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change laptop default monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by generalthrax, Aug 19, 2008.

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  1. generalthrax

    generalthrax Thread Starter

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    i have looked all over my gateway laptop and i cannot change the default monitor i dont want to use the laptop monitor i want to use an external monitor i have plugged in i can only put the external monitor as an extension

    and a side note can i close my laptop monitor and keep running like it wont lock the laptop or put it into hibernate if any one can help me it would be much appreciated.
     
  2. nessyguin

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    Welcome to TSG :)

    I think it's usually Fn and F5 to alternate between laptop screen and external monitor , though I could be wrong ( I dont own a laptop) . It'll almost certainly be Fn and one of the F-keys though .

    As for what happens when you physically close the laptop the options are usually in Power Management .
     
  3. jennayasdaddy

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    Or you may need to configure the Display settings.
    Right click on desktop go to personalize display setting and then make sure monitor's 1 main display drivers is the opposite one.
     
  4. generalthrax

    generalthrax Thread Starter

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    thank you for the welcome and advice but you see i press the Fn +F4 which is the change primary monitor my exterior monitor goes black for a minute like its going to work then nothing happens
     
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