Dual screen toggle between

I  have an external monitor connected to my laptop.  Is it possible to set it up so that I can toggle between the screens?

I want to be able to toggle/switch the image on the laptop to the big monitor then back again.
mikecox_Asked:
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jhyieslaCommented:
Most laptops have a Function Toggle that will do that.  Look on your number keys across the top and one should have an icon that looks like two screens.  Typically pressing and holding the Function(fn) key on the keyboard and then pressing that number key will toggle your screens.
Dirk MareSystems Engineer (Acting IT Manager)Commented:
Depending on the  Operating System you can also just right click on empty part of your Desktop and then go to Screen Resolution from their you have a whole bunch of different options..

http://www.guidingtech.com/3221/configure-multiple-monitors-in-windows-7/

Then by simply just dragging the window with your mouse from the one screen accross to the other screen.

DirkMare
mikecox_Author Commented:
The only Func key option is the settings to allow either one or the other or duplicate or Extend.  I am currently set to Extend, so I can move my mouse back and forth between both monitors.  

What I want to be able to do is put a cheat sheet on the laptop monitor and flip the images between the two monitors in a  toggle fashion.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Swap Screen can do what you want:
http://dualmonitortool.sourceforge.net/swapscreen.html

It has lots of options — you'll want to use Rotate screens forwards or Rotate screens backwards (they are equivalent in a two-monitor config). The default hotkey for Rotate screens forwards is Win-PgUp, but there isn't a default for Rotate screens backwards. You may, of course, set whatever hotkey you want for one or both. Regards, Joe

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mikecox_Author Commented:
excellent!  Thanks
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Happy to help!
mikecox_Author Commented:
fyi  In the docs it said Win-Shift-Rt arrow toggles the screen on the laptop to the ext monitor.  Turns out that works perfectly for me, so I won't have to install that program after all (-:
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> Win-Shift-Rt arrow toggles the screen on the laptop to the ext monitor.

Interesting! I've never used that key combo. But does it also move the external monitor to the laptop at the same time?
mikecox_Author Commented:
No, it doesn't, but I was really only interested in toggling the image on the the laptop to the external monitor and back to the laptop.  I didn't really need to flip them; it's just how I thought I saw the option.

I actually so believe I saw it work, which is what gave me the idea that there was such an option.  I hit some key combination that seemed to make it happen, but was never able to do it again.

But I have bookmarked that program you posted just in case I decide I want more bells whistles later.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Ah, very interesting! We both learned something in this thread. :)  Thanks for the update. Regards, Joe
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