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Has anyone tried using a MBP with TD at two different sites?

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Sep 22, 2011 1:35 PM

I just got my TD at home and at one at work yesterday.  While I love the display and the docking ability it provides, I have encountered an issue that I haven't resolved, I was wondering if anyone else had noticed this.


At home, the TD is positioned to the left side of the MBP, so I was able to orient the display preferences accordingly.  At work, I have to position the TD above the MBP.  The starting position for the TD is above the MBP. I am wondering if the MBP can recognize that these two TDs are different devices and position them accordingly.  It appears not.


Another interesting quirk:  At home, the MBP recognizes the built-in mic and speakers and calls them Thunderbolt audio, I believe.  At work, it calls them USB audio.  I am wondering what other strange differences I'll see.


2011 17" MBP


Snow Leopard (hey, I still run XP under Parallels 6.0 - I like my SW to thoroughly soak before using it)

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
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    I'm not sure about the TB displays but I had a similar setup using the Cinema Displays and it was able to tell them apart.


    Since the work display sees the devices as USB instead of ThunderBolt, perhaps you don't have all the drivers/firmwares loaded.  There have been 3 recent regarding ThunderBolt.  Make sure you have applied them all in both locations.

    - Thunderbolt firmware update (per computer)

    - Thunderbolt Display Software (per computer)

    - Thunderbolt Display Firmware Update (per display)


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