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My primary monitor has changed and I wantg to make the notebook monitor the primary one once again

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  • ben497 May 18, 2009

    not quite what I was looking for, I will explain more fully:

    The notebook monitor is permanently set to being monitor 2, as such I cannot change its settings unless I have an external monitor connected. What I want is to go back to having the notebook monitor being the primary monitor?



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When extending the windows desktop in display properties, I assume "primary monitor" refers to the main monitor that displays the task switching window when pressing alt-tab, which is monitor #1 when clicking "identify" (right?)
as follows
1. Using the function key combination to swap monitors, (Fn F10 on mine), I set it so that only the external monitor is enabled.
2. Then, (as this is now the primary monitor) I use the windows display manager (in Vista you can access this through Windows key & 'X') to select the notebook monitor as my extended desktop.
3. There is no 3. It's that simple. The ATI catalyst control center (you'll like it once you get used to it, honestly!) will reflect these changes, so once you've done this you can use the CCC to make additional changes (in my case I have a Viewsonic LCD that I rotate to portrait mode and the CCC lets me do that)

------------------------------------Set up the dual monitors with the notebook display as the primary and extend the Windows desktop onto the monitor. Click on the "Advanced"
button on the Display Properties Settings tab. This brings up a dialog box with many tabs. Select the Displays tab. On this tab, you will be able to set the notebook as the primary and the laptop/pc display as the secondary. pc has a program called ATI, which may be what is allowing to do this. Be careful when you are doing this. My first attempt resulted in my setting the monitor as the primary display, but not having the Windows desktop on it. As a result, I could not do anything. In order to fix this I had to bring up the task manager
(Ctrl-Alt-Del) and start a new explorer process.

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  • moniter May 18, 2009

    ok.remove the small coin sized cmos battery from the notebook and reinsert it .and change the settings to default settings as what you will get cmos battery gets resets after removing.all your old settings passwords will get unlocked after removing cmos battery.

    keep up dated.



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