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Switch cablebox back to computer internet using my monitor

I am looking for an easy way to switch using my cablebox for tv viewing (using my computer monitor) back to using my computer monitor for internet use etc without having to unplug the hdmi cable from the back of the cable box each time because it takes about 1/2 hour for everything to re-boot back up again to watch tv

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    I was trying to set dual monitor mode to watch a serie on my tv flat screen and lost signal on my computer montor and I don't know how to go back to normal view, please help...

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If I understand correctly you are using the same cable for both. Goto radio shack or mabe one of the big discount stores and buy a Dual cable splitter and two  cables (the length that you need) One house cable will go into the splitter . Coming out of the slitter will be two cables one is to go to the cable box and the the is to go to you computer modem.  

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In otherwords you can only plug ONE monitor into the motherboard.

[ The I/O area on the back of the desktop computer, is the Input/Output area. This rectangular area has connections for Input devices, and Output devices.

Examples such as a Mouse, Keyboard, (INPUT), VGA devices, (VGA monitor - Output), USB devices, audio devices, (Speakers - Output. Microphone is an Input device), and so on.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VGA_connector

Example of a DVI cable, and DVI connector,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Visual_Interface

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Scroll down ]

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1416091&CatId=3669

On the image of the graphics card on the left;
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Now plug the DVI cable of the Secondary monitor, into the DVI connector on the graphics card.

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