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How can you automate video output/resolution changes in Vista?

I have a laptop with an external monitor and frequently switch between outputting to both the monitor and laptop screen as an extended desktop, and solely outputting to the laptop screen. Every time I ...
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AMD Radeon R9 270X not supporting 3 monitors

My setup: 1 DVI, 1 HDMI (to VGA adapter), and 1 Display Port(to HDMI adapter). I would be fine with the HDMI and DisplayPort monitors displaying the same image. AMD Catalyst Control Center's ...
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Two identical external monitors, one having hardware detection issues, but working in one specific setup

I've got two HP ZR24w external monitors. Used for years. A few weeks ago, I turned the system off in the evening while it was still working fine, and when I turned it back on the next morning, one of ...
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Keyboard shortcut to extend to 2nd monitor in vmplayer?

I am using Vmware player and my host OS is Windows 8 (guest OS is Lubuntu 14.04). I removed the top bar of my VMplayer because I found it annoying. I did this by going into ...
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Locking the first screen, but leaving the second screen unlocked

I have an LCD monitor connected to the computer via VGA, and I have a TV with computer connected via HDMI, and the desktop is extended between Monitor and TV. When the computer is locked (should be ...
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Dual Monitor setup detected as single screen

Two similar monitors display the same picture and are shown as a single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is a DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via ...
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windows 7 doesn't allow my third monitor to work

I have an "ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650" Graphics card, with 1 VGA and 1 HDMI port, + main monitor on my laptop and 2 external monitors. I'm trying to connect my third monitor but whenever I try to ...
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Mouse Lag on External Monitor

Hooked up my new USB Docking Station in order to add a third monitor to my laptop. I'm running one monitor directly from the HDMI port on my laptop and one from the DVI-to-VGA on the docking station. ...
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Dell Monitor does not turn on

I have a Dell P2815Q. You can check the description on the link below: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-28-Ultra-HD-4K-Monitor---P2815Q/productID.309552300 I have been using ...
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Windows 8 HDMI Second screen not letting me set resolution to 1600x900 [duplicate]

I have a Hitachi TV which on HDMI input uses the resolution 1600x900. However, when I plug in my TV with HDMI, Windows automatically sets a resolution for me and only gives me 2 choices when trying to ...
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Driving two Dell UP2715K monitors

I have been using a Dell UP2715K happily with a Nvidia NVS 510 card. It drives the screen at full res (5120x2880) and 60Hz refresh without problems, using a pair of DisplayPort cables. The card is ...
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MacMini Dual Screen dragging window to secondary screen failed to land desired location

When I drag a window to the top area of the secondary screen, it won't follow the cursor to the desired location, but jumps to the middle of the screen. It worked fine before the Yosemite upgrade. Is ...
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The resolution option is greyed out when duplicating display with monitor and projector

I have a Windows 7 PC which has an built-in Intel graphics card and one NVIDIA Quadro 410 graphics card. A monitor and a projector are connected to the PC. When I duplicate the monitor display with ...
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How to configure first display at boot with Nvidia GeForce GTX

I have an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphic card with 2 displays connected, one in one DVI port and another in DisplayPort. I want the DisplayPort display will be the main one. I know how to configure ...
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Moving Applications Between Multiple Displays

I have a Windows 8.1 laptop with Intel HD graphics and three displays: 1) The laptop, 2) mini HDMI connection to external monitor, 3) USB3 video adapter connected via HDMI to external monitor. All ...
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How to unsplit the display

I accidently split the display on the same screen. How do i unsplit it? As you can see in the picture above, i have 1 LCD screen with an additional monitor. However, the LCD shows 1/2. How do I undo ...
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Windows 7 will not detect dual monitors when 2nd monitor is turned off [duplicate]

I have an issue with a client computer that I am kind of stuck with. They have a dual monitor set up with a projector as the 2nd monitor. When they turn on the computer while the projector is turned ...
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How to connect 3 monitors to my new laptop

I have a M4800 and have 3 monitors running windows7. I have connected 1 monitor to the VGA port, 1 monitor connected via usb video adapter and i have 1 monitor connected to display port. the one on ...
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Let windows wake up all screens on Log-in?

I have the following problem with Windows 7 after restarting from hibernation: Some or all in external screens opened windows come back to the home screen so I need to arrange them again I found ...
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How can I permanently change the main display on a dual display setup in Ubuntu?

I have two displays running on a PC running the Elementary Linux distro connected to external graphics, a GeForce GT 220. There’s a 23" inch widescreen Haier on the left connected via HDMI, and a 17" ...
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Set up multi-head environnement on FreeBSD running X.org

My goal is to set up a multi-head environnement: I need to have an extended desktop available on both screens with the ability to drag and drop windows from one screen to another. The left screen is ...
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Daisy chaining monitors with no DisplayPort on laptop

I purchased two U2414H monitors from Dell and am trying to connect them to my laptop (Inspiron 3421) but I don't have a DisplayPort on my laptop. The laptop has 2-USB 3.0, 1-HDMI, 1-USB 2.0 The ...
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Can I keep my visual studio window arrangement after I RDP?

I have all of my windows in Visual Studio arranged as I like them on my multi-monitor system. When I remote in from home to do some work, the windows are moved around in order to fit to my screens at ...
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How do I get full resolution out of my monitor?

I have a Monoprice 27in IPS-ZERO-G Slim Monitor WQHD 2560x1440 - Dual Link DVI, VGA with a max resolution of 2560 x 1440 connected to a NVIDIA Quadro K620 video card. The Connection is as follows: ...
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how do i get my taskbar back without rebooting (multiple monitors)

after i start/restart my Win8.1 laptop with an external monitor on HDMI, the taskbar is on both monitors. The only difference is that on the laptop display, the notification area, a.k.a. "the tray" ...
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How do I change which monitor my computer uses at boot?

I have two monitors connected to my PC: One computer monitor via DisplayPort and a TV via HDMI. The TV isn't in the same room as my PC, so it's pretty tough to select which operative system to launch ...
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Single r9 290 and 3 u2515h monitors

I am currently running two R9 290's in xfire powering three 1080p U2311H monitors. As I don't game anywhere near as much as I thought I would, I am selling one of the R9 290's. My question is, can ...
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How to add two additional monitors to laptop via USB or HDMI?

I have an Acer 15 V Nitro with 3 USB ports and 1 HDMI port. I would like to, if possible, add two additional monitors that would each function as a separate screen and have the laptop monitor working ...
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Control Multi Monitor content per monitor, nvidia card

I've got setup of two Nvidia GT610 cards, and three monitors in total. I am able to extend/project my desktop to other monitors via Control Panel easily, however since all monitors are not visible to ...
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2 externals monitors on dell e6510 (nvida 3100m)

I have laptop dell lattitude e6510. It has nvidia 3100m display chip. System is Windows 7 x64 and I've installed the newest drivers from dell. I can't run required configuration: work on 2 external ...
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Terrible Clarity on Secondary Monitor — Win7, Nvidia

I'm a long time Linux user and have minimal experience with Windows. That being said, I bought a Nvidia GT 730 and Windows 7 Ultimate yesterday to play a new game. This doesn't have anything to do ...
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“Show desktop” on dual display setup hides windows from second display [duplicate]

My problem is that "Show desktop" button: minimizes active windows on both displays. How can I make it minimize windows just from the display I where I clicked it? For example I have Spotify ...
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Connecting 2 Monitors to Radeon HD 6450

i have a pretty old and slow PC with a build in Radeon HD 6450. I checked and there are 3 possible connections: HDMI, DVI-Sub, VGA (i hope i am correct here). I do have a very, very old (10+ years) ...
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Three monitor gaming with two different video cards

I have a Radeon 7450 HD with a DVI monitor connected and a Intel HD 4000 with a DVI and a VGA monitor connected on my machine. I'm running both of them with the three monitors extended in Windows 8.1, ...
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Why won't my putty window stay aero snapped?

I have a two monitor win 7 setup, and typically run with three putty sessions open in separate windows. I have one snapped to the LHS of my LHS monitor, one snapped to the RHS of my LHS monitor and ...
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Upgraded to Retina MacBook Pro and now text on my external display is “haloed”

I just upgraded from a 2011 MacBook Air to a new Retina MacBook Pro, and I use an external display (Acer K272HUL, via a Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort cable). All text on the new display (everything ...
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hooking up 2 additional monitor to my Dell inspiron 1525

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 running windows 7 that has a VGA plug and A HDMI plug and would like to hook up two monitors plus the laptop monitor for the total of 3 extended displays. Can it be done ...
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Extending Panel for Multiple Monitor on Cinnamon desktop running on Ubuntu

I've done some research on Cinnamon's panels supporting multiple monitors. It looks like I need 2.6 to create panels on each monitor. I only have the 2.4.x desktop running on top of Ubuntu. Is there ...
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Gnome 3.14: disable background painting

The question has been asked for older versions but it looks like none of the solutions work anymore: In the GNOME desktop environment, how do I prevent it from drawing a desktop? Background: I have ...
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DVI-D and VGA monitors with only one output port that is DVI-D [closed]

I have an LG Flatron W2253VP and an HP vs17 monitors that I want to connect to my bare-bones kit computer with only a DVI-D output. I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with an AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core ...
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Monitors flicker when hdmi connected TV turns on

I have my 3 main monitors and a large TV screen connected to my computer with HDMI. When I turn on the TV screen all my screens just flicker once and I lose the screens for a few seconds. The flicker ...
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Monitor goes black

I've connected a second monitor to my laptop and it was working well for a few months, but recently sometimes when I'm doing ordinary stuff it goes black for a few second and comes back to normal. I ...
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Convert hdmi to dvi to vga [duplicate]

I'm trying to hook up a projector that only has an VGA input to my laptop that has only an HDMI output. I would like to avoid spending extra money on a HDMI to VGA converter box, is it possible to do ...
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Dual Monitor Color Issue

My monitor is connected to my laptop via HDMI. The color on the monitor in dual screen is a bit weird. It's kinda yellowish. I tried changing the color on the monitor itself, doesn't help. When I went ...
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Cant select which HDMI/DisplayPort monitor to output sound to

I've been banging my head against this issue ever since I got a third monitor. I have searched all over and can't seem to find anyone having the same issue. Currently I resort to physically ...
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Is there a way to create “logical” monitors without sacrificing performance?

I'm in an odd situation, where it would be beneficial to be able to take a single 3840x1080 monitor and have Windows treat it as if it was actually two 1920x1080 monitors - one as the Windows ...
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Windows 8.1: Login on one monitor, Start/Metro on the other

PROBLEM I'm on Windows 8.1. I have two monitors. I'll call them A and B. On A, I want: - Start/Metro screen On B, I want: - Login screen I don't care where applications spawn. So does anyone ...
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Installed drivers and Windows 7 still cannot detect HP 2011x monitor

I have 2 monitors and each are plugged into a dvi port on my videocard. HP 2011x HP 20xi I downloaded and installed each driver from the HP website, restarted, same issue. Then I downloaded the HP ...
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DisplayPort monitor keeps “disconnecting”, but is still detected

Currently I have 3 monitors on an Sapphire R9 280x Overclocked GPU. One is connected through DVI, one through VGA, and one through an active Display port adapter to DVI. I've had this setup for a week ...
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Asus N551JK and no. of external monitors

How many external monitors can the notebook Asus n551jk cn104d support? The notebook has a geforce 850m graphics card with alternate intel hd graphics It has one HDMI and one mini display port, but ...