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Offline OM2

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on: November 08, 2008, 07:16:35 PM
I'm having trouble with JoonBin's whiteborad and using on multiple monitors

(I've trie searching the forums for 'multiple monitors' but there's only one thread on the subject)

My PC has 2 monitors

I know that the application doesn't support multiple monitors

All I want to do is have the touch screen be only on one monitor

Problem: it just doesn't work

Instead, I have to just use one monitor

Is it possible to have 2 or more monitors as your screen space and us ONLY one of the screens for the touch screen?


I've tried choosing to use just a selected area, but still no luck

Not sure if relevant, but my monitors are of different sizes - one is 17" and the other is 15"

Thanks


OM



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Reply #1 on: November 09, 2008, 05:33:23 AM
I'm having trouble with JoonBin's whiteborad and using on multiple monitors

(I've trie searching the forums for 'multiple monitors' but there's only one thread on the subject)

My PC has 2 monitors

I know that the application doesn't support multiple monitors

All I want to do is have the touch screen be only on one monitor

Problem: it just doesn't work

Instead, I have to just use one monitor

Is it possible to have 2 or more monitors as your screen space and us ONLY one of the screens for the touch screen?


I've tried choosing to use just a selected area, but still no luck

Not sure if relevant, but my monitors are of different sizes - one is 17" and the other is 15"

Thanks


OM

Hi,
Can you post more details on your setup? The Screen Resolutions and which one is the primary/secondary. and which screen you intend to have tracking. version of the application you are using.

Thanks.

I am using multi-monitors with different resolutions.
I can set either of the monitors as the tracked screen.

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Boon Jin

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Reply #2 on: November 09, 2008, 06:06:22 AM
reply from boon jin?  the man himself?  wow, i feel privileged! :)

first monitor: 1280 x 1024 (primary) - this is the one i want to do tracking on
second monitor: 1024 x 768 (secondary)
version of your software: 0.3.5 beta

let me know if i've missed giving anything

what my final setup will be is to have a laptop connected to a projector and have the projector screen be extended and use that to project onto

but with the bug i have: this won't be possible :(

the other thing: the tracking is there! but it seems to be off by 10cm
when i switch back to just one monitor, the problem goes away

am i doing something basic wrong?

also just thought i'd mention: the os is xp with all latest updates and service packs
(the machine i finally use on will be a vista machine though)
bluetooth is from a belkin b8t012

let me know what you think

thanks :)
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Reply #3 on: November 09, 2008, 07:41:34 AM
Hi,

Maybe you should try the version 0.4.6
Looks like the application have your monitors mixed up

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Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008, 07:51:44 AM
to be honest: i thought i did have the latest version
i only dowloaded from the website yesterday

i gave u the version number by clicking on about

any other suggestions?



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Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 06:45:27 PM
OM2
Did you download from the wiimoteproject or boonjin's site?

I checked the project, it has the latest file, sure you didn't get the wrong file as Boonjin's blog has both versions and you may have downloaded the older version.

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Reply #6 on: November 09, 2008, 07:18:20 PM
erm... i downloaded again
and yes: ur right... i have an old version
weird: i only started reading about the whole thing (wiimote + whiteboard) a couple of days ag0... so not sure how i got a much older verion
will let u know if i still have the same probs with the newer version



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Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 09:00:45 AM
I had this same problem, but solved it by using a different computer that my sister-in-law gave me, thus freeing up my laptop.  So the solution: get someone to give you a different computer!

Glad I could help!