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    I am adding a motorized Kenwood to my Xenarc system.

    I would like to use both montiors.

    Is there a program or something that will automatically move the top window in the main screen to the secondary screen, and then back to the main by just hitting an icon or button etc?

  • #2
    Even though XP says it will support dual monitors, I believe the Only way to do what you want is to have a video card that will support a dual monitor set-up.
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    • #3
      your video card has to have 2 outputs, if you have a card that has a vga out and also a tv rca out you can do it. vga to the xenarc, and rca to the kenwood, you can then select which monitor is on the top, right, left, or bottom.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MSUC5Vette
        I am adding a motorized Kenwood to my Xenarc system.

        I would like to use both montiors.

        Is there a program or something that will automatically move the top window in the main screen to the secondary screen, and then back to the main by just hitting an icon or button etc?
        First of all, what graphics card do you have? Before you think about the software side of it, how will both monitors be connected to the PC?? Are you splitting a single VGA output into 2?? If so, then no software program would be able to distinguish one output from another.

        Like infinkc said, if you have two completely separate wires connected to different outputs on your graphics card (new nVidia cards have S-vid, DVI, and VGA outs), then
        there should be a program that may help you out. I know that nVidia drivers include basic dual-display software that allows you to output a full screen video to one monitor, while having full use of the desktop on the other. As far as a program that displays the active window in its own screen, I'm sure one exists...... search it at a software site (CNet downloads....etc).
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        • #5
          Whoah

          first of all, XP supports dual, quad, up to 9 monitors.

          to power these monitors, you can have ANY video card that is PCI or better (PCI or AGP, or one of those with dual output, etc.)

          Be careful about dual output cards. Several of them simply output two copies of the same signal, most using two different interfaces so that you can choose which monitor you use (whether vga, dvi, or rca).

          To activate multiple monitor support, right click on the desktop, select settings, and then click the advanced properties tab to configure how you want the monitors configured.

          Now then, let's get to the point of switching how your monitors display ther images. I think (this part I'm not TOO sure about) that you could simply add another user account and set up those monitors differently. Switching user accounts would then toggle the images on the screens.

          Hope this helps,

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dr Jeckyl

            Now then, let's get to the point of switching how your monitors display ther images. I think (this part I'm not TOO sure about) that you could simply add another user account and set up those monitors differently. Switching user accounts would then toggle the images on the screens.

            Hope this helps,

            Marc
            I have been running dual monitors for two years now on my home computer, although I don't know if such as program exists for what you are looking to do, but I know what MSUC5Vette suggest will not work at all.

            Now, what people are saying about having the proper hardware to do it is correct.

            If I come across software or develope software to do that I let you know.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by nadthomas
              I have been running dual monitors for two years now on my home computer, although I don't know if such as program exists for what you are looking to do, but I know what MSUC5Vette suggest will not work at all.

              Now, what people are saying about having the proper hardware to do it is correct.

              If I come across software or develope software to do that I let you know.
              What do you mean what I suggest won't work at all? I didn't realize I suggested anything.

              I understand how to activate multiple monitors, I have done it on my desktop as well.

              I have an ATI card on my laptop which does support dual monitors. I can extend my desktop to a second monitor.

              I guess I am not being clear on what I want to do.

              For example:
              I have Winamp running in my primary display.
              I want to move it to the secondary display so I can still see it while I operate my GPS program on the primary screen.
              Instead of dragging Winamp to the second screen which is going to be a PITA with a touch screen, I would like to hit an icon, hot key, etc to have Winamp be automatically drug to the other monitor.
              Then if I want to change songs or something I again would like to be able to hit a hot key so I can operate winamp in the primary display and then move it back to the secondary.

              Any ideas? Does this make sense?

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              • #8
                Don't know about ATI, but nView (with nVidia cards) does that.

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                • #9
                  I hope this helps.

                  http://www20.tomshardware.com/graphi...rce2mx-02.html

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                  • #10
                    hi
                    you can get hardware vga splitters, dont know if this will do exactly what you want put you have 1 vga in to the device from your video card and you get two+ vga outputs. these devices arent cheap though, but will give you multiple monitor support from whatever video source you provide it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by terrastudios
                      hi
                      you can get hardware vga splitters, dont know if this will do exactly what you want put you have 1 vga in to the device from your video card and you get two+ vga outputs. these devices arent cheap though, but will give you multiple monitor support from whatever video source you provide it.

                      regards

                      matt
                      A hardware VGA splitter will just duplicate the signal being sent from the computer. No software program would be able to send out distinguished signals to both.

                      What MSUC5Vette wants to do is have his active window displayed (maximized i'm assuming) on a different display.
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                      • #12
                        The answer is rather trivial, a simple software solution that grabs the handle of the window and toggles the top left hand corner on consecutive button presses is all that is required.

                        MSUC5Vette, if you are confident at programming this should be all you need, but if you are not i am willing to help you out.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by MSUC5Vette
                          I have an ATI card on my laptop which does support dual monitors. I can extend my desktop to a second monitor.
                          Is that what you're using for the carPC?

                          Originally posted by OdysseyPC
                          The answer is rather trivial, a simple software solution that grabs the handle of the window and toggles the top left hand corner on consecutive button presses is all that is required.
                          He would also have to send that top window to screen B and leave it maximized there, to achieve the results he initially wanted. When top window is active, press a hotkey, which moves the window and maximizes it to the second display. To move the window back to its original screen, a different hotkey should be pressed to toggle it back, preventing more than one (overlapping) maximized windows on the secondary screen.
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                          • #14
                            Kenwood has motorized LCD's that support video in?
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                            • #15
                              Like eCar said, Nvidia cards will do exactly what you ask. That feature and more is available with there drivers. ATI on the other hand i dont believe has that option with its drivers.
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