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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
How would that work? You gonna have two mice and play games with one hand and use desktop with the second hand... You got a 3rd hand you're using the keyboard with? lol

Point is, you're gonna have to minimize/take away focus from one screen anyway.
No... just one game, one mouse, one keyboard etc.. only you can use the secondary monitor to play music on, I'll illustrate.
Pretend this monitor that I'm currently using with Firefox is actually running a game... saay... C&C3. The other one is playing music, If I click the secondary while playing it will automatically minimize my game and this could potentially (and often if the game is loading) causing it to crash or hang. Well this takes away 75% of the benefits I see with dual monitoring and it's a big big annoyance.

PLEASE!!! O' GREAT COMPUTER GODS!! Do tell me if such a thing is possible!! ^_^
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post #12 of 19
I see what you're saying, but I always thought dual monitors were just supposed to be good for productivity. Games are not so much productivity. Alas, I have SLI and can't go dual monitor if I wanted to!
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post #13 of 19
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Alas, I have SLI and can't go dual monitor if I wanted to!
Sure you can. Get a cheap (non-nVidia) PCI video card, slap it in an unused slot, and viola, 2 monitors. Worked great for me when I had 2 7600GT's.
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post #14 of 19
Just un-SLI it? o.O I know sounds odd that you could run twin cards independently but I've heard of it. Also don't those card have dual outputs already?
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post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
How would that work? You gonna have two mice and play games with one hand and use desktop with the second hand... You got a 3rd hand you're using the keyboard with? lol

Point is, you're gonna have to minimize/take away focus from one screen anyway.
Then is there really no way to get around this ? (to have focus on BOTH windows)
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post #16 of 19
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Then is there really no way to get around this ? (to have focus on BOTH windows)
I too was asking myself the same question. I'm using my old Crt to have duel view last night. I just hooked it up so I figured I'd try to figure that out before I asked a questions about it.

Well I couldn't figure it out lol so I'm using the second monitor when gaming to watch temps.

I know what your saying I too thought it kinda defeated the point of the dual view when you click on the secondary monitor and it minimized the game, kinda sucks but oh well.
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post #17 of 19
you can't, no, but stop using iTunes and use XMPlay and bind keys to play, pause etc.

Also - set it to "Horizontal Span" and you can run games across both monitors.
post #18 of 19
You could also try Winamp. It has programmable global hot keys so that you can control Winamp from within any program.

ie. your next track button is programmed to be ctrl, alt, right arrow. So while you're in the middle of your game and you want to skip to the next track, you can simply hit those keys and it'll skip to the next track while you are still in the game window.
    
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post #19 of 19
Just extend your desktop using the display settings "right click-properties-settings" then launch 1.6 (i knw this works for source) then play the game on one screen then press Esc to access the console and drag your mouse to the other screen and there you have it..
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