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Old 08-20-2007
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I have a laptop with a 17 inch display,for use at home I have a 20 inch
display,I like to work with an extended desktop but can I switch the 20 inch
to prime and the laptop display to second
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Old 08-20-2007
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Re: change primairy display
That depends on the capabilities of your video driver and its utilities. My Toshiba
has no problem doing that. I use a 22" as primary and the 17" in lapie as secondary.
I also have a matrox device to hook up so I can use my 22" a 19" and the 17" all
at the same time.

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>I have a laptop with a 17 inch display,for use at home I have a 20 inch
> display,I like to work with an extended desktop but can I switch the 20 inch
> to prime and the laptop display to second

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Old 08-20-2007
Richard G. Harper
 

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Re: change primairy display
In general, no. Unless you can swap the cables on your display adapter,
it's pretty much hard-wired to use one port as the primary and the other as
the secondary.

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>I have a laptop with a 17 inch display,for use at home I have a 20 inch
> display,I like to work with an extended desktop but can I switch the 20
> inch
> to prime and the laptop display to second


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Old 08-20-2007
Spirit
 

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Re: change primairy display
Richard I have been doing exactly that for a few months now. The Intel 945 Chipset
allows me to select either monitor as primary and I can use each independently or
spread my desktop across both.

"Richard G. Harper" <rgharper@email.com> wrote in message news:OPlXib34HHA.4712@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
> In general, no. Unless you can swap the cables on your display adapter,
> it's pretty much hard-wired to use one port as the primary and the other as
> the secondary.
>
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> * PLEASE post all messages and replies in the newsgroups
> * The Website - http://rgharper.mvps.org/
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> "bas" <bas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:3014BE60-0587-45A3-A89D-6DDB0B1780D0@microsoft.com...
>>I have a laptop with a 17 inch display,for use at home I have a 20 inch
>> display,I like to work with an extended desktop but can I switch the 20
>> inch
>> to prime and the laptop display to second

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