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Windows 7: Cant span my desktop to another monitor

15 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate or xp Professional
Cant span my desktop to another monitor

Theres been an issue with desktop SPANNING for deulscreen gaming on a nvidia graphics card since the launch of vista GUI.

Note: i am speaking of desktop SPANNING being able to extend the resolution of a single desktop or screen to the second monitor.
aka (1440x900+ (custom resolution)1280x900) = 2720x900

This is critical to do deulscreen gaming in 3D or not. as the game then maximizes over both screens and your able to extend the GUI to all of the 2720x900 pixels.

I am currently running desktop extender
rightclick on desktop> screen resolution > multiple displays > extend these displays.

Although this works best with multitasking and commiting a single program to each monitor or using windows that are expandable like windows media player to increase productivity.
This does NOT however fix the Deulscreen gaming problem as the game maximizes on only one desktop. for example the 1440x900.

I am aware this works in windows xp but seeing as windows 7 is more expensive and new this should be available as well as additional options!!!

I am also aware this works on ATI graphics cards with eyefinity and hydravision. I and MANY others are using Nvidia cards WITHOUT THIS OPTION! Frustrated because we upgraded EXPENSIVELY to windows 7 and now we are actually having an even worse gaming expierience on windows 7 than on XP.

Now its been a long time since the launch of the vista GUI and that same GUI and some of it flaws came to windows 7.
Has there been a solution found?
Are you even looking into the problem?
Is this going to be fixed?????
Is there a screen driver i could use to add the function?

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15 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 ultimate or xp Professional

i sent this message directly to microsoft support too becuse litteraly thousands of post has been posted on it and this is just one of those things thats been around since vista that microsoft simply refuses to fix. i need a solution even if it means changing windows BASE CODE!
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15 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 ultimate or xp Professional

this is also something i recently discovered. everyone says try ultramon or display fusion. but none of them has the spesefic function that allows games to maximize over 2 monitors.

Also i cant decide whether this is Nvidia's fault or Windows's fault. however ATI has made a solution called Eyefinity this however doesnt work for nvidia users. I want to wait for working fixes but this requires more than waiting since this has been around since the launch of vista and still hasnt been fixed.
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15 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 ultimate or xp Professional

if anyone knows where to find nvidia Nview drivers or a working download link of it because nvidia doesnt distribute it anymore.

also on xp if you get the option to choose " as one large horizontal desktop" on the resolution screen..
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15 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 ultimate or xp Professional

nope actual window manager doesnt have window spanning either
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