dual monitor questions

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  1. happyrobots

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    I grabbed an extra dell 17", so now for a few questions.

    1. When gaming on the primary, is there any way to have chat (AIM, MSN, IRC, etc) on the secondary window...and use it? I'm mostly talking CS, but might be all games as well. Someone in the game said they can do it, but didn't remember how they did it. It I alt+tab, the game will minimize...same with hitting the windows key.

    2. If I disconnect one monitor, what will happen to the windows that open (default) to the secondary monitor? Will they just recenter in the only monitor (ex-primary), or will I have problems?

    3. One quick easy one - how do I use ultramon to have each monitor have different desktop images (backgrounds)? I've already got it and played around with it a little, but didn't see how.
     
  2. nicklovgren

    nicklovgren The only thing that really worried me was the ethe

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    i can't figure that out either....
    but for playing games and having other apps up on the sec. monitor i don't think you can....not that i know of
     
  3. chips

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    Run the game in windowed mode if you can and have the other stuff draged over to the other display
     
  4. zanyspy_dude

    zanyspy_dude King of teh n00bz

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    no good way to have dual wallpapers. Basically you just make a big one, put the 2 you want in, and apply that as the desktop
     
  5. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    WRONG!

    Ultramon -> Right Click on the TSR Icon -> Wallpaper.

    CLick "New Wallpaper" pick monitor, pick wallpaper. Pick other monitor, pick wallpaper. Done.

    Nubs
     
  6. 01000101

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    my comp likes being a bitch about my radeon drivers. if i dont disable the secondary monitor (the one in the dvi port), my ati2dvag driver has a bitchfit and bluescreens me. i have to plug a friends monitor into it, reboot, disable, unplug, reboot.

    dunno if its ultramon, its prolly my ati and its special ed drivers. not the first problem ive had with it.
     
  7. skelm

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    Ah! Sounds like the age old VPU problem... Do some googling for this one, there are a couple of good articles that will help you resolve this :)
     
  8. happyrobots

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    AWESOME! Thanks cyberbullets, I knew there was a way.

    Anyone know about the gaming deal, q1?
     

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