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playing on a laptop, can only play with built in moniter.

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 1:22 am
by sayno
to be concise: I have a laptop with a relatively small built in monitor and a larger external monitor that I want to use. but only the built in one works. Hopefully you guys know how I can get this fixed. let me know what information you need if you need any.

Re: playing on a laptop, can only play with built in moniter

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 2:47 am
by ShadeOfChaos
I'm not sure what you're trying to get fixed to be honest.

Are you saying that when you plug in the external monitor into your laptop and set it to show on the external monitor, it immediately goes back to the laptop? Or am I missing something? ^^;

Re: playing on a laptop, can only play with built in moniter

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:43 am
by sayno
When I plug in my external monitor, the built in monitor turns off as it should. The only thing is that the external monitor doesn't display anything, just black screen. I'm gonna update my drivers and see if that fixes anything, but revengeance is the only program I'm having trouble with so I'm not sure what else I can do.

Re: playing on a laptop, can only play with built in moniter

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:31 am
by ShadeOfChaos
The issue with that would be that you are using a low resolution on a screen that doesn't support it most likely. If possible, try setting the resolution higher on the laptop, quitting to make sure it saves and then try again.

I'm not all too well versed in this, so if that doesn't end up helping, I hope this source does:
http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questio ... esolutions

Re: playing on a laptop, can only play with built in moniter

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:03 pm
by Fireant
I use 2 monitors so i can see your frustration, unfortunately, there likely is no good solution. Full screen applications will open on main monitor (check your resolution settings and set bigger one as main) or on monitor that they were executed (double click on t:v icon on bigger monitor). Its kinda painful, but i have not found any better solution.

Re: playing on a laptop, can only play with built in moniter

Posted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:20 am
by sayno
alright, i just checked my resolution and it looks like i found my problem. thanks alot for the help guys, i'm gonna try at different resolutions until I find one that works, I'll let you know if I cant sort it out. thanks again, hope to see you in-game.

Re: playing on a laptop, can only play with built in moniter

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 6:29 pm
by virus
What was your result?