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Toshiba Laptop Dual Monitor Setup

Homebrew
May 23, 2008 at 04:56:57
Specs: Windows 2000, AthlonXP 1gb

Hi,

a colleague of mine has a Toshiba Satellite Pro A30. It has an external VGA connector and I'm wondering if this could be used to connect an external monitor and have a dual monitor setup? Say with a spreadsheet on the built in monitor and IE on the external monitor. I've set up Hydravision on a PC and that was fine, but I'm not sure this can be done on a laptop. Can anyone advise?

Thanks

Pavesa


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#1
May 23, 2008 at 08:03:45

Download the User manual for the model and read it - the info you are seeking is probably in that.

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#2
May 23, 2008 at 09:38:34

I'm pretty sure it can be. With the secondary monitor plugged in to the laptop, press and hold the FN (function) key. While holding the FN key, find the Numeric key with the monitor emblem on it and hit it. This should cycle through several options. External Monitor only, Laptop Monitor only, and finally, both monitors in a dual monitor setup.

Once you have the dual configured, you'll likely have to access the display software to have it stretch the display across both monitors. This will give you one big desktop as compared to two copies of the same thing.


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#3
May 27, 2008 at 03:58:21

Hi Curt,

thanks very much for the information. My colleague is bringing her laptop tomorrow so we'll give it a go!

Pavesa


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#4
May 28, 2008 at 08:05:43

Hi Curt,

that worked a treat. Just right clicked on the desktop, clicked properties/settings/advanced/monitor/extreme graphics tab then graphics properties
here it auto-detects the external monitor and you can then set it to be just one extended desktop..

great

Thanks a lot

Pavesa


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