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Enable dual displays on iBooks running 10.5 and 10.6 Laptop Macs
The iBook G4 (and various other iBooks) do not support "spanning" dual displays (I believe Apple calls this feature "extended desktop") with Leopard or Snow Leopard. Evidence of this is the missing Arrangement tab in the Display System Preferences panel.

The Tiger version of Spanning Screen Doctor does, indeed, work correctly on an iBook G4 running 10.5.4. After rebooting, the Arrangement tab will now appear in the Display pane.

Hopefully this saves some iBook users some time and effort in resolving this issue.

[robg adds: We covered this app many years ago, but I thought it was worth an update for both newer hardware and newer OS versions.]
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I thought PowerPC wasn't supported in 10.6! :-)
Authored by: gabester on Sep 08, '09 07:36:37AM

Did I miss the hint about getting 10.6 to run on iBooks and other PowerPC Macs? :-) g=



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Enable dual displays on iBooks running 10.5 and 10.6
Authored by: gm80 on Sep 08, '09 07:58:03AM

iBooks running 10.6?



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Enable dual displays on iBooks running 10.5 and 10.6
Authored by: clmason on Sep 08, '09 08:43:39AM


Yes, forget about the extended desktop, I want to know more about this breakthrough installing 10.6 on an iBook! :)



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Enable dual displays on iBooks running 10.5 and 10.6
Authored by: poenn on Sep 08, '09 08:48:48AM

Yeah, explain to me how to run 10.6 on my Tangerine iBook G3/300. I need to know! Oh, and what about my Cube...?



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Enable dual displays on iBooks running 10.5 and 10.6
Authored by: clmason on Sep 08, '09 08:50:15AM


Well, you can't even run Leopard on a G3. :) Although initially Leopard was intended to support the G3 and there were builds for it. Then they dropped it. :(



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Um, there's a hidden hint here?
Authored by: cycomachead on Sep 08, '09 05:33:35PM

iBooks can't run 10.6. Oh, I've got an old one to use....hmmm.



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