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Using external monitor on laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ShaneTanouye, Feb 21, 2004.

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  1. ShaneTanouye

    ShaneTanouye Thread Starter

    Jan 6, 2004
    I have an Inspiron 8200 Dell Laptop and want to hook up an external monitor that I have. I plug the monitor cable into the back of the laptop and through settings can bring up the wallpaper on my laptop and drag items over to the monitor but what I want to do is to only utilize the external monitor. I don't want to have to drag items over across the screens. Is there a way to disable the monitor on the laptop and only use the external monitor?
  2. cybertech

    cybertech Retired Moderator

    Apr 16, 2002
    Press the function key, it's purple I think and says fn, and then press the F8 key CRT/LCD.
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