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Windows 7: dual screen toggle button question

08 Oct 2010   #1
rkidd

win 7 pro x64
 
 
dual screen toggle button question

hi i'm asking this question here as i've browsed the forum and dont know which thread to post my dual screen question. i have a dual screen setup of my normal pc monitor and my tv which i only use when watching media files.

my question, is their a registry shortcut or something (one-click) that i can put on the desktop to toggle my 2nd screen (tv) being active instead of having to right-click.. check.. apply wait and then apply all the time?


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08 Oct 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

So, you want to turn a display off at the push of a button?
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08 Oct 2010   #3
rkidd

win 7 pro x64
 
 

yes, either a one button toggle or if that is not possible then two separate buttons. one to turn on and then one to turn off
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08 Oct 2010   #4
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Have you looked into a KV KVM switch? Basically you step on it and it swaps your display. Or if you leave one end connected to nothing, turns it off.

*NOTE: it's a KVM switch, not KV*
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08 Oct 2010   #5
rkidd

win 7 pro x64
 
 

will look into it, thank you
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08 Oct 2010   #6
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If anyone knows of software, however, that's probably cheaper, but I love my KVM switch.
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08 Oct 2010   #7
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I have used desktop shortcuts to switch from dual to single monitors, and back to dual again.

DisplaySwitch.exe /internal switches me to just my main monitor.
C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /internal

DisplaySwitch.exe /extend switches me to dual displays.
C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /extend

Have a look at this > Display Switch Shortcut - Create
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08 Oct 2010   #8
rkidd

win 7 pro x64
 
 

those are the shortcut switches that i was looking for, perfect! thank you
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08 Oct 2010   #9
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

You're welcome, glad I could help.
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