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Windows 7: Dual Monitor question (hard to phrase)

20 Feb 2010   #1
joseph10444

Win7 Pro 64
 
 
Dual Monitor question (hard to phrase)

so i use dual monitors.

is it possible when using the main monitor (laptop monitor 1366 x 768) in full screen mode (eg a game) and clicking to the other monitor without the full screen program going back to the desktop??

because whenever i play a game and want to click something on the other monitor, let's say to chat with somebody, the full screen program immediately goes back to the desktop..

is there any program to fix this? or any manual ways to go around this?
Much thanks!!!


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20 Feb 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

If you find a fix for this let me know. I have been trying to get this to work since Windows XP. Ugh!
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21 Feb 2010   #3
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
If you find a fix for this let me know. I have been trying to get this to work since Windows XP. Ugh!
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21 Feb 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

I play EVE like this, and that frustrated me too.

Then I found out that I can play in Windowed mode, and use Gamers Window Relocator to center the Game Windows, and I can swap back and forth constantly (and do).

This probably wont work well with FPS (you will need to unlock the mouse), but works great for MMOs or RPGs.

~Lordbob
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21 Feb 2010   #5
omegatron

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 & x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I play EVE like this, and that frustrated me too.

Then I found out that I can play in Windowed mode, and use Gamers Window Relocator to center the Game Windows, and I can swap back and forth constantly (and do).

This probably wont work well with FPS (you will need to unlock the mouse), but works great for MMOs or RPGs.

~Lordbob
Figures you would need a third party application...

"I'm a gaming PC. And Windows 7 was not my Ideal."
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21 Feb 2010   #6
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by omegatron View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
I play EVE like this, and that frustrated me too.

Then I found out that I can play in Windowed mode, and use Gamers Window Relocator to center the Game Windows, and I can swap back and forth constantly (and do).

This probably wont work well with FPS (you will need to unlock the mouse), but works great for MMOs or RPGs.

~Lordbob
Figures you would need a third party application...

"I'm a gaming PC. And Windows 7 was not my Ideal."


There is another way: Hit Window application, then simply MOVE it to where you want. If you can do it, you can also create a custom resolution to use that is slightly smaller than your Screen, and it will fit well.

I have had no problems for GWR, works great.

~Lordbob
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21 Feb 2010   #7
joseph10444

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

hmm GWR, as i click on relocate (x64) it does nothing...
and it's on windowed mode of my screen resolution...
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21 Feb 2010   #8
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by joseph10444 View Post
hmm GWR, as i click on relocate (x64) it does nothing...
and it's on windowed mode of my screen resolution...
Have you set the game into the program? I think you may need to start it after you start the game...

TBH, I don't remember. Try messing with it, and reading the website.

~Lordbob
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21 Feb 2010   #9
joseph10444

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

npoe it doesnt work, both on 64 and 86..
also it's a downer that their forum doesn't exist
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22 Feb 2010   #10
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Hmmm, thats odd.

Perhaps just use the other method for now?

~Lordbob
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