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How can I trick Windows 7 into having a second monitor in c++

I have an Intel Graphics Adapter, so I could use the Screen Resolution method said here: Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor to fake a second monitor on my netbook to get CrazyTalk 6 (a ...
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Four monitor setup only with integrated GPU and one discrete graphic card?

I'm thinking about a new PC, paperless office, four monitors would be my choice (I've already got three). For some reasons I'll buy an Intel CPU, which come all (ok, except for server cpus) with an ...
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Recommend a Hardware Setup - Two Machines and Single IO

I need to setup two machines, such that, I can connect all IOs (Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers). Is there any switch, to which I just click and it will swap between both systems, and automatically ...
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Screen resolution hides right part of screen

I was trying to get my second monitor working on XP and I ran into a problem my screen resolution even if it is the normal one hides part of my screen, here is an image: How can I fix this?
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How to configure RealVNC Viewer to display on only specific monitors instead of all monitors?

I am trying to configure RealVNC Viewer on Windows 7 64 bit, to use only 2 out of 3 available displays. I could come across UseAllMonitors option, setting which to true uses all 3 monitors, and not ...
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Text looks terrible on second display

I'm running Windows 8.1 and have two HDMI TVs hooked up to my PC, one I use regularly and one I've just hooked up as an extended display. Problem is, text looks terrible on my second display! I've ...
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i am wondering if i can hook up 2 video cards (SLI ready)

okay so right now i have this card http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=8869861 i want to get a 2nd video card maybe this one ...
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2nd monitor uses brightness setting from main - can't keep changes

Added HP monitor via HDMI to DisplayPort. Have AMD Radeon HD 7450 graphics card. HP monitor picks up default brightness setting from main ASUS VK278Q 27". I can adjust HP via monitor menu manually but ...
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How to tell if my laptop will support a second monitor

I have a Toshiba Satellite P775(given by employer) and google isn't really giving me an answer about multiple monitors. Is there a way to tell if my laptop will support a second external monitor(3 ...
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Is there a way to adjust mouse pointer speed for individual monitors?

Is there a way to adjust the mouse pointer speed for each individual monitor? I'm running two equally sized monitors, one is 4K, the other is 1080p, which means everything on the 1080p monitor is ...
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Trying to set up dual monitors (Won't Detect monitor)

Hi I'm trying to set up dual monitors on my new PC. I bought a dvi to vga converting wire because of the inputs I had on the PC and monitor. So I plug them in and nothing happens.. the monitor turns ...
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yakuake on all screens

I've got a laptop with linux/ubuntu and I attach it to an external monitor or to a projector. I want my yakuake to be shown on all screens, i.e. my laptop screen and the external device. So far I have ...
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Portrait primary display rotates touchpad

I have Windows 7 64bit on a Lenovo T530 laptop (1600x900) with a Lenovo ThinkVision LT2452p monitor (1920x1200). I set up screen resolution like this: Compose displays. Set the primary display to ...
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Laptop doesn't recognize Second monitor

I have a problem with my XPS17. It doesn't recognize monitors when connected, but does recognize TVs. I tried plugging monitors to either the HDMI port or the Mini-DVI port, using an adapter. The ...
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Remote Desktop Connection, 2 layers + Dual monitors

So I'm having to work late tomorrow night and I'm wanting to be able to remote into my work computer and be able to use dual monitors as I normally would AT work. The problem is I can't remote ...
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Down-scaling high-density image for standard density external display

I am hitting the common problem with Windows 7, where a laptop has a high-density internal display, but has a standard-density external display attached. Once the (global) DPI setting in Windows is ...
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RDS Swaps Windows Between Screens In Windows 8

I have a small issue that is really starting to annoy me. I have a machine with multiple displays, 2 in this case. This is one of my main work stations and I frequently have to remote into it from a ...
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Dual Monitors on Optiplex 9020 DT

I am trying to install a second monitor on my Optiplex 9020 DT (I'm using Windows 7 Professional). Both are Dell U2412M Flat Panel Monitors. I have one plugged in using a DVI and one with a VGA, as ...
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How do I configure dual monitors on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430s?

I just got dual monitors set up on my Lenovo laptop. How can I have one instance of Safari running in one monitor and another app open in the second monitor?
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Dual/Extended monitors with VGA + HDMI to DVI

I want to buy two monitors for using with my laptop (without using the laptop's screen) My laptop has VGA and HDMI outputs. 1st scenario: VGA output of laptop -> VGA input of monitor + HDMI output ...
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Monitor dims and brightens responding to… sound in the movie

I got an LG 27" monitor connected to laptop and used as a single monitor and it keeps dimming and brightening back. At first I thought this happened randomly. I checked Windows power settings and set ...
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Display picture jumps once a few minutes

I had flickering on my Acer monitor with this new second-hand Sapphire 7950 Vapor-X I got and I read it was incompatiable with it (DVI to VGA problems). I got a new Samsung one and I made a ...
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Taskbar shows over video when focus goes to other monitor

So i have a dual monitor set up and I have a full screened flash video on the main monitor. If I remove the focus from that video to something that is on my other monitor the task bar pops up on top ...
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Show existing X screen in X window on the other X screen

I'm using linux machine with 3 monitors as separate X screens. One for desktop/control and 2 for full-screen video playback. Playback monitors can't be seen so I need the playback screens "previews" ...
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permanent app position on multi monitor setup

I am currently using a 22" monitor with my 12" laptop docked to its station. Every time I start up or throughout the course of usage, I would like to have Evernote maximized and permanently docked to ...
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NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 344.11?

NVIDIA Driver Helper Service, Version 344.11 started running after i disabled Shield from Control Panel Admin Tools Service & i switched it to manual, It was previously automatic, but I did not ...
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Second monitor goes black after machine reboot

We have some 4th generation Intel NUC machines that we've placed an SSD inside of and attached two of these planar TVs. Each machine is running Windows 8.1. The problem we're running into is that ...
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Windows 10, shortcut to snap windows with multiple monitors (win+arrows)

I am used to press WIN+arrow to snap window to the side of a monitor. If I press it more times, the windows cycles through monitors. E.g. I have to monitors. If I have some window at the arbitrary ...
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Second screen detected but completely blank in Windows 8.1

I've recently bought a new Dell XPS 15 laptop, which contains two graphics cards - Intel HD Graphics 4600 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. It came preinstalled with Windows 8.1, including the driver ...
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Get Boot screen on HDMI rather than DVI

I have a dual monitor setup with a GeForce 750Ti. One monitor uses the DVI port and other uses the HDMI port. I have noticed that while booting, the boot screen is visible on DVI connected monitor. ...
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Fixing Dell XPS 12 High DPI scaling

I have a Dell XPS 12 with a 12.5" Full HD display, extended onto an external 24" WUXGA display. With the default scaling, text on the Dell screen is unreadably small at normal reading distances, while ...
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Can't work extended display

I have been working with 2 screens for a while (Windows 8), as an extended desktop. Everything has been working fine, moving a window or the curser from one screen to the other is no problem. Today I ...
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How can I show the System Tray across multiple monitors in Windows 8.1

In Windows 8.1, the taskbar is shared between all 3 of my monitors but the System Tray only shows up on my monitor that is noted as my "Main Display" in Screen Resolution settings. Is there a way I ...
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Have a HP 8470w, Ubuntu, dual monitors

I have a HP 8470W with a docking station. trying to get dual monitors working in Ubuntu. Any ideas? Currently only the VGA side works.
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How much difference does luminance make in a dual monitor set up?

I am setting up a dual monitors for five people using Windows 7. I want to avoid having two monitors that are so different that they are annoying or hard on the eyes. The current monitor has been ...
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VGA CLUB3D Radeon HD 7770 dvi-i port dead?

I bought a new desktop computer a couple of months ago and it has a VGA CLUB3D Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Core 1GHz RAM GDDR5 4.5GHz 1GB VGA DVI HDMI graphic card mounted (product link: ...
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VGA (D-Sub) for 1920x1200 Monitor

I have 2 1920x1200 monitors of a single model that has DVI, DP and VGA ports. The Graphics card has a DVI, an HDMI and a VGA port. The specs of the card say: Maximum Digital Resolution:2560x1600 ...
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LightDM mysteriously changing monitor layout

Update: The issue seems to stem from LightDM. If I start my session from a TTY using startx, screens are laid out according to xorg.conf. But if I do sudo start lightdm, screens become linear even ...
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Win 8 full hd laptop with second non-hd screen

I have just recently purchased new laptop with full hd screen. Resolution is 1920 x 1080 screen size is 14". Before someone starts freaking out, I do not understand why people saying they wouldn't ...
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Graphic Card Affinity

I have a DELL Inspiron 15R 5537. It has "switchable graphics" since it has two video cards, the Intel HD 4400 Graphics Card and the AMD Radeon 8850M. Now the Catalyst Control Center's "Configure ...
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Positioning a big monitor ergonomically [closed]

Searching the the web for information about viewing angles for monitors, I only come up with information (like OSHA) that was published before 24" was standard, and 30"-40" and multiple monitors was ...
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sapphire r270 not running 3rd monitor

I can not seem to get three monitors to run on my new card. I have one running via VGA, the other HDMI, but the third Display port to VGA does not seem to work. Any help is appreciated!
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How to stop my application windows being moved when my computer goes to sleep in Windows 8?

Each time I turn back my dual screen on, I find my windows in a complete mess, their position and their size have all changed and are all gathered in my main screen. It appears that something ...
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Getting Windows 8 to display different pictures on each display desktop

Until today, my computer has always run a slideshow on my dual screen desktop. Each screen would display a different picture, and would change alternately. In other words, if the picture was set to ...
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No VGA Output please assist

I have been stuck on a problem for a couple of days now. A friend of mine's Laptop (Lenovo G560) was being used to connect to a projector daily - She is a teacher. She plugged a students phone into ...
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Block mouse from secondary monitor [duplicate]

How can I prevent the mouse from entering a secondary monitor, in Windows 7? I want to restrict mouse movement to be only within the primary monitor. Ideally I would also like to prevent ...
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3 Monitor display on a AMD A8-6600k

I have an AMD A8-6600k. I can extend my display using VGA and HDMI. Vga to my widescreen lcd, and HDMI to my TV. I am a programmer and I needed to test resolutions from the TV, and monitor. One of my ...
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Windows 8.1 second monitor large with low resolution

I am running Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo Y50. I am connecting to a Lenovo LS2023 20" Wide external monitor and I am having some trouble with getting the displays to scale properly. The Y50 is a 15.6" ...
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Best Way to Connect 3 Computers to Peripherals

I'm trying to find my best, low-latency option for connecting three computers. Generally, this wouldn't be an issue, but I see no way to do what I'm looking to do without having to plug/unplug cords ...
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In Windows 8, how do I get an application to connect audio to newly attached audio output device?

At work I am using Windows8.1 on a lap top. I have firefox running and select a video on the web to watch, so far it is working good. Now I plug in the HDMI to TV, and tell the computer to mirror the ...