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Can you run two monitors on one computer?

Can one computer run two different programs on two monitors - ie work email on one screen and the other an internet site? (beat ya to it - porn?)

If so, how do you shift from one program to the other on the same computer and it knows what monitor to put it on?
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-03-2009, 09:12 PM
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You can open up the window on Monitor 1 and drag it over to monitor 2 and then just work off of whatever screen you need.

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You can open up the window on Monitor 1 and drag it over to monitor 2 and then just work off of whatever screen you need.
What switches do I need or just a "y cable" for the monitor out?
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What switches do I need or just a "y cable" for the monitor out?
need a video card that supports dual monitors.

if yours doesn't, you can buy a usb one. you can't watch video and shit on it, but you can do like word processing and email.

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If your gonna spend 45 on that might as well get a video card that supports two monitors. Also if you do upgrade, you will have to change your settings on the display properties and choose the settings tab. As found when you right click on the desktop and choose properties.

On Vista you can move your side bar to the right monitor.

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i gotz 3 monitors on one pc

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i gotz 3 monitors on one pc
i see yer 3 and raise ya one...




the one with the blue screen has it's own computer, the 2 on the left and 2 on the right are hooked up on the same computer



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http://www.maxivista.com/kvm.htm another option if you have multiple PCs.

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