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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

LIFE. (04/09/13)

Life, like history is just one damn thing after another.

The new screen is great. What I wanted to do was have a copy of what I was editing on the monitor and the tool bars on the laptop screen. I think I need a different graphics card. The one I have supports two screens but will not allow different colour profiles to be attached to them. Nor will it allow me to load the driver software for the new screen. Well it will but overwrites the laptop screen driver. I’m not that dumb these days. I got a copy of my lap top current driver to reinstall when the job went tits up which it did. I’ll get onto PC Specialists tonight and let them sort the problem. My current graphics card needs a HDMI cable….a gold plated one,  apparently copper wires are not up to the job. At £6.50p for 2m; I’ll take their word for it. I did say a couple of feet would do but they don’t do them for A third of the price. A two foot one is custom built.

For those of you that don’t know about computer hardware. IPS screens are well worth the surcharge. I spent an hour moving my head this way and that. The display doesn’t alter. You have to bear in mind that years ago when my wife came home with a front loading clothes washer I sat and watched it washing, rinsing and spinning my knickers and socks. I’m easily entertained._MG_1429    As you can see all is running, with the same view at the moment. It’s a couple or three mouse clicks to switch to extended. I colour adjusted the new screen having left it on overnight. I wanted the newness to wear off and it to be up to temperature before I dropped the Spyder on it. The old screen now has a horrible blue tint.

I also have to find a way to get Photoshop and Blender to leave the tool bars and adjustment panels in the lap top screen and drop the image into the monitor. I know how to pop identical images into a new window and tile them. I can get the tool bars into the monitor but it says… “ The Computer it say no.” If I try to do it visa versa. Which wasn’t the object of this exercise.

I’m away now to send a long e-mail to my Paki mate at PC Specialists. He’ll know what to do. Inch’Allah!… A genius he is and very nice to us Dee-Dars.

I’m now down at Stockton on Tees. It’s been another busy day.

Have fun.

13 comments:

  1. A collection of computer parts, oh, I have a few things, not worth it.

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  2. Golly gosh Adrian (I nearly said 'bloody hell Adrian' but realised in time that your readership is too sensitive for such expletives) you are doing my head in. Easy thing to do I know but I am seriously beginning to worry about you. Anyway if it keeps you happy and out of trouble I suppose it's a Good Thing. Whatever 'it' is.

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    1. Graham, I'll get out and take some pictures today. It does my head in as well but for a little over a hundred pounds I now have much more room to work......I wouldn't mind a bit of trouble.

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  3. You remind me of what I should have done with the stupid scanner I tried to hook up. The program could not find the scanner. It seems to have been a common problem.
    Good luck on solving this piece of the puzzle.

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    1. Red, load the driver for the scanner before you connect it to the computer. If you have lost the CD then the driver should be available as a download. Have fun.

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    2. That's what the directions told me to do and that's what i did.

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  4. I used to know something about computers. Now I know squat. Every new operating system Microsoft comes out with I hate more than the one before it. I'm still using XP.

    As for hardware I always buy nvidia display adapters and have never had a problem but I've also never run two monitors. Hope you get it all sorted out soon as that sickly blue tint on the smaller monitor might have a negative impact on your outlook on life.

    I wish I had a front loading washing machine.

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    1. David, I hated XP. Windows 7 is almost perfect.
      It is a graphics card problem. If it can't be fixed easily then I'll just use the monitor. It has about doubled the work space so a big improvement.

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  5. I had to do the same thing once. I got stuck with a glossy 13 inch laptop on a trip and simply could not do any editing. I had to purchase a matte 17 inch screen monitor just to get me by with editing. Glossy screens are strenuous for the eyes, at least for me.

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    1. Maria, I should have done it years ago. I've acres of room now.

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  6. Hi Adrian All I can say is, it looks impressive but over my head. Watching a washing machine go round!!! You need to get out more.

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    1. Margaret, I leave the washing machine now. It got boring.

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