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Windows 7: Can I use dual monitors independent of each other?


09 Apr 2012   #1

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Can I use dual monitors independent of each other?

I am aware of Ultramon and Display Fusion but what I want to do is this. I'm gaming on Monitor 1 (main) in full screen. I have other programs active on Mon 2 but if I click on anything there, the game will minimize on Mon 1. This is what I would like to avoid.

Thanks for any and all help, Ken

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10 Apr 2012   #2

 
 

Unfortunately not Ken.

The only way to avoid that would be to run the game in Windowed mode which is less than a stellar workaround.
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10 Apr 2012   #3

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Smarty. That's what I suspected but thought I would ask anyway. I may just stop researching my problems and come here for a quick answer. This forum is great!

I do have three monitors, dual on gaming computer and the other on a backup computer, so I guess I have it covered, lol.
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14 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Most games now days support full screen windowed to accomplish this, other than that there is no way to my knowledge.
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15 Apr 2012   #5

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15 Apr 2012   #6

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Hey, Guy that is perfect, exactly what I wanted.

Thank you, Ken
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15 Apr 2012   #7

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My pleasure Ken, glad I could help

A Guy
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