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'[PICLIST] [OT] MPLAB on dual monitors?'
2001\07\17@125804 by Thomas N

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Hi everyone,

I have a dual monitor setup at home (15" and 19"). When I use MPLAB
(especially when I simulate the code), I like to see all the source code
files displayed both both monitors.  How do I do it?

When I drag MPLAB over to the secondary monitor (15"), it displays full
screen on a 15" monitor, but only haft screen on the 19" monitor.  I think
this is because my 15" monitor resolution is set at 800x600 whereas my 19"
monitor is at 1600x1200.  Is there any way to overcome this problem?  (i.e.
to have full screen on both monitors)

Thank you in advance!
Thomas

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2001\07\17@132721 by Robert Rolf

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Thomas N wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I have a dual monitor setup at home (15" and 19"). When I use MPLAB
> (especially when I simulate the code), I like to see all the source code
> files displayed both both monitors.  How do I do it?
>
> When I drag MPLAB over to the secondary monitor (15"), it displays full
> screen on a 15" monitor, but only haft screen on the 19" monitor.  I think
> this is because my 15" monitor resolution is set at 800x600 whereas my 19"
> monitor is at 1600x1200.  Is there any way to overcome this problem?  (i.e.
> to have full screen on both monitors)


Yes, set your 19" monitor to 800x600 when you run MPLAB, or get
your 15" monitor to run at a higher resolution. Look at screen settings,
'advanced' to see if you can lower the adaptor refresh rate
or go to interlace mode to get a higher resoloution yet stay within
your older monitor's capabilities. Interlaced 600 will give you the
1200 lines you need to match you 19", but I doubt that your
1600 pixels would be very clear.


> Thank you in advance!
> Thomas

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2001\07\17@134215 by Thomas N

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I have the Sony G400, so the text is still clear at this resolution
(1600x1200).  So it seems like I have to have both monitor at the same
resolution in order to have full screen on both monitors?  Any way around
this problem?

Thomas


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2001\07\17@140746 by M. Adam Davis

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It is the nature the program - it uses generic windows all children of
the same parent window.  These generic windows must be rectangular
pixel-wise.  Microsoft made a choice to force the window to the largest
rectangle where every portion is still visible, rather than he smallest
rectangle which encompasses one or more display devices.

There is nothing you can do currently to overcome this problem.  You
can, however, delve into the MSDN at microsoft and see if you can write
a display driver which would allow you to do this.

Or you can petition Microchip to make their application spawn windows
that are children of windows itself, instead of children of the main
application window.  In this way you can at least put your children on
different screens, instead of restricting them to the main window which
can only be on one screen, or spaced weirdly on two.

The last thing you can do is force the window larger by making sure it's
not maximized, then dragging the corners so it encompasses both screens,
which will allow you to put the child windows on either screen.

Unless, of course, you're willing to settle for setting both monitors at
the same resolution.

-Adam

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2001\07\17@141604 by Paul Hutchinson

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I don't run dual monitor so, this may not work.

On the 800x600 monitor, size the window (in normal not maximized mode) to
just fill the screen. Close MPLAB and reopen it to make sure it remembers
the normal size you've just set.

Now move the window over to the 1600x1200 monitor and click the maximize
button.

Before moving the window back to the small screen or, closing MPLAB, click
the restore button so that MPLAB will re-open with a normal (not maximized)
size suitable for 800x600.

Paul



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2001\07\17@153928 by Thomas N

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Thanks for your help!  but this method does not work.  When you maximize
MPLAB in the 1600x1200 monitor, it will only maximize on this monitor (and
nothing on the other monitor)

Thomas


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