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i have my 1080p tv hooked up to the hdmi port

and my vga monitor though the dvi port

how do i make it so the both work?

one for gaming and one for internet use?
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Move your Internet browser to the other screen....

You can't game and use the Internet at the same time (easily) since personal computers (PCs) are designed for single user interface.
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Move your Internet browser to the other screen....

You can't game and use the Internet at the same time (easily) since personal computers (PCs) are designed for single user interface.

ah i see it just slides over.

so is there no way of having desktop on both screen with just gaming on one of them when i want it?
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ah i see it just slides over.

so is there no way of having desktop on both screen with just gaming on one of them when i want it?

I don't understand....

There are 3 multi-display modes:
1) span - treats displays as a single desktop
2) extend - treats each display as a seperate desktop
3) mirror - one desktop with the same image on both


I assume you are using extended desktop? That's the one most people use. When you start a game in fullscreen mode, it will usually open up in your primary monitor.
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I don't understand....

There are 3 multi-display modes:
1) span - treats displays as a single desktop
2) extend - treats each display as a seperate desktop
3) mirror - one desktop with the same image on both


I assume you are using extended desktop? That's the one most people use. When you start a game in fullscreen mode, it will usually open up in your primary monitor.

think i have the hang of it now, although i set my VGA as main monitor as i only want to game on the telly.

so if i start a game i just drag it over onto my telly and i should be able to play it fine like that?

think i may have some problems with the res being different between the two displays though?

or am i still just doing it wrong lol
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Originally Posted by gibby1690 View Post

think i have the hang of it now, although i set my VGA as main monitor as i only want to game on the telly.

so if i start a game i just drag it over onto my telly and i should be able to play it fine like that?

think i may have some problems with the res being different between the two displays though?

or am i still just doing it wrong lol

You can drag a game only it supports Windowed Mode.... not all do. Some games have the option of user selecting where to start up in. ... not all do. I think the GPU driver may have an option to control where games launch... if not, there are 3rd party tools.

If you are using Extended Desktop, the resolution of each monitor doesn't matter.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

You can drag a game only it supports Windowed Mode.... not all do. Some games have the option of user selecting where to start up in. ... not all do. I think the GPU driver may have an option to control where games launch... if not, there are 3rd party tools.

If you are using Extended Desktop, the resolution of each monitor doesn't matter.

ok well im going to put it down to inexperience on my part ( first gaming rig )

will have a tinker about and see what i can come up with

although now i cant get 3dmark to run although i just ran kombuster

is there much diffrence between these too programms?
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