External monitor only showing background

Laff - Jan 29, 2010 at 06:10 AM
 GMC70 - Feb 7, 2010 at 06:04 PM
Hello, yesterday I connected my dell external monitor to my toshiba laptop. Anyways everything was fine and working till about an hour ago when it just went blank. I looked at the settings on display and started changing stuff (pretty sure I've made it worse) but now all I can see is the background picture from my laptop. Please help!! It's driving me insane!

Also I've just realised if I put my mouse off the screen to the right the mouse icon appears on the external screen...=S

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xpcman Posts 19531 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Jan 31, 2010 at 06:54 PM
You changed the external monitor to be an extended display (extra room for the laptop screen) and not a duplicate fo the laptop screen.
so how do you change it to mirror the stuff on the computer screen??