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Change Dual Monitor Behavior

When you setup dual monitors, to move a windows to a different display (monitor), you move it sideways (right or left). Is it possible to change the behavior to move the window by moving vertically, ...
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HDMI cable does not fit into GTX 680

I'm trying to plug a 2nd monitor into my GTX 680's HDMI port and the cable just does not fit. There seem to be 2 metal tabs and the top of the inside of the port that restrict the cable from entering ...
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DisplayLink not detected by Xrandr

I'm trying to set up an HP DisplayLink USB video adapter on Debian 6 to work aside the notebook's integrated Intel i915 video card. I use a vanilla 3.11.1 kernel in which the options for VGA ...
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [closed]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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Windows 7 with a 7" tertiary monitor [closed]

Is it possible to zoom in a single display in a multi-monitor setup on Windows 7? I will be running a single window of an application on the 7" display (a plugin panel) that I'd like to be zoomed in ...
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Does discrete video card use motherboard monitor connector too?

I have Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard (MB) with installed GTX770 discrete video card. Both MB and video card have sockets to connect monitors. Are these sockets equivalent? For example, if I play ...
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DVI-HDMI cable increases temperature after plug in video card with 7 degrees celsius

I have bought a DVI-HDMI cable (Video cart - Monitor) for my monitor, that was using a VGA cable. My config is dual monitor: Samsung S22C00 + Samsung Syncmaster 225 BW (configure to run on same ...
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Multiple Monitors, only one hdmi port (laptop)

I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA ...
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Is there any performance benefit from using a mismatched set of gpus to run dual monitors?

Here is the setup currently: Core i7 PC x1 GTX 660ti Monitor 1: LG 1080p connected via DVI Monitor 2: Samsung 1080p connected via DVI TV 1: Vizio 1080p connected via HDMI I am going to add: x1 ...
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Possibility of connecting 2 External Monitors (LCDs) with a laptop

I've a laptop with 1366x768 resolution (Nvidia GT720M). Is it possible that I can use 2 external monitors with my laptop. While the 2 external monitors are used I don't want to use the laptop screen. ...
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How to setup an external monitor on a Surface Pro 3 (with docking station)?

I've just installed my new Surface Pro 3 and connected my 1920*1080 monitor to it via DVI and the Surface docking station. The external monitor is recognized correctly (as a PnP Standard Monitor, ...
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Issue: Unable to enable 3 displays on Win8.1 platform, sapphire radeon 270x 4GB

I have a Sapphire Radeon 270X OC 4GB. I have Windows 8.1 Professional. I have the current graphics drivers. Trying to set extend desktop to multiple monitors on my home machine. 3 displays; don't ...
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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Simultaniously run three Powerpoint presentations

I recently swapped three Powerpoint-presentation computers with one multi-display computer. Reason is allocation cost, energy cost and to simplify the administration when changing presentations each ...
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Is laptop external display button OS specific?

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 with a busted LCD. I can boot into Windows 7 just fine with it and I can hit Fn-F1 to output video over HDMI. I want to install a headless Arch Linux on this laptop, but ...
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2 displays detected on ThinkPad T400

I want to ask if somebody know why there are 2 internal displays detected on my ThinkPad T400 on Win 8.1. I don't remember if it detect 2 displays also on other systems but I think yes. It brings a ...
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How to create a script or shortcut for a certain display configuration and playback device?

I have the following setup hooked to my Windows 8.1 machine: 2 x Dell 24" monitor on my desk 1 x Samsung 42" TV I want switch between the following three configurations: 1. Working config Both ...
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Will a GTX 970 support a dual monitor setup using a Gsync panel on DisplayPort as the primary and a second panel on DVI?

I'm looking at upgrading my rig with this card: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NN0GEXQ/ Its a MSI GTX 970 I'd like to run a Gsync panel on the DisplayPort as a primary and then move my second panel ...
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In Windows 7 whenever I plug/unplug an external monitor my gamma changes. How can I stop this?

I have a W540 laptop which uses an optimus setup (NVIDIA K2100M and Intel HD Graphics Family (I would like to once again applaud Intel in coming up with such an obscured/generic name for their video ...
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3 monitors setup requirements

What is the requirement for a GPU to be able to handle 3 monitors? I am NOT asking for a specific model, I am asking technically. What kind of power/output/any other technology does it have to have?
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Multi-display as client

I have a small issue with Synergy. It doesn't present a client that has multiple monitors as such to the server (like teleportd does). My client has two (non-equal) displays set in a horizontal ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Dual External Monitor?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a USB 3.0, 2.0, and a micro-HDMI port. I currently have 2 external monitors that I wish to connect. I'm using a micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter to connect one of ...
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Connecting two computers together so that one can use the screen of another

So here's the situation. My mother has an old touch-screen desktop computer (without a separate "tower", ie all the internals are in the screen) which is 4 years old and has just about no processing ...
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Convertible Tablet for precision input with multiple monitors

I use a convertible laptop with a digitized pen as my main computer. I have some work to do that requires a lot of mouse I/O, and using my pen is a pretty attractive option for this. However, I find ...
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ASUS Maximus Hero VII troubles

A lot of problems with motherboard ASUS Maximus Hero VII (Core i7-4770K, Geforce GTX 760, two SSD) and 2 OS installed separately on SSD - Win8.1 and Linux Mate 17. I can't use two monitors together ...
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Set monitor profile/resolution based on whether a laptop is docked or not?

I'm working on this for a user here at work, but figured it was better suited on SU vs SF. The user has a Surface Pro 3 connected to the Surface dock which has an external monitor connected. The ...
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Strange gap above the taskbar in desktop after connecting another screen

I connected another screen today, just a simple DVI connector. I set the settings to extend the screen from the main screen. After connecting the screen, it is working as expected. But, there is ...
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two monitors one smartTV setup

I have a desktop with an intel HD 4600 graphics card and my setup looks as follows: two monitors (one VGA and one DVI) and a smartTV with HDMI. I want to do the following: duplicate my main screen ...
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VGA Splitter issues

I have 3 monitors set up at the moment, 2 that I use as and extended desktop and the 3rd is in the other room, I bought a VGA splitter to split my main monitor between the 2 rooms and it works but ...
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Stop windows maximising windows in multiple monitors

When maximising with multiple monitors, the usual behaviour is only one monitor is filled. But after a recent windows update, maximising fills all screens. Is there a way to stop this so they return ...
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Mouse Pointer Glitch when using Dual Monitors, Win 8.1, Excel 2013, and VBA, Visual Studio. Cursor Drifts

I have been using Windows 8.1 and Excel 2013 and I've been writing a lot of VB for Excel. Also I've been using Visual Studio 2013 on some projects I'm working on. I've searched for this answer and ...
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Four displays for Alienware Aurora

I have an Alienware Aurora (late 2009) desktop and it has a graphics card that lets me hook up two displays to it. What do I need to do to add two more displays for a total of four? I haven't modified ...
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OSX window positions after unplugging & replugging external monitors

I'm running two external monitors off a MacBook Pro with Mavericks. I usually have an iTerm window on each monitor and Chrome on the laptop's built-in display. At the end of the day, I disconnect, ...
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What will I need to add 2 monitors and wireless keyboard to an Inspiron 14z laptop running windows 8 [closed]

My son is in law school and wants the ability to add 2 monitors, a wireless keyboard, and mouse to use when at home. He wants to use two external monitors and not the laptop monitor. I bought ...
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multiple monitors xrandr script fails after 14.10 upgrade

I have been successfully running a script to disable my internal LVDS output and enable VGA and HDMI on my laptop graphics card. The following script has been running in the lightdm screen setup ...
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How to measure input lag of 2 screens in dual screen or mirror mode?

I have a computer with a Radeon HD 7870 graphic card which is plugged to two screens: my main screen (a 24" LCD Hyunday W240D v2) through DVI my TV (50" LCD Samsung UE50ES6100) through HDMI When ...
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Laptop HDMI port not working

I have Sony VAIO laptop with additional monitor connected with HDMI -> DVI cable. Everything seemed to work perfectly fine until today morning. I had computer with own display and second monitor ...
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Enabling on board video (Biostar N61PB-M2S) and GT 610

I'm currently trying to enable the on board video of my mother board and my GT 610 simultaneously so I can add a third monitor to my setup. In my BIOS options there are two modes for the on board ...
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Boot Debain with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Resolution Error: If your resolution is below 1024 x 768…

Rebooted my PC today and when it restarted, one of my screens is stuck in 640 x 480 resolution. As far as I know, nothing updated. The "monitor" I am referring to is a 40" Vizio TV Model number ...
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Connecting a second monitor blanks both displays

On my windows 8.1 computer, when I connect a second monitor the first monitor goes blank (loses signal) and won't come back even if I unplug the second monitor. I can plug either monitor into the ...
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Windows 7 - Can I “Make text and other items larger or smaller” different on separate displays? The selection applies to all 3 of my monitors

I use three monitors. One is my laptop, and the other two are large Dell monitors. In the "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution" screen, I can change the ...
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GPU to drive three monitors

What do I need to look for in a GPU to ensure it is capable of outputting to three high resolution monitors? To be clear, I want to drive three monitors whose resolution is greater than 1080p. For ...
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Monitors won't display after computer is shut down and started again

I'm having an issue where my monitors won't display anything after I shut down the computer and start it again. The monitors will say "No DVI input" etc. I have found the only way to get them back up ...
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Dual screen in Windows 7 not working

I cloned an image of my desktop to another desktop with the same hardware. I'm connecting 2 DELL Monitors with DVI-I Dual Link, both of them working on POST,CMOS Setup and Windows Loading, but not on ...
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Weird GPU issue with DVI to HMDI

I've had my GTX 550ti for around 3 years and never have I experienced the problem. My computer is fine when I only have my second display in, which is a DVI display. But when I plugin my main monitor ...
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Double cursor on second screen - Yosemite

since I started to use 2 monitors with my macbook pro, the cursor on the second (pivot) screen is doubled - one cursor is normal arrow and under that is the second cursor which is changing (hand etc.) ...
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Cloning two external monitors to one laptop

I have a dell lattitude E6230 and 2 HP monitors. I tried connecting them using a Belkin HDMI to dual VGA adapter but the monitors throw a message :change resolution to 1600X900 and 60Hz. But my dell ...
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Monitor goes to sleep over vga but not over hdmi. Over HDMI, it turns off completely under Windows 7

I have a dual monitor setup and just got a new graphics card. My old one was a Gtx 570 and it had two DVI-I ports. I connected both my monitors using an adapter to convert DVI-I to VGA (one of my ...
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I get 'no signal' on both monitors when connecting both using DVI splitter

I have two ACER V196L 19" monitors that I want to connect using DVI. I bought a DVI splitter but when I connect both my monitors to it (via DVI) both monitors say 'no signal' If I plug each monitor ...