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Author Topic: Dual monitor layout  (Read 2373 times)

jgpaiva

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Dual monitor layout
« on: February 18, 2006, 10:46:46 AM »
Hey! I have a doubt to post to you users of dual-monitor layout.
I have just noticed that it may be a big help to me having such configuration, since my laptop's screen is quite small.
As i have one crt monitor from an old computer, i figured "why not connect it to my computer and have much more space?".
But my problem is exactly that, i have one laptop, and it doesn' have a very good gpu.
What i wanted to ask you is if there is any possibility for me to connect that screen to my computer and use it as a second desktop.
I have one ATI Radeon Mobility X700.
I hope someone can help me, that would be really handy.
Thanks!

taichimaster

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Re: Dual monitor layout
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 02:03:03 PM »
It should be just a matter of connecting your old monitor to your laptop's VGA D-Sub input and then go to Display Properties Setting, click on the 2nd screen and then check the "Extend my Windows desktop onto this computer".

What OS are you using though?  I seem to remember ATI had poor dual monitor support for Win2K.

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Re: Dual monitor layout
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006, 02:10:38 PM »
jgpaiva isn't this what you want: http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=2447.0

but you posted on that thread so you must know about it..

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Re: Dual monitor layout
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006, 06:54:59 PM »
"Extend my Windows desktop onto this computer"
Damn... I feel stupid.. Thanks, that's the way to do it! :D
I'm happy, I have a dual monitor layout!

(mouser: unfortunatelly, I don't have 2 computers, only one computer and one extra screen. I posted because i thought it was a hard thing to configure ;) )