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PMDG 737 panel edit?

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Hey folks,The flying hours is rising, especially in the cockpit of the PMDG 737NG!I have tough been wondering, (and might have seen) an edit of the main panel which brings the overhead lights-section to the 2D panel..Was this ever released, or anybody remember this? - It would make things alot easier to controll the lights without opening the Overhead!Cheers,

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My solution is to keep the overhead open on a second monitor. Once you try that, you'll never go back to just one!! ;-)CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile

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Hi Bob,I have recently got two monitors set up, and once tried the dual monitors in FS by dragging another view to the second monitor. I noted that the frame rate hit of what I was doing was substantial. I note that many folks do use multi monitors with FS9. Is there a trick to doing this? I did a search here at the time with the assumption that I was doing it wrong, since I had the fps issues, but didn't see anything the defined just how this is done.Thanks- Bruce.

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Bruce; I use a dual-head nVidia 6800 Ultra. If you have any dual-head nVidia card, you can use the supplied nView utility to set up the two monitors as a single double-wide display area (called horizontal-span mode). You'll have to run FS in windowed mode on one side, but both monitors are part of the same 3D-accelerated desktop that way, and frame rate hits are negligent on my machine. I run 2560 x 1024 on two 22" NEC flat-screen CRTs, with FS running in a 1280x1024 window on the left monitor. It works quite well.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile

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Thanks Bob,Yes, I do have an nVidia 6600GT (PCI-e). Maybe I need to look a the CD that came with tthe card, I opted to use 3rd party drivers (Omega) so didn't even open the CD :)Thanks- Bruce.

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May I suggest FSP Panel Studio. Its a wicked little program and you will wonder how you did without it. All these panels with 10 pop-up windows....reduce them to 2 or 3..or nothing! Put everything on the main panel :)Theres a free trial that is unlimited. The only restriction is that you cannot save the panel edits. Give it a whirl:http://www.fspanelstudio.com/

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Bruce; Don't bother with the CD...they're obsolete by the time you get 'em. You can get current (and beta) drivers at www.guru3d.comI'm using 78.01 right now. nView comes together with the nVidia drivers.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile

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Hi Bob,Just getting back to this after dinner, etc.I do have another questiom. I have my desktop properties set to be able to extend my desktop onto my second monitor. This is what I am using to drag stuff onto, I just drag it off the (right) edge of mty primary monitor and it appears on the left edge my second monitor.So- do I leave this working the way it is?- or does the nView application replace this for all my applications? Ie- do I need to uncheck the box in Desktop/Properties to siable extending my desktop?Thanks- this multiple monitor stuff is very new to me, but I can see the advantages of it.Bruce.

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Bruce; Not sure what you're asking. I use the PC configured with nView all the time. One of the options buried in the nView menu is a window control button that allows quick-swap from one monitor to the other...another is a maximize on-current monitor icon. It's very handy to have a web browser open on one side...just slick the icon and it zaps over to the other side. I'm assuming you know to right-click the FS windows...then select "Undock" and then drag that window to the other side. Lots of great possibilities. Flying an airliner with the FMS and overhead panel up all the time...the AeroWorx B200 with a bunch of those pesky pop-ups parked on the right side etc.CheersBob ScottATP IMEL Gulfstream II-III-IV-V L-300Santiago de Chile

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