when I go in to spaces it has two different sized desktops in each "space" and it makes it kind of hard to use. I would really like it if you could separate the windows or something.
  8. powerbook911 macrumors 68040


    Mar 15, 2005
    Yep same here. Or if for my situation, if I could just see my main display in spaces. I don't use my second display much.
  9. eyecool macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    Fort Worth, TX
    Did anyone figure out if you could have 2 different "active" spaces on 2 differnt monitors, simultaneously?

    I want to run space 1 on my main monitor and space 2 on my second monitor... being able to mouse across from space/monitor to space/monitor, but can't see how it can be done.
  10. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030


    Jan 10, 2007
    I think you make just two spaces: a top and a bottom one. For dual monitors, that should do what you want it to do (I think), :confused:
  11. Erwin-Br macrumors 6502a


    Feb 6, 2008
    The Netherlands
    Does this mean you can have 2 docks and menu's as well?

  12. Stephania macrumors newbie


    Nov 15, 2009
    Half Bradenton (FL), Half Padua (Italy)
    Dual (mirrored) monitor and Spaces

    Well, the topic is quite old, but if somebody reads this small reply and is willing to drop an answer, I'll be grateful.

    I intensively use spaces and now (thanks to the Kanex MDP-HDMI adapter) I connected my new MacBook Pro to my 40" Samsung HD LED TV.

    Working on the Samsung ScreenSheet is awesome... even if, and this is the problem, I can't switch among spaces using the mouse but only the keyboard.

    If I disconnect the Samsung, the mouse starts again to control the space switch.

    If I choose the dual (extended) monitor mode, I can switch among spaces using the mouse but (for the above, well explained reasons) is complicated and annoying.


    If someone knows a trick/workaround to avoid the keyboard use to switch spaces while in mirrored mode, I'll be happy to know it and share it....

    Stefania :eek:
  13. topmounter macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2009
    FEMA Region VIII
    Are you saying that the button on your mouse that triggers Spaces quits working when you attach an external monitor? What is a Samsung ScreenSheet?

    And definitely feel free to start a new post rather than necro-threading, it saves folks from rereading 2 year old posts that aren't germane to your question.

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