Weird problem when I hook up my Imac to my TV ..any help appreciated

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mcatt66, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. mcatt66 macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2007
    so i hooked up my 17 inch imac using the following:

    mini dvi to dvi adapter. . to a dvi to hdmi directly to the TV .. the TV recognized my computer but it is just a pic of a wallpaper (not even my wallpaper the original that comes with the mac the purple and blue one) .. has anyone had this problem . . none of my icons show up and non of my actions translate to the TV?
  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    Your icons shouldn't be on the TV. Does your mouse go over to the TV? Check the Displays settings in System Preferences. If you have dual monitors hooked up there should be an arrangement tab like in the picture below. And the "blue and purple one" means the Aurora wallpaper, right?

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  3. mcatt66 thread starter macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2007
    yeah ur right. . i think i figured out. . i have it on the mode where if I want something on the TV i just have to drag it over there . .so I open a movie on my mac then drag it to the right of my screen and it goes on the TV. .now if I click mirror dispalys it shows all my actions .. yes aurora.. thanks for the help. . much appreciated!!!!

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