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Solved: Multi-Monitor Troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Highdro, May 11, 2008.

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  1. Highdro

    Highdro Thread Starter

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    There is a couple annoyances I have found after setting up my second monitor that maybe some of you have experienced or know how to resolve.

    They both really pertain to games.

    1.) When I load a game such Warcraft 3, It doesn't match the resolution of my 24'' LCD which is 1920x1200. Thus causing my background to overlap to the second monitor since WC3 only runs at 1600x1200 max resolution. I supposed to could just set my monitor to 1600x1200 before playing, but if there is a workaround.

    2.) I can't use my second monitor while in a game. Which is the whole reason I wanted a second monitor, is so that I can use the Internet while playing a game without having to ALT-TAB out of the game. For instance I can't just move my mouse all the way to the right and it goes onto the second monitor, its trapped within the game parameters. I have to ALT-TAB out of the game to use the second monitor, which defeats the purpose of having one.
     
  2. ChRoNo16

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    These are two things you cant change.

    WC3 is a one monitor game, and resolution wise you cant modify the game any farther. I wen through it with all my games.

    As far as Alt-Tabbing thats just standard for anything that runs full screen. you can try running it in a window. but chances ae youll have the same issue.
     
  3. Highdro

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    Ok, Thanks.

    I figured that running in a windowed mode would solve it, problem is that WC3 doesn't have a windowed mode option
     
  4. ChRoNo16

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    google search it, i think you can change something in the desktop icon to make it wok.

    Not sure, I never cared that much
     
  5. Highdro

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    There is a way to run in windowed mode.

    Right-Click and selected Properties from the shortcut you want to run in a window.

    Type -window after the target command and apply it.

    Example:

    "C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\Frozen Throne.exe" -window

    This does allow me to switch to my other monitor without having to ALT-TAB or minimize the game.

    Only problem now, which only time will tell, is if this will screw up game play. Such as scrolling an stuff.

    Ok, This window does not allow my to Scroll to the Right or Down, but I guess thats what I have to deal with if I want things to work this way
     
  6. ChRoNo16

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    Couldn't tell yah. Best of luck though.

    Chrono16
     
  7. Highdro

    Highdro Thread Starter

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    thanks for the help Chrono
     
  8. Highdro

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    I take that back. I can scroll to the right and down, its just sensitive as to where you are on the screen since you can go too far and into the next monitor.
     
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