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Windows 7: Using Monitor to split display?

13 Nov 2011   #1
CloudS

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Using Monitor to split display?

Using a laptop and have a old CRT monitor. Can I use this monitor to split the display, like half display on the laptop and the other half on the monitor, like there is side by side screens mainly for gaming. The laptop is widescreen and the monitor is some 17''.

I have succeded in displaying the whole screen on the monitor, but don't know about the splitting.


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13 Nov 2011   #2
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi
have a look at this guide and see if it helps Dual monitor setup Dual monitors: How to connect two monitors to one computer
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13 Nov 2011   #3
CloudS

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
hi
have a look at this guide and see if it helps Dual monitor setup Dual monitors: How to connect two monitors to one computer
Using the guide, I setup the monitor and choose Extend display. Now, when I move the cursor beyond the boundry of 1 display, it does get to the other display but the problem is the applications and games does not extend to the other display.

I can drag the windows to display 2, but what I want is say when I open an app like MS Word, the half display is on monitor 1 and the other half on monitor 2.
BTW my ATI GPU supports Eyefinity, if I can make use of that.
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13 Nov 2011   #4
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

ok like in my pic? this is my two monitors/desktops.


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13 Nov 2011   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

have you tried this program you can trial it for 30 days display fusion i use it its a well written program for duel displays LINK >>> DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more...
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13 Nov 2011   #6
CloudS

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
ok like in my pic? this is my two monitors/desktops.
I guess, yes. The app or in your pic video is completely on 1 monitor and you can drag the window to another monitor or in between as you have shown.

I am trying to get something like this, got this from Google.


About the software that you have mentioned, I haven't tried it yet and will do.

PS: I may not be available to reply to this topic for a few days as I'll be away.


Thanks
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13 Nov 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why would you want to do that? Any FPS type of game would be next unplayable as the crosshair would be slit right down the middle between the two screens.

Also why you will find few if any games listed here,

Master Game List | Widescreen Gaming Forum

and how to play them on two screens.
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13 Nov 2011   #8
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

ah yes two desktops you have to make one monitor primary (that's where your start menu will be) do try the display fusion out and post back with your results
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17 Nov 2011   #9
CloudS

Windows 7
 
 

OK, I will try the Display Fusion.
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