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DMala
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Re: Display on 2nd monitor, still use keyboard/mouse on 1st monitor
03/07/12 06:13 AM


> Hey,
>
> I have mame setup to display on my 2nd monitor. Is there any way to still be able to
> use my mouse and keyboard on my primary display so I can still use all the windows
> functions while the game is playing on the 2nd display being controlled by an arcade
> stick?
>
> When I launch mame I lose my mouse and the keyboard only inputs to mame.
>
> Here is a pic to explain setup:

Not while MAME is full screen.

If you ran MAME in a window, you'd have the mouse and keyboard, but MAME would lose focus as soon as you clicked on anything else. I'm not sure, but if your controller shows up as a joystick in windows, it might still work even when MAME doesn't have focus? Anyway, I'm guessing that's not what you're looking for.

Sweet setup, by the way. I run something kind of similar, except my "horizontal" screen is just a 20" CRT.







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