5274 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 12, 2011 6:45 PM by mambo#5
What do you mean by "activity?" If you see a desktop, it sounds like it is working correctly. It's like an external monitor, it defaults to Extended Desktop mode, like an addition to your monitor area: If there isn't anything on monitor #2, it's because you haven't dragged anything over there. You can see the arrangement in your Displays system preference, under Arrangement.
If what you wanted was the same image on both monitors, you need to use the Displays icon on your menu bar or the Displays system preference to change the mode to Mirroring.
Okay, both of those suggestions worked, thank you. Now I have two new questions:
1) the audio still comes through my computer and not through my TV. Is there any way to change that?
2) Also, Some of the shows I've downloaded on iTunes won't play because my "monitor" isn't authorized. Although some will. Is there any way around this?
However, Still wondering why some Itunes shows plays and some don't...
I am only going to guess here because I don't know the real answer. I wonder if it's because you went through VGA to get to your monitor. Normally, with a current widescreen flat monitor, the best port to go through is HDMI because it's a full digital signal. But the main reason I'm bringing it up is because HDMI also supports HDCP, which is content copy protection that Hollywood likes to use for its movies and shows. It is possible (again, I am really not sure) that since you're going through the analog VGA connection, iTunes is not able to verify that the monitor supports HDCP. It might if you went through the HDMI port instead, if your monitor has one.