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External monitor problem and hack
Authored by: neosputnik on Jul 29, '04 03:11:59PM

I have a 15 inch Titanium Powerbook and have experienced a variant of this problem.

At work I have an external monitor connected to my PowerBook. At home, I use the laptop without an external monitor. When I took my system home and woke it from sleep, the screen recognized the fact that there was no external monitor, but all of the applications with windows formerly on the external monitor became "ghosts". I could see them in Expose, but I couldn't make them visible on the main screen. The "ghost" of the external monitor continued to appear in the display menu, and Detect Displays did nothing...

I'll try the sleep 4 command and see if that hack works for me as well... but it woud be great to understand how to make this work right.

Great hint, by the way!

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