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    Black_Lion
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    Exclamation 2 monitor screens running independently

    Hi all. I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 and a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW, which are both connected to each other. My graphics card is the NVIDIA 8400 GS and I am using Windows 7.

    I have setup the dual screen e.g. my laptop screen is a mirror image of the Samsung and vice a versa.

    What I want is to run Linux via a virtual machine on the one screen, while reading tutorials and other media on the other screen, with out constantly minimizing and maxing on one screen.

    What is the procedure to do this? Help would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: 2 monitor screens running independently

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Lion View Post
    Hi all. I have a Dell Inspiron 1420 and a Samsung SyncMaster 226BW, which are both connected to each other. My graphics card is the NVIDIA 8400 GS and I am using Windows 7.

    I have setup the dual screen e.g. my laptop screen is a mirror image of the Samsung and vice a versa.

    What I want is to run Linux via a virtual machine on the one screen, while reading tutorials and other media on the other screen, with out constantly minimizing and maxing on one screen.

    What is the procedure to do this? Help would be much appreciated.
    I don't know if you still need help, but basically the procedure is as follows:
    1. Right-click on any empty area of your desktop and select "Screen resolution"
    2. Select your Samsung monitor and go to the menu that says "Multiple displays"
    3. Select the option "Extend desktop to this display"
    4. (optional) you can position the Samsung monitor in relation to your laptop by drag and drop
    5. Click OK (note.. your monitors should no longer mirror each other but instead your desktop should appear to stretch across both monitors)
    6. Open your virtual machine and drag the window to the monitor of your choice
    7. Open your tutorials and drag it to the other monitor (if it's not there already)
    8. Enjoy



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