Apple teaches us to use the 27 ″ iMac as a monitor

iMac-Mini-DisplayPort

It was one of the most critically acclaimed performances and one of the ones that some of us had been waiting for the longest, since having a piece of monitor like the one that the iMac brings (in any of its variants) totally wasted was not exactly logical.

These are the steps to follow, according to Apple:

1) Make sure that both computers are turned on and are not idle.

2) Connect the Mini DisplayPort male-male cable to both computers. The 27 ”iMac will enter Target Display mode, and will display the content from the source device.
Note: If two 27 "iMac are connected, connect the cable on both computers and press Command + F2 on the 27" iMac to be used as secondary display.

3) To exit Target Display mode, press Command + F2 on the keyboard of the 27 ”iMac you are using as a secondary monitor. To return to the Target Display press Command + F2.

Easy and simple, who had one to prove it ...

Source | Apple weblog


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  1.   ALFONSO said

    I have the new 27 ”imac and the GRIFFIN brand mini display port HDMI-DVI connector and there is no way to put the external screen for another pc with the information that mac gives to activate it.