how to I manager a big screen in windows 7 to act like a "dual monitor".

I purchased a 27 inch monitor for to be used as a "dual monitor".

The problem is that if I use a  left hand window and a right hand window the screen assumes you want want everything super large and again it looks like both the screens are cut off.  

If I have 2 windows, how to I get each of them to think that their half the monitor is the whole monitor and adjust the size of everything accordingly?  I want the same result that I would have if I had two smaller monitors with each sizing stuff to fit on the screen.

Windows 7 laptop with HDMI cable
TIMFOX123Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is one screen and that is how Windows 7 sees it, so you have to deal with applications as a single monitor.

You need to set up each program to the size and location you want and save any settings you can. With Internet Explorer, open a website, size it and locate it and then close IE. It will open the same way next time. Microsoft Office will retain its location and size settings.

Some programs do not do this and there is not much you can do.

If sizes or locations change, you have to change them back.

I keep my single monitor ThinkPad screen very highly organized and this is how I do it.
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Since you want Windows to think there are two physical monitors, maybe Matrox PowerDesk or Virtual Display Manager would fit your needs.

http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/products/multi_display_software/powerdesk/

http://www.ishadow.com/vdm/?doing_wp_cron=1438084806.9322218894958496093750

I there is no way to do this natively in Windows 7.
KimputerCommented:
You never noticed a window will snap into place since Win7?

2 methods to use a large monitor properly in Win7 (and 8 and 10 ofcourse):

Choose a window, click it to activate it.
HOLD WinKey + CURSOR LEFT/RIGHT. Window will snap to the left or right EXACTLY in half.
Choose a window, click it to activate it.
HOLD WinKey + CURSOR (now chose the other side). Window will snap to the other side in perfect half.
The windows do not overlap, and you keep a good oversight and increase productivity (comparing lists in Excel or browser side by side etc)

Second method, select the window by clicking and holding the upper title bar. Move mouse to one of the sides, like you're bumping into it, you will see a snapping sprite. Release. Window will snap to that side EXACTLY in half.
Repeat with anothe window to the other edge of the screen.
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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
I have tried native screens however I just get the original size screen with the stuff cut off on the right and the left.  

The ishadow software and it gave me the same issue so I decided to call their technical support and was only able to leave a VM.  

The problem is that solutions are offered by software that when you try them they are not that great of a solution at all.  

John has some very good insite on this :)
TIMFOX123Author Commented:
I am on windows 7 and the monitor is a:

MNTR LG|LED 27" 27MP33HQ IPS


http://www.amazon.com/LG-27MP33HQ-27-inch-Monitor-resolution/dp/B00NRGNGCS
Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
Many applications have a setting to wrap on window boundaries. If not, only monitors or graphic cards able to run a split screen might help. That feature is often available with 4K monitors.
I use WinSplit Revolution for my big screen. But it only helps with easier positioning by allowing for much more and custom snapping positions

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TIMFOX123Author Commented:
This is exactly what I was looking for

thx
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