How to use Multiple Monitors on your Mac


Have you seen people connect two or more monitors to their Mac? It gives you double the visual space to work with, and it's great for a busy workflow. You can use multiple monitors as well - and we can help.

Proceed as follows:

  • Connect the monitors to your Mac and turn them on.
  • Open "System Preferences"
  • Click "Displays" (or "View", depending on your OS X version)
  • Click the “Arrangement” tab, which displays two blue boxes, one representing each of your monitors.
  • Check the “Mirror Displays” check box if you want to display the same content on both monitors
  • Uncheck the “Mirror Displays” check box if you want to display content across both monitors.
    • Drag and drop the white menu bar onto the blue box that you want to serve as your primary monitor (you can also drag the monitor icons left and right to change their relationship to one another)

... and there you have it. Double the visual content for a doubly improved experience.

If any of this is confusing, or you still need help, call us at Macs on Demand - we can help.

(301) 718-0822