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19 views

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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2answers
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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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0answers
17 views

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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2answers
41 views

Laptop screen turn blank after windows 8 boot logo

I recently installed Windows 8 on a Dell Inspiron (N5110) laptop which had been previously running Windows 7 Ultimate. After the installation the laptop restarted, displaying the windows 8 logo ...
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1answer
30 views

Windows Image Preview on a Second Screen with a different Resolution

I have the following: Windows 8 Laptop (16:9 ratio display) Projector (4:3 ratio display) Projector Screen (4:3 ratio) A load of JPGs I am trying to show the JGPs as a slide show on the projector ...
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0answers
15 views

Snapping a window vertically makes it expand up both monitors

I have two 1920x1080 monitors arranged on top of each other. When I snap a window that is in the bottom monitor to the bottom edge of that monitor, it expands so the window takes all the way from ...
0
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1answer
742 views

Windows 8.1 Desktop background turns black upon closing personalization settings w/ external monitor

I'm having some trouble changing the desktop background for my external monitor on windows 8.1. For setting the background on just my laptop, I can right click the picture and hit 'set as desktop ...
2
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1answer
174 views

Multi-monitor support for Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1 on a new Dell XPS laptop. I have attached a second screen via HDMI cable, and configured Windows to "extend the display". All of that is working fine. Now, I'd like to ...
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0answers
143 views

Turning off other monitors on lock screen in Windows 8.1

In Windows 7, when the PC got locked, the lock screen appeared on the primary monitor and all other monitors connected to the PC got turned off. (With "turning off", I don't mean turning off per se, ...
0
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1answer
25 views

Is it possible for a single process to take control of multiple sound systems in a multi-monitor setup?

Specifically in Windows (Windows 8 in my case), a multi-monitor setup using HDMI can have multiple sound systems (such as one per monitor), but they are independent of each other by default, and only ...
1
vote
1answer
27 views

How to make new windows appear on “main” display in Windows?

How to make new windows and dialog boxes appear on specific display in multidisplay configuration, when desktop is extended to multiple displays? Option "Make this your main display" does not help.
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1answer
29 views

Turning on secondary screen moves all windows to that screen

I have a two monitor setup. Monitor 1 is my primary monitor and the desktop is extended onto the second monitor. However whenever I turn on the second monitor, all of the windows from the primary ...
0
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2answers
51 views

monitor won't return to display main screen

I have a Pc (windows 8.1) and a laptop. My monitor is connected to both of them. I have set the monitor to show the laptop only instead of the PC (main). I worked for a while and then I have ...
1
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2answers
383 views

Unable to move my mouse to second screen Windows 8

I'm having a huge issue with Windows 8, although I had no problem with Windows 7. I have my second screen connected and extended, however when I move the mouse to the right it will NOT go to the ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Selectively duplicate windows on second monitor

I'm preparing for a live coding session where I will be giving a talk and programming in front of the audience. I would like the projector to only show my IDE (Visual Studio, emacs, ...), and my ...
0
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0answers
28 views

Calibrating Win8 touch with two touch screens in NVidia Mosaic mode

I have two touch screens that I have joined together into one display using NVidia Mosaic mode (in my case it is 3840x1080). I would like to use the two touch screens such that touch maps to the ...
4
votes
4answers
116 views

How can I arrange my running terminals or command prompts by “tile” in windows 8?

In Windows 7 you could just open the task manager, select multiple running applications, right click and select to tile them in a way like this: In windows 8, it seems you can't do so. Does anyone ...
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1answer
382 views

Laptop external monitor no longer being detected

I have an HP ENVY TouchSmart 4-1215dx Ultrabook Laptop running Windows 8.1. All hardware is standard except I upgraded the 4GB of RAM to 8GB. Up until recently (2-3 days ago), I have had no issues ...
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1answer
352 views

How to tell Windows 8 to not “upscale” the display size?

My actual problem is that in a multiple monitor set-up, my second monitor is more than 4 years old, and its maximum (and optimal) display resolution is: 1680 x 1050. Windows 8 itself detects this size ...
0
votes
1answer
238 views

Display driver crashing on Windows 8 multi monitor with displayLink

I have a Sony laptop (full specs around the bottom) with an AMD Radeon HD 6630M, sitting on a docking station plugged with 3 DisplayLink USB to DVI adapters connected to 3 screens in 1920*1200 in ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Monitors act weird when awaking the PC from sleep mode

At home and at work, i have a 3 monitor setup. The issue i'm having is that At home, my center monitor, whenever the computer goes to sleep, and i awaken it, the left/right monitor turn on but the ...
2
votes
1answer
343 views

Can't enable third monitor after upgrading from Win8 to 8.1

I recently updated to Win 8.1 - now only 2 of my 3 monitors are working, after they were all working perfectly fine under Win 8. I have 3 x HP E231's running on an AMD R9 280x - One of the monitors ...
0
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3answers
319 views

Recover OffScreen Window in Windows 8

Someone asked a very similar question in regards to window recovery for windows xp: Similar Recovery I'm using windows 8 (or 8.1 now). I run Dual Monitors. On Monitor 2 I sometimes have the input ...
0
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1answer
217 views

Dual monitors, stick windows to the side of the screen in windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Currently I have two monitors (1 and 2) as on the picture: When I am moving the windows on the screen I can stick them to the left of monitor 1 and to the right of monitor 2 (the window is resized ...
1
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1answer
346 views

Two VGA monitors on Lenovo IdeaCentre H520 Desktop

I recently bought a Lenovo IdeaCentre H520 computer and two VGA LED monitors. This particular PC has a dedicated NVIDIA Geforce GT630 video card and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 2500 video card. ...
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0answers
706 views

Can't change standard monitor for start screen (Windows 8.1)

I've been trying to find a way to get the start screen to start on my secondary monitor as default. I just cant find a way to make it work. I've googled and found the shortcut for doing it(windows key ...
0
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1answer
415 views

Second monitor gaining and losing detection constantly

I'm not sure if this is a hardware issue or software but from initial tests seems to be software related or hardware but not the monitor itself. The situation: I have a slightly old sony vaio laptop ...
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0answers
48 views

switch opened windows between two or more monitors?

Is there a shortcut to switch opened windows between two or more monitors? (i.e. Win 1 opened on Monitor 1 is now switched w/ Win 2 opened on Monitor 2 and vice-versa). I know: Alt+Tab: But does not ...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

Second monitor powering off in dual monitor setup

I have two identical monitors, one with DVI and the other with HDMI. When idle, the main screen goes to sleep, but the second screen powers off due to no signal. This means I have to hit the power ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

monitor mutal to PC and MacBook, shows only Mac

I have a monitor that connected to my PC (win8, VGA) and to my MacBook (DisplayPort to DVI). I set it from my PC to display the Mac only (one monitor). When I unplug the Mac from the display port, ...
1
vote
1answer
612 views

How to switch monitor display on windows 8 while the screen is blank?

I was trying to get my laptop to read my ps3 through an HDMI cable and a user online mentionned going into the display settings and switching to the second monitor to get it to work. I went on the ...
2
votes
2answers
177 views

Windows 8 not remembering to project on second screen

I've set up my Windows 8 notebook to project only on a second screen that's connected with VGA. This works perfectly fine, but whenever I reboot (and yes: I do have the VGA cable connected before I ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

Catalyst won't let me arrange my displays the way I want

I want displays one and two to line up on the bottom, but CCC refuses to let me do so. I can arrange them the way I want in Windows or Display Fusion, but not CCC, which results in random arrangment ...
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0answers
100 views

How to change the orientation of the mirrored external display in Windows 8?

When I connect an external display such as a beam projector to my laptop, I want to use it as a mirrored display so that the external display shows the same screen as the built-in laptop display. ...
1
vote
1answer
101 views

Windows 8: multiple monitors not found on restart

I have a laptop with Windows 8 and a 22" monitor that I use simultaneously. If I start up, then connect the monitor via HDMI (using Intel HD3000 graphics) I can set up an extened desktop no problem. ...
0
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2answers
504 views

VGA connection issue

Why am I unable to use a VGA cable to connect my LG IPSle23 60 HTz monitore to my PC? I've read that it may be a resolutions issue, I don't even like Matrix! Seriously though, it's driving me mad, I ...
0
votes
1answer
228 views

Using Surface as a CPU, is it possible to use a laptop's display + keyboard to operate it?

I was wondering if there is anyway that I could have the Surface Pro's screen extend onto my laptop's - in a dual monitor setup using something like MaxiVista (which does not work with Win8) but one ...
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1answer
4k views

Wireless screen sharing options (DLNA, WiDi, Miracast, etc) to extend Windows 8 screen

Ideally I would want to turn a Windows 8 tablet into an extension of the screen of another Windows 8 machine, without cables. In a perfect world the screen on the tablet would forward touch events to ...
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1answer
186 views

HD 7870 won't support more then one monitor

It appears as though my videocard won't support one then one monitor at a time. I've tried switching cables but basically if one goes out the other one comes on and the other one is disabled....Does ...
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1answer
65 views

Switch Graphics Cards For Dual Monitor

I have a dual monitor. The main screen is 1920x1080 and the second is 1600x900 I ran dxdiag and saw my intel HD 4000 is on the 1080p monitor and my good Radeon gfx card is on the lesser monitor How ...
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0answers
52 views

Windows 8 Main monitor marked as secondary

I recently changed out my main monitor (dvi connected) and now for some reason it has been marked as number two in the display control panel. I also have my TV connected to the HDMI output. When doing ...
0
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0answers
11 views

Can't specify wall paper on second monitor windows 8 [duplicate]

So I know you have to rightclick on the background and select personalize. And then navigate over to a folder with the pictures you want displayed. I'm not using pictures that occupy both monitors, ...
0
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0answers
117 views

Windows Photo Viewer Incorrect Colours with Multiple Displays

I've got a multiple monitor setup and one of the monitors is a IPS 27" Dell I use for colour sensitive work. Windows has a colour profile associated with that monitor. If I open a photo in Photoshop ...
2
votes
2answers
255 views

How can I stop missing the corners of my dual-monitor setup?

I have two monitors side-by-side at the same resolution. The problem with this setup is that Windows makes use of the far corners of all monitors for the Start Button, close buttons, desktop peek, ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

Windows 8 Multiple Monitors - Different for Each User

I love using multiple monitors on my home system (Win 8) but my partner doesn't. I know we can easily switch between single and multiple monitors with Windows+P, but having it automated would be a ...
0
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0answers
604 views

“The display settings could not be saved” with triple monitor setup on Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X

I am using Windows 8 with Sapphire HD7950 Vapor-X 3G 384bit GDDR5 PCI-E 3.0 Video card 950MHz/1250MHz (Dual DVI+ HDMI + Display Ports). I have 3 LED Monitors (all LG 23'' wide screens). One of them ...
1
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1answer
156 views

Unexpected context menu behaviour while using multiple monitors

I connect a monitor to my win 8 laptop and use. The larger monitor is set to be my primary display, and laptop is secondary. Ignore the black color on the image. You can clearly notice my ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

If a window is fullscreen, how do I keep it open?

I like to play a lot of games, all by Valve (So they have the valve options interface). They're all launched through steam. I have two monitors. When I click on the monitor that does't have the game ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

MultiMonitor setup with Mini HDMI

Hey guys I have an ultrabook, with a mini HDMI port. I have a desktop monitor which has VGA. Is there any way I can connect these two to create a multi-monitor setup?
3
votes
1answer
280 views

Two-monitor setup often fails to be recognized by Windows

Setup: Two Samsung SyncMaster SA850 monitors. Nvidia GeForce GT 640 graphic card. Windows 8 64 bit. Issue: When leaving the office in the evening, I let Windows 8 run (all power saving settings ...