"dual monitor" on R1F?

Discussion in 'Asus' started by alphaswift, Nov 17, 2006.

  1. Nicke

    Nicke Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Is it possible to use a 2nd monitor in dual mode (not just a monitor showing the same as the laptop screen) on the R1F? After consulting asus and intel documentation (not very thoroughly I admit) I'm still a bit unsure, so if someone can say for sure I'd be delighted.

    Thanks,
    Nicke
     
  2. ranruiken

    ranruiken Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Technically it shouldn't be impossible.
    The simple way is something like this:

    Go to Display Properties => Settings, there you should be able to see 2 monitors. Click on the second one and then tick the box below which says : Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor. Hit apply and ok. That is it, it should work according to windows laws but there tend to be "exceptions" on windows laws, if you get what I mean :p

    PS. Be sure you have your second monitor already connected before you tickthe extend windows... box :)
     
  3. jdwilson

    jdwilson Scribbler - Standard Member

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    This capability is built in to Windows XP. It is a little clumsy, in my opinion. Hopefully Vista improves on it.

    There is some free software out there, MultiMon, that helps out somewhat (I like it), and Ultramon, a fairly expensive program that has a great reputation for managing multiple displays.

    I find using two monitors increases my productivity a lot. I've ordered the Kensington USB dock to set myself back up now that I have a R1F.
     
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  4. kda

    kda Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi,

    I have purchased a copy of Ultramon in XP (I do not have as yet a tablet) which can be configured to support different wallpapers and different resolution between the linked monitors.

    See this: http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/

    Regards,
    kda
     
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  5. alphaswift

    alphaswift Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I just use the dual monitor capability built right into XP. My job forces me to be Powerpoint junkie, so I use dual mode all the freaking time. The really nice thing is that Office 2007 has made all of this much nicer. I am also looking forward to see how Vista can improve this further
     
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