Mac Mini remembering 'Main' screen.

  • Izzy Guru

    Hi All.

    This is NOT an Isadora problem as such but I am using Isadora for an up and coming instillation and I am encountering a problem. It's more of a mac/finder issue I think. I wanted to ask here as it's likely someone has had this issue before and well...  trust this community more than any other.
    So I have a mac mini with two outputs. A small 15" VGA monitor which has a Display port to VGA adapter. And a 22" HDMI screen connected via HDMI.
    The little 15" monitor is set as the 'main' window. By this I mean it has the dock and finder on it. I want the second screen to be the second monitor upon which isadora shows it's stage.
    On a reboot it makes the second screen (HDMI one) the main one every single time. Which is not what I want. Not only this it boots in mirror mode too.
    I am currently 'googling' and looking into this but maybe someone here can help also?
    Thanks all.
  • Izzy Guru


    Well this problem accures very often on Mac's, and it also varies from OS version to OS version. I don't really understand why apple is not making it more reliable. But maybe reseting SMC and PRAM helps. See the article here:


  • Izzy Guru

    Ah good old P-RAM. Worth a shot thank you.

    I agree - it's quite a simple problem really. Remember how the screens are *now*, be the same when I start up again! Simple.
  • Izzy Guru

    I think PRAM may have fixed it. Will give it a few days and see how I get on. I need to replicate a few fake power trips and stuff to see how it gets on. I will report back.