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How can I isolate HDMI sounds to a TV while game sounds to system speaker in Win7?

I have a desktop PC which I use to play games on AND watch films. Its a Win 7 OS... with an ASUS EAH6450 hd gfx card with HDMI, DVI outputs. Is there a way for me to be able to play a game on the ...
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External monitor automatically dims when fullscreen

There are several posts and related questions here and on Google but all of them seem to only work for the Macbook screen itselfs I have an external monitor for my macbook air. I'm sure Apple have ...
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minimize some windows, but not all, via keyboard shortcut

My office is open to a room in my house that has a lot of traffic through it, and in a lot of cases, passerbys will try to look into my office and at what I am working on. Sometimes I will be working ...
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issue in HDMI TO VGA conversion

my laptop have only HDMI and is connected to VGA monitor using HDMI to VGA converter. issue is native resolution of monitor(15.6 inch) 1366x768 is not displayed correctly. around 25% of screen from ...
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Windows 8 dual monitors sizing issue

I have a 3 display windows 8 system. Two are 24" monitors and one is a 27" monitor. The 27" monitor is in the middle and one of the 24" monitors is flipped portrait on the right. When I go to the ...
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Dual head setup for Ubuntu 10.04.1 and Windows XP Pro with same hardware configuration

I have a Dell OptiPlex 360 workstation at work, with 2 x ATI RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] graphics cards installed, which are attached to two identical 19" HII flat panel monitors. I'm using the open ...
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Change Display Arrangement via Batch/Command Line on Windows 7

I want to change the Display Arrangement of my computer via Command line. I have 2 monitors set up, extending, and I want to change the monitors setup from Dual Display to Single Display and back via ...
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Merge monitors for a specific application

So I have a triple-monitor setup and I know I can "merge them" (through the Nvidia control panel) as if they were one big 5760x1080 monitor instead of 3 separate 1920x1080 one. What bugs me about this ...
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Workstation with multiple monitors [on hold]

I´m looking for a workstation that needs to work with 04 videocards in order to have 04 monitors attached. Any suggestions regarding the workstation model and the videocards
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Do HDMI splitters always work? Or is it a GPU compatibility?

I want to buy the geforce gtx 750 ti GPU. I have an hdtv and I'm buying an hd monitor. But the gpu only has one hdmi port. I would just put my tv on dvi but it doesn't have a dvi port. Only hdmi and ...
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Multiple Displays area not visible in Windows 8 Taskbar configuration

I have a Macbook with a Windows 8.1 bootcamp setup, which I'm using with an external monitor. I'd like the taskbar to extend to the second monitor, but when i right-click on the taskbar and select ...
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Multiple Displays with Multiple Resolutions causing sticky edges at part of the monitor in Ubuntu with Unity

My left monitor is a laptop monitor, at 1366 by 768. My right monitor is a good monitor, at 1920 by 1080. When trying to go from the big one to the small one at the bottom edge my cursor sticks ...
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Adjust pixel format for an external display in OS X on iMac (early 2013)

I just replaced a custom build desktop with a new iMac (early 2013 model). One of my external monitors that I use needs a different pixel format than the one currently set as default in OS X. On the ...
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Dual monitors — Control from which edge the cursor appears at

Let me explain better. I have dual monitors. When I move my mouse toward the right edge on my primary monitor and then move it over the edge, the mouse appears on the left edge on the second monitor ...
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Broken mouse cursor on main monitor, Windows 7 64 Bit, ATI Radeon HD 7870

UPDATE: Please check out the new answer I've posted to this problem. It might be that a solution to this frustrating problem exists now. Scroll down to see it. Quite a while ago my graphic card died ...
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Surface Pro 2 DisplayPort 1.2 since recent update

I'm using the Surface Pro 2 and two Dell U2414H Displays connected via DaisyChain (Displayport to first monitor and then from the first monitor to the second monitor). This worked a long time, but I ...
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Multiple screens plus HDTV, can't get all 3 working

Bought a new PC on the weekend and installed the ATI Radeon 4350 card from the old computer. Running 64-bit Windows 7. Came with Intel HD 4600. So the old computer had 2 Dell monitors connected in ...
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Slideshow screensaver with dual-monitor support?

I have a dual-monitor setup at home + work and want to show off my panoramas on them when they're not busy. I'm looking for a program that supports the following: wide-screen images (and panoramas) ...
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Multi-monitor support for Windows 8.1

I am running Windows 8.1 on a new Dell XPS laptop. I have attached a second screen via HDMI cable, and configured Windows to "extend the display". All of that is working fine. Now, I'd like to ...
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Screen burn in monitor when connected to an iMac, but not when connected to a PC

When I connect a DELL U2713HM ULTRASHARP 27" as a secondary display for my iMac (DisplayPort), after less than 20 minutes i get horrible burn in; but the same setup (same brightness even, through DVI) ...
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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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laptop monitor for desktop computer

i do not have a monitor for my desktop, but I need to use it for my sewing software, this is not for dual monitors. I only want my laptop for a monitor to use my desktop items. I bought the dell ...
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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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Surface Pro 2 - how many external 1080p monitors are supported with DisplayPort daisy chaining?

The Surface Pro 2 supports daisy chaining 1080p aka FullHD aka 1920x1080 monitors (and other resolutions too). Does anyone know for certain how many external 1080p displays the Surface Pro 2 can drive ...
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How to use different scaling for every monitor?

One of the new features in Windows 8.1 is the new "Desktop display scaling", which allows user to configure scaling per monitor. I've been trying to get this working in preview but with no success. If ...
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Displayport 1.2 Daisychain Hub - which keywords to search? [on hold]

While attempting to look for a device that allows me to drive multiple monitors from my single Displayport (1.2), I noticed that most search results were splitters that merely duplicate the input ...
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How to get a panoramic image to take up two monitors

I have two moniters and wanted to know how to get a panoramic image or really wide image to take up both Moniters. Is this possible if so how would I go about accomplishing this?
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Multiple Monitor woes - Windows 8, my monitor, or my ASUS ROG laptop?

I'm really having some major issues with my setup and I'm not sure where the problem is. I'm not a hardware/Windows expert (I'm a web dev), so I need to get some advice. Late last year, I purchased ...
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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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Surface 2 Pro Win 8.1 and two external monitrs

Went through similar questions already asked, but nothign to help, so here I go: We have four Surface Pro 2 and one Surface Pro tablet. I have HP port replicator pr3005 (USB 3 version) to set all ...
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Nvidia 2D surround not showing up in control panel

I hooked up my old monitor today and now want to configure it so that I can use both of my monitors in games. I've Googled the issue and found that one is supposed to configure Surround in the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Loss of resolution support with HDMI to VGA converter

I purchased a new Lenovo S510P Touch earlier this year, after my Dell was stolen. When I got it, I realised that there was no VGA port, which made me facepalm at a regulated rate. So, I got myself an ...
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Dell XPS 8500 w Nvidia GeForce 620 goes dark

I moved my system up one floor in my apartment and now video display turns off every 15 mins or so. I've done diagnostics, I've swapped out different configs. Trying to run a Dell 27 in and drive my ...
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Scale second monitor on mac

I have a macbook pro and a second monitor connected. Resolution of monitor is 1920x1080, i would like to scale image on second monitor. Is it possible to scale extended monitor on MAC OS? Like 150% / ...
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Connecting 4 monitors to a Radeon HD 6850

Is it possible to hook up 4 monitors to a Radeon HD 6850? Mostly for web and mobile development, so performance is not a big issue here. I have two monitors already hooked up via DVI. I know we can't ...
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All windows moving back to primary monitor after waking up from sleep

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop, and I put my laptop to sleep whenever I am not using it. But, upon resuming, all of the windows that were on the desktop on my secondary monitor ...
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Screensaver on only one monito in dual monitor setup

I have a dual monitor setup on Windows 7 with monitor 1 and monitor 2. I have a very specific need. When monitor 2 is unused for 3 minutes I want monitor 2 to display a screensaver and I still want ...
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How do I suspend/unsuspend Ubuntu 14.04 on an X230 with an external display without corrupting the display configuration?

I have a Lenovo X230. I have an external display connected to it via the minidisplay port using a minidisplay to HDMI cable. I have configured the internal and external displays to be enabled and ...
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Restore monitor detection to one only or restore start menu to bottom

I have a co-worker that is no longer able to see his start menu. He used to have it pinned to the left edge of his screen. I tried to troubleshoot it a bit and discovered if we do Windows + R then ...
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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 ...
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Windows 8.1 Restoring Lost Windows+Right/Left,etc. Hotkeys

Does anyone know how to restore the lost hotkeys that were removed in Windows 8.1. Starting in Windows 7, there were some really handy hotkeys like Win+Right to dock the currently active window to ...
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Showing the menu bar on multiple screens on Mac OS X

I've just installed a new monitor on my MacBook, and I noticed that the menu bar only appears on one screen or the other - I have to haul over to whichever screen has the menu if I'm using the other ...
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Will 2 x Radeon HD 5450 support 3 monitors?

I have a PC with Radeon HD 5450 that has DVI, HDMI and VGA ports (i.e. no display port). I also have recently acquired (at no cost to me) a third monitor. To my huge disappointment the video card ...
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How can I temporarily disable or mask a few selected monitors without shuffling the application's windows?

I have a few monitors connected to my laptop and I sometimes want to focus on just one or two monitor without being disturbed by the other monitors. Is there any way in Windows 7 to temporary disable ...
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Can I sleep one of the displays on a dual-monitor setup (running Windows 7)?

I want to be able to 'put the display to sleep' on one of my two monitors when it isn't needed, so it doesn't distract me or use unnecessary power. Ideally, the display would be asleep, but the OS ...
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Strange scaling when duplicating monitors with another screen

I can't get two monitors to scale application resolutions the same way. My main monitor works normally. My second monitor however, which is set to duplicate its image onto a TV I have in my room, ...
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Is there a way to set (or disable) DPI scaling for individual monitors (Windows 8.1)

I have three screens connected: Two 1920x1200 screens that I do not want DPI scaled. 1 4K screen that I do want to scale. Currently, if I set a 1920x1200 screen to be my "main" display, and then ...