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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
You techy lot are always helpful in giving answers to this sort of thing.

I've been connecting a monitor to my laptop and having the same thing on both screens.

Somehow, I've knocked the setting off and now I've just got an extension of the desktop, so I can drag a window onto the monitor.

Any ideas how I get it back to the way it was - i.e. same thing on each screen?

rep for help given

cheers dudes.
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
if i'm correct you can buy a KVM switch?....
#2
Press & hold Function(fn) key and press F5 key. then choose the setting you want. I think it's the one with two screens you need.
Hope this answers your query.
#3
taurus_the_bull
if i'm correct you can buy a KVM switch?....


Dunno - worked without one before.
#4
simples,
right click your desktop;
got to properties;
got to settings tab;
Click on the 2 square;
then untick the box which says extend my desktop
#5
prassanchitt
Press & hold Function(fn) key and press F5 key. then choose the setting you want. I think it's the one with two screens you need.
Hope this answers your query.


Thanks - trying this but nothing happening.
#6
when i plugged a screen into my daughters lappy ( after i broke the screen ) im sure it asked me if i wanted to copy the lappys screen so try unplugging the monitor and then pluggin in again.
#7
bfjem
simples,
right click your desktop;
got to properties;
got to settings tab;
Click on the 2 square;
then untick the box which says extend my desktop


Right clicking on desktop doesn't give me a properties option. says graphics properties but then different from above afterwards.

I'm using vista btw if that helps.
#8
control panel ... display then settings ?
#9
For vista it's right click desktop, personalise, then display settings

untick extend the desktop
#10
Sorry I am an XP follower; but as above essentially same thing but through the control panel the display settings; then look for something about extending desktop :)
#11
ChipSticks
For vista it's right click desktop, personalise, then display settings

untick extend the desktop


Yeah tnaks chips - this is what I thought. When I do it, the monitor just says no signal and turns itself off. Been working fine up until earlier.
#12
karaokecolin
Yeah tnaks chips - this is what I thought. When I do it, the monitor just says no signal and turns itself off. Been working fine up until earlier.


oh charming lol

to resolve that I would untick the extend button unplug the monitor reset the lap top then when its rebooted re-connect
#13
bfjem
Sorry I am an XP follower; but as above essentially same thing but through the control panel the display settings; then look for something about extending desktop :)


Thanks - this just extends the desktop area which allows me to drag a window onto the monitor display. I want both displays to be the same if you know what i mean.
#14
bfjem
simples,
right click your desktop;
got to properties;
got to settings tab;
Click on the 2 square;
then untick the box which says extend my desktop
1 Like #15
When you rmb on the desktop what menu options do you get ?
#16
choc1969
When you rmb on the desktop what menu options do you get ?



Hi Choc.

I get:

View - Then options for the desktoop icons
Sort by - then options to sort the icons.
Refresh
Graphics properties
Graphics options

For the other posters, untickin the extend desktop option doesn't work, even after re-booting. It just results in a 'no signal' on the external monitor.
#17
Does it have these similar settings ?

http://images.ask-leo.com/display_properties_multiple_monitors.png
#18
Easy.....usually Fn + (F# Key that has a square symbol on it) ie. Fn+F2 - press repeatedly to cycle through... both screens on then one on and the other off etc.
#19
No Choc.

Dunno how i get a pic of mine up but the 1 & 2 screens are opp. way round.
screen 1 is at 1280x800 pixels, screen 2 is at 800x600.

Also the tab-down bit on yours where it syas viewsonic etc. is different.
#20
thedarkjedi
Easy.....usually Fn + (F# Key that has a square symbol on it) ie. Fn+F2 - press repeatedly to cycle through... both screens on then one on and the other off etc.



Yeah its F8 on mine - just turns the monitor off.
#21
Naffing me off now. I'll just keep fidddling with it.

Thanks for your help everyone. Keep suggestions coming & I'll keep checking them out.
#22
karaokecolin;5750643
No Choc.

Dunno how i get a pic of mine up but the 1 & 2 screens are opp. way round.
screen 1 is at 1280x800 pixels, screen 2 is at 800x600.

Also the tab-down bit on yours where it syas viewsonic etc. is different.


You have to hightlight 2 and click the settings
#23
if graphic options opens a menu then you should be able to click on:
graphic options>output to>dual display clone>select the 2 monitors.

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