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Multiple Monitors

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by knightofnuada, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. knightofnuada

    knightofnuada Nibble Poster

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    I wonder if anyone knows the answer to this because I'm stumped.

    I want to connect a second monitor to my laptop. I want it to display exactly what's on the screen on the laptop.

    I connect the second monitor to my laptop, and install the driver. Enable the second monitor as an extension of my desktop.

    It works, I can drag a window across onto the second monitor. But I can't seem to find a way to get it to display the same thing on the laptop at once.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    In the 'settings' tab of the screen properties there should be a tickbox saying something like 'extend my desktop'. Try unticking it.

    Harry.
     
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  3. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    To be honest I aint sure this can be done...at least within windows...but maybe if u use the software for the graphics card itself that might sort it out for u...
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    its actually the default mode for most laptops
    try as broom says
    also check the drivers for the GFX card, ATI control panel and nvidia control panel handle this fine
     
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  5. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Aye, I use this setting all the time fot a LCD projector. Most laptops allow you to use the Fn key with F8 or one of those. It will switch between mirroring the monitor, extending the desktop etc.
     
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  6. knightofnuada

    knightofnuada Nibble Poster

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    Thanks guys ...

    Problem solved ...

    Fn key on the laptop ...
    [Homer] Doh! [/Homer]
     
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