Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2012/02/02

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Subject: [Leica] Mark, your new NEC screen
From: john at (John McMaster)
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 20:29:29 +0000
References: <002e01cce165$5faa3b00$1efeb100$> <> <003e01cce1db$cbacab00$63060100$>, <>

My MacBook Pro runs across an external monitor as well as internal if I use 
it on-site. You would have to make the external monitor the main one so as 
to get the taskbar and dock move over to it, however I can see no reason to 
not want the laptop display as well as I have used multiple displays for 
well over a decade ;-)


We only have a Mac Pro desktop. The only Mac laptop I have is an ancient G4
so I don't know whether it supposes to work that way or not, but on Windows
laptops, you have the option of turning off the builtin screen and in fact,
that's the default behavior when you plug in an external monitor.

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 10:52 AM, John McMaster <john at>wrote:

> There is no name for it, just not Mirror.
> The screen can be left to auto turn off in System Preferences > Desktop and
> Screen Saver - I use Hot Corners to put my displays to sleep.
> Energy Saver will do this automatically, or did you mean that you wanted
> the
> laptop display off and just use the 23"? Not sure that can be done or why
> you would ;-)
> john
> -----Original Message-----
> I'm frustrated now becuae I cant turn the laptop screen off.
> So if I turn "mirror" off what is the name of the setting that I would use?
> Thanks John!
> --
> Mark R.
> > From: John McMaster <john at>
> > Reply-To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> > Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2012 17:44:39 +1300
> > To: Leica Users Group <lug at>
> > Subject: Re: [Leica] Mark, your new NEC screen
> >
> > Might have needed to click "detect displays". In arrangement the "Mirror
> > displays" means the same thing on both, I suspect that you will want to
> take
> > that off and use the 23" for images and the laptop for palettes and other
> > things....  You can just drag'n'drop the displays for which is left and
> > right or top and bottom.
> >
> > john
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> >
> >
> > It was pretty much dead out of the water till I clicked "mirror".
> > Which does not mean left to right instead of right to left as a
> photographer
> > might think.
> > HULU movies now look pretty darned good but no way can I use it for a
> > photograph I crutch every morning and put up on my  LUG gallery. I still
> > have to use my macbook pro 13" built in for that.
> > Until I get a flash of lucidity in the monitor set up department.
> >
> >

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