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Free single-dual monitor software

By fdart17
May 1, 2012
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  1. Does anyone of software that will allow me to quickly go from using 1 monitor to 2 and back to 1? I need to use 1 for gaming and would like to utilize a second for programming.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    Software?

    Do you mean run multiple (virtual) desktops, or physical displays?
     
  3. fdart17

    fdart17 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I have 2 physical monitors, but I only want to use 1 when I play games.
     
  4. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 4,378   +98

    You shouldn't need any software for that. I've always found any game I play just does so on the primary display, leaving the 2nd on the desktop.

    Running your games in windowed mode at the native resolution will help you move between them without causing games to crash when navigating away from them.
     
  5. fdart17

    fdart17 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    I see. I thought this would be a performance issue for my GPU, but it runs well!
     
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Try experimenting with Win+P hotkey.
     
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,111   +1,523

    If I remember correctly that only works for Windows 7. For some reason, I'm thinking it's a printing shortcut for Vista and XP.

    What operating system are we referring too?
     
  8. fdart17

    fdart17 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 39

    Windows 7. Ah Win+P is perfect. :) Thanks.
     
  9. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    Do you have an AMD or Nvidia graphics card? For AMD cards you can save presets in CCC and assign hotkeys to them. Not sure about Nvidia though.
     


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