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# 41624 20-Sep-2009 18:25
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I am trying to use Media Portal on my main rig running as a second display setup. I have my TV connected to my PC and Media Portal starting fullscreen on that display but it's not working too well so far. Questions;

I have how do I set the default sound out device for ALL sounds to the non-default sounds device? I have changed the options under TV, music and they now use my alternative sound card but the menu sounds etc still use the default output and I can't find an option to change them.

When MP is running full screen on a secondary display, how do you prevent it capturing mouse focus? I have a remote to control it, but when bowsing etc on the primary display if I use the scroll wheel etc if will fast fwd/reverse whatever is playing in MP.

Can the MP icon on the start bar be hidden/minimised to tray when it is full screen on a second display? I seems if the icon accidently gets clicked focus changes and the remote stops working.

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  # 257378 21-Sep-2009 17:08
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hbk: I am trying to use Media Portal on my main rig running as a second display setup. I have my TV connected to my PC and Media Portal starting fullscreen on that display but it's not working too well so far. Questions;

What version of Mediaportal are you using? Are you using advanced mode in the "MediaportalConfig" area? If not, look at the top right of the config box, next to the help button & click "switch to expert mode".

I have how do I set the default sound out device for ALL sounds to the non-default sounds device? I have changed the options under TV, music and they now use my alternative sound card but the menu sounds etc still use the default output and I can't find an option to change them.
Not sure if there is any way to adjust, but I think there would be as a good number of users would want your setup mode, I would think. Also, have you tried the different volume settings inside the general area? I haven't had a dedicated sound card for years. I SPDIF everything to my AV. And my client machine also uses the onboard audio.

When MP is running full screen on a secondary display, how do you prevent it capturing mouse focus? I have a remote to control it, but when bowsing etc on the primary display if I use the scroll wheel etc if will fast fwd/reverse whatever is playing in MP.
Not sure, but I would expect you would need to adjust one of the *.xml scripts inside either the Mediaportal root folder, or the one in documents & settings. I'm assuming Have you tried "Show special mouse controls" option inside "MediaportalConfig>General" area? No, that won't work. So, forget that idea.

You may need to check the MP forums for this one, if that doesn't work, unless one of Geekzone's other, dedicated MP users has similar requirements. I've never used multiple screens on my setup.

Can the MP icon on the start bar be hidden/minimised to tray when it is full screen on a second display? I seems if the icon accidently gets clicked focus changes and the remote stops working.
Are you talking about the splash screen that appears when MP is loading? Have you tried "use screenselector to choose on which screen MP
should start" option inside "MediaportalConfig>General" area?

This may also script changes if after setting up for multiple screens correctly does not allow for this.






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  # 257559 22-Sep-2009 13:37
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what he means is that when mediaportal is running fullscreen it has a regular window on the taskbar, normally you can't see this because it is fullscreen.




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