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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: R-Comp release !DualHead
 

R-Comp release !DualHead

Posted by Mark Stephens on 11:14, 26/8/2017 | ,
 
If you own a Titanium based machine you may have noticed that it has 2 video output ports. If you plug a monitor into the right port (as you look at the machine from the back), you will get the chemical details of the element Titanium on your second screen. Interesting but not very practical....
 


 
Now R-Comp have released !DualHead which allows their Titanium based TiMachine to display RISC OS across two screens (heads). In this article, we will get it up and running with a later look at how well it works. Let us see if two Heads are better than one...
 
The application is a free download from the R-Comp website (you will need your username and password to access it). It consists of some updates for !Boot, a very helpful !ReadMe, and the actual !DualHead application. There is also SingleHead to revert back to one display
 
I read the !ReadMe, updated !Boot and rebooted my machine. Nothing changes until you run the !DualBoot software and press space. If anything goes wrong the software is well-designed to revert back to the default single display.
 


 
You now have one RISC OS display spilt across 2 screens (with a really long iconbar across the bottom). Windows can also be split across screen as you can see from the alert message. This can take used to along with alerts and dialog boxes popping up on the screen you were not expecting.
 


 
As you can see the software is very easy to setup. Next time we will delve into how well it works....
 
  R-Comp release !DualHead
  arawnsley (21:13 1/9/2017)
 
Andrew Rawnsley Message #124145, posted by arawnsley at 21:13, 1/9/2017
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Thanks for the posting, Mark. If you're going to do a more in-depth piece, there'll be an updated version sometime next week, I hope.

The new version can auto-recover from a dual-monitor setup back to safe-single if you ever get in a mess, supports higher screen resolutions, and includes a new GUI for setting dual-monitor resolution.
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