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Settings up multiple monitors from dual VGA card?

I really need help with this. I recently installed a dual VGA graphics card to my 'Packard Bell iMedia B2218 UK'. My computer installed all the drivers automatically and after restarting I checked my ...
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Automatic desktop extend when second screen is turned on/off

I'm well aware of how to extend the desktop manually to my second display. But as we all know, it's tedious to go in to resolution setting each time. I tend to shut off my second display, either for ...
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Can I use my two laptops as dual monitor? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to use second PC as extended monitor I have Lenovo Y470 [Core i7 quad core ] with windows 7 in it and macbook pro [ core i7 ]. Both of these are on same wifi ...
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Three native monitors on Dell OptiPlex 9010

http://www.dell.com/uk/business/p/optiplex-9010/pd says: Configure your workspace the way you want it with support for up to three native monitors via DP/DP/VGA ports. So I ordered one, and have ...
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How to make desktops in Linux display in a multi-monitor environment?

I want to assign diferent desktops to different monitors. Such as: desktop A displays on monitor A desktop B displays on monitor B … My desktop environment is xfce. I have an NVIDIA GeForce GT ...
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Will turning off a monitor make GPU ignore the monitor?

If I buy three monitors and game on one of them (the center), will turning off the two others while gaming ensure I do not lose any performance because of the two other displays being connected?
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How to connect 3 monitors into an Asus 9800GT

I don't know if this is possible but, I've heard that there exist some DVI connections that allow and recognize the connection os 2 Monitores in the same port (I can be wrong tho). I have an Asus ...
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How can I set the default setting for dual monitors (using Win+P)?

I have two displays (one monitor and one TV) connected to my card via DVI. I switch between them with Win+P (when I'm using XBMC I set "only projector"). Most of the time, I use it during late hours, ...
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Windows 7 losing one of my displays after restart

I have an Intel DZ68BC motherboard with Intel HD graphics card using two monitors (on DVI and on HDMI » VGA). My friend asked me to test if his NVIDIA graphics card works well on my computer (at his ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, 2 NVIDIA GPUs, 2 different XScreens

I have two separate GPUs on my desktop, each has one monitor attached with. I know Compiz does not work with Xinerama, and TwinView only works when 2 monitors are from the same GPU. So I disable both ...
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Adding dual monitor settings to xorg.conf.d

I have Ubuntu Studio 12.04 Precise Pangolin with XFCE as its default desktop. My old HIS ATI Radeon 9250 graphics card was adding red crud across the screen with the generic driver, but downloading ...
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Dual monitors using a gigabyte m68mt s2p motherboard with a d-sub port and a geforce 430 graphics card

Im having trouble setting up dual monitors. Is it possible to run Dual monitors using a gigabyte m68mt s2p motherboard with a d-sub port and a geforce 430 graphics card?
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USB to DVI adapter to get around two monitor limit of my graphics card?

My graphics card is an nVidia GTS 450 which will only run two monitors at a time, but I'd like to add a third one. Will I be able to do that using a USB to DVI adapter or would the limit still be ...
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How to prevent monitor reconfiguration upon opening of laptop lid

I damaged my laptop screen but am already currently saving up for a new laptop, so I didn't want to buy a new screen. What I did instead was use a usb monitor I had at my house as a secondary display. ...
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Second monitor not detected

Hi I have two VGA monitors, my GPU is ATI PowerColor 6850 which has two DVI slots, I use adapters for both VGA monitors. If I connect any the two monitors in the first slot it will work right away ...
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How do I project part of one screen onto a second screen?

How do I project part of one screen onto a second (dual) screen, ideally with Windows or Linux?
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Laptop Dual Monitor Stopped Working

When I got my laptop at the beginning of the year (Lenovo z570) I could connect a monitor to the HDMI port and have my desktop extended from one to the other, but recently, not sure why, but suddenly ...
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Ultrabook with dual screen

Looking at purchasing a Ultrabook but would like to connect 2 screens to it if possible. The machine has 1 x mini-HDMI & 1 x mini-VGA and the resolution of the Ultrabook is 1600 x 900 pixels. ...
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Commandline/hotkey way to duplicate displays on both monitor

I have 2 external monitors connected to a win7 desktop. My displays are setup as "Extend displays to both monitors". Only one of the monitors is connected to a UPS. When the power goes, I want to ...
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Multiple Monitor Occasional Problems

I am currently using a triple monitor setup (Asus VE228H) on a single video card (HIS IceQX H695QNT2G2M) with an active adapter. Now when I built this computer 4 months ago, I did enough research that ...
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2 CPU and 2 monitor, how to setup so that each CPU uses both monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Switching between multi-computer and multi-screen hardware setup I have two towers and 2 monitors, both are separate systems with keyboards and mouses. At times I need ...
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Calibrating multi monitor setup [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitor Calibration Tools and Software So I recently finished my multiple monitor setup (Thanks to the wonderful Display Fusion, courtesy of this answer) . My biggest ...
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Can't Move Windows to 2nd Monitor without Left Mouse and Cntl Key

I have 2 monitors (different sizes and resolutions) setup with the "Extended" monitor Win7 setup. Problem 1 I can not "move" a window from my Primary Monitor (larger and higher resolution on right ...
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Use unmatched GPUs for quad monitor support

I have an MSI Geforce GTX 560 Ti Twin FRozr II with 1gig of VRAM and two monitors attached. I'd like to expand to 4 monitors, but don't want to sepnd much on another hipower GPU. I was looking at ...
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External monitors and theirs DPI / PPI

I am planning to buy a new laptop and the model I look for has two different screen resolutions: 1920x1080 and 1600x900. I was looking how can I compare the size of the text / windows on the laptop's ...
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Can I use 4 monitors with 2 SLI cards

I'm doing some research for my next build and I came up across a couple questions that I can't seem to find the answer for on google (I get different answers from each link) So. If I have enough money ...
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Dell Inspiron 620 desktop - Dual monitor

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop 620 (just purchased this year) and it has 1 VGA connection and 1 HDMI connection. All of my spare monitors only have VGA and so was wondering if the convertor cable from ...
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Is there a general method to determine if a laptop can support 2x external monitors?

Question: Is there a general method, which would let me determine if a laptop can support 2x external monitors? Context: I’m shopping for a laptop, which would support my 2 main modes of operation. ...
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D-Sub port not working on Windows 7 (Intel onboard gigabyte)

Iv been using my HDMI slot to run a 24" monitor and all was well. I borrowed a 17" monitor from work to run a dual screen set up, plugged it into the d-sub port and nothing happened. Checked the new ...
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Weird glitches on Intel iGPU

I have a weird problem that I can't manage to describe in one word, so I'm having trouble searching for a solution. My monitors sometimes go black for a tenth of a second. Other times, they show the ...
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Dual screen setup in Xorg

I have two Nvidia cards (an onboard and an added one), and a monitor connected to each one. Monitors are "on", at least the LEDs indicates that they are. But only the one connected to the onboard card ...
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Can I create a barrier between monitors in a dual monitor setup?

We have a Windows 7 laptop that is hooked up to a projector for running slides. I really want to be able to put a barrier between the laptop's display and the projector (which acts as a second ...
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Forcing monitor resolution in VirtualBox VM on Linux Guest

I am working in a VirtualBox 4 VM running Slackware-current. I have added an external monitor, and am attempting to set up both of them to run in their native resolutions, but am having no luck. I am ...
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How to show desktop background on second monitor when Windows is locked? [duplicate]

When I lock my computer, the first monitor shows "Press CTRL + ALT + DELETE to unlock", and the secondary monitor is just black. But in some office I saw the second monitor showing the desktop ...
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Logical Displays in Linux?

Is there a way to section off one of my displays to make it behave like two displays? I use multiple workspaces a lot, but I also like the functionality of another monitor, but I don't actually ...
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Dual screen with Nvidia on Crunchbang

I just installed a new graphic card on my computer, and connected a monitor to it. I followed this post http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/11900/how-to-nvidia-drivers-in-or-debian-stable/ to ...
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Is there a way to display some web-page on separate monitor constantly, even if computer is locked?

I would like to display web-page with some real-time status information constantly. If I just configure two monitors and open fill-screen web-browser with this web-page on one of monitors, then ...
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Dual Monitors on Integrated VGA and Video Card VGA

I'm not sure if this site is the best place for this question, if there is another stack exchange site where this would be more appropriate, please suggest it, or move it there. I have a VGA port on ...
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Extend Desktop to Monitor over LAN

I want to make use of an old laptop by extending my the desktop from my main PC onto the monitor of this other, old laptop over a LAN connection. I've looked into Xdmx/dmx, but the project seems to ...
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Can I make windows not move all my windows to a newly connected monitor automatically?

I have 3 monitors running on Windows 7. according to windows monitor numbers Samsung TV(in another room connected via HDMI) My main Samsung LCD DVI1 Secondary 17" monitor DVI2  #2 is the ...
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Is it possible to open Modern UI apps on a second display?

It seems like when opening the Modern UI version of IE from the Start screen, it will only open on the main display. Afterwards, I don't know how to move it to the second display, since Win+← and ...
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3 display setup with HD6950

I'm considering buying a HD6950 so I can run 3 screens. Can I connect a monitor to each of the DVI ports and the third to the HDMI port? If not, will I have to get an active adapter and use a ...
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Trying to get my ATI 6900 graphics cards DVI connected to two different monitors, one each

Recently I bought myself a ATI 6900 graphics card. I was hoping to attach two monitors to it using DVI connections, as I have two monitors now. My first monitor is connected and working well via a VGA ...
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Can laptops be used for DualView technology? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a free/open source tool to allow me to control another computer or use it as a second monitor? Is it possible to align two laptops and configure them to use ...
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Windows bounce to the first monitor after hibernate (in windows 7)

I have a windows ultimate 32 bit with 2 monitors, multiple displays set to: "Extend these displays" After hibernate, all the windows are back in the first monitor, and I need to re-drag them (or ...
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Windows confused about position of monitors

I have a Dell Optiplex 980 machine. Two monitors (17 in. and 22 in.) are attached to it. The smaller one was attached from begning, later on I added the larger one. The smaller one on left as primary ...
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Intel motherboard drops HDMI output after Windows boots

I have an Intel motherboard (DH67CL) that uses Intel HD 3000 video. It has two video output ports: HDMI and DVI. Both my monitors are DVI, so I have two cables: a DVI->DVI and an HDMI->DVI. If I plug ...
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Defective primary display.

I have a SONY Vaio with a screen that's broken as I only see white or black dots on the display. I would like to have it start automatically to the external monitor but my previous computer settings ...
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does the EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) support 3 monitors

I have a EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card. It has 1 hdmi and 2 dvi, will it support 3 monitors? I am currently ...
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Unable to extend desktop. External monitor on powersave mode

My Dell e6400 no longer can extend desktop. The external monitor detected and I can changed the resolution in display properties. But the external monitor reported on a power save mode. To confirm ...