Very Simple Thunderbolt Display Question (new owner)

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Brooke00000, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. Brooke00000 macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011

    My beautiful Thunderbolt Display arrived yesterday for my Macbook Air, but it actually got here before the keyboard and mouse did. So right now I'm typing on my Air while using the Thunderbolt display. Is it normal that my Air screen is white/gray when I'm using the TD? And that my mouse can still travel to it? I assume this will be resolved when I am able to close the lid.

  2. Brooke00000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    Sorry, I just realized what the issue was there. But I guess there is no way to make the display monitor the only monitor? (i.e., the mouse would not go off the display to my Air?) Perhaps this is only available when I close the computer's lid.
  3. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Correct. When the lid is closed the computer will only recognize the external display. When the lid is open, it assumes you want to use the internal screen as well.

    Not sure why it would be white though. Should pop up by default with the standard desktop picture/wallpaper, though you can change it to whatever you want.
  4. Brooke00000 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011

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