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Solved: Close laptop display when using different monitor

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rockingolfer, Nov 29, 2013.

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  1. rockingolfer

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    I'll hook my HP laptop using Vista to a monitor, that is larger and easier to read. However, when I do this the monitor on the laptop is also showing. This is distracting, so I would like to know how to shut off the smaller HP monitor, and use only the larger Sony monitor.



    Is this possible?
     
  2. etaf

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    you should be able to toggle the FN + F key setting
    it usually goes some thing like

    {Laptop only}
    {Laptop and External Display}
    {External display only }

    if HDMI it should also toggle like that - my Sony does using F7 key
     
  3. rockingolfer

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    I'm using an HP laptop hooked to a Sony monitor. I'm a bit of a novice in this regard. I found anFN key, pressed it along with the f key alternating. That's what toggle means to me. Also, I pressed them simultaneously, the only thing that happened is a couple icons lit up. Thanks anyway
     
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    On the F keys - do you have a Square or a Square with an Arrow
     
  5. rockingolfer

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    the fn key is surrounded by a square.
     
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    the fn is down by the ctrl key. The other f keys are at the top and labeled f1,f2,.....
     
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    not the FN - the F keys at the top of the screen F1, f2 , f3 etc
    sometimes when you hold down the FN key a list appears across the top of the screen
     
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    the F keys at the top have a square around the little icons, example: f1 has a square around a question mark.
     
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    Thank you so much, problem solved
     
  11. etaf

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    how did you solve it - may help others
     
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    Once I looked at the above mentioned link I realized he wanted me to click on fn & F4. I could see the icon that was a monitor, but to me it looked like a camera. Once he explained that I was home free.

    OK sorry, I'm looking for an icon that looks like a monitor
    hopefully this image will lick correctly
    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=ke...or;308;231
     
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    thanks for letting us know
     
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