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 Post subject: Re: Second PC Monitors and Gaming
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:03 pm 
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You probably want to use DVI for your 2nd monitor if possible.
Just check what inputs your new monitor has and see what leads it came with (probably VGA and DVI if you're lucky).

As a last resort, your graphics card should have come with a DVI-to-VGA adapter a bit like this:

... which you plug into your graphics card then use a normal VGA lead to connect to the monitor

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 Post subject: Re: Second PC Monitors and Gaming
PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:12 pm 
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I have one of those hanging out of the second monitor and a hole for it in my PC.


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 Post subject: Re: Second PC Monitors and Gaming
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:13 pm 
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Right...

second monitor is up... It's just showing a Windows logo...

I tried one game and it can play on the second screen, but no mouse movement etc.

So, it's working, but not working....

I guess I have to change settings somewhere? :-?


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 Post subject: Re: Second PC Monitors and Gaming
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:18 pm 
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Just to clarify what I want.......


I want to see my game on my main monitor and have access to my desktop on my second monitor whilst gaming :geek:


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 Post subject: Re: Second PC Monitors and Gaming
PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:23 pm 
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I think I've sussed it ... So really, to have any interaction with the second monitor, I have to play in windowed mode?


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 Post subject: Re: Second PC Monitors and Gaming
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:06 pm 
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Yeah though a lot of games now have an option "Windowed - Full Screen" which is what will fill one monitor and leave the second free for whatever you need.

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 Post subject: Re: Second PC Monitors and Gaming
PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 4:20 pm 
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I don't like playing in windowed mode... seeing icons down bottom of screen and all.. .But it works having Twitch on second screen while streaming.


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The windowed fullscreen or borderless fullscreen is the option you want to choose if the game has it.

There is also an app that is meant to make a lot of games run in this mode:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... ?t=2675769

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 Post subject: Re: Second PC Monitors and Gaming
PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:33 pm 
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Cheers Ben!


I'm going to give that app a pop.


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