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Dual Monitors not working (One black)

Currently running Windows 7 Profession 64 bit with i5, think I would be able to write better code if I add a 2nd monitor so I grab an old one and hook it up to the 24(+1) DVI port using a DVI to VGA ...
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How can I stop OSX from combining spaces when I unplug a monitor?

I use spaces with the "Displays have separate Spaces" setting selected on OSX 10.10. OSX has an annoying "feature" where anytime I plug a display in, a new space is created (even if there were spaces ...
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Mouse gets stuck in lower edge of screen on portrait oriented window

I have dual monitors running on a laptop. laptop monitor 22" monitor the 22" is portrait oriented and when I try to move the mouse back and forth it will get stuck in the 22" unless I am high ...
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Can I run 2 sessions with 2 displays on windows server 2008 R2?

Can I connect 2 displays to my PC and configure it to log in under 2 different accounts and show them on different displays? My goal is to connect 2 TVs to 1 PC and run different media servers ...
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Second monitor stopped being recognized by Windows

One of the developer PC's running Windows Vista Ultimate had the second monitor stop being recognized in Windows overnight. There were no hardware or driver changes at the time, though I have ...
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How to tell how many displays a motherboard supports

If it's not explicit in the spec, is there a way to tell how many monitors a motherboard will support? For example, the MAXIMUS VI FORMULA motherboard.
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How to make the Extended Display desktop picture the correct size?

I am using a 24" Samsung Monitor (Connected via HDMI with a highest possible resolution of 1920x1080) to a Windows 7 laptop (Toshiba with a highest possible resolution of 1366x768). When I extend the ...
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Virtual laser pointer when using Office Remote and a Surface Pro 3 goes to the wrong position

I have to do presentations quite often and I recently noticed the Office Remote App (I'm using the Windows Phone 8.1 version in case that matters). So before actually doing the presentation in front ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 uknown external display low resolution

I have fresh-installed Ubuntu 14.04 over the weekend on my Dell E6520. The nouveau driver didn't allow me to use maximum resolution for my laptop display. Switching to the nvidia (proprietary, tested) ...
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Why can't I take a screenshot on my second monitor on my Mac?

Whenever I attempt to take a screenshot on the second monitor, it fails silently. Is this possible, or do I have to move whatever I want to take a picture of onto the first monitor? Using Snow ...
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Acer Aspire E3-111 LCD flickers when connected to external monitor

I have an Acer Aspire E3-111 which is an Intel based laptop. It uses Celeron N2830 with Intel HD Graphics. The laptop has HDMI port. My only problem is that the LCD flickers when I connect to a ...
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Windows 7 Dualview: Allow mouse transfer to smaller monitor on complete display height

I have a 2 monitor setup, a large 2560x1440 main monitor and a second 1080p monitor to the left. However, there's always a significant amount of screenheight where my mouse gets stuck when I try to ...
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Can my XFX Radeon R9 280 render simultaneously to both a 4k and 2k monitor?

I have a Radeon R9 280 video card. It has these ports: 1 HDMI 2 mini display port 1 DVI-D 1 DVI-I The NewEgg spec pages lists the max resolution as 4096x2160, but I don't know if that means per ...
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4 browsers instances autoconfigured to 4 monitors on logon Debian

This might be wishful thinking... but stranger things have been found on the beach. I have a Debian system with KDE desktop and a NVidia GeForce GTX750 running 4 monitors. I want a new browser ...
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How to watch a video in full screen on multiple monitors?

How can I watch a video in full screen on multiple monitors? I'm using Windows 7 x64 and I can only make it go full screen on one monitor.
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Duplicate monitor on highest resolution in Windows 7

I have a monitor with a native resolution of 2560x1440, connected through display port. I also have an AV Receiver connected to the video card via HDMI, to have surround sound in games. All using ...
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Dual Monitor, Dual Actions

I have a simple dual monitor setup, and I need to use to very similar programs simultaneously. For instance, if I click on program1 which is on one monitor1, it will simultaneously click on the other ...
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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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Windows 7 resizes desktop when I switch of a monitor

I have a workstation with two monitors and the desktop extended over them. I have a lot of applications open (generally maximized), and I have a personal preference which application is on which ...
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How to control content on multiple LCD TVs from one computer [on hold]

I'm looking for some advice on what would be the best way to connect and control 4-6 LCDs through one computer. We will be hosting a small local event and inside tent we want to place around 4-6 TVs ...
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Are video card resolution specs per-display or overall total when using multiple displays?

I'm an avid user of multiple monitors and have been contemplating an upgrade to a couple of 4k monitors. However I'm not sure how to interpret my video card specs or the specs of other cards I might ...
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How to run Google Chrome as two unique Google Chrome?

I have one PC which has dual monitor on left monitor it has to show www.example1.com and on right monitor it has to show www.example2.com, where the left screen is touch input and the other one is ...
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Use Integrated Graphics for WiDi and Discrete Graphics card for monitors

I have a GForce GTX 480 (old I know) running my 2 monitors, and I'd like to use the HD4600 Integrated Graphics from my i7-4790 to mirror my main display via WiDi to my TV. The Miracast receiver ...
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Weird moving pixels on both monitors

I recently had my laptop repaired and a few days after receiving it back, I noticed these weird moving pixels on my screen. They started of quite unnoticeable but a few months down the track and they ...
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Setting up a second monitor in CentOS

I have CentOS installed on my laptop. I hooked up my TV via VGA and it works, just not as I'd like it to. The left side (on the TV) is cut off, like the image is justified too far left. I want it to ...
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Dual monitors go wireless

I will be using the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK motherboard. So it natively supports 3 monitors output - hdmi, dvi, and vga. To make things complicated, i wish to have my monitors go wireless. I did a ...
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Monitor Gamma changes when game camera in motion? [closed]

I'm not actually sure if it's gamma specifically, but it changes in a way that makes it appear that way. When I play a game, if things move on screen they leave behind a minuscule trail if they have ...
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DisplayPort daisy chain not working

I have two Dell UltraSharp U2715H screens, supporting DisplayPort 1.2 and daisy chaining. I have confirmed this by connecting them together in a daisy chain, and connecting the first monitor to my ...
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Can no longer duplicate display to external monitor on Windows 7

We have a large TV at work - I connect my laptop to it to share my screen during meetings. Until today, my laptop display has been duplicating to the TV automatically when I connect the TV cable to ...
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Cannot get max resolution for my Asus PB278Q monitor when I connect it to my dell xps 2710

I just bought an ASUS PB278Q high resolution monitor (2560x1440), when I connect it to my xps 2710 the max resolution I get is 1920x1080 I have/tried the following: I am using a 1.4 HDMI Cable I ...
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Multiple screens: Screen resolution

I just bought 27" screen and plugged it to my laptop. My laptop's screen resolution is 1920 x 1020. Earlier when I had different laptop I used to plug bigger monitor and extend displays. At that time ...
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Trouble with external monitor under Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Boot Camp

I'm running Windows 7 32-bit on a mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 under Boot Camp. I've had trouble getting it to work with my second display and searching Google for an appropriate answer has ...
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Use a Video Card (GeForce 9800GT) and a AMD 5150 processor with Radeon R3

I have a GeForce 9800GT video card, I use it for over a year with my old Intel powered machine. But my processor died so I bought a new processor (APU AMD Athlon 5150) and a new MB (ASRock AM1B-M). ...
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GeForce 9600GT support for dual monitor setup

I have a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT (point of view, link) on an Asus M2V-MX motherboard. The card has one DVI, HDMI and S-Video output. The graphics card does not seem to support dual monitors: the driver ...
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Is it possible to drive a 3x3 videowall with HDMI + an i7 notebook?

Yesterday I saw a 3 by 3 video wall display, in which the only connection between the LED TVs are by HDMI cable from one i7 notebook. I asked the operator how he did it, and his answer sounded to me ...
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Can I continue using my HDMI output with my laptop closed?

I have a nice gaming laptop and I have it connected to my tv using an HDMI cable where I'm able to game nicely. Having the laptop open though is distracting because of the brightest from the screen. I ...
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How to access second monitor from another machine remotely which has a single monitor?

I have 2 monitors at work (Win 7). I sometimes log into my pc remotely from a single-monitor 'demo' XP computer. In that case, the short cut keys (Windows key+ Shift+ Left/Right Arrows keys) are not ...
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External monitors and Bootcamp on a Retina Display MacBook Pro (aka, resolution issues and pixel density)

I am attempting to use an external Acer monitor (1920x1080 max res.) with my OS X Mavericks Retina display (2880x1800). In Windows 7 (through Bootcamp), the OS looks great on the Retina display of my ...
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Dell M4800 Alternates between dual and single monitor configuration

My laptop seems to switch between dual monitor mode and single monitor mode when it is not connected to any other screens. It alternatives every 3 seconds. In display settings, I can see what Windows ...
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Laptop as second monitor via VGA cable, XP+ Vista

I have host desktop PC (running Windows XP) with a TV Card. I connected it via VGA cable to a laptop that runs Vista. I'd like to extend the desktop screen to the laptop. Both computers detected the ...
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How do you remove a virtual monitor on Windows 8?

I've installed software of Splashtop on my windows 8 laptop to use my tablet as a second monitor. But it didn't work well so I removed the Splashtop software from my laptop. But it seems it doesn't ...
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Windows 7 is detecting a non-existent 2nd monitor

As of a couple of months ago Windows has started detecting a 2nd "generic non PNP monitor" that is supposedly connected to my laptop. I wouldn't mind this but it's causing problems when I actually do ...
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How to pass “screen 0” to xrandr as output argument?

I have 3 monitors connected. (I cutted non-used resolutions from output) % xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3584 x 1280, maximum 16384 x 16384 VGA-0 connected ...
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Keep windows on 2nd screen after switching monitor via KVM [duplicate]

I am using a KVM switch for switching between my Windows 8.1 notebook and a Linux PC. That switch is smart enough to keep the EDID information for both outputs, so even after switching away from one ...
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Can't mirror screens on laptop and projector

I'm using Windows XP. My laptop is not showing dual monitor properly. I want the screen on my laptop and on the projector mirrored. I right click on Desktop, Properties and then Settings, "Show two ...
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How can I set up default xorg mirrored displays for new users?

I'm trying to provision pairing-station workstations. These workstations have LDAP and allow all users to login and have an account. The issue I'm having is that the pairing station has 2 monitors and ...
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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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Is there a way to move the taskbar to another monitor?

I am using Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 and three monitors. I would like for my taskbar to be moved to the third monitor. How can I get it over there instead of on my primary monitor?
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Quicken 2014 opens on 2nd monitor not default after changing other monitor positions

All other apps not affected. Have incident number with Quicken Tech but that may take months. Feel it is a simple edit in Windows Registry but need what to look for so I can search for it. Using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Plug in HDMI to external monitor causes a log in - out loop

Model: MSI GT70 2PE CPU: Intel Core i7-4810MQ RAM: 16.0GB GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX880M SSD: Samsung 840 EV0 1TB OS: Windows 8.1 Pro Dual Boot with Ubuntu 14.04LTS. When I plug my external FLATRON ...