Screen Spanning Doctor

Screen Spanning Doctor 0.3.3

Activate extended mode

If you've been searching for a way to use your iBook in extended mode then look no more, Screen Spanning Doctor will do the trick. View full description

PROS

  • Easy and quick

CONS

  • Not all video cards and computers are supported
  • Can have unpredictable effects on your mac

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If you've been searching for a way to use your iBook in extended mode then look no more, Screen Spanning Doctor will do the trick.

Extended mode is where you use two or more screens together.

It's great if you're doing design work, want to share screens, or need more space. It also looks really cool, especially when moving windows between screens.

Screen Spanning Doctor will automatically change Open Firmware settings to allow extended mode in your machine. Just launch the application, choose 'enable spanning', restart, and you'll have extended mode.

Screen Spanning Doctor won't work with all machines though, so you'll have to make sure your Mac is supported before testing it out. Also be aware that it can have unpredictable effects on your Mac, simply because it isn't officially supported by Mac.

That said though, it really is the easiest way to activate extended mode on an iBook in seconds. You can also simply choose 'disable spanning' to stop using it.

One of the big differences between the iBook and the Powerbook is that the latter, when connected to an external monitor, can be used in extended mode.

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Screen Spanning Doctor 0.3.3

— User reviews — about Screen Spanning Doctor

  • mjcohen

    by mjcohen

    "Works on my G4 iBook (800Mhz)."

    Works on my G4 iBook (800Mhz). Connected a 1920 x 1080 monitor via VGA and display is fine. Thanks. More.

    reviewed on September 9, 2014