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LCD monitor flicker when connected to a laptop using VGA

I have a dual screen setup with two AOC e2450Sw monitors connected to a laptop. The laptop has one HDMI and one VGA output. When one of the monitors is connected using VGA, it flickers or displays ...
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Emulating extra displays

I have a system with a single monitor, I would like to test the an xmonad configuration that is designed for multiple monitors. Is there any way to emulate a system with 3 monitors using something ...
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Three monitors on Radeon 6870 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 3 Monitors on Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 I have an Asus Radeon 6870 with four places to connect a monitor. I am using three 1920x1080 monitors, connected to the ...
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Connect monitor (DVI / VGA) to S-Video / TV-Out

I have an ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card in my computer. It has two DVI sockets and an S-Video / TV-OUT socket. There are alreay two monitors connected to the two DVI sockets. I have a third ...
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Why all menus in windows are floating left with dual monitor?

I'm using a tablet with a external monitor and the second monitor as the main one. Why all menus are floating left. Is there a way to change this? My tablet is physically positioned on the right of ...
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How does hardware limit the maximum number and resolution of monitors usable via Remote Desktop?

I want to use Remote Desktop on Windows 7 with multiple monitors (as opposed to spanning), and I understand that both ends need to be running Windows 7 Ultimate or Enterprise editions. (Or, Windows ...
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Switch focus between monitors in multi-monitor setup

I'm using a multi-monitor setup and I often use the second screen as a display for a virtual machine. My problem is that I haven't found a good way to switch between the virtual machine and the host ...
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Two monitor, one with DVI-D connection, the other with VGA?

I have a problem. I have a SyncMaster SA300 (TFT, main monitor) monitor and a SyncMaster 591s (CRT) monitor. I want to use both monitors and share the desktop. My video card have a VGA port and and ...
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USB 3.0 video card supporting dual-link DVI 2560x1440? [closed]

I have an available USB 3 port on my laptop, and I'd like to run a 2560x1440 monitor whose ONLY input is a dual-link DVI port. All the USB 3 adapters I've seen have HDMI or DisplayPort, or just ...
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Connecting Single CPU for Dual (Monitors, Keyboards and Mice)

I have seen in some schools and cyber cafes, multiple monitors, keyboards and mice connected with a single CPU and act independent of each other. I have a good performance PC having Windows 8 Pro OS. ...
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Simulate Multiple Monitors

I'm trying to find out if there is a product out there to simulate Multiple Monitors on one large monitor/tv? So take a screen and turn it into something like below... ...
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How to duplicate multi-displays in windows?

I need more screen real-estate for productivity work (programming, excel, etc) and am considering a 3 side-by-side setup (3X1920 x 1200). I'd like to find a way to usefully incoporate a touchscreen ...
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Is there a way to use full screen apps on Mountain Lion Without Losing 2nd Screen?

The Full Screen option in apps on Lion/Mountain Lion is great for maximising screen space unless you run two monitors, at which point the second one just shows a useless texture. Is there a way to get ...
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3 Monitors on Dell Latitude E6520 (NVidia NVS4200M) Display Keeps Disconnecting

I am trying to setup my Latitude E6520 with 3 monitors, 2 External and laptop display. THe setup should be as follows: Primary - Laptop (1920x1080) - Embedded Secondary - Acer X233H (1920x1080) ...
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App to peek at 2nd monitor?

I have two screens. The 2nd is not facing me. I occasionally want to check if it looks correct. How do I get my screen (monitor 1) to show me what monitor 2 looks like briefly? This should not make ...
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3840x1080 (2x 1920x1080) unavailable under Windows 7?

I miss a feature Nvidia had. I guess it was called twinview, works like eyefinity for AMD. I got different Graphiccards: GTX 650 Ti, GT9600GT and GT640(Club3D) My Driver's version is 310.90 ...
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How do i activate the motherboards monitor slot?

I have a 32 inch plugged into my HDMI, a 40in plugged into my normal monitor slot on my video card, but i want to plug in my 24in to my motherboard for misc. stuff. What do I do? Motherboard: ...
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Can I have two screens without two monitors?

Long story short, I'm looking to have one monitor but two "screens" set up on my host computer (Windows 7 Ultimate). One screen will be displayed on my single monitor, while the other screen will show ...
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How do USB to DVI adapters plug into monitors? (Cord and port are both female.)

I feel like this must be so simple that I will be shunned from the site in contempt, but how does a USB-to-DVI adapter connect to a monitor when its male end is USB (plugs into computer) and its ...
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Using 2 different graphics cards [closed]

I have an EVGA 9800GT on my PC and I'm running Arch Linux x64 with 2 monitors. I have a 9500GT sitting in the shelf. I found out that I could use the 9500 for physX, but I can also SLI them. Doing SLI ...
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Mix nVidia with ATI for 3 monitor setup?

I am currently working with 2 Monitors and a nVidia GTX560 Ti on an Asus p8p67 motherboard. Because one of my old monitors is kind of crap, I was wondering if I could buy a new one and setup the old ...
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Two external displays from one laptop with VGA and HDMI?

I have Sony VGN-FW560F with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650. I would like to hook up two external monitors to a laptop's Hdmi and Vga. The laptop graphic card normally only support 2 displays and I want ...
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How can a video card support more monitors than it has ports?

I'm looking into buying a new video card and I really like the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Looking at the features list, it claims: NVIDIA Surround with Up To Four Monitors Nothing is as breathtaking ...
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HD 7870 with three independent monitors

I am trying to set up three independent monitors on my HD 7870 using windows 7(planing on upgrading to 8). While all three work only two can be active at the same time. When trying to activate the ...
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Force windows 8 start screen permanently on secondary monitor

I know the start screen can be moved using Win-PageUp or Win-PageDown, but is there any way to save this value permanently? I've read similar questions: Windows 8 start screen on secondary monitor ...
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XRandR DPI on multihead linux

I have multiple screens with different correct DPI settings. I can use xrandr --dpi X to change DPI for all screens, is it possible to set different DPI for each screen? How do I make apps ...
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Alt + Tab (Switching windows) for Actual Multiple Monitors. Any suggestions?

For some reason, my alt tabbing (switching windows) doesn't work. I know it has something to do with Actual Multiple Monitors but I don't know why doesn't it work. It doesn't let me alt+ tab for ...
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Six monitor support

I have a new custom built computer with the following graphics cards in it: XFX Double D HD-687A-ZDFC Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card ...
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How can I use 2 monitors plus laptop with my Dell e6420 w/ Nvidia nvs 4200m

I have just hooked up a 2nd external monitor to my Dell e6420 laptop with a Nvidia NVS 4200m graphics card, running Windows 8 64 bit. However, the computer won't let me have both monitors and the ...
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More visible mouse point locator with multiple monitors

I have the "Show location of pointer when I press CTRL key" option on in Mouse Properties to help me find my mouse pointer. This however is not enough as I have a 4 monitor setup and if the mouse is ...
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How do I enable the on-board graphics card Acer predator G3620?

I have a Acer predator G3620 with NVIDIA GFORCE 630 GT, I want to connect two monitors to the pc, but the problem is that the monitors dont have HD input. I think to connect they to the motherboard, ...
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DreamScene on multiple monitors

I have two monitors on my work computer, and I'd like to use a different DreamScene wallpaper on each monitor. Is there a simple way to set this up? I considered combining the videos into one, but ...
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Easiest way to set up a workstation with TV and multiple monitors

In my bedroom, I have a PC, two monitors, and an HD television. I'd like to set these all up to work together in two modes: Working on the PC - in this mode the two monitors should be enabled and ...
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Prevent Google Chrome from remembering window position on close

There's a computer that is only used for the youth service at my church. Sometimes, Google Chrome is used to display a web page during the service. The problem is, next time someone opens Chrome, it ...
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Metro minimizes whenever i click something on my second screen

Only just installed windows 8, and so far it's all pretty nice. I run it on my laptop, but whenever i'm at home I hook it up to my second monitor(which then becomes my main display). But for some ...
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Second Screen via Network on Windows

I have set up a tv in my living room connected to an old desktop (Windows 7) controlled by a nice remote control that plays tv and films easily, but now I would like to use it as a second monitor. ...
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How to configure pc desktop + mac laptop workstation?

This is probably simpler than I'm imagining, but I've got a Windows desktop with 2 monitors connected with 2 DVI cables. I've worked with this setup for years. I want to add a Macbook Pro to the mix, ...
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Turn on auto hide for taskbar on second screen but not on primary screen in windows 8

I have a laptop running Windows 8, and recently purchased a monitor to use while at home. I love that there is now a taskbar on both screens, but I wish I could turn on the auto hide feature for the ...
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My dual screen wallpapers don't line up correctly

I'm running dual 1080p monitors, one is lower than the other so I configured that in the settings. When i tile my wallpaper across both screens, the bottom of the wallpaper lines up with the higher ...
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ATI Radeon Triple Monitor Setup

I have a Dell XPS 8300, and its got an ATI Radeon HD6450 installed. When running Ubuntu 12.04 the triple monitors work flawlessly. I can change the default, turn them on/off etc ... The problem ...
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Dual DVI-D cable shows 2560x1600 monitor resolution only partially

Recently installed a new quality monitor capable of a screen resolution of 2560x1600 that replaced my old 1920x1200 monitor. The old Dual DVI-D cable was able to feed the old monitor perfectly with ...
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Impossible to use a 3rd monitor in Windows 7 with HD6950

I bought a new monitor 24'' to add to my 2 other monitors (24'' and 26''). They're all 1920*1200, and are all recognized individually, and 2 at the same time can always work (through HDMI et DVI1). My ...
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How to switch between two Vim windows (two separate instances) on separate monitors

Whats the keyboard shortcut to switch between running instances of Vim?
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How can I save and switch between multiple display and audio configurations in Windows 7?

I connected my PC to my TV so that I can play some games on the big screen with an Xbox controller, console style. My video card only allows 2 of its 3 outputs enabled at a time, which are currently ...
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How to set widescreen monitor as main on a docked laptop?

I have two monitors that's hooked up on my laptop dock. It's a Dell M4700 and I'm using a dock with it. One monitor uses DVI and the other uses display port. On screen settings, the laptop screen is ...
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Enable Radeon HD 3000 on MSI 760GM-P23

I have a MSI 760GM-P23 motherboard with an integrated Radeon HD 3000. I have a GeForce GTX 550 Ti installed as well. I am wanting to use the GeForce for GPGPU but I cannot get the Radeon enabled. Has ...
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Dual monitor support from one DVI port

I have just bought a HP Pavilion desktop with an AMD Radeon HD 7450 graphics card. This card has one DVI port and a HDMI port, and I want to hook it to up 2 monitors so I can use both as extended ...
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Setting up dual monitors in xorg.conf

I have a dual-monitor setup where the second (smaller) monitor extends the desktop of the first one. This works perfectly fine using the KDE monitor settings/XRandr, but Xorg's default behaviour is ...
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3D Acceleration in VirtualBox Ubuntu Guest on Win 7 Host

The problem is that enabling 3D Acceleration Support in my VirtualBox seems to break OpenGL programs. I must point out that my hardware layout might be uncommon: I have 4 displays powered by two ...
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Howto setup second dualhead monitor to use tty10?

I have 2 Monitors so far setup for dual head with gnome3 using opensuse 12.2. I want the second Monitor to display the output of systemd-journalctl or htop for example on tty10 while tty7 is ...