1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Properties.
2. In the DisplayProperties dialog box, click the Settings tab.
3. Click the Display list and select your external monitor. If you do not see multiple monitors listed, your computer hardware may not support Dualview. You can still use MaxiVista to configure a second computer as an additional display, however.
4. Select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor option. Click Apply or OK.
good news; plugged second monitor into grahics card and now worked
bad news; second monitor shows the desktop but thats it. there is no mouse or desktop icons
why? please help!
See evongugg steps... dual monitors when plugged in correctly will usually default to one primary display being active with the secondary being blank (but not complaining about a signal). You need to extend the desktop to the second monitor for it to be usuable.
you have it working. move your mouse all the way to the right and you will see the mouse on 2nd monitor. you chose "extend desktop" so it will give you more desktop space. all the icons are stored on left monitor. you can drag one over as well as windows from left to right monitor.
Depending on whether or not you have the monitor physically setting in the same place as shown under the display properties, you may have to move the mouse off of a diferent side of the display. Example: monitor physically left of main one, might have to move the mouse right to get it onto 2nd display. If this is the case, move the graphical representation of the monitor on the display properties page as stated before.