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Hey all,

I'll have my Eyefinity running in the early part of next week once the adapter gets here, but I was wondering how it works for every day use.

I know that the technology sort of makes it so all three monitors meld in to one giant monitor for purposes of gaming, which is what I want, but if I am opening a webpage or something and I hit maximize, is it going to stretch across all three screens or can I still hit maximize and have it go just to the 1920x1080 of a single screen

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i believe it will go across all three.
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I don't own an Eyefinity setup, but I believe most people use just one monitor for browsing the web, and then will use all three when they go to game.

Not sure, though. Interesting question.
Edited by pjBSOD - 4/17/11 at 2:22am
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All three, becaause it believes that it's just one big monitor.
just do window and make it the size of a screen. Thats the easiest way.
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I like how everyone's trying to help but is it really necessary to add your two cents when you have no clue or are just making assumptions based on what you heard else where?


Make custom profiles (now known as presets) in CCC and assign keyboard shortcuts so you can switch to any mode you want instantly. Switch to eyefinity (one big resolution of all three monitors) preset before you game. Switch to single monitors (individual resolutions) when doing everything else. In this "non-eyefinity" mode when you maximize something in will only fill up that monitor.

I usually switch to eyefinity for games occasionally but most of the times use dual monitors for everything else so the third monitor is just off. You could create an eyefinity preset consisting of two monitors as well but that is pointless.
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Originally Posted by calavera View Post
I like how everyone's trying to help but is it really necessary to add your two cents when you have no clue or are just making assumptions based on what you heard else where?


Make custom profiles (now known as presets) in CCC and assign keyboard shortcuts so you can switch to any mode you want instantly. Switch to eyefinity (one big resolution) preset before you game. Switch to single monitors (individual resolutions) when doing everything else. In this "non-eyefinity" mode when you maximize something in will only fill up that monitor.

I usually switch to eyefinity for games occasionally but most of the times use dual monitors for everything else so the third monitor is just off. You could create an eyefinity preset consisting of two monitors as well but that is pointless.
Ah, so my guess was correct.
post #7 of 8
It will usually maximize to all three monitors but ATi has 2 different methods of solving this problem

One is to use profiles that you can bind to hotkeys. One for the EF setup and one for the extended desktop setup. Press a hotkey or choose these in CCC to change.

The other is called hydravision, IIRC. I myself haven't tried it, but from what I hear, it alters the windows maximize function to maximize a window to a 3rd of the screen only, so it would work just like extended desktop workspaces, but games would still maximize to all 3. As I said, I have no experience with this method, and I'm not sure if this is exactly how it works
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Cool, thanks for the help everyone
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