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Windows 7: Dual Monitors: Some Questions

26 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04
Dual Monitors: Some Questions

Alright, so I just bought a new monitor and I'm now using two monitors!

I had a couple questions though.

One, is there a way to make the "print screen" key only capture monitor 1 and not both? Or does anyone know of any freeware that'll do the same thing and can use PrintScreen as its hotkey (overwriting Windows' default one)?

My other question is perhaps the more important one. I like having my primary monitor on the left and my second one on the right... but, I'm too used to X'ing out windows and the mouse flies over to the right side. What I was wondering about is if there's a way to "trap" the cursor in the current monitor unless you continually move it to the right, for a couple seconds or something. That way it would be easier to move the mouse around an entire monitor without having to worry about it flying over to the other screen.

Let me know if you guys know anything about this! Thanks!

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26 Apr 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Apparently this software might help you with your mouse problems:

Enable,Disable Dual Monitors, Change Orientation with Monitor Control

As far as the print screen problems, I'd suggest that you use the Alt+Printscreen function which simply captures the active window.

Jing is a print screen program that many people use, in the event that you want something more sophisticated than the normal functions of your entire visual screen(s) and just an active window.
Jing | Add visuals to your online conversations
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26 Apr 2010   #3

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit

Or you can use the Sniping tool. Just start it and then take the whole screen.
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26 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate and Ubuntu 9.04

That software works but isn't quite what I wanted... it makes the mouse move really slowly and such when you lock it onto a monitor...

Anybody know any other alternatives?
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