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Using spare pc as second monitor

I'm looking for a piece of software that can enable a second pc to function as a second monitor via network. Both pc's are running linux so I would like something like MaxiVista only for linux. Is ...
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3 Monitors on Sapphire Radeon HD 6870

I've got a decent machine, 8 GB RAM, good motherboard etc and an Radeon HD6870 GC. I'm desperately trying to run three monitors on the card. The card has 1 HDMI, 2 DVI and 2 Mini DisplayPorts. The set ...
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Not able to detect third screen on onboard VGA

Does somebody have some experience with the following problem. I just remasterd from Xp to Windows 7(32-bit) a HP desktop with aditional Nvidia graphic card. The graphic card allows the users to use 3 ...
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Change Display Arrangement via Batch/Command Line on Windows 7

I want to change the Display Arrangement of my computer via Command line. I have 2 monitors set up, extending, and I want to change the monitors setup from Dual Display to Single Display and back via ...
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How do I enable the onboard gfx card alongside a discrete graphics card?

My motherboard is M3a78-cm and the new card I installed is the GT 520 from NVIDIA. I tried looking around the BIOS settings but I was only able to toggle between having the DisplayPort (internal gfx) ...
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In Windows 7 you can drag a window to each side to split to 2 screens, can you get 4 with multiple monitors?

As the question states... In Windows 7 with a single screen, you can drag a window to the right and a window to the left to maximize them both at half the screen, letting you quickly and neatly see ...
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HDMI connection for extended desktop causes blurry display on external monitor

A few hours ago I connected my laptop to an external monitor with an HDMI cable. I extended my desktop and seriously considered the possibility that I have hyperopia, because the display was extremely ...
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HP Pavilion HPE h8-1010 — Dual Monitor Capable?

I'm looking into purchasing a HP Pavilion h8-1010, and I'm hoping that someone would be able to confirm that it will be able to support Dual monitors out-of-the-box? The online store from where I ...
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How to toggle between different monitors with one key on Windows 7?

I recently found a post on switching between different sound cards with one key stroke (the answer I ended up using is Default Audio Changer). I am looking for similar functionality for switching ...
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Laptop Dual Monitors Flashing

I use 2 external monitors at work and 2 external monitors at home connected to my laptop (one with HDMI, one with VGA). I never have any issues with this at my work setup, but at home, for some ...
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3 Monitors on 1 Card

I know it's possible with certain hardware, I have 3 monitors, I wish to run one on VGA, one on DVI and the other on HDMI, however the monitors do not support HDMI output so I was going to use a DVI ...
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Configure Growl notifications to follow active display?

I'm using multiple monitors with my computer (running OS X Lion) and Growl notifications always show up on the main display. Is there any plugin, setting or other way to make notifications follow me ...
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Launch IE or other browser in kiosk mode across multiple monitors

Presenting an exhibit on a video wall consisting of 6-monitors, I need to launch a browser full-screen across all monitors to display HTML content. On a single monitor, I know browsers such as ...
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Dexpot - Exclude Monitor(s) Settings?

I´m running Windows 7 with a dual monitor setup. I would like to use the main monitor for multiple desktops, but keep the secondary monitor always the same for my Outlook and IM client. I've tried ...
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View linked Excel 'Windows' on separate screens

A colleague had a problem where he couldn't link a cell in his destination workbook with a series of cells in a source workbook. The problem was that in order to link workbooks, he had to open them ...
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Intel Core i5 2320 with Multiple Monitors

I recently purchased a Dell 260 MT with a Intel i5 2320, 8GB ram, and 1TB hard drive. I currently have 2 monitors hooked up to the on-board video card; 1 via HDMI and 1 via VGA. I would like to add a ...
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Open Google Chrome at launch on multi monitor system (LINUX)

I have an AMD HD6950 video card with the latest catalyst drivers installed on a 64bit Ubuntu 11.10 linux box. There are currently two 1920 x 1080 HDTVs connected but there will be four in the future, ...
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Dual monitors, but different brands/models [closed]

I used to have two dual 23" monitors, but I went on an extended vacation to my parents one summer and needed a monitor, so I brought one with me. They live across the country so it was a hassle to ...
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Can I use more than two displays with a MacBook?

Is it possible to add more than two external displays to MacBook using the Thunderbolt interface only? Would a chain of displays connected to each other on Thunderbolt work?
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Disable <ctrl + monitor#> screen switching functionality in Windows 7

In Windows 7, when I have multiple monitors extending my desktop, there is functionality to activate a certain monitor by pressing Ctrl+[monitor #]. So if I press Ctrl+2, then the current program ...
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dual monitors not working with RHEL 6

I installed REHL 6 (30 day demo version) on a system that already had 2 identical graphics cards. There are 2 identical monitors conneted, but only 1 monitor is detected. I tried System -> Preferences ...
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Dual Monitor : 1 VGA port + 1 HDMI port , Will it work?

I have a machine that has a VGA port as well as an HDMI port. My Graphics card is Nvidia GeForce 9200. I believe I can achieve an extended display by utilizing the hdmi port using a hdmi-vga cable. ...
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KDE and External Moniters

I have a Toshiba laptop that I am using with an external monitor. After jumping through many hoops to get this to work in the first place, I have a problem. My previous configuration was as follows: ...
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Keyboard shortcut to set screen resolution in windows 7

Using a windows 7 laptop when I switch off/disconnect & reconnect my external monitor, or after getting the laptop out of sleep mode sometimes the screen resolution is all wrong and if I go to ...
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Dual monitor flicker on Windows 7 - previously worked on Windows XP

I have a dual monitor setup as follows: Radeon HD2600 XT video card (MSI RX2600XT-T2D512EZ/D3) Monitor 1: Samsung Syncmaster 2032BW (1680 x 1050) Monitor 2: an older HP L1720 (1280 x 1024) Both ...
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Weird cursor on second display only

After using a tablet for a while and disconnecting it, this weird extra artifact has appeared beside my cursor, but only on my second display. The cursor doesn't distort like mentioned in other ...
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4 Monitors and a Projector with Radeon 6700/6800 series

I have two graphics cards, one is a Radeon HD 6700 series and one is a Radeon HD 6850. Both have dual DVI ports, a display port and a HDMI port. So all up, I have 8 ports that I assumed I should be ...
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How can I make the desktop span two screens on an Intel HD graphics adapter?

I have a Wndows XP machine with an Intel Core i5-2400 processor with integrated graphics (Intel HD Graphics 2000) and two monitors hooked up to it. I would like to have the Windows desktop span these ...
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Virtual screen on Windows like XVFB on Linux

For a good while I have been playing with the idea of having a virtual screen which is "attached" to my real screen but does not really exist. The idea is that it should almost be like xvfb, the ...
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How to get different terminals for dual monitor scheme without X

I have Ubuntu installed without X.org with two monitors(single card: vga and dvi) Login shell is cloned for both monitors. I there any way to have different shells(tty) for these monitors?
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Is there a KVM switch that supports *dual monitors* using DVI or HDMI?

I have been looking for a KVM switch that I could hook up to my laptop docking station so that I could dock my work laptop at home, flip a switch, and have my laptop use my home PC's keyboard, mouse, ...
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How to change the order of how $DISPLAY is allocated?

Setup: I have two X screens (i.e. DISPLAY=:0.0 and DISPLAY=:0.1 on the separate screens), running from different Nvidia graphics cards in a Ubuntu 10.04. Q: I'd like to know how $DISPLAY is set for ...
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Fullscreen Firefox on two screens

I want to use a program (Firefox) in fullscreen mode on two screens for presenting. Like a "Kiosk". When I press F11, Firefox goes to full screen, but only on one screen.
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Graphics Card supporting Two 50" TV's and a Computer Monitor

I've noticed a lot of graphics cards say that they can support multi-screen display, but it is always worded as "can support up to 3 30" monitors at 1920 X 1200" or whatever the case may be. I didn't ...
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Dual Monitor + Virtual Desktop software (plus for cube)

I've recently purchased another monitor, my first one being a TV and being much larger. I now sit at a desk and use my shiny new 24" LED more often, but I like to extend the desktop into the TV. The ...
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Setup multiple displays with a single video card and HDMI connections

I'm setting up a showroom with 4 displays running 2 different ad campaigns (2 by 2). Some displays will be placed far from the (Windows) machine and I was thinking using HDMI amplified cables up to ...
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Dual external monitors on laptop with two video outputs

I've got an Asus N82Jv laptop with a nVidia GT 335M video card. This card has two outputs, a VGA and an HDMI. I'd like to know if a can use both of them (I mean at the same time) to use two external ...
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Have a desktop wallpaper show as one image across three monitors?

I am running Ubuntu 11.10, and I have three monitors plugged in. How can I have one single image across every single monitor plugged into the machine?
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Connect and disconnect a monitor in Ubuntu

I replaced OSX with Linux on my Macbook Pro. When I had OSX in it, I could connect an external monitor and it would be automatically detected and used. When I disconnected it, everything would move to ...
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Graphics Card with Display Port and 2 DVIs will allow triple screen? [closed]

I currently own a 27" iMac and 2 24" monitors. This configuration usually runs in a triple monitor config with the 2 monitors plugged into the iMac's 2 thunderbolt ports. I have another desktop which ...
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Adding secondary graphics card for third monitor

I have a Dell OptiPlex 960 with a dual-head ATI Radeon HD 4670 card (powering two monitors) installed in the PCIe x16 slot. I'm wanting to add a third monitor to my setup, and I'm aware that using the ...
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Digital Signage Player for Blu-ray quality? [closed]

I'm looking for recommendations for a digital signage player capable of playing true HD footage. I'll be running up to 4 of them on 42" LCD screens. I've had a terrible time with Mvix and many RMAs ...
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Displayport + VGA dual monitor in Redhat 6.2

I just got a new computer at work that only has a single DIsplay Port and a single VGA. I can get the dual monitors in Redhat 6.2 to detect both monitors - but they both display the same thing, and I ...
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Multiple Monitors

At the moment I have got two monitors running off a dual output video card. I have read this article about having multiple monitors connected. It says that this is highly dependent on the ...
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What do I need to set up 3 monitors on my Windows 7 system

I've seen a few questions similar to this, but nothing that spoke specifically to my issue. I'd like to get three monitors running on my system the easiest (read:cheapest) way possible. I'm curious ...
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Is there any way to have the onboard VGA enabled as well as a graphics card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I enable onboard graphics AND dedicated card simultaneously? I have an HP Pavilion S3000y computer running Fedora 15. [specs] The motherboard has a VGA port, for ...
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Display cannot be detected after resume of standby

If I sleep my computer at home, then take it to work and resume it, the second monitor from the video card cannot be detected from the "Screen Resolution" dialog. (The monitor turns on just fine, but ...
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How to stretch the image from one screen to two screens

I want to be able to stretch the image from one monitor to a second monitor even if i have to use some software to do it. For example i want the top half of the image that is now shown on my first ...
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How to get a triple monitor setup for my Vaio? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: External video card for notebook? I'm trying to get a triple monitor setup for my Windows 7 Vaio PCG-3112L, so I think I need a PCMCIA video card. I'm having a bit of ...
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OS X switch to single monitor mode?

I have an extra monitor hooked up to my iMac running Snow Leopard. This additional monitor is also used by my linux box, so I occasionally switch to VGA mode when I need to use the linux box. My ...