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Please tell me how to disable mirror displays via UNIX command or edit preference files.
I can't setup on connected external display because it fail screen. I think I have to change configuration on preference files.

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Please, does someone knows?

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System Preferences -> Display -> Arrangement -> uncheck Mirror Displays checkbox. The setting should be saved just fine. If you've set Mirror Displays but the dialog now opens on a second screen that for some reason doesn't show picture, disconnect the external monitor, then check the checkbox "Show display menu" option in Displays and you'll have a display icon in the top toolbar that you can click and turn mirroring off. Don't know if that'll help.

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Actually 'System Preferences -> Display -> Arrangement' appears only after you connect the second screen, and if you selected mirror display setting (and didnt work; so basically you dont see a thing) it will load up right after you connect the 2nd monitor, and again you wont see a thing to be able to change the settings....

You could try pluggin another screen and see if that resets the dual screen settings,
Another option is try playing around with switchResX. With this app you can choose the screensets in forehand... then load them with a keyboard shorcut or expose

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Infact, when I connect the second screen, both of screen are flick. And then I can't setting anything.
It's bug of my GMX3100 driver.

Thank you very much everybody. SwitchResX can help me!.

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I have the same issue here and I found another solution. Actually, use SwitchResX seams to be the simplest way, but I've just forgot it...
I use an AppleScript that open system pref. > displays > and uncheck "mirror display" (dono why I check this early...)

Here is the link source [link]http://forums.msiwind.net/mac/how-you-turn-mirror-off-t6266.html[/link]
and here is the code source:

tell application "System Preferences"
   activate
   reveal anchor "displaysArrangementTab" of pane id "com.apple.preference.displays"
   tell application "System Events"
	  tell application process "System Preferences"
		 tell window 1
			tell group 1 of tab group 1
			   click checkbox "Mirror Displays"
			   
			end tell
		 end tell
	  end tell
   end tell
end tell

Thanx for remind me about SwitchResX is so cool!

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Here is the link source [link]http://forums.msiwind.net/mac/how-you-turn-mirror-off-t6266.html[/link]


That forum now has an additional link to a tool to allow switching with the command line: http://www.fabiancan...r_Displays.html

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I have the same issue here and I found another solution. Actually, use SwitchResX seams to be the simplest way, but I've just forgot it...
I use an AppleScript that open system pref. > displays > and uncheck "mirror display" (dono why I check this early...)

Here is the link source [link]http://forums.msiwind.net/mac/how-you-turn-mirror-off-t6266.html[/link]
and here is the code source:

tell application "System Preferences"
   activate
   reveal anchor "displaysArrangementTab" of pane id "com.apple.preference.displays"
   tell application "System Events"
	  tell application process "System Preferences"
		 tell window 1
			tell group 1 of tab group 1
			   click checkbox "Mirror Displays"
			   
			end tell
		 end tell
	  end tell
   end tell
end tell

Thanx for remind me about SwitchResX is so cool!


An excellent script that worked for me on 10.5! Thank you!

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another method would be connecting from another computer with remote desktop/ssh

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Thanks, Daniborgs. It works very well and better than SwitchResX.

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Is there any way to leave the Mirror Displays box unchecked permanently? Every time I connect to a projector, it messes with my screen resolution and I have to uncheck the box again.

Thanks,

Patrick

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Yeah, this is my question too, I am looking through the web for quite a while for the permanent disablement...





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