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Master Your Mac by Matt Cone

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Chapter 9. Connecting Multiple Displays to Your Mac

Quick, what’s the holy grail of Mac productivity? Many would say that it’s using multiple monitors with one Mac. If you’re ready to take the plunge, you’ll be rewarded with more desktop space for windows, easier access to applications, and the ability to see pretty much everything at once.

But there are also plenty of pitfalls associated with using multiple displays with your Mac. The first headache is actually connecting the darn things—you might need a special adapter for your Mac’s port and your display connectors. Next you’ll need to tell OS X how you’ve positioned the displays on your desk, change the resolution, and specify a color profile. Finally, you need to learn how to display the menu ...

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