Extending MCE from Digital Monitor to CRT monitor?

Extending MCE from Digital Monitor to CRT monitor?

Post by eGlvd2F » Thu, 27 Jul 2006 07:31:02


Hi all:
I got a new Gateway 21" LCD monitor and have set it up as my primary
display. I am wondering if it is possible to use my old 19" crt monitor
along side it as a secondary display and at times open live tv on the LCD and
then drag it over to the CRT to view tv while I work on the other monitor. I
have an ATI X800XL graphics card with 256 MB onboard memory and it has both
digital and analog outputs. Will it automatically change the live tv showing
on the CRT to analog if I drag the window from the LCD? Sorry to ask such a
dumb question, but it sounds like an unusual thing to do!

xiowan........in tucson
 
 
 

Extending MCE from Digital Monitor to CRT monitor?

Post by Clin » Thu, 27 Jul 2006 09:33:01

The window I'm typing this message in is on my Viewsonic LCD, and MC is
running on my 19" Dell CRT. So I'd say yes, it's possible. MC doesn't care
if it's running on a CRT or LCD, and probably doesn't even know.

Clint

 
 
 

Extending MCE from Digital Monitor to CRT monitor?

Post by Clin » Fri, 28 Jul 2006 09:28:54

If I understand your question correctly, yess, I have dragged MC from one
screen to the other. It goes "funny" as it does the transition, but I don't
think it has anything to do with analog vs. digital. I think it's just the
video card switching from one screen to the other.

MC doesn't know or care (AFAIK) what kind of display you're putting it on.
That's handled behinid the scenes by the video card, which also doesn't
really give a flying fig what type of display you've got on either input.
You could have a CRT hooked to a DVI adapter (like I do), or an LCD panel
hooked to a VGA output, and the card shouldn't care.

Anyway, that's my $0.02. I haven't had an issue moving any program from one
screen to another, either way. I have noticed some stuff looks better on
one display or another, but that's just the way the two displays seem. The
text is sharper on the LCD's, and images look better (in general) on the
CRT's (IMHO). I use dual displays (CRT and LCD) at both the office and at
home, and have for a few years now. Hope it works for you! I can't imagine
not running this way anymore.

Clint
 
 
 

Extending MCE from Digital Monitor to CRT monitor?

Post by eGlvd2F » Sat, 29 Jul 2006 05:47:02

i Clint:
Thanks again for the input. I tried dragging windows to the other
monitor again and figured out what I did wrong. In the process of dragging
the window to the other screen, after dragging it partially to the other
screen, I would release the mouse key and move cursor to the other the other
screen and then click on the window to pull it the remaining distance. That
wasn't working LOL. It turns out, if I just keep the cursor on the window
and move the window completely to the other screen it works fine. Sorry to
bother you with such a dumb question, but your reply helped by assuring me
it would work.

xiowan.........in tucson

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Extending MCE from Digital Monitor to CRT monitor?

Post by Clin » Sat, 29 Jul 2006 08:07:35

ey, my brothers in Tucson! :)

Anyway, just wanted to follow up. Glad it's working for you, and no
problem. Also, check into a program called Ultramon. Very handy when
running multiple monitors, and I think they've got a trial version.

Clint

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Post by Clin » Sat, 29 Jul 2006 12:36:37

orry, that's "My brother's in Tucson"... :)

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Extending MCE from Digital Monitor to CRT monitor?

Post by eGlvd2F » Sun, 30 Jul 2006 11:09:02


Hi Clint:

I've only been in Tucson since 1998, so I've only met around 10,000 people
thus far. Your brother is probably in the 990,000 or so I have yet to meet!
I looked at some info about UltraMon and have put the website in my favorites
list in case I need a tool like that at some point. Thanks again.

xiowan.........in tucson