Step 5: How Do I Use This?

The trickiest part of the entire dual monitor setup is learning how to use it. What we've done is enlarge the desktop and stretch it across two monitors. With mine setup as shown in the pictures, when I move my mouse to the far left side of the laptop monitor it will vanish from my laptop screen and immediately appear on the right side of the screen on the second monitor. Basically, just pretend that you have one monitor and you've cut in half (and it magically still works). When I maximize any window on my computer, though, it will fill the screen that it's on but not both. To help clear things up, take a look at the images. The first one is a screen capture with all of my windows minimized. The division that is seen is the border between the two monitors. When I want to move between them I just move the mouse, or window, in the corresponding direction. In the second image I've brought up the instructables website on the right, another browser playing a video on the left, and a third window in between them. To see how this looks on the monitors just take a look at the last image.
<p>Thank you for sharing it! </p><p>You can also try this <a href="http://stuffskeleton.com/trick-to-set-up-multiple-monitors-in-windows/" rel="nofollow">guide</a> too !!</p>
i need to know how to do it on a pc. not a laptop
<p>have you considered an external USB video solution?</p><p><a href="https://sewelldirect.com/Minideck-3-DVI.asp" rel="nofollow">https://sewelldirect.com/Minideck-3-DVI.asp</a></p>
You need to get a graphics card with multiple outputs or multiple graphics cards
If your motherboard supports it, you can simply adda a graphics card.
Microsoft Vista? I think it is Windows Vista
This may sound like a stupid question, so please forgive me, but how do I check if my laptop has a graphics card with multiple outputs?
The only stupid question is the one not asked! Checking for a video output on your laptop isn't at all difficult. You'll be able to tell very easily be checking to see if there's a port on it that matches up with the monitor cable. Basically, if the plug on the end of the monitor cord fits into one of the ports, then that's most likely the one you're looking for, Additionally, because most newer computers have the ports color coded, the one you're looking for will probably be blue. The image i've included is rather blurry, but the blue thing is the video output port on my laptop, and it's a 15 pin adapter. Hope that helps!
mine doesnt say personalize anywhere
Well then it is probably not Vista!
If you want a HUGE thing for Virtual Aviation or similar,then you can even try QUAD MONITORS.Seriously though,those gauges take a lot of space!
is there a way to do it an opposite way
haha, yeah I've been using dual monitors for a while now, really easy using Radeon's Catalyst Control Center.
Just did this, and it works! :D Thanks a lot, i've been wondering how to do this for a while. 5/5.

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