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has anyone used their N7 as a second monitor yet?
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post #1652 of 2571
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has anyone used their N7 as a second monitor yet?

22 inch down to 7 inches. No thanks.
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post #1653 of 2571
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22 inch down to 7 inches. No thanks.

I have a 24" that I could use for a second monitor if I had the space but I'm not going to try to convince my GF that we need to sell her piano for the sake of a larger computer desk (aka the desk formerly know as her dining area table). That said, it'd be nice to plug in the tab as an occasional 2nd monitor for the sake of IM's or music while gaming full screen. Plus, it'd look cool.

Edit: Just DL'd REDFLY Screenslider 'Pro' version from the Play store for $6 total. It does turn your Tab into a second monitor which is cool. It's a bit laggy though as it operates wirelessly over your WiFi, and I didn't see a version dedicated to Win8 though I'm guessing the Win7 version would work. It does look pretty cool though and I think it'd work for whatever basic stuff you might want a second monitor for.

BTW, here's pics of my Nexus7 for club membership consideration.




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Anyone running Ubuntu 13.04 on there tablets yet?


I don't have a Bluetooth keyboard and haven't got around to making my own OTG cable yet for the install process.

Don't you mean 12.04?

12.04 is old tongue.gif 13.04 is in beta. That's Ubuntu naming strategy. 13(year).04,.10(month)
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12.04 is old tongue.gif 13.04 is in beta. That's Ubuntu naming strategy. 13(year).04,.10(month)

that makes so much sense now.
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Hence you always know when the next version of it will be out. It's April and October, instead of "holiday season" or the other estimates some companies give
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has anyone used their N7 as a second monitor yet?

22 inch down to 7 inches. No thanks.

Some folks use a small screen to put their temperature, fps, CPU/GPU usage, and stuff like that.


Question: is there a way to watch a movie file that's on a computer on the tablet without having to transfer the file. I'm annoyed by having to do this each time I want to watch a certain movie.
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Question: is there a way to watch a movie file that's on a computer on the tablet without having to transfer the file. I'm annoyed by having to do this each time I want to watch a certain movie.

DicePlayer has pretty good CIFS support. Just play directly from network shares. smile.gif
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Some folks use a small screen to put their temperature, fps, CPU/GPU usage, and stuff like that.


Question: is there a way to watch a movie file that's on a computer on the tablet without having to transfer the file. I'm annoyed by having to do this each time I want to watch a certain movie.

You could also try Skifta and see if you like it:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.skifta.android.app
 
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has anyone used their N7 as a second monitor yet?

22 inch down to 7 inches. No thanks.

Some folks use a small screen to put their temperature, fps, CPU/GPU usage, and stuff like that.


Question: is there a way to watch a movie file that's on a computer on the tablet without having to transfer the file. I'm annoyed by having to do this each time I want to watch a certain movie.

You can play it over the network using most players. Locate it via a file explorer on LAN (I use Solid Explorer, ES works too) and it'll ask what you want to open it with. I recommend MX Player.

If you want a little more in depth, use Plex. Can do MUCH more. It'll scan your library and pull down metadata and fan art for all of it, and if you set it up you can even watch stuff anywhere, it'll upload from your computer. They have an android app that's okay, but if you get PlexPass (basically Plex Plus) you get early release access to their new android app which is rebuilt from the ground up. It's phenomenally done.

I use Plex all the time.
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