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    Connecting My MacBook to My TV (HDMI)?

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    Question Connecting My MacBook to My TV (HDMI)?
    Hello,

    I have just recently recieved the cables that are neccessary for connecting my Macbook with my TV via Mini DVI to HDMI. The problem is once I power on my Computer the TV only shows the background of the Desktop (no icons and definately no picture from my Hulu Desktop). Does anyone have any ideas? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Connecting My MacBook to My TV (HDMI)?
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    That is because you have got the settings to extend you desktop, if you want to mirror your desktop with icons etc then you need to change the settings in System Preferences > Displays

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    Connecting My MacBook to My TV (HDMI)?

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    ok thanks.. I will try it out when I get home.

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    Connecting My MacBook to My TV (HDMI)?
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    Connecting My MacBook to My TV (HDMI)?
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    Also if you just want to use the monitor as a display you can shut your MacBook and plug in a external mouse and keyboard. After its closed the MacBook will go to sleep, then you wake it up. If you are using a Bluetooth mouse/keyboard go into System Preferences > Bluetooth > Advanced > Allow Bluetooth devices to wake this computer. This will allow you to wake up your computer and put it into Clamshell mode. Hope this helped!
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