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How to use two monitors: one from video card one from motherboard

I'm trying to get two monitors set up. One is plugged into my graphics card using an hdmi cord, the other is plugged into my motherboard using another hdmi cord. Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX ...
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Change Dual Monitor Behavior

When you setup dual monitors, to move a windows to a different display (monitor), you move it sideways (right or left). Is it possible to change the behavior to move the window by moving vertically, ...
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HDMI cable does not fit into GTX 680

I'm trying to plug a 2nd monitor into my GTX 680's HDMI port and the cable just does not fit. There seem to be 2 metal tabs and the top of the inside of the port that restrict the cable from entering ...
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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Windows 7 with a 7" tertiary monitor

Is it possible to zoom in a single display in a multi-monitor setup on Windows 7? I will be running a single window of an application on the 7" display (a plugin panel) that I'd like to be zoomed in ...
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Does discrete video card use motherboard monitor connector too?

I have Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard (MB) with installed GTX770 discrete video card. Both MB and video card have sockets to connect monitors. Are these sockets equivalent? For example, if I play ...
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DVI-HDMI cable increases temperature after plug in video card with 7 degrees celsius

I have bought a DVI-HDMI cable (Video cart - Monitor) for my monitor, that was using a VGA cable. My config is dual monitor: Samsung S22C00 + Samsung Syncmaster 225 BW (configure to run on same ...
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Multiple Monitors, only one hdmi port (laptop)

I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA ...
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Dual Monitors Causes Crashes/Blackouts?

Just built a new system, and as soon as I plugged in the second monitor (computer was sleeping, I believe) the computer blue-screened: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, atikmdag.sys Then latter, I ...
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thinkpad-10 tablet will not recognize external monitors on ubuntu 14.10

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 24" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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HP Split x2 Intel HD HDMI Output to LG TV 47LB5DF-ZC static

I get static (fuzzy/snowstorm) on my LG TV when connecting my HP Split x2 to it through HDMI. I have tried the same cable on a PC monitor and it works fine, so the issue is not with the cable. I am ...
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Is there any performance benefit from using a mismatched set of gpus to run dual monitors?

Here is the setup currently: Core i7 PC x1 GTX 660ti Monitor 1: LG 1080p connected via DVI Monitor 2: Samsung 1080p connected via DVI TV 1: Vizio 1080p connected via HDMI I am going to add: x1 ...
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Possibility of connecting 2 External Monitors (LCDs) with a laptop

I've a laptop with 1366x768 resolution (Nvidia GT720M). Is it possible that I can use 2 external monitors with my laptop. While the 2 external monitors are used I don't want to use the laptop screen. ...
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How to setup an external monitor on a Surface Pro 3 (with docking station)?

I've just installed my new Surface Pro 3 and connected my 1920*1080 monitor to it via DVI and the Surface docking station. The external monitor is recognized correctly (as a PnP Standard Monitor, ...
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Issue: Unable to enable 3 displays on Win8.1 platform, sapphire radeon 270x 4GB

I have a Sapphire Radeon 270X OC 4GB. I have Windows 8.1 Professional. I have the current graphics drivers. Trying to set extend desktop to multiple monitors on my home machine. 3 displays; don't ...
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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Simultaniously run three Powerpoint presentations

I recently swapped three Powerpoint-presentation computers with one multi-display computer. Reason is allocation cost, energy cost and to simplify the administration when changing presentations each ...
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Is laptop external display button OS specific?

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 with a busted LCD. I can boot into Windows 7 just fine with it and I can hit Fn-F1 to output video over HDMI. I want to install a headless Arch Linux on this laptop, but ...
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2 displays detected on ThinkPad T400

I want to ask if somebody know why there are 2 internal displays detected on my ThinkPad T400 on Win 8.1. I don't remember if it detect 2 displays also on other systems but I think yes. It brings a ...
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How to create a script or shortcut for a certain display configuration and playback device?

I have the following setup hooked to my Windows 8.1 machine: 2 x Dell 24" monitor on my desk 1 x Samsung 42" TV I want switch between the following three configurations: 1. Working config Both ...
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Will a GTX 970 support a dual monitor setup using a Gsync panel on DisplayPort as the primary and a second panel on DVI?

I'm looking at upgrading my rig with this card: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NN0GEXQ/ Its a MSI GTX 970 I'd like to run a Gsync panel on the DisplayPort as a primary and then move my second panel ...
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In Windows 7 whenever I plug/unplug an external monitor my gamma changes. How can I stop this?

I have a W540 laptop which uses an optimus setup (NVIDIA K2100M and Intel HD Graphics Family (I would like to once again applaud Intel in coming up with such an obscured/generic name for their video ...
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3 monitors setup requirements

What is the requirement for a GPU to be able to handle 3 monitors? I am NOT asking for a specific model, I am asking technically. What kind of power/output/any other technology does it have to have?
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Multi-display as client

I have a small issue with Synergy. It doesn't present a client that has multiple monitors as such to the server (like teleportd does). My client has two (non-equal) displays set in a horizontal ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Dual External Monitor?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a USB 3.0, 2.0, and a micro-HDMI port. I currently have 2 external monitors that I wish to connect. I'm using a micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter to connect one of ...
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Connecting two computers together so that one can use the screen of another

So here's the situation. My mother has an old touch-screen desktop computer (without a separate "tower", ie all the internals are in the screen) which is 4 years old and has just about no processing ...
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Convertible Tablet for precision input with multiple monitors

I use a convertible laptop with a digitized pen as my main computer. I have some work to do that requires a lot of mouse I/O, and using my pen is a pretty attractive option for this. However, I find ...
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ASUS Maximus Hero VII troubles

A lot of problems with motherboard ASUS Maximus Hero VII (Core i7-4770K, Geforce GTX 760, two SSD) and 2 OS installed separately on SSD - Win8.1 and Linux Mate 17. I can't use two monitors together ...
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Set monitor profile/resolution based on whether a laptop is docked or not?

I'm working on this for a user here at work, but figured it was better suited on SU vs SF. The user has a Surface Pro 3 connected to the Surface dock which has an external monitor connected. The ...
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Strange gap above the taskbar in desktop after connecting another screen

I connected another screen today, just a simple DVI connector. I set the settings to extend the screen from the main screen. After connecting the screen, it is working as expected. But, there is ...
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two monitors one smartTV setup

I have a desktop with an intel HD 4600 graphics card and my setup looks as follows: two monitors (one VGA and one DVI) and a smartTV with HDMI. I want to do the following: duplicate my main screen ...
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VGA Splitter issues

I have 3 monitors set up at the moment, 2 that I use as and extended desktop and the 3rd is in the other room, I bought a VGA splitter to split my main monitor between the 2 rooms and it works but ...
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Stop windows maximising windows in multiple monitors

When maximising with multiple monitors, the usual behaviour is only one monitor is filled. But after a recent windows update, maximising fills all screens. Is there a way to stop this so they return ...
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Mouse Pointer Glitch when using Dual Monitors, Win 8.1, Excel 2013, and VBA, Visual Studio. Cursor Drifts

I have been using Windows 8.1 and Excel 2013 and I've been writing a lot of VB for Excel. Also I've been using Visual Studio 2013 on some projects I'm working on. I've searched for this answer and ...
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Four displays for Alienware Aurora

I have an Alienware Aurora (late 2009) desktop and it has a graphics card that lets me hook up two displays to it. What do I need to do to add two more displays for a total of four? I haven't modified ...
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OSX window positions after unplugging & replugging external monitors

I'm running two external monitors off a MacBook Pro with Mavericks. I usually have an iTerm window on each monitor and Chrome on the laptop's built-in display. At the end of the day, I disconnect, ...
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What will I need to add 2 monitors and wireless keyboard to an Inspiron 14z laptop running windows 8 [closed]

My son is in law school and wants the ability to add 2 monitors, a wireless keyboard, and mouse to use when at home. He wants to use two external monitors and not the laptop monitor. I bought ...
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multiple monitors xrandr script fails after 14.10 upgrade

I have been successfully running a script to disable my internal LVDS output and enable VGA and HDMI on my laptop graphics card. The following script has been running in the lightdm screen setup ...
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How to measure input lag of 2 screens in dual screen or mirror mode?

I have a computer with a Radeon HD 7870 graphic card which is plugged to two screens: my main screen (a 24" LCD Hyunday W240D v2) through DVI my TV (50" LCD Samsung UE50ES6100) through HDMI When ...
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Laptop HDMI port not working

I have Sony VAIO laptop with additional monitor connected with HDMI -> DVI cable. Everything seemed to work perfectly fine until today morning. I had computer with own display and second monitor ...
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Enabling on board video (Biostar N61PB-M2S) and GT 610

I'm currently trying to enable the on board video of my mother board and my GT 610 simultaneously so I can add a third monitor to my setup. In my BIOS options there are two modes for the on board ...
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Boot Debain with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Resolution Error: If your resolution is below 1024 x 768…

Rebooted my PC today and when it restarted, one of my screens is stuck in 640 x 480 resolution. As far as I know, nothing updated. The "monitor" I am referring to is a 40" Vizio TV Model number ...
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Connecting a second monitor blanks both displays

On my windows 8.1 computer, when I connect a second monitor the first monitor goes blank (loses signal) and won't come back even if I unplug the second monitor. I can plug either monitor into the ...
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Open windows session of another user this computer on the second monitor

Is it possible to open another windows session, for another user on the same machine, on the second monitor? The reason for me is e.g. to test my application while running in the different sessions, ...
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Windows 7 - Can I “Make text and other items larger or smaller” different on separate displays? The selection applies to all 3 of my monitors

I use three monitors. One is my laptop, and the other two are large Dell monitors. In the "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution" screen, I can change the ...
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GPU to drive three monitors

What do I need to look for in a GPU to ensure it is capable of outputting to three high resolution monitors? To be clear, I want to drive three monitors whose resolution is greater than 1080p. For ...
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Monitors won't display after computer is shut down and started again

I'm having an issue where my monitors won't display anything after I shut down the computer and start it again. The monitors will say "No DVI input" etc. I have found the only way to get them back up ...
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Dual screen in Windows 7 not working

I cloned an image of my desktop to another desktop with the same hardware. I'm connecting 2 DELL Monitors with DVI-I Dual Link, both of them working on POST,CMOS Setup and Windows Loading, but not on ...
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Weird GPU issue with DVI to HMDI

I've had my GTX 550ti for around 3 years and never have I experienced the problem. My computer is fine when I only have my second display in, which is a DVI display. But when I plugin my main monitor ...