What happens if I open a game,

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Yumunum, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. Yumunum macrumors 65816

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    while my MacBook Air is connected to my TV? I don't have the necessary chords yet (JUST bought my new HDTV tonight) to test this, so I tried Google but I couldn't find my answer.

    Will the other screen go black, or will it still be usable while the game runs on the other screen? I know that "fullscreen" apps for Lion make the other screen go dark, but I don't know about your average game. In my case, mostly Garry's Mod and Just Cause 2.

    And if the other screen is still usable, how would I choose WHICH screen had the game on it? Obviously I'd want it on the TV. Thanks in advance! I'm a noob when it comes to running dual monitors
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It'll appear on the screen you designate as the primary and the other screen will probably black out.
     
  3. Yumunum thread starter macrumors 65816

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    "probably"? Thanks for the input, but hopefully someone here knows for sure?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Out of curiosity, why does this even matter?
     
  5. Yumunum thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Gaming, viewing a website at the same time (for example, game guides), and... well... I can think of a lot of nice multitasking-like-things I could be doing!
     
  6. Capt T macrumors 6502a

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    It will depend on the game.

    If it only runs full screen it will black out the other screen. If it runs in a window then you can see the other screen but may need to pause to get the mouse outside of the window or over to the other screen.
     

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