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Help with dual monitors. PLEASE HELP


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I recently added a second monitor to my iMac. My question(s) is.

Is there a way to extent the desktop on the addition monitor? When I say extend the desktop I mean to place folders, icons, files ...ect. I have a simular setup at my work where I can have icon and files and folders on all 3 of my screen. The only difference is that it's a PC and it was setup this prior to me being hired.

I would also likde to add that I am a long time user of Mac and this is the first time I have added a second monitor to my system.

if anyone has any help or advise on this, I would greatly appreciate it.
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Yes. You should be able to extend the desktop (as opposed to mirror it) in the Display applet under System Preferences.

Tweaking your dual monitor display settings - Setting up Dual Monitors on your Mac - butterscotch

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I have done that through the System Preferences, and have watched that video as well. I don't know what I am doing wrong. This is frustrating for me.

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