Originally Posted by krighton
vga...right now i get a very thick black band on the top and bottom and there isn't a setting that i can find that lets me stretch the external output to my 20 inch widescreen.
I haven't tried VGA out yet, but from what you describe it sounds like you have the monitor "Mirrored"
The 20" is mirroring the 9" widescreen so is putting the bars on top and bottom.
Don't have an external monitor hooked up on any of my Macs right now, but you could either turn off mirroring or try changing the resolution(not sure if it will allow a resolution more than the mini screen when its mirrored)