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Hi guys,

I haven't had the chance to buy this lovely bird yet.

I'm wondering if someone could tell me if you can undock the PFD, ND , EICAS , MCP , FMC etc on to multi Monitors. ( just like MD11 with undock able panel.cfg file)

Yes I know there is no 2D cockpit.

 

Chris

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I was just going to post the exact same question. I have a 16" Monitor underneath my 27" which I drag the PFD & ND too.

 

Would like to know this before I buy this one

 

Thanks

 

Richard

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Yes, I fly a home built cockpit and undock the same way as the NGX.

The FMC, MCP, and EFIS also have 2d pop outs that can be undocked.

 

Justin whetstone

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Hi guys,

I haven't had the chance to buy this lovely bird yet.

I'm wondering if someone could tell me if you can undock the PFD, ND , EICAS , MCP , FMC etc on to multi Monitors. ( just like MD11 with undock able panel.cfg file)

Yes I know there is no 2D cockpit.

 

Chris

 

 

Yes to all of them plus the EFIS and the lower DU and the display switcher and the radios.

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Before I buy, I want to know if I can use the FMC on my tablet much like other add on aircraft? Will it work with tabletfmc?

 

JJ

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Bump....

Sorry for the bump guys but I just got the PMDG 777 and was directed towards this post.

I want to have the FMC and MCP on my other monitor but every time I drag and drop them they go black. They return to normal once I bring them back on to my main screen. Any suggestions as to what I am doing wrong?

Thanks,
Gary 

 

Windows 7 64-bit

 

Here is a video

 

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152349176493179&set=vb.606133178&type=3&theater

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Try setting your multimonitor to extend instead of separate in your Video Card control panel or windows display settings. And/Or you sim needs to be running on the main monitor #1.

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Hi,

Thanks for the reply. No joy on either thing. I was already extended on the GPU and swapping monitors didn't help.

 

I might have an idea. It might be an FSX.cfg tweak (my FSX is a fresh install with no tweaks yet). Maybe BufferPools? I will be tweaking the .cfg over the next few days and maybe this could fix it. In the mean time, I am still open to suggestions.

Thanks,
Gary

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IIRC you need to be in window mode for undocking to work, unfortunately.

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IIRC you need to be in window mode for undocking to work, unfortunately.

 

Yes, you must be in windowed to undock, after you can return to full screen

 

@GMCG, you don't state what your GPU is? That looks like a driver or GPU issue, what are your display settings in your FSX.cfg?

 

Are you in windowed whilst undocking? I cant tell from the video

 

Regards

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Are you in windowed whilst undocking? I cant tell from the video

 

I had him try both last night (well, specifically had him try full screen instead of windowed - you can just barely make out the title bar in the video at the top of the FS window).

 

None of this was posted here, though, since it was through other messaging.  To help anyone else out, we discussed:

  • Windowed versus full screen
  • Ensuring the window was undocked
  • It's not the old Vista issue (he's using Win 7)
  • It's not an issue of differing resolutions (this isn't an issue anyway, but I thought it might be at first)

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I had him try both last night (well, specifically had him try full screen instead of windowed - you can just barely make out the title bar in the video at the top of the FS window).

 

None of this was posted here, though, since it was through other messaging.  To help anyone else out, we discussed:

  • Windowed versus full screen
  • Ensuring the window was undocked
  • It's not the old Vista issue (he's using Win 7)
  • It's not an issue of differing resolutions (this isn't an issue anyway, but I thought it might be at first)

 

 

 

Hi Kyle, just an FYI - I have the exact same problem today after years of multi monitor use.  I have a strong feeling it is due to messing around with my main 2D window whilst taking screenshots for that DX10 thread on the main PMDG forum.

 

Anyway, I will fix it somehow and report back! btw, just got home from purchasing another monitor that matches resolution with my main screen, didn't work! :/

 

The fix is definitely simple since all worked fine less then 12 hours ago, just have to find that fix!

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The fix is definitely simple since all worked fine less then 12 hours ago, just have to find that fix!

 

haha - usually is, isn't it?  Gotta love technology...

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haha - usually is, isn't it?  Gotta love technology...

 

 

Ok, very strange indeed. discovered that I no longer need to go to wndowed, if I am in full screen it let's me drag the popups across.

 

 Issue is if I use the old method - windowed, undock drag/resize, fullscreen.

 

Have no idea why it works the way it does now, did not think that was even possible??

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Have no idea why it works the way it does now, did not think that was even possible??

 

Yeah, I have no multi monitor experience, so I was all over google last night trying to help out.  I found that one person said he had to be in full screen to get it to work, so it seems to be mostly system-dependent.  There must be a driver and settings issue between users that is creating the discrepancies I'm seeing across forums.

 

#Microsoft...

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Yeah I guess so :/ fullsceen is actually better for me so I won't touch anything!  Will continue searching for a resolution to Gary's problem tho

 

edit - am wondering if it is the new monitor & matching res that sorted me out..

 

Cheers

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Hi Kyle, just an FYI - I have the exact same problem today after years of multi monitor use.  I have a strong feeling it is due to messing around with my main 2D window whilst taking screenshots for that DX10 thread on the main PMDG forum.

 

Anyway, I will fix it somehow and report back! btw, just got home from purchasing another monitor that matches resolution with my main screen, didn't work! :/

 

The fix is definitely simple since all worked fine less then 12 hours ago, just have to find that fix!

 

 

 

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Ive had the same issue with black gauges/panels when trying to use DX10 with other aircraft and undocking to a second monitor. I believe its a bug in the DX 10 engine and one of the main reasons I dont use DX10. Ive also looked all over for fix

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It is working fine in DX10 for me & others, I changed something messing around yesterday. 

using the normal method worked for me in DX9 & DX10 right up to a few hours ago.

 

Try my method of just dragging the 777 popups without undocking. It works perfectly for me in DX10

 

fuzzy  pic taken on my rubbish phone, shows the screens working well under DX10 in fullscreen

777.jpg

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