I tried setting up the speakers by creating an aggregate device in audio-midia setup - but I have had no luck in getting the sound to come out of both displays. I wear a lot of hats. To do so click the Apple icon in the upper left corner. It should be possible, theoretically. Not every Mac supports multiple monitors.
As you can see here each square is one of your displays and the little rectangle at the top identifies which is your main monitor. Working with multiple monitors gives you more visual real estate. You could manually type the appropriate commands in Open Firmware at startup, but the sight of Open Firmware — which looks a lot like Terminal — is scary for many users. You would be able to get up to the 3 monitor config you are seeking. You don't have to use the same connection that you use for your first monitor on your second monitor.
Check your computer's video output ports. Apple posted a list of iMacs and the respective cable requirement for each. Your donation here helps to pay our bandwidth costs, emergency funding, and other general costs that crop up from time to time. So, then, how do you explain the photo below? This is more or less confirmed on. I came armed with photos to the Apple Store and spoke with two reps. If you can live with it so can I. If that were the case, I would configure my monitors arrangement screen like this: My larger monitor would still have the menu bar and icons in the same place, but the smaller monitor, physically located to the right of my larger monitor, would now have the dock on the bottom of its screen.
The video card I'm using for this demonstration is the Radeon 7000. Hopefully El Capitan should fix this. If your work area or desk has your main monitor on your left and your secondary monitor on your right, then you can not only position the smaller blue square the secondary monitor to the right of the main monitor on this screen, but also match the height of the monitor. Your MacBook will then see the iMac as nothing more than another monitor, and you can use it as you see fit. Laptops which have one video output port can usually support multiple monitors. This is the setup I am currently using.
I'd prefer it more like another desktop in Spaces. Both displays are running at 60Hz. This single monitor is not enough. This goes for different outputs as well e. Top, bottom, right, left - it doesn't matter. But i don't have the money for it.
Both screens will go black for a brief moment. In this same settings pane, you can drag the white bar that represents the menu bar to the screen you want to set as primary. I don't think this is possible. Just they are really expensive and I'm getting a camera for the price of a good mac pro. As just mentioned, the menu bar and dock is only present on one display technically the menu bar is present on the secondary display, but its transparency is nearly see-through , making it the primary screen.
Did you know you can use it as a second monitor for a MacBook? Not all iMacs have 2 thunderbolt ports, however. Those are the things that come to mind. The Mac mini doesn't allow you to connect a second monitor, and the older iBook G4 only allows you to mirror displays more on this in a minute. Most Macs will work fine with multiple monitors. What monitors do you recommend? Mirroring isn't useful to me. This is what appears on the main monitor. Here's an overhead shot of both cards with the top card moved up a bit.
We'll talk performance upgrades for old and new models , hardware hacks, and workflow tips. Magic Mouse The Apple Magic Mouse is a great wireless mouse to go along with your setup. I hope this is helpful for you. My dream is to become a film director but for now i just do little skits and im planning when i get the camera to make some short films. Virtually all modern computers' motherboards support multiple monitors, but older machines may not.
Arranging the displays Once you've acquired all the necessary parts, set up your monitor, power it on and plug it into your Mac's Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort. Aside from describing the difficulties I had being already 2 years ago and the tech was new, I will simply go over what I chose as my solution in the most optimized way - back in early-mid 2010. You can see the iMac Mini DisplayPort in this photo: Image courtesy of , with a few words rearranged, and the red dot above the iMac monitor Mini Display port added by me to make it more apparent. This photograph shows a top-down view of my Mac. I am tech support to both. After the startup sequence completes, the following appears: You can see that the background image appears on both monitors.
If you move icons from your main monitor to your secondary and then disconnect the secondary monitor, those icons may disappear. However, in case I may have missed this mentioned as a solution already to your question, my solution for specific setup has been working great for many years for me. There should not be any additional software that you would need to install to make this work. . Plug in and power up the second monitor.