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Is there any way to manually control the displays of a Windows 7 PC?

I have a recurring problem that windows refuses to acknowledge that the physical displays I have connected to it are there. It refuses to detect them, or even the port they are on. It won't let me set ...
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Daisy-chain display port monitors on a MacBook Pro

According to this WikiPedia article version 1.2 of the Display port specification allows for multiple monitors to be daisy-chained. My question has two parts: Could this be done on a MacBook Pro ...
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Wallpaper changer on dual display

I am wondering if there is a program out there that allows you to set up two different wallpapers on dual monitors that change periodically. Windows 7 has a built in feature that allows you to change ...
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Fullscreen (youtube, games) does not fill main screen, is shifted between two monitors. Linux

I am trying to figure out where can I set position and size of "fullscreen view". I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, with XFCE on ThinkPad T400 (Intel HD4000 graphics card, 1280x800) with one external ...
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Multi screens are not aligning properly

I am using (4) Samsung (SMB2230) screens. When I place my mouse on the first screen at the bottom right and pull it into the second screen the mouse jumps to the middle on the left of the second ...
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Linux + “nVidia surround” + 3 monitors?

Is it possible to run 3 monitors on 1 nvidia card (600 series, 640/650/660/670) under linux/xorg with the closed source nvidia driver? At the moment a have a 2 monitors on my linux system in a ...
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Slow Windows 8 Start Screen With Multiple Video Cards

This probably sounds ridiculous, but I recently upgraded my 6-monitor setup to an 8-monitor one. The "primary" 6 monitors are running on an ASUS Radeon HD 7970. To add the additional two "occasional ...
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Enable/Detect external monitor from XP command line

Is there a command line utility that can enable (and clone) an external display in Windows XP? In Windows 7, we can do C:\Windows\System32\DisplaySwitch.exe /clone Is there an XP equivalent to ...
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Dual Monitor on Windows causing calibration error on tablet (input device) when using Windows Journal

Recently, I got a dual monitor set up for my desktop running on Windows 7. However, this causes some problems with my tablet input-device in certain applications. I use Windows Journal very ...
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Multiple monitors spanning fullscreen. Which platform?

we purchased a video wall installation (4x LG 47WV30B) connected to a Intel MacPro with 2x ATI 5770. Everything works fine, but we are not totally happy. We display a custom dashboard of our ...
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Multiple monitor update

I have a Bravia and a Fujitsu a series. I want to setup a dual screen but the screen resolution display setting multiple display does not give the option of extend this display, it only allows me to ...
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DaisyChain Non-Apple monitors to Macbook Pro

I as hoping to daisychain some monitors to either my display port or my thunderbolt port for my early 2011 Macbook Pro (AMD Radeon HD 6490M). I don't want to buy the expensive Apple monitors but I'm ...
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multi-screen switcher

I have a windows 7 machine with vmware and 2 monitors. The first one, with vmware on fullscreen, and the second one as the main screen with windows 7 with the browser and some applications, is there ...
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Multiple displays won't say extend these displays

I have a Bravia and a Fujitsu a series. I want to setup a dual screen but the screen resolution display setting multiple display does not give the option of extend this display, it only allows me to ...
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Getting a PCI-E card and onboard video to work for a triple monitor display

my computer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883220026 I upgraded a few years back to a nvidia 9500 GT (isn't much, but it gets the job done) I recently received a third monitor ...
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Multiple external monitors attached to a laptop require Thunderbolt?

If I want multiple external monitors attached to a laptop does that mean I need to buy a laptop with the Thunderbolt port and specialised monitors? Or is there non Apple solution? I ask as my ...
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Windows 8 Metro/Modern Start Screen with Multiple Monitors — Keep it always maximized?

Before installing Win 8 today, my plan was to keep the Metro UI up on my smaller, laptop monitor and have the classic UI running on my two larger monitors. However, in reality, as soon as I click on ...
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Windows 7 dual monitor: Don't move application windows when turning off second monitor

I don't want the application windows to be moved to the main monitor when I turn off the monitors. On my Windows XP dual monitor system, I can turn off the monitors, and when I turn them back ...
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Taskbar disappears sometimes when using a second monitor

Windows 7 laptop, docked with a second monitor. This problem started happening when I started using the second monitor. The taskbar will often stop displaying. The Windows logo remains, but the ...
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Having a different display on the Laptop and HDMI TV [closed]

I need help in getting my Laptop and TV (HDMI) displays working. Is it possible to be doing stuff on the laptop without showing on the TV, just like using a projector and a laptop? For example: ...
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How to get same resolution with 2 monitors

I bought second 22 inch monitor yesterday. One is benq G2225HD and another is G2255. My problem is that after connecting second monitor I can't get his resolution 1920x1080 as the first ones even ...
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How do I change which monitor my Start Menu appears on in Windows 8? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 8 beta: Is it possible to open metro apps on a second display? I have two monitors, and I've set my primary display to the one on my left. However, for some ...
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Using laptop as monitor [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer? I would like to set up a dual screen display on my pc. Before buying another monitor, I'd like to try doing ...
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Any reason to prefer video adapter with two DVI ports versus one DVI/one VGA for DVI/VGA optional dual monitors?

I am looking to buy a new video card to power two identical monitors. The monitors came with both DVI and VGA cables, so I am able to use either. My current video card has two DVI ports on the ...
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How can I automatically switch audio to my speakers when my TV-as-2nd-monitor is not in use?

I have a normal LCD monitor as my primary monitor and an HD LCD television as a 2nd monitor (connected through HDMI). I also have a set of normal speakers for the computer (a Windows 7 machine) that ...
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Setting up dual monitor with one DVI and the other VGA

I know there are a few questions here that ask about dual monitors but my problem is a little different. My desktop has only one DVI monitor input. I am using the DVI monitor input for my current ...
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Using Intel Ivy Bridge GPU for triple monitor setup

I am planning to upgrade my CPU to an Intel Core i5-3450 (Ivy Bridge). However, my motherboard (ASRock B75M Micro ATX Motherboard) does not have an onboard video chipset. Will I still be able to ...
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Why is my second monitor not working?

Since I have my new computer, I have a very weird problem. Facts: New Computer: Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro 3 Graphics-card: Asus1GB D5 X EN GTX560 DCII OC/2DI R CPU: Intel i5-3570 Windows 7 ...
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Will a DVI adapter improve the display quality on an external monitor? [closed]

I have a "Samsung SyncMaster 2433" monitor and I connect it to my laptop (a ThinkPad W520) with a VGA cable. If I look at the image closely, however, I can see small yellow lines like noise lines all ...
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Cannot exit X server, restart, shutdown or drop to tty when VGA monitor active

I have a strange problem. If I connect an external VGA monitor to my laptop, exiting the X environment in any way crashes the computer. For example, say I am working with my two monitors (the ...
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my LG monitor attached to Dell laptop not showing display

I have a Dell XPS L502x WIndows 7 (64 bit) laptop and a LG Flatron W1943C LCD Monitor. I want to add LG monitor as a seconday monitor to my laptop using HDMI port. I'm using HDMI to VGA cable. My ...
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How to do triple monitor gaming?

I just got a third monitor and a second graphics card. All three monitors are identical (Acer 20" something or others) and the graphics cards are identical Nvidia 550TI cards. A few things I cannot ...
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2 monitors, 1 tv with HD 7870

I'm planning on buying a Radeon HD 7870 soon and I want to check if my desired setup is possible. I want two monitors and one TV with three separate desktops/images on each. I do not want any of ...
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Dual monitor setup for laptop (Radeon HD 6620G with VGA and HDMI at the same time) does not work

I have a Toshiba Satellite P775D (6GB RAM, Processor: AMD A8-3500 APU, Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6620G). I tried connecting this laptop to a 1366 x 768 monitor through VGA and a 1920 x 1080 TV screen ...
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When connect 2 monitors bottom half of one monitor is black

Here is my situation: I've connected two samsung monitors to my laptop, both monitors function perfectly when connected alone, but when I connect both, bottom half of 24" monitor goes black, also ...
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games opening at double resolution with 2 monitors

Whenever I open a game on my computer, It opens at a resolution of 3840x1080 aka the resolution of both of my monitors, combined. Now some games have good resolution controls, most do not. Is there ...
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Dual monitor's never display after BIOS loads

I am trying to set up dual monitors via Windows XP, and I am running into a very bizarre problem. My video card is a GeForce 8800 GTS, which has dual DVI ports. One DVI port connects to my Samsung ...
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Sometimes when I boot up my computer, my monitors, keyboard and mouse are not detected

Sometimes when I boot up my computer, my monitors, keyboard and mouse are not detected. Is this a motherboard issue? What can I do about it?
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How to watch a video in full screen on multiple monitors?

How can I watch a video in full screen on multiple monitors? I'm using Windows 7 x64 and I can only make it go full screen on one monitor.
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Select primary monitor at boot

I have connected a secondary monitor on my geforce 560ti vga connector, the main monitor has always been connected to the DVI port. The problem is that now the monitor on the VGA port is being treated ...
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Using Windows Multipoint for gaming

I have a pretty powerful computer and graphics card, my specs are 16gb of ram, and a 3.6ghz quad core processor. I also have 3 monitors. I was wondering if I could set it up to run League of Legends ...
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Windows 7 says I've got 3 monitors but I've only got 2

I have recently added a second monitor to a friends computer and it is working fine, except that it says that I have got three screens and the main screen it says is two. The below screenshot will ...
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Multi-monitor SLI when not using 3D

I have read that multi-monitor is limited to 2 screens when using SLi, but is that only the case when 3D games are running or do I need to turn SLi on just before starting a game and turn it off ...
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How can I switch between the HDMI and DVI outputs of my graphics card?

I've got an Nvidia GTX 560ti card which currently I've got my 2 monitors hooked up to using the 2 DVI ports. However its got a mini-HDMI port which I've plugged a HDMI cable in (with mini adapter) ...
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How do I get Windows 8 to run 2 Metro apps on each display of an extended display?

I have a Dell U2312HM 23" screen connected to my HP Envy laptop in Extended desktop mode. Is there a way I get 2 Metro "Windows 8 Style UI" to run side-by-side, with one app on each of the screens? ...
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Nvidia GeForce SLI with AMD chip

I got a set of Nvidia GeForce GTX 480's in a NON SLS motherboard. I was under the impression that I wouldn't need SLT to be capable of having 4 monitors. Is this an incorrect assumption? Does my ...
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External HP monitor has black border with Dell Windows 7 laptop

I have a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 and connected an extra HP S2031 monitor I had through a digital cable. It has an Intel 3000 chipset. I now have a black border around my screen on the HP ...
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Stretch cockpit image across three monitors in Flight Simulator

I want to stretch my Flight Simulator cockpit image across three monitors. All the answers I have seen so far relate to wallpaper stretching across three monitors. Fusion will only allow me to ...
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2 monitors with integrated graphics

I need to build a low power consumption PC, and got stuck with the question: If a I use a motherboard like: http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3988#sp will I be able to use ...
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Full screen flash video displays on the wrong monitor

I'm using Flash version 11.3.31.222 (latest) and have a dual monitor setup on Windows 7 64bit. Everything worked fine but lately, without upgrading anything, just all of a sudden, the full screen ...