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Old 07-31-06, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default twinview with different sized displays

Hello,
I am looking at getting some new monitors (in part out of frustration at this problem: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=54638).

I will buy two digital lcd's, but the twist is I'm considering getting a widescreen as the primary, and a 4:3 as the secondary to the right of it. I'm pretty sure I don't want a widescreen with 1680x1050 resolution, because when paired with a 1280x1024 display I would face either a dead area or panning on one of the displays, right? (I want both monitors running at their optimal res.)

So I'm looking at a widescreen with a native 1900x1200 resolution and a 1600x1200 screen to the right of it. Before I make such a purchase I want to ensure that twinview will support this configuration without dead areas, panning or any other undesirable side effects.

I guess my metamodes line should look like this once I get the monitors:
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Option "MetaModes" "1900x1200,1600x1200"
Will twinview work in this configuration to allow me a 3500x1200 desktop, without problems?
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Old 08-01-06, 09:52 AM   #2
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Default Re: twinview with different sized displays

That's how I run every day. My notebook (Dell XPS 2) has a 1920x1200 display and I have an external monitor doing 1600x1200.

Works great. (providing your video card can handle the 1920x1200)

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Old 08-01-06, 10:00 AM   #3
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Excellent. Thank you.

I'm pretty sure my 6600GT will handle the res... but I don't know how well. I might be looking at a vid card upgrade as well, but we'll see.
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