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VGA Monitor Selector Switch

I find myself in a strange situation trying to replace an old piece of hardware. My old VGA switch is becoming buggy, so I decided to buy a replacement, only to find that I cannot locate the correct ...
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How to connect one HDMI and one VGA monitor to a laptop?

I have a Lenovo P400 with Windows 8 oprationg system laptop and the graphics card is an Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000. Currently, I have a 20" LCD external monitor connected to the laptop through a VGA ...
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Dual monitor screen resolution can not be added

I am desperately trying to setup my system on Debian Wheezy with VGA card NVIDIA Quadro 600, and two monitors (two monitors are exactly the same, same manufacture, size and model number). One monitor ...
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Trying to connect 3 monitors to Dell E6530

For work, I had a Dell E6530 with the e-port plus docking station (and additional shelf thing above it). After looking up the CPU, it uses integrated HD 4000, and claims up to 3 monitors. What I'm ...
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Converter cable to improve monitor resolution

I have an old Thinkpad X60 laptop which does not have an DVI/HDMI port, and has a display resolution of 1024 X 768. If I get a DisplayPort to DVI converter cable, can I improve the display resolution ...
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External 1440p monitor for Macbook pro 13" late 2013

I want to buy 2550x1440 external moniter, found cheap Yamaksi monitors on Ebay from Korea. Problem: I already know, that I can buy displayport to DVI dual link active adapter powered from USB, but I ...
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One good video card or SLI two decent ones?

I was told I can ask computer hardware related questions here. I currently have two Geforce GTX 470s that are SLId. I have dual monitors and a TV plugged in. The monitors are on one card and the TV ...
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Extend the Windows 8.1 screen on another monitor while in logon screen

to make things a little clear: I connected my TV through a HDMI-cord with my computer. My TV is in another room. My Computers power adapter is connected with a remotely controlled Power Control. If i ...
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With the Gigabyte 78LMT motherboard, can I use both discreet graphics and the integrated graphics?

I would like to add a third screen to my setup, but my graphics card only seems to support two (despite having three outputs, it seems as though you can't use HDMI and DVI at the same time). My ...
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Multiple monitors VGA

I connect two monitors one VGA as master and other is DVI to my dedicated video card and it has been detected in the system (windows 7) but still the new monitor is not extending the desktop. i have ...
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Using dual monitors with a docking station [duplicate]

I use a laptop which is docked and uses dual monitors. I do not use the laptop display when docked, I only use the attached dual monitors. When I undock and use only the laptop monitor, any apps ...
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How do I use Hyper-V with dual monitor support?

I recently installed Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9600 on my computer, and then I enabled the Hyper-V Windows Feature. I created a virtual machine running Windows 7 Enterprise. What I can't figure out is ...
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link laptop micro-DVi to HDMI TV

I want to link my laptop micro-DVI to an HDMI TV input via micro-DVI -> DVI adapter + DVI -> HDMI cable: I know the adapter up to DVI works, since I've connected it to other DVI monitors, and I've ...
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How to indicate if Multiple displays are used using cmd?

I'm using cmd and following this article to play with my monitors - I extend\duplicate my displays in my test. I want to be able to indicate at what "state" I am in - meaning, to see if now it's in ...
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Make Taskbar open windows on current display

In Windows, the default behavior for opening a window is to position it in the place where it was last closed. Is there a way to have them open on the display from which the launching taskbar ...
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Hide Monitor form Host OS

I have Ubuntu 13.10 running as a guest OS in VirtualBox on Windows 8. I have two monitors set up on Windows, and I know I can run Ubuntu in full screen mode, but that still allows windows to be hidden ...
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Multi GPU and multi monitor setup with Linux

I have the the following setup: GPU's: Radeon hd7950 Radeon hd7770 CPU: Intel 3820K MOBO: Rampage 4 Extreme In windows I have my 1920x1080 display connected to my HD7950 (for gaming) and my 2 cheap ...
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How do I get my fourth monitor to work?

I'm currently running three monitors in a fully working configuration. I have one 2560x1440 and two 1920x1080 I'd like to add an additional 1920x1080 monitor. However, I haven't managed to make it ...
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Keep the “All slides” view open in Presenter view on PowerPoint 2013

My goal is to have the "All slides" view open in the presenter view so that I can preview and select to jump to, more than just the next slide in the order of the presentation; similar to the ...
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3 monitors on a Windows 7 laptop [duplicate]

Is this possible with Nividia GeForce GT 520MX graphics card? One monitor is connected to VGA port, another monitor to HDMI. But in the Display -> Screen resolution menu, one of the 3 monitors is ...
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Mavericks — Enable menu (“File”, “Edit”, “View”, etc) bar on non-primary multi screen monitor for selected applications

I'm not sure if this is possible yet, but seeing that Apple appears to be slowly solving its multi-display glitches, for example with its Mavericks fix of the full-screen problem blocking out all ...
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Flux Disabling it for specific Windows/Monitors (VLC hardware overlay?)

F.lux is some color management application. My problem, with multiple monitors, is that I multitask. There are not distinct movie watching times, and coding/working/browser times; It is just all at ...
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Can´t access BIOS to change boot device

The monitor of my HP Pavilion is damaged. I have been using an external monitor to work. Now I need to change the boot device order. However, the external monitor does not display the BIOS menu, ...
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Using multiple screens with very different DPI simultaneously in Windows 8.1?

I'm running Windows 8.1 inside VMWare Fusion 6. I have two screens: Macbook Pro Retina aka MBPr (15", 220 ppi) External HDMI monitor (24", 96 ppi) VMWare Fusion IS indeed allowing me to use the ...
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Need help multi-monitor setup with a laptop

I am planning to buy a new notebook for myself and to setup a good working environment at home with 3 external FHD (1920x1080) displays (4 displays in total with the laptop display itself). However I ...
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Having Windows Fit in Proportion With Active Monitor on OS X

I have a 15 inch MacBook with a large monitor connected to it. The resolution on my monitor is much higher than that on my laptop. When I move an active window from the monitor to my laptop, the ...
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Dell Inspiron 13Z - HDMI to TV not working

I just bought a Dell 13z 5323 notebook running Windows 8, and connected an HDMI cable to a Panasonic TV, only to find that nothing is shown on the TV. I know for a fact that both the cable and the TV ...
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How do I get secondary monitor to display separate video feed in Windows 7?

I need to have a rather unusual setup where the primary monitor must be isolated from the secondary monitor. The mouse pointer must stay in the primary monitor at all times while the secondary monitor ...
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Minimum standalone graphics card requirements for dual monitor display

I am researching on hardware requirements for my new PC. One of my requirements is to have dual monitor display to use while programming. I understand that most integrated graphics cards do not ...
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Mplayer on multiple screens on Ubuntu with Nvidia TwinView

I got a triple screen setup with three 1080x1920 monitors on one GTX 670. They run in TwinView using the proprietary Nvidia driver version 310.44 for Ubuntu Saucy. Today most movies aren't in 16:9 but ...
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Starting multiple Chrome full screen instances on multiple monitors from (batch) script

My goal is to show different web content full screen on multiple monitors automatically after booting from a single computer. The browser I would like to use is Chrome. If Chrome does not support this ...
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Windows Image Preview on a Second Screen with a different Resolution

I have the following: Windows 8 Laptop (16:9 ratio display) Projector (4:3 ratio display) Projector Screen (4:3 ratio) A load of JPGs I am trying to show the JGPs as a slide show on the projector ...
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PC Monitors - Additional

I have a DELL Inspiron 15 (N0150) laptop. I know I can attach two external Monitors to it, they only display clones of the laptop monitor. It is running Windows 7, and uses the Intel graphics ...
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Issues duplicating display on Windows 7 to Toshiba TV

I had basically the same issue as here: Can no longer duplicate display to external monitor on Windows 7 only I have a Lenovo T430. I'm using a DVI to HDMI cable to display my laptop on my Toshiba ...
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Setting Up Multiple Monitors in Windows 7 Span over or stretched wallpapers?

As many professionals do, I use as a primary work PC a laptop, which usually remains docked to a desktop setup including a large monitor and full-size keyboard. How to set up live wallpapers w/o any ...
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Trying to set up 2 monitors + laptop in windows 7

I'm trying to set up a laptop to be able to work the laptop display and two additional displays. Both displays seem to only work when I close the laptop lid. When the lid is open, only one display ...
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Only two screens can be active at the same time

I'm having the problem that only 2 monitors seem to work simultaneously. Right now I have these monitors: Samsung SyncMaster S24B350 (VGA to DVI adapter) Samsung SyncMaster P2450H (DVI to DVI) ...
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Dual 1440p on Radeon HD 7770 and compatibility with FX-770m

I have a Radeon HD 7770 in my desktop with DVI-D I am currently using for a 1440p Crossover monitor. Is there a cheap way to use any of the other ports (Displayport 1.2, HDMI) to work with another of ...
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Windows 8 64 bit not recognizing my 3 screens resolutions correctly.

Hi I recently purchased 3 asus 29" widescreen IPS monitors each has a resolution of 2560x1080p. I have to sapphire 7970 6gb gpus in crossfire and when I hook the 3 up using 2 dvi cords and 1 active ...
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Is a Dell XPS 15 L502x with three 24" monitors (1920 x 1200) possible?

I'm at a crossroads and need some PC advice. I'm a web developer so I'll have a few local web and DB servers running, maybe Photoshop and or Illustrator, any number of MS Office programs running, SQL ...
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MIniDisplayport -> HDMI -> DVI(24+1) gives snow on monitor at 1600x900 or higher resolutions

I've got a Macbook 2012 (non-retina) and I've always used a MiniDisplayport to HDMI adapter for my own monitor. Now I'm at the office where I only have a DVI monitor at hand. So I've bought a HDMI-> ...
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Secondary (extended) monitor turns off when I remove power cable from my laptop

I have a 2 monitor setup. An extended monitor that connects to my Lenovo Thinkpad T530. When I removes power cable from my laptop to run it on battery, the secondary (extended) monitor turns off. Can ...
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Possible to black out/dim second screen while using multiple displays in VLC 2.1.3 fullscreen mode?

Pardon if this is a duplicate, but I searched and could only find the reverse of my question. I remember VLC used to have an option to "not" black out the second screen when playing a video in ...
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How to disable automatic zoom change in IE11 when moving window between different monitors?

On Windows 8.1 I use Internet Explorer 11 and I also got my notebook with 13" screen and LCD monitor with 24" screen. When I move IE windows between screens, IE automatically changes the zoom "to ...
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I'm not sure about my motherboard

So i have the Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P and I have a video card that has VGA, HDMI, and DVI-I, but I can't use the HDMI (due to monitor limitations). My monitor supports DVI and VGA, but I'm currently ...
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Get monitors outputting from second graphics card (Linux)

OS Kali 1.0.6 Linux Kernel 3.12.6 Relevant Hardware HD7950 x 3 (not in crossfire) BenQ G2420HD 1920x1080 monitors x 4 Kogan 2560x1440 monitors x 2 Situation Recently installed Kali along with AMD ...
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Dual monitor with Windows 7 in remote desktop view issue

My Windows 7 machine has dual monitor setup and it works well. Recently I replaced the primary monitor from 23 inch to 24 inch. Then comes an issue: when I connect to the machine using Windows' ...
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Mirror monitors 2 and 3?

I have an Asus laptop and two 24" monitors. One plugged into HDMI and the other VGA. When I go into my display properties I have 3 options Mirror 1 and 3 Mirror 1 and 2 Extend Desktop I've also ...
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Multiple Monitors connecting technique

I have AMD radeon 7470 graphics card with 1 dvi port and 1 displayport 1.2 I want to connect three monitors to my system. I don't get displayport to multi-port hub here. So I was thinking is it ...
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Using laptop vga port, misunderstanding

I'm wondering if a VGA Monitor connected to the laptop, will act exactly as the inbuilt monitor? More specifically: I have the monitor connected to the laptop via VGA port. I Start the laptop. On ...