Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
How do I try outputing to an external monitor
Connect your external monitor to your PC. Reboot. If the monitor don't show your desktop. you may have to turn the option on. In the lower row of keys, is one called Fn. It is a specific color. Hold that and look at the top row of key. You should see marking, the color of the FN key. one will show your lappy screen, and a monitor. Tap that one. Usually, each tap moves to a different option. First tap is Laptop screen only, next one is monitor only, another is monitor and laptop screen.
Then right click on your desktop, in a clear area.
Go to properites>Settings and your should see both your screens. Here you can make one your primary, by click on the screen you want as your primary, (I suggest the lappy) and click the box, Make this the primary. Then click on the box names Extend my Desktop. This allows you to move your mouse and Windows, to either screen.
If your lappy doesn't have a Vga out port, a blue one, on the back, you will have to get a USB video card, but they are rather expensive!
Posted on Jan 07, 2008
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