New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Mac Pro - Mirroring at Different Resolutions

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools
sick bou

Member Since: Jul 01, 2007
Posts: 2
sick bou is on a distinguished road

sick bou is offline
Hey All,

Does anyone know if it is possible to mirror your desktop at two different resolutions?

I understand you can have two different resolutions when using extended desktop, but when I attempt to mirror on my 20" cinema and my 27 hdtv, the hdtv runs at 800x600, but if I try and run the cinema at 1600x1050, I get underscan, or black borders around the viewable.

Basically I want to be able to use my desktop simotamisouly at native resolutions on both my cinema and my tv. Meaning I would like run 800x600 on my hdtv and 1600x1050 at the same time. The reason be is I would be using my hdtv to show edited projects and dailies, but then if need be, run into my office and go back to work, with little or no changing to the system.

From my testing, I am beginning to wonder if the only way this will work is throwing in a second simple video card, since I get the feeling the video card in there currently is not capable of displaying the same thing at seperate or different resolutions.

Any thoughts would gladly appreciated!
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Sep 30, 2004
Posts: 3,378
mynameis is just really nicemynameis is just really nicemynameis is just really nicemynameis is just really nice

mynameis is offline
It isn't a problem with your video card, there is simply no way to do that.
QUOTE Thanks

dekan's Avatar
Member Since: Mar 16, 2007
Posts: 756
dekan is a jewel in the roughdekan is a jewel in the rough

dekan is offline
Originally Posted by mynameis View Post
It isn't a problem with your video card, there is simply no way to do that.
good answer. I think it also wouldn't be mirroring, if it would show stuff different...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Moving to the USA | Temps with iStat Pro »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Problem with mirroring Mac's Hard Drive for Hard Drive Upgrade RickR Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 01-19-2014 05:19 PM
Mirroring Desktop at Different Resolutions sick bou OS X - Operating System 0 07-01-2007 08:49 PM
Turn off display while mirroring two displays? Tdcdodger iPod Hardware and Accessories 2 07-30-2006 07:51 AM
Intel Mac Mini and Widescreen Resolutions chuckalicious Apple Desktops 2 06-05-2006 02:33 PM
detecting screen resolutions Radish Other Hardware and Peripherals 1 10-21-2003 06:12 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?