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dual monitors on laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by hbradford, Mar 19, 2007.

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  1. hbradford

    hbradford Thread Starter

    Jun 24, 2006
    I was wondering if there is any type of adapter that I can get to plug into my laptop so that I can use dual screens. I have a HP Pavilion laptop running Windows XP. When I go into the screen settings it has the option of using dual monitors (it actual says multiple monitors) but there is only one monitor plug on the outside of the laptop. So does this mean i need an adapter or does this mean that I can plug in a monitor and use the plugged in one and the laptop one.
  2. 1002richards

    1002richards Retired Trusted Advisor

    Jan 29, 2006
    It might not be exactly what you are looking for but I'm delighted with SplitView It gives you two half size screens so you can have two progs open and running side by side. I can - for no real reason! have IE open on one and Firefox open on the other. Or a Word doc one side and a movie on the other.
    I find it really useful when doing cut & paste. You can easily switch between two screens or one.
    Hopefully this is a link:

    I have no connection with the product other than being a very satisfied user.

    Perhaps of interest?
  3. gurutech


    Apr 23, 2004
    The laptop screen is the first monitor, the external one is the 2nd monitor.

    Only way to have dual external screens would be to get a splitter or USB device.
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