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Offline olf20

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Dual Monitors
« on: December 31, 2015, 06:39:34 PM »
Is there any way to have two monitors when running Mach3.
One that displays the tool path only, and one that displays
the regular program run screen??
Just a hair brain idea.
Thanks for any help!!
olf20 / Bob
Mach3, Atlas Knee Mill, 4th Axis, VcarvePro, ESS, Super PID.
Been Heating with corn since 1998

Offline BR549

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Re: Dual Monitors
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2015, 07:00:32 PM »
Not that I know of with a stock screenset. It is possible with a custom screen where you make a screenset page that is twice as wide as a single screen with all elements you want on it then SPLIT the screen across the two monitors. You also have to have a video card that can do 2 monitors as independant displays. NOW I cannot say how mouse coordination is going to work (;-)

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Offline olf20

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Re: Dual Monitors
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2015, 07:08:33 PM »
My old eyes are getting tired. If I could have to big monitors it
would be great.
Thanks for the reply!!
olf20 / Bob
Mach3, Atlas Knee Mill, 4th Axis, VcarvePro, ESS, Super PID.
Been Heating with corn since 1998
Re: Dual Monitors
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2016, 05:12:43 PM »
It's possible. Plenty of graphics cards let you run double monitors. I'm running a Dell laptop with a dock and two DVI connected monitors for 3 screens total. It's a sweet ride to efficiency when running Solidworks and five other things at once. Best of all you can use a triple width background for the final touch of awesomeness.
Mouse coordination is easy. Identify and place monitors using Windows' resolution setup and the desktop extends from one to the other. You can put monitors side by side, or stack them. Use two identical ones if you can.

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Re: Dual Monitors
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2016, 06:08:42 PM »
Thanks you for your your reply.
I will start working on it.
Thanks again!!
olf20 /  Bob
Mach3, Atlas Knee Mill, 4th Axis, VcarvePro, ESS, Super PID.
Been Heating with corn since 1998