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Windows 7: twin monitors and game

03 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
twin monitors and game

just installed twin monitors and wondering if there is a way to stretch a game to over both monitors?

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04 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

Hi Vett,

What graphics card are you using? or are you running the displays off of the Motherboard?
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04 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

If you only have onboard graphics, then I'd say it's not possible.

Plus multi-monitor gaming looks best with a minimum of 3 monitors. If you play stuff like FPS games then the centre of the game will be in between both monitors.
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04 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

the card is a NVidia g force 9400 GT
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04 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

it seems that it will be possible, you will probably have to use Nvidia software to configure the screens to span across the two screens.
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04 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

right now I have the desk top background across the two screens so that part is fine I will look into the software.
another question is when I play borderlands it comes up on one screen but I can't use the other screen to do anything else, for instance check email, the mouse cursor won't go to the other screen to do anything, only when playing the game>
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04 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vett View Post
right now I have the desk top background across the two screens so that part is fine I will look into the software.
another question is when I play borderlands it comes up on one screen but I can't use the other screen to do anything else, for instance check email, the mouse cursor won't go to the other screen to do anything, only when playing the game>
Because the mouse cursor is focused in the full screen window on the main monitor. You'd have to play in windowed mode to do what you want to do. Some third-party multi-monitor software may be able to help, but with just Windows and Geforce panel if you managed to get the cursor on to the second monitor the game would minimise as soon as you focus on another window.
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04 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

The only way i know which could probably get round that is if you open the game in window mode, otherwise i dont know any one around that.
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04 Jun 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

OK just figured it out, is I hit alt-enter it goes to a small window and I can use the other screen.
Thanks
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04 Jun 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
 
 

No Problem, dont forget to rep those who helped, and could you update your system spec with your graphic card info to help in the future
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