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Second monitor not working through Hdmi over Cat6 extender

Im trying to connect to my second monitor to my PC using a hdmi to Cat6 extender. The solution consists of a transmitter and receiver unit, which are connected together with a Cat6 cable. Each end is ...
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TV Moniter not synching updates

I am running dual monitors for my desktop computer, a basic LG monitor, and an Emerson TV (model LE290EM4, 29"). Because of difficulty getting a cable, I was using an HDMI cable to connect to the TV, ...
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Is a AMD Radeon HD 8570 capable of Split View Dual Monitor via DVI?

I have a PC with a AMD Radeon HD 8570. I was under the understanding I could connect two monitors to the DVI output with a splitter. The DVI splitter I have has all the pins, but it still only gives ...
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How to open a new browser window on a different screen?

I am using Window 8 with 2 screens main screen for Window is the right one. On the left screen I have Google Chrome browser window open. When use short-cut CRTL + N a new window is open on the left ...
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Gnome 3: when re-attaching secondary screen, why is it fuly dimmed?

When detaching my laptop from it's external monitor, lwandering around, and then re-attching it, even when it reboots, it recognizes fine that I previously set the external Monitor as primary, but it ...
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Mouse issue with Synergy and dual monitor on Linux client

I have 2 laptops, one Windows 7 machine and one Ubuntu 12.04. Both computers have secondary monitors above each computer. The Windows machine is the Synergy server. I can move my mouse to both ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 doesn't see the second monitor

I've got vanilla Ubuntu 12.04 lts, GeForce GTX560 and Core -i7 2600's integrated card (on desktop based on ASUS P8H61-MX). The system seems to detect NVidia videocard (lspci shows that there is ...
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Real Colors on Monitor [duplicate]

I was creating an info graphic in Photoshop when I noticed that the color is quite different between my two monitors: Which one is the "real" color? I would expect the answer to that to be neither. ...
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how to setup separate desktop session to laptop from TV

My wife and I need the laptop but we have only one. Actually I have an office laptop too which is crap but I can't let her browse on that. The laptop runs Windows 8.1/Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot. I also ...
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My secondary monitor plugs in and out randomly

My laptop's screen has been broken for some time so I use external monitor for my computer all the time. Recently, I decided to switch from Windows 7 to 8.1 After doing that, I experienced some ...
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Monitors consistently powering on and off for roughly one hour after being turned on. What might be the culprit?

I connected 3 external monitors to a Surface Pro 2 (Windows 8) by placing the device in the Surface Docking Station, and connecting: One USB port to a single HDMI cable via an External Graphics Card ...
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2nd monitor absent in VirtualBox

I'm using VirtualBox but cannot get a second monitor for my guest. Why not? As you can see in the screenshot, the Win7 guest actually thinks it has two monitors, but there is no window for the second ...
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How to make MonitorSwitch start up with windows? [duplicate]

I use Monitor Profile Switcher to manage my multiple setups for when I'm recording audio, and when I'm not. Anyways, I can't seem to find a way to start up with windows, can anyone recommend a ...
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How to run many instances of Google Chrome in full screen on multi monitor system [duplicate]

I need to run multiple instances of Google Chrome. Each instance must run on different monitor in a multi monitor system (Windows OS) but in full screen without any buttons or menus. I tried several ...
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Precisely Adjusting Position of Multiple Screens

I have three montiors. Two are at different heights relative to the main screen. In Windows display properties you can drag the monitors up and down to move them about, but there is a 'snap' action- ...
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“Out of Range” Error - among other things

My desktop has been having a few problems with my desktop. My system is as follows: ASrock ConroeExfireEsata2 Motherboard Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz 2x (Crossfire) Radeon HD 5450 4gb Samsung 666 RAM A ...
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Background application windows will not overlay foreground app windows when they recieve focus

The symptoms are, that some (not all) desktop app windows will stay in the background, behind other windows, even though I have click on them, which would normally make that window receive focus and ...
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3 Screen Setup with 2 MiniDP, 1 HDMI, 1 DVI Port Available?

I have a GPU with 2 mini display ports, a dvi port, and an hdmi port. I have previously tried to set up three screens with this but wasn't able to do so as the displayport screen didn't show anything. ...
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Which resolution will be the optimal addition to the current system setup?

I currently have a LG IPS 27" 1920x1080p monitor coupled with a HP LP1965 1280x1024p monitor. I mostly do work in VMs (editing code), Notepad++ and multiple browsers. This addition to my monitors ...
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External monitor disappears when monitors go to sleep mode

Setup: I have Lenovo U330p laptop with Win8.1 and an external monitor (HP ZR2330w). The monitor is connected with DVI(monitor end) <-> HDMI (laptop end) cable. History: The setup has been ...
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Windows 8.1 - Unable to change resolution for second monitor

I have a new laptop using Windows 8.1 and I want to use my old laptop as a second monitor to my new laptop. I created the second display (2. Display device on: VGA). The problem I am having is there ...
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Why can't the best resolution of graphics cards be used?

OS: Windows 7 Graphics Cards: 2x Radeon R9 290, Crossfire Enabled. Manufacturer: Diamond Monitors: 2x Asus VN247 All drivers up to date as of 2/15/2015 The issue I'm having is that the max resolution ...
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Screen resolution problems,

I'm having monitor connected to laptop and the resolutions are pretty messed up. It was fine few days ago, it was at (Recommended) resolutions, but now the resolutions have changed by it self, both ...
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Re-enabling a taskbar on one monitor only in DisplayFusion

I have 6 monitors connected to my computer. I use DisplayFusion with the multi-monitor taskbar feature enabled and I disabled the taskbar on 3 monitors. Is it possible to re-enabling a taskbar on ...
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Screen resolution problems

I have my laptop screen(laptop screen is fully broken, can't see anything on it) connected to a monitor. I woke up and turned the laptop on and the screen resolutions we're messed. I tried to change ...
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Cannot reliably automate xrandr settings in Debian 7 on VirtualBox

Although there are several existing questions on the matter (from which the most helpful answer is this) and various threads on other forums, I cannot reliably set my xrandr settings in Debian 7 on ...
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Change placement of dialogs when dialogs are thrown by OS?

I'm working with Windows 8.1, x64 (fully patched). Whenever Windows throws a dialog, it does so off-screen: I'm in a dual monitor configuration, and the display giving me trouble is the primary ...
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Windows 8.1 DPI per monitor: In which situations does it interpolate?

I'm curious about the new "DPI per monitor" feature of Windows 8.1. My question concerns legacy applications that do support a global DPI setting, but are not yet "per monitor DPI aware". These ...
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Graphics Card Won't Fill Screen

So I am currently using a GeForce GTX 650Ti with three monitors. Two of which I have hooked up via DVI and my TV which is hooked up via a Mini HDMI port (Goes into a receiver first and then the ...
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Slow display rendering (not games or video), Windows 8.1, SSD, Intel i7, NVIDIA GTS 240

I'm experiencing very slow display rendering of static windows on a high spec Windows 8.1 desktop with dual monitors. Not talking about games or video. Just static windows. Examples are moving an ...
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Audio through HDMI when HDMI > DVI adaptor is plugged in

I have two output devices plugged into my graphics card. (ATI HD5850 - latest drivers installed 14.12). A TV with speakers A monitor that does not have any speakers. The TV is plugged in directly ...
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4 monitors, 2 identical GPUs and Linux

I have two NVIDA GT610 cards on a ASUS X79 Sabertooth board and they are not SLI connected (they actually don't even support SLI). I also have 4 monitors, 2 connected to each card. Theoretically ...
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Keep dual-monitor settings in Windows 8.1 after closing laptop lid

I've got a Dell XPS 15 laptop connected to a (rather old) Dell 2408WFP monitor via HDMI. I want to use only the monitor when I'm at my desk, so I've set Windows to show the desktop there and switch ...
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Does NVIDIA GTX460 [Zotac] support 3 monitors at the same time?

My GPU has 2 DVI and 1 HDMI ports, can I safely plug three monitors? I could test empirically, however I am afraid that I could damage it. P.S: I just read from unreliable sources that Zotac NVIDIA ...
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Multiple monitor with different refresh rates

I currently have three 22" FullHD 60Hz monitors and I'm planning to change my main screen to a 144Hz. Can I configure the system so one monitor is 144Hz and the others are just 60Hz? Bonus question: ...
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Using multiple monitors on remote connection Windows 7 [duplicate]

My home computer has 2 monitors and my work computer has 3 monitors. Using remote connection, when I connect to my computer One monitor connects to my main monitor and my secondary monitor is just ...
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Synergy mouse not moving past first screen in dual-screen configuration

I have two dual-screen machines that I want to use Synergy with. Below is a diagram of how it's laid out. My server is a Windows 7 machine, and the client is a Debian Wheezy machine with Gnome3. This ...
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Do I need dual video card to use my computer and TV monitors at the same time? [duplicate]

I use my TV monitor to stream video while I'm working on my computer screen. My computer is about to crap out. Do I need to purchase a dual video card in order to make this work or will just one ...
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How does SLI GPU's perform in games without SLI support?

Im thinking about buying two Custom GTX 980's and use them via SLI. After reading a lot of Benchmark tests to figure out which Graphics Card is currently "the best" i found a test where a single GTX ...
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My GPU stops suddenly and get black screen

I have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 graphics card and a dual monitor setup. Sometimes my screens go black and get a warning like: Nvidia Kernel stops responding. I tried a lot of things; ...
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2 monitors and laptop display at the same time

I have a laptop running Windows 8 with 2 graphics cards built in, it also has an HDMI slot and a VGA slot. I'm trying to run two external monitors and the laptop monitor at the same time. One is ...
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2 sets of mirrored monitors windows 7

I have a graphics card with 2 dvi outputs. I have 2 monitors and a hdmi switch that goes to a hdtv. I am trying to see if its possible to mirror each dvi output so that each dvi has 2 receiving ...
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Why did my computers suddenly stop talking to my HDMI projector?

I have an Optoma ML750 projector that I have been using with my custom desktop for the past few weeks. I connect the projector through a KINIVO 3-to-1 HDMI switcher so I can display my gaming console, ...
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Are there any drawbacks of having a triple monitor setup when one of them is of a different size than the others? [closed]

After giving it some thought I think that the best monitor setup at least for me is to have a centered 24" monitor (1920x1200 16:10 which I currently have) followed by two other monitors, one at each ...
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How do I extend RealVNC viewer over two of 3 monitors in full screen mode

I currently have two monitors connected to my laptop, ie. I am working with three monitors. I plan to use my laptop (main) monitor for e-mails and browsing and the other two monitors for my RealVNC ...
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Use two monitors over one displayport

My colleague has a laptop with one DisplayPort, but he wants to attach two (HDMI) monitors to it. I've seen adapters that can split the signal over two monitors (with the addition of DisplayPort to ...
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Should I invest in quality or quantity video cards? [closed]

I've run a triple monitor setup for years (two at 1680 x 1050, one at 1920 x 1200) - and always with two video cards (each one costing approx $75). However, with my knowledge of video cards being far ...
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Desktop background slideshow - taking more control

I recently set the desktop background on a two-monitor Windows 8 machine to point at a folder full of pictures. These are not photos but are sourced from a variety of places so their sizes and aspect ...
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Using a Dell Latitude E5430 with a port replicator and two external monitors

I am using a Dell Latitude E5430 ( 32 bit) with a dell docking station/port replicator. Right now I am using Extended Display with my laptop monitor and a larger external Dell Monitor that has ...
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Emacs on Win7: Gap on top when full vertical

Using emacs 24.4 on Win7 x64 with classic win2000-theme on a dual-monitor setup, each running at 1920x1080, I want to have the emacs window side by side with a browser window. While fullscreen works ...