Can I use one computer and display 2 desktops?

Question

We have several computers that are attached to an LCD projector with a splitter so that the monitor and projector display the same image. Is there a way to set the display properties so that the monitor could show a different screen from what the projector is displaying? As an example...a DVD is being shown from the player in the computer on the projector and the teacher can work on e-mail, grades, etc. on the computer without interferring with the DVD?

Answer

This question was answered on May 9, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

In order to do what you are wanting to do you would require 2 different computers How a Y cable ( splitter ) works is it merely sends the data to 2 different visual devices rather then one This means that whatever one shows the other will have to be showing as well.

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Posted by Darren of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 9, 2006