Question by  Lulu17 (30)

What is involved in using powerbook as a secondary display?

I would like to use my powerbook as a secondary monitor so that I may view more windows at once.


Answer by  worker9233 (51)

No because there is no video input at all on a powerbook , and definitely no way of making it share it's CPU loads, unless you want to set up a network between them and use a program to make them render collectively for that one program.


Answer by  Ultimate (399)

Firstly you will need to ensure your graphics card has support for multiple displays, after that you will need to connect this into your power book, you may need an additional video cable and download a Dual monitor support software I suggest using Dual Monitor Tools.


Answer by  nimrod (321)

The easy way to do it is to install a free software called synergy in both computers, so you can controll them with the same keyboard and same mouse


Answer by  Erik39 (17)

In order to us a secondary display with your PowerBook you will need to purchase the necessary adapter from Apple.


Answer by  laurence (90)

To do this you could use a VNC client like realVNC. This allow you to display a remote computer display through the network. Also, Spaces in later versions of mac OSX might be a solution within the same computer.


Answer by  Sting1 (686)

You can't do it directly, you need to have both computers on the same LAN and use specific software. Assuming you're using MAC, you should look for "ScreenRecycler" Another solution would be "Synergy".


Answer by  msnuser111 (163)

Both computers should be connected to the same network,then download the program called screen recycler to both computers and follow the instructions on the screen recycler website.


Answer by  monoacuro (441)

You would need a VGA wire that allows you to connect more than one monitor output at once. Like the adapters that allow you to connect to a projector.


Answer by  japratt (1687)

In order to use power book as a second display you will first need to have one of the other Microsoft problems running. Once one of these is running everything should be fine.

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