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    UltraMon Software

    I've run this app for over a year now on my main home computer with dual 18" LCDs. Works great, one touch buttons are added next to the Minimize buttons of each window to quickly move windows screen to screen. It even lets you have different wallpapers and screen savers for each monitor (3D only on the Primary though). Im thinking about doing something similar to Vette. I want to use my 7" Lilliput up front to control everything and a much bigger (maybe 17"-18" Widescreen) LCD ceiling mounted in the back for my daughter to watch her Disney movies on. Just gotta figure out a decent way to mount an LCD that will flip down. I don't like any of the flipdowns that are out there, plus they are all composite video in and my setup only has VGA. I might have to fabricate a custom bracket.
    1.6GHz HP e-PC, 768MB RAM, 120GB WD HDD, Slim DVD-ROM, Onboard sound & video, 7" Lilliput, USB GPS Mouse, Audiovox FM Modulator, Vector 400 Watt Power Inverter, Windows XP Pro SP2, iGuidance 2, 15" Samsung LCD for the rear *Carputer not installed*

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSUC5Vette
    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?
    Have you even googled Girder yet, or done any level of research into the program? They have some rather complete tutorials on their site that should be able to guide you through the process, if you would actually take the time to try it yourself before we hold your hand and guide you through the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinorm
    Have you even googled Girder yet, or done any level of research into the program? They have some rather complete tutorials on their site that should be able to guide you through the process, if you would actually take the time to try it yourself before we hold your hand and guide you through the process.
    Sinorm, I am definately going to dig into Girder, I was actually more looking for help in the hotkey for Ultramon than Girder. The keystrokes have to be supported in Ultramon before I can even attempt it in Girder....correct?

    EDIT: Actually it looks like I should be able to capture the mouse movements. I'll play around with it and let you guys know what I come up with. If anyone makes any headway please post results.

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    From what people were saying, UltraMon can make shortcuts on your desktop. You can use Girder to run those shortcuts when you hit a certain key combination. Or, if you just want shortcuts, you don't even need Girder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinorm
    From what people were saying, UltraMon can make shortcuts on your desktop. You can use Girder to run those shortcuts when you hit a certain key combination. Or, if you just want shortcuts, you don't even need Girder.
    Haven't played with any built in shortcuts, but I just finished a preliminary girder program to do it with ultramon.

    http://msuc5vette.20megsfree.com/DlScrnWinMove.GML

    ctrl+alt+up arrow or ctrl+alt+right arrow maximizes current window and moves it to top screen (secondary)

    ctrl+alt+down arrow or ctrl+alt+left arrow maximizes current window and moves it to bottom screen (primary)

    I haven't set up an IR reciever yet, so I am using keyboard commands right now.

    What is your prefered IR reciever, was thinking about making one....

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    This thread really got me thinking now ....a quick question about the dual monitors for fellow nVidia owners.... I have the GeForceFX 5700 with VGA DVI and S-VID outputs. I know that dual monitor support works with the VGA and the S-VIDEO outs, but could I run VGA and DVI and get the same results? Basically does anyone know if the gfx card is sending a different signal altogether to the DVI, or is it the same signal just different "format" (plug)??

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    Yes, you can plug in to VGA and DVI. You can have either identical picture on both monitors, or extend your desktop over both monitors (and have one large desktop).

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiSKARZ
    This thread really got me thinking now ....a quick question about the dual monitors for fellow nVidia owners.... I have the GeForceFX 5700 with VGA DVI and S-VID outputs. I know that dual monitor support works with the VGA and the S-VIDEO outs, but could I run VGA and DVI and get the same results? Basically does anyone know if the gfx card is sending a different signal altogether to the DVI, or is it the same signal just different "format" (plug)??
    Yep, that is how you run a dual moniter setup. You can also buy a DVI to VGA adapter if you want to use 2 CRTs instead of a LCD. The only setup you can't do, is using all 3 outputs at once. It will not run three moniters, period. (ok, my ti4200 wont at least). Not even cloning on all 3 :/

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    So has anyone got a succesful setup where the Lilliput Touchscreen mounted on the dash is used as the main control screen and for static controls such as the MP3 player, GPS etc and the flip down screen (or headrest etc) can display the video from a playing DVD?

    I am just installing my shuttle PC which has standard VGA out to the Lilliput and it also has composite video out to the flip down screen. How can I control what is displayed through the composite output (or is this just a repeat of the main VGA signal in composite form for a TV?)
    I have a spare PCI slot so assuming that the comp output is not usable, can I add a PCI video card to drive the flip down screen.
    Then how do we configure the system to send the DVD video player signal to the second PCI video card and not to the Lilliput (and can we control all of this from the Lilliput screen?)

    So many questions, such little time

    Thanks all
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveC
    So has anyone got a succesful setup where the Lilliput Touchscreen mounted on the dash is used as the main control screen and for static controls such as the MP3 player, GPS etc and the flip down screen (or headrest etc) can display the video from a playing DVD?

    I am just installing my shuttle PC which has standard VGA out to the Lilliput and it also has composite video out to the flip down screen. How can I control what is displayed through the composite output (or is this just a repeat of the main VGA signal in composite form for a TV?)
    I have a spare PCI slot so assuming that the comp output is not usable, can I add a PCI video card to drive the flip down screen.
    Then how do we configure the system to send the DVD video player signal to the second PCI video card and not to the Lilliput (and can we control all of this from the Lilliput screen?)

    So many questions, such little time

    Thanks all
    Steve
    If you can display VGA and composite out at the same time, you probably can only display the same image on both monitors.

    Most mobos with onboard video and an AGP slot, can't use both at the same time. Maybe you can use onboard and PCI though.

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