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I am trying to connect my new Compaq Presario A961 laptop to my Samsung tv. I am using a Belkin SVGA lead plugged in the relevant ports and a belkin iPhone cable into PC in on tv and the headphone socket of the laptop. I can get a copy of my desktop theme but nothing else. What am I doing wrong please?

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You are showing an extension of your desktop on the TV. Go to display settings and uncheck 'extend my desktop onto this display' for display 2.

If you have an ATI card, go to catalyst control center, under displays. Drag the television to the top and select clone as the mode. Then go to theater mode and select full screen on second display (this way you can play a movie, shrinking it small on your first display so you can still work or go to the internet, and it will be full screen on your TV).

If you have some other card, there should be settings to clone the desktop across both displays (I would help out there but would need to know what you have). Most likely you have ATI if you are using a Compaq.

Hope this helps.

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