I know this has to be so simple, yet my mind can't wrap it all in one. I recently had to reinstall XP Pro on my Dell desktop. I have 2 22" Acer LCDs. I have 2 PNY Quadro NVS285 video cards each with Y dongles (so I can go up to 4 monitors). Prior to the reinstall, the multi screen worked great. I had my primary monitor in front, and I could drag to the right for my other.
After reinstall, I first had some issues with the PNY drivers (now Nvidia). so they are working (sort of). My problem is, my desktop is like one large desktop with the time and quick launch buttons on the right monitor (as opposed to the task bar being on monitor 1 the primary, and the others being extra real estate for my applications.
Any thoughts on how to get this back to "my way" would be greatly appreciated.
It sounds like you just switched your primary monitors around, but your post is confusing. Try this: Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> "Use this device as the primary monitor" on the panel that you want your taskbar on.
Sorry to sound like the village idiot. The XP options were no help. It used to be under "Multiview" you could drag the 1-2-3-4 monitor over the primary and it would say something like "would you like to expand the desktop... That has changed (at least for me). What I did find in Control Panel was the NVIDIA nView Desktop Manager. I used the Setup Wizard and that got me where I was looking to go. At least all the primary desktop details are on one PC now and not spanned / centered across 2. Thanks for your help.
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