Thread: Double Screen Laptops

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    Double Screen Laptops

    I have a Toshiba Tecra 8000 and when i plug-in a monitor i have the option of viewing the onboard monitor, the attached monitor or both at the same time BUT THEY ARE THE SAME DISPLAY !!!

    What i'm trying to do is use the 2 screens independantly, i.e. same BOX but lets say 2 different maximized windows open on each screen.

    What can I do ? How do i do that ?

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    I doubt it's possible, you generally need a dual head video card or two video cards. If it is possible (I don't know about your comp in particular), in Win2K, XP, go to desktop->properties and select the settings tab. If you have 2 boxes on the upper display window labelled 1 & 2, 1 will be your primary. Select box 2 and click on the 'Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor' check box.
    If you don't get those options, you can't, sorry.

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    I'm not sure how the laptop video card works but to do that normally with a desktop you'd need two video cards and an OS that supports multi-monitor (Win2k, Linux, etc). I don't think it's supposed to be used for that purpose.
    If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is around to see it, do the other trees make fun of it?

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    ooh, that'd be neat! you could play Quake 2 in stereo!

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    Originally posted by Unregistered
    ooh, that'd be neat! you could play Quake 2 in stereo!

    I remember when I had duel screens.

    Checking your newsgroups and playing Quakeworld at the same time isn't as easy as it sounds.

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