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post #11 of 21
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Wow, seems like I would benefit greatly from having more than one,
i am getting a 20" widescreen lcd, might go for another widescreen..

also, how are you able to switch between monitors, is there an option in the vid card settings that'll let u easily do that, is it with one click of a mouse or button on he keypad, or would u have to go thorugh some settings to switch
post #12 of 21
I use it for games and itunes at the same time. but when im playing a FPS game, you have to be care full that your cursor is on the correct screen and what not because if you try to shoot nothing happens.
post #13 of 21
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also, how are you able to switch between monitors, is there an option in the vid card settings that'll let u easily do that, is it with one click of a mouse or button on he keypad, or would u have to go thorugh some settings to switch
post #14 of 21
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ok so it is lik a dual set-up; u would jus hav to scroll ure mouse on to the other screen??
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ok so it is lik a dual set-up; u would jus hav to scroll ure mouse on to the other screen??
Yep, that's it.
post #16 of 21
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Because I have 2 computers. lolz!
hehe, that'd be great XD

but unless you have 4 arms to work it, i do believe that's why God invented KVM's lol

*if you've got SLI, dual monitoring is annoying. restarts aplenty -_-

fyi - little trick i picked up if you want a diff b/g on the 2nd monitor just go into desktop properties, customize desktop, web tab, add the file you want as 2nd desktop, and uncheck lock image. then you can drag it over to the next screen and you don't need to bother w/ freeware, shareware, abandonware.
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post #17 of 21
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*if you've got SLI, dual monitoring is annoying. restarts aplenty -_-
wat bout for a crossfire set-up, how would a dual montor set-up do

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fyi - little trick i picked up if you want a diff b/g on the 2nd monitor just go into desktop properties, customize desktop, web tab, add the file you want as 2nd desktop, and uncheck lock image. then you can drag it over to the next screen and you don't need to bother w/ freeware, shareware, abandonware.
cool, will do when i get a 2nd..
post #18 of 21
I have 2 monitors because one monitor crowds me in. my First job when i was 16 i had 2 monitors doing database work. i bought 2 19'' lcd monitors and now im going to upgrade and get 2 22'' lcd monitors when my check clears on tuesday to increase my productivity and have 4 lcd monitors (2 19'' 2 22'') and if 4 is to many i will be selling the 19s
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post #19 of 21
Because Bill Gates is my idle and he has three monitors!!!

j/k

I would use two, but I'm poor.
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post #20 of 21
I have two monitors. Primary is a 22" and secondary is a 17" I took from my cousin cause it has a scratch and a couple of dead pixels. The only reason I use this setup is to enhance multitasking. I have much more room for my desktop. For example, I watch a video full screen on my 22" and I can be on instant messaging programs and surf web pages on the other without blocking any part of the video.
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