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post #11 of 19
No problem.
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post #12 of 19
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ok i orderd the other monitor and its a diffrent height.....
Will this make much diffrence or will it just look awful?
post #13 of 19
You won't notice really, you can't game on both screens at once, so the height difference doesn't matter, since only 1 screen is used at a time. I have a widescreen I use for gaming, and my other screen for browsing the web because its taller so I can see more of the webpage
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post #14 of 19
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ok cool but does it look terrible or look fine?
Also what do i do about the task bar and the dual screen because one will be smaller and also the icons will be on the smaller monitor on the left and will look abit crazy do you not think.
When i am in game how do i acsess the other monitor for browsing the net?
post #15 of 19
You'll have to alt-tab to get to the other screen. The task bar won't stretch over to it, but it'll look fine. However, by default your games will run on the screen with your task bar and all your icons, so you'll want that to be your larger screen.
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by MrDeodorant View Post
You'll have to alt-tab to get to the other screen. The task bar won't stretch over to it, but it'll look fine. However, by default your games will run on the screen with your task bar and all your icons, so you'll want that to be your larger screen.
So is it better to have the small screen on the right and the large on the left?
Anyone have a pic of thier dual screen set up i can look at?
post #17 of 19
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post #18 of 19
It doesn't matter what side you have it on. That's down to your preference. Get the monitor, put them side by side, and figure out which one you like more. Under Display Properties, you can drag the second screen around to place it however you like; above, below, left, right, slightly above, whatever. You can also place the taskbar wherever you like, except that it'll only show on one screen.
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post #19 of 19
Yeah taskbar is only on 1 screen, but 3rd party apps can attempt to clone it onto the other screen, such as ultramon.

As for gaming, source games are easy. add these tags behind a source game for easy switching between monitors without alt tabbing
-windowed -noborder

you wont notice the difference
most other games have a windowed option which you can stretch to fill the whole screen, source just implements it very well.
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