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If you mean you are using an external monitor on your laptop, then if you use a vga (d sub) connector, it is picture only.
HDMI will transfer picture and sound if you have it

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Switching is performed using the fn keys on the keyboard (fn key plus the F2, F8, etc. function key with the display marking). You guys use single monitor mode until you figure out what your are doing. Select VGA-composite or S-Video.

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