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How to insure external display is set as main display
Authored by: Twist on Aug 10, '06 10:22:09AM

I have been using an external display as the main display of my iBook for almost two years now and I have never had an issue with it reverting to using the LCD as the main screen. Even after replacing the hard drive and installing a new OS from scratch it continued to use the external display as the main one. Perhaps if you do an open firmware reset or zap the PRAM it might revert to using the LCD as the main display though.



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How to insure external display is set as main display
Authored by: gklinger on Aug 10, '06 10:52:10AM

How did you get the external display to be the main display in the first place?



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How to insure external display is set as main display
Authored by: chris_on_hints on Aug 10, '06 10:56:57AM

in system preferences, under 'Display' you get an extra set of options when you have multiple monitors (in 'desktop spanning/extend' mode, not mirror).

you can drag around two blue squares which represent each monitor, so you can tell the computer where the monitors are in relation to each other. The little white bar represents the one which is the main screen with the menu. Drag that to the other screen.



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How to insure external display is set as main display
Authored by: Mr. H on Aug 10, '06 01:37:49PM

Unless you have applied "The Hack", an iBook can only do mirroring anyway, so there is no risk of the external display being a secondary monitor.



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