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FIX-IT: Mirror Display
Mirroring shows the same image on each display. If your displays are not the same (i.e. projector shows only your wallpaper) you may have an extended desktop instead.
To change to mirror display, do the following:
- Make sure your additional display is properly connected and powered on.
- From the Apple () menu, choose System Preferences.
- From the View menu, choose Displays.
- Click the Arrangement tab.
Note: This tab only appears if your second display is connected and powered ON
- Enable (check) "Mirror Displays" in the bottom-left corner.
In the example below. the blue boxes represent each display that is connected. The white bar at the top of both boxes represents your menu bar and is shown on both displays when they are showing the same information.
When would I want an extended desktop?
An extended desktop is useful for showing two separate programs with the same machine. For instance, you could show a youtube video to your class via the projector, while entering grades, taking attendance, correcting assignments, etc. on your computer screen. See video below for example of extended desktop: