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July 5th, 2006, 04:18 PM
ok. so i recently bought myself a tabletpc [toshiba m405]
i was hoping i would be able to draw on it while at the same time projecting the img onto my monitor
however, i've come face to face with a pblm. the orientation of the img on the laptop is flipped compared to that on the monitor
here's what i mean:
i cant just flip my tabletpc around because there's all those cables plugged in back there
am i missing something here?
July 5th, 2006, 04:25 PM
Go to Control Panel -> Tablet and Pen Properties, go to the Display tab, and you'll find a dropdown box to select orientation. Most TPCs also have some way to change orientation with hardware buttons, though I'm not sure the specifics of the Toshibas (I have an HP).
July 6th, 2006, 12:28 AM
i'm aware you can change the screen orientation.
however, when you do so on the tablet, it also changes the monitor yes?
if you look at the picture above, you see that the monitor is upright while the tabletpc is upside down
unless i'm missing something?
thanks anyways though
July 6th, 2006, 02:47 AM
just flip the tablet pc then? :|
July 6th, 2006, 08:35 AM
I'd flip the big monitor.
July 6th, 2006, 09:22 AM
Ah, sorry, misunderstood you. I remember running into this problem some time back when I had to give a presentation. Unfortunately, unless MS added new features to the display properties since then, there's no way that I'm aware of to have different orientations for a cloned display.
July 6th, 2006, 03:53 PM
hm ok. guess i have no choice then
July 7th, 2006, 01:55 AM
Hey how well does that tablet pc work for doing artwork. I was thinking of getting one instead of a wacom. Someone said tablet pc's kind of lags.
July 7th, 2006, 02:56 PM
honestly i haven't done much drawing with it yet but from messing with it here's what i have found:
there seems to be a small discrepancy between the drawing with the pen and it appearing on the screen. however, it's fairly minimal
other than that. it works fine
July 7th, 2006, 03:27 PM
ok. i just found out that using extended desktop, you can have different orientations for the displays
nvm. i just realized. that doesnt allow me to display the same window on both monitors.