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    hi guys/gals
    I am using a laptop in my carputer setup, and am using UltraMon to try to keep programs running on the right screen. I am using MediaCar and want it to display ONLY on my in-dash monitor, not the laptop's. So I am extending the desktop to the other monitor and trying to get MediaCar to run on that one every time I open it. I can move it there, but am having problems like menus opening up on the primary display, and when I close MediaCar and open it up again it goes back to the primary display. Can someone help me here? The in-dash monitor is connected to the VGA out of the laptop.

    thanks!

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    Switch primary display?
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    • #3
      I tried that, but then everything else goes with it too... I just want to get that one program running on only that monitor (which is why I am trying to use UltraMon). Any other ideas?

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      • #4
        In MediaCar setup, put the screen startup location at x,0 where x is the width of your laptop screen (for example on mine, i will open MediaCar at 1600,0 for it to be on the second monitor)


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        • #5
          I know ATI do a monitor display program, you can decided what programs you want opening on which screen.. I think its a generic program that will work on any videocard.. but dont quote me on that.. think its called hydravision or something hydra
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          • #6
            thanks for the input, guys... I will try both of these suggestions

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            • #7
              another thing... is there a way to make MediaCar the "default shell", kind of like the way MediaEngine has that option? thanks again!

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              • #8
                It isn't recomended but i am sure you can. There is some registry change. Look it up on google
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                • #9
                  Try Dual Monitor setup (not extended desktop etc..) Then put your in-dash display as your primary and the MC will start there!!

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                  • #10
                    the problem is generaly that your videocard, cant ouput that much. If you get a newer/nicer one it'll work. Its the same thing with DVD playback.
                    Try playing a dvd on your primary and secondary, most likely it will only show on the primary, and a black box on the secondary. If thats the case, then you need a newer/diff video card

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Confused
                      In MediaCar setup, put the screen startup location at x,0 where x is the width of your laptop screen (for example on mine, i will open MediaCar at 1600,0 for it to be on the second monitor)


                      Garry
                      ^ This is your answer

                      The other thing you could do is use Grider

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                      • #12
                        Use altramon.

                        http://www.realtimesoft.com/

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                        • #13
                          Girder? how would Girder have anything to do with this?

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