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    Feb 09, 2011
    Macbook pro as a second monitor?
    Hi Guys,
    I have a macbook pro and a notebook (windows XP). can I use the macbook as a second monitor and vice versa. Which are the solutions?


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    There are no video input ports on any notebook that I have ever seen.
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    Feb 09, 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    There are no video input ports on any notebook that I have ever seen.
    I know. but I need a software solution. something like ScreenRecycler between two mac.

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    Of all the things, I've never even heard of such an application....
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    As "tausen" already mentioned...there is a application called "Screen Recycler":


    ...which via software allows you to use a second Macintosh as a second monitor. I have personally not use this application...I have heard that screen redraws with some computers can be a little slow.

    Another link explaining how it works:

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