two monitor setup

  harps1h 19:59 16 Sep 2009

i have an nvidia 260 card and want to setup two monitors, one for gaming and the other to display the desktop whilst gaming to stop have to minimise the screen.

what is the best way to do this?

  Jak_1 20:30 16 Sep 2009

These may help:

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Hope this helps you.

  ashleycardwell94 00:45 17 Sep 2009

the graphics card you are on about has to outputs? confirm - all you would need is two monitors and to set it up so windows recognises both screens and to set 1 as primary and to "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" with the other and choose with the setting the virtual location of both screens so you can just drag the mouse from one screen to the other.

  harps1h 00:53 17 Sep 2009

done that but what i need to know probaly is there any way to use the mouse on one screen without minimising the screen on monitor 1. if i minimise it throws me out of the server with an error.

  ashleycardwell94 23:23 17 Sep 2009

I cant really understand what you are trying to tell me, with 2 monitors you only have to move your mouse from one screen to another

  harps1h 07:50 18 Sep 2009

thanks for the replies the issue has been sorted out. mostly down to me being a bit thick (but i'll put it down to being over tired lol)

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