5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2013 12:38 PM by huntfor
huntfor Level 1 Level 1

iMac 27" desktop with Lion OS.

 

I hooked up a second monitor (24") and want to use it in portrait mode. It works fine in landscape mode.

 

 

Is there a way to configure the current video driver or do I need an updated version of the driver for the AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5 ?

 

Where is the updated driver if I need it, please?

 

Thanks.


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), iOS 6.0.2, video driver AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2G
Solved by huntfor on Jan 19, 2013 6:23 AM Solved

Finally discovered how to do this.  Here is how to use a second monitor in portrait mode:

 

Open System Preferences from your iMac dock.


Click Displays - Click Arrangement - Click Gather Windows - the secondary monitor dialog box opens.


 

Click Rotation - Click 90 degrees rotation for PORTRAIT MODE.


Click CONFIRM on the secondary monitor to keep Portrait mode.


Select the desired resolution. I chose 1200 x 1920.


You'll see a dialog box that says, "About to change the display mode."


Click OKAY.


Click Confirm. (If it appears. For some resolutions, I did not have to click confirm, most likely because the monitor supports those resolutions.) 


Then resize the windows of the software you're using.


Done!

  • huntfor Level 1 Level 1

    This is not a reply. I just want to add that the secondary monitor is a

     

    Dell monitor:  2407WFP

  • huntfor Level 1 Level 1

    Finally discovered how to do this.  Here is how to use a second monitor in portrait mode:

     

    Open System Preferences from your iMac dock.


    Click Displays - Click Arrangement - Click Gather Windows - the secondary monitor dialog box opens.


     

    Click Rotation - Click 90 degrees rotation for PORTRAIT MODE.


    Click CONFIRM on the secondary monitor to keep Portrait mode.


    Select the desired resolution. I chose 1200 x 1920.


    You'll see a dialog box that says, "About to change the display mode."


    Click OKAY.


    Click Confirm. (If it appears. For some resolutions, I did not have to click confirm, most likely because the monitor supports those resolutions.) 


    Then resize the windows of the software you're using.


    Done!

  • huntfor Level 1 Level 1

    I don't know how to delete this post because the subject needs to be updated, but I saw elsewhere to repost it.

     

    Forum moderators, you can delete this one if you want to, or tell me how.

     

    Thanks.

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6

    You've marked it as 'solved', so leave it for others who may need the information 

  • huntfor Level 1 Level 1

    OKay, thank you. I didn't want to be thrown off the board for a duplicate post.