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Thread: Using 2 monitors, how to make tablet only use main one?

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    Using 2 monitors, how to make tablet only use main one?

    Windows 7, Laptop without touchscreen, using an Adesso graphic tablet.
    This equipment has been working fine for me, for years.

    Now question: I wanted to use a 2nd monitor and the tablet puts both, 1st & 2nd monitor on its space. So my drawing space is shrinked.

    How to set it the way that the tablet stays with the 1st monitor ONLY?

    (I tried to turn "precise tablet" off, restarted application... did not help. (Sorry it probably does not have anything to do with it).

    Thanks...
    astrid

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    You would set this on your computer. Control Panel/Display. Choose Extended Display and choose which monitor will be the main monitor, then in your pen settings you can 'map' your pen to the monitor which will be displaying you painting software (ArtRage).

    These might help - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/976064

    http://www.cnet.com/au/how-to/how-to...-in-windows-7/
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    I guess my problem is with this: << then in your pen settings you can 'map' your pen to the monitor >>
    When I click to set up the pen, I see on the screen the lines along the four sides of the screen and it tells me to click on the crossings with the pen - but in order to click on them, I HAVE to click where the tablet tells me to: on the middle and the right side of the tablet. This is what I said, the tablet assigns only half its size to the monitor 1, the other half belonging to monitor 2. I do not see a way to change this.... ?


    Quote Originally Posted by Enug View Post
    You would set this on your computer. Control Panel/Display. Choose Extended Display and choose which monitor will be the main monitor, then in your pen settings you can 'map' your pen to the monitor which will be displaying you painting software (ArtRage).

    These might help - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/976064

    http://www.cnet.com/au/how-to/how-to...-in-windows-7/

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    Just wondering here;
    but could you not use the trackpad or a mouse to set up the screen mapping while the tablet is connected? Or dose the tablet disable all other input?
    My tablet is normally mapped entirely to my second monitor but I can still use the trackpad or mouse when I need to go beyond the tablets area of control to do things like changing the mapped area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markw View Post
    Just wondering here;
    but could you not use the trackpad or a mouse to set up the screen mapping while the tablet is connected? Or dose the tablet disable all other input?
    My tablet is normally mapped entirely to my second monitor but I can still use the trackpad or mouse when I need to go beyond the tablets area of control to do things like changing the mapped area.
    hm I thought I had replied to this...
    Yes I can use the mouse or touchpad to go everywhere, but....

    HOW do you map your tablet to the second monitor? And not to the first, not to both? Mine is always to both (if two monitors are connected) and I do not know how to map it to one alone. (I would like to map it to the primary). I tried in windows 7 inside the calibration and settings, there must be a way which I do not know.

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    I have mine set this way - Win 10.

    (2) being my 2nd monitor and primary - (1) is my laptop. The stylus is confined to screen 2 as it is mapped to that screen in pen settings - the mouse can be used on both screens.

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    Last edited by Enug; 01-27-2016 at 04:36 PM.
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    Hello again a_dt,
    As shown by June, assigning primary and secondary screens is done in the OS and both Windows and Mac have a standard way to do it. So we all have common ground there and can show you the steps.
    But mapping a tablet to multiple screens is done via the tablet driver/preferences.
    Sadly not all tablet drivers work the same and I fear we here in the forums are at a disadvantage in not being familiar with your make of tablet. All we can really do is offer suggestions which we hope might be helpful.
    For something more definitive have you tried contacting Adesso customer support for advice as to how to do the mapping to just one screen?
    Maybe they have a forum area like Wacom dose for itís users to ask questions and share advice?
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    I spent some time checking out forums for the Adesso graphic tablet and it seems it doesn't map correctly. So you may not be able to use it with a 2nd monitor
    "The Adesso doesn't map to the screen very well either." and in a review of the product - "There is no ability to map the size and shape of the tablet to the monitor."
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