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Topic # 7804 11-May-2006 01:45
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how do i get my dvds or media player to play on my tv (moinitor)i can get my laptop to show but just get a blank screen when trying to watch dvds

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  Reply # 35459 11-May-2006 07:48
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Do you have a function F5 key which should swap the screens

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  Reply # 36135 19-May-2006 20:28
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Hi  I too am experiancing this issue, I have a laptop o.s winxp home sp2 .
I attach the external monitor and boot from scratch ..the external monitor displays my win xp start up untill I have to log in to my profile ..

It then just sits in idle standbye mode ( external monitor) and no image displays ..
I have checked in the control panel / display / settings and tried changing primary etc no joy ??

I have selected extend my desktop view onto this monitor and nothing ..?? the monitor definatly works as I have plugged into another desktop and all good ..

any idea's ..also it it posible to have them setup say as 1 .. 1  like the are running in parralell (Sp?)
admittedly I have not tried the F5 option yet but I feel this will not resolve issue's I'm experinacing .Like the other user I simply want to just be able to watch DVD's etc and be able to manage my work off a bigger monitor .

Idea's feedback / Sugestions welcomed ..

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  Reply # 36138 19-May-2006 20:47
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if it is displayed as secondary, then just have your Media Player put on it.

But please be aware that many media player when in fullscreen will only support display on the primary monitor.





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  Reply # 36142 19-May-2006 20:54
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Okay sorry to sound simple, so I drag my media player icon accross to desktop on monitor 2 is this
correct ..?

Like cut and paste the shortcut there ? How do I  place this on the second monitor do I just scroll mouse all the
waaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy ..... accross screans untill I see the the mouse pointer on the second monitor ?
like I mentioned however I  carn't even see my desktop icon ..only in boot mode ..untill I log in on my profile
and I am the key ( well have admin rights ) and there is only the one profile ..

Thanks Chiefie ..

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  Reply # 36143 19-May-2006 20:57
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not the icon.

run windows media player or whatever DVD viewing program you use. and just move the window over to the secondary monitor.

You must make sure your video card can support dual-monitor setup. look at the display properties > setup and enable "extend display to this monitor" on 2nd monitor.




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Reply # 36184 20-May-2006 18:21
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Cheers for your advice - got it ....

Now enjoying teh bigscreen ...

Thanks Cheifie

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