Switching display with software

Discussion in 'iMac' started by elpee, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. elpee macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all,

    Is there a way to switch between imac screen and the external monitor I hooked up? I imagined a tool resides on the menu bar that lets you quickly enable 2 screens and back to one will be handy.

    Wondering if such tool exists? Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    You mean re-creating the effect of plugging in and pulling the display adapter from the iMac?

    Can you give a more specific description?

    You can move the Menu Bar from the iMac's display to the external display via System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement.
     
  3. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    I think he wants only 1 display, the external, and for the iMac display to be off.
     
  4. elpee thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup, exactly, and if possible to also have the option of only using the imac screen while the external is still plugged in but switched off.
     
  5. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Well the second part is easy. If you turn the external off then your iMac will pretend there is no external at all.
     

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