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WHY: Mini Displayport to Displayport adapter connected to Alienware m17 laptop for dual monitor not working?

I just bought this: accellcables.com/K088B-003B.html and am trying to connect my ASUS 27" (2560x1440) monitor up to my laptop through it's mini displayport. After wrestling through possible solutions ...
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cannot connect centos (dell precision) laptop to 2 external monitors (but I can connect to 1 external monitor)

This is my first post here and hope I am following the rules of the forum. I reviewed Connecting 2 External Monitors to a Laptop? and confused with hardware terminology to figure out if my Dell ...
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Multiple monitors - adjust sharpness (edit: Event name *BlueScreen*)

I have a 13" laptop that I want to connect to my new samsung smart station. Earlier today, it worked and the monitor were found by the windows7 control panel called "set up computer to multiple ...
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Multiple Displays area not visible in Windows 8 Taskbar configuration

I have a Macbook with a Windows 8.1 bootcamp setup, which I'm using with an external monitor. I'd like the taskbar to extend to the second monitor, but when i right-click on the taskbar and select ...
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XWin: Specify coordinates for new windows

I use cygwin's XWin server to display a UNIX CAD application remotely. I have two monitors. The CAD application opens new windows on every possible opportunity and new windows are always created (0,0) ...
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In Windows 7, how should I set up duplicate dual monitor configurations?

I'm fixing to set up my home office once we've cleared (most of) the junk out of it. I already have a non-adjustable standing desk and I'd like to put a sitting desk right next to it so I can take ...
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Locking a Wacom/graphics tablet to one screen and the mouse to another (Dual Monitor Setup)

Does anyone have a solution to lock input from your graphics tablet to one screen and your mouse to another? It's easy to do it for the Wacom tablet because the software that comes with it allows you ...
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How to make NVIDIA GeForce 680m default graphics card instead of Intel HD Graphics 4000? (Alienware M17 Laptop) [duplicate]

I believe that the question title describes it all... but I just bought 2 brand new 2560x1440 monitors and I need to make use of my NVIDIA GeForce 680m card instead of the Intel HD Graphics 4000 card. ...
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Multiple Touch Screen Displays on NVIDIA premium mosaic not calibrating correctly - Windows

I currently have 3 LG touch screen displays (1920x1080) connected to a NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics card. The card itself has 2 x DVI and 2 Display ports. I've connected the displays using 2x ...
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border

So I'm having a problem with what I believe to be a recent Windows 8.1 update (probably KB2919355). I use a vertical taskbar on the right side between two monitors. When I move my mouse across the ...
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Two monitors, wrong order Windows 8.1

I have two (exactly the same model) monitors attached to the system. The problem is Windows 8.1 (up to date) is failing to find out which is right and which is left. I am having to move my mouse to ...
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Open browser window at specified screen / coordinates

A customer has a 6-screen setup for each workstation and would like various pages of a web app to be opened automatically in each of the screens on startup or invoking a shortcut. (The target web ...
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Connecting two 2560x1440 monitors to Alienware laptop while keeping refresh rate @60hz?

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions... Recently I purchased 2 ASUS PB278Q monitors (2560x1440 resolution w/ max refresh rate @60hz) and am trying to connect them to my Alienware M17 laptop (Intel HD ...
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How many screens do two R9 290 cards support when put in crossfire?

How many screens do two R9 290 cards support when put in crossfire? I know nvidia has the limitation of only supporting two screens when in SLI mode, what's the maximum ATI supports when using ...
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Dual Monitors switch theme/wallpaper

I have recently purchased a new, secondary monitor for my laptop. I have set up my desktop wallpaper by placing 2 images side by side, so they spread across both screens. However, I often choose not ...
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Dual monitor on laptop

I have a Dell( Inspiron R17 N7110) laptop with both outputs VGA and HDMI and I have already a samsung monitor that supports only VGA, any way I want to buy another monitor which supports HDMI, my ...
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Windows 7: any way to restore application postition and sizes after switching from/to dual monitors

At work we're setup with a laptop (lenovo) with dock and two external monitors, but often I have to undock. Every time I undock all open application windows move to the primary monitor (on the laptop) ...
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I want 3 monitors with machine having 1 AMD 690/780 card and 1 VGA port via my motherboard?

I have 3 monitors that I would like to connect to my machine. The Machine is Windows 7 with a video card (AMD 690/780) with a DVI, USB connection, and an integrated VGA on the motherboard. I have ...
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GNU screen mirroring (-x) with different size monitors/resolution

I'm using "screen -x" to mirror screens across two systems at the same time, but I seem to have an issue with resolutions. On most of my screen windows, the top portion (or bottom) is cut off when I ...
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Radeon 7700 - 2nd DVI port disabled

I have 2 monitors, both with VGA ports only (LG Flatron W2242S). I want to use both of these monitors with my AMD Radeon 7700 graphics card. However, the second port refuses to work. The cables ...
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easy win+p switching between a dual monitor setup (extended desktop) AND a TV..? [duplicate]

My question is about "triple" display quick switching; My setup is the following: 2x24" monitors in my work room (displays #1 & #2) 1x32" TV in my living room (display #3) All 3 are connected ...
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Dual display using onboard and PCI-E Video card

I have an ECS A790GXM-AD3 Motherboard with a AMD Phenom II X3 and a XFX Ati R7 240 video card. I have 2 VGA monitors that I want to configure in extended desktop and the video card doens't support the ...
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how can I smooth pixels on a DP monitor?

I've got 2 monitors, same model (LP2361). But they connect via different cables because of what ports I have on my video card. The monitor that connects via display port has very chunky text. I took a ...
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multiple monitors always open process on particular screen

I know that windows 7 has some built-in functionality that controls opening an app on a particular monitor. This proves to work great when only working with two monitors. Open chrome on monitor 1, ...
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How to automatically turn off the second monitor after a period of time?

I have two monitors on a Windows 8 machine, the main monitor for work and the second monitor for document reading/other things. Most time, my eye is watching the main monitor. I want to turn off the ...
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HP 8570p - connecting two monitors

I have VGA out to my monitor (Dell 2007FPb), and then DVI-D from first monitor to second monitor (Dell E1910). The VGA works fine. The second monitor gives message that NO-DVI-D cable. Huh? Cable ...
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Use displays on Linux machine to extend Windows Desktop [duplicate]

I have a Linux server with two monitors standing next to my Windows 8.1 machine. Since I won't be actually interfacing with server too much I would like to use its two monitors to extend my Windows ...
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Dual Monitor Slideshows

So I have dual monitors and I'd like to run a slideshow on one window while the other stays active so I can still do stuff on it. I know that you can move the slideshow across the monitors with ...
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ClearType settings per-screen

I am a bit confused about the per-screen ClearType settings. Some people say ClearType can not be turned off for a single screen in a dual-monitor setup, but a PowerToy is able to change the ClearType ...
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Squares appear on monitor, computer shuts down, on reboot there are red dots

I was playing a game, when it froze and squares appeared all over the screen. The computer shut down, and on reboot, there are lots of red dots all over the screen, the second monitor doesn't seem to ...
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pcmanfm display desktop in a ackward fashion when using side-by-side multihead/multiple monitors

I have my laptop, and I pluged an LCD monitor to it, followed a couple of tutorials for my GNU/Linux distro on how to do multiheading properly and everything is good. BUT, PCManFM. PCManFM provides ...
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Using OS X 10.9 Mavericks's new mutliple monitor setup, has anyone discovered a way to keep the dock on the main screen?

I have actually seen this question posted all over the internet. It sounds like literally everyone is annoyed with how the dock hops from monitor to monitor. I would estimate that more than 95% of the ...
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Is there a way to have the Windows 8 start screen displayed on both monitors? [duplicate]

I have 2 monitors, when I open the start screen it does only open on 1 monitor. Is there a way to have the start screen displayed on both monitors at the same time (like an extended start screen)?
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Virtualbox - Change virtual screen/host screen via command line

So, I've got two scripts to run a virtual machine in either single or dual monitor mode. I have two monitors, and occasionally want to dedicate both to a VM as opposed to 1-host/1-vm. Here are the two ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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One computer, switch between four monitors?

I don't have a powered standing desk - instead I have a fixed standing desk next to a regular desk. I currently have two monitors on the standing desk attached to the computer. I'd like to add another ...
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XPS L502x with external DellST2210 24“ LCD which won't play sound, while external ASUS VH242H 24” LCD will

MY CONFIGURATION I have an XPS L502x hooked up to 2 external monitors: Dell ST2210 connected via to my only HDMI port no adapters on either end of the cable HDMI cable from back of laptop to HDMI ...
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Bad image on a 32" FullHD TV

I bought a 32" Full HD TV max res: 1920x1080 works really well I have it connected to my notebook via mini HDMI cable. It's super for watching TV shows or playing games but for working it's just ...
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Two monitors do not work on GTX 570

Okay, I recently bought another widescreen. Got dual link DVI cord also. Set up is like this: 2 x BenQ 2420HDB Single link DVI and Dual Link DVI ( both and digital ) MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III OC ...
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My Acer Extensa 5635ZG won't boot on my secondary display [AOC D7535Ph]

At the moment i have my laptop display cracked beyond recognition, and decided to buy a 23" full hd display instead of repairing my display [about same price range at that time]. The problem is not ...
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Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultra laptop with the latest update to Windows 8.1. I am using an additional digital monitor with the same nominal resolution (1080p) as the laptop, but much larger in size ...
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Monitor layout continues to reset back

I have a problem with my monitor setup. I have one 23in(monitor1) and one 32in HDTV(monitor2). Both 1080p. monitor1 is cabled with DVI, and monitor2 is cabled with VGA using a DVI to VGA adapter at ...
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USB Switch seems cause monitor brightness to fluctuate

Anyone else have this issue? I have a TrendNet USB switch connected to my laptop and I use display extend to have 2 monitors. Sometimes I see the screen brightness flicker. I reduced my frame rate ...
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Unable to change resolution on multiple monitors

My Dell Latitude 5420 supports multiple resolutions when it is not connected to any additional displays (As someone would normally expect). But when it is connected to other displays (Note: Only when ...
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How to connect two displays to laptop and keep laptop display on as well?

I have a laptop and two monitors. I need to use all of them and have three displays. Current settings in Windows only allows me to extend one display and keep one as a main display. Does anyone know a ...
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pc boot sequence and bios duplicate on dual monitors

Hi I just came across this problem after disconnecting everything from my computer for cleaning purpose. after reconnecting everything back the boot sequence and bios screen is cloned on both of my ...
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Windows 8 Mail on secondary monitor

How can i set the Windows 8 Mail application to start up on my secondary screen? I've installed 'Actual Monitors' for this purpose, but because i can't find an actual path to the application, 'Actual ...
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Use two external monitor with a laptop

I will buy a new lapop (Asus 550LB-XO034D) which has a VGA and one HDMI output. Could I use my laptop with two external monitors? I want them to extend the desktop (so I dont want an duplicated, same ...
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second monitor causes graphics suttering

I'm running HP Probook 450 with Windows 8.1 - 64bit. When I connect a second monitor (Philips 234cl) to the HDMI port, the laptop monitor stutters every 15 seconds or so. The newly connected monitor ...
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Which VGA was used when i have 2 VGA attach to my PC?

Just some short question here. I have 2 VGA card attached for my 2 monitor, let said VGA 1 & VGA 2. VGA 1 was connected to monitor A & VGA 2 connected to monitor B. If i play game and ...