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Hi i ve connect a projector to laptop , on projector screen show only desktop background but nothing else ,i think i shoud do something with mornitor 1 and 2 to get all the programme on laptop up on projector screen .but i have no idea what to do ?anyone can help me step by step will be great thanks

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  • plarx7 Apr 17, 2009

    hi i ve read it all i think i should do 1 of these thing

    Cloning - Also known as mirroring. This display configuration is essentially one desktop space that is displayed on two monitors. What happens on one happens on the other.

    Stretch Desktop - This mode creates one large monitor with a resolution doubled in width. You move your mouse and windows across the screen from one to the other. This drawback here is you can't configure each monitor individually. This mode may not be possible using Windows Vista.

    Extend Desktop (most common) - Also known as Dual View. This mode creates two desktop spaces, and like stretching, allows you to move the mouse pointer and applications from one screen to the other. The advantage here is that each monitor can run at different resolutions.

    BUT how to do it though? im really dump with the computer sorry :-( step by step instruction will be appreciate

  • plarx7 Apr 17, 2009

    thx u for that .i think i did extend my second mornitor and after i click ok i suppose to have two mornitor up on laptop screen but i have my first mornitor on my laptop screen and second mornitor on projector screen.but i dont know how to controland bring all stuff from mornitor 1 to mornitor 2 .i.hope u understand what i mean.

  • plarx7 Apr 17, 2009

    hi thx for your recommending ,i ve been try to search through internet website in nz but i couldnt find any .is there any other way to fix it.

    thx u very much

  • plarx7 Apr 17, 2009

    hi i ve been trying to connect projector to my laptop (acer travelmate 2420) . i did extend my second mornitor and after i click ok i suppose to have two mornitor up on laptop screen but i have my first mornitor on my laptop screen and second mornitor on projector screen.but i dont know how to control and bring all stuff from mornitor 1 to mornitor 2 .
    also i cant buy usb to DVI cable anywhere .anything else i can do?

  • plarx7 Apr 17, 2009

    thank you for owesome help and super clear explaination .really help me a lot


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Hello. It seems that you have extended the desktop, when you only wanted it to display what was currently displayed on your laptop screen it self. You have two options from windows.

Method 1
You can leave everything set up, and simply click on the title bar, blue portion of open windows, and drag them across the screen as if you were dragging something physically from one side of the screen to the other, the window will continue past the right edge (by default) of the screen and onto your other screen, in this case, the projector. You can open the display properties, Right click desktop > Properties > Settings: and move the white boxes around to make you more comfortable if you would rather drag a window to the left instead of the right, just left-click and drag the 2 box to the left of 1.

That would allow for the least headaches given it is already working for you.

Method 2:
However, there is another option to try, which would be to select Monitor 2 as your primary display. in the same location as eariler, left click on Montior 2 and notice the two check boxes on the middle right. When "Extend my Windows desktop to this monitor" is checked you have an additional option "Use this device as my primary monitor. when you click this depending on which advanced options your manufacture has available, one of two things will happen.

Your projector will now show your desktop when your icons as if it were your laptop screen, and your laptop screen will show a blank desktop area in which you could drag windows over to as mentioned before


Both the laptop screen AND the projector will display the same image.

It is my humble suggestion that you become comfortable left-clicking the title bar of windows and dragging them across the screen, to reduce the amount of hassles in getting method two fine tuned.

Remember that a window can not be dragged if it is Maximized, that is it takes up the entire screen. You must first click the restore button (The button resembling two squares ontop of one another between the Minimize "_" button and the Close "X" button) and then you can freely click and drag windows.

Rember also that the direction in which to drag windows depends on what you see in the Display Properties Settings Tab. Those two white boxes with numbers indicate physical placement of the monitors or "displays" If you are looking at your laptop, with the back of your projector parrallel to your laptop, facing you and it is on the left side of the laptop, you can not drag a window to the left of your laptop screen and have it go to the projector unless you have your monitor positions set up that way in the Settings. For that example, due to the left positon of the laptop, and making it more subconciously simple to use, you would need to left-click and drag box 2 to the left of box one.

Remember that right is default. So you dont have to change anything as long as you remember regardless of where the projector is physically in relation to the laptop, drag your window off the screen to the right.

Also, make sure to take care of the resolution settings for your projector in that box as well, once your comfortable moving windows around, left-click box 2 and adjust the slider for optimal quality.

Let us know if you need anything else.

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    NitrusInc Apr 17, 2009

    I just wanted to let you know of a common issue when working with 2 displays. If you run into a situation where your unable to continue doing anything after a command it is possible that a dialog box has popped up on the other screen, or even sometimes between the screens. Take care to address the "start bar" at the bottom for any blinking tasks that may occur if your stuck and receiving an exclamation sound when trying to continue.

    It is also important to note that any windows you maximize or close on your 2nd display will generally remember their positon. To combat any issues that may occur from this, always restore (the two squares between minimize and close) first and drag it back to your "primary", or the monitor that displays your start button and desktop icons, before closing

    So in short:

    Watch for dialog box's or blinking tasks on the bottom if your stuck after a command.

    Always close windows on your primary monitor.

    Hope these tips help save you some trouble in the future


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Hi plarx7,
 That's a fault in settings.
 Check one of the forums below...Check the answer........and make sure you have followed the same settings...

If the problem still remains, let me know.
Thanks for using Fixya.
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    taran_2005 Apr 17, 2009

    I would be offline now.

     wait for few hours..You would receive a solution with explained steps.


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    taran_2005 Apr 17, 2009


      The trick I use for connecting 2 external monitors to my own laptop is to connect one to the external video port on my laptop and a second monitor gets connected to a DisplayLink adapter. The adapter connects via USB allowing you to extend your desktop to another screen. They are sold under a variety of brand names which makes the adapters a little tricky to track down, but a quick search of eBay for USB to DVI adaptor  turns up several options that are basically the same thing under several different names. DisplayLink also links to several online stores, although they do a lousy job of labeling which country each store serves.

    How to connect laptop to a projector :-

    Check video :0

    Now, to control stuff....

    Configuring LAPTOP: 
    1. Go to Control Panel -> Network connections 
    2. Right-click on Wireless network connection and select Properties 
    3. Select Advanced tab and put a thick in the box "Allow other network users to connect to this computer's Internet connection" 
    (You can also put a thick in the other box if you wish) 
    4. Confirm with the OK button and find yourself back in the Network connections window 
    5. Next, in Network connections Right-click on your LAN adapter, under General tab select Internet protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties 
    6. Assign IP manually ( - this is also the default if you use Network ...


    Any further help, let me know.

    Thanks for using Fixya.

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Apr 17, 2009

    This seems to be an issue of extend desktop.

     Let me offer you one more fix,

    You need to have a video card with 2 video connectors....

    Windows XP

      1. Click the Start button and choose Settings -> Control Panel.
      2. In the Control Panel, double-click Display to open the Display Properties dialog box and click the Settings tab.
      3. Click the monitor icon representing the monitor you are adding to your system.
      4. Place a check mark in the Extend My Windows Desktop Onto This Monitor check box.
      5. Click OK.
    Windows Vista

      1. Click the Start button and choose Control Panel.
      2. Click Personalize, then click Display Settings.
      3. Click the monitor icon representing the monitor you are adding to your system.
      4. Place a check mark in the Extend The Desktop Onto This Monitor check box.
      5. Click OK.

    Try and let me know.

    Thanks for using Fixya.


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