Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:32 AM
I just set mine up last week to do this. The main thing I learnt was to plug in first then tv on then boot laptop. Not doing it this way gave me a B&W picture.
Your problem sounds like a display problem.
You can set the tv to be part of the laptop desktop or a clone of it.
In display settings there is the option to "extend my desktop" or "clone".
If you want all the icons to show on the tv you should have it set to clone.
This is in Vista (which I am still learning) and may not be worded exactly as I have said.
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