TV connected by HDMI to MacBook Pro but borders are hidden

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fgduthie, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. fgduthie macrumors member


    Jan 21, 2015
    Hi there,

    I have my MacBook Pro connected to a TV as a second monitor via HDMI but yet the top bar of my computer (with the apple button, date, time, battery power etc) is hidden behind the border. Is there anyway to resize the monitor on the Mac? Incase I'm doing something really stupid?

    Cheers folks
  2. Mik3F macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2011
    Have you adjusted the overscan setting in display preferences.

    I had the same issue and this resolved it
  3. christarp macrumors 6502


    Oct 29, 2013
    Yep, go to your TV settings menu and look for the overscan option, then disable it.
  4. fgduthie thread starter macrumors member


    Jan 21, 2015
    Brilliant, cheers folks. I shall try that tonight
  5. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Alternatively disable the overscan setting in your TV if the option is available, you'll get better quality than adjusting display preferences options only.

    Not all TVs have the settings - you'll have to check the book of words.

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