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Gents; An interesting concept here. I do have a question or two on the method the program uses to operate. I'm assuming that the FO uses mouse emulation to operate panel switches...question is, if I've undocked, for example, the overhead panel and put it on my second monitor, will the FO be able to find the switches on the undocked panel? In general, I fly the PMDG with the overhead on a second monitor, and the FMS is also undocked and moved to this second monitor. So does the mouse emulator know how to find its way on a panel by using relative position? Related to this, what if a panel is resized? And does this require the sim to be run in full-screen mode, or can it run in a window?RegardsBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Washington, DC

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Hello Bob,I'll do my best to answer your questions:1. It's hard to explain without showing you, but the FO's mouse clicks are done on "mini" copies of the various panels used. So if you put the Overhead on a second monitor it should cause no problems as the FO does not essentially click the main Overhead panel. The mini-panel, however, will pop up on your main monitor in the bottom right hand corner. Make sense?Note however that FS2Crew will not work with WideFS.2. The Mini-Panels can in theory be resized and the FO clicks will still work, but you won't need to do that. They're already as small as I can make them. Any smaller and you run the risk of the FO missing mouse clicks.3. It definately works in full-screen mode and it *should* run in a Window. No 100 percent promises though as I've never personally done that. I'll have to ask my beta test team, unless someone here as already tried it. Please feel free to chime in if you run FS in windowed mode with FS2Crew and it works ok.You're always welcome to try the software out. If it doesn't do what you want it to do on your system, you have 30 days to return it for a full refund.All the best,Bryan

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Hi Bob,yes, agree with this second monitor thing. I am using the overhead on the second monitor, too and got no problems... .

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I run FS9 in windowed mode and it works perfectly. I hope that was the original question (well, one of them anyways, lol).

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Thank you, gentlemen...I think that addresses the potential showstoppers...and the guarantee does the rest.Bob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Washington, DC

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