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    External Monitor problems

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    External Monitor problems
    I am having a slight annoyance with my monitor (TV) at the moment.

    When I turn my MB Pro on, I have a few programs that open up straight away and I have certain places I would like them to be. This works fine when I turn it on if it is plugged into the monitor, but when I put it to sleep, or watch tv on the monitor, or play Xbox on it, everything gets jumbled up when I start using it as an external monitor again.

    So, my question is this; Am I able to effectively have a 'preset' for when I plug my monitor in?

    I don't know if this will effect anything, but the hardware I am using is a Macbook Pro, Samsung SyncMaster 2333, HDMI to HDMI with an HDMI to thunderbolt adaptor.

    Any advice/tips would be muchly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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    External Monitor problems

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    Any help would be very helpful people! I think I've posted this in the right area.

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    External Monitor problems
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    So, my question is this; Am I able to effectively have a 'preset' for when I plug my monitor in?
    I don't believe it's possible to do so since you're plugging and unplugging your monitor for various purposes. If the monitor were to be used as a permenant extension of the MBP you could designate it as the default and that would work. But since you're using it for watching TV and playing X-Box, that won't work.

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    External Monitor problems

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    Thank you very much for the reply! I appreciate it!

    I think I might have to purchase an external monitor. Any suggestions?

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    External Monitor problems
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    Any good external monitor will work. Of course much depends on what your budget is. My favorite external monitors are made by BenQ and Dell.

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