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Connecting a second monitor without restarting XP?

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Is there an app or something that allows a second monitor to be recognized by XP without restarting the computer first?  I've got a laptop that I connect to a second monitor sometimes after start up and I have to restart to get the monitor to come on.  It'd be nice not to have to do that.
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On your laptop, see if there are any function keys that you can press to change to the external monitor. On HP laptops, this is FN-F4.
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FN key and look for what looks like a little monitor icon on one of the F keys or possibly 1-10 keys.
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In addition to the function key shortcuts mentioned above, you can also connect the 2nd monitor by going into Display Properties. Click on the Settings tab, then right-click on the 2nd monitor box shown and select "Attach".

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/hwandprograms/monitors.mspx
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thanks for the duh moment...
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