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Mirror two MBA Displays?

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Apr 13, 2012 11:51 AM

Is it possible to connect to of the latest MBAs with a thunderbolt cable and have their displays mirrored (ie put one into target display mode).


Thanks.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to accoa)

    No, MBair doesn't support Target display mode.

     

    Regards,

    Captfred

  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,200 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 3:52 PM (in response to captfred)

    Fred,

     

    You have any documentation on that?

     

    I don't see on any thunderbolt target display mode instructions an exception that excludes MacBook Airs.

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:09 PM (in response to SP Forsythe)

    Unless things have changed, you can only do Target Mode display on the 27" since 2009 and then later on the 21.5".   The 27" can be a display for a MBair but the MBair can't do TMD for another machine.

     

    I could be wrong but I've never seen anything to the contrary.. 

  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,200 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:17 PM (in response to captfred)

    That's what I thought the OP was asking. Whether the MBA's display could be mirrored to a compatible device (like a 27" iMac).  But then again, in the title, he mentions two MBA's.

     

    I see.

     

    The bigger question is why would anyone want to mirror one MBA on another? LOL

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Apr 13, 2012 4:29 PM (in response to SP Forsythe)

    It would make a great "angry birds" display...  pop that bird from one screen to the other.  

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7 (26,225 points)
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    Apr 14, 2012 7:11 AM (in response to accoa)

    Although TDM isn't supported you can accomplish the same goal by using Screen Sharing through the network.

     

    Enable it in System Preferences > Sharing on one MBair and access through the finder on the other MBair.  It would be the same end result in a less efficient method.

     

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