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Windows 7: Learn something new every day

20 Apr 2009   #1

 
 
Learn something new every day

I've been a laptop user for some years now (at least untill i get myself a kick a$$ gaming rig ). But, i have not found any use (until now) for the 'Extended Desktop' utilised in most laptops these days.

Until now....

My laptop has an Intel 943GML mobile graphics display. I have it set up to output to my 43" plasma TV so I can watch my downloaded Movies & TV files.

It wasn't until the other day that i thought i'd experiment with the extended desktop feature & was pleasently supprised

I now have either Media Centre or PowerDVD open in full screen on my TV while using all other features on my laptop, totally wicked


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20 Apr 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Glad you've found multiple desktops useful. I wouldnt go back to a single monitor now, its a lot more convenient.
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20 Apr 2009   #3

 
 

You're telling me LOL. All i need to do now is get myself a VGA-HDMI converter
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20 Apr 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Haven't had the joy of dual monitors yet although I do have two 22" screens, unfortunately my partner uses the other on my other computer.

Question, is there some way of putting a splitter on it so I can switch it over when she is not using it?
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20 Apr 2009   #5

 
 

Hmmmm, the $65,000 question
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20 Apr 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Found my answer, it is a bit more costly then I thought.



DVI-D Video switch one digital HDTV monitor multiple computers
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20 Apr 2009   #7

 
 

1 question is, is there a way to lock the screens (e.g. stop the mouse pointer at the edge of the first screen) as when i'm scrolling down i keep accidentally moving to the other screen & disturbing the movie (bringing the controls up) LOL
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20 Apr 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

This year, I will be on dual monitors with hopes it will help developing software a bit easier.
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20 Apr 2009   #9

windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Haven't had the joy of dual monitors yet although I do have two 22" screens, unfortunately my partner uses the other on my other computer.

Question, is there some way of putting a splitter on it so I can switch it over when she is not using it?

if the other monitor has two inputs or more just use a different cable for the monitor and when shes not using it switch the input on the monitor and detect the monitor on your windows pc
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20 Apr 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I really wanted to go through DVI and there is only 1 and the other is VGA but I might have a play and see how it looks, thanks TripOG.
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