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  1. #1

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    Jan 02, 2008
    External display - screensaver only on MacBook screen?
    Lets say I want to just use the external monitor for awhile and want to "power off" the MacBook screen via screensaver or just plain turn it off. Is this possible? Screensaver kicks in, both monitors go off right now.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Raz0rEdge's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2009
    27" i7 iMac, 15" Macbook Pro TB, 13" Macbook Air, iPhone 6S, iPod Nano 7th Gen
    Not too savvy on the Mac-specific dual screen functionality, but on other notebooks, an external display is an extension of the notebook's screen, so turning one off will turn the other off as well..I don't imagine it working any different on the Macbook..


  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 02, 2008
    I set the external monitor as the main by moving the menu bar to the external via preferences and set the background image of the MacBook screen to completely black. Screen isn't off, but at least it's at minimal usage.

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    See the following Apple KB article: LINK


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