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Hi, i just plugged in my macbook air for the first time into my HDMI port on my TV and the picture on the TV screen will only show the background of the PC and nothing else...what do I have to do to see the whole desktop?

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  • brad_melissa Nov 07, 2010

    I have done what you said and it will only display the background for the PC desktop, but nothing else??? what do I do? There must be a setting somewhere?? or something??

  • brad_melissa Nov 07, 2010

    When I plugged in my PC to my flatscreen TV for the first time using proper HDMI plug in, the TV will only show the background of the PC and not the rest of the desktop icons...what do I need to do?

  • brad_melissa Nov 08, 2010

    yes, the application Im trying to use is streaming video throught the internet

  • brad_melissa Nov 08, 2010

    it is not just the browser, all the icons dont show up, but the background does

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It depends on what application you are trying to use. Most applications have the option to display whatever you want to watch on an external display. So if you can get me the application you are trying to use, then I can tell how to resolve this issue.

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    If its just the browser then you should just duplicate the image. I believe you are just extending the image. To activate mirroring, go to display preferences->Arrangement and check the box at the lower left corner that says "Mirror displays". You will also see some options to customize what the screen will look like. Note that this will resolve the problems with nearly all the apps.

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Hello Brad. For your MacBook video you will need EITHER the MiniDVI-VGA adapter, the MiniDVI-Video adapter, or the MiniDVI-DVI adapter. It depends on the input connector of your TV.

For the audio, a 1/8th inch phono (from the headphone jack) to L-R RCA plugs (to the TV's audio in) is generally what you need for simplest connection.


You need a DVI to VGA adapter like this (it should've come with your macbook):

http://www.sfsu.edu/~avitv/images/apple%...

Then you need a VGA male to male cable like this:

http://www.ultraproducts.com/images/skui...


Once you have those two things, you plug the adapter into your macbook, then plug one end of the cable into the adapter, and the other end into the PC Input of the TV.

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