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OS 10.5 - Using a macbook as a second screen


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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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Did you try searching the forums for your solution?
Yep, lots.
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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.

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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

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