How can I make my external monitor primary?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by spaceboots06, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    #1
    Hi,

    I'm trying to figure out how to make my external monitor primary in Boot Camp for my Windows XP SP 3 partition. The "Use this device as the primary monitor." button is blanked out, meaning I'm unable to click it. This was the same with my last laptop (Dell Inspiron 6400) but I solved that problem by closing the lid. With my MacBook, when I close the lid the screen does not transfer everything to the larger monitor but simply leaves the screen on.

    Any tips are appreciated.
     
  2. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    I managed to solve the problem by going into the NVIDIA Control Panel.

    Display > Set up multiple displays > Only use one display (Single)

    It was initially on Dualview but I was not able to make my external monitor primary with this.

    Thanks for reading anyhow.
     

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