For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

0
votes
0answers
54 views

Using iMac as 2nd monitor(Target Display mode) with Thunderbolt 3 equipped PC laptop

Considering an upgrade from my 3 yr old Asus N56VZ laptop to the Dell XPS 15 Infinity. The Dell has the new Thunderbolt 3/USB-c connector. Does anyone know if this connector can be used with Target ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Control panel windows open in an nonexistent screen in Windows 7

I have Windows 7 and I am using only one monitor. When I try to open any configuration window from Control Panel, the window opens into an nonexistent monitor, they "fly" to the right of the monitor ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Select default display output BIOS level

My custom built pc has a couple of display output ports on both integrated and dedicated NVIDIA card, but it only displays output on mDP port of my NVIDIA card currently. It works fine with Windows ...
1
vote
1answer
75 views

VLC Desktop mode spanning multiple monitors

I have recently found out that VLC had a desktop mode and well i saw that some people was using this to have the ISS Livestream as their desktop background. VLC was started inside Desktop Mode and ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Display to multiple display(TV) from one PC

I have setup of 5 TVS (4k) connected to a single PC via HDMI using 5 Output Display Card. I want to display 5 chrome tabs on separate TVS. Is there a way I can control them convieniently - I can't see ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

Connecting multiple “additional” monitors to duplicate displays from multiple computers

I have two desktop computers in Room 1, each of which have 2 monitors connected to them (1x VGA, 1x HDMI, each). These 2 monitors are dedicated to the individual computer they are attached to, and are ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

second screen resolution issue when connected to “Optimus”-configured laptop (onboard Intel and an Nvidia)

I've recently upgraded my Lenovo Y50-70 laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 10 and a very strange problem have occurred: When I'm connecting my second display (VGA -> HDMI) — the resolution gets ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

One mouse click, two separate and simultaneous events

Two laptops (both running same OSX). I want to click one thing (it can be a mouse button, or it can be a key, It doesn't matter), and have both computers recognize it. This would mean (if it was the ...
1
vote
1answer
24 views

Is there an alternative way to span three displays when using a Nvidia Graphics card?

Thanks for looking! Background I have a four monitor set up at home with three monitors in a row and then a fourth monitor directly below the middle monitor. On the weekends, I have a brief window ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Monitor problems under windows 10

I have an old Dell 3007WFP which only has DVI input. Previously, I was driving it via a mini-display port to display port chained to an active display port to dual link DVI converter, off a Dell XPS ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Autoswitch monitors on PC?

I have a dual monitor setup: desktop monitor and TV. I use Win+P to set up the TV as screen only. Now, few months back, it happened that when I turned the TV off in this setting, the monitor would ...
0
votes
0answers
109 views

How to create a Ghost Monitor in Windows 10

Ive made some research on the web and didn't found any answers and as its always been welcoming here here's my question. Question: Is it possible to make a Ghost Monitor ("Fake Monitor/Secondary ...
0
votes
2answers
22 views

Is there a way to have the OS turn off some monitors but leave others on?

I have some monitors that I like to leave on for monitoring sakes. Others, I would like to sleep to not waste power. Is there a way to do this within Windows? So far I've not found a way to do.
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Mac Pro, OSX 10.9.5, Mirror Display to Raritan Cat 5 Reach KVM

I can get my MacBook Pro, OSX 10.9.5 to work fine, using the Raritan KVM. As well as a Mac Mini, with the same OS. When I try to use the MacPro, the computer the KVM is intended for, It doesn't even ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

Can't connect external monitor HDMI/VGA on laptop

My laptop was connected with an external monitor for months, but one or two months ago after a Windows 10 update, I can't connect anymore an external monitor in HDMI or VGA. The W10 update was far ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Switch Windows screen configuration with a script

I have a triple monitor setup that I occasionally use for gaming. Some games support the AMD Eyefinity, therefore I would have all three screens active and joined using the AMD driver. Some other ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

Is it possible to override Intel 4000 2-display limit?

Intel's drivers don't allow using more than two displays (laptop +1 external, or 2 external and no laptop display), though we have some docks that use DisplayLink software that overrides this and ...
12
votes
4answers
289 views

How can I make the cursor in Windows with a multiple monitor setup behave like it's moving between all monitors having the same resolution?

I just added a new 4k monitor to my setup, bringing my total to 3. My problem is that windows "thinks" that the monitors are physically the relative sizes they are in the display settings, when they'...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Windows 10 Lenovo T530 w/ docking station and multiple monitors

I have a Lenovo T530 w/ docking station running Windows 10 and I wanted to run dual monitors. I already had a Samsung S27B350 which is HDMI and I bought a Dell U2414H with Displayport In/Out and HDMI ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Can I prevent Windows 7 from redrawing the primary monitor when second monitor is unplugged?

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor plugged in via DisplayPort. Both the laptop screen and the secondary monitor have the same resolution. When I'm "going mobile", I'll move all of my ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Dual Monitor stuck in Single Monitor mode after power outage

I have dual monitors running and after booting up my computer from a power outage recently it seems both monitors display the same image rather than being dual. I went to personalization and ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

Intel HD Graphics - Custom resolution issue

I connected a second monitor to my laptop, but for some reason it doesn't use the right resolution. It applies 1680x1050 and it's all blurry, when it should be using 1920x1080. The laptop screen is ...
1
vote
2answers
46 views

How to make the smartphone work as a pc monitor?

I am have a pc and recently my dell monitor stopped working so i had called up the customer careband they said that they will get it replaced within a week. So till that time i can't use the pc (OS is ...
1
vote
1answer
83 views

Getting taskbar with clock (notification area) on second monitor with Windows 10

My Windows 10 updated itself this morning and now the notification area (the rightmost part of the taskbar with clock) will only appear on the laptop monitor. The past several weeks it was happily ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

HDMI auto switching feature

Is there any option to auto switch to the monitor after connecting to it via HDMI cable in Gnome desktop environment. I know that it's available in Windows and the audio switches to the monitor's ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

“Pin” a workspace on external monitor (projector)

I would like to have a setup with two workspaces and two monitors (built-in screen and a projector). I wish to have the second workspace always visible on the projector while being able to switch ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Ghost image of Monitor 1 in Monitor 2 with wound together VGA cables

In a custom-made special purpose cabinet, I have two LCD monitors connected to a single PC with VGA cables. Each VGA connector in the PC outputs different "feed". The cabinet houses multiple ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Windows 7 is jerky, visually, with three monitors

When dragging Windows across all three monitors, it appears that they jerk around, at maybe 10-15FPS. YouTube and Netflix play in very low frame rates, probably skipping frames, and when scrolling in ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Send sound to AV receiver but have only 1 monitor in Windows

I have a very complicated problem that I hope you can help me with. I have the following setup: PC with: DVI out to primary monitor HDMI out to AV-receiver, which then goes to TV and 5.1 sound ...
2
votes
1answer
49 views

How to run 2nd monitor with 2nd graphics card?

I have 2 graphics cards in my laptop: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520MX, Yesterday I got a 2nd monitor that I connected to my laptop via VGA cable, but for some reason its ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

How can use three monitors at a time three by DVI port and one by VGA port? I have already tried as the following procedure [duplicate]

I have connected two monitors by converting HDMI from the DVI port by using 'y' cable and HDMI extenders. When I connect another monitor with using the VGA port the display is not working. When I ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

Intel WiDi Issues with Smart TV and Windows 7

I (very) recently got a brand-new TCL Roku Smart TV (Model Number: 48FS3750). So far, it's been a lot of fun. There are tons of features, and the image is great compared to what I had. Since I like to ...
-1
votes
1answer
35 views

How can I know if a Surface Pro 3 supports a 4k monitor?

I have a Surface Pro 3 where a user wants to purchase a 4K monitor and use it off of the display port on the device. I just can't figure out if the display port will support a 4K resoultion.
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Oculus DK2 + second monitor for displaying DK2 image (but not warped and stereoscopic)

we have the following process/toolchain and would like to have one question answered: start Open Broadcaster Software (mirrors one screen to another screen, in our case Oculus VR DK2 image to normal ...
0
votes
1answer
22 views

Can I use a splitter for a triple monitor setup?

I was wondering how I can link 3 monitors to my graphics card. I want to use the computers as 3 separate monitors (not duplicates). What splitter should I use? Would a splitter even work? Note: I am ...
1
vote
0answers
160 views

Fedora 23 - Dual monitor Issue - Unwanted Mirroring

I cannot get my dual Asus monitors not to mirror, when using Fedora 23. I had been using them without issue (screen sharing) on another HD with Kali, and also another HD with Windows 10. It's the ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Use 4K monitor in HD resolution to get clearer text

As I spend 90% of my time reading code and documentation and seeing the display quality of new tables and smartphones I realize that they are way above the text quality I see on my 23" HD monitor. By ...
1
vote
2answers
63 views

How to change screen within max OSX - Multiple screens - Only with the keyboard

I have a monitor connected to my 2015 MBP Pro running OSX El Capitan 10.11.3. I like switching between screens using the ctrl <- / ctrl -> options. This is fine most of the time, but say for ...
3
votes
2answers
35 views

Why won't windows open an application on the same screen where it was requested?

I've noticed some very illogical behavior (IMO) about the taskbar you have on all monitors (only applicable when multiple monitors are used of course). I'm as curious for a fix as I am curious for ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Notification Icons on second monitor shows blank context menu

If I move my taskbar to my second monitor and right click any of the windows notification area icons (e.g sound and network connectivity) the context menu shows up blank, pictures below: Anyone ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

One of my graphics cards no longer displays in Windows 7

I have a computer with two NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 graphics cards installed (let's call those G1 and G2). I have three monitors - two plugged into one card, one plugged into the other. This setup has ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

Cant remote desktop with dual montiors from Windows 10 pro to Windows 7 RDP protocol

Don't know what I am doing wrong. I have Windows 10 Pro, I select the Show options->Display tab and say use all monitors. Everytime I only get one monitor. I don't get it. Is there something ...
4
votes
0answers
25 views

Is there a way to connect display layouts in 360 degrees?

I am trying to get the mouse to go from the right side of screen 1 to the left side of screen 3 but also be able to go back to screen 3 from the left side of screen 1 through left side of screen 2 in ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How do I display the same window on my laptop and on a projector without mirroring displays?

Here's the scenario I'm in: I want to have xournal open and fullscreen on a projector and use a pressure sensitive pen/tablet to write on it; at the same time, I want to see a copy of the xournal ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...