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Tw33k 10-05-2009 06:29 PM

2 Monitors Hooked Up - How to make the external monitor the main?
 
So I have my extra 20" Monitor hooked up to my Macbook pro and I'm running 2 screens. I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to make the extra monitor the main one?

As in, when I full screen say a movie or a game, it full screens on the 15" stock monitor, and blanks out the larger one. Is there anyway I can make it so it full screens on the larger monitor?

Thanks a lot.

bobtomay 10-05-2009 06:35 PM

You can make the external the primary monitor in Displays preferences - I forget which tab - probably Appearance - anyway, where you have the pic of the two monitors, drag the white bar at the top of one to the other - that represents the menu bar.

clayneal 10-05-2009 06:55 PM

Sorry no. Full screen will always blank the second screen.

bobtomay 10-05-2009 07:06 PM

While true, changing which screen is the primary, will cause the MBP to be the one to black out.

The other option is to put a check in 'Mirror displays' on the Appearance tab.

clayneal 10-05-2009 07:13 PM

Well crap I read it wrong ! Thanx again bobtomay for cleaning up my mess.

bobtomay 10-05-2009 07:39 PM

lol - I do it often enough for the both of us


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