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post #1 of 18
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alright guys, i was jsut playing around with dual monitours (17" old CRT and my 21" LCD) and i was having problems trying to get my game on one screen and a movie/something else on the other while still being in the game. I heard that you can do both flawlessly but i cant get it to work, when i click on the other screen it minimizes my games and defeats the purpose, my friend said it was becuase of my Nvidia card/drivers and i was just wondering if anyone can confirm this or lead me on the right track.. or am i just asking too much?


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post #2 of 18
It depends on the game. What game? I set (in the game) the video or graphics to window rather than full screen. Then i can Ctrl/Alt out of the game and funtion on the other display and then left click back into the game. Hope that help.
post #3 of 18
Well I cant even click on my 2nd monitor while Im in a game, unless I pause the game first, minimize it, then I get the mouse enabled on the 2nd screen, so Im not sure what your friend is talking about..
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post #4 of 18
What game are you playing?
post #5 of 18
Not possible, at least afaik, seeing as it would break most of the Windows UI if it did
post #6 of 18
Meeh Windows is quite gay when it comes to dual monitoring and anything that has anything to do with games...

I disable my secondary when I play, I don't know about Vista but XP is a big pain in the... when it comes to dual monitors and games...
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post #7 of 18
I play CS-Source, Counter Strike and other games and browse the internet all the time. Here is a pic of CS-Sourse and a movie playing at the same time on duel screens:
(sorry if it's large, 2 x 1280x1024)

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...apImage-11.jpg
post #8 of 18
Well I forgot to mention.. It depends much on the game... Soma games will lock your mousepointer to the monitor on the game, other games will minimize if you click on something on the other monitor and apparently CS works quite well.

I have nothing but bad experiences with this though
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post #9 of 18
Simultaneous things? Yes.

Now try using the mouse to click the pause button without minimising CSS...

EDIT - If it's in windowed mode it won't, actually
post #10 of 18
How do you game while watching a movie?
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