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Real Deal 96 is up - Road Test

by acedtect-20196213851867054973637995818137 / February 5, 2008 8:02 AM PST
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Multiple Monitors
by jacobshm / February 5, 2008 8:57 AM PST

Why cant you right click on the desktop, go to PERSONALIZE then DISPLAY SETTINGS and select your desired monitor and check off "this is my main monitor"?
You and the rest of the Cnet team taught me everything I know, it would be awesome if this solved Rafe's and your problem.

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I'm on XP
by rafe CNET staff / February 5, 2008 9:35 AM PST
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Is that for Vista? I'm on XP (as is Tom), and there's no such button. Argh.

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So?
by jacobshm / February 5, 2008 9:52 AM PST
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That checkbox is just a tease
by rafe CNET staff / February 5, 2008 9:57 AM PST
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"Use this device as primary monitor" is greyed out on the monitor I want to switch to. Curse you, Microsoft.

And, no, YOU rock.

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I Disagree
by jacobshm / February 5, 2008 10:07 AM PST

Believe it or not, but thanks to you, Tom, Molly, Brian and the rest of your buddies today I have a job at a tech startup. That wouldnt have been possible without you guys doing this great work. I subscribe to 10 podcasts from CNET and its also my homepage. I've only been into tech for the last 14 months or so and thank god MSN-Tech links here or I would still be wondering what Firefox is. My goal is to have our company written about on Webware some day (still in stealth so I wont harass you with a pitch:))

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Multiple Monitors - UltraMon
by MartinD1 / February 12, 2008 7:19 AM PST
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I've been using UltraMon for several years (www.ultramon.com). Windows may still prevent you from changing the primary monitor (something to do with laptop graphics chips and the monitors being "removable"), but it has a lot of other great features that make it worth your while to checkout the trial version.

The best feature IMO is the ability to add buttons to the title bar that switch a window to a different monitor, even when that window's maximized. It can also display a taskbar on each monitor and lets you save profiles for work vs. home, etc.

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MacBook Pro Memory Capacity
by kbaldauf / February 11, 2008 11:25 PM PST

Tom mentioned that his new MacBook is loaded with 4 GB of memory. I recently upgraded my 2007 MacBook Pro with two 2 GB memory modules, only to find out that only 3 GB will be used by the system (see http://blogs.zdnet.com/Apple/?p=321). It was a little upsetting since the specs at apple.com clearly state that it has a max capacity of 4 GB. I felt misled. Has Apple resolved this issue with more recent MacBook Pros? Or has Tom been had as I was?

Also, to get around the keyboard incompatibilities with Windows I highly recommend the Logitech S 530 wireless keyboard and mouse for Mac (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard_mice_combos/devices/158&cl=us,en).

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