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  1. Grimm_Oaks

    Grimm_Oaks Thread Starter

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    can anyone explain to me how i set up dual screen so that i an use programs on one screen eg dreamweaver or even games, microsoft word and have webpages/emails/messenger running on the other screen?
     
  2. reddwarf1387

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    ok first things first hook both monitors into your computer then if you are running windows vista when you plug in your second screen it should come up with a wizard to assist you it will give you options on how you want your second monitor to work it's pretty easy (the wizard)

    if no wizard comes up then you'll have to do it manually by right clicking on the desktop then clicking personalize. When that menu appears you will see a set of options go to the bottom and click on "display settings". That will open up a new window, y.ou'll see a picture of two monitors, a "1" and a "2" right click on "2" and click attached . that should do it for vista.

    For xp. right click on the desktop, click properties, a window should appear, there sill be tabs, click the "settings" tab, click the display list and selecd your second monitor. select the "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" option and click apply.

    Everything should be working fine but if not don't hesitate to let me know.

    have a good day!
     
  3. Grimm_Oaks

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    i got it to display on both screens but when I try run dreamweaver/msn and open a web page to check e-mails or websites everything is only coming up on the one monitor.


    im using a laptop if that makes a differance graph card is a geforce go7300


    and i love the name :)
     
  4. Grimm_Oaks

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    never mind that i think i have it going, now the only problem is im trying it out with a few things games, software ect. Works ok with dreamweaver, msn goes a bit wonky and if I use a game and have a web page/msn running the game minimizes. Is this normal?




    *EDIT*
    Nope if i minimize msn or webpages they go back to my laptop monitor, is there actualy a way where i can run progs and have msn and web pages on the other screen?
     
  5. reddwarf1387

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    As far as i know there is no way to make a program launch in the second screen, however i do know that after you launch certain programs and drag them to the other monitor they will then open on that monitor. as far as games go you will have to run them in windowed mode to be able to use the second monitor for your web pages.
    here are some links i dugg up....

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/1020940.html

    http://www.realtimesoft.com/multimon/faq.asp
    that one has a LOT of info

    http://www.geek.com/articles/xyzcomputing/the-dual-monitor-experiment-2004066/
    that one is pretty cool as well

    hope this helps out let me know if it don't i'm off to try it out on my dual monitor setup
     
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