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Multi Monitor System Issue With Cursor


Touching the touchscreen monitor causes the cursor to appear on a different monitor in a windows 7 multi-monitor system. There are three (3) monitors on this system. Two of them are dell 2407wfp-hc lcd monitors and one is the acer t230h touchscreen monitor. The dell monitors are connected to an nvidia quadro fx3500 and identify as monitors 1 and 2. The acer monitor is connected to an nvidia geforce 7600gs and identifies as monitor 3. The system is running windows 7 ultimate x64, with current updates. Everything works properly except for the touchscreen feature.

As instructed i used tablet pc setup to configure the touchscreen. In setup, dell monitor 2 reports incorrectly as having touch input available, and the acer monitor 3 reports as not having touch input available - also incorrect. When i touch the acer monitor, the cursor appears on dell monitor 2 and moves according to the motion of my finger on the acer monitor.


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I put this under hardware and drivers because it pertains to the functionality of windows with hardware, more specifically video cards and monitors. We in the it department are evaluating windows 7 currently (skipped vista because of functional needs) and in our tests we came across this problem. Granted we can drag the windows open across the monitors or manually set the window size, but this to us is an extreme problem as we would have to instruct all of those users on how they can achieve this goal.

Why is this an issue?We have a good number of people and workstations/laptops (well over 5, 000 currently). All of these use excell and about 30% use visio. Currently in xp, when a spreadsheet/document is opened (more for excel spreadsheets) the user double clicks the top window bar to maximize it and it fills both monitors (no need to drag it open or set the window resolution). This function is not available in later operating systems as i have found out. I actually have two questions, and though i doubt i will receive a cognizant answer, i will ask them.

1 " why was this feature removed from later productions?

2 " is there an effort to re-institute this feature in later windows versions?

I know windows vista/7 (as i read) will not have this ability, but i need to know if this will become part of the next generation. As it is i will have a very hard time explaining this to people that use our board room with 2 x 2 displays on the wall without having to expend more money for something that was at one time a feature of the windows environment.


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