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Windows 7: Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

14 Aug 2012   #1
Djoulz Saito

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 
Dual monitor setup - fullscreen goes on wrong monitor

First of all, hello! And thanks for your time!

I am running a dual monitor setup with my TV hooked up via HDMI to my laptop.

Everything was working fine before, I always had the laptop as my main display yet I could play a video or a game fullscreen on the TV.

Since a couple of days, as soon as I put something in fullscreen, it immediately goes on my laptop, regardless if it's open on my TV or my laptop.

I don't remember changing/installing anything that could've changed that...

I checked a bit in the AMD vision software and the Windows control pannel but I can't seem to solve my problem without switching my TV as the main display.

I also made a quick search on google as well as here but the problems were mainly with Flash, which isn't in cause here.



Here are my system specs:

Toshiba Satellite L75D
Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
AMD Radeon 6520G

Thanks!

Djoulz.


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19 Aug 2012   #2
Wozzie

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

My desktop has my LCD monitor through Display Port and my TV through DVI. What I do is have my multiple monitors set to "Extend these displays" and make the LCD the primary display. Ive included two pictures of what my settings look like, first is with the LCD(1) selected and the second is the TV(2).

I will say that sometimes the program you are using forces the fullscreen to go to the primary screen, I have had this trouble with Everquest a number of years ago. There was a program that you could run with the game that allowed you to put the game window into boxes, different screens and a bunch of other things.

I primarily use my TV for watching movies/tv, Media Player Classic does a great job of being able to open to fullscreen in either monitor, regardless of how the monitors are setup.


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20 Aug 2012   #3
Djoulz Saito

Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the input, however, I don't want to set the TV as my main display as it is plasma and I'm afraid of burn in...

It used to work just fine, I could play a video on VLC and have it fullscreened on the TV yet browse internet and have my main diplay on my laptop...
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