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How to setup and arrange your external displays on your Mac

setup external displays on your Mac

If you wish to maximize your workspace with extended the desktop mode, setup and arrange your external displays on your Mac by following the steps below. This enables you to enjoy Mac to enjoy full-screen apps and display on each monitor.

After successfully setting up your monitors (displays) on your work desk, now it is time to arrange the display and many other settings. In this way, you create a consistent experience between displays and this will ensure you are able to move your mouse in a unique order from one display to the other and in the manner you desire.

To have this done, follow the steps below.
– Launch the System Preferences and
– Click on Display as shown below

open displays on System Preferences

This will open the built-in Retina Display.
– Click the “Arrangement” tab.
Note: The diagram shows all detected displays.
– Click and hold on a display to show a red outline on the corresponding monitor.

On the Arrangement Tab, Setup Display configuration and Uncheck Mirror displays

– Next, click and drag your monitors to arrange them in the same order in which they sit on your desk. You can drag a monitor to any side of the screen, including above and below.
Note: Uncheck “Mirror Displays” if the same image is displayed on both monitors if you do not want this.

For other settings etc as mentioned above such as the Resolution, Color Profile, and Rotation

Same settings can be done in the first image above, Just click through the menu bar above or below.

Note: With Apple TV, you can mirror the entire display of your Mac to your TV, or use your TV as a separate display. 

That’s how to setup and arrange your external displays on your Mac. I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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