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Is dual monitor power consumption high? [on hold]

I got a new Samsung TV (forget model) for Christmas, and it was my intention to buy another one of the same kind so I could finally experience a dual monitor (TV) setup at home. However, I am kind of ...
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Xorg/Xrandr Multiple Monitor (different resolution) - Position not set correctly

I'm running fedora on virtualbox (xmonad). I have the following in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf Section "Monitor" Identifier "VBOX0" Modeline "1920x1080_60.00" 172.80 1920 ...
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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 use two monitors: one from video card one from motherboard

I'm trying to get two monitors set up. One is plugged into my graphics card using an hdmi cord, the other is plugged into my motherboard using another hdmi cord. Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX ...
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Change Dual Monitor Behavior

When you setup dual monitors, to move a windows to a different display (monitor), you move it sideways (right or left). Is it possible to change the behavior to move the window by moving vertically, ...
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Dual monitors with VGA and HDMI on Intel HD Graphics 4600 with correct screen resolution (Windows 7)

I am running Windows 7. My computer has an Intel HD Graphics 4600 with the latest drivers. I am trying to run dual monitors with two Asus VS228 monitors. The ideal resolution for this is 1920x1080. ...
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HDMI cable does not fit into GTX 680

I'm trying to plug a 2nd monitor into my GTX 680's HDMI port and the cable just does not fit. There seem to be 2 metal tabs and the top of the inside of the port that restrict the cable from entering ...
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Is there a way to specify separate scaling factors for multiple monitors in Windows 8.1?

I have a Samsung Series 7 Ultra laptop with the latest update to Windows 8.1. I am using an additional digital monitor with the same nominal resolution (1080p) as the laptop, but much larger in size ...
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Permanently disable second screen

My laptop's monitor does not work any more and thus I've attached an external monitor. On boot, GDM still recognizes the primary laptop screen and displays it's login window on it. Which I then can't ...
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How to use two computers with two monitors each as a single computer [on hold]

I have a Windows 7 laptop with a second monitor connected via VGA, and a Windows 8 tablet with another monitor connected via HDMI. In total, there are 4 monitors. Two on my Windows 7 Laptop, the other ...
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How to extend display on two monitors with VGA splitter

currently in my XP machine I have one video card with one VGA output. With that VGA output I am using a VGA splitter and connecting two monitors. XP Detects the second monitor and lets me do the usual ...
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Windows 7 with a 7" tertiary monitor

Is it possible to zoom in a single display in a multi-monitor setup on Windows 7? I will be running a single window of an application on the 7" display (a plugin panel) that I'd like to be zoomed in ...
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Does discrete video card use motherboard monitor connector too?

I have Gigabyte GA-B85M-D3H motherboard (MB) with installed GTX770 discrete video card. Both MB and video card have sockets to connect monitors. Are these sockets equivalent? For example, if I play ...
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Why do windows change in pixel size when dragged between monitors with the same resolution? (Lenovo with Windows 8.1)

video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByLdHbPnpVjWSjU3cjc1d29tUlU/edit?usp=sharing I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 laptop; it's connected to a samsung monitor in a dual monitor setup. When I drag ...
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DVI-HDMI cable increases temperature after plug in video card with 7 degrees celsius

I have bought a DVI-HDMI cable (Video cart - Monitor) for my monitor, that was using a VGA cable. My config is dual monitor: Samsung S22C00 + Samsung Syncmaster 225 BW (configure to run on same ...
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How to setup an external monitor on a Surface Pro 3 (with docking station)?

I've just installed my new Surface Pro 3 and connected my 1920*1080 monitor to it via DVI and the Surface docking station. The external monitor is recognized correctly (as a PnP Standard Monitor, ...
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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 ...
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Multiple Monitors, only one hdmi port (laptop)

I just bought a new laptop (lenovo Y50 to be exact) and with my old laptop I had two additional screens hooked up to it but with this new laptop, it only has one hdmi output cable but it has a NVIDIA ...
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Dual Monitors Causes Crashes/Blackouts?

Just built a new system, and as soon as I plugged in the second monitor (computer was sleeping, I believe) the computer blue-screened: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED, atikmdag.sys Then latter, I ...
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thinkpad-10 tablet will not recognize external monitors on ubuntu 14.10

I am using a Thinkpad 10 tablet, model number: TP00064AFX, running ubuntu 14.10. I would like to extend the screen to 2 24" asus monitors. They displayed upon plugin on windows 8.1 however when I ...
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HP Split x2 Intel HD HDMI Output to LG TV 47LB5DF-ZC static

I get static (fuzzy/snowstorm) on my LG TV when connecting my HP Split x2 to it through HDMI. I have tried the same cable on a PC monitor and it works fine, so the issue is not with the cable. I am ...
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How to configure RealVNC Viewer to display on only specific monitors instead of all monitors?

I am trying to configure RealVNC Viewer on Windows 7 64 bit, to use only 2 out of 3 available displays. I could come across UseAllMonitors option, setting which to true uses all 3 monitors, and not ...
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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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Possibility of connecting 2 External Monitors (LCDs) with a laptop

I've a laptop with 1366x768 resolution (Nvidia GT720M). Is it possible that I can use 2 external monitors with my laptop. While the 2 external monitors are used I don't want to use the laptop screen. ...
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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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Multiple Graphics Cards on Fedora 15 (Gnome 3)

I have the (delightful) misfortune of having 3 graphics cards. They are XFX Radeon 5750s. Each drives 2 monitors via dvi. I am having a really hard time getting these running on fedora 15 (gnome 3). ...
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Is there any performance benefit from using a mismatched set of gpus to run dual monitors?

Here is the setup currently: Core i7 PC x1 GTX 660ti Monitor 1: LG 1080p connected via DVI Monitor 2: Samsung 1080p connected via DVI TV 1: Vizio 1080p connected via HDMI I am going to add: x1 ...
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Issue: Unable to enable 3 displays on Win8.1 platform, sapphire radeon 270x 4GB

I have a Sapphire Radeon 270X OC 4GB. I have Windows 8.1 Professional. I have the current graphics drivers. Trying to set extend desktop to multiple monitors on my home machine. 3 displays; don't ...
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Trying to connect 2 Dell 2015H monitors one with VGA and one with VGA to DVI connector on my ThinkPad pro dock

I have a lenovo x240 laptop connected to a ThinkPad Pro dock. The dock has a VGA and a DVI connector. I have 2 dell 2015H Screens with VGA connections. I purchased a VGA-DVI converter to plug one ...
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Is laptop external display button OS specific?

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 with a busted LCD. I can boot into Windows 7 just fine with it and I can hit Fn-F1 to output video over HDMI. I want to install a headless Arch Linux on this laptop, but ...
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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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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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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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Will a GTX 970 support a dual monitor setup using a Gsync panel on DisplayPort as the primary and a second panel on DVI?

I'm looking at upgrading my rig with this card: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NN0GEXQ/ Its a MSI GTX 970 I'd like to run a Gsync panel on the DisplayPort as a primary and then move my second panel ...
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Simultaniously run three Powerpoint presentations

I recently swapped three Powerpoint-presentation computers with one multi-display computer. Reason is allocation cost, energy cost and to simplify the administration when changing presentations each ...
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Remote Desktop Connection not going full screen

I'm using a Dell Latitude laptop with two external displays. When I make a connection in Remote Desktop (Windows 7) and maximize the window it only resizes to the max resolution of my built-in display ...
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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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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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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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2 displays detected on ThinkPad T400

I want to ask if somebody know why there are 2 internal displays detected on my ThinkPad T400 on Win 8.1. I don't remember if it detect 2 displays also on other systems but I think yes. It brings a ...
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How to create a script or shortcut for a certain display configuration and playback device?

I have the following setup hooked to my Windows 8.1 machine: 2 x Dell 24" monitor on my desk 1 x Samsung 42" TV I want switch between the following three configurations: 1. Working config Both ...
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In Windows 7 whenever I plug/unplug an external monitor my gamma changes. How can I stop this?

I have a W540 laptop which uses an optimus setup (NVIDIA K2100M and Intel HD Graphics Family (I would like to once again applaud Intel in coming up with such an obscured/generic name for their video ...
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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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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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3 monitors setup requirements

What is the requirement for a GPU to be able to handle 3 monitors? I am NOT asking for a specific model, I am asking technically. What kind of power/output/any other technology does it have to have?
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Multi-display as client

I have a small issue with Synergy. It doesn't present a client that has multiple monitors as such to the server (like teleportd does). My client has two (non-equal) displays set in a horizontal ...
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Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Dual External Monitor?

I have a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, which has a USB 3.0, 2.0, and a micro-HDMI port. I currently have 2 external monitors that I wish to connect. I'm using a micro-HDMI to HDMI adapter to connect one of ...
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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 can I daisy chain a Surface Pro 2 to multiple monitors?

I am considering a Surface Pro 2, and have read on this Microsoft site that: If you have the latest Windows updates, you can daisy-chain multiple monitors from your Surface Pro 2. They don't ...
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Daisy-chainable DisplayPort Monitors

I am the proud new owner of a MacBook Pro with a mini-DisplayPort. My desk setup used to allow me to position the screen of my old MacBook beside an external monitor, essentially allowing dual-head. ...