Computer Science Canada

Dual Monitors

Author:  Martin [ Thu Mar 04, 2004 12:13 am ]
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My friend has two monitors hooked up to his computer, a 19" lcd and a 15" lcd runnning on a 9800 pro. Is there any way to get it so that each desktop has a unique background?

Hah, I know the specs don't matter, but it's fun to know people are gaping.

Author:  shorthair [ Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:09 am ]
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no , if you want that , you need to do what i do, have 2 towers like i do , BUT you can cheat it, if you get 2 pictures and merge them together , and them apply it as your background , it will stretch across goth screens , all you would nee to do is get the merge right at the edge of hte screen

Author:  jonos [ Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:57 am ]
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ive seen those at my school but its realy old. one side you code on and the other side makes it show up, i don't know what language buts its really old and slow and no one uses it anymore. shorthair, do you use a kvm for switching between comps>?

Author:  Dan [ Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:06 pm ]
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i used to have 3 monoters hoked up to one comp and i think i was able to make the back grounds diffrent by using a webpage as a backgourd and then doing some wired html code.

u can get a progame that will make a computer act as 2nd monotore for another computer, that may be how your school is doing that jonos.

Edit: was just thinking did u mean 2 diffrent backgourps of difrent imgs as in having one app on one screen and one on the other drakness?

Author:  Amailer [ Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:33 pm ]
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Nvida has this option that you can have diffrent desktops ;D so if you got two screens maby you....actually nvm i guess that won't work also lol

Author:  jonos [ Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:44 pm ]
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answer to dan's question:

it was a whole single computer, with only the one programming language on it. there were no other programs, and i think the one which showed the program interpreted the code as you wrote it or something or when you told it to run it, so that you could see what you are trying to do. i've never used it and it just really sits in the comp engineering teacher's computer museum where few have been (save I). it's one whole unit too, i thought it was conjoined tvs at first.

Author:  Dan [ Thu Mar 04, 2004 6:50 pm ]
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wow that is wired