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Thread: Dual monitor setup - query




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    G'days.
    I was wondering if anyone has fiddled around and found a way to run 2 monitors with different desktops. This may sound strange.
    For example
    Monitor 1 - Current Desktop etc
    Monitor 2 - Ftp server, mp3 gui, mirc, icq etc

    or if you can have

    Monitor 1 - Current Desktop
    Monitor 2 - TV

    What do i need to view telelvision from the 2nd monitor.

    I have a gf3ti video card, i can change the DVi input to a regular VGA socket with this adapter.

    So i can run dual monitors from my video card.

    Adapet here > http://www.auspcmarket.com.au/index....e=CS-GC17MA15F

    So yes, is it possible?

    Im more interested in the TV setup :P

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    I did run a matrox duel head tv capture card before, i could do what you want, i could watch a dvd and have yahoo open. I did try to put two tv card before 1 in the agp slot and one in the pci slot, and well it didnt' work under xp and i tried everything. so to make the answer short, i wasnt successful eventhough xp was designed with that feature in mine, but maybe with the new sp1 it will work. I don't know. sorry for wasting yer time :(
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    I am trying to do the same thing w. my system. I dont have any $$ but i am looking into it. The crt and DVI outputs allow you to have 2 different desktops, asuming that you got all the software needed. If not your card manf. should have it on their site.
    I know the setting would be also in the display menu, where you can resize both desktops and also change orientation of 1 w. referecne to 2nd. EX to the left, 1 over 2, etc.
    but w.o the hardware thats all i can tell you for sure.

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    Sorry but I've never tried two different desktops. :)


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    I beleive you can also have same desktop on both. like a duplicate. :D I dont know why you would want that, but its possible.

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    There are a few products about for ya TV solution such as this one, http://www.tweaktown.com/document.ph...ew&dId=402 ;)

    Also the clone mode is used mainly in commercial sectors so that 2 ppl can see the same window (like ya accountant may use one monitor while you see what he's doin' on other from the other side of a very large desk as mine does). :)
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    i knew that, but in home use its not really usefull, unless some strange setup.
    i am thinking of doubling my workspace, that way i can do twice as much surfing of TT forums! :laugh:

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    What can be more easier than this? :confused:
    sorry but I did reduce this 20%

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    lucky *******!

    I want one too, but no job :(
    well, i am going to take a drug test for the Comp-USA job that i'm trying to get. And if i do, you can bet that I'm gonna get that too.
    :p

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