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Dual Monitor Slideshows

So I have dual monitors and I'd like to run a slideshow on one window while the other stays active so I can still do stuff on it. I know that you can move the slideshow across the monitors with ...
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ClearType settings per-screen

I am a bit confused about the per-screen ClearType settings. Some people say ClearType can not be turned off for a single screen in a dual-monitor setup, but a PowerToy is able to change the ClearType ...
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Squares appear on monitor, computer shuts down, on reboot there are red dots

I was playing a game, when it froze and squares appeared all over the screen. The computer shut down, and on reboot, there are lots of red dots all over the screen, the second monitor doesn't seem to ...
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pcmanfm display desktop in a ackward fashion when using side-by-side multihead/multiple monitors

I have my laptop, and I pluged an LCD monitor to it, followed a couple of tutorials for my GNU/Linux distro on how to do multiheading properly and everything is good. BUT, PCManFM. PCManFM provides ...
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Using OS X 10.9 Mavericks's new mutliple monitor setup, has anyone discovered a way to keep the dock on the main screen?

I have actually seen this question posted all over the internet. It sounds like literally everyone is annoyed with how the dock hops from monitor to monitor. I would estimate that more than 95% of the ...
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Is there a way to have the Windows 8 start screen displayed on both monitors?

I have 2 monitors, when I open the start screen it does only open on 1 monitor. Is there a way to have the start screen displayed on both monitors at the same time (like an extended start screen)?
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Virtualbox - Change virtual screen/host screen via command line

So, I've got two scripts to run a virtual machine in either single or dual monitor mode. I have two monitors, and occasionally want to dedicate both to a VM as opposed to 1-host/1-vm. Here are the two ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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One computer, switch between four monitors?

I don't have a powered standing desk - instead I have a fixed standing desk next to a regular desk. I currently have two monitors on the standing desk attached to the computer. I'd like to add another ...
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XPS L502x with external DellST2210 24“ LCD which won't play sound, while external ASUS VH242H 24” LCD will

MY CONFIGURATION I have an XPS L502x hooked up to 2 external monitors: Dell ST2210 connected via to my only HDMI port no adapters on either end of the cable HDMI cable from back of laptop to HDMI ...
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Bad image on a 32" FullHD TV

I bought a 32" Full HD TV max res: 1920x1080 works really well I have it connected to my notebook via mini HDMI cable. It's super for watching TV shows or playing games but for working it's just ...
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Two monitors do not work on GTX 570

Okay, I recently bought another widescreen. Got dual link DVI cord also. Set up is like this: 2 x BenQ 2420HDB Single link DVI and Dual Link DVI ( both and digital ) MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III OC ...
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My Acer Extensa 5635ZG won't boot on my secondary display [AOC D7535Ph]

At the moment i have my laptop display cracked beyond recognition, and decided to buy a 23" full hd display instead of repairing my display [about same price range at that time]. The problem is not ...
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Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultra laptop with the latest update to Windows 8.1. I am using an additional digital monitor with the same nominal resolution (1080p) as the laptop, but much larger in size ...
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Monitor layout continues to reset back

I have a problem with my monitor setup. I have one 23in(monitor1) and one 32in HDTV(monitor2). Both 1080p. monitor1 is cabled with DVI, and monitor2 is cabled with VGA using a DVI to VGA adapter at ...
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USB Switch seems cause monitor brightness to fluctuate

Anyone else have this issue? I have a TrendNet USB switch connected to my laptop and I use display extend to have 2 monitors. Sometimes I see the screen brightness flicker. I reduced my frame rate ...
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Unable to change resolution on multiple monitors

My Dell Latitude 5420 supports multiple resolutions when it is not connected to any additional displays (As someone would normally expect). But when it is connected to other displays (Note: Only when ...
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How to connect two displays to laptop and keep laptop display on as well?

I have a laptop and two monitors. I need to use all of them and have three displays. Current settings in Windows only allows me to extend one display and keep one as a main display. Does anyone know a ...
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pc boot sequence and bios duplicate on dual monitors

Hi I just came across this problem after disconnecting everything from my computer for cleaning purpose. after reconnecting everything back the boot sequence and bios screen is cloned on both of my ...
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Windows 8 Mail on secondary monitor

How can i set the Windows 8 Mail application to start up on my secondary screen? I've installed 'Actual Monitors' for this purpose, but because i can't find an actual path to the application, 'Actual ...
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Use two external monitor with a laptop

I will buy a new lapop (Asus 550LB-XO034D) which has a VGA and one HDMI output. Could I use my laptop with two external monitors? I want them to extend the desktop (so I dont want an duplicated, same ...
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second monitor causes graphics suttering

i'm running hp probook 450 with win 8.1 64bit when i connect a second monitor(philips 234cl) through the HDMI port, the laptop monitor stutters every 15 seconds or so, and the newly connected monitor ...
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Which VGA was used when i have 2 VGA attach to my PC?

Just some short question here. I have 2 VGA card attached for my 2 monitor, let said VGA 1 & VGA 2. VGA 1 was connected to monitor A & VGA 2 connected to monitor B. If i play game and ...
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How to make applications open on the correct monitor when using multiple monitors?

I'm using Windows 8.1, which has much better multiple monitor support than Windows 7 (sort of). However when I'm in a full-screen app on one monitor, and I go to the Start menu on the other and open a ...
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Shift key disabled using Windows 8 running in Virtualbox, with multiple monitors

I have windows 8 installed in VirtualBox - running on linux. I also have multiple monitors. When I extend my display over both monitors, my shift key stops working. I can still access capital ...
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I have 4 monitors connected running windows. Seeking utility/mod of taskbar to display on 2 monitors only, and not on all 4 Monitors

Trying to find a solution for the following: I been using +7 taskbar tweaker for options such as ability to customize group groups or unpin certain tabs from groups and option to display seconds In ...
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dual monitor: how to drag browser to external monitor?

I connected an external monitor to a HDMI socket on my laptop running fedora. When I move my mouse to the rightmost the mouse will be visible on the external monitor. I can drag terminal to the ...
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One of multiple monitors has wrong orientation

I am using win 7 with dual monitors Brand new Dell computer I hit a key or keys accidentally and now my left monitor is correctly orientated but my left monitor is upside down. I am sure the fix is ...
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2nd Samsung monitor sometimes goes stand-by after Windows-7 restarted

My system is Windows-7 64-bit DELL OPTIPLEX desktop and two Samsung SyncMaster SA850T 27" monitors. Sometimes, every half dozen restarts of Windows-7, the 2nd monitor is black, with its blue LED ...
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Laptop with 3 or more extended monitors

Hey there so i was thinking of a way to get more that 2 monitors on my system as i work more i see the need for monitor space more found this while was searching the net but the problem is that ...
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Windows 7 says that I have three displays connected, however I only have two

I recently connected a second monitor to my computer but it is saying that I have got 3 connected when I obviously don't. It looks like this:
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DP 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport (MST) on Triple Monitor Setup

I am planning to connect three Dell 24" monitors (U2414H) monitors together using the display port 1.2 MST feature. I was wondering: If I chain them together using normal DP plugs and then use a ...
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Alienware 14 won't reboot with lid closed - Window 7

System is only two week old. My PC is connected to a Samsung HD monitor via HDMI. The lid of the PC is closed when connected to the external monitor. When I reboot the system with the lid closed, ...
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Can multiple screens be connected to a computer and treat like one screen? [duplicate]

Suppose I have 9 screens put together like a square or a rectangle or any shape, and I want to display one image, but this image should be separate to 9 parts, each part will be shown on one screen ...
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Cannot extend desktop onto second monitor all of the sudden

I have a Dell XPS 8300 on Windows 7 with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 graphic card. I also have two Dell St2420L monitors. This computer is almost always on and of course when not in use an screen saver ...
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Can i play 2 instances of a game at the same time?

I have a friend who comes to my place often but i only have 1 pc so i was wondering if it was possible to play 2 games at once on two separate screens. I have 24 gb of ram, a 3.5-3.9 ghz quad core cpu ...
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Can this be something else than a defect graphic card?

Since a few days I'm experiencing strong issues with my ATI Radeon HD 7870. Often while playing games my two monitors turn into weird artefacts (with ongoing music for a moment) and then stay like ...
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How to sync two monitors and a projector together to display the same game while controlling the recording it from one of the two computer monitors?

I want to display MK9 on a projector and a computer monitor on which the game will be played by two people and record it from a second monitor. All devices will be hooked up to the administrative ...
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How can one seamlessly utilize two computers via dual monitors and a single keyboard / mouse? [closed]

I have a Toshiba laptop with docking station connected to two LCD monitors. I have a Dell workstations currently not attached to any monitors. I'd like to use the laptop for general office work and ...
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Linux + Windows on kvm-switch. Windows works, Linux does not

I have a dual-port, dual-dvi kvm ( dual dvi monitors for 2 computers ). One port is for Windows 7/64, the other port is Linux Mint/64. Windows almost always works, meaning I get hot, dual-screen ...
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External monitors don't work with docked laptop unless laptop screen is on first

The Problem I have a Lenovo T440p with Intel HD 4600 graphics in addition to NVIDIA GeForce GE 730M. I have a docking station with DVI-D, HDMI, VGA, and two DisplayPort outputs. I am using the ...
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Is it possible to have different cleartype and color settings in a multimonitor setup in Windows 8?

I just bought a Samsung 24C300HS and I have it connected to a Surface Pro. The color settings are horrible. I used windows' "Calibrate color" to adjust the color and clearType settings and with that ...
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No image via hdmi with Samsung laptop and Windows 8

I could use a little help with this. If got a brand new Samsung NP550P7C-T09BE which I hook up to my 32LG3000 TV via HDMI. The same cable and same TV used to work just fine with my previous Compaq ...
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How is GPU affinity decided in a Multi-GPU configuration?

In a Win 7 system with multiple different video cards (NON-SLI and NON-CROSSFIRE), how is decided GPU affinity? So you have 2 totally different video cards, each with it's own display and you launch ...
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Flickering/flashing screen on laptop when using HDMI-splitter

I have a new laptop and I've connected it to a HDMI-splitter because I want to mirror the laptop screen on to two separate tv's. Both are connected through 15 m HDMI-Cables but goes together in a ...
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Secondary screen shut off on “second screen only”

I've got laptop + secondary extended screen lg 29', and I'm working on the secondary screen. It is good when I press fn + key to switch screen and "second screen only" and laptop screen is shutting ...
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Secondary monitor is not correct resolution

I have an ASUS K53E laptop running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with Intel HD 3000 graphics. The resolution of the main monitor on my laptop is 1366x768. I plugged in a secondary monitor at the VGA port and ...
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Windows 8.1 extending displays

I have an old Inspiron 6400. I want to be able to extend/duplicate my display over to another monitor, but am unable to do so. I can use either of the monitors when I activate CRT/LCD switch on the ...
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I can't connect external monitor through hdmi port to my notebook

I have MSI ex623, I want to connect an external monitor through its HDMI port, but when I connect it nothing happens. Any ideas?
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Change necessary mouse speed to get mouse cursor to monitor with smaller resolution

I use two monitors (22" and 27") with windows 7. They differ in screen resolution that's why there's always a part of the bigger monitor "overlapping" the smaller one. To pass this overlapping part ...