Dual monitor set up successful, not sure how to use


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I’ve attached another monitor to my existing desktop computer using this: Plugable UGA-2K-A USB 2.0 to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 2048x1152. I just successfully installed the USB graphics software via Windows 7 Live Update. I was able to configure the display properties in WDP. I can mirror my existing desktop onto the second monitor. This is not what I want.

What I want is to extend my work space between the two monitors so that I can have several applications running on one monitor (email, chat room) and on the other monitor see websites and work in Excel and Word.

How do I move applications between the two displays? If I want to type in a chat room or answer email on my secondary display, how do I switch over to it from my main display? How do I switch back from it to my main display?


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Hi KL,

Thanks for posting! The easiest way to change the display mode from the duplicate mode to the extend mode as follows-:

Press the Windows logo key + P on your keyboard. A window pops up with 4 options - Computer only, Duplicate, Extend, Projector only. Select Extend to extend the display across multiple monitors. Here is a link to a video explaining the the same -:

http://youtu.be/ddrBGpRYlQ0



Here are a couple of links that might be helpful to you in figuring out how to work better with multiple monitors-:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wi…

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wi…

Hope the above information is helpful. If you need any additional information, please do post back here or shoot us an email at support@plugable.com. We are here to help!

Regards,
Roze


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