May 3, 2005 at 2:57 am #1516donParticipant
I have a laptop hooked up to another monitor and would really like my ME windows to be able to display across them to maximize my viewing area – I suppose I could open up two ME programs at the same time, but I was wondering if this is something that anybody has solved or is working on? Other programs I have like autocad do allow me to at least move the tool boxes to the other monitor……May 3, 2005 at 5:05 pm #5522Michal VodickaParticipant
I just tried it and there was no problem manually resizing MEW through both monitors I use. I could have two editing windows side by side, every one on different monitor. What’s exactly the problem?
Also, dialogs can be moved there and I suppose if you carefully resize MEW, you can have navigation pane on one and editing area on the second monitor. A bit impractical, though. It would be better if everything can be undocked and moved anywhere but I’m affraid something like this won’t be available until next major version.May 3, 2005 at 8:58 pm #5523tlscalesParticipant
Probably depends whether the two monitors are being treated logically as one screen spread over two monitors (sounds like what you may have, Michal) or as two separate screens. I expect Don may have the second situation, which I wouldn’t expect to work the way he wants it to.May 4, 2005 at 12:31 am #5524donParticipant
Yes, my monitors are set up as two seperate monitors but how do I change it to the way Michal Vodicka has as one big monitor? I’d like to see how that might work…….May 4, 2005 at 12:44 pm #5525tlscalesParticipant
The only time I was lucky enough to have a setup like this, I was working with a dual-head video card, and a utility that came with the card handled the two monitors as a single virtual monitor. I did a quick internet search for “dual monitor virtual desktop” and found a couple of links you might check out:May 4, 2005 at 4:45 pm #5529Michal VodickaParticipant
Which OS do you use? Windows XP handle it naturally: Display Properties | Settings | Display: select secondary monitor and set Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor.May 4, 2005 at 5:02 pm #5530CarlocheParticipant
I’ve always had at least dual monitors and Michal is right that Windows handles it naturally since at least win98 that I recall. I currently have a vid card with dual outs, but previously have had a single AGP card and any number of PCI vid cards to expand the desktop. In your Display control panel you get the option to Extend my Windows desktop on this monitor under the Settings tab.
I’m not even sure how you’d set it up in Windows so it was considered two separate monitors, unless you are running two different computers and are jumping back and forth between them over the network with a program like . In any case, as long as it’s all one big desktop, ME or any other program can be stretched across all monitors that comprise the desktop.
So, how is your setup done exactly?
Oh, and one other thing. You say you are doing this with your laptop. I know that when I occasionally plug my laptop into another monitor and go through the Display control panel to get things running I have to go through the Advanced section under Settings and go to the Video Driver mode area and choose whether I want it to be Mirror or Multimonitor. That would make the difference as well.
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