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Windows 7: Dual Monitor

01 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
Dual Monitor

Hi, wondering if anyone could help me out here.

Just got windows 7 at work and have found a few 'glitches' after hooking up my second monitor. I've always used a second monitor but with the new windows 7 OS on my work laptop, weird things have started happening.

First off, with the new task bar, when i have two of the same program open, and i minimize both windows, i can't re-open them without switching the taskbar properties to "combine when full". The other problem i have been having is while typing, I find I can't type a capital letter using the shift key to begin a paragraph, and I cannot sweep highlight any text with my mouse. These are just a few problems i've found and im wondering if they are problems with my mouse/keyboard (which aren't very old) or if anyone has any other solutions.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2010   #2

Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit, Build 7600

Welcome to SevenForums.

First of all, please complete your System Specs so we can identify the situation.

We cannot tell what you should do to solve your problem.

What is your VGC Display?
Are you trying to add 2nd monitor from exteded VGA port or HDMI?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7

I don't know much about computer specs, thats why I didn't fill it out, but this is what is on the laptop:
ACER TravelMate 5530 Laptop
AMD Athlon 64x2 dual-core rocessor QL-60
15.4" WXGA LCD
896M ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics HyperMemory

as for the mouse and keyboard:
Logitech optical mouse M/N M-BT96a
Multimedia keyboard model# KB-8101
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7

and my second monitor works fine the vga port on the side of the laptop, I just have these problems while its plugged in. For the most part, everything works fine when im just using my laptop alone
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