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how to turn off mirror display on macbook pro

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wendyeadie88 Calculating status...
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Feb 1, 2013 8:15 AM

what do i do to turn this off?

Mac Pro
  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,180 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to wendyeadie88)

    Open System Preferences / Displays and uncheck the corresponding option. It is usually set as default.

     

    If you find yourself having to fiddle with this frequently, enable the Show displays in menu bar option, so a menulet pops up in the menubar and you don't have to go a-hunting for the System Preferences icon.

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,995 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to Courcoul)

    I think it depends a little on which OS you are running.

     

    In Mountain Lion (10.8) the mirroring checkbox is in the "Arrangement" section, not to be confused with the "Mirroring options" checkbox, which refers to Airplay.  Moreover, I believe the option to add the display prefs to the menubar is gone in ML, sadly.

     

    charlie

  • Courcoul Level 6 Level 6 (11,180 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:00 PM (in response to CT)

    CT wrote:

     

    Moreover, I believe the option to add the display prefs to the menubar is gone in ML, sadly.

    Not altogether true. The option is still there, but Apple's obsession with streamlining the GUI now causes the icon to appear ONLY when an external display is plugged in. If you should desire to change screen-res for some reason, now you're screwed and have to dig down in SysPrefs.

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,995 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 6:54 AM (in response to Courcoul)

    Thanks for the clarification - I definitely can use that piece of information.  Where is the option in System Preferences, Displays?  Or are you saying the option in System Preferences only appears when an external display is connected?

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