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I'm sorry if this is in the wrong section, but I have two monitors plugged in. One of them is my 2405FPW and 1901FP. They're both different sizes and monitors, but they're not intended for gaming. I just want to be able to extend my desktop. How exactly do I do this?

Edit: Alrighty. I got my problem fixed up, but for the sake of my sanity, I want to know how I can change the direction I move my mouse in to go to my second monitor. My monitor is to the left of me, but I have to move all the way to the right so get to it. Is there a way I can change this so I can move all the way left to get to my left monitor?

Edit two: My problems are all solved. Thanks guys. +1 rep for you all.
Edited by grandestfail9190 - 1/10/11 at 7:08pm
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If you have loaded all your drivers right click into properties then go into display
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If you have loaded all your drivers right click into properties then go into display
And then? I'm not really sure what to do from here. :/ All drivers are working properly as supposed to.
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You should be able to click on the drop down menu for Multiple Displays and click "Extend these displays".
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You should be able to click on the drop down menu for Multiple Displays and click "Extend these displays".
It's already clicked. I drag a window off, and it doesn't show up on my other display.
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It's pretty easy once you are in the correct area
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post #7 of 14
To the best of my knowledge, it won't stretch your taskbar across both. It will remain on whichever is set to the primary. A program like UltraMon or DisplayFusion(My favorite) can add another taskbar.
EDIT: Have you set it up in Windows Display manager?


Edited by Leech - 1/10/11 at 7:01pm
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It's pretty easy once you are in the correct area
Alright. I got it. Thanks guys. That was quite stupid of me. But when I move my mouse to the left (where my monitor physically is) it stops on my main monitor. but when I move to the right, it runs into my secondary. Is there a way for me to change that?
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Drag and drop the monitors in the property page. Make sure that the one on the right is the monitor on the right and vice versa.
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Go into the display manager window I posted above, and drag the monitor to where you want it. If you need to know which is which, click Identify.
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