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I have a MacBook Pro with a mini display port. I would like to hook up two monitors via DVI, but I'm not exactly sure what I'm going to need in order to do this. I think I need a DVI splitter with one input and two outpts. Is this correct? Should I get something like a KVM switch or will a cable with an in and two outs work?

Also, after I get everything set up and my Mac is running, I want to be able to shut the screen on the laptop but still be able to do work without my Mac going to sleep. Is it possible to do this? I would want the dock to show up on one of the monitors.

Thank you in advance for your help.
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This should do the trick. You might give them a call to check it out. They are pretty helpful.

The other alternative is to use a device that plugs into the USB port. One monitor connects through the display port as usual. The second screen connects to the USB device. Here's a review of one of them. There are others which may be better and not have the same limitations. I have not looked at this issue in a while.

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