Hiding monitor from windows, working with it from my app only [closed]

Posted by Mikhail on Server Fault See other posts from Server Fault or by Mikhail
Published on 2012-10-16T16:28:38Z Indexed on 2012/10/16 17:05 UTC
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I need to use a monitor as a "private" device for my special application, I want to use it as a flashlight of a sort and draw special patterns on it in full screen. I don't want this monitor to be recognized by OS (Windows 7) as a monitor. I.e. user should not be able to move mouse to that monitor, or change its resolution, or run screensaver on it or whatever. But I want to be able to interact with it from my application. Monitor is plugged using an HDMI cable to a video card (most probably nVidia).

What is the simplest way to do this? All solutions are appreciated, including purchasing additional adapters or simple video cards, or any other special devices.

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