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i did dual monitors with my laptop, its SWEET! Answered

these dual monitors are KOOL! i'll take pictures in a sec.



I want to have 10 monitors hooked up like this...LOL!

I have a dual monitor set up for my desktop right now. In a few days I should have another monitor just like the one on the left to replace the one on the right. It's a really good monitor, but for some reason LG stopped making them and I ordered one off of ebay at the last second. For playing fps games, dual monitors SUCK though, because the cross-hair goes over both monitors in the middle.

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So.. Do you need 2 mice? (sorry, probably a n00bish question) I just don't understand how this works.

Nope, it just makes your desktop bigger than you can display on one screen so you put another screen next to it. Takes a wee bit of getting used to but it's a very useful trick. If your computer has two video out ports (VGA or DVI), you can "borrow" someone else's monitor to experiment with. Medium sized CRTs are dirt cheap now- a shop up my street at home was giving away up to 17" ones for free and charging 10 or 20 quid for larger ones. I find double monitors the most helpful when either coding or photo editing- you can have one monitor full of your main document and all the toolbars and stuff on the other.

Ah, so it's more like an extention of a desktop?

Yes, it just extends your desktop over a wider area.

thank you for answering this

who else read all the tag boxes =P

I run dual monitors on my desktop...LOVE IT! At school, we had a projector we were trying to hook up to a computer for presentations. Since we couldn't get it to work, I just set the projector up as a second monitor...only a few people were able to grasp the concept that it was just one huge desktop, instead of the same one repeated.


10 years ago

Can you add three more tag boxes? xD