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Travis7977 Travis7977 is offline
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Default Cannot figure out how to turn off mirroring external monitor - 10-15-2009, 12:44 AM

Hi- I unwittingly turned on the Mirror function for an external monitor. I know not to do that now, but need to turn off the mirror function. When enter either "mirroring off" or "mirror -off" (without quotes) in terminal, I cannot get it to turn off mirroring. The screen just keeps displaying random garble, then, when I unplug the external monitor, I see the following in Terminal on the command line: -bash: mirroring: command not found. Any idea what I need to do. Thanks
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Default 10-15-2009, 10:26 AM

so do you have a /usr/bin/mirroring program?
does 'find . -name mirroring -print' in terminal window find anything?
if not, then you can use the MirrorDisplays program instead.

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Default 10-16-2009, 04:09 AM

Problem Solved! Thks Skywriter. I used the MirrorDisplays program and used Alt + Space to make Mirror Displays the top search result before plugging in the external monitor. After plugging it in, I hit Alt + Space, then enter. I had to do it twice, since a window popped up the first time saying I had to do a hard shutdown, but problem is solved. Thks!
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