Dual monitors

I tried this afternoon to set up a second monitor to my laptop (having had the monitor in its box for the last few months). Although it is now set up and switched on, all I can get at the moment is the second screen showing the same window as my laptop screen. I want each monitor to show separate information.

Readers of my previous posts will know that I am not that technically minded when it comes to computers. However, I have got as far as the Display window in Control Panel and tried various things with the display settings; but to no avail.

I have also looked at various past posts (having done a Dual Monitors search) but that doesn't seem to help either.

Any ideas, anyone? My laptop runs Vista (I know, I know, I should upgrade to Windows 7).

Also, one of the past posts referred to UltraMon software for use with multiple monitors. I don't quite understand as I thought that Windows would do what needed to be done so as to display separate pages on each monitor.

Many thanks.

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I'll have a go

ajnmx |

If it's on a laptop there

clegganator |
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If I live to be a hundred ...

Steve Holloway |
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Two monitors make certain work much easier

ajnmx |

@Steve

ShirleyM |
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@ Steve

taxhound |
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Dual Monitors

Jeeves |

saves printing and therefore saves the envirosphere

Tonykelly |
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Here's something that seems

ajnmx |

A pitfall...

sue.hill |

I won't knock it ...

Steve Holloway |
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Darwin once said...

George Attazder |
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Time saving and convenience

Tonykelly |
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Alt key

MissAccounting |
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Bit unfair ...

Steve Holloway |
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graphics icon

Marion Hayes |
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this may help

Marion Hayes |
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Thanks for all your responses

SteveOH |
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Sorry to arrive late to the party

John Stokdyk |
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Another variation

daveforbes |
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Another "final" comment

sue.hill |

Would never go back!

Hosted Accountants Ltd |
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Dual monitors is

FirstTab |
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Monitors!

ksalter |
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WOW

Hosted Accountants Ltd |
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Oh no...

taxhound |
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How many . . . . ?

cwilson |

I couldn't work without my

Cath Walker |

Multi monitor connection

Essex34UK |

If you hold down Alt when you

mike.rofe |

Me too!

sue.hill |

I would hate to be without our quad monitors

ShirleyM |
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Click on the box you need to

stevenpearson |

Multi v A really big one!

Paul Scholes |
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iMacs with 27 inch screens

KH |
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if you live to be a hundred

adrian1957 |

To add to the mix

alanhone |

If you lived to be a hundred

RobbyDobby |

Connections

tim hervey |

Hi, My name is Darren and I

Darren Multiple Monitors |

Getting more than one or two

Darren Multiple Monitors |

Screenshots

Cath Walker |

Wow - I never noticed it before!

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