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Change screen brightness when monitor is connected via USB

I have a Lenovo with one HDMI port and one VGA port and 3 USB 3.0 ports. I am trying to hook up two monitors to it. I plugged in one monitor through the HDMI and one through a USB-HDMI converter. The ...
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Opening terminal on second monitor by default

Is there a way for the terminal to be opened on the second screen when running a program through Visual Studio 2015? Right now I have my graphical window and my terminal opening on the main screen ...
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detecting powering off in external monitor

I use an external monitor using HDMI port connected to my laptop. Is there any way I can detect when the external monitor gets switched off due to external power cut? I would like to move all my ...
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Accidently removed disabled Generic Pnp Monitor

I had 3 monitors working fine; I was trying to full screen remote desktop on only 2 of 3 monitors so I went to "Screen Resolution" and right clicked on 1 of the display there disabled it, now only 1 ...
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Secondary monitor off after sleep

I have two monitors connected to same onboard Intel graphic card. When I start my computer both screens are on and the display configuration is fine. But as soon as my computer goes to sleep, if I ...
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Second display larger but lower res

I recently decided to start using a second monitor with my laptop, though the only problem is that it is a much higher resolution than my second monitor. Laptop = 3200 x 1800 - 14" Monitor = 1920 x ...
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Is there a way to minimize all of the windows on just my primary display in Windows 7?

On my work computer, running Windows 7, I typically have one monitor displaying for the main computer and the other largely dedicated to a remote desktop connection. A common occurrence for me is ...
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How to establish the primary and secondary monitors via MS Windows Registry

I would like to establish the primary and secondary monitors via MS Windows Registry and later to change their number. I mean to make secondary monitor as primary and vise versa. I have tried to ...
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TV doesn't work as single monitor for PC

Hello i am running Debian Jessie with KDE and i am trying to use my Sony Bravia TV as a monitor but i have a very curious problem. The TV has a VGA cable which i connect to the computer via a DVI ...
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Compiz/Unity - Focus window on specific monitor?

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 using 4 monitors via an nvidia graphics card (dell XPS 8900). I almost always keep 4 full-screen applications (usually one of terminal, chrome or skype). Often I'll have multiples ...
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Split monitor into virtual monitors

I'm searching for a solution to split one physical monitor into two( or more?) virtual monitors. Let's say I've a monitor (monitor_a) with the resolution of 1920*1080. Now I want this monitor_a to ...
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Dual monitor was running fine, now when I connect the 2nd monitor laptop goes into safe mode

I have a dell latitude E5410 laptop and I had hooked up a dual monitor. It worked great for about 3 weeks, then all of a sudden, when I tried to turn my laptop on, it goes straight into safe mode. ...
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Will Second 2560x1440 monitor slow down my iMac?

I have this iMac: http://www.hoxtonmacs.co.uk/collections/imac-27-inch/products/imac-27-inch-core-i7-3-4ghz-mid-2011 It has 32GB RAM, and I use it to edit videos in Final Cut Pro X and make music ...
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Do KVM switches work with 144Hz Gsync gaming monitors?

I have a monitor that does 144Hz and Gsync at 2560x1440. It only uses displayport to support these features. Assuming I get a KVM that works with DisplayPort, if I use the KVM with this monitor, will ...
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3rd monitor display not extending on ATI Radeon HD 3600

I am using ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series on my Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @3.00GHz 3.00 GHz, running Windows 10. When I select Monitor number 2 and click on Extend desktop to this display, ...
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With dual-monitors, how can I set up one screen so it won't affect the other?

At work, we have a dual monitor to check-in at. One screen displays a PowerPoint, while the other displays the check-in. Every time a person clicks on the right hand screen to check in, the PowerPoint ...
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Synergy+ and Windows - Utilizing Multiple Monitors on Client And Server

I am using multiple monitors on my Windows client and Windows server running synergy. The server has two monitors and the client has 4. They are setup like below: Is there any way to configure ...
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Display and scaling issues on Windows 10 (3 monitors - 4k display + lower res)

Recently I purchased a new 27" 4K monitor and upgraded my machine from win 8.1 to win 10 in order to get better support for higher DPI for my multi monitor rig. Here are when the problems started: 1. ...
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gnome dual monitor different workspace

Is it possible to have different workspace on both of my screens in GNOME ? I don't want to mix the alt + tab application switching with applications in other screen, and there are already solutions ...
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How do I disable a certain monitor, and enable it back only when it is on ?

I have 3 monitors connecting to the PC. I have them set up like this. The third monitor (TV) keep showing/detecting in my PC even if it is not even ON, and make my windows goes up there. It's a ...
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How to fix Windows 10 text size issues without restarting

I use a 2560x1440 laptop which I connect to a 27" 1080p monitor to work with. When I start the laptop disconnected, and then connect it, I get very slight blurring around everything, as if higher ...
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What's wrong with this monitor to laptop setup?

I have an Dell 27" 2707WFP UltraSharpTM Widescreen monitor. It's quite an old monitor, bought back in 2007, and it doesn't have any slots for an HDMI cable. Rather, it has a slot for a VGA cable. ...
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Windows multi-monitor setup mismatched identifying numbers [Windows 8.1]

I've got a bit of a strange and rather should-not-happen problem on Windows 8.1 using multimonitor setup. I have two Dell P2314T 23" FHD Touch screen displays which today I plugged in my Surface Pro ...
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External display seen by intel and nvidia graphics but not by windows 10 display settings

I'm running an ASUS GL752VW with Windows 10. When I plug an HDMI, my main display flickers off and on again, which is normal, but nothing comes up on the secondary display. If I go into my display ...
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DVI output is dead at system start when VGA is connected (integrated graphics)

At system start if both VGA and DVI are connected I won't get signal to the DVI output. I need to disconnect VGA, restart system and then I can have signal at DVI output. After it I can easily plug in ...
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Excel grey and black boxes on secondary display

My secondary screen doesn't display Excel properly: it has grey, black and white boxes and lines everywhere. As I scroll up and down, or zoom in and out, the boxes disapear and and then reappear in ...
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Not showing taskbar in fullscreen mode for extended display

OS: Windows 7 64-bit I'm using dual monitors with extended display mode. While I'm watching a video with full screen mode, the taskbar disappears. But if the second monitor is activated, the task bar ...
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Setup Dual Monitor on Mobo without Graphics Card

I have the following unit specs: Asus 155M-E mobo with AMD A6-5400k APU (with AMD Radeon HD 7540D). It has vga and dvi-d display ports. I have two monitors, one HP with DVI-D and VGA ports and one ...
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Certain games running extremely slowly when my other monitor is turned off

I'm running a laptop (MacBook Pro 2010, nVidia 330m, Boot Camped to Windows 10) hooked up to an external display (actually a Vizio M220MV television) via HDMI. Lately, I've noticed a bizarre problem ...
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using different graphics card per application, SLI bridge connected turned off in control panel

I am often forced to turn off SLI for certain applications to properly run, one of which for example is a racing game that flickers heavily with it on (I also use a oculus dk2 with that game, which is ...
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I need a way to briefly prevent my mouse from switching between screens

So my multi-monitor setup looks like this: My problem is that my primary is the one in the centre and it's quite annoying when dealing with browser tabs as the mouse often goes to the above monitor ...
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Asus F3JC, Built-in Display and External Monitor Issue

I have kind a weird situation with my laptop and can not figure out the reason of this behavior. My notebook boots and works normal as expected from a 10years old laptop beside its graphic department. ...
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Mouse cursor on multiple screens with different PPI

I'm using a 4K display along with a Full HD display with both almost the same physical size and it brings some mouse cursor problems to me working with it on the default Windows settings. As the ...
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HDMI to DisplayPort?

I have two monitors with D-SUB(VGA) and DisplayPort, and I have a motherboard which i want to connect them to. The motherboard has a DisplayPort, DVI-D and a hdmi output. How do you connect HDMI to ...
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Change Win-Arrow order of Monitors

I have the monitors setup as below: The problem is that when I Window-Arrow Left/right, It goes "out of order". If I'm on windows 3... and Window Right (x3)... then it goes to 1. Window Right (x3) ...
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How to play audio from 4 monitors simultaneously?

I've seen guides on how to play audio through the sound on two monitors simultaneously. I want to do it on all 4 of my monitors simultaneously simultaneously. Running Windows 8.1 Pro with Diamond ...
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Laptops with gnome black screened when using external monitors

Symptoms: plug in external monitor and boot laptop into linux with Gnome, causes black screen on laptop making it difficult to enter password for the start screen as you can't see whats going on and ...
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Can I run 3 Video cards in SLI 2+1?

I currently and running a SLI 2xNvidia 780 setup, to run 5 monitors in surround. I am looking to upgrading to be able to run a rift on, but I do not want to give up my current surround setup. Is there ...
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KDE plasma partial screen after unplugging hdmi second screen

I have arch with KDE plasma on my laptop. Yesterday I tried a second vga screen using a hdmi-vga adaptor (my laptop has only hdmi entry). Everything worked fine, I used the second screen as an ...
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Dual monitors on a single computer having its own process

So as of right now, I have both of my monitors as a dual monitor for my computer. This one whole process is displayed from both monitors (extended or duplicate, not worry about that). I want a ...
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KVM Switch for Multiple Machines in Dual Screen or Split Screen

I've got two machines and i'd like to be able to share a dual monitor set in 3 different "modes". Machine 1 Dual Screen Machine 2 Dual Screen Machine 1 Screen 1, Machine 2 Screen 2 (Split mode) If ...
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Gap between the frame and the screen

Recently I bought a new monitor, EIZO EV2455. There is a 1mm gap between the frame and the screen. When I press it, it slightly bends. It's not a big problem, but it's clear that the gap will get ...
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Way to avoid 2 monitor limit

I have a Geforce GTX 560 Ti (http://www.nvidia.de/object/product-geforce-gtx-560ti-de.html). It has 3 Monitor Slots, but the Card is only able to screen 2 Monitors at one time. I've heard about ...
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Show desktop 2's on HDMI

I have a laptop I'd like to split in two desktops: one on the on laptop's screen, and the other on a HDMI screen. Is this possible? If it is possible, how do I do that?
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Menus showing up on wrong monitor with Fedora 23

Hardware: Dell XPS 15 9550 (4K touchscreen) with DisplayLink box Software: Fedora 23, displaylink driver 1.0.335, video driver xorg-x11-drv-intel-2.99.917-16.20150729 I have searched for similar ...
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is there a way to quickly turn one monitor off in a dualhead-setup with Windows 10? [duplicate]

I want to create something like a macro that turns off one of my monitors. I got a dualhead-setup and when i watch movies or play computer games, i want to turn one monitor off (standby) with ...
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Debian Multi Monitor setup lost after reboot

Ok i am now struggling with this problem since a few days. My problem is i am not able to save the current monitor settings, to apply / save after a reboot. I have 3 monitors and want to mirror 2 of ...
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Can a Dell Latitude E6440 support Quad Display?

I've found the more monitors I have running on my work computer, the better I can do my job. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to get a Latitude E6440 to display on 4 screens (3 external + the ...
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Broken Laptop Screen - Display BIOS in External Monitor [Dell XPS l502x]

My laptop screen broke recently, so I connected an external display via HDMI. Though I can boot into Ubuntu, I still have to wait until the system boots to the login screen to see any output to the ...
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Taskbar partially missing in Windows 10?

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I have a dual monitor set up. In the past, both screens shows the same desktop/taskbar and I can access the taskbar from either screen. Just recently I noticed ...