using external display as main display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by cinek, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. cinek macrumors 6502

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    I connected my macbook pro to a dell u2711 and want to use it as a main monitor, how can I do that? it works as an extended monitor, when my macbook is on
     
  2. zwodubber macrumors 6502a

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    system preferences --> displays --> detect

    Arrange displays as you want them, then move the menu bar to your external
     
  3. cinek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    is it possible to use the external monitor as a main monitor on its own?
     
  4. matwue macrumors member

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  5. cinek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks, I was trying that but didn't have the laptop plugged in to the charger :)
     
  6. matwue macrumors member

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    No problem! The same thing with the plugging-in happened to me as well, I was cursing... should have read the article a bit more thorough. :D
     
  7. cinek thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah :) I had it working few hours ago, but the macbook was plugged in - didn't think it would make a difference
     

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