10.1 Fixes TiBook Multi-Monitor Limits

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Date: Monday, November 19th, 2001, 17:54
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One little tidbit I haven’t seen regarding 10.1 and the TiBook is that is has fixed issues regarding switching between single and dual monitor modes.


One little tidbit I haven’t seen regarding 10.1 and the TiBook is that is has fixed issues regarding switching between single and dual monitor modes.

Previous to 10.1, whenever I switched between dual monitor mode (work) and single-monitor mode (home), I had to shut down to get the switch to stick. Otherwise, I’d get all kinds of wacky artifacts on the screen and sometimes still have a phantom desktop out there.

Now, I can just close the TiBook, take it home and open it up again. Everything is perfect and running in single-monitor mode. Then just shut the thing again, take it back to work, plug in the external monitor, and TaDa! It comes right back. The only issue I’ve noticed is that the second monitor seems to lose its desktop picture setting.

As an aside, since my work network and home network are a little different, I’ve found that I still need to quit Mail (particularly) and IE before switching networks, or they tend to lock up and cause the whole system to bog down indefinitely.

10.1 has allowed me to do things with a laptop computer that I’ve never seen done anywhere else before (Mac or PC): switching monitor modes, switching network connections, and just generally not thinking about any ‘limits’ on system operation – all without shutting down or restarting – for weeks at a time.

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