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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?

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 ...
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How can I change on which monitor a program opens?

Adobe Reader always starts on my second monitor, how can I change that so that it opens on my first monitor. I prefer not using a third party program.
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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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DisplayPort 1.2 (Daisy-Chain) over normal DisplayPort cable

I want to daisy chain two DisplayPort 1.2 Monitors and need to know if I can use normal DisplayPort cables? On all Display Port cables I see the specification of maximum resolution WQXGA (2560 x ...
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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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Dell Latitude E6440 Laptop and Dual Monitor not recognized in Xubuntu 14.05

I have a Dell Latitude Laptop E6440. The laptop have two interfaces, VGA and HDMI. I connect an external monitor to the VGA port, but when I ran the xfce4-display-settings I see only one monitor (the ...
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2 monitors - different resolutions - cursor between monitors

Wasn't even sure how do I google this. I am using the laptop screen (1366x768) and an external screen (1920x1080). Is there some way/setting to change the screen height at which the cursor goes to the ...
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Force a window to open on the monitor it was launched from

Setup: 3 Monitors DisplayFusion for the extra task bars on secondary / tertiary monitors Win7 Problem: On my my main monitor (Monitor 1) with the authentic Windows task bar, I have a visual ...
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How can I use my W8 tablet as a second monitor?

I have a Windows 8 tablet running the full W8 (read: NOT RT). I know that there are apps for iPad (not sure about Android) that will let your tablet function as a secondary monitor. Is there any way ...
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Need a DVI-D/HDMI KVM solution for my 2-computer/2 monitor setup [closed]

I've got two identical monitors supporting DVI-D+HDMI+DisplayPort inputs, a pc supporting x1 DisplayPort & x1 VGA outputs, and a laptop with x1 VGA and x2 DisplayPort outputs via docking station. ...
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How can I configure UltraMon so that UltraMon taskbars are in the same order than the Windows taskbar?

Windows 7 cannot natively display a taskbar to each of my monitors, so I use UltraMon's multi-taskbars feature. How can I configure UltraMon so that the applications in the UltraMon taskbars are in ...
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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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Will the E-Port Plus laptop docking station allow me to use three viewports/monitors *without* USB?

I have a Dell Latitude E6400, for which I purchased the following docking station: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002L9D320/ The back has two DVI inputs and one VGA input. I already have two ...