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Windows 7: Dual monitor support?

02 Mar 2009   #1
box124

Windows 7
 
 
Dual monitor support?

Hey guys i'm not quite sure where to put this thread so i took a guess.

Anyway i have 2 22" LCD Monitors and when i plug them in. Windows 7 does this weird thing were when you select the option to extend the desktop spanning from left to right. Instead of simply scrolling from the left screen to the right screen with your hand as you usually would with any OS, Windows 7 BETA somewhat reverses it were you have to scroll to the left from your 1st monitor to get the 2nd monitor.

(sorry if this is really confusing im having a differculty writing this also haha)

And if you select your monitor on your left to be your primary monitor, it will wont do that it will move the it to your right monitor instead so i decided to physically switch the monitors around on my desk to get it normal. but i don't like the idea of my computer telling me what to do hahaha.

I know its a beta OS but its still based somewhat on vista.

ive got the latest drivers for my graphics card and my graphics card is a NVIDIA 260GTX so its pretty meaty and it can do dual monitor fine on other os's

any of your input would be great guys

thanks


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03 Mar 2009   #2
LePoilu

Vista H.P. SP1 x32 Seven RC x64
 
 

Hard to understand what you mean.. and if there's a question in your topic ...

But for what I understand. Windows don't know the physical position of your monitors on your desktop. By default it use "video output 1" for left monitor and "video output 2" for right monitor.
But if your left monitor is plugged on the "video output 2", you will have a windows desktop which doesn't correspond to the physical configuration.

I'm not at home so I can tel you exactly the way to do. But as under Vista and as under XP, you can change this settings under the "display settings" You just have to revert the "logical" position of your monitor, so the windows desktop will match to your physical configuration.

If nobody else help you before tonight (GMT+1 here) I'll tell you exactly what you have to do.
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03 Mar 2009   #3
z3r010

 

In the screen resolution settings, just grab the monitor and move it to the other side.

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19 Jul 2009   #4
julian nold

Windows 7 Beta
 
 

I, I am not quite sure what he is asking but I have a quite simmiliar question so I try it here frist.

I don't want to use my second monitor as a second "windows screen", I want both monitors to be used as one.

I don't want a clone, but I want to see the task bar go from the left side of the left screen to the right side of the right screen

Now I have windows extend on the second screen.

THX 4 HELP

Greetings
Julian
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19 Jul 2009   #5
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by julian nold View Post
I, I am not quite sure what he is asking but I have a quite simmiliar question so I try it here frist.

I don't want to use my second monitor as a second "windows screen", I want both monitors to be used as one.

I don't want a clone, but I want to see the task bar go from the left side of the left screen to the right side of the right screen

Now I have windows extend on the second screen.

THX 4 HELP

Greetings
Julian
You'll have to use a third party up to extend it, search the forum, there's two being developed currently.
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04 Sep 2009   #6
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
You'll have to use a third party up to extend it, search the forum, there's two being developed currently.
Question is, what would a newbie like myself search for? I blame old age for my lack of knowledge.

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04 Sep 2009   #7
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Actually there is a simple answer to the question. . .simply plug in the left monitor into the left side video out on your video card, then do the same for the right side monitor. It works for me, and has since NT 5.0.
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04 Sep 2009   #8
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You have obviously figured out the secret to spanning multiple monitors. Or did you not read the thread explaining the issue with no spanning support in Windows 7 and decide to give an answer that is not helpful, but looks incredibly cool?

If there are a couple of utilities being developed here, I am not finding them. I did a search for "span" and found 55 results, none of which mention a utility being developed.

I am very interested, so any help would be much appreciated.
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04 Sep 2009   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

The closest your going to get to spanning is with ultramon. And that is only with windowed mode and not fullscreen.

Fullscreen H-Span is dead in Vista and Seven
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04 Sep 2009   #10
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by y0himba View Post
You have obviously figured out the secret to spanning multiple monitors. Or did you not read the thread explaining the issue with no spanning support in Windows 7 and decide to give an answer that is not helpful, but looks incredibly cool? ...
Lee is a highly respected member of this forum. He does not have a reputation for playing games. Show some respect - did you test his proposition before you posted? If you did, report your results, not your opinion.

Anyway, the OP reversed his video ports. Moving the monitors instead of the cables was one solution, albeit a misunderstood one. Had the OP simply reversed his video cables, he would not have a problem. Seems to me that is exactly what Lee said.
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