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Dual monitor question

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September 4, 2008 3:00:13 AM

Is it possible to play a full screen computer game computer game (ex. Team Fortress 2) on one monitor and surf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SURF the web/watch a video on the 2nd monitor when you have a dual display http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-monitor setup? If so, could someone show me how. My video card video card is a GeForce8800GS.

Currently if I show to do that, if I move my cursor too far to the right while I'm playing Team Fortress, my cursor would go into my second monitor.

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September 4, 2008 3:38:03 AM

I don't think there is really a way to do that. Otherwise, how would your computer know if you wanted to go to the other screen or if you just wanted to turn around in team fortress?
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September 4, 2008 3:39:42 AM

I have two monitors attached to a 8800GTS-512. When I play civilization-4 I can select either full screen mode, or windowed mode in the game options. In full screen mode, my cursor does not go past the boundaries of the main monitor, which is the best way to play. If I get an e-mail, it pops up on the second monitor. If I want to break out of the game, I push the windows pearl button, and the game minimizes, and I can do what I want.
Alternatively, in windowed mode, you can point to the window of choice, but some of the full screen map scrolling options can't be done. I would imagine that exactly how this is done will differ, depending on the game.
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