The Macbook Pro is working well so far, and along with its delivery yesterday, I also received another box…this one from Dell. Inside was a 24 inch widescreen LCD display. As you can tell, by the horrible picture above (taken with my iPhone) that’s a lot of screen real estate.
I have never had a dual monitor set up before, and I had no idea it was so easy with OSX.
All I had to do was plug in the DVI cable to the MBP and open System Preferences>Displays
OSX automatically detected the new display and under the Arrangement tab it shows you the size of both monitors (relative to one another). You can drag them around one another depending on if you want one screen above, below, left, or right of one another.
Only one monitor will display your menu and Dock, and to select which one all you have to do is drag the white menu bar inside the monitor icons from one to the other.
If you prefer that both screens display the same thing all you have to do is select “Mirror Displays”.
In just a few hours I have already become accustomed to this way of working, and I doubt I’ll ever go back to just one monitor when I’m working at my desk.
What do you think? Do you prefer one or two (or three, or four) monitors?