Mirroring displays from wide screen laptops?

Discussion in 'Graphics' started by AES, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. AES

    AES Guest

    What's the drill for getting optimal mirroring of a MacBook Pro 17"
    running Leopard to a few year old projector which I'm pretty sure is
    either VGA or XGA? Projector is thus 4:3 aspect ratio, while MacBook is
    16:9 (or something like that)

    If Mirroring is turned on in the Monitor prefs panel, it seems to
    function OK; projected images have the correct aspect ratio and look OK
    on the projector screen; but the images seen on the MacBook Pro screen
    are evidently stretched to fill the full screen width, and thus becomes
    visibly distorted.

    Turning Mirroring off brings up a whole bunch of new resolutions to
    choose from, including some labeled N X M and N X M (stretched) with
    the same N and M values; but I don't seem to be able to drag either
    window on top of the other in the Arrangements tab.

    Any way to make the MacBook screen mirror the projector screen, i.e.
    display using the projector aspect ratio, leaving black bars at the side?
    AES, Apr 29, 2008
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