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Windows 7: Dual monitor support?

04 Sep 2009   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Precisely what Lee was pointing to there. When you look at the back of the case at the video card itself if it provides a primary and secondary port your left monitor would plugged direct to the primary for the usual desktop you would expect to see.

The seocnd monitor then goes to the secondary port. As far as stretching the taskbar over across both screens the one included in Windows won't be able to while a 3rd party toolbar RocketDock will continue to strech across both as long as you continue to add shortcuts to it.




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06 Sep 2009   #12
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Thank you fellow members for emphasizing the point I was attempting to make. Maybe he was having a bad day, oh well. Hopefully he will find a way to make his work.

DisplayFusion Pro I believe has the ability to extend the Task Bar across two screens. DisplayFusion can be found here.
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06 Sep 2009   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Display Fusion works great. There's one thing to point about it however is that mainly for any problems seen while gaming or with some tv tuner card apps. Simply right click on the icon to exit it once you have the wallpapers set and you won't have worries later!
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06 Sep 2009   #14
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

What sort of problems?
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06 Sep 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Nothing major by any means. Most this is something you would tend to see with older programs, older games, etc. there while the newer programs supporting higher resolutions and multiple displays wouldn't even notice this.

I would have to recreate the same circumstances again in order to grab a few screens of how the display seems to shift from the first over to the second a bit. Once you exit Display fusion everything is instantly back to normal like nothing ever happened.
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06 Sep 2009   #16
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Might be worth reporting this to the program's author. Ive not experienced anything myself while gaming.
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06 Sep 2009   #17
y0himba

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am sure this has been asked, but I am old and searching through a billion posts is just beyond the patience of an old man.

Will multiple monitor spanning ever return to nVidia's drivers or to Windows Vista/7?

I miss playing games in 2880x900 and so forth. I am seriously considering downgrading to XP just for that reason.
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06 Sep 2009   #18
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

One of the two items noticed was not being able to close out the tuner card's application if the Display Fusion was active for an unknown reason there. When you went to click the X for closing that the X itself would simply flash each time until you were finally able to see that close on it's own. It's like the DF program was trying to set that as wallpaper.

Without DF running it then closes up instantly. The other was seen with an old 98-XP compatible pc game that otherwise still runs normally on the 64bit 7. I still have to reproduce the same circumstance I ran into when first try the DF program out to be more specific while that was also a minor problem likely from both wanting the same resources and not any real bug with DF itself.

I'm still trying to find a program that will stretch any game or program over full screen onto both which would good for some action titles or simulators for the full dual screen effect. DF is mainly for customizing your wallpapers between the two for seeing one stretched out or two separate background. The display settings in the control panel will only clone the first desktop onto the second which isn't quite the thing there.

In the windowed mode you can easily stretch WMP or most other windowed apps over with ease. For seeing this with full screen viewing that would be the plus for some 1st person as well as auto racing, flight simulator, and others there.

(I think two of us ended up on the same page for that! )
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06 Sep 2009   #19
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

yOhimba,

Why down grade, use a Virtual Machine, hence, the best of both worlds.
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06 Sep 2009   #20
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by y0himba View Post
Will multiple monitor spanning ever return to nVidia's drivers or to Windows Vista/7?
No. At least not in the foreseeable future. Horizontal support was disabled when Vista introduced WDDM 1.0 (Windows Display Driver Model)

It's a Windows limitation, not drivers.

The was talk of H-Span support returning with WDDM 2.0, but nothing definite.

Like I said in a previous post, fullscreen H-Span is dead.
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