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Enabling both onboard and discrete GPU

I have a ASUS Z10PE-8 WS motherboard and a EVGA GTX980 GPU. Even though the GPU has 5 ports it only supports 4 monitors. All is fine but I have a 5th I would like to use as a utility screen. Is it ...
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What is the name of this?

I am using a laptop of HP. Configuration cpu: Intel Duel Core 2.20GHz, Ram DDR3 4GB, Operating system Windows 8. I am using a external Monitor of Dell S2216H 21.5 Inch IPS Monitor,Screen type: IPS ...
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Windows explorer does not start when second monitor is connected

Recently, I decided it might be a good idea to connect my old monitor - an Acer P2432w - to my windows 10 system as a secondary monitor. I will call it monitor B from now on. My primary monitor ...
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What would happen if you used a 23 inch and a 23.5 inch monitor on Windows?

I know that it will work totally fine on the desktop, and with programs open, but how about games? Would they fullscreen across two monitors with such a small size difference, like they would if the ...
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Is there a way to avoid Windows incredibly erratic behaviour when trying to adjust display settings in multi-display setups?

Since time immemorial I've always had problems with adjusting multiple displays and windows. For example, my current setup is a W540 laptop with dual Phillips BDM4065UC 40" 4k monitors (viva la ...
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60hz & 144hz dual monitor setup on Windows 7

At the moment I have got a dual monitor setup with both panels at 60hz. I want to upgrade one of those monitors to a 144hz panel. But I heard a lot about both monitors capping at 60hz if I do that. ...
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Impact 360 videos are distorted and several horizontal black lines show on monitor

This is a very specific issue, so I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this or not, but all suggestions are welcome. In our company, we use a web application called Impact 360 by Verint, which ...
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Triple Monitor Setup (Portrait) viewing angle mod?

I have 3x Samsung 2443BW (each 24") and would like to use them all in portrait, but I can't because the viewing angle is so bad. In one angle I can't see anything, in another it's all perfect but I ...
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win7: Move ALL windows to the main or a distinct display

setup i have several multi monitor setups where the main display changes but the current target setup is this: hp zbook 15 g2 2x acer hul WQHD with daisy chaining step 1/problem 1 after coming ...
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Does all Display link hardware work together?

DisplayLink lets you run monitors off of a usb interface. To my understanding, all DisplayLink devices can have many of the same piece of hardware connected to one computer. Each manufacturer brags ...
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How do I connect an external monitor using a VGA cable to a laptop running Fedora?

I have a Sony Vaio laptop which has two operating systems, Windows and Fedora 15 (32 bit). I want to connect an external LCD monitor to my laptop using a VGA cable. The external monitor is working on ...
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Why doesn't a 4K TV give 4K resolution?

I have designed the front page for a website that contains a lot of information. I have fixed the size of the page to 3530x2070 which should easily fit on a 4K screen with a resolution of 3840x2160. ...
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Black bottom/top space in muli monitor screenshot

When i take screenshot with my dual monitor connected. Generated screenshot add black space below and top of the screenshot (Like this) Both monitors are of same resolution (1366 x 768) difference ...
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Separate custom scaling levels for each display in Windows 10

I want to set a different custom scaling level for each of my 2 monitors. The "recommended" scaling for my laptop display is 150%, while 100% scaling is recommended for my external monitor. 100% is ...
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Windows 10 - Change monitor number 1 on three screen setup for 'PC Screen Only'

I like to use win-P to disable two of the three monitors for gaming. I just select 'PC Screen Only' and it turns off the other two. Recently, I moved some cables around and the #1 screen is on the ...
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Display Port waking up resets graphics

so I have the Benq XL2420Z monitor with a MSI 390. Links here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HE61SOA?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00 ...
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Dual screen no longer works with same configuration

Dual monitor display on work pc no longer works, after running fine for over a year. One monitor is plugged into the tower via VGA cable, whilst the other is plugged into the graphics card via a DVI ...
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Are there any apps to swap all windows from one display to another? [closed]

I have a Mac Book Pro with two external Thunderbolt displays. I use one as main display and one as secondary. Every now and then I want to switch between the two of them. Is there an app that will ...
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How to run second monitor on second GPU?

I have a laptop. I use a second monitor as my main display. Is it possible to run laptop monitor on CPU built-in graphics card and monitor using dedicated nVidia card? CPU: Intel Core i7 2630QM ...
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2nd display in a dual display set up won't has no input signal

Brand new Dell OptiPlex 9020 - Core i7 4790 3.6 GHz desktop https://www.cdw.com/shop/products/Dell-OptiPlex-9020-Core-i7-4790-3.6-GHz-8-GB-500-GB/3851732.aspx?pfm=reo#PO and 2 Viewsonic 22' display ...
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Connecting multiple monitors to Vaio SVS15127pxb

I'm trying to connect 2 monitors to my SVS 15127 laptop so I can work with 3 monitors (including my built-in laptop). My laptop has 2 display ports, a HDMI and a VGA. Unfortunately when I connect both ...
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vmware workstation 12 dual screen issues with guest OS opensuse leap 42.1 with DE KDE plasma 5

I have an old opensuse distribution that I made my first vm with. In that vm the dual screen use inside of vmware worked perfectly. My only problem with the old machine was with the graphics on the ...
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External monitors not detected through docking station after Windows 10 update

I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 and a Dell D3000 docking station connected through the USB 3.0 port. Before updating to Windows 10 (I was using Windows 7), everything worked fine. Two monitors were ...
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4 Monitor Setup with a 980 GTX

Trying to get 4 monitors to be driven by my 980 GTX. I've got: 1 DVI to HDMI Connection (Works) 1 DVI Connection (Works) 1 DVI to Display Port Connection through an Active Adapter (Works) 1 HDMI to ...
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Force nvidia videowall (surround) settings

I have a videowall, consisting of 4x 1080p displays which are managed as a nvidia surround desktop, which works very well. My Problem is only, that if e.g. one display losses the connection (which ...
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External Monitor Resolution Only Available On Extend Display But Changes When Lid Is Closed

I have an Acer Aspire E11 laptop and I am running Windows 8.1 with an older Gateway 17" monitor as a secondary display. My objective is to use the laptop essentially as a desktop while at home with ...
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3 Monitors Connected, 2 Working Only

I have an AMD R9 200 Series graphic cards which has 2 DVI, 1 HDMI, and 1 DisplayPort ports available. I've connected two monitors which DVI and the other with HDMI but only 2 work. I've read from this ...
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Set window to open up on a specific monitor

I am using Windows 10. I have a dual setup with a monitor and a TV. I use the TV only when I watch movies, sports, etc. Otherwise I keep it turned off. When I press a window sometimes it opens up in ...
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How do I change which desktop my files are saved to with multiple monitors?

I have dual monitors and was wondering if there was a way to make it so that I would be asked which desktop to save my files to.
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How to show content of one monitor inside window on extended desktop?

I have connected 3 monitors to my computer. Third one is big TV I can't see while at keyboard. But I would like to run some video and presentations on it, controlling them at keyboard. How to do ...
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Asus MW221U Monitor: 'Overdrive' menu appears unexpectedly, buttons not functional

I've had this monitor for a few years, and it's been a pretty good workhorse. A disassembly manual is linked: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/798421/Asus-Mw221u-201u.html#manual Update: I reflowed ...
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How can I improve yellow tint of on monitor?

I have Acer K222HQL monitor, AMD Radeon HD 8670M graphic card. Connection through HDMI. I tried different laptops, different OS (Linux distros, Windows), different ICC profiles (including ...
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SyncMaster 971p Connection Issue

I acquired a 2007 Samsung SyncMaster 971p, and have been trying to connect it to my computer. My laptop only has a HDMI port, and the monitor a DVI one, so I bought a HDMI-DVI cable thinking it would ...
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Cannot connect to a external monitor using a USB-C adapter (Linux)

I have a dell XPS 13 9350 (Skylake) with Linux installed (Kernel 4.4-rc6) everything works fine, except when I try to connect the laptop to a external monitor. I am using Dell adapter DA200. When I ...
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Lock Windows but leave desktop visible (multiple monitors) [duplicate]

I'm looking for a tool that can lock my home PC but leave both desktop screens visible so I can monitor them. I'd like to be able to monitor downloads and software installations, things like that, but ...
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ViewSonic VA2465smh Monitor Trailing

I recently got a new monitor for my laptop (ViewSonic VA2465smh). It mainly works, however when I played a game, I noticed that things would trail when moved on the screen (especially black-colored ...
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Laptop screen flickering then going black with extended external monitor.

When my laptop is connected to an external monitor and the options are set to “extend screen” it will begin to flicker and then eventually just go blank. This can happen minutes after connecting or ...
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Samsung LED SD300 Monitor

When I take new laptop out of sleep mode, new Samsung SD300NY\ZA monitor is blank with floating "check signal cable" box with three colored squares in it. If I restart the laptop, it recognizes the ...
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“PC Screen Only” in Windows 10 “Project” Settings shows on wrong screen

Using Windows 10, i have 2 screens connected to my "GeForce GTX 660": 1. Samsung S23B350 Screen connected via a DVI Cable. 2. SHARP HDMI TV connected via a HDMI Cable. Obviously i want the Samsung ...
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OSX El Capitan: How to Use Full Screen Applications with Multiple Monitors

I have an external monitor and an iMac running OSX El Capitan. When I open a game and (in the game options) go full screen the monitor that has another application open (not in full screen) goes ...
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Host works fine with other monitors, monitor works fine with other hosts - but not each other

I've been trying to characterize and troubleshoot a monitor problem. Consider: Monitor A (NEC 1980SX) Monitor B (Acer AL2416W) Host A (HP Xeon PC w/ Win7 64bit) Host B (Macbook Pro 2012 w/ OS X ...
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How to prevent app from opening on a monitor that isn't in use(powered down)?

I have an app(fine metronome) that always wants to open on a monitor(3/3) that isn't in use(I keep it powered down most of the time). Also, the standard move methods don't work(alt + right click or ...
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Is there a way to move windows to different monitors based on which taskbar they are clicked on from?

So I have two monitors, and I wa wondering if there was a way to make it so that if I were to click an icon on the second monitor's taskbar, then the windows would move from the first monitor to the ...
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How to overlap edges of extended display

I am currently using windows 8.1 with two dell monitors in extended display mode. I would like to extend certain applications across both monitors, but am running into issues where any content that ...
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How does one move the taskbar to the secondary monitor in Windows 10?

I'm running windows 10 and have two monitors. I'd like to have my task bar appear only on my secondary monitor. Let me be clear, I am NOT asking how to switch the primacy of my monitors, because I ...
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How can I configure my mouse to move through multiple monitors continuously? [duplicate]

Similar to this question How to permit cursor to leave left side of screen with dual monitors? where the author asked how to switch which edge of the monitor has the mouse go into the next screen, I ...
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How to enable usage of both onboard and dedicated graphics cards?

When I bought my computer a year ago, I somehow managed to change some setting(s) to allow me to use both graphics cards at the same time. Recently the dedicated one flamed out, so I took both my ...
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DVI to HDMI/DisplayPort with 2560x1440

I am having two 2560x1440 screens with HDMI, DisplayPort and mini-DisplayPort inputs (2x Dell UltraSharp U2715H). My goal is getting them to work with the following motherboard at their native ...
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Windows 10 system font size change from command line

Have a TV and a monitor connected to my Windows 10 box. I'd like to switch between two modes via a keyboard shortcut: Work: TV: 4K, text scaling 100%. Monitor: 2560x1600 Movie: TV: 4K, text scaling ...
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Issues trying to connect 2 External Monitors to my Laptop, via 2 Fresco USB to VGA Adapters

I apologise for this question being rather lengthy my reasoning was, rather than responding to plentiful requests for clarification within the comments section I would instead write my question in ...