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Old 04-13-2008, 01:03 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by annc View Post
Yes, my MacBook Pro is wide screen.

At work we have PCs of course, but when I connect my wide screen laptop to any of the digital projectors, the resolution on the PC is automatically adjusted to the resolution of the projector/screen.
Well, I've been reading a lot today (after you pointed me to the Apple support forums, I found the The MacBook Display forum, which is more relevant for me than Macbook Pro - lots to read...).

As I understand things now: 1) if properly connected the MacBook will detect the external display/projector; 2) in mirroring mode the resolution is limited to the MB's internal resolution (1280x800), so anything smaller in that list will work; 3) in extended desktop mode, the limit is separate for each display, with 1920x1200 (I think) the max resolution the MB can handle; 4) no automatic switching as on your PC, you have to go into System preferences -> Displays; but the F7 key will switch into/out of mirroring mode (but what you display where in extended mode has to be configured as well).

That's a lot of variables, and since I can't test it all beforehand, I think I'll stick to mirroring, so max resolution will be determined by the Mac.

I'm surprised my head doesn't hurt yet, after all I've been absorbing today.

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