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lifehacker um ya not seeing myself clicking on that.

Anyway I wanted to set up 2nd monitor to display Afterburner, Teamspeak, etc. while gaming. This is how I did it and so far it is working great.

Go to documents ---> BFBC2 ---> settings ---> Change fullscreen from = True to = False and save.
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lifehacker um ya not seeing myself clicking on that.

Anyway I wanted to set up 2nd monitor to display Afterburner, Teamspeak, etc. while gaming. This is how I did it and so far it is working great.

Go to documents ---> BFBC2 ---> settings ---> Change fullscreen from = True to = False and save.
Life Hacker is a totally legit website.

With your fix does the game run in windowed mode?
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Has anyone stated this?


Turn Windows Aero theme to basic, that should solve your problem.

I had this problem using a 17 inch screen to monitor temps and usage while gaming, the solution was as simple as changing the theme to basic.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ~sizzzle~ View Post
lifehacker um ya not seeing myself clicking on that.

Anyway I wanted to set up 2nd monitor to display Afterburner, Teamspeak, etc. while gaming. This is how I did it and so far it is working great.

Go to documents ---> BFBC2 ---> settings ---> Change fullscreen from = True to = False and save.
Lifehacker is a very legit website. I have applied many of their hacks and never once did I have a problem.



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Has anyone stated this?


Turn Windows Aero theme to basic, that should solve your problem.

I had this problem using a 17 inch screen to monitor temps and usage while gaming, the solution was as simple as changing the theme to basic.
Balla isnt it super annoying to change your theme back and forth each time?
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No... Not really... I don't even change mine back from Basic though. I don't really need the eye can ooohhh shiny.
    
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well im playing sc2 on my lcd monitor and watching some tv series at the same time on my 40" lcd tv, sc2 is in full screenand it works just fine. never had any issues with it, all i need to do is press windows button or alt tab and i can readjust the movie on my tv, while sc2 is @ full screen on the monitor, tho i think its possible thanks to the sc2 windowed(fullscreen) mode. so in other games windowed mode would be neccesary i guess.
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It's much simpler to go to command prompt and type net stop uxsms to turn off aero and net start uxsms to turn it on rather than going all the way to themes.
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I just use my netbook to watch movies on It depends on the game for me, with Left 4 Dead I can sustain 1080p .mkv's in a separate monitor without stuttering, can't even open a video file while playing Bad Company 2 or GTA4.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coelacanth View Post
Life Hacker is a totally legit website.

With your fix does the game run in windowed mode?
Quote:
Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared View Post
Has anyone stated this?


Turn Windows Aero theme to basic, that should solve your problem.

I had this problem using a 17 inch screen to monitor temps and usage while gaming, the solution was as simple as changing the theme to basic.
Yep it's windowed. Maybe I took the long way around to get there but I wasn't seeing any other way. Played with it a little more last night and then tried Balla'ds suggestion of going to basic theme. Both work but both seem to have their own problems.

Windowed mode cut GPU usage on one of my cards and cost some FPS but using the dual screens was pretty seamless and I had the FPS to spare. In the menu screen while dead or before starting a round I could just roll the mouse on over to the other screen. In game while alive mouse locked into the main screen and I had to hit alt,enter or shift,tab before freeing up the mouse. No big deal and probably preferable.

Using the basic theme method is probably preferable for hardcore gaming and monitoring temps etc.. IMO. GPU usage & FPS was normal. Switching between screens was glitchy though with flashing black screens and just pretty annoying to use. For just having afterburner or some other program running on the other screen without switching between them this looked like the way to go.

For the OP's original request I did try playing a movie + gaming while in windowed mode. It worked, distracting and having sound from both playing threw my headphones at the same time was really distracting but it worked. LOL. Didn't try it the other way...
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It's much simpler to go to command prompt and type net stop uxsms to turn off aero and net start uxsms to turn it on rather than going all the way to themes.
Explain how clicking three times is harder than that?

Edit: I'm also pretty sure you can put themepacks on your desktop, so all it would take is double clicks to go back and fourth.
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