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Okay I got that part, but it's just the desktop screen on the other :???:
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DVI has been out for quite a few years, just btw.
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post #13 of 19
I'm not sure how to do it on ATI's drivers, but you should definatly be able to either have each monitor seperate, or at least merge the monitors into one giant widescreen desktop. I'll looks for a guide.

Here's ATI's guide for X1600's, page 16 has the dual-monitor info.

https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...adeonx1600.pdf
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Well I have one monitor having all my applications right now, and then my second one just has the desktop. Is the second one only picking up screenfilling apps? (As in, maybe, games?)
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Essy View Post
Okay I got that part, but it's just the desktop screen on the other :???:
I'm not sure how to force apps to open on monitor 2, but you will be able to drag windows back and forth between monitors.
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OHHH!

Sweet! Thanks a lot man!
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post #17 of 19
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Well I have one monitor having all my applications right now, and then my second one just has the desktop. Is the second one only picking up screenfilling apps? (As in, maybe, games?)
You have two options really...

1) Merge both monitors on the ATI level into one large monitor. Then, everything will be centered between the two monitors. Games, etc will spread themselves across both monitors as if it's a single 2560x1280 LCD

2) Let XP handle it and extend the desktop to the second monitor. This is a logical extension. Games, and what not, will really see two different monitors and open full screen on one or the other. I find the NON-desktop is the one apps typically open on. Also, XP remembers where you opened an app last.
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post #18 of 19
The easiest way, which is compatible with all multi-monitor setups, is to right-click on desktop and choose Properties > Settings.

Once you're in there:
1. disable the monitor you want for gaming.
2. set your "desktop" monitor as primary and the only monitor in use.
3. extend desktop into the "gaming" monitor.
4. right-click on "gaming" monitor and select primary.

Also, get UltraMon, it's a good software to use on dual-monitor setups.
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Also, get UltraMon, it's a good software to use on dual-monitor setups.
I use UltraMon, and frankly, it is amazing.
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