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So I have 3 23'n acer monitors running 5760x1080, and I have to admit, its very nice specially in BC2; however I do have one large problem. Is there a way that I can toggle my middle display to work by itself with like the right LCD when i'm not gaming for example?

Currently, it's really not needed to run three monitors, specially if i'm browsing the internet at night, 3 of these bad boys really light up the room.

Basically I'd like when i'm using eyefinity for my middle LCD to still be my main display, rather than my start bar being across three monitors and icons being all the way to the left. I would also like to specifically use my middle monitor with the right monitor only as well. so instead of 5760x1080 1-2-3-(On) it would be 1920x1080 1(off) 2-3(on). Two being consistent with my main monitor so if I play a game that eyefinity sucks on *WoW* i'm still looking just straight on.

I don't even mind if the left monitor is still running in extended as long as when I cut it off, nothing moves over there.

I really hope there is a way to overcome this as I imagine I can't be the only person with this issue...

Btw this is a picture of my current setup, building a new desk tomorrow morning, as this one is buckling under **** quality and the weight of the monitors. XD


Edited by twistedbran - 6/3/11 at 3:34pm
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Instead of creating a Display group with a 5760x1080 resolution, just extend the other two displays onto your main monitor.

Your taskbar will stay in the center screen and the other two screens will have no taskbar. You should look into a program called UltraMon if you do this.
    
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I manually turned everything off when I wasn't gaming. In theory, I believe that CCC should be able to reset your displays with a profile (i.e. have an eyefinity profile, an OC profile, and a standard profile), but I couldn't get the profiles to work at all in 11.3. Now in 11.5 the profiles are working superbly for my overclocking, however I don't have my eyefinity monitors with me to test that function out.

Also, the nice thing if profiles work is that you can just simply hit a button combination to get them to switch. I've been using ctrl+shift+ a number for each profile, since only by accident would I hit them together in a game, and it would be a big accident since you can't usually duck and run and change weapons at the same time
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Create profiles in catalyst. One profile in eyefinity. Then another one for extended desktop. Set shortcuts so switching is easy. Make one for eyefinity first then disable eyefinity and setup extended mode then save profile. Voila! Quick switching between two modes with just a few clicks.
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Create profiles in catalyst. One profile in eyefinity. Then another one for extended desktop. Set shortcuts so switching is easy. Make one for eyefinity first then disable eyefinity and setup extended mode then save profile. Voila! Quick switching between two modes with just a few clicks.
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I'll try this out.
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Glad i was able to help. Now enjoy that gaming haven!
Edited by crUk - 6/3/11 at 3:47pm
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So created the preset's but it doesn't change from one to the other, I just get the windows loading circle for a moment and it goes away
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I had a hard time getting the presets to work on my 5770 but i dont play in eyefinty as i sit to close... i am gona re try the presets when my new 6870 comes in though
    
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So created the preset's but it doesn't change from one to the other, I just get the windows loading circle for a moment and it goes away
Im not sure i get what you mean. Try different order if setting presets. Delete them all. Then make preset for extended first then set shortcut. Then enable eyefinity, adjust bezel save preset and shortcut. Also dont use shortcuts you used before i thinks ccc get confused when you use shortcuts for different presets even if you have deleted them.
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