Dual Monitor Problem - Primary Computer is Incorrect


G

Guest

Hello,
I am trying to extend my laptop computer screen onto a secondary dell
trinitron monitor that is connected to the laptop through the docking station
and running Windows XP. When I go to Control Settings, Display, Settings, I
see the two monitors, click on the second one and choose Extend my desktop.
Both screens go dark for a second and the extension works, HOWEVER, my
monitor is now the primary and my laptop is the secondary. Everything works
fine except for this feature, which makes it such that I have to reboot my
laptop when I disconnect the monitor in order to use it again. I would
really appreciate any help you may have about how to correct this problem or
why it is doing it. I have tried to deselect the "Use this computer as the
primary" for the monitor but it is grayed out.

Thank you!
KW
 
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L

Larry(LJL269)

Try clicking monitors with 1 & 2 on them till u get entries not greyed
out.

HTH-Larry

Hello,
I am trying to extend my laptop computer screen onto a secondary dell
trinitron monitor that is connected to the laptop through the docking station
and running Windows XP. When I go to Control Settings, Display, Settings, I
see the two monitors, click on the second one and choose Extend my desktop.
Both screens go dark for a second and the extension works, HOWEVER, my
monitor is now the primary and my laptop is the secondary. Everything works
fine except for this feature, which makes it such that I have to reboot my
laptop when I disconnect the monitor in order to use it again. I would
really appreciate any help you may have about how to correct this problem or
why it is doing it. I have tried to deselect the "Use this computer as the
primary" for the monitor but it is grayed out.

Thank you!
KW

Any advice is my attempt to contribute more than I have received but I can only assure you that it works on my PC. GOOD LUCK.
 
G

Guest

Thanks, Larry, but this is not an option. Clicking on the external monitor
one has the entry checked and greyed. Clicking on the laptop one has the
entry not checked, but still greyed out.

Other ideas?
 
L

Larry(LJL269)

Hi KW

Chipset by nVidea or ATI?

How do u hookup Laptop monitor to Desktop? My 2nd monitor has never
been attached to a PC- always xtra monitor or TV.

TY-Larry

Thanks, Larry, but this is not an option. Clicking on the external monitor
one has the entry checked and greyed. Clicking on the laptop one has the
entry not checked, but still greyed out.

Other ideas?

Any advice is my attempt to contribute more than I have received but I can only assure you that it works on my PC. GOOD LUCK.
 
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J

Jerry Ed

Drag the box with the "2" in it and drop it on the left side of the box that
has a "1" in it.
 

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