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1932 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Apr 24, 2008 2:16 PM by feinberj
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2008 8:44 AM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)Try fn+F7. Or you could go into System Preferences every time which is pointlessly time-consuming.
Constellation? Don't you mean configuration?Black 2.2 GHz MacBook w/10.5.2, iMac 17" C2D (SD) w/10.4.11, 2x 8 GB iPT, 4 PCs, Mac OS X (10.5.2), I post obvious answers for obvious reasons.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 5, 2008 7:07 PM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)Try going to Control Panel, Keyboard & Mouse. Click the Keyboard tab. Examine the "Use all F1, F2,..." check box. You may want to reverse the check box setting then try F7 again. Also examine the settings dialog for the "Modifier Keys..." button at the lower left of the control panel.
This is what I see in OSX 10.4.11 on my Late 2006 version MacBook. If you have newer hardware and 10.5.2, things might be different.multiple types, and windows too
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2008 2:17 AM (in response to impulse_telecom)Nope again. This does not work either. I cant believe that I need to always go thru that menu point now. As this is just a software issue, I feel like there got to be some helper tool or any config chance deep in MAC OS X.
Remaining, still in the hope of for help ...Alu iMac 24" 4GB, MB C2D, APE, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 6, 2008 12:46 PM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)If you tick the 'show displays in menu bar' box (in System Preferences> Displays) this adds the display options to the top right of finder (next to the clock and power remaining icon (if on a laptop) and spotlight) then you can switch mirroring on and off easily by clicking on the monitior icon then 'turn off mirroring' or 'turn on mirroring'. You can also change the resolutions of your monitors quickly here.
I'm making it sound much more complicated than it is. It is however, really very simple.Macbook (Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 14, 2008 5:46 AM (in response to Thomas Halenbeck)Think I've got it, but its a bit of a pain to set up... once you've went through this process once you should be able to make the change without having to touch anything else.
1) Create an apple script that opens the system preferences and mirrors the display for you. ive pasted the code below, youll need to launch applescript, create a new script, paste this code in and then save it........
tell application "System Preferences"
set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.displays"
tell application "System Events" to tell process "System Preferences"
click radio button "Arrangement" of tab group 1 of window 1
click checkbox "Mirror Displays" of group 1 of tab group 1 of window 1
click menu item "Quit System Preferences" of menu "System Preferences" of menu bar 1
2) Get this piece of software (unless OSX 10.5 has this feature, I know 10.4 doesn't)
It lets you launch applescripts (and other applications) using key combinations
once installed point it to your applescript, set up a key combo to launch the script and you should be good.....Macbook (Late 2006), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
CMD + F1 --> Bingo. May I ask you where you have got this info from?
cbrodiebrodie, thx for your efforts using AppleScript solution! But as this CMD+F1 is obviously the more easy way. I have not tested the AppleScript way.Alu iMac 24" 4GB, MB C2D, APE, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2008 2:16 PM (in response to cbrodiebrodie)The applescript for turning on mirror mode is fabulous! Can you also post an applescript for changing the resolution?
Montclair, NJG5 dual 1.8, Mac OS X (10.5.2)