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    Multipul monitor mode - HELP!

    Right 1st off please can someone tell me why SD will only run on the secondary monitor. This just causes soooooo many problems.

    1st of most people would have the touch panel attached to a VGA screen then use multipul composite video screens as the seconday displays. However a lot of graphics cards will not let you change the diplay priority, meaning that VGA out is always promary and Composite is seconday.

    So just ouot of interest as none ot my ITX boards allow this, I tryed it on an ATX system wiht an nVidia card.

    I've now set my video out as primary. Now I have the huge problem that all the apps now start in this window and any dialogs that popup. And of course my touch panel is on the other monitor now set to secondary.

    This HUGE problem aside when I run SD it load on the VGA moitor wiht the touchpanel that works fine in windows. Then it tells me that the KB and mouse are disabled and i must press ok.

    However I can't press OK as the touch panel is ALSO DISABLED!

    Please can someone tell me why SD dosent just use the primary display adn why it has the idiot proofing when you switch to multi screen mode wich actually defeats it's self.

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    I know that nvidia has a hot key to move an application from one monitor to the other. I remember reading somewhere that there may even be a config to tell windows to always open on a particular monitor, but cant remember if that was an nvidia feature or an ati feature in their driver software.

    I ran into a similar problem with a media pc having multiple monitors with extended desktop on.
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    It's a feature on nVidia desktop manage, but I think it only works wiht nVidia cards. Either way though it's still a complete pani in the *** as it dosent always force themn onto the correct monitor

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    this issue will never be resolve. SD develop refuse to take on this challenge. I have ask so many times and now i just give up on SD and stop using it period due to this issue.

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    StreetDeck uses the secondary monitor so that the rear primary screen can be used as a full computer while StreetDeck runs on the secondary montor. i.e. explorer can run and all programs opened will default to the primary monitor which is running in the rear and keyboard and mouse input will be sent to the rear screen. The touchscreen should be configured for the secondary monitor and all touchscreen input should be filtered to go only to StreetDeck running on the secondardy monitor while all other keyboard and mouse input goes to the rear. We are aware this can be difficult to setup on many platforms and it will probably be simplified for StreetDeck 2.0.
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    Quote Originally Posted by god_of_cpu View Post
    We are aware this can be difficult to setup on many platforms and it will probably be simplified for StreetDeck 2.0.
    I don't suppose you can elaborate on what "simplified" means... Users would probably scream (even louder) if you were to suggest *possible* features only to have them change during development. : |

    For what it's worth, I hope "awareness of difficulty" regarding MM support is a diplomatic way of saying you understand the current MM implementation need a complete overhall!?.
    I can't stress enough that locking features, even if they are for legal/liability reasons, will kill or otherwise greatly hinder an otherwise top notch product like StreetDeck.

    Here's hoping the StreetDeck 2.0 multi-monitor support is implemented in a useful and practical manner (i.e. video sources configurable for each monitor).
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    Proper MM support is the main reason I have not switched to SD.

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    Basically, this is what I like to have.
    I’m using the G4 and testing the SD.
    I do not care about my children using the computer on the back site, I’m only like to use the rear monitor for video.

    So I think that the following setup will be ideal for me (and I think for much other).
    I like to use the SD on the main monitor (G4 built in monitor) and only display the video (DIVX, DVD, etc’) on the secondary (rear) monitor and selecting the audio output card for those application (for headphones use).

    I do not think that this is a big problem for implement in SD current version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SB67 View Post
    I do not think that this is a big problem for implement in SD current version.
    Really?
    What makes you think so? Are you a developer? Have you been able to decompile SD code to see the source?

    It never ceases to amaze me when non-programmers say that they don't think it would be difficult to implement feature X or Y or Z into an application when they don't know the first thing about coding (or, in some cases the second thought) or the priorities of the dev team involved or any other of a number of factors that would make the feature(s) less-than-simple to implement.

    Now, I agree that an option to select functionality for the secondary monitor is a damn good idea. Some users (like yourself) would like video only. Some users would like full computer access to browse the 'net or play a game. Still others would like only a music & video browser.

    While I think it's a fabulous idea, I am not going to make any claims as to how simple it would be to implement. I'm merely going to add my vote for user-selectability of secondary monitor functionality.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Iím sorry if I cause you any inconvenience.
    And for you question Ė You are right, Iím not doing only software developer anymore. In my company Iím employed around 100 software engineers that working for me. Believe me; I do not get up to here by knowing nothing about software developing.
    Only for you knowledge, Iím also offered my free time for helping implement multi-language into SD and after short explanation about the SD core I understood that itís NOT going to be easy implementation in the current version.

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