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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 ...
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Single- vs. multiple-card graphics solutions for a many-monitor setup?

For a six-monitor setup, is it better single-card solution (e.g. this VisionTek Radeon HD 7870) or a two-card solution (e.g. 2xRadeon R9 280)? Simplifications: All six monitors function ...
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Multi monitor with separate outputs? [closed]

My graphics card (HD 6570) only has one DVI, HDMI, and VGA port. The DVI port already houses a monitor, and I have a spare VGA monitor that I would like to use in a multi monitor setup, but I'm not ...
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an issue with VMWare Workstation 10 and three monitors

I'm having a bit of a problem with using three monitors with VMWare Workstation 10. When only two monitors are enabled in the system I have an option to "Cycle Multiple Monitors", available from the ...
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Hotkey to switch between multiple displays in Windows 8.1

I have a PC with a monitor. My PC is connected to my TV via HDMI. When I watch movies I use TV screen. For work and gaming I use my monitor. I have to open "Screen Resolution" window and select "Show ...
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In a dual monitor setup, how to find which monitor a given window is on?

I am writing a python script to resize and organize windows, just like the grid plugin does in compiz-fusion(except that I am on Debian Wheezy). I am using xrandr and wmctrl to get the resolutions of ...
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Flickering dual screens in Virtual Box Ubuntu 13.10 Guest

I have Ubuntu 13.10 x64 installed as a guest in VirtualBox (under a Windows 8.1 host) and have the settings for the virtual machine setup to run with a monitor count of 2, 128MB video memory and 3D ...
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Primary monitor keeps reverting back to the laptop display

A Macbook Pro running VMware Fusion has a guest operating system of Windows 7. The user often connects an external monitor to the laptop through an HDMI cable. For the display settings "extend the ...
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Can I drive a tablet from an external touchscreen monitor?

I'd like to drive a tablet running windows 7 or 8 pro from an external touchscreen monitor. I know the tablet will accept a USB mouse input and will output HDMI to the monitor, so it should work, ...
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Connecting my laptop to two monitors

How can I connect my laptop to two monitors, having just one HDMI interface? I have a Dell Inspiron 14z. I have also heard that not every laptop supports 2+ monitors. How can I know that my laptop ...
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Applescript won't open applications on my external monitor

I'm trying to open a new MacVim window with Applescript, and have found partial success with this: do shell script "cd \"~/code/application\"; ~/bin/mvim > /dev/null 2>&1" This works ...
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Open image on specific monitor (trigger with Windows Speech Recognition)

I am using a speech recognition macro to open an Image with Irfanview on my Windows 7 system. What I want to do moreover, is to force any new window emerging due to the macro to open in a specific ...
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Can I connect dual monitors one to vga, other to hdmi?

I am planning to set a dual monitor setup. I am on a laptop with i3 3rd gen 1.8 GHz 3217u, 2GB of Intel graphics 4000 HD, 4gb of ram. So can I connect one monitor to the HDMI port and the other to the ...
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obscure no hdmi connection, related to intel integrated graphics hd 4000?

I use a MSI gt60 laptop (i7, gtx 675mx) connected to a Ssus vk228 monitor via hdmi. I've had no problems for about a year but last month the monitor suddenly stopped being recognized by the laptop. I ...
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Sound management when using multiple displays

I have a Lenovo AIO computer which is connected by HDMI cable to a TV as a second display. The two displays work perfectly visually and have done for months, but I am having problems with the audio. ...
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How can I daisy chain a Surface Pro 2 to multiple monitors?

I am considering a Surface Pro 2, and have read on this Microsoft site that: If you have the latest Windows updates, you can daisy-chain multiple monitors from your Surface Pro 2. They don't ...
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How do I know if I will be able to daisy-chain monitors? (connect two monitors to 1 DisplayPort)

I am planning to use Surface Pro 2 with a dock station as my main computer and I would like to connect two external monitors to it, but the dock station only contains a single DisplayPort socket. ...
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Switch order of monitors via command line / shortcut in Windows 7 [duplicate]

My current desktop setup is [2][3][1] where 3 is the main display and 1 is disabled. I would like to be able to toggle between that setup and [3][2][1] where 3 is still the main display and 1 ...
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RandR 1.4 Optimus Dual Monitor

So, I have a dual monitor setup. HDMI comes in through Nvidia, main display is through Intel (I think). I want to use XMonad with the dual setup, and I want to be able to run with or without the ...
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Change What Happens When I Close The Laptop Lid With Two External Monitors

I have two external displays attached to my laptop. I usually keep my lid closed as I only need two monitors. Sometimes, when I want to watch a video in the background I'll open the laptop and play ...
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Duplicating a scaled version of one display's output on another in Windows 7

I have a multi-monitor configuration attached to a machine running Windows 7 that consists of: 1 x 24" LCD - connected on DVI; main monitor 1 x ~100" projector - connected separately on DVI on a ...
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Use Synergy with a dual monitor server

I am currently using synergy on my Windows machine and my raspberry pi. The Windows machine is the server and the raspberry pi is the client. The program works great except it doesn't realize that my ...
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How to design a six-monitor setup? [closed]

What design considerations should be put into designing a six-monitor setup? On NewEgg there are cards like a Randeon HD 7870 with six minidisplay ports. User comments recommend getting active ...
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Does a 25“ 1080p Monitor look better than 27” 1080p Monitor? [closed]

I found a 25" 1920 x 1080 monitor and a 27" 1920 x 1080 monitor for the same price. Both monitors are IPS panel. I like larger screens but I did some research and I found some people saying that a 27" ...
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Force a program to remain on the monitor it was opened on

So I've been looking for an answer to this for awhile now, and a lot of places recommend Ultramon but I've been using it since before this issue. I have a program that opens up and will stick to the ...
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How can I set up my Laptop as an extended second screen for my PC? [duplicate]

I do general programming support and operate with a screensharing software "GoTo Meeting". It'd really help my situation if I could have 2 monitors connected to my workstation (since all my work is ...
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Separate Windows desktops on 1 over 3 monitor setup

If I have a 1-over-3 monitor (shown below), is it possible to split the desktop experience into two sections -- one for the bottom three, and a separate for the top one? For example, I want to use ...
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor “show desktop” work just for current monitor?

Is it possible to click "show desktop" so that affects only the current monitor (and not all of them which happens by default)?
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DVI 'Y' spliter and 2 monitors

I have set up 2 monitors on my PC (Window Vista Home Edition) and connected them with a 'Y' splitter DVI cable to extend my desktop. The problem is it won't extend. All it does is mirroring the ...
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Motherboard has one HDMI port but supports three monitors. How can it?

I am looking at an Asus motherboard and it says : Integrated Graphics Processor Multi-VGA output support : HDMI/DVI-D/RGB ports - Supports HDMI with max. resolution 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x ...
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How to move an active window on a second screen?

I have Windows 7 with dual monitor, I need to move on a second screen and active window using a Windows shortcut. Could you tell me if it is possible using only Win 7? Alternatively could you suggest ...
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Switching between Video Adapters in a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop

I have a Win 7 Latitude E6530, which includes a discrete graphics card (nVidia MVS 5200M), normally connected via the Port Replicator to 2 external monitors (Dell U2410 + Dell 2001FP) both via DVI. ...
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“Another display not detected” but is detected. How can I fix for 3rd monitor?

I've got 2 monitors working through VGA. I'm trying to get the third monitor working through HDMI and having some trouble. In the Windows 7 Control Panel -> Screen Resolution I've got this: In the ...
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Font/display all of a sudden too large

I use Windows 7 at work and have a two-monitor setup. All was well Friday afternoon, but this morning when I logged in, the computer decided it was time to switch my primary screen to the secondary ...
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Fast way to switch the contents of a monitor with the other monitor's

There is Win-Shift-[LeftArrow|RightArrow] as a shortcut key to move an application from one monitor to another. But I find myself frequently needing to swap what's on my left to the right and ...
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Laptop screen periodically turns on and off while using external monitor

When I connect my laptop to my TV via HDMI cable the following list of events occurs; Laptop screen goes black Windows "something plugged in" sound plays After approximately 5 seconds windows ...
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Can't connect my windows 8.1 machine to an external display

I have a touch screen all in one desktop, running 8.1. I'm trying to connect my benq external display via dvi or hdmi cables. I've plugged the power cable into the external screen and connected it ...
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How can I get the system tray on my second monitor?

Whenever I play games, those will always launch on the main monitor. Since the system tray where the clock is located is only displayed on the taskbar on the main monitor, I can't see what time it is ...
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Monitor(DVI-D) but my laptop only has VGA and HDMI port

I am trying to use my new monitor with my laptop(Asus g75v) and my monitor is http://www.asus.com/ca-en/Monitors_Projectors/VG248QE/ the high refresh rate of which only works through the DPI-D port. ...
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How do I force prompts to display on my primary monitor in Windows?

Every time there's a prompt of some kind, or a dialog box, it's displayed on my secondary monitor. Here's an example. Win+R (Run prompt displays on secondary) notepad and Enter (Notepad.exe displays ...
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Mouse clipping between screens even with modified registry key

I am using Windows 8.1 with Two monitors and I am having the most frustrating bug. My mouse will be clipped on the edge of my monitor when it should carry on over to the other screen. I understand ...
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Kick window to the opposite monitor under TwinView?

In Windows, under dual monitors, I can flip the active window to the same location on the other monitor by hitting Win+Shift+Left/Right. I can also "aero snap" the window to either half of the current ...
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How do I update a Dell U2913WM driver?

I have an Acer Aspire E1 15.6" Laptop Laptop with Graphics Chipset: Intel HD Graphics 4400. I am using a VGA cable to extend the screen to my Dell U2913WM (set as primary screen). The native ...
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Can I use my two laptops as dual monitors? [duplicate]

I want to connect my Dell (Windows 7) to my Acer (Windows Vista) and use them as dual monitors. The screen on my Dell is broken and I can't read anything on it. I tried to hook it up to my television ...
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How do I broadcast a desktop on a projector and multiple TVs?

I'm setting up a room for presentations, and I have a projector (assume the input is VGA) and four TVs (assume the input is HDMI). The source will be a laptop (running Windows 7; assume the outputs ...