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post #1 of 10
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So I'm now running dual monitors, however, the wallpaper is messed up on it.

I was wondering whether I could make them both have seperate backgrounds?

Also - When I go to play COD4, the 2nd monitor simply goes black and will not come back in to use whenever I close COD and try and select dual monitors - there is no dual option available.

I'm using the Nvidia Control panel btw.

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post #2 of 10
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...n-vista-or-xp/

and check the wallpaper sources in my sig
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post #3 of 10
Seperate backgrounds can be sorted with a program called Ultramon.. It'll also let you do plenty of other things too. It's kinda cool.

Not sure what's up with the black secondary screen during games though..
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Sorted the problem with ultramon thanks - just curious now - can I play a game and still control the 2nd screen ? as in type and use my mouse?
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post #5 of 10
Not without tabbing out of the game, no. Not to the best of my knowledge anyways...
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Ok thanks
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post #7 of 10
try putting the game in a window. works with cs and hl2, ive never played COD though
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post #8 of 10
You can do that, with the window, but every time your mouse leaves that window you lose its influence over the game.. You're left stood still while you scramble to find the mouse pointer after a particularly jerky movement and the next thing you know, you're dead.


I only use windowed mode in games where the keyboard is the primary method of control... e.g. Trackmania.
post #9 of 10
Some FPSes lock the mouse to the window anyway, so you can't exit unless you pause. At least, SOURCE games do that for me.
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post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by NessTheHero View Post
Some FPSes lock the mouse to the window anyway, so you can't exit unless you pause. At least, SOURCE games do that for me.
yea same for me. i wish assassins creed was the same. gotta love valve
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