For questions about connecting multiple monitors to a single computer either desktop or laptop.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (4)

3
votes
1answer
3k views

Keyboard shortcut to set screen resolution in windows 7

Using a windows 7 laptop when I switch off/disconnect & reconnect my external monitor, or after getting the laptop out of sleep mode sometimes the screen resolution is all wrong and if I go to ...
4
votes
1answer
133 views
+50

How to disable sticky corners in Windows 10

It seems Microsoft has tried to solve this problem Multi-monitors and the corners of the screen. In Windows 7, there is no boundary between monitors and the mouse can move freely across the top of ...
0
votes
0answers
3 views

Projector with laptop normally used with 2 screens lockup

My laptop is normally docked and uses 2 screens. Some software either remembers which screen it had previously been on, or prefers one screen over the other. When I undock and plug into a projector ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views
+50

Monitors not turning on with computer

I have 3 monitors connected through displayport cords and they do not turn on when my PC powers up and only turn on after I hit the PC's reset button. Here are some details: Graphics card has 3 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Windows 8 notebook display resolution borked after reboot

I'm having a weird issue on my Windows 8.1 Pro install at work. Reinstalling is not really an option as I don't have the time for that. I've asked the sysadmin but he doesn't have a clue either. I ...
1
vote
0answers
10 views

Put select displays to sleep temporarily in Windows 7

This is my first post here. I have a tri-display setup: 2 computer monitors (ASUS, DVI to HDMI) and a TV (Sony, HDMI). I lay in bed and watch all my media (TV shows/movies in MP4/MKV) on my TV and I ...
-1
votes
0answers
9 views

In Win 7 can I use one long animated \ moving wallpaper image, on dual monitors, @ 3840x1080p?

I'm running Win 7 Ultimate 64bit. I have two 1080p monitors. In Win 7 I can natively use one long 3840x1080p still image and just right click and set it to desktop background. It requires no third ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

what registry to change to force app to run in second monitor?

I have two monitors and I want to make sure that some applications (I did not make myself) will run in second monitor, what registry key should I change for that ? Thanks
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Multiple desktops on multiple displays in Windows 10

At my desk, I have a second monitor plugged into my laptop. When I unplug it and go away, all the windows on the second display get crammed onto my laptop screen. I would like to have that second ...
-1
votes
0answers
16 views

why doesn't my onboard video card show up in device manager?

I am running Windows 7 Pro. I have an on board integrated video card and a pci video card installed. they both worked fine til now.All of a sudden my second of two monitors is not getting a signal ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Extended Display with 2 Monitors and 1 VGA Port

My company bought the new guy a computer that has only 1 VGA port (no other display ports) and he has two monitors that both support VGA as well as HDMI. I was initially thinking he needs a VGA ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Win 8.1 BSOD when booted without main monitor

I'm on Lenovo Y580 laptop with win 8.1. At home, I connect the laptop via VGA cable to a computer monitor, set it as the main display and set to display only on the computer monitor, effectively my ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Extending Dual Monitors with VGA and HDMI to Single link DVI

Here is my question. I have a workstation running windows 7 on a Dell Optiplex 390. He would like to use two extended monitors. The graphics card is an Intel Graphics HD 2000. It has a VGA out and ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Slide show running on a secondary monitor pauses when focus changes

I have observed that if we change the focus (from the slide show) while running a slide show, which is set to advance automatically (in a secondary monitor) the slide show pauses automatically. ...
2
votes
0answers
17 views

Windows 7 - Duplicate two displays with a different refresh rate output

Thanks for taking the time to look at my question! To start, my hardware, and what I am attempting to do: I have a NVIDIA GTX 780 as my graphics card (and I love it!) stock speed and BIOS ...
3
votes
1answer
17 views

How do I set/force/enable specific (second) monitor to very low resolution in Windows 8.1?

I am using nVidia graphics card. I have two monitors - one normal, 1080p, and second, special display, connected to VGA, capable only of 400x300 pixels. However, since it's very OLD, it's missing any ...
13
votes
4answers
33k views

Excel 2010 on multi monitor screen

With office 2010 I would like to open two excel document on different monitor. The only way I achieved to do this was to widden the Excel main window over the both screen which is not very convenient ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
9
votes
8answers
16k views

Print Screen Error With Dual Monitors

I have a dual monitor setup running Windows XP, and when I hit "Print Screen" and try to paste into Paint, it fails with the error "error getting the clipboard data". Holding down alt-print screen ...
0
votes
1answer
434 views

Will windows 10 automatically detect my external tv/monitor?

I have a windows 8, now 8.1 hp laptop with a damaged screen. I wanted to know if I upgraded or did a clean install to windows 10, would it automatically recognize my external monitor/tv. When I had 8 ...
0
votes
1answer
637 views

Windows 10: Primary Monitor taskbar not hiding

OS: Just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 Software: Display Fusion v7.2 (if meaningful) Adapter: NVideo Gforce 650 TI Yes, I upraded the NVideo Gforce driver to Windows 10. I had to, as the ...
207
votes
10answers
852k views

How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?

Is there a way to set two different background pictures for my two monitors in Windows 7? By default the same background picture is used for both displays. I am looking for a solution without ...
34
votes
5answers
111k views

How do I get the Windows 7 taskbar with the Start Menu to display on dual monitors?

I am looking for an application with features as follows:- It will give me a dual monitor set up with a Windows 7 taskbar with Aero peek and the Start Menu on each monitor. The taskbar should ...
-1
votes
0answers
12 views

Connect with multiple tv displays using wifi network

for reference as mentioned at given link. How can I connect multiple monitors to a single PC by LAN cables? How i can i connect with multiple monitors/projectors over wifi insted of lan cables. Do ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

TV attached as first monitor gets no signal unless second monitor is switched on too [on hold]

No matter what I do in settings for displays (duplicate, desktop on 1 or on 2): I get no signal on my TV screen attached as the first display unless the second display is turned on too. If not, then I ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How can I use two monitors with my radeon 6450 graphics card?

I have a computer with an integrated gpu on the motherboard. Because I wanted to use two monitors and my motherboard only has one VGA port, I bought an ATI radeon HD 6450. Both my monitors have a VGA ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Can I output audio to all three of my monitors?

I've seen this question asked tons of times, but it's never answered. I'm looking to output audio from my computer, to THREE monitors simultaneously. I don't want to use physical cables. I've got ...
2
votes
1answer
362 views

Multiple monitors broken with Windows 10 upgrade

I have a HP ENVY 17-3200 (switchable graphics: Intel HD 4000 + AMD Radeon HD 7800M) with a triple monitor setup: Laptop's builtin LVDS 1080p display DisplayPort WQXGA display DisplayPort 1080p ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

Windows 8.1 after unlocking screen windows are all in one screen

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro with 2 monitors. Most of the time, I am in "Desktop" mode. I have my open windows spread between the two monitors. Some windows in one screen and some windows in the other ...
4
votes
0answers
597 views

How do I make Windows scale the taskbar correctly after I switch to monitors with different DPIs?

I have a laptop that has a native 3200x1800 15" high-DPI display, and a docking station connected to two 1920x1200 23" monitors. If I sign in while the external monitors are disconnected, the task ...
1
vote
0answers
107 views

Can a fake second display be enabled in Windows 10?

I just updated to Windows 10 and discovered that Microsoft broke this method of adding a fake second monitor: Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor which I rely on for scaling some small ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Open Start Menu on Monitor Where Cursor was when Key was Pressed

I am using Windows 10 Pro x64 with a double monitor configuration, and I would like to have the Start Menu open on the window where the cursor was located when I press the Windows key. At the moment, ...
0
votes
4answers
4k views

Dell Inspiron 620 desktop - Dual monitor

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop 620 (just purchased this year) and it has 1 VGA connection and 1 HDMI connection. All of my spare monitors only have VGA and so was wondering if the convertor cable from ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Windows 7: Detect new secondary monitor without rebooting

Had an 19" for my secondary monitor, now have a 23". Detect doesn't see it and the resolution I need is not available. Sheer laziness here (and have an ISO downloading at the moment), but is it ...
1
vote
1answer
38 views

How to fix strange change of window positions when using non-native resolution with triple monitor setup?

I'm having a 3x1 monitor setup where I use my middle monitor for gaming. When I'm gaming on my primary monitor on a non-native resolution the window positions on the right monitor will changed pretty ...
0
votes
1answer
13 views

Lenovo SL510 - to external monitors

I remember someone told me that ny laptop can be used as hard drive and connected to external monitors via some device( forgot the name). I actually saw it once someone just takes closed lenovo ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Can I use double monitors using my integrated graphics alongside my graphics card

I have a screen which has a broken HDMI, meaning it can only use VGA. I also have another, older screen which only has a VGA slot. I'd like to use both at once, but don't want to buy another graphics ...
0
votes
2answers
28 views

configure gnome3 with 2 graphic cards and 3 monitors

I'm using Debian Jessie with two graphic cards and 3 Monitors. One on the onboard card and two on an internal card. I can select and configure the two monitors on the internal card but can't get to ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Extend Notebook Display to Two External Display

I have 2 external monitor which I plug in both of them via VGA splitter into my VGA connector on my notebook. But both of my external display shares the same display, not split. It only split on my ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Stretch wallpaper across screens of different dot pitches, maintaining geometry (Windows 7)

I found a program called "Dual Wallpaper" that allows me to stretch pictures across monitors. However my monitors are different dot pitches (the one on the left is 24" 1920x1200, and the one on the ...
8
votes
4answers
57k views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
9 views

Dual display through X11 protocol

I have a question: I'm working on a computer that has no secondary display output, but another computer in the network has one. Is this possible to extend the second monitor through X11 with the ...
1
vote
1answer
69 views

DisplayPort Link Failure after monitor sleep?

I just added a 3rd monitor to my Windows 7 64-bit computer. When the monitor goes to sleep, it won't wake up. The other two monitors wake up fine (connected via hdmi and DVI). The new monitor I ...
7
votes
2answers
227 views

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 ...
-2
votes
0answers
30 views

Best way to make a media center for kids [closed]

I'm trying to renovate my kids room to conserve space. What I would like to give them is a way to stream online content, preferably with Netflix, but it's not required. I'm also wanting to try to use ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Can't Connect to External Monitor on RHEL6

I have rhel6 installed. I am using a W530 lenovo laptop. I am trying to connect to Lenovo LED monitor using VGA cable. I think I have the Nvidia driver installed but I when I plug in my VGA cable the ...
-1
votes
1answer
16 views

Remote Access Using Windows 8

I have remote access to dual monitors in work, but hve a single monitor at home (Windows 8). I cannot access the secondary screen from home. What are my options?
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

DisplayPort MST and HDMI adapter

I have a Dell u2715h monitor which has both a DisplayPorts in and a DisplayPort out. It claims to support DisplayPort 1.2 and MST (Multi-Stream Transport). I do not have a second DisplayPort ...