Dual monitors & Media Center


  1.    09 May 2008 #1
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    Dual monitors & Media Center


    I've been using Vista Media Center on a dual monitor setup which works fine except for one niggly little problem. When watching TV I have MC open on my second monitor while I work on the primary monitor but if I run MC full screen the cursor is locked in and I can't move it back to the main monitor.

    I can drag the MC to almost full screen and everything is fine. I also have Power Cinema which doesn't have this problem.

    Just wondering if anybody knows of a solution as I like Media Center and would prefer to use it.

    Thanks.
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  2.    17 May 2008 #2
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    Thats typical behavior of fullscreen applications, games do it as well. Your "almost full screen" solution is the best.
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  3.    18 May 2008 #3
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    Thanks swarfega, I thought as much.
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  4.    23 May 2008 #4
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    What I have found id that by pressing the windows button on the keyboard, allows me to move the mouse out of the MC monitor that I have it on.
    This is the only solution I found that works, if you would like to use full screen
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  5.    25 May 2008 #5
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    You beat me to it Orkel - this is exactly what I do as well.
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  6.    27 May 2008 #6
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    You're right to the point, orkel! Thank you so much.
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  7.    27 May 2008 #7
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    Thanks for that orkel, works fine. Much appreciated.
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  8.    08 Jun 2008 #8
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    that works like a charm
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  9.    20 Jun 2008 #9
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    Use this...

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  10.    20 Jun 2008 #10
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    Re: Dual monitors & Media Center


    Good program - I'll email the author to allow for settings to automatically load MCE on the primary monitor in a FTS mode that leaves the mouse usable on the second screen....
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