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Windows 7 gadgets changing place when I move from dual monitor to a single one

I am using Windows 7 on my laptop. At the office, I have a dual monitor setup through my docking station while at home or during meetings I use my laptop with its single monitor. Whenever I move ...
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Windows 8 multi monitor center mouse magnet

Running Windows 8.1, two 1080p monitors. When I slowly move my mouse to the center of the two (left side of right monitor, right side of left monitor) regardless of vertical position it sticks, at ...
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Sound management when using multiple displays

I have a Lenovo AIO computer which is connected by HDMI cable to a TV as a second display. The two displays work perfectly visually and have done for months, but I am having problems with the audio. ...
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How can I stop my monitors from wobbling?

I recently purchased a new monitor (Asus VS247 if it matters) and found out that it wobbles quite a bit when I type. I've had this problem before, even my smaller monitor wobbles a little bit, but ...
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Is it possible to duplicate/mirror screen connected to different graphic cards?

My desktop has 2 HD 6450 graphic cards, each of them has one HDMI, one DVI and one VGA port. I connected 2 of my screens to the 2 HDMI ports on 2 cards, and I'd like to duplicate my 2 screens. ...
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How do I force prompts to display on my primary monitor in Windows?

Every time there's a prompt of some kind, or a dialog box, it's displayed on my secondary monitor. Here's an example. Win+R (Run prompt displays on secondary) notepad and Enter (Notepad.exe displays ...
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New monitor connected to HDMI adaptor doesn't show output after booting

Hello out there in the multiple monitors’ world. I am a very old newbie in your world and need help. I just purchased a new Asus VH236H monitor and hooked it up the HDMI port of an ATI Radeon HD4300 ...
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My screen is blinking at 1920x1080

One of my monitors is HP 2211x and hes working perfectly using 1920x1080 resolution. But the problem is that ive bought today LG flatron W2243s and it seems that i cant get him to work at 1920x1080 ...
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KDE taskbar *Task Manager) only on VGA screen, not DVI screen

My Task Manager only shows up in the screen connected with VGA and clicking "Only show tasks from the current screen" in Task Manager Settings doesn't make the Task Manager bar appear on the second ...
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Stream multiple displays using one VLC instance

Trying to figure out a way to start an instance of VLC from the command line to stream 3 displays on a Win7 box. We can start an instance of each one individually, and connect to each (though not at ...
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Certain programs don't scale properly on external monitor (Windows 8.1)?

Issue: The screenshot above shows the display of only a tiny snatch of one page (at 100% scale) in yellow, on my external monitor. So how can I fix Acrobat 11.0.10’s domination? Meanwhile, Office ...
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Multi-Monitor Taskbars with UltraMon: showing the Start Button and the Tray Icons

I use UltraMon to duplicate the taskbar across several monitors. Is there any way to show the Start Button and the Tray Icons on each taskbar like we can do with DisplayFusion Taskbars? I use ...
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Need image of BIOS screen for Lenovo IdeaPad S300

I have a Lenovo IdeaPad S300 laptop with a broken screen. The only way I can use it is with an external monitor. (Aside from the screen, it works 100%.) Recently I've installed the Catalyst driver ...
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Use webcam to track eyes to switch monitor?

I use a dual monitor set-up, where I have one main application on the left monitor and another on the right monitor. I switch between the two monitors very often (probably once per minute) using ...
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How to make the windows alt-tab task switcher appear on the screen the pointer is at

I have a Windows 7 setup with two screens. I often use alt+tab to switch between windows but the app switcher dialog always appears on the main screen, which may be a different screen from the one ...
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Issue connecting new laptop to HDTV by HDMI

I recently upgraded from a Lenovo G570 to a Thinkpad T440. I had previously connected that G570 to my Olevia 232 S13 without any issue, and streamed movies and such from my laptop to watch them on the ...
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Two monitor, one with DVI-D connection, the other with VGA?

I have a problem. I have a SyncMaster SA300 (TFT, main monitor) monitor and a SyncMaster 591s (CRT) monitor. I want to use both monitors and share the desktop. My video card have a VGA port and and ...
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Colors / Contrast / Brightness Different of Dual Monitors [duplicate]

I have 2 monitors. The colors, contrast, & brightness are different on both displays. I tried to change it manually, but it's impossible to get them to look similar. I like the display of one ...
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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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AMD Radeon R9 270X not supporting 3 monitors

My setup: 1 DVI, 1 HDMI (to VGA adapter), and 1 Display Port(to HDMI adapter). I would be fine with the HDMI and DisplayPort monitors displaying the same image. AMD Catalyst Control Center's ...
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Radeon HD 7700 causes monitor to go into power saving mode

I have a LG Flatron M1717A monitor that has a VGA interface. When I bought a new computer with a HD 7700 card the monitor started going to power saving mode after the Windows loading screen. The ...
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DisplayPort 1.2 MST Hub to Multiple 1.1 Monitors

I am considering getting a laptop which has a 4th Gen (Haswell) Intel Chipset. It is equipped with a mini-Displayport 1.2 port. Can I connect a DP 1.2 MST hub and then connect two monitors which are ...
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Windows background issue with two screens

I'm running Windows Vista 64-bit on a HP Compaq 6510b laptop with an external screen attached. The built-in screen has a resolution of 1400x900. The external screen has a resolution of 1920x1200. ...
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Multi screens are not aligning properly

I am using (4) Samsung (SMB2230) screens. When I place my mouse on the first screen at the bottom right and pull it into the second screen the mouse jumps to the middle on the left of the second ...
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How to accurately align monitors in windows 8?

I am currently using a dual monitor set-up and the software used for aligning the monitors only allows the alignment to be changes in 18 pixel increments, this results in me being unable to align the ...
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LCD monitor flicker when connected to a laptop using VGA

I have a dual screen setup with two AOC e2450Sw monitors connected to a laptop. The laptop has one HDMI and one VGA output. When one of the monitors is connected using VGA, it flickers or displays ...
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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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How to permit cursor to leave left side of screen with dual monitors?

I added an additional monitor to a Windows 7 laptop, so that I have 2 screens, Display 1 (laptop screen) and Display 2 (additional monitor). On my desk, the additional monitor has to sit to the left ...
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Make HDMI primary output on NVIDIA card?

I have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti. In Windows 7, when I select the "Computer Only" option for my display settings, it enabled the monitor I use as my second monitor (DVI output) instead of the ...
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How do I set up a hotkey or shortcut to rotate my screen in Windows?

I've recently acquired a set of monitor arms that allow for free rotation of my monitors. I'd like to be able to quickly switch from one orientation to another on the fly, without having to go through ...
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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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Two identical external monitors, one having hardware detection issues, but working in one specific setup

I've got two HP ZR24w external monitors. Used for years. A few weeks ago, I turned the system off in the evening while it was still working fine, and when I turned it back on the next morning, one of ...
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Remember window locations when docked and undocked

I find this beyond frustrating. I have two extra screens on my laptop at work. I take my laptop and go home, with no extra screens connected. I come back, dock the laptop, and the windows need to be ...
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How to add two additional monitors to laptop via USB or HDMI?

I have an Acer 15 V Nitro with 3 USB ports and 1 HDMI port. I would like to, if possible, add two additional monitors that would each function as a separate screen and have the laptop monitor working ...
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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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Single r9 290 and 3 u2515h monitors

I am currently running two R9 290's in xfire powering three 1080p U2311H monitors. As I don't game anywhere near as much as I thought I would, I am selling one of the R9 290's. My question is, can ...
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Dual Monitor setup detected as single screen

Two similar monitors display the same picture and are shown as a single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is a DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via ...
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The resolution option is greyed out when duplicating display with monitor and projector

I have a Windows 7 PC which has an built-in Intel graphics card and one NVIDIA Quadro 410 graphics card. A monitor and a projector are connected to the PC. When I duplicate the monitor display with ...
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DisplayPort 1.2 DaisyChain with a DisplayPort to HDMI node at the end of the chain

I recently bought a Dell monitor which has only DisplayPort and HDMI. and I was very excited to learn about the DisplayPort 1.2 daisy-chain. I was wondering if I could create a chain as follows ...
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How to start a VNC session with multiple monitor

The work in my lab requires dual monitor (well I can live with only one monitor, but I will have to constantly switching between windows). A headless server (no monitor) is running CentOS 6 64 bit ...
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Solving differing Windows 8.1's DPI issues

I am trying to extend my 13.9 3200x1800 (~264.14PPI) laptop with a 27" 2560x1440 (~108.79PPI) Dell Ultrasharp as top-down set up. But I am having issues with Windows 8.1's DPI scaling. Tweaking the ...
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Can I use my laptop as a second monitor?

Is it possible to make my laptop's screen act as a second monitor for my desktop computer?
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Mac Mini (Late 2014) probelm when running 2 monitors

I recently purchased a Mac Mini and had the intention to use it with 2 monitors. I used the HDMI port to plug into one monitor and a Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter for the other. Everything works fine ...
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How can you automate video output/resolution changes in Vista?

I have a laptop with an external monitor and frequently switch between outputting to both the monitor and laptop screen as an extended desktop, and solely outputting to the laptop screen. Every time I ...
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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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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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Windows Touch Screen With Multiple Monitors Puts Cursor On Wrong Monitor

I have see a lot of people asking this question and getting answers that supposedly worked. NOTHING I have found works for me. I have a default Dell monitor that came with my Dell XPS 1700. It has ...
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Keyboard shortcut to extend to 2nd monitor in vmplayer?

I am using Vmware player and my host OS is Windows 8 (guest OS is Lubuntu 14.04). I removed the top bar of my VMplayer because I found it annoying. I did this by going into ...
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Oculus rift DK2 setup

Ok, so I've purchased the Oculus rift DK2 and whenever I want to use it I have to use it in extended mode and use the direct to rift apps, this means I don't always get to play everything. When the ...
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Portrait primary display rotates touchpad

I have Windows 7 64bit on a Lenovo T530 laptop (1600x900) with a Lenovo ThinkVision LT2452p monitor (1920x1200). I set up screen resolution like this: Compose displays. Set the primary display to ...