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Poll Results: Do you think 2D surround should have customisable features?

 
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post #1 of 7
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Hey guys I've had 2D surround for a while now running on my 3 Samsung 2032BW's and I was wondering if there was a way to put the Windows task bar on one screen instead of all three? Its just a waste of pixels considering I never have 300 programs running to fill the 60" task bar.

I've had a little look on the internet and it seems the features only available to AMD cards frown.gif

I used to only have 2 screens and I remember how it worked, not like 2D surround and I did like that but now I have 3 screens it's acting like one big screen (if you have 1 or 2 screens and not 3). I'm not too bothered if there's no way to do this because I've kinda got used to it now.

I think 2D surround should have more customisable features like this, it would be cool if I could have independent desktop backgrounds as well!! smile.gif What do you think? I'll make a poll =]

Although I guess soon it doesn't matter considering Win 8 supports 3 screens out the box. (I have installed the RC before and it worked on all 3) which is good really. I don't like how windows doesn't support more than 2 screens ATM, the same with audio outputs (I think it's silly how you can only have one at a time).
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post #2 of 7
I was playing around with multi screen options last night. Once you turn on eyefinity and link the displays its difficult to break them apart again. If you do break them apart (I used a windows 7 setting to break them back apart) then you can extend the desktop through hydravision without having task bar or desktop on anyhting but the main monitor. I will also be looking forward to windows 8 and hope they set up the ability to send just sound over hdmi.
    
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post #3 of 7
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lol its funny you mention HDMI and sound! when I had 2 screens, I'd connect to my TV via HDMI for watching movies and such =p although I'd have to set the audio output in windows to the HDMI cable every time and it meant a lot of messing about which I was annoyed about each time plus all sounds then play through the TV speakers meaning the movies audio got disturbed by whatever I might be using. Its even more annoying now though because where I have my 3 screens plugged in the HDMI connection buggers up the 2D surround! So I can't have it plugged in at all.

I thought it would be so nice if windows could just send the video to the TV instead of using it as an entirely new screen. So I am looking forward to Windows 8 because it seems they've improved the possibilities and they've improved stuff like the task manager and various other programs that when you think about it haven't changed atall since... windows 2000 or maybe xp?
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post #4 of 7
I am running a 55 inch 3d tv along with a 24 inch gateway (high res). I use a highish end A/V reciever. It seems it can not handshake 3 d content through the reciever even though its capable (1.4a compliant), So I tend to use it for sound only. Unfortunately as you describe it is seen as a monitor (my reciever) so to get sound out of it I have to enable it as a extended screen. I use the duplicate or extend option and that seems to work but its making my video card put a image out to reciever that is not being used.
    
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bump

is there really no mods or anything out there that'll help me with this issue? tongue.gif
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post #6 of 7
I use the duplicate or extend option and that seems to work but its making my video card put a image out to reciever that is not being used. g.gif
post #7 of 7
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oh my!

I just used the activate all displays option and its done it!

I've been using span all this time! I thought it was the only way to do this but activate all displays works the way I want!

haha man I feel stupid ;p
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