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Running Independant programs with FSX in Full Screen on secondary monitors

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Does anyone know what makes FSX different in this regard from FS9. What I am trying to get at is, when you run FS9, if you don't have anything from FS9 undocked to secondary monitors, you can have a program like Flight Sim Moving Map run, or you can put a .jpg of a map, or a picture, etc...on the other monitors and still see them.When you run FSX, it doesn't matter if you have anything undocked to the secondary monitors or not, the screens will go black.Is there any way around this, or is it something in FSX that can't be changed?Thanks,Bill

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I dont have any issues with FSX and dual scrren. I usually have the FMS on right screen as well as the Kneepad to keep track of messages etc. I dont have it in full scrren but that still only gives you the task bar at top which is a small price to pay. I have also run FSX commander on the other screen with no problems. Not sure whats causing your issue, NVida card. mines 8800 GTS.

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Yes running windowed mode is the answer and, now that you can remove the menu bar by pressing alt for a few seconds, the window bar left isn't that obtrusive.Gary

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Some folks get a frame rate hit, others get a boost. Personally, on my system, I have noticed no difference. It's like locking your frame rates: some people get benefits, for others it's a liability. The bestthing to do is to experiment and try for yourself. The settings are easily reversed if you find you don't like them. Jeff ShylukSenior Staff Reviewer, Avsim

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>I dont have any issues with FSX and dual scrren. I usually>have the FMS on right screen as well as the Kneepad to keep>track of messages etc. I dont have it in full scrren but that>still only gives you the task bar at top which is a small>price to pay. I have also run FSX commander on the other>screen with no problems. Not sure whats causing your issue,>NVida card. mines 8800 GTS.I think you may have misread my original post. I don't have any issues with FSX and dual screen either. My ATI video cards are running with no problems. As you have stated, I also can run any panels from within FSX on any additional monitors. FSX Commander must be able to interface directly with FSX. What I can't do is run an independant program like FSMM, or even just have a .jpg of a map on another screen like I was able to do with FS9. When you switch to full screen in FSX, all monitors go black.I would rather run FSX in full screen because it makes full use of your video card, and get a better quality. I don't know about your 8800 GTS, but ATI cards throttle down when not running in full screen.Bill

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