New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Operating System General OS operation information and support

OS 10.5 - Display Arrangement Memory?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
pinnacle_ls

 
Member Since: Sep 22, 2009
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 2
pinnacle_ls is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: 15" MacBook Pro

pinnacle_ls is offline
I just got a MacBook Pro 15". Been in the windows world for some time so I'm a nube to Macs.

I connect an external monitor but each time I do I have to reset the display resolution and arrangement of the monitors. Is there anyway to have it remember the size and position of the external monitor so that I don't have to reset it everytime? Doesn't seem to be any other options available.
QUOTE Thanks
Collin Bl

 
Collin Bl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2009
Location: Napier NZ
Posts: 3,283
Collin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S

Collin Bl is offline
Run a 20 Philips off mine and whenever i get back to office i connect Philips and hit start and it is all set to as before including menu bar/Dock being on the 20. Shut down and disconnect and MBP boots as normal. Only variation when back on the 20 is some App windows that have been open on the MBP are a bit smaller and have to be pulled to bottom of 20 screen. Perhaps going into Sys Prefs/Display/Arrangement will sort it for u.
QUOTE Thanks
ZorroAMG

 
ZorroAMG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 522
ZorroAMG is a jewel in the roughZorroAMG is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: | '09 24" iMac 3.06 8GB | '09 iPhone 3GS 32GB | '09 ATV 1.16TB | '07 23" ACD | '06 15" MBP |

ZorroAMG is offline
Hmm...strange. I used to connect my MBP ('06 first edition) to my 23" cinema display all the time and it recognized it instantly.

Seems odd.

QUOTE Thanks
technologist

 
Member Since: Mar 30, 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 4,744
technologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond reputetechnologist has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)

technologist is offline
This sometimes happens when you use a chain of adaptors (eg. you have a DisplayPort MacBook and a HDMI monitor, so your setup ends up as
MacBook > DisplayPort -DVI adaptor > DVI-HDMI adaptor > monitor)

In this case, things are just too confused for the Mac to recognize that the monitor is the same one that you had plugged in yesterday, and can't match up the settings. The only way to deal with that is to try a different monitor with different connectors.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Netinfo - directing a domain to PC server on localnetwork rather than live domain | Unable to do any software updates »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Memory allocation fails skvikas OS X - Development and Darwin 1 11-07-2008 10:57 PM
Re: iPhone 3G with a defective display? Mini-Mac iPhone Hardware and Accessories 0 11-05-2008 10:18 AM
Will I see an improvement upgrading to 4gb of RAM over 2gb miketrue Apple Notebooks 9 08-22-2008 07:55 AM
TiBook 15inch DVI Powerbook display dead nhi336 Apple Notebooks 0 03-19-2007 09:43 PM
Need Help with Memory problem JavaJunky Apple Notebooks 8 03-12-2005 03:11 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?