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    Default How to run ext desktop on MacbookPro and ext LCD

    I have MBP and 24" LCD, I want to have ext desktop like i had in windows but when i plug in the monitor it will only keep the mouse in one mmonitor (cant move between the two). I googled it and was told to download this USB driver called Displaylink Mac but it did nothing.

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    Seriously? I just hooked up another monitor to my MBP last week... worked fine in both Bootcamp (win 7) and OSX.

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    I am not a Mac users but you need to change your display properties from cloned to extended desktop. Check in display settings. I think thats what you are trying to do.

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    try pressing F7 on your keyboard. If that doesn't work try reading this Link

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    Sorry, I think I misunderstood your question. Are you saying the desktop IS extended to the monitor its just that the mouse cant move to the extended bit?

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    System Preference -> Displays -> Click the detect displays on the bottom right corner.

    Although simple, try moving your mouse to the left of the screen and the right.

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    great thanks for your help!

    I called applecare and the guy said theres no way to run ext desktop and to just do clamshell mode where i close the lid on my MBP. lol.

    And people pay $250 for apple care? haha

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