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Dual monitor information thread

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Dan Coldrick, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Dual/Tripple monitor information thread

    This is my thread from another site, thought it might be useful for those with dual monitors-
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    Well seeing as dual monitors are becoming more popular I thought I would start a info thread for those new to dual or looking at going dual monitors. I would appreciate any info people have so I can update this thread. I'll go first with a few-

    The Best Dual Monitor Program Around is UltraMon (too many features to list)-
    http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
    Another good dual monitor program- http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/
    Want to Run Games and watch a film without stuttering?
    Personally I use VLC and run the movie in OpenGL mode, you can do this through the start menu>VLC>Quick Settings>Video>Set Video mode to OpenGL
    I have found this stops stuttering in some games.

    Want to stop your mouse leaving the gaming screen over to the other desktop when playing some games?
    I use Mouse Jail- http://www.dr-hoiby.com/MouseJail/ which I have never had a problem with.

    Some more info on Dual monitors-

    http://lifehacker.com/software/geek-to-live/make-the-most-of-your-dual-monitors-317479.php

    Free Dual monitor Task Bar-

    http://www.mediachance.com/free/multimon.htm

    Customize you Dual monitor Wallpaper-
    http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/

    Video for setting up dual monitors-
    http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,367-page,1-bid,4/video.html

    Convert you unused laptop into a second monitor-
    http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Converted-to-2nd-Monitor/

    Moving your mouse cursor across multiple monitors them all can be a long haul, especially in triple- and quad-monitor setups. Snap your mouse from screen to screen instead with keyboard shortcuts.
    http://graphics.cs.columbia.edu/projects/m3/index.html

    Links to Dual monitor Wallpapers-
    http://www.dualscreenwallpaper.com/index.php
    http://www.dual-display.com/pages/wallpaper.php
    http://www.wallpaperpimper.com/wallpaper/dual_screen.htm
    http://www.dualmonitorbackgrounds.com/
    http://www.deviantart.com/- My Favourite

    How to change which monitor is on the left/right and manage vertical positions-

    Drag the monitor in display properties from one side to the other and up and down-
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    Triple Monitor gaming without tripple head go
    -
    http://downloads.guru3d.com/SoftTH---Software-Triplehead-1.07-beta-download-1922.html
    Please post if you have anything else and I will update the thread :)
     
  2. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Great thread Dan. This could evolve to Triple sets maybe...

    I run Dual right now but not the same screens. Looking to buy another Dell 24" of the same make to go with the one I have now. I so want to enjoy the immersion dual/triple gives gamers.
     
  3. This is a really great post!! THank you Dan!!
     
  4. If anyone has any dual or tripple monitor tricks/tips please let me know and I will update the OP.
     
  5. Dan I see no pictures( I'll change to firefox, am using Safari now)

    Edit: I see pictures now on Safari
     
  6. A few ways to Setup Multiple Monitors

    Hey I love this post! Some great information!

    Here is a great article section I posted at Multi-Screens.com (A beginners introduction to Multiple Monitors)

    The Three main ways to Setup Multiple Monitors

    1) You can buy a pre-manufactured multi-monitor computer. The best place to purchase a multiple monitor computer is at:
    Multi-Monitors.com. They carry a multi-monitor computer line called SUPER-PC that can support from 2 to 16 monitors.

    Multi-Screen Computer Systems

    Multiple Monitor LCD Displays

    2) You can get a USB to VGA Adapter, or USB to DVI Adapter that will allow you to add an extra monitor to your computer
    via any USB2.0 Port. You can also add multiple extra monitors by using multiple adapters. This is a great option for viewing
    documents, surfing the web, using Microsoft Office and many other business tasks. This is not a good option for intense
    graphical situations such as HDTV, Blu-ray, Gaming and 3D / CAD Workstation applications. For those types of scenarios,
    it is highly recommended that you purchase a high-powered multi-monitor workstation or a Matrox Dual or Triple Head2Go.

    Multi-Monitor Adapters

    3) You can replace or add an extra video card to your existing computer, depending on how many monitors you wish to support.
    Although this sounds easy enough, this is a rather complex solution for a beginner, especially when trying to find a compatible
    graphics card. For this reason, I am going to write an entirely seperate post on that topic and will link to it here, very soon.

    Multi-Monitor Video Cards

    Once you have your multiple monitor system set up and ready to use, you will need to enable all of your monitors in
    your “Display Properties” Control Panel. Here is a great link to a complete and animated walkthrough of how to enable
    your multiple monitors in Windows.

    How to Setup Multiple Monitors (Instructions)

    This is what it will look like when you are done:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_avGStqZOI"]Multi-Monitor Video Demo 1[/ame]
     
  7. Sorry to bring back an ancient thread, but I wanna know if it's possible to setup 2 screens in rFactor without having the bezel in the middle of my line of sight.

    I know LFS has such a feature built-in and it's great, but is there anything like this that would work for rFactor? It basically works by setting the middle monitor as normal FoV, then expanding to the second screen (be it left or right).

    I hate the bezel spoiling my view, anyone got any ideas?