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How to prevent Windows from adjusting displays when TV is turned on?

My PC setup includes a monitor I regularly use, and a TV to watch movies and stuff. My graphics card has an HDMI output and a Display Port output. So I've connected both my displays to my graphics ...
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TV resolution goes down when connected to PC using DP/HDMI connection

I have a Windows 10 Lenovo T440 laptop, which I have connected to a TV using a display Port to HDMI connection. The TV is a Samsung 55" 1080P LCD TV. Now, as soon I connect the devices and extend ...
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Will running a windows OS in a VM with my graphics card being passed through prevent the host OS from using the graphics cards for display output?

I'm planning on running a linux host OS with a triple monitor setup connected to the graphics card. Of course, I have games that only work on windows so I was planning on running a Windows VM in ...
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Duplicate screen with different resolution

Im using SP4 with WIN10 64 and I'm using it with a external screen and a TV, and because they not next to each other, I'm using duplicate/Mirror mode instead of extend mode. when I chose one of the ...
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Could I use an HDMI to Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1) adapter to use my 4k laptop screen as an extra monitor to my desktop?

Laptops have HDMI ports but they are only able to output video. Since the thunderbolt 3/USB 3.1 port on my laptop is bidirectional, could I now use my laptop screen as an extra monitor? To clarify ...
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Sliced and displaced image on monitor

We have a system where a monitor is hooked up to a PC through a KVM switch. The KVM switch switches the video output from the PC to different monitors but always one at a time and the same model ...
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Why is Windows 10 occasionally rendering some screens as black panels?

Sometimes, when summoning a window, it looks like this: It isn't supposed to look like that - that is actually visual studio. A couple of notes: My computer is a thinkpad W540 with Optimus ...
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Smart prevention of sleep/screensaver when connected to projector?

When I connect a laptop to a projector, I usually don't want it to go to sleep/screensaver mode while the projector is plugged in (I'm a teacher; my fellow teachers are in the same boat). I'm looking ...
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Why do my VS247 monitors not power on on reset/ waking up from sleep (MSI GTX 970)?

I have a 3 monitor setup currently. I have 2 ASUS VS247 monitors along with 1 AOC 2251w monitor. I recently switched my graphics card from a Radeon HD 7770 to an MSI GTX 970, because my Radeon card ...
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Can't adjust screen on external monitor

Yesterday i bought new monitor for my laptop, and worked fine until i tried to auto adjust image on monitor this morning. Now it has to much blackspace from left side, like image is going to right, ...
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GeForce GTX 1080 4K Monitors

The new GeForce 1080 has 3 DP, 1 HDMI, and 1 DVI connections on it. Since it has 3 DP connections, can it support multiple 4k monitors with one card?
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lightdm(lightdm-gtk-greeter) black screen when reboot/poweroff

I have a extend monitor connected to my laptop. ArchLinux + systemd + lightdm + lightdm-gtk-greeter. When I execute reboot or poweroff command, Both of the 2 monitor will show an black screen(I can ...
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Updated AMD drivers and monitors hooked up to on-board card no longer display

I was having issues in some newer games like Fallout 4 and Everspace where seemingly randomly I'd get a "Graphics driver has recovered" message and the game would crash. I was told the issue was ...
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Trying to work with 2 Displays on Windows 10

I am trying to work with 2 monitors on my Win10 Laptop. One being the main laptop screen ofc and the other a LED TV I recently bought. Now when I connect them via HDMI and select "Extend these ...
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How do I keep my Dell OptiPlex AIO from disabling the keyboard and mouse when in HDMI in mode?

I have a Dell OptiPlex 9030 All-in-One computer, which has an HDMI in port. It seems that when it is on HDMI in mode rather than "computer" mode, it disables the keyboard and mouse--presumably because ...
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Turning off DVI monitor disables it in Windows

So, I've seen Turning DisplayPort monitor off disables monitor completely and everything points to be being becuase of the way DisplayPort is designed. But I'm having basically the exact same problem,...
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In Windows 10, how can you get VMware Horizon View to maximize to only one monitor?

VMware Horizon View (for VDI) does not behave like other Windows applications - if you have a second monitor attached and you click the maximize button, it maximizes across all available screens (ie ...
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Can I use S-Video output converted to VGA for daily work?

I have here a video card with a VGA output. Next to that, it has also an S-Video output. I am thinking on upgrading my system into a dual-desktop direction, by buying an s-video -> vga converter and ...
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Swap desktops between monitors (windows)

I want to be able to swap the desktop on monitor 1 with monitor 2. "What is the best way to swap the part of the desktop which is visible on monitor 1 with the part of the desktop which is visible on ...
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How many displays can Intel Iris 540 support?

I want to get a Dell XPS 13 with i7-6560 CPU and Intel Iris 540 GPU. Question is - can the GPU support 3 displays at 1920x1080? There are enough ports to support 3 displays (a Thunderbolt 3 port can ...
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DVI-D to VGA Adapter “Input Not Supported” on Startup

I've been tasked with increasing the number of monitors from 1 to 3 for a PC. This machine originally had a DVI-D connection straight to the monitor from the PC. My knowledge of DVI cables was not ...
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Can I make Windows snap functionality work with all open windows?

I have Windows 10, with 3 monitors, all running a 1920 x 1080 resolution. Two are laid out horizontally at my work area and the other is the TV in the living room. All Snap settings are ON. Is there ...
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My TV is not detected when I connect to my laptop through Thunderbolt/HDMI cable

I have a laptop with Thunderbolt(Mini Display Port) and ofcourse TV has HDMI port. Si I bought a Thunderbolt to HDMI cable and connected the devices but TV is just not showing up when I press Detect. ...
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Remote Win-7-Pro PC needs to have 3 enduser logged into it at once

I have a financial system at work that currently is used by 3 employees and there are 5 physical monitors connected to it. Each monitor has some type of different financial data on it. What my end ...
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Television connected to VGA port shows 'No Signal' message

I have an [Acer Aspire XC-705 8L Desktop PC (Black) - (Intel Core i3-4160, 10Gb RAM, 2Tb HDD, DVDRW, WLAN, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8.1)][1] that I bought on Amazon that has a HDMI and VGA socket. I ...
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Just bought new monitor but has yellow tint

I just bought a new monitor and it's exactly the same model as the one I already was using. It's standing near my old monitor and compared to each other, the new monitor looks like it has a yellow-ish ...
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Deactivate power-saving mode when HDMI is plugged in

My Problem is that I have an external screen which I plug into my laptop via HDMI. Now when my Laptop turns of the screen after the normal-15-minute-ish timeout, it also cuts the powersupply to the ...
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Moving windows between monitors makes mouse go stuck

Because of the snapping in Windows (search for "multitasking" in settings), when you move a window from one monitor to another, you need to drag it fast, otherwise it will try to maximize the window (...
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Dual display resolution issue in Windows 10

I've got a 1980x1020 monitor connected to a 1366x768 laptop running Windows 10. Everything was okay but today I turned the laptop on without turning on the monitor (it wasn't powered), and turned the ...
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HDMI Cable Dropping Signal - Quality Issue?

I bought a cable to connect my pc to my now fairly old 50 inch Sony Bravia TV. I picked a cheap one as the distance is only about 3 metres: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-High-Speed-HDMI-2-0-...
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Cannot set LED monitor to native resolution

I cannot get windows 7 pro to set my monitor to its native resolution of 2650x1440. I have Windows 7 pro, an NVIDIA GT730 and two monitors(AOC e2752She, BenQ GW2765) attached to the NVidia card using ...
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Screens go black, return with hit of Windows key

So I have a dual-monitor setup and every once in awhile (pretty random amounts of time), both of my monitors will go black. I can't fully characterize this at the moment because I haven't used my ...
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2 monitors one rendered by CPU and another by GPU

I want to hook up 2 monitors to my system, currently I'm only using one monitor connected via DVI through my GPU. I have a VGA(sad face) connector behind my motherboard and I found an old monitor ...
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Using 2 external screens with my laptop

I have a ASUS Zenbook Pro laptop, and a Dell S2715H 27" monitor connected to it using HDMI. The laptop has 2 ports for display: 1xhdmi and 1xmini displayport. The monitor only has 2xhdmi. If I buy ...
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R9 390 8GB: 4 monitors slow, 3 monitors fast

If I have a few office applications open, everything seems just fine with (4) 1440x2560 monitors running off my single R9 390. If I use Photoshop, even constraining Photoshop to a single monitor, or ...
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Can't activate more than 4 monitors at the same time

As the title states, im currently running a system with a Radeon 7850 eyefinity 6 (6 separate mini display ports). To every port I have connected an active mini DP to HDMI converters. in each of ...
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How can I stop my monitor turning itself off and on again every few seconds

I have two monitors connected to my windows laptop. Sometimes (particularly after resuming from a suspended state, but sometimes it just happens randomly too) the second monitor will go into a cycle ...
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displaying 2 displays at once on vga and display mini/ with integrated intel 4000 graphics

I am having a weird problem with a display setup I am hoping someone knows anything about. Here is the setup I have 2 asus vp239 screens both work perfectly fine that has been tested. My work ...
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Cannot set LED monitor to native resolution [duplicate]

I cannot get windows 7 pro to set my monitor to its native resolution of 2650x1440. I have Windows 7 pro, an NVIDIA GT730 and two monitors(AOC e2752She, BenQ GW2765) attached to the NVidia card using ...
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3 Monitors with laptop

I have a Asus VivoBook S400CA , it has 1x VGA and 1x HDMI port. Can I connect 2 monitors to these ports and use all 3 monitors(1 Internal, 2 External) ? And I want to stretch the screen and not clone ...
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Extended desktop with Optimus in Linux

The issue I'm experiencing is extending my desktop, it also pans 1 monitor to the entire viewport of all screens. This is what I'm dealing with: Dell XPS L702X sudo lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Maintain window placement on monitors after reinserting to dock

I have a laptop that normally sits inside a docking station. Connected to the docking station are two monitors which are used as display devices (the laptop's own monitor is switched off as the ...
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In Windows 10, can I shuffle a different wallpaper on each of four displays?

I'm running Windows 10 and have two ATI Radeon HD 5750 video cards outputting to four monitors. I like to have my wallpapers shuffle through my favorite pictures. Is there a way to have each monitor ...
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puzzling.stackexchange.com turns left monitor black

This is a weird one. This is a new issue on an existing Ubuntu 14.04, dual screen setup, using Unity, nothing out of the ordinary. When I go to puzzling.stackexchange.com on my left monitor screen ...
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PCIE GFX Card along with PCI GFX Card

I have a complicated question with a restricted budget (Like 0$). I have a PC with a GT220 graphics card which which has a limitation of being able to use only two of it's out of three. Now I need to ...
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How to always lock Macbook when it's closed

I use a second display at work but don't close the laptop. I want it to lock when it's closed regardless of what peripherals are plugged in. Is there a way to do this?
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Turning off third monitor turns off the second, doesn't do opposite

So my display is being super weird, and has since I think my last install of win 10 which was a few months ago? When I turn off display 2, both display 2 and 3 turn off and both are disabled moving ...
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Program turns black when I switch monitors

I have a docking station for my Lenovo work laptop, in which I have two monitors plugged in. Occasionally, when I take a program that's being displayed on my laptop monitor, the whole program will ...
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Computer crashes whenever I use two monitors, one through VGA, the other through HDMI

I have a laptop that I've connected two monitors to: one through VGA, the other through HDMI. Whenever I turn both of them on in the display settings, I get a gray screen with an error message stating:...
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How to connect external monitor to my all-in-one HP desktop?

I have a HP all-in-one desktop 23-q106a, I need to connect an external monitor HP Compaq LE1711 (has VGA) to it. I have HDMI(input, no output) and USB. Can I use a USB to VGA adapter or card reader ...