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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border

So I'm having a problem with what I believe to be a recent Windows 8.1 update (probably KB2919355). I use a vertical taskbar on the right side between two monitors. When I move my mouse across the ...
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Monitor of my MSI A6200 laptop shows balck screen

I have a MSI A6200 laptop which usually connected to a TV so I can watch the videos on both screens. Since the speed is very slow, I unstalled a lot of software from control panel. Afterwards, the ...
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Mini DisplayPort daisy-chaining

I haven't found any documentation saying it's not possible, but I've been trying to find if daisy-chaining Mini DisplayPort-to-DisplayPort with successive monitors connected using DisplayPort. So: ...
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Is there a way to stop Windows 8.1 from trapping my mouse cursor when moving between screens?

I just upgraded to Windows 8.1, and immediately I notice that unless I deliberately wind up and "slam" my mouse cursor against the edges of my screens, it gets stuck on the last pixel before crossing. ...
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USB Touchscreens - Unknown Device after PC has been off overnight

I'm out of leads on this problem, and I'm hoping someone will read this and know what to look for. The Problem I have two machines. Both machines are identical in terms of software, hardware, and ...
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How to use Exposé independently on multiple monitors? (Mac)

I've got 2 monitors, and in order to activate an Exposé "hot corner", I'd like to simply be able to move my cursor to the corner of my current screen. Is this possible? At present, to use the top ...
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Dual monitors don't work on Elitebook 8570p

I just got my shiny new HP EliteBook 8570p and although the documentation and what I've read online indicates two or three monitors can be used simultaneously, I'm unable to. I've got the laptop ...
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Setting up a second monitor in CentOS

I have CentOS installed on my laptop. I hooked up my TV via VGA and it works, just not as I'd like it to. The left side (on the TV) is cut off, like the image is justified too far left. I want it to ...
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Home multimedia system - inspiration [on hold]

I would like to make a home multimedia system. It should consist of one PC and multiple monitors (touch screens). I would like to put one monitor/touch screen in the kitchen, another in my living room ...
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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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How to get dual monitor set up with NVIDIA Geforce GT 610

So I recently installed a NVIDIA Geforce GT 610 into my Dell Optiplex 790 (running 32bit Windows 7 Professional) so as to be able to have dual displays. I installed card properly and installed the ...
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3 displays with Dell Laptop (2 monitors + laptop display)

I have a Dell Latitude 8420. It is connected to a dock. Is there any way to have two monitors connected to this setup and also use the laptop screen too? I want the desktop extended on the 3 ...
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Settings for KVM switch w/ multiple monitors [on hold]

Have 2 monitors w/ KVM switch--cannot get mouse to extend screen to screen with or without files between screens. Thank you...
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Mouse Icon Distorted on Secondary Display

I have a strange issue with a dual monitor, extended desktop setup where the mouse is always fine on the primary monitor, but sometimes when I move to the secondary display the icon becomes garbled ...
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Windows 8.1 Multiple Monitors - Prevent Applications from changing Monitors

I have 3 monitors hooked up to my computer. OK, technically one is a TV while the other two are monitors. I previously had Windows Vista for a long time and hated it, so I recently switched to Windows ...
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How do I fix strange window and mouse stuttering with Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon?

I recently dual booted my laptop running Windows 8.1 with Linux Mint 17 with Cinnamon 2.2. I set up a second monitor with my laptop connected via HDMI and the mouse stutters across the screen ONLY on ...
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Monitor not shown - is it a monitor or card issue?

I have a Windows-7-64 PC with onboard graphics plus an NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT card. The onboard (Intel HD graphics 4000) graphics has been driving one (1920x1200) monitor via its VGA output, while the ...
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Mouse will not appear on monitor 2

I have 3 monitors set up on a lap top docking station. One of the screens is the laptop and 2 additional monitors. All 3 are working, I think but I can't get the mouse pointer on the 2nd screen
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connect 2 external monitors keeping laptop display also open?

I actually have 2 questions: Question 1: At work I have 2 monitors and I have connected it to my laptop using: 1st monitor with HDMI port 2nd monitor with vga port Now by doing this although I ...
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Chromium - Youtube minimizing to wrong screen on dual-monitor linux setup

Youtube fullscreen works perfectly on my Linux machine, the only problem is that whenever I watch a video in it and exit fullscreen mode Chromium suddenly appears on the other screen. I assume this ...
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Any way to prevent Firefox scaling on second monitor?

So, the background on this issue. I had two monitors. A 1080p Samsung monitor, and a 1440x900 Philips TV. On my old Radeon HD 5770, I connected the monitor via HDMI and the TV via VGA and set both to ...
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Philips 202el only shows display if both vga and dvi are connected to my cpu

This is really weird since I never encountered such trouble like this. So my display is connected to video card which is an ATI HD Radeon 4650. My VGA ports and cable are okay as well as my DVI ports ...
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Why does my new monitor randomly flash black when playing videos

It usually happens when the videos are full screen, and nothing changes in the video for a second, but I don't think it is confined only to these conditions. It's a relatively new ASUS VE248 (under a ...
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Can I use a small, different GPU alongside my main GPU to connect an additional display?

Problem: At the moment I am running with a display port monitor on a AMD R9 290 and I wish to connect another display port monitor to my computer. My mainboard does not feature a display port ...
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Windows 8 - Prevent Transparent Windows when Hovering

Say you have several windows open. Maybe like 4 different Internet Explorer pages with several tabs in each IE window. You know how the icons are grouped on the taskbar, like one icon for similar ...
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emulate fake monitor on windows 7?

Is there any way to emulate a monitor on Windows 7? I have one physical monitor, and I want Windows to think I have two. I actually don't care whether the second monitor is visible anywhere, or if I ...
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Can I use two 20-inch samsung S20A300B monitors with my laptop?

I have two Samsung NV755 S20A300B monitors and a Gateway NV75S05h laptop which has an AMD Radeon HD 6540G2 video card. The laptop itself only has an HDMI port and a VGA port. Is it possible to ...
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How do dual monitors work while gaming?

I'm thinking of getting a 2nd monitor and utilizing the extended desktop function. What I'd like to know: How would this work if I wanted to play a game? Would I be able to have the game appear only ...
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How to set up a virtual screen or desktop?

On Windows, I installed Rainmeter and while searching through the position options for the widgets, it had a tick box next to my default monitor, but below that it said "@0: Virtual Screen". I did ...
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How do I use dual monitors for one image?

I have a dual monitor set up. But I can't figure out how to put one image across both of them. Like if I want to watch a youtube video, it will only display on one screen instead of stretching across ...
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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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How to activate onboard video for HP Z210 after installing PCIE video card

Bottom line is that I want to have dual monitors display my desktop on my HP Z210 Workstation running Win 7. I have installed two monitors, one attached to the onboard video adapter and the other ...
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How do I get a Monitor to go straight to black on stage?

I'm working props for a theater in upstate new york. We have a rather unique problem with our current show. We have three computer monitors on stage, each of these is attached to a handful of ...
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Laptop to a monitor Black horizontal Lines

I have a problem with my monitor which I've fixed a long time ago, but I don't remember how. I see black horizontal lines on my Benq GL2460HM monitor. I don't think that it's a problem from the ...
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ASUS Computer with Standard Graphics Card and Intel HD Graphics and problems with the second monitor

The problem I have is as follows: I connected the graphics card to one monitor first with DVI and a second one through a DisplayPort to DVI adapter. The computer has a Standard VGA adapter and an ...
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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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Windows 8 Monitor System going nuts

I have a MicroDP port on my laptop and I use a MicroDP to DVI computer to use my monitor. Up to today, it worked just fine. However, it refuses to work anymore. The pictures attached are from BEFORE ...
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How to automatically put monitors side by side upon starting x server?

I want to put a little script in my .xinitrc to put all connected monitors next to each other. Running xrandr | grep " connected" | cut -d' ' -f1 gives DP1 HDMI1 HDMI2 HDMI3 but I'm not great with ...
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How to vertically split a dual widescreen into four virtual workspaces on ubuntu?

I have dual widescreen setup on Ubuntu using twinview (Nvidia). I would like to split each monitor into two "virtual" screens, so at the end I get four virtual screens. I could arrange my windows ...
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Turn monitor off forever …or screensaver

This may sound stupid but i need it for a project very badly Is there a way in windows to turn off the monitor forever or for a specific period of time. I am using nircmd.exe to turn it off but ...
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DVI to VGA adapter only working in one output

I have a AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series graphics card which has 2 DVI outputs. I tried to set it up with 2 monitors which both have vga connectors on the end and used 2 dvi to vga adapters like these. ...
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Dedicated mouse and keyboard for a virtual machine, is it possible?

Let's say I have a PC with two monitors atached. I'm running e.g. Windows Vista natively, and start up a virtual Ubuntu PC. I change to fullscreen mode so that on one Monitor, I see my Windows ...
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Smoothly switching between dual-monitor mirroring and video output

I am currently building a little home studio and I want to achieve the following: I have a Windows 7 machine hooked up to a DVI-Monitor and a HDMI-Monitor. Most of the times I want both screens to ...
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How to disable HDMI or VGA port?

Is it possible to disable a HDMI or VGA port in the registry? Or, how else can I disable one of the display ports? Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 on a Dell Latitude E6530. Dell BIOS version A15, i.e. the ...
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Can't get print screen to work on dual monitor set up?

I just got a new monitor so I'm using a dual monitor set up for extended desktop. But I've noticed that when I try to print screen, it always captures the same monitor no matter what monitor I'm ...
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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 ...