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This is simply an option to allow people to change between filling the screen or showing the black bars. It can be switched by double-tapping the video, or tapping the two arrows button on the toolbar.
Synergy is amazing! You can check it out at http://synergy-foss.org/ it's pretty great software! I use it in my office to use one Keyboard and Mouse for a bunch of machines I have. Even works between OSX, Linux and PCs. Check out the site... http://synergy-foss.org/ It is a free download! It's pretty awesome stuff. Hope this helps!
Been there, done that, with Mac Pro and 4 monitors. ;0 There is an odd bug/feature in OSX that makes default display settings privileged. This behavior has not changed with 10.9 and I believe is what is causing your problem. It is very poorly-documented and discussed on the web. A permanent solution: Log on as the root user (you will have to ...
You can set the resolution of the external display independent from that of the retina display. I personally use a Full-HD display with a VGA->Thunderbold adapter at work and at home a Full-HD display with a DVI->Thunderbold adapter. I prefer the DVI variant, but this is also because of the generally better display at home.
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