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Can it be done:
"Span displays with surround" in games but "activate all displays" in windows while using triple monitors?
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ATi/AMD= Yes
nVidia = AFAIK no
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You can't even do that in AMD (eyefinity).
Even AMD will consider the screen as a big one and not separate monitors

You will have to set it up manually every time.
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You can't even do that in AMD (eyefinity).
Even AMD will consider the screen as a big one and not separate monitors

You will have to set it up manually every time.
Kinda wrong kinda right.


AMD cards allow PROFILES to be created. I can have an eyefinity profile and an extended profile.

And I can bind them to hotkeys.

Changing profiles takes a couple of seconds at most, where an nVidia user switching modes would have to configure surround all over again every time. AMD users just press a single button.

This is how it's done with AMD.
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You can't even do that in AMD (eyefinity).
uh, yes you can.
i'm doing it right now.
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Well good to hear its working now.

On my old 5970 it was impossible to make it work. bugged every time demanding to re-align the monitors.
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Well good to hear its working now.

On my old 5970 it was impossible to make it work. bugged every time demanding to re-align the monitors.
Only RARE cards have these driver issues. You shouldn't claim that ATi/AMD can't do something just because your card can't.

Did you try changing the drivers? With driver sweeper and all?

Anyhow, these driver problems with both sides are HUGE issues, but not all users get them. We must acknowledge their existance, but the users that have issues with all drivers are a minority.
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This might accomplish what you're trying to do. It'll let you assign different profiles. I don't think you can have it automatically switch between profiles for you, but I may be wrong there.

You set up your monitors one way, assign a profile to your current settings, then change them to work the other way, and assign another profile to those settings. Then once you have multiple profiles you can create desktop shortcuts to each profile or even keyboard shortcuts like Alt+1 Alt+2 or if you have a G11/similar keyboard use the G shortcut keys. VERY useful, convenient little app. I don't use it anymore because now I just use Windows key + P in Windows 7 to swap how how my displays work. Maybe you can try that without even using this software; it might do what you're asking.

http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon
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