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MacBook Pro - Connect it to another monitor?


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Hi,

I'm trying to connect my macbook pro 15" to another computer monitor (touch), it works perfectly but my macbook resolution becomes strange with lots of unfocus even when i put the right resolution, this only happens when i have the other monitor connect.

I need to use the function "multiple monitors" and i'd like to know how can i have both monitors connect this way of "multiple monitors" but with the macbook looking great, even if the other monitor don't look good

thanks people!
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Hi,

I'm trying to connect my macbook pro 15" to another computer monitor (touch), it works perfectly but my macbook resolution becomes strange with lots of unfocus even when i put the right resolution, this only happens when i have the other monitor connect.
Most LCD monitors have a "native" resolution...which basically means the optimum resolution for picture quality. When you change or deviate from that resolution, the monitor has to make adjustments to make things work...and this causes a decrease in picture quality.

If you can, keep your laptops display at it's native resolution for best picture quality.

Give this a read...if you're interested further:

Native resolution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Thanks!

And the lcd monitor really needs to have that resolution?

I just wanted to have my mac with 100% resolution and the monitor with poor resolution but working.

Where can i adjust this?
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Where can i adjust this?
 > System Preferences > Displays. A box should show up on both screens, letting you change the resolution for each monitor.

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van beat me...

There will be two windows open - one for your Mac and one for the external display.

Set each one of them to the native display of the corresponding monitor.

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it worked!

thanks for the great answer
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