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Multiple display management issues

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Oct 12, 2013 7:38 PM

I have a projector I use daily for watching stuff. It requires the room to be dark, the darker the better. My desktop computer is placed in the same room, and I would really prefer that its monitor be off when I use the projector.

For VLC I can just "black out" the monitor while something is viewed on the projector, but it's not good enough -- too much light emanating from the monitor, still.

If I simply turn off the monitor, OS will automatically make the projector the "main" display -- menu bar, all open apps are moved to the projector and upon turning on the monitor again I have to manually select it as the main display AND drag all the apps to the monitor.

Anyone with a great workaround/app for this?

Running: 10.8.5 on an i5 Mac mini (2011)

Monitor: Dell U2711

Projector: Epson EH TW3200

Note: I don't mirror displays in order to maintain each device's natural resolution


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