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Windows 7: Hotkey to Multiple Displays

16 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Hotkey to Multiple Displays


I've been browsing the web to find an answer for my question, but with no luck.

I use Windows 7 on a PC which is setup to be both an office and an entertainment computer. Therefore it's connected to two seperate screens with one graphic card. The screens are one 19" desktop screen (1280x1024) and one 40" Samsung LCD TV (1920x1080). When I'm browsing the web, working with documents etc. I use the desktop screen and when I watch movies, pictures etc. I use the TV.

Now I'm trying to switch between them in an easy way. I've tried several third party applications but eventually found that the best way to switch between these in fact is to use Windows 7 built-in software. I've setup Windows to recognize the two seperate screens and I switch between them by using the "Multiple Displays" option in the settings. I then switch by using "show desktop only on 1/2".

Do anyone know if this switch can be done by using a hotkey combination through Windows or through some other software? It's not the end of the world right clicking the desktop and doing it, but it'd be nice to save a few clicks every time.

I'm thankful for any help!

Best regards,
Kim - Sweden

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16 Nov 2009   #2
Orbital Shark


Hi mimsan69, welcome to the forums.

You can use the WIN+P combination to bring up a quick menu of the multiple display options

Hope this helps :)

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10 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

THANKS SO MUCH! This is just what I was looking for too and now I don't care that nView is no longer included with nVidia's driver packs.
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