│ [X] Dual Monitor Support │
[X] When you check Dual Monitor Support (and click OK in the Startup Options dialog box), the IDE comes up in dual-monitor mode the next time you start it, if it detects appropriate hardware.
If the appropriate hardware is not available, this option is ignored.
│ Default setting: Off ([ ] or no /D) │
Dual monitor mode is used for running or debugging a program, or for shelling to DOS (File│DOS Shell).
If your system has two monitors, DOS treats one monitor as the active monitor. Use the DOS MODE command to switch between the two monitors (MODE CO80, for example, or MODE MONO).
In dual monitor mode, the normal IDE screen appears on the inactive monitor, and your program's output goes to the active monitor.
When Dual Monitor Support is saved in your options file and you type TURBO or BP at the DOS prompt on one monitor, Borland Pascal will come up on the other monitor.
When you want to test your program on a particular monitor, you must
1) Exit the IDE.
2) Switch the active monitor to the one you
want to test with.
3) Issue the TURBO or BP command again.
Program output will then go to the monitor where you typed the TURBO command.
Do not change the active monitor (by using the DOS MODE command, for example) while you are in a DOS shell (File│DOS Shell).
Programs that directly access ports on the inactive monitor's video card are not supported, and can cause unpredictable results.
When you run or debug programs that use dual monitors, do not use dual monitor mode.
■ NOTE: The Debug│User Screen command, which normally displays the program output screen, has no effect in dual monitor mode.