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Do HDMI splitters always work? Or is it a GPU compatibility?

I want to buy the geforce gtx 750 ti GPU. I have an hdtv and I'm buying an hd monitor. But the gpu only has one hdmi port. I would just put my tv on dvi but it doesn't have a dvi port. Only hdmi and ...
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Multiple Displays with Multiple Resolutions causing sticky edges at part of the monitor in Ubuntu with Unity

My left monitor is a laptop monitor, at 1366 by 768. My right monitor is a good monitor, at 1920 by 1080. When trying to go from the big one to the small one at the bottom edge my cursor sticks ...
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Adjust pixel format for an external display in OS X on iMac (early 2013)

I just replaced a custom build desktop with a new iMac (early 2013 model). One of my external monitors that I use needs a different pixel format than the one currently set as default in OS X. On the ...
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Dual monitors — Control from which edge the cursor appears at

Let me explain better. I have dual monitors. When I move my mouse toward the right edge on my primary monitor and then move it over the edge, the mouse appears on the left edge on the second monitor ...
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Surface Pro 2 DisplayPort 1.2 since recent update

I'm using the Surface Pro 2 and two Dell U2414H Displays connected via DaisyChain (Displayport to first monitor and then from the first monitor to the second monitor). This worked a long time, but I ...
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Multiple screens plus HDTV, can't get all 3 working

Bought a new PC on the weekend and installed the ATI Radeon 4350 card from the old computer. Running 64-bit Windows 7. Came with Intel HD 4600. So the old computer had 2 Dell monitors connected in ...
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laptop monitor for desktop computer

i do not have a monitor for my desktop, but I need to use it for my sewing software, this is not for dual monitors. I only want my laptop for a monitor to use my desktop items. I bought the dell ...
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Displayport 1.2 Daisychain Hub - which keywords to search? [on hold]

While attempting to look for a device that allows me to drive multiple monitors from my single Displayport (1.2), I noticed that most search results were splitters that merely duplicate the input ...
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Screen burn in monitor when connected to an iMac, but not when connected to a PC

When I connect a DELL U2713HM ULTRASHARP 27" as a secondary display for my iMac (DisplayPort), after less than 20 minutes i get horrible burn in; but the same setup (same brightness even, through DVI) ...
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Multiple Monitor woes - Windows 8, my monitor, or my ASUS ROG laptop?

I'm really having some major issues with my setup and I'm not sure where the problem is. I'm not a hardware/Windows expert (I'm a web dev), so I need to get some advice. Late last year, I purchased ...
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How to get a panoramic image to take up two monitors

I have two moniters and wanted to know how to get a panoramic image or really wide image to take up both Moniters. Is this possible if so how would I go about accomplishing this?
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Surface 2 Pro Win 8.1 and two external monitrs

Went through similar questions already asked, but nothign to help, so here I go: We have four Surface Pro 2 and one Surface Pro tablet. I have HP port replicator pr3005 (USB 3 version) to set all ...
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Nvidia 2D surround not showing up in control panel

I hooked up my old monitor today and now want to configure it so that I can use both of my monitors in games. I've Googled the issue and found that one is supposed to configure Surround in the ...
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Loss of resolution support with HDMI to VGA converter

I purchased a new Lenovo S510P Touch earlier this year, after my Dell was stolen. When I got it, I realised that there was no VGA port, which made me facepalm at a regulated rate. So, I got myself an ...
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Dell XPS 8500 w Nvidia GeForce 620 goes dark

I moved my system up one floor in my apartment and now video display turns off every 15 mins or so. I've done diagnostics, I've swapped out different configs. Trying to run a Dell 27 in and drive my ...
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Scale second monitor on mac

I have a macbook pro and a second monitor connected. Resolution of monitor is 1920x1080, i would like to scale image on second monitor. Is it possible to scale extended monitor on MAC OS? Like 150% / ...
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Screensaver on only one monito in dual monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup on Windows 7 with monitor 1 and monitor 2. I have a very specific need. When monitor 2 is unused for 3 minutes I want monitor 2 to display a screensaver and I still want ...
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Connecting 4 monitors to a Radeon HD 6850

Is it possible to hook up 4 monitors to a Radeon HD 6850? Mostly for web and mobile development, so performance is not a big issue here. I have two monitors already hooked up via DVI. I know we can't ...
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How do I suspend/unsuspend Ubuntu 14.04 on an X230 with an external display without corrupting the display configuration?

I have a Lenovo X230. I have an external display connected to it via the minidisplay port using a minidisplay to HDMI cable. I have configured the internal and external displays to be enabled and ...
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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Will 2 x Radeon HD 5450 support 3 monitors?

I have a PC with Radeon HD 5450 that has DVI, HDMI and VGA ports (i.e. no display port). I also have recently acquired (at no cost to me) a third monitor. To my huge disappointment the video card ...
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How can I temporarily disable or mask a few selected monitors without shuffling the application's windows?

I have a few monitors connected to my laptop and I sometimes want to focus on just one or two monitor without being disturbed by the other monitors. Is there any way in Windows 7 to temporary disable ...
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How can I change on which monitor a program opens?

Adobe Reader always starts on my second monitor, how can I change that so that it opens on my first monitor. I prefer not using a third party program.
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DisplayPort 1.2 (Daisy-Chain) over normal DisplayPort cable

I want to daisy chain two DisplayPort 1.2 Monitors and need to know if I can use normal DisplayPort cables? On all Display Port cables I see the specification of maximum resolution WQXGA (2560 x ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 uknown external display low resolution

I have fresh-installed Ubuntu 14.04 over the weekend on my Dell E6520. The nouveau driver didn't allow me to use maximum resolution for my laptop display. Switching to the nvidia (proprietary, tested) ...
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All windows moving back to primary monitor after waking up from sleep

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop, and I put my laptop to sleep whenever I am not using it. But, upon resuming, all of the windows that were on the desktop on my secondary monitor ...
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2 monitors - different resolutions - cursor between monitors

Wasn't even sure how do I google this. I am using the laptop screen (1366x768) and an external screen (1920x1080). Is there some way/setting to change the screen height at which the cursor goes to the ...
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Force a window to open on the monitor it was launched from

Setup: 3 Monitors DisplayFusion for the extra task bars on secondary / tertiary monitors Win7 Problem: On my my main monitor (Monitor 1) with the authentic Windows task bar, I have a visual ...
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Need a DVI-D/HDMI KVM solution for my 2-computer/2 monitor setup [closed]

I've got two identical monitors supporting DVI-D+HDMI+DisplayPort inputs, a pc supporting x1 DisplayPort & x1 VGA outputs, and a laptop with x1 VGA and x2 DisplayPort outputs via docking station. ...
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How can I configure UltraMon so that UltraMon taskbars are in the same order than the Windows taskbar?

Windows 7 cannot natively display a taskbar to each of my monitors, so I use UltraMon's multi-taskbars feature. How can I configure UltraMon so that the applications in the UltraMon taskbars are in ...
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Multi-Monitor Taskbars with UltraMon: showing the Start Button and the Tray Icons

I use UltraMon to duplicate the taskbar across several monitors. Is there any way to show the Start Button and the Tray Icons on each taskbar like we can do with DisplayFusion Taskbars? I use ...
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debug cuda graphics card using onboard graphics

In a setup where there is a discrete graphics card such as a GTX TITAN with the Intel 4790k processor, The onboard graphics Intel HD 4600 is automatically disabled, Is there any way both graphics ...
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Can a bad LCD cause the HDMI to not work?

Recently, one of my laptops have had its LCD go bad: a lot of flickering, colourful lines will appear (the more wellknown version of this problem is that the LCD displays one or several horizontal, ...
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Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop and Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.05

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two interfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Options for external monitors on dual booting laptop with only VGA and HDMI

About a year ago I purchased a fancy new core i7 SSD laptop with nvidia optimus geforce 660M. It's still dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu flawlessly. There's one major problem though - the lack of ...
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DVI Thinkpad monitors through Intel on Dock

Hardware is an Thinkpad T520 with Optimus technology. Video Cards: Nvidia NVS 4200M Intel 3000 HD Dock: Mini dock 433810U With this dock + laptop combination, the external displays are not ...
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Which graphic card for multiple monitors on linux without xinerama?

I have a 3 24" monitors, setup with 2 in portrait mode and 1 horizontal ( |-| ) connected to 2 NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 and I'm running Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit (Cinnamon 2.2.13). The configuration works ...
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How to use extended monitor with different image on each monitor

How can I use extended monitor set of two HP- EM869A [has Two connectors: one 15-pin mini D-sub analog VGA and one DVI-D (VGA analog or digital)] with my Gateway DX4840-37. I have one vga and one HDMI ...
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Are there any performance improvements when both internal and dedicated GPUs are used simultaneously?

I'm using both internal and dedicated GPUs together using UEFI motherboard to drive multiple monitors (2 connected to MSI r7770 and one to Intel® HD Graphics 4600). What is this technology? How does ...
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Macbook Pro second monitor resolution hack?

I've just bought an mini-display to VGA today and attached my monitor to my Macbook Pro to use as an extended screen. Unfortunately the highest resolution available for my second monitor is not high ...
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Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)

I have three screens connected: Two 1920x1200 screens that I do not want DPI scaled. 1 4K screen that I do want to scale. Currently, if I set a 1920x1200 screen to be my "main" display, and then ...
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Resolution - Why does an LCD TV look ugly as a monitor?

I extended my desktop to my 32" Emmerson LCD TV and set my resolution to the native 1366x760 which is 720P but things still look "ugly". The text is by far not as crisp as a monitor, however a 720p ...
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When I turn 1 monitor off it gets disabled

This problem has only just happened everything was working fine for about 6 months when I got the three monitors. Everything was set up correctly no problems at all but now I do. All three monitors ...
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Is it possible to retain multi monitor settings when one monitor is “unplugged”?

Background Info I recently completed a new 'Home Theater' setup in our new house. In the living room I have a TV and sound bar, and in my office on the other side of the wall I have my PC (running ...
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windows 7 virtual desktop bind them to different monitor

i'm working with virtual desktop on windows 7 using this utility: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881 and it works fine but now I want bind virtual desktop to a different monitor. ...
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External monitors and Bootcamp on a Retina Display MacBook Pro (aka, resolution issues and pixel density)

I am attempting to use an external Acer monitor (1920x1080 max res.) with my OS X Mavericks Retina display (2880x1800). In Windows 7 (through Bootcamp), the OS looks great on the Retina display of my ...
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How to enable FDI to use both integrated and PCIe dedicated video graphics card at the same time?

First of all, please don't say that it's a repeat and all that. I know that the question is somewhat same but no one asked about how to enable Intel FDI (Flexible Display interference). I have core ...
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Dialog boxes appear on wrong screen after standby

I have 2 monitors. The right one is my largest, primary monitor. I have a smaller, secondary monitor to the left. Normally, dialog boxes appear on the same monitor as the application that spawns them ...
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Where to find out which GPU supports how many monitors at which resolution?

I'm having a hard time finding an answer to the above problem. For instance, when I go to the NVIDIA manufacturers website, I'll get answers like: Multi Monitor: 4 displays Maximum Digital ...
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Does using extend use up additional resources when screen is off?

To elaborate, I have a second screen plugged in through HDMI for when I watch TV. If I have the screen off while still plugged in with my choice being Extend for multiple monitor mode, will that use ...