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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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2.4. Configure Windows 7 to Work with Multiple Monitors

You can improve your productivity and efficiency by configuring Windows 7 to extend the desktop across two monitors.

Over the past few years, many studies haves shown that you can greatly improve your productivity by doing one thing: adding a second monitor to your system. This enables you to have whatever program you are currently working with displayed on one monitor, and your reference materials, e-mail program, or some other secondary program on the second monitor. This is more efficient because you no longer have to switch back and forth between the two programs.

To work with two monitors on a single computer, one solution is to install a second video card and attach the second monitor ...

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