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help setting the main monitor.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Joey258, Jun 3, 2007.

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  1. Joey258

    Joey258 Thread Starter

    Jun 3, 2007
    I have no idea why my laptop isn't letting me switch between main monitors. I have an Acer laptop with Vista and an Acer Al1917W lcd monitor connected. When I first set everything up, I couldn't figure out how to make the lcd monitor the main monitor. Well, lucky for me, I did something that made that happen. Well, now I can't figure out how to make the laptop the main screen. I right click, go to personalize, then display settings. That's what anyone would do. But the option to make either monitor the main one isn't available to check off. Does anyone know a solution to this problem? If you need to know any more information, reply back and let me know.
  2. spdabbs


    Feb 23, 2007
    Usually to switch displays on a laptop it's an Fn+F key combo.
  3. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Typically it's Fn + F5 though it may vary by laptop manufacturer.

    The F key will have a picture of a monitor on it in blue usually.

    Its almost never done via the "personalise" settings.
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