Help problems with pc to tv


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    Help problems with pc to tv


    I have what might be an old flat screen monitor but to me it's the newest type I've ever had. I wanted to be able to watch Youtube on tv in the kitchen tv and learned that you can go DVI to HDMI to the tv and did get that to work with the original monitor still plugged into whatever it is. But it changed the resolution or something and all the icons got small and it said they became small icons instead of medium which is how they had been and how I want them. Doing some of the things people suggest like on the desk top right click, personalize, display, windows key + P, duplicate finally did work and that's what got so I could see the computer on the tv and still also on the original monitor though now the icons had all been made small. Trying to get over that problem I went the route suggested here:Connect PC to TVwhere - wikiHow some people are actually able to see both display devices as 1 and 2 but of course things don't go that way for me and I could only see one thing I believe it may have represented itself as 112. Whatever it called itself there was only the one item show so somehow I clicked on an option to show only the monitor and the monitor immedietly went black and said it had no signal. The tv still had a signal though but I couldn't work with that yet because I have a USB mouse instead of wireless. When I unplug the tv the monitor suddenly has a signal and works again. I plan to bring home a wireless USB mouse and after disabling the monitor by plugging the tv back in try to work out some way of getting back to where I was for a short while when both the monitor and tv worked and were a duplicate. Can anyone suggest the best way to do that and if it's possible to somehow see both displays as different individuals and maybe even get the original monitor to show medium icons and let the tv show whatever icons it wants to....I just want to watch Youtube sometimes while I'm getting dinner ready. Thank you for any help!DavidME, USA
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    oscer1 said:
    Thank you that taught me some things but I'm not sure what. I chose to extend the displays and after that whichever one I chose to be the main display suddenly wouldn't show anything except the windows icon on the desktop. No other icons. It did show parts of the task bar at the bottom of the display and sometimes it would show the mouse cursor. But right clicking on the desk top wouldn't bring up anything I could see and left clicking on items in the task bar didn't appear to do anything either. So whichever display you choose as your main display is immediately f*#!ed. I chose the one sitting on the computer to be the main display so was especially f*#!ed. Then came the task of trying to get out of that situation when now the only display that would display anything possibly useful was the tv in the kitchen.

    The wireless mouse with that display was a nightmare to try to control and often I had no idea where the cursor was and couldn't do anything with it. Somehow eventually I saw it and being very careful was able to reset the option to Duplicate the display. Then the main display I wanted which is the monitor sitting on the computer also showed the desktop and everything now that it was no longer the main display restricted to showing nothing but the windows icon. From there I was able to change the resolution to 800 X 600 which works best for me and even seems to do okay on the tv in the kitchen.
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    good that it's working. if you want to extend you should be able to adjust the resolution separately on each screen.
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    For me this sounds like the typical dual screen Windows error where it will dump all your desktop icons on the other screen if you extend desktops and switch main.

    Problem being is when you go back to the main screen it wont put the icons back. What you have to do is manually highlight all the desktop icons and drag and drop them back onto the main screen, whichever that one is.
    Even if you disconnect 2nd screen it will remember the setting and you'll think youve got no desktop icons, but theyre on the other screen which you disconnected.

    Terrible bug, never been sorted.
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