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    Using a macbook as a second screen
    Hi,

    I'd like to use my Macbook Pro as a second screen to my Mac Pro. I'm wondering if this is possible by using the network and effectively screensharing the "external monitor".

    That is, can I set up a virtual external monitor (since there isn't really one attached) and then view and control that screen using the network on the MacPro?

    That would be handly...;

    Thanks,

    Tim

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    Did you try searching the forums for your solution?

    Look here and notice "where" it was posted, too.

    Hope that helps point you in the right direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Did you try searching the forums for your solution?
    Yep, lots.
    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Look here and notice "where" it was posted, too.
    Thanks for the link, but that isn't what I'm looking for.

    I realise that the MacBook doesn't have a screen input connector.

    Instead, I'm looking for a software solution to the problem that uses screen sharing technology. Hence I'm not asking in the hardware forum.

    Regards,

    Tim

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    Well - assuming you are using 10.5, have you considered enabling screen sharing within OSX?

    this might be helpful:

    Add more power to 10.5's screen sharing | Utilities | Mac OS X Hints | Macworld
    My Macs: Late 2013 rMBP w/ 750m, 16Gig ram; 2013 Mac Pro 6 core w/ D700, 16Gig Ram; Mac mini G4, 1.25 GHz, 512m ram (server); Late 2011 11" MBA, 1.8GHz i7, 4Gig Ram, 256Gig SSD, HD3000; Powerbook 12" G4 1.33GHz running Linux; Apple TV (1080p version)

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