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Multi-display as client

I have a small issue with Synergy. It doesn't present a client that has multiple monitors as such to the server (like teleportd does). My client has two (non-equal) displays set in a horizontal ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Dual External Monitor?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a USB 3.0, 2.0, and a micro-HDMI port. I currently have 2 external monitors that I wish to connect. I'm using a micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter to connect one of ...
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Connecting two computers together so that one can use the screen of another

So here's the situation. My mother has an old touch-screen desktop computer (without a separate "tower", ie all the internals are in the screen) which is 4 years old and has just about no processing ...
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Convertible Tablet for precision input with multiple monitors

I use a convertible laptop with a digitized pen as my main computer. I have some work to do that requires a lot of mouse I/O, and using my pen is a pretty attractive option for this. However, I find ...
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ASUS Maximus Hero VII troubles

A lot of problems with motherboard ASUS Maximus Hero VII (Core i7-4770K, Geforce GTX 760, two SSD) and 2 OS installed separately on SSD - Win8.1 and Linux Mate 17. I can't use two monitors together ...
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Set monitor profile/resolution based on whether a laptop is docked or not?

I'm working on this for a user here at work, but figured it was better suited on SU vs SF. The user has a Surface Pro 3 connected to the Surface dock which has an external monitor connected. The ...
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Strange gap above the taskbar in desktop after connecting another screen

I connected another screen today, just a simple DVI connector. I set the settings to extend the screen from the main screen. After connecting the screen, it is working as expected. But, there is ...
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two monitors one smartTV setup

I have a desktop with an intel HD 4600 graphics card and my setup looks as follows: two monitors (one VGA and one DVI) and a smartTV with HDMI. I want to do the following: duplicate my main screen ...
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VGA Splitter issues

I have 3 monitors set up at the moment, 2 that I use as and extended desktop and the 3rd is in the other room, I bought a VGA splitter to split my main monitor between the 2 rooms and it works but ...
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Stop windows maximising windows in multiple monitors

When maximising with multiple monitors, the usual behaviour is only one monitor is filled. But after a recent windows update, maximising fills all screens. Is there a way to stop this so they return ...
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Mouse Pointer Glitch when using Dual Monitors, Win 8.1, Excel 2013, and VBA, Visual Studio. Cursor Drifts

I have been using Windows 8.1 and Excel 2013 and I've been writing a lot of VB for Excel. Also I've been using Visual Studio 2013 on some projects I'm working on. I've searched for this answer and ...
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Four displays for Alienware Aurora

I have an Alienware Aurora (late 2009) desktop and it has a graphics card that lets me hook up two displays to it. What do I need to do to add two more displays for a total of four? I haven't modified ...
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OSX window positions after unplugging & replugging external monitors

I'm running two external monitors off a MacBook Pro with Mavericks. I usually have an iTerm window on each monitor and Chrome on the laptop's built-in display. At the end of the day, I disconnect, ...
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What will I need to add 2 monitors and wireless keyboard to an Inspiron 14z laptop running windows 8 [closed]

My son is in law school and wants the ability to add 2 monitors, a wireless keyboard, and mouse to use when at home. He wants to use two external monitors and not the laptop monitor. I bought ...
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multiple monitors xrandr script fails after 14.10 upgrade

I have been successfully running a script to disable my internal LVDS output and enable VGA and HDMI on my laptop graphics card. The following script has been running in the lightdm screen setup ...
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How to measure input lag of 2 screens in dual screen or mirror mode?

I have a computer with a Radeon HD 7870 graphics card which is plugged to two screens: my main screen (a 24" LCD Hyundai W240D v2) through DVI my TV (50" LCD Samsung UE50ES6100) through HDMI When ...
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Laptop HDMI port not working

I have Sony VAIO laptop with additional monitor connected with HDMI -> DVI cable. Everything seemed to work perfectly fine until today morning. I had computer with own display and second monitor ...
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Enabling on board video (Biostar N61PB-M2S) and GT 610

I'm currently trying to enable the on board video of my mother board and my GT 610 simultaneously so I can add a third monitor to my setup. In my BIOS options there are two modes for the on board ...
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Boot Debian with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Resolution Error: If your resolution is below 1024 x 768…

Rebooted my PC today and when it restarted, one of my screens is stuck in 640 x 480 resolution. As far as I know, nothing updated. The "monitor" I am referring to is a 40" Vizio TV Model number ...
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Connecting a second monitor blanks both displays

On my windows 8.1 computer, when I connect a second monitor the first monitor goes blank (loses signal) and won't come back even if I unplug the second monitor. I can plug either monitor into the ...
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Windows 7 - Can I “Make text and other items larger or smaller” different on separate displays? The selection applies to all 3 of my monitors

I use three monitors. One is my laptop, and the other two are large Dell monitors. In the "Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display\Screen Resolution" screen, I can change the ...
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GPU to drive three monitors

What do I need to look for in a GPU to ensure it is capable of outputting to three high resolution monitors? To be clear, I want to drive three monitors whose resolution is greater than 1080p. For ...
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Monitors won't display after computer is shut down and started again

I'm having an issue where my monitors won't display anything after I shut down the computer and start it again. The monitors will say "No DVI input" etc. I have found the only way to get them back up ...
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Dual screen in Windows 7 not working

I cloned an image of my desktop to another desktop with the same hardware. I'm connecting 2 DELL Monitors with DVI-I Dual Link, both of them working on POST,CMOS Setup and Windows Loading, but not on ...
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Weird GPU issue with DVI to HMDI

I've had my GTX 550ti for around 3 years and never have I experienced the problem. My computer is fine when I only have my second display in, which is a DVI display. But when I plugin my main monitor ...
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Double cursor on second screen - Yosemite

since I started to use 2 monitors with my macbook pro, the cursor on the second (pivot) screen is doubled - one cursor is normal arrow and under that is the second cursor which is changing (hand etc.) ...
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Cloning two external monitors to one laptop

I have a dell lattitude E6230 and 2 HP monitors. I tried connecting them using a Belkin HDMI to dual VGA adapter but the monitors throw a message :change resolution to 1600X900 and 60Hz. But my dell ...
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Monitor goes to sleep over vga but not over hdmi. Over HDMI, it turns off completely under Windows 7

I have a dual monitor setup and just got a new graphics card. My old one was a Gtx 570 and it had two DVI-I ports. I connected both my monitors using an adapter to convert DVI-I to VGA (one of my ...
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I get 'no signal' on both monitors when connecting both using DVI splitter

I have two ACER V196L 19" monitors that I want to connect using DVI. I bought a DVI splitter but when I connect both my monitors to it (via DVI) both monitors say 'no signal' If I plug each monitor ...
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Displayresolution + clone mode in Windows 8.1 in script at startup?

I want to force a dualscreen system ( 1: Monitor, 2: Projector) to a) set the dual screen clone mode for monitor and projector. b) set the screen resolution of both to 1280x800 This needs to be ...
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Display Scaling - Win 8 Control Panel

In "Control panel -> Display" there is the setting "Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays" which I disabled because i want the scaling in some monitors to be 100% (i have 2 low dpi ...
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Running four monitors off a Sandy Bridge motherboard and GTX 560 Ti?

I originally appended this question to another very similar question where it was established that it was in fact possible to run three monitors off the of the setup I'm currently using. Apparently ...
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ScreenSaver/Lock-Screen on Second third Monitor

I'm using win 8.1. My setup is a 3 monitor one. When I lock the pc, the pretty picture of the lock screen appears only on the main monitor, leaving the other 2 with a default "blue" screen. How can I ...
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Troubles with connected second monitor to Nvidia FX 580

I'm running Win7 Pro, 1st monitor connected via HDMI is a Samsung S24D300 (main monitor) no problems. 2nd monitor is an LG W2261VP connected to one of the DisplayPort with a DisplayPort to DVI cable. ...
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How do I route audio to my HDMI port instead of the display port

My Dell Studio 1747 notebook has an ATI radeon HD 4650 graphic card. The card has both HDMI as well as Display port output. However, the audio routes to the Display port instead of the HDMI. Since ...
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DPI scaling on windows 8.1 does not work properly until reboot or re-log

The new Windows 8.1 features a per-monitor based DPI scaling. Thus the same app, if DPI aware looks great on all monitors. Its working fine, except for Microsoft Outlook 2010. When I boot it looks ...
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Dual Dell E2314H monitors (1 VGA, 1 DVI) - both work fine, but only one will display at any time regardless of settings

Dell XPS 8700 (or slightly earlier) PC running Windows 8.1 64 all up to date. I think the graphics card is a AMD 3000-series with a VGA and DVI output. Although looking at XPS models now they seem ...
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iOS simulator, dual monitor & rotation issue

I've got two monitors, with iOS simulator is on a secondary monitor. Xcode is full-screen on a primary monitor (iMac). Whenever I rotate simulator on a secondary display, primary display goes off the ...
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Force Refresh Rate in Linux

I'm using a Lenovo X230 laptop with an external LG-34UC97-S monitor. I've turn off the internal monitor and hooked up the external via HDMI. Looking at the user manual, native resolution and refresh ...
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Play video across multiple monitors

I'm trying to set up a system that plays videos across three large HDTVs. I have the monitors all working, however when I try to maximize the video, it only maximizes on a single screen, rather than ...
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When Nvidia Surround is enabled, Google Chrome has border around edge when maximized

Simply put, whenever I enable Nvidia Surround (with whatever settings), whenever I maximize Google Chrome on one monitor, it will have this weird border around the top, left, right, and bottom edges. ...
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Stretch game across multiple monitors in fullscreen

I've got three monitors next to one another in portrait mode, so my full resolution is 3240x1920. I'd like to have the game stretch over all three monitors, so they behave as a single ...
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Linux / X11 - Force older games to use main monitor

I'm running a dual-screen setup on my main PC, with a 28" monitor connected via DisplayPort and an old 19" screen connected via DVI. Unfortunately, a lot of older games seem to insist on trying to run ...
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Windows 8 doesn't tile the wallpaper properly

I am using 3 monitors: 1200x1600 - 2560x1440 x 1200x1600. I downloaded a wallpaper that is 4960x1600 pixels and I want it to span across all 3 monitors. I used to be able to do this by using the ...
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How to connect a MacBook to two external monitors

I'm trying to connect my two monitors to my old Macbook (2008) with one Mini DisplayPort connection, but I only get my two monitors showing up the same thing on the screen with a splitter. I want to ...
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Why does the DisplayLinkManager perform so many I/O write operations?

I use Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate with 4 monitors connected with DisplayLink DVI > USB adapters. I noticed that the DisplayLinkManager process performs many I/O write operations, as the screenshot ...
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Window Chrome on Task Bar, Desktop IE, scaling incorrectly on Windows 8.1 on SP2 with an extended desktop to an external display

I have a surface pro 2, and an external monitor attached via mini display port adapter. I have UNCHECKED the "let me choose one DPI for all screens", and everything is great except I have one fly in ...
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Force extended display

Anyone here know how to force extended display via registry on windows 7? Something like this http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-theater-computers/1005458-force-extended-desktop-win-xp.html My ...
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Why can't my Nvidia graphics card drive more than two monitors?

I don’t understand why a graphics card—such as one made by Nvidia—isn’t able to run 3 monitors at any resolution but can run 2 monitors some much higher resolution. I figured the main factor for ...