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Windows 7: Windows 7 Extended Display Question

11 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 Extended Display Question

Hi.

I'm using my Plasma TV as an extended display so I can watch movies.

For me to get the mouse to the TV side I have to drag it all the way to the right in my pc monitor.

My question is, can I switch what side I have to drag my mouse to, to get it to the extended display (My Plasma TV). Like on the left, top or down?

Because I'ts very annoying for me when I close a window or hit the show desktop button on the down right corner (which I do alot) and my mouse disappearing on me to the other side instead of not being able to go any further.

Please Help a newb here!!
Thanks

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11 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

You can decide where you want to drag the mouse, I don't remember exactly though I know the nvidia control panel has some pretty verse options. You should be able to set it up in personalize. =)
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11 Dec 2009   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Right click desktop, choose Screen Resolution. Drag and drop displays as you want. For example, if you put display 2 on top of display 1, you have to move the mouse pointer over the top of the display 1 to enter display 2.

Kari


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11 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

That was so easy!

Thanks a lot Kari!

Can I ask another question while I'm at it?
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11 Dec 2009   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hostelo View Post
That was so easy!

Thanks a lot Kari!

Can I ask another question while I'm at it?
Of course, just ask...
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11 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Why when I open my Windows Media Center and try to use Media Broswer on the extended display it does not show completely

What I mean is when I maximize it in the Plasma TV the corners are like if it was too big for the screen, if I try to fix the resolution to make it smaller so the whole window can fit, media broswer then does not open.

Why is this?

Thanks
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11 Dec 2009   #7

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

That is a question I don't know the answer. We have a whole sub forum for Media Center related issues. Check it here, I'm sure some of the MC gurus can help you.

Kari
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11 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

thanks
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11 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hostelo View Post
Why when I open my Windows Media Center and try to use Media Broswer on the extended display it does not show completely

What I mean is when I maximize it in the Plasma TV the corners are like if it was too big for the screen, if I try to fix the resolution to make it smaller so the whole window can fit, media broswer then does not open.

Why is this?

Thanks
Sounds like a resolution conflict. Do you have HDMI cables running to the plasma? I'd try setting the resolutions for the monitor and the TV the same? I haven't actually done this since the last time we used a big TV we used it as the main monitor =P
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11 Dec 2009   #10

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Right click desktop, choose Screen Resolution. Drag and drop displays as you want. For example, if you put display 2 on top of display 1, you have to move the mouse pointer over the top of the display 1 to enter display 2.

Kari
Never realised you could drag them around, makes my life far easier on a dual-screen vertical mount - many thanks...

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