Switching from macbook display to external?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maximus06, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. maximus06 macrumors regular

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    I can't figure this out, i have an external display connected but it only shows the windows that i drag into it from my macbook display.

    I want my external to be my "main" display with the dock etc. - on most laptops there is a shortcut key to switch. Can anyone help me?
     
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Go into System Preferences > Displays > Arrangement and then drag the white menu bar to the other screen. It's so simple I missed it myself.
     
  3. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Edit: nvm that works perfectly...dumb me. Is there a way I can close the lid of the macbook without it going into sleep?
     
  4. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    There was a program called InsomniaX for Tiger but I don't know if it works in Leopard. Or you can plug in a keyboard and mouse and it won't go to sleep and keep the external monitor up.
     
  5. maximus06 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any way to disable the macbook screen...because it shows an annoying red border around it, and part of that border shows up on my external screen.
     

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