laptop/tv w/ s-video connection question

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  1. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    Is there a quick way to switch between using the TV and the laptop screen?

    I'm using a dell inspiron 8500. I usually have to go into display properties and then the video card settings and change the device.

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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    bump does anyone know?

    I hit FN + F8 (which says CRT/LCD) and the TV will flicker but the laptop screen doesn't change at all.
     
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    you should be able to cycle with FN+F8... meaning:

    *> LCD only
    *> TV only
    *> LCD / TV

    But that's not always reliable. The most-reliable is always to go through the display control panel.
     
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    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    I tried hitting that several times but it never works. The laptop screen never flickers or changes at all. Do I need special drivers or anything? I'm pretty sure I have all the drivers for the computer :dunno:
     

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