laptop to Flat Screen TV is out of whack....

By Adonis 27
Aug 10, 2007
  1. when i put a VGA cable from my laptop to my Flat Screen TV, my background shows up on the TV, but the icons and start bar doesnt show up. I was fiddling around with it and discovered that if i pull a window all the way to the right on my screen on my laptop it would start to show up on the left side of the TV.

    I was wondering if any1 could tell me if its possible to have the full screen of my laptop (icons, start bar, etc.) on my TV without me pulling the windows i want to the right. Its not a big deal, but it would be more convenient. Thanks for all your help.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Yes, the default multihead setup is to stretch the desktop.

    Look around in your (advanced) display options for a mirror or clone option. The exact name and location of the thing depends on your specific display drivers.
  3. Adonis 27

    Adonis 27 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 25

    well i tried making the TV the "primary device" but that just turned my TV off some how, if that has any relevance to what ur saying?
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