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Running supreme commander forged alliance in dual monitor mode

I have ubuntu 14.04 64bit with wine 1.7 I installed FA via steam on wine and FAF as well. both run decently although, FA does not detect my second monitor. is this something wine is incapable of ...
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Use Surface Pro 3 as second or extended monitor instead using it as a computer?

Particularly how to use Surface Pro 3 as a 2nd monitor only. not as a surface pro itself. i.e. I have a laptop and use surface pro as a second monitor.
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windows 7 suddenly not recognizing USB display adapter - display settings messed up

I have been using two USB display adapters (USB video cards) to connect windows 7 laptop to multiple monitors. All worked well, then after I tried to connect it to different monitor, windows 7 no ...
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How to get the status of VGA device

Currently I am using vga2usb device for capturing output from the virtually any VGA source such as tab or any another monitor. If I connect this vga2usb device to my Ubuntu machine then we are ...
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Monitor of my MSI A6200 laptop shows balck screen

I have a MSI A6200 laptop which usually connected to a TV so I can watch the videos on both screens. Since the speed is very slow, I unstalled a lot of software from control panel. Afterwards, the ...
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Mini DisplayPort daisy-chaining

I haven't found any documentation saying it's not possible, but I've been trying to find if daisy-chaining Mini DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort with successive monitors connected using DisplayPort. So: ...
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USB Touchscreens - Unknown Device after PC has been off overnight

I'm out of leads on this problem, and I'm hoping someone will read this and know what to look for. The Problem I have two machines. Both machines are identical in terms of software, hardware, and ...
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How to get dual monitor set up with NVIDIA Geforce GT 610

So I recently installed a NVIDIA Geforce GT 610 into my Dell Optiplex 790 (running 32bit Windows 7 Professional) so as to be able to have dual displays. I installed card properly and installed the ...
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How do I fix strange window and mouse stuttering with Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon?

I recently dual booted my laptop running Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon 2.2. I set up a second monitor with my laptop connected via HDMI and the mouse stutters across the screen ONLY on ...
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Mouse will not appear on monitor 2

I have 3 monitors set up on a lap top docking station. One of the screens is the laptop and 2 additional monitors. All 3 are working, I think but I can't get the mouse pointer on the 2nd screen
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Chromium - Youtube minimizing to wrong screen on dual-monitor linux setup

Youtube fullscreen works perfectly on my Linux machine, the only problem is that whenever I watch a video in it and exit fullscreen mode Chromium suddenly appears on the other screen. I assume this ...
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Any way to prevent Firefox scaling on second monitor?

So, the background on this issue. I had two monitors. A 1080p Samsung monitor, and a 1440x900 Philips TV. On my old Radeon HD 5770, I connected the monitor via HDMI and the TV via VGA and set both to ...
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Monitor not shown - is it a monitor or card issue?

I have a Windows-7-64 PC with onboard graphics plus an NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT card. The onboard (Intel HD graphics 4000) graphics has been driving one (1920x1200) monitor via its VGA output, while the ...
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Philips 202el only shows display if both vga and dvi are connected to my cpu

This is really weird since I never encountered such trouble like this. So my display is connected to video card which is an ATI HD Radeon 4650. My VGA ports and cable are okay as well as my DVI ports ...
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Why does my new monitor randomly flash black when playing videos

It usually happens when the videos are full screen, and nothing changes in the video for a second, but I don't think it is confined only to these conditions. It's a relatively new ASUS VE248 (under a ...
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Can I use a small, different GPU alongside my main GPU to connect an additional display?

Problem: At the moment I am running with a display port monitor on a AMD R9 290 and I wish to connect another display port monitor to my computer. My mainboard does not feature a display port ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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Windows 8.1 Multiple Monitors - Prevent Applications from changing Monitors

I have 3 monitors hooked up to my computer. OK, technically one is a TV while the other two are monitors. I previously had Windows Vista for a long time and hated it, so I recently switched to Windows ...
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Windows 8 - Prevent Transparent Windows when Hovering

Say you have several windows open. Maybe like 4 different Internet Explorer pages with several tabs in each IE window. You know how the icons are grouped on the taskbar, like one icon for similar ...
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Can I use two 20-inch samsung S20A300B monitors with my laptop?

I have two Samsung NV755 S20A300B monitors and a Gateway NV75S05h laptop which has an AMD Radeon HD 6540G2 video card. The laptop itself only has an HDMI port and a VGA port. Is it possible to ...
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How do dual monitors work while gaming?

I'm thinking of getting a 2nd monitor and utilizing the extended desktop function. What I'd like to know: How would this work if I wanted to play a game? Would I be able to have the game appear only ...
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How do I use dual monitors for one image?

I have a dual monitor set up. But I can't figure out how to put one image across both of them. Like if I want to watch a youtube video, it will only display on one screen instead of stretching across ...
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How to activate onboard video for HP Z210 after installing PCIE video card

Bottom line is that I want to have dual monitors display my desktop on my HP Z210 Workstation running Win 7. I have installed two monitors, one attached to the onboard video adapter and the other ...
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How do I get a Monitor to go straight to black on stage?

I'm working props for a theater in upstate new york. We have a rather unique problem with our current show. We have three computer monitors on stage, each of these is attached to a handful of ...
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ASUS Computer with Standard Graphics Card and Intel HD Graphics and problems with the second monitor

The problem I have is as follows: I connected the graphics card to one monitor first with DVI and a second one through a DisplayPort to DVI adapter. The computer has a Standard VGA adapter and an ...
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How to automatically put monitors side by side upon starting x server?

I want to put a little script in my .xinitrc to put all connected monitors next to each other. Running xrandr | grep " connected" | cut -d' ' -f1 gives DP1 HDMI1 HDMI2 HDMI3 but I'm not great with ...
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Turn monitor off forever …or screensaver

This may sound stupid but i need it for a project very badly Is there a way in windows to turn off the monitor forever or for a specific period of time. I am using nircmd.exe to turn it off but ...
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Windows 8 Monitor System going nuts

I have a MicroDP port on my laptop and I use a MicroDP to DVI computer to use my monitor. Up to today, it worked just fine. However, it refuses to work anymore. The pictures attached are from BEFORE ...
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How to disable HDMI or VGA port?

Is it possible to disable a HDMI or VGA port in the registry? Or, how else can I disable one of the display ports? Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 on a Dell Latitude E6530. Dell BIOS version A15, i.e. the ...
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Can't get print screen to work on dual monitor set up?

I just got a new monitor so I'm using a dual monitor set up for extended desktop. But I've noticed that when I try to print screen, it always captures the same monitor no matter what monitor I'm ...
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Laptop to a monitor Black horizontal Lines

I have a problem with my monitor which I've fixed a long time ago, but I don't remember how. I see black horizontal lines on my Benq GL2460HM monitor. I don't think that it's a problem from the ...
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External monitor automatically dims when fullscreen

There are several posts and related questions here and on Google but all of them seem to only work for the Macbook screen itselfs I have an external monitor for my macbook air. I'm sure Apple have ...
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minimize some windows, but not all, via keyboard shortcut

My office is open to a room in my house that has a lot of traffic through it, and in a lot of cases, passerbys will try to look into my office and at what I am working on. Sometimes I will be working ...
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issue in HDMI TO VGA conversion

my laptop have only HDMI and is connected to VGA monitor using HDMI to VGA converter. issue is native resolution of monitor(15.6 inch) 1366x768 is not displayed correctly. around 25% of screen from ...
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Windows 8 dual monitors sizing issue

I have a 3 display windows 8 system. Two are 24" monitors and one is a 27" monitor. The 27" monitor is in the middle and one of the 24" monitors is flipped portrait on the right. When I go to the ...
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Merge monitors for a specific application

So I have a triple-monitor setup and I know I can "merge them" (through the Nvidia control panel) as if they were one big 5760x1080 monitor instead of 3 separate 1920x1080 one. What bugs me about this ...
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Do HDMI splitters always work? Or is it a GPU compatibility?

I want to buy the geforce gtx 750 ti GPU. I have an hdtv and I'm buying an hd monitor. But the gpu only has one hdmi port. I would just put my tv on dvi but it doesn't have a dvi port. Only hdmi and ...
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Multiple Displays with Multiple Resolutions causing sticky edges at part of the monitor in Ubuntu with Unity

My left monitor is a laptop monitor, at 1366 by 768. My right monitor is a good monitor, at 1920 by 1080. When trying to go from the big one to the small one at the bottom edge my cursor sticks ...
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Adjust pixel format for an external display in OS X on iMac (early 2013)

I just replaced a custom build desktop with a new iMac (early 2013 model). One of my external monitors that I use needs a different pixel format than the one currently set as default in OS X. On the ...
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Dual monitors — Control from which edge the cursor appears at

Let me explain better. I have dual monitors. When I move my mouse toward the right edge on my primary monitor and then move it over the edge, the mouse appears on the left edge on the second monitor ...
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Surface Pro 2 DisplayPort 1.2 since recent update

I'm using the Surface Pro 2 and two Dell U2414H Displays connected via DaisyChain (Displayport to first monitor and then from the first monitor to the second monitor). This worked a long time, but I ...
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Multiple screens plus HDTV, can't get all 3 working

Bought a new PC on the weekend and installed the ATI Radeon 4350 card from the old computer. Running 64-bit Windows 7. Came with Intel HD 4600. So the old computer had 2 Dell monitors connected in ...
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laptop monitor for desktop computer

i do not have a monitor for my desktop, but I need to use it for my sewing software, this is not for dual monitors. I only want my laptop for a monitor to use my desktop items. I bought the dell ...
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Displayport 1.2 Daisychain Hub - which keywords to search? [closed]

While attempting to look for a device that allows me to drive multiple monitors from my single Displayport (1.2), I noticed that most search results were splitters that merely duplicate the input ...
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Screen burn in monitor when connected to an iMac, but not when connected to a PC

When I connect a DELL U2713HM ULTRASHARP 27" as a secondary display for my iMac (DisplayPort), after less than 20 minutes i get horrible burn in; but the same setup (same brightness even, through DVI) ...
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How to get a panoramic image to take up two monitors

I have two moniters and wanted to know how to get a panoramic image or really wide image to take up both Moniters. Is this possible if so how would I go about accomplishing this?
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Surface 2 Pro Win 8.1 and two external monitrs

Went through similar questions already asked, but nothign to help, so here I go: We have four Surface Pro 2 and one Surface Pro tablet. I have HP port replicator pr3005 (USB 3 version) to set all ...
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Nvidia 2D surround not showing up in control panel

I hooked up my old monitor today and now want to configure it so that I can use both of my monitors in games. I've Googled the issue and found that one is supposed to configure Surround in the ...
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Loss of resolution support with HDMI to VGA converter

I purchased a new Lenovo S510P Touch earlier this year, after my Dell was stolen. When I got it, I realised that there was no VGA port, which made me facepalm at a regulated rate. So, I got myself an ...
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Dell XPS 8500 w Nvidia GeForce 620 goes dark

I moved my system up one floor in my apartment and now video display turns off every 15 mins or so. I've done diagnostics, I've swapped out different configs. Trying to run a Dell 27 in and drive my ...