Viewing same Image/Picture Independently

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Hi all,
I am trying to deal with the issue of scrolling down pages up and down. So I want to have
access to two copies of a web page, but _independently_ , i.e., to be able to move one copy
up while moving the other down. The standard options are using a splitter ( for desktops)
or an HDMI cable ( I have a laptop) connecting a monitor to my laptop PC, which I consider. The problem is that , while I can view the same image in both, I cannot, e.g., scroll the image in the PC down while scrolling the image in the monitor up, which is what I need in order to avoid scrolling up and down. I am considering maybe Norton Ghost. Are there some other options out there?
 

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Hi all,
I am trying to deal with the issue of scrolling down pages up and down. So I want to have
access to two copies of a web page, but _independently_ , i.e., to be able to move one copy
up while moving the other down. The standard options are using a splitter ( for desktops)
or an HDMI cable ( I have a laptop) connecting a monitor to my laptop PC, which I consider. The problem is that , while I can view the same image in both, I cannot, e.g., scroll the image in the PC down while scrolling the image in the monitor up, which is what I need in order to avoid scrolling up and down. I am considering maybe Norton Ghost. Are there some other options out there?
I am not sure I understand what the problem is. You have two browser windows open, both showing the same web page, but you can't scroll them independently?
 
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I am not sure I understand what the problem is. You have two browser windows open, both showing the same web page, but you can't scroll them independently?
Exactly, at least not with an HDMI connection, AFAIK, since both screens show a copy of the same image, don't they?
 
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Exactly, at least not with an HDMI connection, AFAIK, since both screens show a copy of the same image, don't they?
Why not open another browser window and display both of them on the same screen, or on different screens?
 
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Thanks, tnich. I think this describes what I am aiming for: Say you're reading a book, where you have a graph/picture in p.25 and you're referred to that picture in the text on p 29. Then you need to turn pages back and forth to be able to read the material in p.29 and the picture in p.25
If, instead, you had two or more copies of the same book, you would be able to see the picture while reading the material at the same time. I am looking for something similar for my PC: to view simultaneously different parts of a web page so that I don't have to scroll up and down. By browser window, do you mean separate tab ? If I understood you correctly, it seems we would have to close one tab while opening the other to view the content. I am not sure if this is what you mean by opening another screen.
 
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Thanks, tnich. I think this describes what I am aiming for: Say you're reading a book, where you have a graph/picture in p.25 and you're referred to that picture in the text on p 29. Then you need to turn pages back and forth to be able to read the material in p.29 and the picture in p.25
If, instead, you had two or more copies of the same book, you would be able to see the picture while reading the material at the same time. I am looking for something similar for my PC: to view simultaneously different parts of a web page so that I don't have to scroll up and down. By browser window, do you mean separate tab ? If I understood you correctly, it seems we would have to close one tab while opening the other to view the content. I am not sure if this is what you mean by opening another screen.
In most browsers you can type CNTL-N or CMD-N and open a new browser window (not a new tab, a new window). Then you can size the two windows to look at them side by side.
 
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Excellent, tnich, sorry I had misunderstood you.
 
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Is your document hyperlinked? Or do you have to manually locate the referenced item on the scrolling page?
 
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Is your document hyperlinked? Or do you have to manually locate the referenced item on the scrolling page?
Yes, these are webpages.
 
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So, you essentially want to open a referenced url in one neighboring browser window to view alongside the main webpage?
 
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So, you essentially want to open a referenced url in one neighboring browser window to view alongside the main webpage?
Yes. Sort of . Please see my post in #5. I want to avoid referring to figures and other parts of the document back-and-forth. EDIT: I am referring to reading p.55 in a book where you are referred to something on p . 59 and then you have to switch back-and-forth between the parts.
 
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Exactly, at least not with an HDMI connection, AFAIK, since both screens show a copy of the same image, don't they?
In the following (Win 7) dialog, select Extend, rather than Duplicate, and you can then open a new tab and drag it to the secondary display:

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