I have a dual monitor setup running under Windows 7. With my previous operating system Windows XP I could just turn off the primary monitor to concentrate on something which was displayed on the second monitor.
Now, if I do turn off the primary display, the second display also blackens, thus I cannot use the second monitor alone. The situation I want to use this for, is reading a website or text file for a couple of minutes without being distracted by the stuff shown on the first display. Afterwards, if I need to use the Windows task bar again, I could then turn on the first display again.
I know that I could just move my window from the second monitor to the first one and then turn off the second one instead, and afterwards when I'm finished reading I could move the window again, but that is a lot of hassle.
I want the second monitor to stay on when I turn off the first display. Is that possible in Windows 7?