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IntroductionThis article describes how to set up a multiple monitor display for Microsoft Flight Simulator X. This article also contains a list of other Microsoft Games for Windows games that do not provide multiple monitor support.
Multiple monitor setupBefore you can set up a multiple monitor display, make sure that your hardware meets the requirements to support this kind of configuration. For more information about these requirements and about the steps to configure your hardware for a multiple-monitor display, see the Microsoft At Home article, “Two monitors are better than one," at the following Microsoft Web site:
Microsoft Flight Simulator XFlight Simulator X lets you display various cockpit windows on more than one monitor at a time to create a realistic cockpit environment. You can use a center monitor to display the aircraft instrument panel and the outside view ahead of the cockpit, and also use another monitor to display the radio stack, the throttle quadrant, the GPS readout, or any of the other windows that are available on the Views menu.
To set up multiple monitor support for Flight Simulator X, you have to have the following hardware configuration:
Note If you have a portable computer that has a VGA or DVI connector, you do not have to install any additional hardware.After you have the required hardware installed and configured, you have to make some system changes in Display Properties in Control Panel. Refer to the “Two monitors are better than one” article for more information.
Multiple monitor setup information is also available within the Learning Center in Flight Simulator X. To open the Learning Center, follow these steps:
When you have an additional window open, you can easily move it between monitors. Remember that the radio stack, the throttle quadrant, and the other cockpit elements open in their own window and can be moved. Depending on your system, using multiple monitors may affect system performance.
To move windows between monitors, follow these steps:
Additionally, you can find a wealth of information about Flight Simulator X on Internet forums and on the YouTube Web site (http://www.youtube.com/
(http://www.youtube.com/)) that can provide some assistance and clarification about how to set up multiple monitors for the game.
To fix a known issue that affect multiple monitor support for Flight Simulator X running in Windows Vista, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Other Microsoft Games for Windows GamesNot all Microsoft Games for Windows games support multiple monitor displays. The following games do not support multiple monitor displays:
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, about the performance or reliability of these products.
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Article ID: 240981 - Last Review: Tuesday, 8 May 2012 - Revision: 1.0