Horizontal Span Dual Monitor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Games' started by Dave Cox, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Dave Cox

    Dave Cox Guest

    Vista 32 & Nvidia

    Is there anyway to set "Horizontal Span" across two monitors?

    Burnout Paradise has the option to run 1,2 or 3 monitors but requires
    the Horizontal Span feature.

    The Extending the desktop to a second monitor setting does not work.

    Basically I need something that will allow me to set a 3300x1050
    desktop resolution across both monitors. I've tried creating a custom
    resolution in the Nvidia control panel but that didn't work.

    For those that will suggest Ultramon there isn't a Horizontal span
    feature that I could find anyways.

    Browsing Google for an hour or so just came up with others looking for
    an answer as well. Just thought I'd come to where the smart people are
    and ask. lol

    Dave Cox, Mar 30, 2009
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    John Guest

    Horizontal span? Is that like Restore from Fullscreen and stretching it
    across monitors?

    John, Apr 8, 2009
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  3. Dave Cox

    Dave Cox Guest

    Yes Horizontal span will "Stretch" the desktop across two monitors
    (the task bar will also stretch across the second monitor)

    When you "Extend" the desktop the task bar only shows on one (the
    primary) monitor.

    Windows XP had/has the horizontal span feature with the Nvidia
    drivers from what I have read on the web.
    Dave Cox, Apr 8, 2009
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    Joe Guest

    I think it's called Dual View mode, Basically it makes Windows think you
    have one huge monitor instead of 2 monitors sitting side by side.

    Never heard of a game requiring that mode, I guess it makes sense.
    Joe, Apr 9, 2009
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    Katy Pluta Guest

    It is not available by default in Vista anymore like it was in XP,
    thanks to the new drivers specifications...

    All the Best
    Katy Pluta
    Katy Pluta, Apr 11, 2009
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