Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to xandraste)
"Search routine"? I assume this is somthing your tv does. I don't understant that phrase with respect to a mac. Must be a problem with the TV then. But make sure of the mini-diplayport connection to see if it is firmly seated. They can sometimes look pushed in but they are not. Also may be a defective cable.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 3:19 PM (in response to xandraste)
Sorry. I was unclear about "search routine". What happens is the computer detects the TV's display, and I can click the Gather Windows button. But at that point the computer screen reverts to showing the computer's monitor only.
I have seated both connections (several times)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 7:08 PM (in response to xandraste)
Let's see if I understand this...
You open the Displays preferences. You see an Arrangement tab with both screens (main and TV). You click Gather Windows. At that point the Arrangement tab shows only the main monitor or disappears entirely and only the resolution preferences window for the main monitor is visible (TV's resolution window is not showing, even offset behind the main monitors resolution preferences).
Is that correct?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 7:38 PM (in response to X423424X)
I see the arrangement tab only on the main screen. (nothing ever on the tv) I see on the main screen only the hdmi screen as one of my options. When I click the Gather Windows button, the main screen goes blue momentarily and comes back with only the main monitor option. I hope that explains the problem properly.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 15, 2012 8:17 PM (in response to xandraste)
I see the arrangement tab only on the main screen. (nothing ever on the tv)
That is all you ever see if it detects the TV. If there is an arrangment tab click it. Do you see two little "screens" in the Arrangement window, one of which has a little white bar at the top (indicating your main screen's menu bar)?