"Roy Schestowitz" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Martin wrote:
> > "Roy Schestowitz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > email@example.com">news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> >> JHEM wrote:
> >> > Roy Schestowitz <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> I know that under Window$ 98 this won't work. With a primary screen
> >> >> that is the external monitor, there is only one real output. I am
> >> >> doubtful that this would be different under other platforms.
> >> >
> >> > That simply isn't true. It's completely dependent on whether or not
> >> > laptop's video card supports an extended desktop, e.g. showing
> >> > differing windows on separate displays, as well as on the OS.
> >> >
> >> > There are many models of Thinkpads (as well as other laptops) that
> >> > natively extend the desktop under W98. Support for this feature was
> >> > dropped under W2K and then reinstated under XP, go figure.
> >> >
> >> > I gave presentations for years with my venerable Thinkpad 600E with
> >> > notes on the laptop's display and my Powerpoint presentation on my
> >> > external projector under W98 with no problems.
> >> You were missing my point completely. The question was "can my (TS's)
> >> external monitor become primary and my laptop screen secondary?". As
> > as
> >> I know, build-in Window$ capabilities do not give that option. I saw
> >> nice software in the Thinkpads that allows a heck of a lot of stuff to
> >> changed.
> >> --
> >> Roy Schestowitz
> > People are confused because no one can work out what you are on about.
> > What EXACTLY do you want to be able to do? You keep babbling on about
> > primary & secondary monitors, but for what purpose? The answer that was
> > previously given was very good and explains how running a dual display
> > works. But the problem is with your inability to state what the hell you
> > are on about.
> The original question was "... The primary screen always seems to be the
> laptop screen. Is there any way of making the external (17" LCD) screen
> primart and the laptop screen the secondary?".
> It was not my question and I was trying to say that as far as I know, it
> not possible. Some laptops come with software that make it possible
Sorry, still makes no sense.