Display over two monitors - how/any good?

  Corptax 16:05 28 Jan 2005

Two quick questions; I now have two monitors, one with VGA, the other DVI. How do I set them up so that I can obtain different windows applications (eg Word & Ecel)on each monitor?

Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, is the result any good? Main use will be for for office applications.

Any guidance greatly appreciated. Thanks

  Sir Radfordin 16:50 28 Jan 2005

Does your graphics card have both VGA and DVI output? If so you may get away with plugging one monitor into each. If not you will need to buy another card.

Once you have windows recognising two monitors you can go to the display settings (control panel) and extend the desktop on to the second monitor.

What this will do is link both screens to make one virtual desktop area. Having done that you can drag your applications from screen to screen or extend across both.

It is great for large excel sheets, editing documents, using software that has floating toolboxes and generally anything that you need a large display area for.

  JonnyTub 17:30 28 Jan 2005

as per sir radforin except that you can quite cheaply buy a dvi to vga connector click here i had to for mine as it had one vga and one dvi (dual head) output, but both my screens are vga

  Stuartli 18:04 28 Jan 2005

Windows will/should automatically recognise that there are two monitors connected from Display>Properties and you can then do the configuration.

MS info:

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  Corptax 09:25 31 Jan 2005

Thank you very much for the advice; query resolved in just over an hour!!

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