Two displays

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DonkeyTron, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. DonkeyTron macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2006
    One time my dad hooked up two PC monitors up to his pc so then the mouse would jump from one monitor to the other. Is there a way i can do this with an old PC monitor and an IMac using the VGA connector. I have it kinda working except all the happened is now i have the same image on both screens, no mouse jumping. This would really help with my movie editing.

    Thanx for any help given:)
  2. quigleybc macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2005
    Beautiful Vancouver British Columbia, Canada
    try going to display preferances and turn "off mirroring" and mess with the display set up options.
  3. w_parietti22 macrumors 68020

    Apr 16, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    You have to go to "arangment" first though. If you have an iMac G5 you will need a hack to do this... if you have an intel iMac there is no need for it.
  4. Obsidian6 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2006
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    depending on your iMac as stated above, you may need this program, it is called screen spanning doctor.

    the older iMacs had it written in their software that they wouldn't allow screen spanning, only mirroring ( which you are experiencing )

    and yes, having dual displays is incredibly useful ;)

    good luck!

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