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    i hooked up another monitor and i cant find out how to do extended display. It is on dual display. I want to work on 2 differnt screens. I have a dell inspiron 8100 laptop, and have pluged in a NEC 19 inch flat screen. help!! I am using XP

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    Hi,

    To which connector did you connect your external display?

    On your laptop, the VGA connector is an extension of the internal connector for the laptop screen and therefore you cannot use that connector and expect a dual-display. You must use a second connector, like a DVI connector, to connect your screen, then the dual-display should work. A DVI-VGA converter costs a few dollars.
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    External laptop video connectors tend to duplicate the video rather than work as a second monitor. Open the video properties and look under settings for a second monitor. If you have 2 shown you should be able to enable both and have different things on each screen.

    cheers, Paul

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    On the four laptops I have used I have been able to set my external monitor for extended display .

    Right click (empty space on) the desktop, and choose Properties then Settings.
    Regards
    John



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