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Windows 7: Switching between Monitors With Macro


07 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Switching between Monitors With Macro

Ok I have looked all over for a solution to this.

Ive used programs to manage multiple displays, but none of them do what I want them to do.

I have a 50" plasma and a 22" LCD Monitor.

I dont neccessarily need a taskbar on both (would be nice) because the one program I used wouldnt fully allow for two taskbars, it just mimiced what was on the other one (didnt allow for the right click pop-up menu).

I basically need to figure out a way to create a macro so that when I press a button on my G15 keyboard (if thats possible) or even if Its a desktop icon, that it will switch which display is my main display.

I want to use my LCD for reading web pages, because I hate the burn-in on my plasma from reading stuff online for hours.

But when I launch a video game (like Bioshock 2 or Left 4 Dead 2) it launches fullscreen on the display that I have set to the main display. I always want games to launch on my plasma, so in order to do that, I need to first right click on my desktop, go to Screen Resolution, and set my plasma as main display.

Now its not all that difficult to do, but it would MUCH MUCH nicer if I could bind it to a key on my G15 keyboard or even use an icon on my desktop that I could bind to my taskbar.

Any suggestions or is this even possible?


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08 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

It's possible, I've done something similar to this for a person recently who wanted their sound output switched around. If I get the time later on today (have school in about 30 minutes), then I will try to make this for you.
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