Hooking my 22" to my MBP

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  1. Gli

    Gli i can has fast duck?

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    Since when was hooking up a monitor a chore? :eek3:

    Have it all hooked up, I get picture and all that...I chose to mirror the two screens. Set the resolution to 1680x1050 like it should be, but it still doesn't look as good as my MBP's screen. The colors are way off and it doesn't seem as crisp.

    1680x1050 on a 22"
    1440x900 on a 15"

    Did I just get overly cocky about how good the MBP screen looks or is my shit not done right?

    I hope that made sense...:hsugh:
     
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    if you're mirroring the screens then they are both displaying the same resolution... one of them is going to be displaying at non-native resolution and look like shit. try extending your desktop (i.e. dual monitor mode) instead of mirroring and see what that does for you.

    also, what's the make / model of your 22" screen?
     
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    It's an Acer AL2216W...
     
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    Yahtzee.

    K now I have them extended. 22" on the left, 15" on the right. Anyway I could just have it ALL show on the 22" and not on the 15? It's kinda stupid cause I have to open programs on the 15" and I cant use the dock or anything unless I use the MBP...hmm
     
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    in Sys prefs > Displays > Arrangement you will see the two screens and how they're iaid out. in that drawing, just drag the menu bar to the 22" monitor to make it your main screen. then you can use the MBP as an alt screen. The nicest thing about this is that when you disconnect your monitor from the MBP (assuming it's a DVI monitor), all your windows and the menubar will snap back to your MBP screen as if they were there all along :cool:
     
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    ...or don't close the lid and have dual monitors.

    multiple monitors ftw. biggest productivity enhancer ever.
     
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