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Recover OffScreen Window in Windows 8

Someone asked a very similar question in regards to window recovery for windows xp: Similar Recovery I'm using windows 8 (or 8.1 now). I run Dual Monitors. On Monitor 2 I sometimes have the input ...
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Extending laptop across 3 monitors

I currently have a Sager NP9150 gaming laptop. The machine comes with a DVI, HDMI, and display port. I currently have a Dell monitor and a TV connected - the monitor with a DVI and the TV with a vga ...
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Why did my computers suddenly stop talking to my HDMI projector?

I have an Optoma ML750 projector that I have been using with my custom desktop for the past few weeks. I connect the projector through a KINIVO 3-to-1 HDMI switcher so I can display my gaming console, ...
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Are there any drawbacks of having a triple monitor setup when one of them is of a different size than the others? [on hold]

After giving it some thought I think that the best monitor setup at least for me is to have a centered 24" monitor (1920x1200 16:10 which I currently have) followed by two other monitors, one at each ...
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Desktop background slideshow - taking more control

I recently set the desktop background on a two-monitor Windows 8 machine to point at a folder full of pictures. These are not photos but are sourced from a variety of places so their sizes and aspect ...
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How do I extend RealVNC viewer over two of 3 monitors in full screen mode

I currently have two monitors connected to my laptop, ie. I am working with three monitors. I plan to use my laptop (main) monitor for e-mails and browsing and the other two monitors for my RealVNC ...
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Can't use LG IPS224V-PN on Fedora 17 as second monitor

I tried to connect my monitor via HDMI and VGA. The screen turn on with the Fedora logo, but it isn't detected in the "Display and Monitor" system settings. I am currently updating the system with ...
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Can a Sapphire 11166-01-20R Silent (512 MB Radeon HD 5450) support dual 1920x1200 monitors?

Can I, off my Sapphire 11166-01-20R Silent with HDMI graphics card (based on the Radeon HD 5450 and sporting 512 MB of graphics RAM), run two monitors, each at a resolution of 1920x1200, with at least ...
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Should I invest in quality or quantity video cards? [on hold]

I've run a triple monitor setup for years (two at 1680 x 1050, one at 1920 x 1200) - and always with two video cards (each one costing approx $75). However, with my knowledge of video cards being far ...
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Use two monitors over one displayport

My colleague has a laptop with one DisplayPort, but he wants to attach two (HDMI) monitors to it. I've seen adapters that can split the signal over two monitors (with the addition of DisplayPort to ...
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When using “dual monitor tools”/ 3 monitors set up and wallpapers

I am currently using dual monitors and have my docked Lenovo laptop as the third display. The two stationary big screens are my number 1and 2 and the laptop #3 in order and set up. I have downloaded ...
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Use 2 Mouse Cursors on the same Computer

I understand that questions like this have being answered before, however mine is slightly different. Basically I run automated tests which mean that the mouse cursor is moving around the screen ...
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Multi GPU for 3rd monitor - linux mint - geforce 750ti

I recently got a 2nd graphics card to add a 3rd monitor but have had problems getting the 3rd to display. The nvidia x server configurations recognizes the 3rd monitor and the 2nd graphics card. When ...
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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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Can't get third monitor to work

I am running Windows 8.1 (64x bit) with all the latest updates. I have three monitors connected to my PC at work. The connections used are HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort. The DisplayPort connection is not ...
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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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Double cursor on second screen - Yosemite

since I started to use 2 monitors with my macbook pro, the cursor on the second (pivot) screen is doubled - one cursor is normal arrow and under that is the second cursor which is changing (hand etc.) ...
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Is there a way to crop screen resolution in windows 7

i'm using a dual monitor setup with a 23,6" monitor and a 24" one. But because one of them is slightly bigger my mouse and other things get off. Is there a way to make some kind of black bar at the ...
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How i can disable Windows 8 Start menu second monitor?

So i have 1 question. How i can disable this Start menu Win 8 second monitor?: I use Actual Multiple Monitors default taskbar, and disturb me. default: Thank you very much
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How do I configure dual monitors on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430s?

I just got dual monitors set up on my Lenovo laptop. How can I have one instance of Safari running in one monitor and another app open in the second monitor?
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XRandR DPI on multihead linux

I have multiple screens with different correct DPI settings. I can use xrandr --dpi X to change DPI for all screens, is it possible to set different DPI for each screen? How do I make apps ...
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Using a Dell Latitude E5430 with a port replicator and two external monitors

I am using a Dell Latitude E5430 ( 32 bit) with a dell docking station/port replicator. Right now I am using Extended Display with my laptop monitor and a larger external Dell Monitor that has ...
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Dell Latitude E6430 Docking Station + Dual Monitor + Laptop Screen Tri-Monitor setup

I have a company issued laptop and docking station as well as two monitors The specifications of the hardware are as follows; Laptop: Latitude E6430 BIOS: A02.00 Processor: i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60 (8 ...
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Emacs on Win7: Gap on top when full vertical

Using emacs 24.4 on Win7 x64 with classic win2000-theme on a dual-monitor setup, each running at 1920x1080, I want to have the emacs window side by side with a browser window. While fullscreen works ...
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How to decrease graphics lag when using external monitor

I currently have a 13-inch macbook pro. At home, I connect it to my 29-inch LG monitor using a displayport to thunderbolt cable. Once the laptop is plugged into the display, I receive a lot of ...
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Certain programs don't scale properly on external monitor (Windows 8.1)?

Issue: The screenshot above shows the display of only a tiny snatch of one page (at 100% scale) in yellow, on my external monitor. So how can I fix Acrobat 11.0.10’s domination? Meanwhile, Office ...
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Different backgrounds for dual monitor setup

I have read and seen on videos that support for per-monitor backgrounds have been introduced natively in windows 8, but I cannot seem to find where to change the 2nd monitor background anywhere. ...
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WHY: Mini Displayport to Displayport adapter connected to Alienware m17 laptop for dual monitor not working?

I just bought this: accellcables.com/K088B-003B.html and am trying to connect my ASUS 27" (2560x1440) monitor up to my laptop through it's mini displayport. After wrestling through possible solutions ...
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How do operating system window managers deal with multiple DPI levels across monitors?

I've been using Linux for years and one of the things that is lacking (due to X being way too freaking old and Wayland living in a far away land) is support for high DPI monitors. Looking at my ...
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Dual Monitors on VGA or HDMi

I have an INSPIRON 3847. It has VGA & HDMI outputs. I want to run 2 (or if possible 3) monitors. Had 2 monitors running with GX270 but had to buy new Video card & a splitter. Do i have to buy ...
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4 monitors with dual Nvidia 610 GT

Can I setup a 4 monitors configuration for my desktop with two NVidia 610GT cards? Or said in another way, is it possible to use 2 graphics cards if they don't have SLI? My motherboard is an Intel ...
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Unable to move my mouse to second screen Windows 8

I'm having a huge issue with Windows 8, although I had no problem with Windows 7. I have my second screen connected and extended, however when I move the mouse to the right it will NOT go to the ...
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Can I use 4 monitors with 2 SLI cards

I'm doing some research for my next build and I came up across a couple questions that I can't seem to find the answer for on google (I get different answers from each link) So. If I have enough money ...
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Dual-display with Dell E7440, docking station, and CentOS

Hardware: I have a company-issued laptop (Dell E7440) on which I have installed CentOS 7; 2 Dell monitors which support VGA, DisplayPort, and DVI; and a Dell docking station for the laptop ...
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DisplayPort 1.2 DesyChain with a DisplayPort to HDMI node at the end of the chain

I recently bought a dell monitor which has only DisplayPort and HDMI. and i was very excited to learn about the DisplayPort 1.2 desy-chain. I was wondering if i could create a chain as follows ...
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3 displays with AMD Radeon HD 6900 series; 2 DVI 1 HDMI

I have two monitors plugged into the two available DVI slots plus a 40' HDTV plugged into the one HDMI slot. However when I try to extend my desktop onto the TV it automatically disables my secondary ...
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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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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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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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Is there a way to fake a dual (second) monitor

Is there a way to fake a dual monitor for testing. I have only one monitor and I have to make an application that is suitable for two monitors. The second monitor screen should appear as a window ...
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How to connect 3 monitors into an Asus 9800GT

I don't know if this is possible but, I've heard that there exist some DVI connections that allow and recognize the connection os 2 Monitores in the same port (I can be wrong tho). I have an Asus ...
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Dual Monitor from 1 VGA and 1 DVI port

I currently have the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650, these are the specs I think will be most relevant: Display Support: 4 displaysMulti Monitor 2560x1600 4096x21603Maximum Digital Resolution ...
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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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The driver \Driver\WudfRd failed to load for the device ROOT\WPD\0000

I've been experiencing this odd issue since yesterday. The only thing that I have personally changed is moving all of my monitors to one of my GPUs, so that I can use the SLI feature. Other than ...
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Do you know of any ways to effectively manage a triple screen setup brightness?

I use a desktop with multiple monitors I have tried F.lux and it is a great app for changing the color from 3500k-6500k... but doesn't adjust screen brightness. (I recommend you try it) I've ...
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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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I'm having trouble getting my computer to save (multi) display settings

Dell 7010 Win XP SP3 NVIDIA Force 210 graphics card 2 monitors My sporadic problem: I have 2 monitors with my display set up as an extended desktop (horizontal span). Every once in a while when I ...
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Splitting audio on a PC with a multiple screen setup

I have 2 samsung pc monitors with build in speakers. What I want to do is play 2 different videos with one PC. One video on the first Samsung PC monitor and another video on the second samsung PC ...
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How to make the mouse wrap from corners when moving between monitors?

I have 2 monitors. The main one is horizontal, the secondary one is vertical. When moving from the right to the left monitor, if the mouse hits the areas I've shown in red, it gets stuck. I would ...
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How can you mirror a high-resoluton screen?

I just bought a 1440p 21:9 monitor that I had planned on using wirelessly with my laptop from across the living room. I tried using a Miracast dongle (a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter) but it will ...