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It sounds like you have it working. The TV will be a 2nd monitor. Drag a window to the left, right, up and down in the main screen until you see it on the TV.
Does that make sense?
hang on a sec, Jason
Were you able to get that working? If not, may I remote in and set that up?
walk me through it please
i am stupid about macs
i am typing on this very mac right now
but i am far from the TV
250 km from the TV
but i will try to buy a second TV today, so I beter know how the hell to test it
these are for giving lectures and showing stuff to visitors
so, i have the mac here
what do you want me to do with a window?
The tv is set up as a 2nd monitor. You can think of the 2nd monitor as a logical monitor to the left or right of your main screen. When you drag something to the far left or far right, it will appear on the 2nd monitor.
The window, will need to be dragged onto the '2nd monitor' which is the tv.
The TV will be a 2nd monitor. Drag a window to the left, right, up and down in the main screen until you see it on the TV.
let me read
That is exactly correct.
so i needed to drag something far right or far left on my mac screen?
in order for it to appear on the TV screen?
that had the starry night/
When you do that, it will appear on the tv.
i had no idea
Yes, that is how it works.
the last time i plugged the laptop into a big TV, my laptop screen appeared just as it looked
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how come it did not appear last time?
there are TV's A, B, C
on A it worked fine
on B i had starry night
C I will test today
and have not tested yet
you are saying that on B i should simply drag something to the far edge and it should appear?
far edge of mac screen?
and then will appear on the TV?
how far do i have to drag it and why did it not need that on A
on TV A
this question must come up all the time
Just a few inches past the left or right margin
you must have heard it 1000 times
Yes it does
I have heard it a few thousand times :)
And I am super happy to help each time.
just a few inches past the left or right margin
can you possibly show me ?
can you show me a short video on this? there must be videos on youtube about this problem
as there is everythign there
but this was mission critical and i did not have time to screw around
rooting around on YT
show me the link for the best YT video that shows this
i can also go and look at YT while we are typing here
There is nothing really that needs to be done. You drag the window to the far left or far right. That is all.
so even this window of you and me typing
i just drag this to the edge
Yes, and passed the edge.
and it would appear on the TV?
i end up with all but the last one half inch being OFF the obvious screen
so you are saying that all our chat would be on the TV screen if I did that?
that was easy
in that case
Continue dragging it to the location you wish to have it.
i wonder why TV A did not require that
does it vary from TV to TV?
It may have been setup to clone and not extend.
and who "sets up" what?
In that case, what you see on the mac screen would be duplicated on the tv.
the TV comes set up either to clone or to extend?
and TV comes from the factory set to one or the other?
is that it?
That particular value is set on the Mac.
You can set it as clone or extended.
and so this is so that you can have stupid stuff on your mac screen and fool on your mac screen and not have your
fooling around appear to your audience?
is that the idea?
where do I find that setting?
Often times, people like having two monitors for that reason and others.
as I did not touch anything that I am aware of, but on A it worked and on B it did not
on B i had starry night, which is a mac screen
It is random at times.
i am sure you are right, but i want to know how i change the
from extend to clone
where is that setting
now things are becoming clearer
where do i go to choose extend or clone?
On the Mac, click the Apple icon on the top left > System Preferences > Displays
You can set it there.
let me look quickly
we are almost done
On that window, click the Arrangement tab and put a check in the "Mirror Displays" checkbox.
That will be all you need to do.
i was lookingat displays but now i see this new stuff from you
hang oni found
hang on a moment
is there an easy way for me to show you what's on my screen?
I can remote in if you wish.
as it get all sorts of info about monitors but i don't see that mirror hting
sure, remote in
i don't know how you do that, but i am sure you do
AFTER YOU CLICK THE LINK BELOW, you can continue.
Please, click the following link and allow the remote app to run: http://126.96.36.199:8040/?Session=60e224c3-18e1-4e27-a893-59e0ba8c7fbb&SUPPORT=NET Then on that page click the big green button on the bottom of the page that says, "I agree, Run RemoteDesktop".
Please, click the following link and allow the remote app to run: http://188.8.131.52:8040/?Session=60e224c3-18e1-4e27-a893-59e0ba8c7fbb&SUPPORT=NET
i went to hardware displays...
and chose monitors
and saw nothing about mirrors or clone or
That is is not correct.
Do you see an extend?
where am i supposed to go
That will star the remote.
so we are done now, Jason
thanks so much
You are super welcome.
are you disconnected from my laptop now?
Thank you again for your time.
I am almost disconnected.
what part of the world are you in?
that's my last question...
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