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Windows 7: 2 monitors

09 Oct 2010   #1
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 
2 monitors

Is there a way to use 2 monitors on one to play a game and on another one to use for another think see a movie surf the web and so on? I can do that but when i click on the other monitor the game go minimize like alt+tab


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09 Oct 2010   #2
razy60

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos
 
 

Assuming you have the display set as extended then reduce the resolution in the game settings you will need to reduce the game setting if it on high as well.
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09 Oct 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Short of running the game in windowed mode, no.
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09 Oct 2010   #4
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

This is exactly what I am doing right now. Playing Left 4 Dead 2 while I answer posts

Anyways, you HAVE to run the game in Windowed mode. No other way to do it.

~Lordbob
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10 Oct 2010   #5
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 

in windowed mode i know that. But some of them might have or not and some of them windowed mode is weird.

So the only choice is to run them in windowed mode.

Thank you.
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14 Oct 2010   #6
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 

is there a way to have the taskbar on both monitors?
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14 Oct 2010   #7
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

At my work we use Multi-Mon
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14 Oct 2010   #8
esha

Win 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I'm using Ultra Mon, that gives you a taskbar on both monitors and several additional features.
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14 Oct 2010   #9
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For the games that don't have the option try some of the suggestions here,

How to start games windowed mode - Video Games
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15 Oct 2010   #10
Dj Aligator

Windows 7
 
 

i know how to put a game in windowed mode but some of them don't have and no matter what you do you can't go in windowed mode. I don't need because of game i don't play much. I'm gonna use thos 2 applications to see which i need most. Thank you
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