HP Notebook PCs - Secondary Display Only Shows Desktop Background
When attempting to use a secondary display (monitor or television), only the desktop wallpaper is shown. Solution
This could be due to either of two reasons.
Extended Desktop could be enabled. Extended Desktop will allow more than one monitor to spread the desktop over a larger area. The secondary monitor will then display the desktop background only by default. To use the secondary display, move the mouse pointer off the edge of the screen (right side by default) and the pointer will appear on the second display.
If extended desktop is not enabled, the second display will show the view of the first display. This is known as desktop cloning. If the display is larger than the screen's maximum resolution, the display will scroll to view the items off screen. To scroll the secondary screen, move the mouse pointer to the desired area on the primary screen. If the location is off screen on the secondary display, it will scroll to the area on the primary display.
To enable/disable Extended Desktop, click Start > Control Panel > Display > Advanced
. If two displays are listed, the extended display option will be
available. By default the extended display will be enabled. If no check is in the box, desktop cloning is enabled. HP Notebook PCs - Configuring an External Display Description
The notebook is capable of switching from the LCD display mode to S-Video or external display modes. Solution
The external VGA port is enabled by holding the Fn key down and pressing the F4 key at the same time. There are three modes that can be toggled
Internal Display only
Internal Display and External Display
External Display only
Other options can be accessed for configuring the external display or SVIDEO output by right-clicking the Windows desktop or background and selecting Properties from the menu list. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...eC?lc=en&cc=us