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Advanced usage of dual monitors

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Recently I've decided to implement a 2nd monitor into my setup. I had something in mind, but not really sure if/how it can be done. What I was hoping was to be able to have games running in full screen mode on my main display, while being able to use my other display for other functions.

Now, yes, with my 2nd monitor plugged in, it does extend my desktop, and if I drag windows onto the extended desktop, I can see them while I'm playing a game, but I was hoping for a little bit more.

Ideally, what would be great would be when running a full screen game\\application, if my 2nd monitor could become like a primary desktop (with a start menu, and my desktop icons switched over to it), and if I could switch from having my keyboard & mouse controlling the game to become a regular keyboard and mouse input on the 2nd monitor.

Is there any way to do anything like this (without having to exit running a game in full screen mode)?
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Not that im aware of.
Why would you do that?
Seems your productivity both in game and out would suffer.

Not to mention your ability to actually control whats happening in the game.
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Most newer games support running a "maximized windowed mode" which will let you move your mouse to display 2 and interact with windows on that panel. Sometimes its just ticking on windowed mode in the games video options and selecting your native resolution.

This however isn't usually the case with any fps games. Really only like mmos and some rts games.
    
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Yeah, I guess I don't really need it to function like that, I just find coming out of full screen mode is often unstable, and I also figure that if I have to come out of full screen mode, then I can just do that on a single monitor anyways, and it defeats the purpose of a dual monitor for me. And correct me if I'm wrong rmp, but doesn't playing in windowed mode perform a lot worse than full screen mode? It's a valid suggestion, but not one that I'm interested in .

Thanks for confirming what I thought guys.
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