Problems with 2nd monitor


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Andy

I added a AOC 2036S to my laptop system because it has a larger screen.

The AOC monitor looks good and shows all my desktop icons.

But the laptop has many icons missing when running Windows.

(This may not be germain, but I am having similar issues when running Linux.)

Is there something I can check or adjust ?

Thanks fellas,
Andy
 
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Paul

Andy said:
I added a AOC 2036S to my laptop system because it has a larger screen.

The AOC monitor looks good and shows all my desktop icons.

But the laptop has many icons missing when running Windows.

(This may not be germain, but I am having similar issues when running Linux.)

Is there something I can check or adjust ?

Thanks fellas,
Andy

Running clone or span or mirror mode ?

If the two monitors are spanning the desktop, most
of the icons will end up on one of the monitors. Where
graphical decorations appear, changes depending on what
mode the desktop and two monitors are in.

There is a function key on the laptop, for throwing it in
various modes. One mode would even disable the laptop
display and make the AOC the only monitor, in terms
of icons. So that's a mode as such, over and above the
multi-monitor set of modes.

If you do a Print Screen, and paste into an image editor,
it may give you a way to review what mode you're in.

*******

For ATI graphics, they provided a manual for using the
Catalyst Control Panel. Page 14 shows a picture of the
custom control panel for Windows. I don't think I have
anything useful for the other companies. But they will
offer similar functions.

http://web.archive.org/web/20060314203735/http://visiontek.com/CCC.pdf

Paul
 
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Andy

Running clone or span or mirror mode ?

If the two monitors are spanning the desktop, most
of the icons will end up on one of the monitors. Where
graphical decorations appear, changes depending on what
mode the desktop and two monitors are in.

There is a function key on the laptop, for throwing it in
various modes. One mode would even disable the laptop
display and make the AOC the only monitor, in terms
of icons. So that's a mode as such, over and above the
multi-monitor set of modes.

I have no idea what this is. ?
Running clone or span or mirror mode ?

I have an HP 6730b and am not aware of any key to set video modes.

Andy
 
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Paul

Andy said:
No.

Andy

I will take a picture of my keyboard and post a link if that will help.

That keyboard is like an eye chart.

The key combo you want is "fn-f4", as per manual.

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01544337.pdf

fn is to the right of "ctrl" in the lower left corner.
f4 has the square TV tube picture on it. I wasn't sure at first.
It should cycle through various output combos.

http://www.computerrecyclingllc.com/eBay_Inventory/images/20140226/1877-1031-20140226-3075.JPG

Paul
 
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Andy

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Paul

Andy said:
Function F4 did not bring up any program.

Andy

You press two keys. Try holding the Fn key, then press F4.
With the AOC connected, powered, and ready to go.

As you keep Fn depressed and press F4 again and again,
first the laptop panel, then the AOC, then both should
light up, as the various video modes are tried. Fn is like
a shift key.

Such a function is used by salesmen, when they switch their
laptop to drive a projector or a large format TV set with
their laptop. That's the typical situation where it is used.

The alternative is to try the custom display control panel
provided with the motherboard video chip.

Paul
 
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