solving grey'd out menu options

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solving grey'd out menu options

PostMon Mar 27, 2023 4:32 am

I would appreciate advice on a problem with unavailable grey'd out menu items please.
For example, I have recently installed Da Vinci 18.1 on a Macbook Pro and wish to add a larger external screen to view the timeline on. When I go to Workspace - Dual screen, the On and Fullscreen timeline options are both grey'd out and inaccessable. Is it a fault within the programme, or am I missing something essential in my setup. Advice on how to correct this and similar grey'd out options would be much appreciated.
thankyou. Phil Dadson / New Zealand

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Re: solving grey'd out menu options

PostMon Mar 27, 2023 9:37 am

Greyed out menus mean they are not available in that page or some other config prevents it.

check your mac system settings for the monitor config
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Re: solving grey'd out menu options

PostMon Mar 27, 2023 1:10 pm

Make sure they are set to extended and not to mirrored. And then, you need to restart DR.
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