Adding another monitor to laptop

    • EdgarAronov
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      I want to add a monitor to my laptop (acer aspire 5315) for bigger picture. When i connect to monitor and restart my pc, the picture is on the extra monitor when the windows is loading but when i start to log in, the picture goes back to laptop and dissapears on the new monitor ?(

      Can someone help me out, and could it be possible to make 2 monitors work at the same time? (on laptop and on new monitor)
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    • andyb43
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      Originally posted by EdgarAronov
      I want to add a monitor to my laptop (acer aspire 5315) for bigger picture. When i connect to monitor and restart my pc, the picture is on the extra monitor when the windows is loading but when i start to log in, the picture goes back to laptop and dissapears on the new monitor ?(

      Can someone help me out, and could it be possible to make 2 monitors work at the same time? (on laptop and on new monitor)
      I have similar model, so you use Vista right? Go to Control Panel, Personal Settings.........all fancy monitor set up ( e.g. matching screeens , seperate screens, drag from one screen to the otther) can be done here.

      Best to leave monitor always plugged if possible as the system can get confused.
      ..............................GL
    • EdgarAronov
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      I use Windows XP, can't find the personal settings here :(
    • CoreySteel
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      Right click on destkop and choose Properties.
      Click settings tab and there you have monitor setup.

      Click on second monitor (number 2), enable "extend my windows desktop onot this monitor. That should do the trick.
    • andyb43
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      Sorry then , me no good with computers,,,,,,,,, but did your new monitor come with a disc? It may need installing?
    • EdgarAronov
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      Originally posted by CoreySteel
      Right click on destkop and choose Properties.
      Click settings tab and there you have monitor setup.

      Click on second monitor (number 2), enable "extend my windows desktop onot this monitor. That should do the trick.
      now the other monitor show picture, but only my desktop backround :(

      and andyb43, still thanks for the reply ;) it did not come with a disc
    • EdgarAronov
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      got it, thanks
    • CoreySteel
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      Of course it's only background, because it's extended desktop ;)
      You can do what ever you want not...
    • kingdippy2008
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      Hey EdgarAronov,

      Just a reminder that its best to leave your moniter plugged in when starting up windows as otherwise all your settings will be lost and you will have to go through the process again.

      It does this to me, however i use Windows Vista so it may be different ;)

      Best regards,

      -Jack
    • CoreySteel
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      Never happened to me in XP...
    • kingdippy2008
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      Originally posted by CoreySteel
      Never happened to me in XP...
      Yeah Vista does suck... :D
    • EdgarAronov
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      thank you for this information kingdippy2008 , will remember it ;)
      glad that i can get some help from PS