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Old May 18th, 2006, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question a/b Macbook and External Screen

Quick question: Can you adjust the resolution of the Macbook screen when you hook it up to an external screen?

Maybe I'm crazy, but I remember reading that with the old Ibooks, you were stuck at the original resolution when you hooked it up to a larger external screen - whereas the Powerbook allows you to adjust up to the maximum resolution of the screen you connect to (up to 23" or whatever)
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Yes you can, supports up to 1920x1200.
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In fact, MacBook has extended Desktop support, so that you can increase your desktop real estate by placing your work windows in the different screens. (with individual resolution settings for each screen)
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In fact, MacBook has extended Desktop support, so that you can increase your desktop real estate by placing your work windows in the different screens. (with individual resolution settings for each screen)

That's great news. That's always bugged me about the iBook that we couldn't run in extended desktop mode. Its not a factor of a limited graphics card, either. My understanding is that this is by Apple's design (perhaps to sell more Powerbooks), and that you can get around it by doing a firmware change (which voids the warranty, btw).
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