Using a second screen (TV)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smuxyz, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. smuxyz macrumors newbie

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    When I use my macbook with a HDMI to my TV (I use a transformer for the HDMI to Thunderbolt) and I press full screen for the movie I'm watching I lose my bar at the top. I know it's due to the full screen mode. Is there any way I can seperate the two screens and still be able to use my laptop fully while I'm watching a movie?
     
  2. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    Are you mirroring the displays?

    Is this on the New Retina MBP?
     
  3. smuxyz, Jun 15, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012

    smuxyz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I might be mirroring. I will check it out.


    No, the MBP is primo 2011

    EDIT: I'm not dublicating/mirrioring according to my settings
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Is the Menubar on the TV when you are not full screen? If so just swap the screens over in System Preferences>Displays.
     
  5. smuxyz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I can't see it.

    My tv (2nd screen) is set to 1080p in settings and the MBP is at its max. I don't think the bar is there on the tv but is it just because I have a different resolution?
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Well is it on your Mac's screen?
     

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