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Question about dual monitors

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April 3, 2014 1:42:00 PM

(Heads up, I'm not the best with computers.) I alt tab out of games a lot to use the internet. I had an extra monitor laying around, so I thought I'd hook it up and make things easier by just dragging my mouse over to the other monitor instead of alt tabbing if I needed to do something. That's how I thought it worked. The second monitor works, but it's just a picture of my desktop. How do I play games on one monitor, and use the internet on the other? My main monitor is in 1080p. Secondary is a bit old so it's recommended resolution is 1440 x 900.
Specs are i5-3570, HD 7870, and 8 gb of ram. Windows 7.

If you need any other info to help me out let me know. Thank you.

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a b C Monitor
April 3, 2014 1:46:30 PM

Not that simple...

It won't be active at the same time unless you play the game in Windowed Mode. Otherwise, you still need to use alt+tab.

Open your browser before the game and drag it onto the other desktop. Then start your game and you can alt+tab to the browser window anytime(making it active) to scroll or browse. If your game is not in Windowed mode, it will minimize to the taskbar.
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April 3, 2014 1:47:11 PM

You need to see if you can set your game to windowed mode.
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April 3, 2014 1:52:31 PM

I got something that works out for me. Ty for helping.
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