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Windows 7: Getting used to dual monitors

08 Aug 2010   #1
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
Getting used to dual monitors

I recently posted laptop for wife but she ended up wanting a new tv so i got the vizio 37 in lcd but it has a few features a 42 inch vizio doesn't have

anyhow from switching to display2 display and turning the tv to the cable and hdmi off does the video card reconize that that monitor isn't being used and doesnt co mingle with the desktop on the second screen ?

or does it just do nothing because it is off inactive or hdmi port is not in use?

just wondering never used dual screens untill i though of g i could watch movies from my pc to tv with out having to burn disc anymore so pretty much i am new to this effect

so please i hope i dont sound too stupid but i just wanted to know

also is there anyway to play games and the other screen do movies or that just can't happen thanks looking forward to some replys


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08 Aug 2010   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

The computer will still see the 2nd monitor and still "display" to it, but if you are, say watching TV, on it at the same time, it will display that instead.

~Lordbob
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08 Aug 2010   #3
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

In regard to the games and movies question, generally this is not easy with games as they by nature like to full screen applications. Unless a remote or some other interface is had to control the movie, you wouldn't be able to control the movie while in-game. Generally, you would want to make the movie be on the secondary display to avoid issues.
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09 Aug 2010   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I figured gaming and movie play can be done at the same time but i was wondering about the controls


I dont want to be gaming then the next thing you know the mouse is killing the movie lol

slowly but surley im learning how to do this dual monitor it just helps when people know what to do therefore why i ask my questions thanks alot guys

i apreciate the good info
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09 Aug 2010   #5
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

It will remain on whichever one is active until you switch with the source button.

~Lordbob
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09 Aug 2010   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

ok so basicly i can run the movie on the secondary and run the game on the main and just let the game use it cause the movie wont be effected due to the override of the game ?

Im going to try this and report back
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09 Aug 2010   #7
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Yes, that should work.

~Lordbob
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10 Aug 2010   #8
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

ok i tryed to use the monitors to do two different things but it doesn't work is there a way i can get a walk through on how to use two monitors running two different apps with out conflicting each other or is there a program

I was told i could do this but it seems like it is not happening i want to be able to load a movie on one monitors via 37 inch vizio and game on my 22 inch with out swapping monitors back in fourth
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10 Aug 2010   #9
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You will need to run them both in windowed mode

~Lordbob
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10 Aug 2010   #10
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

i got you so no full display can be used ?

well if that is the case i can always use the usb link on the tv to co mingle with the eternal hd that should allow me to watch movies with out using the pc too ?

I m asking cause im not sure what the effect of usb being put to this tv if it would even recnize it like that
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