How to Mirror Your PC to Your Macbook for a Seamless Experience?

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Mirroring a PC to your Macbook has never been easier! With the right equipment and setup, you can quickly and easily view your PC content on your Mac’s display. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to know to get started.

The first step is to make sure you have the right hardware, namely an iMac and a PC. To connect these two devices together, you will need an HDMI cable and a USB-C to an HDMI adapter. Once you have all of these components, it’s time to get started.

Begin by turning on both the iMac and the PC, then hold Cmd + F2 or Cmd + Fn + F2 on the iMac keyboard in order to enable Target Display Mode. Within a few seconds, you should be able to see the screen of your PC mirrored onto the iMac’s display – no additional software installation is required!

Next, turn on any additional monitors that may be connected to your Macbook. Your Macbook should automatically recognize any extra monitors that are connected and will display a “Display” icon in its toolbar at the top of the screen. Click this icon and select “Open Display Preferences” in order to adjust any settings for the additional monitor(s).

Finally, if you would like to connect your laptop or computer to an external TV or other devices such as a projector, simply connect one end of a USB-C to an HDMI adapter to your laptop/computer’s USB-C port. Connect one end of an HDMI cable to your TV/projector’s HDMI port – then plug in the other end of this same cable into the other end of the USB-C to HDMI adapter. Follow similar steps as above when setting up additional monitors in order to set up this device as an audio source for playback.

That’s all there is to it! Mirroring a PC onto your Macbook is as simple as connecting some cables and enabling Target Display Mode – following these steps should give you quick access from any laptop or computer straight onto your Macbook’s display in no time at all!

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Mirroring Windows on a Mac

To mirror Windows on a Mac, you’ll need to first make sure both the iMac and PC are powered on. On the iMac keyboard, hold down Cmd + F2 or Cmd + Fn + F2 to activate Target Display Mode. This will cause the image from your PC to be mirrored onto the iMac’s screen. You should see the mirrored display within a few seconds. If you’d like to disconnect from Target Display Mode, just press Cmd + F2 or Cmd + Fn + F2 on the iMac keyboard again.

Extending Screen from PC to Mac

Yes, you can extend the screen from a PC to a Mac. To do this, you’ll need to connect the two devices with an appropriate cable. Depending on the types of ports available on your PC and Mac, you may need an HDMI or Mini DisplayPort cable. Once connected, turn on both the PC and Mac and they should automatically detect each other. You can then use your Mac’s Display Preferences to arrange your screens in either mirror or extended mode.

Connecting a Mac to a Windows PC

Yes, you can easily connect to your Windows PC from your Mac. To do this, open the Finder on your Mac and select Go > Connect to Server. Then click Browse and locate the shared computer or server that you want to connect to. Double-click it and click Connect As. In some cases, you may need to enter the network area or workgroup of the shared computer. Once connected, you should be able to access any shared folders or files on your Windows PC from your Mac.

Using a MacBook as an HDMI Monitor

In order to use your MacBook as an HDMI monitor, you will need a USB-C to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable. First, plug one end of the USB-C to HDMI adapter into your laptop’s USB-C port. Then, plug one end of the HDMI cable into your TV’s HDMI port. Finally, plug in the other end of the HDMI cable to the other end of the USB-C to HDMI adapter. Once this is done, you can set your TV as the audio source by going into your laptop’s settings menu and selecting ‘Audio’ or ‘Display’, depending on which version of macOS you are running. After that, you should be able to see whatever is displayed on your laptop screen on your TV.

Understanding Mirror Mode on Mac

Mirror Mode on Mac is a feature that allows you to send what is on your Mac’s screen to an HDTV wirelessly with Apple TV. It works by connecting your Mac and Apple TV to the same network, then using the Screen Mirroring icon in the Control Center menu bar. Once connected, you can enter a four-digit code on your Mac to confirm the connection, and your Mac’s screen will be mirrored on the HDTV.

Using an iMac as a Monitor

Yes, you can use the iMac as a monitor for a PC. To do so, your iMac must have a target display mode feature and a Thunderbolt port or Mini DisplayPort available. Once you have these two components, you can connect your PC to the iMac via a Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort cable. This will allow your iMac to act as a second monitor for your PC, allowing you to increase the amount of content you can view on one screen.

Connecting a Windows 10 PC to a Macbook

Connecting your Windows 10 PC to your Macbook is a simple yet effective way to access files, stream media, and share data between the two computers. To do so, you’ll need an Ethernet cable and the following steps:

1. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your Windows 10 PC’s network port.

2. Plug the other end into your Macbook’s network port.

3. On your Windows 10 PC, turn on file sharing by going to Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Advanced Sharing Settings and enabling file sharing for all networks.

4. Make sure the Internet Connection Firewall is turned off on the Windows computer, or if it’s on, make sure TCP port 445 is open to allow sharing connections.

5. On your Macbook, open System Preferences > Network > Select Your Connection (Ethernet) > Advanced > WINS tab, and select “Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP” from the pull-down menu.

6. You should now be able to access folders shared by both computers in Finder under Shared in the sidebar or through File Explorer on your Windows 10 PC by searching for \\computername\foldername (where computername is the name of either computer).

Using Non-Mac Monitors with MacBooks

Yes, you can use a non-Mac monitor with your MacBook. You will need to make sure the monitor has the correct video input port, such as HDMI or DisplayPort, that is compatible with your MacBook. Once you have connected the monitor to your MacBook, you will be able to adjust the display settings in the System Preferences of your Mac. Make sure you select the correct resolution and refresh rate in order for the display to work properly.

Can MacBooks Accept HDMI Input?

Yes, MacBook Pro models released after 2020 can accept an HDMI input. The HDMI port is located on the right side of the laptop and allows you to connect external monitors, TVs, and other displays. To use it, you’ll need an HDMI cable that connects from the laptop’s port to your device’s HDMI port. Once connected, you may need to configure your display settings in System Preferences according to your preferences.


The process of mirroring your PC to your Macbook is relatively straightforward. By using a USB-C to HDMI adapter and an HDMI cable, you can quickly connect your PC and Macbook together and use the Target Display Mode feature to mirror your PC’s display onto your Macbook’s screen. You can then adjust the display settings for the second monitor in the Display Preferences menu. With this method, you can easily access files and documents on both computers without having to switch back and forth between them.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.