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Re: Windows 2000 Dual-head

  • Subject: Re: Windows 2000 Dual-head
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 13:33:54 +0100
  • Newsgroups: uk.comp.sys.laptops
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ts86] on Wednesday 21 September 2005 13:12 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>Is this issue because I'm running Windows 2000 and not Windows XP?
>>>I've known this similar issue dual-port Geforce cards on desktop systems.
>> I am still failing to grasp what you are trying to achieve. I don't think
> On my desktop PC I have one AGP video card and one PCI. Within Windows
> 2000 I extend my desktop across the two etc., but it properly recognises
> it as two seperate screens. E.g. at least pop-ups would show on the
> center of the primary screen, not half in between.

I am not too sure what you mean by that. Pictures would have helped, trust
me. Perhaps you can put them on some Web space?

> It's proving difficult to explain what I mean, but I've seen it all
> setup in different ways in many different systems to know that I am
> experiencing a difference.

There are sometimes a few hidden options to tinker about. You can control,
for example, the width of docks and panels (to fix them on one screen) or
abstain from window placement where there is 'slicing' across the two

> Are you familiar with UltraMon software?

I'm afraid not. Sorry.

Hope it helps,


PS - When I worked on dual-head Windows 2000 there was actually some good
handling of dual-head, but it needed some user involvement to achieve.

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