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Currently I'm running a dual monitor set up. I have a 23 inch LG (used as my main monitor for gaming/movies/school work) and a 22 inch Dell (used for Rainmeter, temps, weather, etc.)

Whenever I start a game everything on my secondary monitor (which is off to my right) shifts over about an inch or so. Also, I have no icons on this monitor but when I start a game, some of the icons on my main monitor get shifted over to the secondary monitor.

My question is why does this happen and is there any way (aside from not playing games) that I can put an end to this?

Thanks in advance.
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Need system specs.

What video card are you running?

Are you managing desktop displays with Windows or GPU?
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i have found that this issue is normally due to not running the game at the screens resolution or the same as windows resolution for that screen

easiest fix is to always run your games at highest supported res of the screen smile.gif
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by capitaltpt View Post

Need system specs.
What video card are you running?
Are you managing desktop displays with Windows or GPU?

i7 920 2.6Ghz (for now)
750W PSU
500GB WD HDD
EVGA GTS 450 tweaked settings using EVGA Precision

Managing desktop displays with Windows currently. A friend told me it was due to my screens being different sizes/resolutions but I'm not sure on his credibility lol
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i have found that this issue is normally due to not running the game at the screens resolution or the same as windows resolution for that screen
easiest fix is to always run your games at highest supported res of the screen smile.gif

I run all my games on my primary monitor with it's native resolution of 1920x1080.
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post #5 of 8
run same resolutions on both monitors

ALWAYS

even ingame

like for example, both running 1080p

if the game youre playing is running at 720p, then it'll get screwed up

switch the game up to 1080p and it should look fine.

of course this can cause trouble if youre playing games that dont support it, like for example, warcraft 3, doesnt support any widescreen resolutions

however, another solution is to run the games in windowed mode smile.gif

some even allows you to run it in "fullscreen windowed mode" smile.gif
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post #6 of 8
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Skyrim doesn't support 1680x1050 or at least it isn't in the drop down menu for me...and when I run both monitors at 1680x1050 my primary monitor (1920x1080) looks like garbage lol it's all pixelated and makes me cry.

I tried Skyrim at 1680x945 and I just can't handle it..it looks awful. I guess if I can't fix it then I'll just deal with it. Doesn't seem to affect the performance or look of the games I play more of a nuisance really.

Thanks for the replies all.
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post #7 of 8
that's weird i have been running dual screens for years now .. and only have issues with games not at native(monitors) res .. but you could run your games in window mode
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post #8 of 8
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I'm not sure what exactly is causing it, I'll do a bit more research tomorrow after work and see what I can come up with.

Thanks for the help all.
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