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how do i get my taskbar back without rebooting (multiple monitors)

after i start/restart my Win8.1 laptop with an external monitor on HDMI, the taskbar is on both monitors. The only difference is that on the laptop display, the notification area, a.k.a. "the tray" ...
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How do I change which monitor my computer uses at boot?

I have two monitors connected to my PC: One computer monitor via DisplayPort and a TV via HDMI. The TV isn't in the same room as my PC, so it's pretty tough to select which operative system to launch ...
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Single r9 290 and 3 u2515h monitors

I am currently running 2 r9 290's in xfire powering 3 1080p u2311h monitors. As i do not game anywhere near as much as I thought I would, I am selling one of the r9 290's. My question is, can 1 r9 ...
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How to add two additional monitors to laptop via USB or HDMI?

I have an Acer 15 V Nitro with 3 USB ports and 1 HDMI port. I would like to, if possible, add an additional two monitors that would each function as a separate screen and have the laptop monitor ...
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Control Multi Monitor content per monitor, nvidia card

I've got setup of two Nvidia GT610 cards, and three monitors in total. I am able to extend/project my desktop to other monitors via Control Panel easily, however since all monitors are not visible to ...
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2 externals monitors on dell e6510 (nvida 3100m)

I have laptop dell lattitude e6510. It has nvidia 3100m display chip. System is Windows 7 x64 and I've installed the newest drivers from dell. I can't run required configuration: work on 2 external ...
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Terrible Clarity on Secondary Monitor — Win7, Nvidia

I'm a long time Linux user and have minimal experience with Windows. That being said, I bought a Nvidia GT 730 and Windows 7 Ultimate yesterday to play a new game. This doesn't have anything to do ...
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“Show desktop” on dual display setup hides windows from second display [duplicate]

My problem is that "Show desktop" button: minimizes active windows on both displays. How can I make it minimize windows just from the display I where I clicked it? For example I have Spotify ...
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Connecting 2 Monitors to Radeon HD 6450

i have a pretty old and slow PC with a build in Radeon HD 6450. I checked and there are 3 possible connections: HDMI, DVI-Sub, VGA (i hope i am correct here). I do have a very, very old (10+ years) ...
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Three monitor gaming with two different video cards

I have a Radeon 7450 HD with a DVI monitor connected and a Intel HD 4000 with a DVI and a VGA monitor connected on my machine. I'm running both of them with the three monitors extended in Windows 8.1, ...
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Why won't my putty window stay aero snapped?

I have a two monitor win 7 setup, and typically run with three putty sessions open in separate windows. I have one snapped to the LHS of my LHS monitor, one snapped to the RHS of my LHS monitor and ...
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Upgraded to Retina MacBook Pro and now text on my external display is “haloed”

I just upgraded from a 2011 MacBook Air to a new Retina MacBook Pro, and I use an external display (Acer K272HUL, via a Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort cable). All text on the new display (everything ...
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hooking up 2 additional monitor to my Dell inspiron 1525

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 running windows 7 that has a VGA plug and A HDMI plug and would like to hook up two monitors plus the laptop monitor for the total of 3 extended displays. Can it be done ...
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Extending Panel for Multiple Monitor on Cinnamon desktop running on Ubuntu

I've done some research on Cinnamon's panels supporting multiple monitors. It looks like I need 2.6 to create panels on each monitor. I only have the 2.4.x desktop running on top of Ubuntu. Is there ...
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Gnome 3.14: disable background painting

The question has been asked for older versions but it looks like none of the solutions work anymore: In the GNOME desktop environment, how do I prevent it from drawing a desktop? Background: I have ...
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DVI-D and VGA monitors with only one output port that is DVI-D [closed]

I have an LG Flatron W2253VP and an HP vs17 monitors that I want to connect to my bare-bones kit computer with only a DVI-D output. I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with an AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core ...
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Monitors flicker when hdmi connected TV turns on

I have my 3 main monitors and a large TV screen connected to my computer with HDMI. When I turn on the TV screen all my screens just flicker once and I lose the screens for a few seconds. The flicker ...
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Monitor goes black

I've connected a second monitor to my laptop and it was working well for a few months, but recently sometimes when I'm doing ordinary stuff it goes black for a few second and comes back to normal. I ...
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Driving 6 4K monitors off of one card

There was a time when Radeon made those Eyefinity hards with 6x mini-DP ports. I have one of those, but think it's time to finally upgrade everything to 4K, and I still want six screens. So my ...
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Convert hdmi to dvi to vga [duplicate]

I'm trying to hook up a projector that only has an VGA input to my laptop that has only an HDMI output. I would like to avoid spending extra money on a HDMI to VGA converter box, is it possible to do ...
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Dual Monitor Color Issue

My monitor is connected to my laptop via HDMI. The color on the monitor in dual screen is a bit weird. It's kinda yellowish. I tried changing the color on the monitor itself, doesn't help. When I went ...
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Cant select which HDMI/DisplayPort monitor to output sound to

I've been banging my head against this issue ever since I got a third monitor. I have searched all over and can't seem to find anyone having the same issue. Currently I resort to physically ...
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Is there a way to create “logical” monitors without sacrificing performance?

I'm in an odd situation, where it would be beneficial to be able to take a single 3840x1080 monitor and have Windows treat it as if it was actually two 1920x1080 monitors - one as the Windows ...
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Windows 8.1: Login on one monitor, Start/Metro on the other

PROBLEM I'm on Windows 8.1. I have two monitors. I'll call them A and B. On A, I want: - Start/Metro screen On B, I want: - Login screen I don't care where applications spawn. So does anyone ...
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Installed drivers and Windows 7 still cannot detect HP 2011x monitor

I have 2 monitors and each are plugged into a dvi port on my videocard. HP 2011x HP 20xi I downloaded and installed each driver from the HP website, restarted, same issue. Then I downloaded the HP ...
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DisplayPort monitor keeps “disconnecting”, but is still detected

Currently I have 3 monitors on an Sapphire R9 280x Overclocked GPU. One is connected through DVI, one through VGA, and one through an active Display port adapter to DVI. I've had this setup for a week ...
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Asus N551JK and no. of external monitors

How many external monitors can the notebook Asus n551jk cn104d support? The notebook has a geforce 850m graphics card with alternate intel hd graphics It has one HDMI and one mini display port, but ...
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How do I configure color temperature of Dell monitors with more granularity than their default menu provides?

I have two Dell u2415 monitors daisy chained via Displayport 1.2 through my Microsoft Surface. It works great with one small hitch. The monitors are have slightly different color calibrations from ...
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mid 2010 Apple MacBook Pro 13" mini display port split via Belkin adapter into two VGA connections, not detected

I brought a Belkin adapter for my mid 2010 MacBook Pro 13 inch. It turns the mini display port into two VGA connections ...
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Can Only Maximize on One Monitor

I had some problems getting both of my monitors (my laptop's and an external), but I got them resolved (see Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics) and now both ...
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Windows 8.1 Lenovo W540 Monitor won't wake up

I've been searching all over to find solution to this ridiculous problem of monitor going to sleep and not awaking when I touch any button. The only solution is to reboot... Here's what I've tried: ...
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Ubuntu Multi-monitor window placement issues

I have had this really annoying problem with Ubuntu 14.10 causing windows to open on the wrong monitor. This can happen when opening programs but it is more noticeable when opening a window of a ...
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VNC just one screen from Windows to Mac

I'm looking to connect to a Mac system via VNC from a Windows system, but am looking for the feature similar to what is present in Apple Remote Desktop where I can choose which screen to show. The ...
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How to limit “Windows ProbIem Steps recorder” to a single monitor?

The Problem Steps Recorder (psr.exe) in Windows 7 and newer is a great tool to quickly record something on youe system. It takes screen shots of whatever you are doing. But I have four monitors and ...
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HP EliteBook Folio 9470m Displayport

I have an issue with a HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, when the laptop boots out of the docking station and I then connect the laptop to the docking station with an external monitor connected to the docking ...
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Is it possible to do keystroke broadcasting across a LAN on a Macintosh?

I have done the keystroke broadcasting in Windows like if I press any key in one PC the same key will be broadcast to another PC on the LAN. I wonder if there is anyway to use the same technique on a ...
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Firefox moves to monitor with mouse when activated? (e.g alt-tab)

On Linux, (Fedora 21), when I activate firefox through alt-tab, it tends to move the window to the monitor that the mouse is on. This is somewhat annoying because I actually use firefox mostly via ...
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Dell Inspiron laptop CPU heating up on connecting to full hd monitor

I have Dell Inspiron 14 3421 laptop. It has display resolution of 1366x768. I have connected HP 22fi IPS full hd monitor to this laptop. But i have noticed that every time i connect the monitor, the ...
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DVI-D to VGA adapter doesn't seem to work

I have got two DVI-D DualLink Male to VGA female adapters and a Graphics card with with HDMI, VGA and two DVI-D outputs. When I plug my VGA monitors into the adapters then into the video card, they ...
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How do I get my laptop to recognise the new monitor so it displays correctly with Dell U2410?

I have a HP Pavilion Laptop. The monitor is broken. I have plugged in a Dell U2410 monitor with a HDMI plug. The display is too large I have tried changing the different resolutions but cant get it ...
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How to mirror and scale display?

Imagine a primary display at 1920x1200. Now connect a secondary display at 1024x768. How do you configure Windows 8.1 do scale the 1920x1200 picture to 1024x768 and display that on the secondary ...
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Icons in System Tray in Taskbars mirrored by DisplayFusion

How can I configure DisplayFusion so that the Windows Taskbars on the non-primary monitors have the same number of rows for the icons in the System Tray than on Windows Taskbar on the primary monitor? ...
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Extended display over three monitors, on lenovo G580

I have a laptop with a HDMI and a D-sub (VGA) output. I have two external monitors, and my laptop detects all three monitors (including its own), but can extend the desktop to only 2 of them (any ...
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Slide show in dual monitor system?

I have heard about using dual monitors in pc so that you can work smoothly. I would like to use it in a function, I will be connecting a projector to a windows laptop(win 7 or later). I have to show a ...
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Windows 8.1 after unlocking screen windows are all in one screen

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro with 2 monitors. Most of the time, I am in "Desktop" mode. I have my open windows spread between the two monitors. Some windows in one screen and some windows in the other ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 not working in dual monitor mode

I’m having problems getting my dual monitor setup working in my Linux Mint 17.1 setup. There is a display app under the system menu and when I run it, it says I have two monitors (it even knows the ...
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Multiple monitors on Intel HD graphics both duplicate and extended displays

I have a Lenovo W540 running Windows 7, which has both the Intel HD 4600 graphics (primary) and an Nvidia Quadro K1100M card using Nvidia's Optimus driver. The displays are run through the HD driver. ...
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Dell laptop recognizes external monitor but does not display

We have a new-ish Dell Latitude E6430s laptop that has experienced all sorts of problems. Right now, it appears to be working more or less fine, except... When it's plugged in to the dock, nothing ...
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Windows 8.1 Gigabyte GTX 750 dual HDMI monitors only 1 plays sound

I am using Gigabyte GTX 750 which supports dual HDMI out. I have both HDMI cords going to my dual monitor setup (one cord per monitor). The monitors have built in speakers that sound decent so I want ...
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How much extra workload would I assign the GPU if I choose to duplicate the screen instead of a single monitor?

As per my very little knowledge about computer graphics, I think the effect would be minimal. The reason is, given that the two screens has the same resolution, the pixel calculations are done exactly ...