3D surround good, but I need it normal during windows
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I seem to have gotten 3D surround working with my 2 580s for gaming. However, when I'm back to windows, I now have this huge stretch of a window across 3 screens. Its actually a bit annoying, is there a way to make my main display only the center screen without messing up the whole 3D surround?
I seem to have gotten 3D surround working with my 2 580s for gaming. However, when I'm back to windows, I now have this huge stretch of a window across 3 screens. Its actually a bit annoying, is there a way to make my main display only the center screen without messing up the whole 3D surround?

#1
Posted 12/06/2010 01:53 AM   
No idea what you are talking about here. Can you elaborate?
No idea what you are talking about here. Can you elaborate?

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#2
Posted 12/06/2010 12:54 PM   
[quote name='Sanhime' date='05 December 2010 - 09:53 PM' timestamp='1291600420' post='1156476']
I seem to have gotten 3D surround working with my 2 580s for gaming. However, when I'm back to windows, I now have this huge stretch of a window across 3 screens. Its actually a bit annoying, is there a way to make my main display only the center screen without messing up the whole 3D surround?
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He is talking about having a 5040x1050 Windows explorer window when he maximizes (or Outlook, etc).

Amazingly, nVidia still does not have a nView solution to "snap" a window to the current screen only, instead of across all three screens.

Since the first drivers came out, I have been using Matrox PowerDesk to keep windows to the current monitor and other tweaks, follow the link in my Sig to see more...

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[quote name='Sanhime' date='05 December 2010 - 09:53 PM' timestamp='1291600420' post='1156476']

I seem to have gotten 3D surround working with my 2 580s for gaming. However, when I'm back to windows, I now have this huge stretch of a window across 3 screens. Its actually a bit annoying, is there a way to make my main display only the center screen without messing up the whole 3D surround?





He is talking about having a 5040x1050 Windows explorer window when he maximizes (or Outlook, etc).



Amazingly, nVidia still does not have a nView solution to "snap" a window to the current screen only, instead of across all three screens.



Since the first drivers came out, I have been using Matrox PowerDesk to keep windows to the current monitor and other tweaks, follow the link in my Sig to see more...



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#3
Posted 12/07/2010 12:33 AM   
We are working on providing a more Extended Desktop feel when you are on your desktop in Surround mode but this is still slated for early next year.
We are working on providing a more Extended Desktop feel when you are on your desktop in Surround mode but this is still slated for early next year.

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#4
Posted 12/07/2010 07:23 PM   
Eggcellent...
Eggcellent...

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#5
Posted 12/08/2010 10:42 PM   
Oh ok, his description was unclear of what he was asking for. Something like the matrox desktop software then. That's good that nvidia sees this as something that needs addressed. I just size the boxes to my center window but that is a pain from time to time.
Oh ok, his description was unclear of what he was asking for. Something like the matrox desktop software then. That's good that nvidia sees this as something that needs addressed. I just size the boxes to my center window but that is a pain from time to time.

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#6
Posted 12/09/2010 02:08 PM   
[quote name='ManuelG' date='07 December 2010 - 02:23 PM' timestamp='1291749786' post='1157460']
We are working on providing a more Extended Desktop feel when you are on your desktop in Surround mode but this is still slated for early next year.
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It is early next year now, do we have an update?
[quote name='ManuelG' date='07 December 2010 - 02:23 PM' timestamp='1291749786' post='1157460']

We are working on providing a more Extended Desktop feel when you are on your desktop in Surround mode but this is still slated for early next year.





It is early next year now, do we have an update?

#7
Posted 02/05/2011 11:31 PM   
I have an AMD/ATi card, so I can't answer fully,
But could you set up different profiles? Like 3DVS on when gaming, and three extended displays otherwise?
I have an AMD/ATi card, so I can't answer fully,

But could you set up different profiles? Like 3DVS on when gaming, and three extended displays otherwise?

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#8
Posted 02/06/2011 01:44 AM   
[quote name='Legendaryy' date='06 February 2011 - 02:44 AM' timestamp='1296956674' post='1189504']
I have an AMD/ATi card, so I can't answer fully,
But could you set up different profiles? Like 3DVS on when gaming, and three extended displays otherwise?
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I've been looking into that option using the tool "Nvidia Inspector" but I haven't been able to select different SLI monitor settings for 2D (desktop) and 3D (gaming) modes. I'm using the Matrox software as well and it works but it's not as good as having 3 separate monitors. It disables the new Windows 7 window-management options (like windows + left arrow). It also makes it a bit harder to turn off 1-2 monitors when not playing games and just use the 1 that's left (to save on power usage for example).
[quote name='Legendaryy' date='06 February 2011 - 02:44 AM' timestamp='1296956674' post='1189504']

I have an AMD/ATi card, so I can't answer fully,

But could you set up different profiles? Like 3DVS on when gaming, and three extended displays otherwise?



I've been looking into that option using the tool "Nvidia Inspector" but I haven't been able to select different SLI monitor settings for 2D (desktop) and 3D (gaming) modes. I'm using the Matrox software as well and it works but it's not as good as having 3 separate monitors. It disables the new Windows 7 window-management options (like windows + left arrow). It also makes it a bit harder to turn off 1-2 monitors when not playing games and just use the 1 that's left (to save on power usage for example).

#9
Posted 02/08/2011 12:14 AM   
[quote name='ManuelG' date='07 December 2010 - 07:23 PM' timestamp='1291749786' post='1157460']
We are working on providing a more Extended Desktop feel when you are on your desktop in Surround mode but this is still slated for early next year.
[/quote]

It is now July 2011. When can we expect the [i]"Extended Desktop feel"[/i] software to be available?

Surround is great for gaming but when not running games it's really quite a poor experience at the Windows Desktop.
[quote name='ManuelG' date='07 December 2010 - 07:23 PM' timestamp='1291749786' post='1157460']

We are working on providing a more Extended Desktop feel when you are on your desktop in Surround mode but this is still slated for early next year.





It is now July 2011. When can we expect the "Extended Desktop feel" software to be available?



Surround is great for gaming but when not running games it's really quite a poor experience at the Windows Desktop.

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#10
Posted 07/15/2011 07:53 PM   
[quote name='WinMacLin' date='15 July 2011 - 03:53 PM' timestamp='1310759633' post='1265718']
It is now July 2011. When can we expect the [i]"Extended Desktop feel"[/i] software to be available?

Surround is great for gaming but when not running games it's really quite a poor experience at the Windows Desktop.
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Maybe next year /rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
[quote name='WinMacLin' date='15 July 2011 - 03:53 PM' timestamp='1310759633' post='1265718']

It is now July 2011. When can we expect the "Extended Desktop feel" software to be available?



Surround is great for gaming but when not running games it's really quite a poor experience at the Windows Desktop.





Maybe next year /rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />

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#11
Posted 07/15/2011 08:16 PM   
[quote name='GitDat' date='15 July 2011 - 09:16 PM' timestamp='1310761009' post='1265729']
Maybe next year /rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
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NVIDIA's timeframes are disappointing. I wonder if they are even working on this anymore.

8120x1600 resolution with the start menu on the 20x20 pixels in the bottom left corner and the windows clock on the other 30x20 pixel corner on the far right is well ... hilarious and maybe a little embarrassing for NVIDIA. This is an issue that should have been worked out from day one.
[quote name='GitDat' date='15 July 2011 - 09:16 PM' timestamp='1310761009' post='1265729']

Maybe next year /rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />





NVIDIA's timeframes are disappointing. I wonder if they are even working on this anymore.



8120x1600 resolution with the start menu on the 20x20 pixels in the bottom left corner and the windows clock on the other 30x20 pixel corner on the far right is well ... hilarious and maybe a little embarrassing for NVIDIA. This is an issue that should have been worked out from day one.

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#12
Posted 07/16/2011 12:05 AM   
You could "switch" surround "on" and "off" by changing your resolution to a single monitor resolution IE: 6140 x 1080 in surround to 1920 x 1080 in single monitor mode - all you change is resolution
as long as your monitors are connected to compliment this strategy it works! worst case you may need to change the order the monitors are connected to your graphics cards and reconfigure your
desktop in the surround setup (drag the sections around to get a contiguous image across your three monitors) so as you change to single monitor resolution it just kills the output to the 1st and 3rd
monitor - not sure if this is what you're after but it is doable.
You could "switch" surround "on" and "off" by changing your resolution to a single monitor resolution IE: 6140 x 1080 in surround to 1920 x 1080 in single monitor mode - all you change is resolution

as long as your monitors are connected to compliment this strategy it works! worst case you may need to change the order the monitors are connected to your graphics cards and reconfigure your

desktop in the surround setup (drag the sections around to get a contiguous image across your three monitors) so as you change to single monitor resolution it just kills the output to the 1st and 3rd

monitor - not sure if this is what you're after but it is doable.

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#13
Posted 07/16/2011 12:46 AM   
That is a workable solution I agree, however I have three screens for a reason. Not just for surround gaming of course and I'd like to use all 3 displays in Windows but I just want it to 'work correctly' as if all 3 displays were extended instead of just one giant display when in the windows desktop environment.

I've managed to cobble together a working solution myself by using Matrox software to handle window maximising and snapping in Windows 7 and I've managed to create a 2nd start menu by using Quick Launch bar. This system 'works' but it still has some issues. I'll just have to live with it until NVIDIA release something I guess.
That is a workable solution I agree, however I have three screens for a reason. Not just for surround gaming of course and I'd like to use all 3 displays in Windows but I just want it to 'work correctly' as if all 3 displays were extended instead of just one giant display when in the windows desktop environment.



I've managed to cobble together a working solution myself by using Matrox software to handle window maximising and snapping in Windows 7 and I've managed to create a 2nd start menu by using Quick Launch bar. This system 'works' but it still has some issues. I'll just have to live with it until NVIDIA release something I guess.

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#14
Posted 07/16/2011 12:38 PM   
I really like Nvidia products and have used them exclusive from the start of geforce series, bummer that new drivers with a fix for this wont be released.

Well just have to wait I guess.
I really like Nvidia products and have used them exclusive from the start of geforce series, bummer that new drivers with a fix for this wont be released.



Well just have to wait I guess.

#15
Posted 07/19/2011 11:44 AM   
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