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Old 11-18-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default awkward dual monitor problem

So, I connect my monitors vga cable to my laptop so I can actually use my laptop (screen is broken). Now, for some reason, I dont know why I did but, I clicked the option to use both monitors (rather than just the one), so now I can only see half the screen on my monitor...

and I cant set it back as every window appears on the other screen (the broken one), couldnt find anything in bios, so hopefully someone here may know a solution
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:07 PM   #2
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Try unhooking the monitor and restarting the laptop a few times (even if you have to hold the power button to turn it off).
Hit the FN (function key) and whatever F button (F1-F12) switches between external monitor and the laptop screen (without the exteranl monitor hooked up).
Try changing the resolution if you can see that menu on the external monitor.
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Old 11-18-2010, 01:27 PM   #3
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well, this is embarrassing... I hit fn+F4 to swicth to external monitor as usual, and it solved the problem D: I really do have some derp moments... Thanks anyway if you didnt say that, i probably would have thought of it days later XD which would have been a pain
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:43 PM   #4
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Glad it's fixed!
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