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Windows 7: Some Help With Dual Screens

24 Nov 2009   #1
Craggles

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Some Help With Dual Screens

On my primary monitor I've run a 360 and my Windows 7 p.c into it. I've set up a shortcut hotkey so that I can disable the primary to swap to the 360 when needs be. However I'd like to be able to access the web whilst using my 360 without having to cycle through the monitor menu to swap back. So I got my old monitor on my desk, however I can't think what to do with it. It's got a lower resolution than my primary so simply making it the secondary whenever I want to use the 360 isn't viable (it messes up the icons). I can't think of any work around, using ultramon and shrinking the main image isn't very good either due to it having both delay and a lower framerate even at the the highest systme usage settings. Can you guys think of any work arounds? I've tried saving the icon positions but then firefox still opens in the main monitor. I really would like to swap monitors on the fly with a hotkey and restore icons later.


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24 Nov 2009   #2
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

I'm not sure this is what you mean but have you tried holding down the windows key and hitting the P key?
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24 Nov 2009   #3
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

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25 Nov 2009   #4
Craggles

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thansk for the windows + p solution, that's very sufficient. Is there anyway of having 2 different icon setups for 2 different resolutions?
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25 Nov 2009   #5
johnhoh

Win7 ultimate
 
 

not sure about that
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