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Can a PowerBook support dual screens..?

Hi, I've just got a new BenQ 17" LCD for my PC and was wondering can I also hook it up to my PB (G4 15" 1.5ghz 10.3.7) when needed..?

What I'm really wanting to know is can (& how) my PB support 2 screens at once - a dual screen set up? So when I'm using photoshop I can work on one screen and have my pallets on the other or just drag & drop between them.

I'm just starting my search on this and thought I'd ask you guys.

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Dual Screens

Yes, you can connect your LCD screen to the PowerBook. It has a VGA connector/adapter at the back.
While you have it connected, take a look at the monitors control pane (Under system preferences) and you will see that there is a way to designate which screen is the primary, whether the image is mirrored or whether it is an extension of the desktop. (I cannot remember the exact terminology but the help file and the book that came with the PB will explain)
Once set up, you have a "giant" desktop that is spread across both monitors. Just drag your pallets/tools off one monitor onto the other and away you go.

hope this helps


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Dual screens rock!!!

Thanks P
I have to say if you can do it - DO IT!!
2 Screens make nearly everything easier.
I run an eStore - we sell everything little boys love - and now doing any sort of comparison is a breeze. No more flicking between tabs, screens, docs, etc... I wish I had of done this years ago.
I always thought 2 would be to techie for me (or most) but give it a try you wont regret it.
P your post was far better than the response I got on the Apple forum - thanks for all the help you give.

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You are very welcome. Glad it worked for you


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