External monitor as a second display, not duplicated display

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by eproulx, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. eproulx

    eproulx New Member

    Mar 24, 2011
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    I connected an external monitor (23inch HP) to my Dell Inspiron Mini, opened the Control Panel and can detect this external monitor.

    The desktop is duplicated on both the Mini and HP monitor.

    I was hoping to get the main desktop on the Mini, and have the external monitor as "extra real estate" for other windows and such, and be able to move the mouse from the Mini display to the HP display. Can this be achieved on the Inspiron Mini? Or is this only possible on systems with an extra graphics card?


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