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I have a computer I built that has a Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 video card in it which allows me to connect two monitors to my computer. I had these monitors connected to my old computer and could open a web page on each one so I had two seperate web pages open. I think that when the old one was set up the second monitor was made an extended display.
Now when I open a web page the same page comes up on both monitors. How can I get these two monitors to display different web pages like the old one?
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Open two instances of your browser. Move one browser window to the 2nd monitor.
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That didn't work. No matter what I do the same page comes up on both monitors. On the old computer, when I opened a web page it only showed up on one monitor and the other monitor was just blank until I did like you say, opened a second web page and moved it over to the other monitor. With this one as soon as the page is opened it appears on both monitors. If I open a second web page, that page shows up on both monitors. Is there a setting somewhere that has to be changed?
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by using the software provided with your video card or display driver change from mirrored display to extended display
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right click on your desktop, choose properties, then go to the settings tab, click on the second monitor in the window and then put a checkmark in the "attach" box, then press apply and ok.
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I think that when the old one was set up the second monitor was made an extended display.


That's what you want - to "extend" the desktop across the two monitors. You need to make sure the Catalyst Control Center is set for extended display. You might check the Sapphire website for the latest drivers for your card too. There are several versions of the 5770 so make sure you select the right one for your card, and for your specific OS.

Also, you might look at UltraMon. It is not free, but it is the best multi-monitor utility program out there, IMO.
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you might look at UltraMon. It is not free, but it is the best multi-monitor utility program out there, IMO.

Nothing better :)
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Thank you all. It is working properly now. The computer sees both monitors where before it saw only one, but I didn't have both connected to the video card. I had one connected to the video card and one connected to the connection on the motherboard.
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That would explain :)
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