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So, I went and found a pretty good deal on a used 20" led monitor on craigs list.. and went and bought it and brought it home tonite.. I have it plugged in and have my settings set to extend the display.. problem is.. I left my original monitor where it was.. and placed the new one to the left of it.. but now.. I have to move the cursor to the right to get to the left monitor.. I'd like to leave my main monitor where it is.. and just be able to scroll to the left is that possible? or do i need to move my monitors around? also.. the 2nd screen is a 20in and my main one is 21.. so the resolutions are different obviously.. and I cannot seem to be able to get the desktop background to stretch out on the 2nd monitor.. theres black bars on both sides of the picture.. and no matter what I do.. it wont fit the screen.. and one more thing.. I have a program that helps get some extra icons off my desktop.. and it hides them off to the side.. all I do is move my cursor over and it pops up and I can select the program.. well that bar that is usually hidden is on the 2nd screen.. not hidden like it usually is.. and it wont let me click on any of programs...

any help is appreciated.. I know a lot of you guys run multiple monitors

EDIT: I fixed the icon program issue lol.. just had to go into settings and tell it go to monitor 2
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In Screen Resolution (right click the desktop). You can see both monitors, you can click and drag the monitor from the right to the left and place it up or down to align it.
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In Screen Resolution (right click the desktop). You can see both monitors, you can click and drag the monitor from the right to the left and place it up or down to align it.

lol ah that was easy.. awesome.. thank you..

one other issue I am having.. the resolution is set the same on both monitors.. 1600x900 the new monitor is 1 inch smaller.. but everything is grainy or fuzzy.. what is the cause of this?
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What is the current resolution for both Monitors, and also could you give me the malefactor and Model #. Also what GPU you have?
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post #5 of 12
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What is the current resolution for both Monitors, and also could you give me the malefactor and Model #. Also what GPU you have?

res is 1600x900 on both monitors..

monitor 1 : HP S2031 - nice and clear.. no fuzzy or hazzy picture

monitor 2: Acer X203H - fuzzy picture, not horrible.. but noticable..

Video card: MSI Twin Frozr IV GTX 760 OC edition


the guy I bought the screen from didnt have a DVI connector.. only had the VGA plug.. so I had to dig out and dust off one of those VGA to DVI adapters.. and use that for now.. as all the electronic stores are closed at the moment lol I cant go get a DVI cable.. so I suppose that could be part of the problem? the Acer screen is the one I bought tonite.. just wanted a decent sized led monitor to set up a dual screen so I could browse or play games on one and have a 2nd to run other programs such as HWiNFO64, MSI afterburner etc... so its not imparitive to have a clear picture... but I would like it to be... the Acer seems to be fairly new.. and in good shape.. the guy had it in a home office.. and sold his (probably walmart bought) Acer desktop.. and had this left over.. so I'm sure its not of the highest quality.. but surely I can get a clear picture out of it until I can afford something better, and buy 2 or 3 really nice monitors
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You'll need to run your monitors at their native resolution if want that fuzziness to go away. There should be a "recommended" resolution selection in the control panel you were just in - that will be the native resolution.
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their native res IS 1600x900.. on both screens
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The Fuzziness is coming from the VGA, running one Digital, one analog. That isn't smart, invest in a D-Dvi for each (the best DVI cables you get). And you will have the crispest sharp images. Get rid of all VGA, S-video or anything else Analog.

You want DVI-D not DVI-I
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The Fuzziness is coming from the VGA, running one Digital, one analog. That isn't smart, invest in a D-Dvi for each (the best DVI cables you get). And you will have the crispest sharp images. Get rid of all VGA, S-video or anything else Analog.

You want DVI-D not DVI-I

yea my HP monitor is DVI-I, the other monitor supports DVI-I as well.. but I dont have an extra DVI cable.. and the guy only had the VGA cable of the monitor.. so I will need to go buy a new cable.. like I said.. I bought the monitor at 11pm last night lol.. so everything was closed.. and wal-mart doesnt carry those cables.. so tmrw when I have a free moment.. I will run to fry's and get the cable.. I figured that was the issue.. just wasn't sure.. I had to go dig out that adapter for the VGA cable to be able to plug it in.. so I will go get the DVI cable tmrw.. thanks for the advice bud!thumb.gif
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Don't buy from Wal-mart or any other local store, buy from newegg, or frozenCPU or performance-pcs.com, A lot cheaper and you can custom cables(custom Lengths)
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