The animation is normally displayed in Whorld's main window, but in dual-monitor mode, a secondary window, called a detached view, is created for the animation. The detached view can be displayed on a different monitor than the main window. This allows you interact with Whorld's GUI (graphical user interface) on one monitor, while viewing the animation full-screen on another. Note that this feature may not work under Windows 2000.
To run Whorld dual-monitor:
- Extend the Windows desktop onto the secondary monitor. The procedure for doing this depends on the type of graphics card you have; see below.
- Select Window/Detach.
- Drag the detached view onto the secondary monitor.
- Select Window/Full Screen or press F11.
To exit dual-monitor mode, press F11 to exit full-screen, and then close the detached view, or select Window/Detach again.
Here's how to extend the Windows desktop with an ATI Radeon X800XL. Other graphics cards will have a similar procedure.
- Connect the secondary monitor, turn it on, and power on the PC.
- Run ATI's Catalyst Control Center, and select "Displays Manager".
- Look for a monitor icon in the box under "Attached displays currently disabled". If it isn't there, something's wrong.
- Drag the monitor icon into the empty gray box above it, and to the right of the box containing the main monitor's icon. A pop-up menu should be displayed. Select the menu's last item, "Extend Main onto CRT".
- When asked if you want to keep the changes, select 'Yes'.