setting up 2 monitors on a Laptop

Posted on 2006-05-28
Last Modified: 2010-04-26
What's the cheapest way to set up 2 monitors on a docked XP Dell Latitude D600?
Question by:danielm28
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    Plug a monitor into the back of it on the blue port for the first, and use the laptops screen for the second,

    To set this up, plug in the monitor and then right click on youyr desktop.
    THen go to the settings tab and select the second monitor from the display drop down menu
    check the extend my windows desktop onto this monitor box
    In the window that shows the 2 monitors you can move them around untill they match your physical layout so your mouse will move freely between the monitors.

    I do not believe that you can have 2 external monitors however this will work for one external and the builtin screen.

    You can alternatively use a splitter from newegg to show the same picture on 2 external monitors but it sounds like you want extra space.

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    i use a docking station and therefore do not use the laptop screen.
    Yes, i need my docking station to connect to 2 monitors for extra space.
    Are there any tools out there that will help my cause?
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    Look here but it is expensive:

    It may be cheaper to get a desktop, or an extremly nice laptop that supports dual monitors
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    This one's a little cheaper but probably is not very high quality, XGA max.

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