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How to play one on monitor and do something else on the other?

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I recently bought a 23"LED LCD monitor and before had a 32" flat lcd tv.

I want to play games on the tv and browse the net on the led lcd freely without having to constantly alt tab. Is there also a way to make games load on the tv instead of the LED LCD. The LED LCD is the main monitor.

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A rather dirty solution would be windowed mode. Sorry I can't offer anything more elegant...
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games will only ever load on the main screen. If you want to freely move the mouse out of your game to your other monitor, you need to run the game in a "maximized window mode" instead of fullscreen.
    
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^ I tried maximized window mode but I can't move my mouse freely from one monitor to another unless I alt tab. Can I do it without alt tab?
    
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Lets hope by DirectX 13 there will be a feature implemented where it won't cause the game to fully minimize when you focus out of the App with control of the card.

Quite surprised nV or AMD hasn't done any wizardry relating to this driver-side.
    
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Sigh. Oh well. Thanks you guys!
    
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Maximized windowed mode does work. The game just needs to support that. Also, some games lock the mouse so you can't actually scroll to the other screen. Pausing the game or opening some type of menu though will allow you to scroll to the other monitor, on Steam bringing up the overlay works as well.
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