Dual Monitors For Mac

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Whether you’re a professional designer or simply looking to improve productivity while working, utilizing multiple displays is a great way to add needed screen space to your workstation—especially when making the switch from a desktop computer to a MacBook. Yet creating the ideal dual-monitor setup for your laptop can be a tricky task. Check out these essential tips for connecting your MacBook to dual displays.

First: Identify the type of monitor you will be using.

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Apple Cinema and Apple Thunderbolt Display monitors are the easiest to connect, as MacBooks come build-in with ports that are compatible with any Apple monitor. All you’ll need to do is connect the Mini DisplayPort or Thunderbolt cable attached to the display directly to your MacBook Pro.

If you have a monitor made by a company other than Apple, don’t worry! MacBooks do have the ability to connect to monitors that aren’t made by Apple—it just takes an additional step. You’ll need a cable adaptor that allows connection between the Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt ports on the MacBook and the connections on your monitor. You will need one cable or adapter per monitor.

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Second: Determine if you need an adaptor to connect your display.

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Non-Apple display connections can be HDMI, DVI, or VGA.

Many non-Apple monitors have HDMI connections, which you can plug directly into the HDMI port on your MacBook Pro.

If you would like to connect multiple displays, or if your monitor does not have an HDMI connection, you will need to purchase the correct adaptor to allow utilization of the Thunderbolt or MiniDisplay Port on your MacBook. You can purchase adaptors compatible with HDMI, DVI, and VGA.

We recommend purchasing these cables and adapters from the Apple store, but you can also purchase them from a third party location such as Henge Docks, Best Buy or Amazon.

Finally: Get connected.

Now that you’ve purchased adapters, you’re ready to plug everything in and get started. All you need to do is connect the cables to the corresponding ports on the MacBook and the monitor, and you’re ready to go!

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Once you’ve completed all of the connections, you can now use your setup to its fullest potential. You may want to adjust the display configuration—here is a useful page from Apple support that will teach you how to do so. With a few taps of the keyboard or a click of the mouse, your setup will come to life and you can quickly get to work.

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You can save yourself the time and hassle of constantly plugging and unplugging extra devices in and out of your MacBook by utilizing a docking station from Henge Docks. Docks streamline the process of going from desktop to mobile mode while adding connectivity and power to your laptop. You can find out which dock is compatible with your MacBook on our website here. Also, find out how to have a dual monitor wallpaper here.


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Just did that yesterday - just to see if it would work. I had previously, a few days ago, installed, booted into and used Windows XP with a single monitor - a 22 inch lcd. The second monitor is 19 inches, and I tested that dual monitor set up yesterday.
The second monitor did not work when I first booted up in Windows, although it was working fine in the Mac OS. Booted in XP, I had to go to Control Panels / Add New Hardware and go through the 'wizard' song and dance. That did not work the first time. I rebooted and tried it again, and both monitors are now operational. The default resolution is 800 x 600 (or something like that), so setting the correct resolutions was the next step.
Both monitors are working fine now in both environments.

Dual Monitors For Macbook

Jul 20, 2009 1:33 PM