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How do I switch between my dvi connected pc and my tv with hdmi?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
July 12, 2013 9:00:13 AM

I have a 7870 XT and I wanted to take advantage of steam's big picture mode. My display native resolution is 1680x1050 and my tv is 720p, both 60hz. I hooked up the tv into my desktop via hdmi, turned on my computer, and it autodetected the tv as main display. Then I opened the catalyst manager but couldn't find an option to switch back and forth between the 2 displays. I found an option to select my main one, so I selected my desktop and everything popped up my computer display after it. I turned off my computer again, turned it on back, and then I realized that even though the graphics were on my desktop display, the sound was coming from my tv speakers. I tried to tweak options here and there but couldn't find a solution, so I just unplugged the hdmi from my gpu and forgot about it.
Anyone here had the same problem? What should I do?

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July 12, 2013 9:07:12 AM

easiest way is to use the windows key + p shortcut, you can swap between your main monitor and the telly that way instantly.

make sure to set your monitor as the primary display.
July 12, 2013 9:50:04 AM

I didn't know that, thx. But how about the audio problem? My desktop icons get all messed up when changing aspect ratios (16:10 to 16:9) also, so I don't know if theres a solution for that too.
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