TECH Using external monitors

ok_computer

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Jan 24, 2005
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Edmonton, AB, Canada
He, I just bought a 26inch monitor to use for my photo editing, and I have a couple questions:

1- How can I use the 26in as my primary screen? Only way I can see to do this is to mirror the screens, and when I do that it sticks my 26in at 1440x900 like my MBP screen

2- Are there any programs I should be using to make this smoother/easier/more intuitive? I know when using dual monitors on my PC I had a program controlling it rather than my PC, but I trust mac must have something similar built in to OSX
 

Deepsix

Active Member
Jan 22, 2004
19,524
Canada
you can run it closed lid too. just plug it all in, close the lid and wake it up with a bluetooth mouse or usb peripheral. this might need to be enabled though, i dont know where to find that option.

i dont know of any programs that will aid in having an external monitor, but ive used ultramon for pc and havent found a need to find something similar to mac. you can set the positions of the displays and have separate wallpapers for each monitor, so i dont know what else you could want.
 

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