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I have an external LCD monitor connected to my notebook via HDMI. Id like to be able to turn off the laptop screen or make it go black or run a screensaver ONLY on it, while Im working/watching a film on my external display. Going into my notebooks settings and toggling from 2 displays to 1, works but is not a process I want to do as frequently as Im having to do now.

Basically Id like to be able to turn on and off (or blackout the screen or run screensaver) my notebooks display, as quickly as possible, while not effecting whatever is going on, on the external display.


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I started a PhD on autostereoscopic monitors just a couple of years ago, which is a type of 3D display that doesn't need any glasses to view 3D images (but has some drawbacks compared to polarised displays, like the JVC one above).

Most nVidia graphics cards are capable of displaying many existing 3D games on a 3D monitor/TV without much extra configuration. So you could be playing Flight Sim, Team Fortress or other 3D games quite easily in true 3D

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Apr 7, 2012

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I'm diligent with keeping drivers updated, but I really have no idea what to do now. I'll post the stuff that may be relevant:Logitech wireless mouse M310 (unified w/ keyboard)Logitech wireless Solar keyboard K750 (unified w/ mouse)(2) LG monitors E2050NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 video cardWindows 7 Home Premium (service pack 1)64-bit OSAMD Phenom II x4 945 processor 3.00 GHz8.00 GB ram

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2) Acer 19" widescreen #2

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I had this working fine on my old computer. I had the two monitors plugged into an added video card, and then the TV plugged into the motherboard. On this new computer, I have one graphics card with all three monitors being plugged into it (one through VGA, one through DVI, and one through S-Video.) I get the two main monitors to work properly, but I can't get windows to extend the Desktop to my third monitor (My TV), like I had before.

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