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# 142686 20-Mar-2014 21:09
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hey guys. is there a program that i can control the use of two monitors, as in i want to set my main display up, to use for gaming ,and windows and when i game it switches desktop to the other screen ,so i can still use windows over there while i game?

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  # 1010241 20-Mar-2014 22:28
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many graphics drivers also have companion utility app/control panel that can store profiles, and use menu or hotkey to change profile.  AMD, Intel, NVidia etc.  Alternatively you could try something like PowerStrip

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  # 1010242 20-Mar-2014 22:29
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Difficult one.

Best way is to have the games in windowed but no borders.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1011266 23-Mar-2014 10:39
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Most games use DirectInput to capture the mouse, which means those utility programs are of no help.  Games like World of Warcraft do as TimA suggests, allowing you to set the game to the same resolution as the monitor, in Windowed mode, with no borders.  That means the mouse can move outside the game's captured region.  Otherwise, you're out of luck.  Most of the time, clicking outside the game's region will result in the window minimizing anyway.

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  # 1012026 24-Mar-2014 19:15
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fundanglr: hey guys. is there a program that i can control the use of two monitors, as in i want to set my main display up, to use for gaming ,and windows and when i game it switches desktop to the other screen ,so i can still use windows over there while i game?


Many games have an option for windowed maximised/borderless eg: Wow, Left 4 Dead, Dota2.

With games that don't you're pretty much out of luck.

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  # 1012027 24-Mar-2014 19:16
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fundanglr: hey guys. is there a program that i can control the use of two monitors, as in i want to set my main display up, to use for gaming ,and windows and when i game it switches desktop to the other screen ,so i can still use windows over there while i game?


Many games have an option for windowed maximised/borderless eg: Wow, Left 4 Dead, Dota2.

With games that don't you're pretty much out of luck.


So you play Dota 2?

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  # 1012868 26-Mar-2014 08:14
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Here's a left field suggestion. If you have another (i.e. lower end spec) PC, you can connect that to the second monitor for desktop features and use Synergy to link the two, device and conquer?

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