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February 7th, 2005 #1
Dual Monitor with Wacom help
I just hooked up a second monitor recently and one of the issues i am running into is that...
even though i have the Display Area on: Monitor 1
the wacom still effects 2 inches of the second monitor.
this isn't much of a problem with painter 9 but when i am using open canvas i noticed when i draw the lines actually show up to the left even though my cursor is in the middle....
anyone have an idea of what i can do?
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February 8th, 2005 #3
i still can't figure out how to turn off my second monitor and having it turned back onwithout it prompting me with a need for restarting..
February 8th, 2005 #4
Right click on desktop, go to settings, click the second monitor and then un-check 'Extend my windows desktop onto this monitor'.
Of course, whatever you've got open on that monitor will be shoved onto your one monitor. And it's a pain in the ass to do that everytime.
I have a similar problem, although I'm not an open canvas user, but my current monitor resolution is a different aspect ratio (wider than usual) so sometimes my stuff comes out a little squished from the top to bottom.
Also, my tablet is freakin' TINY (4 3/8" x 6").
I think also that setting the monitor to the same aspect ratio as your tablet ought to do the trick. Of course, the drawback may be that there's some dead space on your tablet.
My tablet doesn't even work on my secondary monitor, which sucks cuz that's where I keep my history and layers pallettes on the inside edge of the second monitor. Oddly though, the tablet mouse works on both. I don't use it though, cuz it sucks, and I've got a better corded one that I use.
February 8th, 2005 #5
when i uncheck extend my windows desktop onto this monitor and hit ok, it goes to 1 monitor
but when i try to change it back to 2 monitors... it makes me restart. this is far from what i want to do daily.
February 8th, 2005 #6
Sounds like you've got one damn fine graphics glitch.
How're you running the second monitor? I assume you've got some bitchin graphics card with two vga outputs? Well, they're not all that special nowadays.
Anyway, I'd say do the usual pain in the ass reinstall-every-goddamn-driver-you-can-get-your-hands-on type of thing.
See, I did mine the cheap-ass way. I got an oldskool craphics card (pci) threw it into my case, shook it around for a couple minutes, and when I restarted it, I click blindly and typed in my password, then it got picked up as a plug and play device, and bam, dual monitors. For like $30 (incl monitor) I kinda want to do a third. Just to, y'know, have three monitors.
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Have you tried to use the “click top left and bottom right corner” to define your active Wacom area? If not then open the Wacom utility and find the option for this and click those corners on the monitor you want to use ... sorry for that crappy explanation, english is not my native language. Anyway, I use this method and it works fine.