TV connected by HDMI to MacBook Pro but borders are hidden

fgduthie

macrumors member
Original poster
Jan 21, 2015
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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
 

Mik3F

macrumors 6502
Feb 3, 2011
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Have you adjusted the overscan setting in display preferences.

I had the same issue and this resolved it
 

christarp

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Oct 29, 2013
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Yep, go to your TV settings menu and look for the overscan option, then disable it.
 

MagicBoy

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May 28, 2006
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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.