Setting up Dual Monitors in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What is the need to setup dual monitors in Windows 7?
Sometimes Microsoft Windows to displays the same image on both monitors and attempts to make both monitors the same so it adjusts the resolution to make the most of the lower resolution monitor and then displays an image to fit within the larger monitor. Although this does not make best use of larger monitor it prevents strange effects on the smaller monitor that might make it is unusable. You can adjust the monitor settings to make full use of the two displays. The easiest way to do this is to right-click on the desktop and then select screen resolution from the context menu. The screen resolution is not the most intuitive description of what this command does, but the screen resolution is only part of it.
The following details give information about dual monitor in Windows 7:
- Extend the display
- Dual monitor Tools
- Dual Monitor Software for Windows 7
Extend the display
You can extend the display over both monitors and once you get used to having two screens with the different windows on each it is hard to go back. If you unplug the external monitor Windows 7 immediately reconfigures the display to the single monitor support. Using remote access to a computer set up with two monitors sensibly reverts to the single-monitor support for the duration of the remote connection.
Dual monitor Tools
Dual monitor Tools rather than an application are more like a package containing four open source tools to manage the multi-monitor setup. Users having the dual-monitor setup can upgrade to Windows 7 as it provides built-in options to support and manage multiple monitors. Dual monitor Tools package comes in handy as it complements the built-in features of the Windows 7 effectively and uses the resources efficiently.
The current Windows 7 specific Dual Monitor features include cloning or extending computer output on Dual or Multiple Monitors. Clone Display or the Extend Display with Dual Monitor Software using the shortcut or System Wide Hot Key. With Dual Monitors Connected to your Computer you could extend your display to span either the monitors or you could clone your monitor's output to other monitor.
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