What can I do with a 2nd monitor?

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  1. buddhatree

    buddhatree Registered

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    Sadly I'm a single screen racer, but I do have an extra (smaller) monitor. What can I do with it in terms of displaying data while I'm racing? Are there settings or plugins I can use to make the 2nd monitor useful?
     
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    Great question. I would also like to know the ways a second monitor can be used and how.
     
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    Telemetry or using the 2nd monitor as a dash.. I suppose. Ive never actually tried it, but thats all I can think of atm.
     
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    There is this data screen. http://www.z1simwheel.com/dashboard/index.cfm You can buy the software only and use it on a second screen.


    It's not cheap and it works o.k with rF2, seems as though all the updates that used to happen were for iracing although I haven't followed it for quite sometime. He used to have a demo, not sure if he still does.
     
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    you can use it like ppl have said above you can also use it as a 2nd screen choosing left or right side for a bigger view. That will make you want to get a 3rd lol.... I forget the program you use to do it but a lot of ppl use it will try to remember...
     
  6. ddvpt

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    you can use SoftTH and expand your current view
     
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    Thanks guys :)
     
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    yeppers thats the 1 ddvpt tyvm
     
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    I monitor computer temps, and team speak information. I also place a small real time clock on my second screen.:D
     
  10. 88mphTim

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    I used it like that until I got my third screen.
     
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    Bump took me 3 years of F3 but this morning early making a cuppa had a bright spark.

    I had 8 in F3 Eve Italy 10K this morning and I missed a start and a few replies when I was out in kitchen.

    What if I had a small wall mount and 17+ screen nothing too fancy, with hdmi and usb ( for mouse-K/B ) and built-in speakers would be good.

    Something like a Secondhand Dell or HP media one.

    In my case it is only a 20 metre run or so for a hdmi and usb cable from my tower.


    I could watch and admin races baking cakes. ! :)


    lopl


    4th one then. :)
     
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    Just had a quick look at the website, if I hear anyone complaining about triple bezels I'm gunna link them!

    I'm in a situation atm with 2 screens, both different resolutions so nvidia surround Bork's me. I like the look of the dash program, I have something simlar on my tablet.
    I drive in car view and don't like a hud display so what gear I'm in and speed would be nice on the side monitor.
     
  13. tjc

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    Mmm.. you bake cakes D...

    Send some over mate. :p
     
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    I bought the z1 dashboard, thanks for the link.
     

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