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Old 06-24-2005, 07:30 PM
irishpint irishpint is offline
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Default added a second monitor...cant extend desktop

i added a second monitor but the option to 'extend desktop' has never shown up anywhere. does this mean i cant for some reason or is there something else i can do?
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Old 06-24-2005, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: added a second monitor...cant extend desktop

Is this a laptop or desktop?
What OS are you using?
Is vid card installed properly and drivers etc also loaded?
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Old 06-24-2005, 11:13 PM
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Default Re: added a second monitor...cant extend desktop

laptop
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everything is factory. i must not have a capable video card?
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:40 AM
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Default Re: added a second monitor...cant extend desktop

there is probably a function key + number combination that you need to press to toggle the video output
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:58 AM
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Default Re: added a second monitor...cant extend desktop

not enough info. not nearly enough. what is the monitor doing? is it mirroring the laptop's display? what have you checked? have you RTFM? what kind of laptop? what does "display" say? etc...etc...etc...

can't help if we can't see mang.

edit: first stop, hit up your laptop manufacturer website and check to see that it's even capable of doing dual displays. Anything past 2001 usually can. "good" home laptops can usually do it after 1998. if you still have any form of tech support, ask them... even an email after the war. has expired will sometimes produce results.
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Old 06-25-2005, 02:55 AM
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Default Re: added a second monitor...cant extend desktop

alright, ill give that a try tomorrow. it should be new enough, its a dell inspiron 4150. i cna have 2 displays but its the same screen. everyone says there should be a button that says extend desktop but i dont see it and ive searched everywhere.
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Old 06-25-2005, 10:50 AM
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Default Re: added a second monitor...cant extend desktop

right click on desktop -> properties

click on the settings tab at the top

you should see two blue boxes. click on #2 and now a checkbox should appear at the bottom to extend desktop
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:05 PM
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Default Re: added a second monitor...cant extend desktop

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right click on desktop -> properties

click on the settings tab at the top

you should see two blue boxes. click on #2 and now a checkbox should appear at the bottom to extend desktop

[/ QUOTE ]
how do I do this on a windows2000 laptop? thanks
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