External Monitor help

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I posted a question via reply to an old thread. Thought I'd better put
something fresh out there too! Here's the deal: new laptop (Toshiba),
windowsxp home, etc.. Have tried to hook up to two different LCD projectors,
same result: desktop background shows up, but that's it. No icons like on
laptop monitor and when I open something like PPoint on the laptop nada on
the screen from the projector. Have done what I think should be done via dual
monitors in windows display. Earlier post said go and change config in
graphics card, see help file for how, choose morroring, etc.. Problem: I
ain't savvy enough to know how to do that and, if that's the solution, then I
need a walk through. I've got a bunch of presentations coming up that I need
to give and sure need this laptop to work with the projector. Thanks. Ted
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    I have no idea either, but it appears you are looking for someone to read
    manuals to you. If I were in your shoes I would start by locating manuals for
    each piece of equipment; then read them.

    You may learn how to flush the toilet here, but if you don't turn the water
    on it ain't going to drain!

    If you're in the middle of your presentation and something goes awry, I
    doubt you'll have time to post a message here for help!

    Boy scouts motto "be prepared"!

    NOTEKY

    "TMcNabb" wrote:

    > I posted a question via reply to an old thread. Thought I'd better put
    > something fresh out there too! Here's the deal: new laptop (Toshiba),
    > windowsxp home, etc.. Have tried to hook up to two different LCD projectors,
    > same result: desktop background shows up, but that's it. No icons like on
    > laptop monitor and when I open something like PPoint on the laptop nada on
    > the screen from the projector. Have done what I think should be done via dual
    > monitors in windows display. Earlier post said go and change config in
    > graphics card, see help file for how, choose morroring, etc.. Problem: I
    > ain't savvy enough to know how to do that and, if that's the solution, then I
    > need a walk through. I've got a bunch of presentations coming up that I need
    > to give and sure need this laptop to work with the projector. Thanks. Ted
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    I have found that people in the know can with a few comments pinpoint and
    direct in the midst of wha'ts often an overwhelming amount of technical data.
    Actually, I made the discovery myself. Typed in my question to Google: How
    to adjust graphics card. Got just enough of an answer to free me within the
    computer knowledge I already possess. It was a simple matter of knowing where
    to look in the "advanced" feature of display settings. That sent me to the
    graphics card options and the rest was answered by a previoius thread on this
    question I had already researched. It was there I found both the option of
    turning on dual screen capability (mirrorring) or expanded screen (second
    monitor actually serves as a visual expansion of your main monitor ...you can
    drag stuff from one monitor to the next the way you'd drag something from one
    side of a monitor screen to another). I just chose the feature I know I'll
    need immediately but filed away the other for later presentation
    experimentation. Another easy way to "get there" was to go to desktop, right
    click on an open space, properties/settings (in display)/advanced and there
    you are at the graphics card options and you can find the dual mode stuff in
    the midst of all that.

    "NOTEKY" wrote:

    > I have no idea either, but it appears you are looking for someone to read
    > manuals to you. If I were in your shoes I would start by locating manuals for
    > each piece of equipment; then read them.
    >
    > You may learn how to flush the toilet here, but if you don't turn the water
    > on it ain't going to drain!
    >
    > If you're in the middle of your presentation and something goes awry, I
    > doubt you'll have time to post a message here for help!
    >
    > Boy scouts motto "be prepared"!
    >
    > NOTEKY
    >
    > "TMcNabb" wrote:
    >
    > > I posted a question via reply to an old thread. Thought I'd better put
    > > something fresh out there too! Here's the deal: new laptop (Toshiba),
    > > windowsxp home, etc.. Have tried to hook up to two different LCD projectors,
    > > same result: desktop background shows up, but that's it. No icons like on
    > > laptop monitor and when I open something like PPoint on the laptop nada on
    > > the screen from the projector. Have done what I think should be done via dual
    > > monitors in windows display. Earlier post said go and change config in
    > > graphics card, see help file for how, choose morroring, etc.. Problem: I
    > > ain't savvy enough to know how to do that and, if that's the solution, then I
    > > need a walk through. I've got a bunch of presentations coming up that I need
    > > to give and sure need this laptop to work with the projector. Thanks. Ted
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.video (More info?)

    EXCELLENT!

    NOTEKY

    "TMcNabb" wrote:

    > I have found that people in the know can with a few comments pinpoint and
    > direct in the midst of wha'ts often an overwhelming amount of technical data.
    > Actually, I made the discovery myself. Typed in my question to Google: How
    > to adjust graphics card. Got just enough of an answer to free me within the
    > computer knowledge I already possess. It was a simple matter of knowing where
    > to look in the "advanced" feature of display settings. That sent me to the
    > graphics card options and the rest was answered by a previoius thread on this
    > question I had already researched. It was there I found both the option of
    > turning on dual screen capability (mirrorring) or expanded screen (second
    > monitor actually serves as a visual expansion of your main monitor ...you can
    > drag stuff from one monitor to the next the way you'd drag something from one
    > side of a monitor screen to another). I just chose the feature I know I'll
    > need immediately but filed away the other for later presentation
    > experimentation. Another easy way to "get there" was to go to desktop, right
    > click on an open space, properties/settings (in display)/advanced and there
    > you are at the graphics card options and you can find the dual mode stuff in
    > the midst of all that.
    >
    > "NOTEKY" wrote:
    >
    > > I have no idea either, but it appears you are looking for someone to read
    > > manuals to you. If I were in your shoes I would start by locating manuals for
    > > each piece of equipment; then read them.
    > >
    > > You may learn how to flush the toilet here, but if you don't turn the water
    > > on it ain't going to drain!
    > >
    > > If you're in the middle of your presentation and something goes awry, I
    > > doubt you'll have time to post a message here for help!
    > >
    > > Boy scouts motto "be prepared"!
    > >
    > > NOTEKY
    > >
    > > "TMcNabb" wrote:
    > >
    > > > I posted a question via reply to an old thread. Thought I'd better put
    > > > something fresh out there too! Here's the deal: new laptop (Toshiba),
    > > > windowsxp home, etc.. Have tried to hook up to two different LCD projectors,
    > > > same result: desktop background shows up, but that's it. No icons like on
    > > > laptop monitor and when I open something like PPoint on the laptop nada on
    > > > the screen from the projector. Have done what I think should be done via dual
    > > > monitors in windows display. Earlier post said go and change config in
    > > > graphics card, see help file for how, choose morroring, etc.. Problem: I
    > > > ain't savvy enough to know how to do that and, if that's the solution, then I
    > > > need a walk through. I've got a bunch of presentations coming up that I need
    > > > to give and sure need this laptop to work with the projector. Thanks. Ted
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