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Dual Monitor Question

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January 18, 2013 3:06:38 AM

Hi,
I would like to set up dual monitors, but I am not sure how I would do it. My problem is that I would like to run a fullscreen game (such as Skyrim) and the skyrim wiki on my second monitor. Would I have to play in windowed mode and drag the window to one display, or is there any way to just have the game display on one monitor in fullscreen while I also use the other one. Also, how would I go about switching to the other window. For example, when I play skyrim and I want to switch to the wiki, I have to hit ctrl+alt+delete and start the task manager. After that, I can finally use the other windows. Is there any way that when I pause the game I can interact with the other windows without opening task manager. I can not seem to solve this problem even if I play in windowed mode.

Thanks In Advance,

Avery

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January 18, 2013 9:12:44 AM

some games will allow it others wont. i often ran bf3 and x3 with teamspeak and the server app on the other screen and it worked well. but it was a feature built into the games. occasionally it would turn off the second monitor but alt tabine out would bring it back up and leave it there.
games like skyrim are designed primarily to be run on 1 screen so it may allow the second screen but its just as likely to send it to sleep even if you have backround apps running on it.
theres no sure fire solution for this 1 im afraid. all you can do is try and hope it allows it. like i say some games will some wont.
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