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14th March 2004, 09:49 PM
Hi all,

Just a question regarding the iBook screen hack to get extended desktops to work.

I have this hack working and use it quite a fair amount, but sometimes I want to have a mirrored desktop on the second monitor but with higher resolution then the maxed out 1024X768 of the 12 inch iBook.

Does anyone know of a hack that can eliminate this restriction? Or is this based on the maximum resolution of the physical 12 inch LCD monitor of the iBook itself?


15th March 2004, 06:08 AM
There was a hack for the earlier iBooks to allow them to do spanned, rather than mirrored desktops, but I don't know if there is one for the current range.

As for mirrored, 1024x768 is AFAIK the max res for those screens that can be physically displayed.

15th March 2004, 06:46 AM
The dual monitor (extended display works) as I stated previously that I have done that hack.

I use it pretty much 99% of the time.

But sometimes I need to mirror rather then extend the desktop and it would have been nice if I could increase the resolution, even if the LCD on the iBook was disabled or something.

When I mirror, I usually turn the LCD off as this has saved a tremendous amount of battery life. For obvious reason, the external monitor is being powered by its own supply.

One of the few reasons why I use it.