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Icon for enabling second monitor?


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#1 imitationcoffee

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 08:48 AM

Hi Everyone, I just had a quick question. Instead of going through the long way of enabling a second monitor (Display Properties, Settings, selecting second monitor, etc...), I was wondering if there was a way to create a desktop icon to enable/disable the second monitor. My second monitor is a television, so sometimes I like to watch videos on my television and such. Thought that maybe someone knew of a trick. Thanks ahead of time.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:11 PM

Hi Everyone, I just had a quick question. Instead of going through the long way of enabling a second monitor (Display Properties, Settings, selecting second monitor, etc...), I was wondering if there was a way to create a desktop icon to enable/disable the second monitor. My second monitor is a television, so sometimes I like to watch videos on my television and such. Thought that maybe someone knew of a trick. Thanks ahead of time.


If your running Windows 7, hitting Windows key + P should bring up the display switching panel.

Or create one:

1. Right click on a empty area on desktop, and click on New and Shortcut.

2. Type the location below into the location area, and click on the Next button.

C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe

3. Type Display Switch for the name, and click on the Finish button.
NOTE: You can name this anything you would like though.

4. Move the shortcut to where you like for easy use.


OTHER OPTIONS:

If you have a Nvidia graphics card :
Toggle to TV Mode

You can also try out this application :
Display Changer

Edited by ReviverSoft, 11 December 2009 - 02:24 PM.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 02:18 PM

Hi ReviverSoft, sorry about not mentioning my specs. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:55 PM

Hi ReviverSoft, sorry about not mentioning my specs. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP3.


Did you give Display Changer(mentioned earlier) a try?
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