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Dell XPS 8500 w Nvidia GeForce 620 goes dark

I moved my system up one floor in my apartment and now video display turns off every 15 mins or so. I've done diagnostics, I've swapped out different configs. Trying to run a Dell 27 in and drive my ...
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Scale second monitor on mac

I have a macbook pro and a second monitor connected. Resolution of monitor is 1920x1080, i would like to scale image on second monitor. Is it possible to scale extended monitor on MAC OS? Like 150% / ...
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Screensaver on only one monito in dual monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup on Windows 7 with monitor 1 and monitor 2. I have a very specific need. When monitor 2 is unused for 3 minutes I want monitor 2 to display a screensaver and I still want ...
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Connecting 4 monitors to a Radeon HD 6850

Is it possible to hook up 4 monitors to a Radeon HD 6850? Mostly for web and mobile development, so performance is not a big issue here. I have two monitors already hooked up via DVI. I know we can't ...
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How do I suspend/unsuspend Ubuntu 14.04 on an X230 with an external display without corrupting the display configuration?

I have a Lenovo X230. I have an external display connected to it via the minidisplay port using a minidisplay to HDMI cable. I have configured the internal and external displays to be enabled and ...
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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Will 2 x Radeon HD 5450 support 3 monitors?

I have a PC with Radeon HD 5450 that has DVI, HDMI and VGA ports (i.e. no display port). I also have recently acquired (at no cost to me) a third monitor. To my huge disappointment the video card ...
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How can I temporarily disable or mask a few selected monitors without shuffling the application's windows?

I have a few monitors connected to my laptop and I sometimes want to focus on just one or two monitor without being disturbed by the other monitors. Is there any way in Windows 7 to temporary disable ...
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How can I change on which monitor a program opens?

Adobe Reader always starts on my second monitor, how can I change that so that it opens on my first monitor. I prefer not using a third party program.
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DisplayPort 1.2 (Daisy-Chain) over normal DisplayPort cable

I want to daisy chain two DisplayPort 1.2 Monitors and need to know if I can use normal DisplayPort cables? On all Display Port cables I see the specification of maximum resolution WQXGA (2560 x ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 uknown external display low resolution

I have fresh-installed Ubuntu 14.04 over the weekend on my Dell E6520. The nouveau driver didn't allow me to use maximum resolution for my laptop display. Switching to the nvidia (proprietary, tested) ...
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All windows moving back to primary monitor after waking up from sleep

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop, and I put my laptop to sleep whenever I am not using it. But, upon resuming, all of the windows that were on the desktop on my secondary monitor ...
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2 monitors - different resolutions - cursor between monitors

Wasn't even sure how do I google this. I am using the laptop screen (1366x768) and an external screen (1920x1080). Is there some way/setting to change the screen height at which the cursor goes to the ...
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Force a window to open on the monitor it was launched from

Setup: 3 Monitors DisplayFusion for the extra task bars on secondary / tertiary monitors Win7 Problem: On my my main monitor (Monitor 1) with the authentic Windows task bar, I have a visual ...
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How can I configure UltraMon so that UltraMon taskbars are in the same order than the Windows taskbar?

Windows 7 cannot natively display a taskbar to each of my monitors, so I use UltraMon's multi-taskbars feature. How can I configure UltraMon so that the applications in the UltraMon taskbars are in ...
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Multi-Monitor Taskbars with UltraMon: showing the Start Button and the Tray Icons

I use UltraMon to duplicate the taskbar across several monitors. Is there any way to show the Start Button and the Tray Icons on each taskbar like we can do with DisplayFusion Taskbars? I use ...
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debug cuda graphics card using onboard graphics

In a setup where there is a discrete graphics card such as a GTX TITAN with the Intel 4790k processor, The onboard graphics Intel HD 4600 is automatically disabled, Is there any way both graphics ...
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Can a bad LCD cause the HDMI to not work?

Recently, one of my laptops have had its LCD go bad: a lot of flickering, colourful lines will appear (the more wellknown version of this problem is that the LCD displays one or several horizontal, ...
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Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop and Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.05

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two interfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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Options for external monitors on dual booting laptop with only VGA and HDMI

About a year ago I purchased a fancy new core i7 SSD laptop with nvidia optimus geforce 660M. It's still dual booting windows 7 and ubuntu flawlessly. There's one major problem though - the lack of ...
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DVI Thinkpad monitors through Intel on Dock

Hardware is an Thinkpad T520 with Optimus technology. Video Cards: Nvidia NVS 4200M Intel 3000 HD Dock: Mini dock 433810U With this dock + laptop combination, the external displays are not ...
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Which graphic card for multiple monitors on linux without xinerama?

I have a 3 24" monitors, setup with 2 in portrait mode and 1 horizontal ( |-| ) connected to 2 NVIDIA Quadro FX 580 and I'm running Mint 17 Qiana 64 bit (Cinnamon 2.2.13). The configuration works ...
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How to use extended monitor with different image on each monitor

How can I use extended monitor set of two HP- EM869A [has Two connectors: one 15-pin mini D-sub analog VGA and one DVI-D (VGA analog or digital)] with my Gateway DX4840-37. I have one vga and one HDMI ...
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Are there any performance improvements when both internal and dedicated GPUs are used simultaneously?

I'm using both internal and dedicated GPUs together using UEFI motherboard to drive multiple monitors (2 connected to MSI r7770 and one to Intel® HD Graphics 4600). What is this technology? How does ...
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Macbook Pro second monitor resolution hack?

I've just bought an mini-display to VGA today and attached my monitor to my Macbook Pro to use as an extended screen. Unfortunately the highest resolution available for my second monitor is not high ...
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Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)

I have three screens connected: Two 1920x1200 screens that I do not want DPI scaled. 1 4K screen that I do want to scale. Currently, if I set a 1920x1200 screen to be my "main" display, and then ...
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Resolution - Why does an LCD TV look ugly as a monitor?

I extended my desktop to my 32" Emmerson LCD TV and set my resolution to the native 1366x760 which is 720P but things still look "ugly". The text is by far not as crisp as a monitor, however a 720p ...
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When I turn 1 monitor off it gets disabled

This problem has only just happened everything was working fine for about 6 months when I got the three monitors. Everything was set up correctly no problems at all but now I do. All three monitors ...
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Is it possible to retain multi monitor settings when one monitor is “unplugged”?

Background Info I recently completed a new 'Home Theater' setup in our new house. In the living room I have a TV and sound bar, and in my office on the other side of the wall I have my PC (running ...
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windows 7 virtual desktop bind them to different monitor

i'm working with virtual desktop on windows 7 using this utility: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/cc817881 and it works fine but now I want bind virtual desktop to a different monitor. ...
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External monitors and Bootcamp on a Retina Display MacBook Pro (aka, resolution issues and pixel density)

I am attempting to use an external Acer monitor (1920x1080 max res.) with my OS X Mavericks Retina display (2880x1800). In Windows 7 (through Bootcamp), the OS looks great on the Retina display of my ...
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How to enable FDI to use both integrated and PCIe dedicated video graphics card at the same time?

First of all, please don't say that it's a repeat and all that. I know that the question is somewhat same but no one asked about how to enable Intel FDI (Flexible Display interference). I have core ...
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Dialog boxes appear on wrong screen after standby

I have 2 monitors. The right one is my largest, primary monitor. I have a smaller, secondary monitor to the left. Normally, dialog boxes appear on the same monitor as the application that spawns them ...
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Where to find out which GPU supports how many monitors at which resolution?

I'm having a hard time finding an answer to the above problem. For instance, when I go to the NVIDIA manufacturers website, I'll get answers like: Multi Monitor: 4 displays Maximum Digital ...
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Does using extend use up additional resources when screen is off?

To elaborate, I have a second screen plugged in through HDMI for when I watch TV. If I have the screen off while still plugged in with my choice being Extend for multiple monitor mode, will that use ...
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Getting an old USB device (projector) to work through a VM

I have an AIPTEK T20 Pocket Cinema projector (which I bought in 2009, and officially went out of production in 2012). It used to work back in the day when I had Windows XP installed on my computer. ...
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Triple monitors with Mac Book Pro (earlier 2011)

I've never setup dual or triple monitors ever. If I had a PC I would working something out, however, on a Mac Book Pro, not sure how. I'm aware of tripleHead2Go or perhaps other adapters can be ...
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Touchscreen calibration troubles in Windows 8.1 using Eyefinity

I'm using Radeon Eyefinity to make a single desktop display of 3 monitors side by side. Problem is, when setting up the touchscreen, windows 8.1 thinks that that's just one monitor, so when you set it ...
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RDP with multiple monitors, display preferences get reset?

Problem: When I connect to my pc at the office via RDP all the application windows I had previously carefully placed on either monitor 1 or 2 will be "scrambled". Either all applications show on ...
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Limiting the maximum window size on gnome

I'm using Xming to connect to a redhat box running gnome for development (I found that VNC had issues with all of the various different keystrokes). I have three smallish monitors, so I want to run ...
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How to put a specific monitor to powersave mode?

For various reasons, like watching a movie or playing a game, I would like to put one or two of my three monitors to sleep. I havent found a way to put a specific monitor to sleep, only all of them. ...
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use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop [duplicate]

Can I use external monitor as primary (bios supported) monitor for my laptop? My thinkpad t61 has non-working screen. I use it with external monitor. But that does not show me win 7 dual boot option ...
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DVI splitter that can switch between two monitors

I have a Wacom 12WG (which is a monitor I can draw on with a stylus) and a monitor, both of them with DVI input. My computer has HDMI output but I can transform it to DVI so no problem getting it all ...
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Windows 7 treating my third monitor as an extension to my second rather than detecting it as a stand alone

I am trying to attach a third monitor to my PC, however I am coming across a rather strange issue. Windows screen resolution is still only showing that I have two monitors connected, but the second ...
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How to use one monitor with two computers?

I recently found myself confronted with a request from two users that made me wonder... The situation is this: they both have their own working place with two monitors each (which they mainly use for ...
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DVI Single vs Dual Link, and optimizing my resolution

I've inherited a new computer and monitor, from separate people, and trying to optimize my resolution. Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (HDMI, Dual Link DVI, and VGA outputs) Monitor: Samsung ...
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Strange scaling when duplicating monitors with another screen

I can't get two monitors to scale application resolutions the same way. My main monitor works normally. My second monitor however, which is set to duplicate its image onto a TV I have in my room, ...
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Max resolution for External Monitor that I can get from my Vaio?

I am planning to get an 29" Ultrawide 21:9 monitor, running at a resolution of 2560 X 1080. My laptop is a Sony Vaio VPCEB24EN, almost 4 years old running with an ATI Mobility Radeon 5145 - 512 MB ...
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Can HDMI Transmit Touch Screen Data using MHL Adapter

I did a bit of research into MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) and discovered it has the following feature according to Wikipedia: HDMI-CEC control of remote devices. ...
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Do I need a more powerful video card?

I have 3 Dell U3014 Monitors (30 inch screens). The max/recommended resolution for these monitors is 2560x1600. I have all 3 plugged into the same video card - a Sapphire Radeon HD 6870. I'm using ...