Dell Mini 10v Mac OS X Discussion Discussion dedicated to installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini 1011
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Join Date: Apr 2010
05-05-2010, 04:09 PM
In my experience, I have never been able to get mirroring to work on a projector or external monitor. What do you need mirroring for specifically? I often give powerpoint presentations with my 10v and just use the extended desktop mode which works wonderfully. Is there a reason this mode won't work for what you are doing?
A tip on setting up extended desktop mode - when you initially plug in a projector or external monitor, the mini will by default want to use mirrored mode which doesn't work (it produces the vertical line mess people often describe in this forum). The key to getting extended desktop to work is downloading this program that automatically switches off mirroring.
How to set it up:
1. Download MirrorDisplays and put the program in the dock or desktop
2. Connect projector/external monitor - screen will switch to the vertical line mess.
3. Click on MirrorDisplays to activate the program - make sure to leave your cursor over the icon before attaching the external display so you can click on it once the screen turns into a mess.
4. The screen will reset once you have run the program and will switch to extended desktop mode in about a second or two.
The good news is that your mini will remember this setting for each display you run it with so you only have to do it once per display. I have tested it on multiple monitors and projectors. After the first time, it always defaults to extended desktop mode in the future on those displays. Good luck!
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