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I have a MacBook with a broken display. I would like to use a new monitor but I can not see to enable the mirroring option. Is there any key command to enable mirroring?

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From the Apple site:

⌘ Command + F1

or

F7

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    Good info, but answer could be a little nicer. I just tried to find this info with Google but it was pretty tricky. Lots of false positives. – Avi Flax Mar 2 '10 at 17:15
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    To be fair, it's hard to google stuff with a broken display... – harriyott Jan 6 '11 at 17:58
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    Yea, and more importantly, how do I disable this command? – jsharpe Sep 21 '12 at 14:00
  • This doesn't seem to work when using a PC keyboard with my mac mini. Any ideas? – mtmurdock May 29 '14 at 13:06
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    Worst. Hotkey. Ever. Never needed it, only every pressed it accidentally, and didn’t know how to switch back (without going into display settings). Meanwhile, the mirroring breaks my window layout. – Konrad Rudolph Dec 8 '14 at 17:38
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command + F1

  • Correct for recent Macs. Older ones use F7, as in Brad's answer. – Avi Flax Mar 2 '10 at 17:15
  • This doesn't seem to work when using a PC keyboard with my mac mini. Any ideas? – mtmurdock May 29 '14 at 13:06
  • Worst. Hotkey. Ever. Never needed it, only every pressed it accidentally, and didn’t know how to switch back (without going into display settings). Meanwhile, the mirroring breaks my window layout. – Konrad Rudolph Dec 8 '14 at 17:37
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These answers didn't work for me... using iMac in the Disk Utility on the Leopard install disc.

I did happen to hit command+F5 and turn on VoiceOver, which got me through the dark.

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