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    The solution........

    Quote Originally Posted by DopeBoy
    I dont why everyone is making this so complicated. All you have to do is buy any nVidea Video card with dual monitors support, such as the cheap but good fx5200, install it, and then download the program nView and you can easily swith between monitors, use both simultaniously, use 2 as one big screen, horizontally or verticlly. Its the easiest thing in the world.

    For a cheap place to get computer stuff go to www.pricewatch.com
    If you read the first post, he wants the active window to be maximized on the second screen. He does not want an extended desktop, neither horizontal nor vertical. He basically wants to use the second screen exclusively for the active application, while leaving the remaining programs, and ALL of the desktop on the primary screen. Think of it like a magnifying tool. P.S. a visit to pricewatch will do absolutely nothing....

    Quote 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
    This might be JUST what you're looking for:

    UltraMON...Multi-Monitor Management Software
    http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/overview/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSUC5Vette
    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?

    Ops sorry I didn't mean to say what you proposed wouldn't work I meant to say what Dr J was suggesting wouldn't work. In my orginal post I quoted what he said, sorry.

    Although several people don't seem to understand exactly what you are trying to achieve, you might want to look into some of the more advanced features of nVidia's nView software, if I recall it may have a feature that will do what you want to do. Hell the latest nVidia ForceWare drivers have a built in pop up blocker, so who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadthomas
    Ops sorry I didn't mean to say what you proposed wouldn't work I meant to say what Dr J was suggesting wouldn't work. In my orginal post I quoted what he said, sorry.

    Although several people don't seem to understand exactly what you are trying to achieve, you might want to look into some of the more advanced features of nVidia's nView software, if I recall it may have a feature that will do what you want to do. Hell the latest nVidia ForceWare drivers have a built in pop up blocker, so who knows.
    will nView work with ATI cards? I just assumed that it wouldn't.

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    The software suggestion from FiSKARZ is a good solution.

    The UltraMon software is what you are looking for. I've used it for this exact situation. It puts some extra icons at the top of each window, and you can move the window from screen to screen. Or even have it span 1 window across both screens at the touch of a button.

    http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/

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    Matrox G450 or G550

    Try Matrox G450 or G450 :

    http://www.matrox.com/mga/workstatio...ts/gseries.cfm

    as for the hot key that will move a window to the secondery screen, i don't know for shure.

    but there is an option to define which application will apear in which monitor (maybe it's possiable to define Hot Keys).

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    Let's recap some of MSUC5Vette's posts:

    He has an ATI card in his laptop.

    He does not wnat to replace this card (if that were possible).

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    crap i'm 0 and 2.

    I missed the part that it was a laptop with an ati card. sorry again. I assumed it was a regular pc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nadthomas
    crap i'm 0 and 2.

    I missed the part that it was a laptop with an ati card. sorry again. I assumed it was a regular pc.
    Welcome aboard, and hang in there

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    MSUC5Vette, any luck with UltraMon?? Didn't install it but it seems like a cool app, I'm gonna try and find a use for this one, maybe even get a second screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmartin510
    The software suggestion from FiSKARZ is a good solution.

    The UltraMon software is what you are looking for. I've used it for this exact situation. It puts some extra icons at the top of each window, and you can move the window from screen to screen. Or even have it span 1 window across both screens at the touch of a button.

    http://www.realtimesoft.com/ultramon/
    Awesome find, I downloaded it, played around with it for about 5 minutes, works great.

    I can right click on the window in the task bar to have it move from one monitor to the other.

    This should work well, I assume if I can set up a hotkey in Grider to do an Alt + Tab to move to the next window. Anyone have any idea what I could then do to have any idea how I could get grider to do the right click / move to other monitor?

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