Different twist on dual monitor / screensaver

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by boyscout, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. boyscout

    boyscout Guest

    I've looked at other threads related to using a screensaver with dual
    monitors. I'm on another planet, I guess.

    For months, when the screensaver kicked in Vista 64 would black out
    monitor #2 and display my pictures on monitor #1. Perfect! Unlike all
    other threads I've seen, that's just fine by me.

    But I recently changed motherboards. Vista 64 required me to re-install
    a few things, including video driver. Now, the screensaver displays one
    photo split 50/50 between my two different-sized monitors.

    I'd be DELIGHTED to get back to the behaviour everyone else complains
    about: photo showing in its entirety on monitor #1, nothing on #2. Can
    anyone help? (I know about Ultramon).

    Thanks in advance.
     
    boyscout, Dec 15, 2008
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  2. boyscout

    Sorken Guest

    Sounds like you have the desktop stretched over both displays rather
    then having them act as independent displays. Check your configuration.
     
    Sorken, Dec 15, 2008
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  3. <aside> What a moron.

    ss.
     
    Synapse Syndrome, Dec 15, 2008
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  4. boyscout

    boyscout Guest

    Sorken, thanks, I *do* have "Extend the desktop onto this monitor"
    enabled in Vista display settings for the second monitor. It gets
    enabled when I click it on (obviously!) and also when I use the NVidia
    software to enable dual monitors.

    The NVidia software - latest driver package - again only allows me to
    use, or not use, the second display. (It won't even let me decide which
    is on which side. I have to go to Vista to set my second display to the
    left side rather than the default right side, which is something ELSE
    that was easy when I first set up this system a few months ago.)

    I have just one video adapter, a two-port NVidia GTS 512, so yes, both
    "adapters" are just as they were when all worked well.

    Any further ideas gratefully accepted.
     
    boyscout, Dec 16, 2008
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