Friday, August 04, 2006

Q1 Video Tip

Just a quick tip for the Q1 users out there. If you regularly use an external keyboard and monitor, it's helpful to remember that CTRL+ALT+F1 switches the display to an external monitor and CTRL+ALT+F3 switches to the Q1's internal LCD. These are the default keys and can be changed in graphics properties.

2 comments:

Bill said...

Thanks so much for this tip! I use it every day. Have you noticed that the Q1 seems to remember the video setting for the external monitor when I plug it in and switch the display to use "monitor" but seems to forget the setting for the Q1 display when I switch back to "notebook"?

Mark said...

You are right on Bill. I have the same thing happen to me. Fortunately, the resolution button on the Q1 works pretty fast. What's really hard is when I work at a really high resolution at work on a 19" monitor and then go home to my 15" at 1024x768. I end up using 3 different resolutions in one day.

Until they come up with an ESP interface where it will just read my mind and do what I want I think I'm stuck in Graphics Options for a while!