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How can I make the “Show desktop” function only hide the windows on a specific monitor?

I have three monitors and have a problem with the "Show desktop" function in Windows. Whenever I hit the icon, all windows will be hidden but I only want to hide all the windows on monitor X. Is ...
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“Show desktop” on dual display setup hides windows from second display

My problem is that "Show desktop" button: minimizes active windows on both displays. How can I make it minimize windows just from the display I where I clicked it? For example I have Spotify ...
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Connecting 2 Monitors to Radeon HD 6450

i have a pretty old and slow PC with a build in Radeon HD 6450. I checked and there are 3 possible connections: HDMI, DVI-Sub, VGA (i hope i am correct here). I do have a very, very old (10+ years) ...
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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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Multiple monitors using Docking Station

I want to buy a laptop that has both HDMI and VGA. Since I can't connect two external monitors at the same time (to have 3 displays in total), I'm thinking about buying a docking station (this one or ...
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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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Three monitor gaming with two different video cards

I have a Radeon 7450 HD with a DVI monitor connected and a Intel HD 4000 with a DVI and a VGA monitor connected on my machine. I'm running both of them with the three monitors extended in Windows 8.1, ...
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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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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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Why won't my putty window stay aero snapped?

I have a two monitor win 7 setup, and typically run with three putty sessions open in separate windows. I have one snapped to the LHS of my LHS monitor, one snapped to the RHS of my LHS monitor and ...
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Dual/Extended monitors with VGA + HDMI to DVI

I want to buy two monitors for using with my laptop (without using the laptop's screen) My laptop has VGA and HDMI outputs. 1st scenario: VGA output of laptop -> VGA input of monitor + HDMI output ...
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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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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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DVI-D and VGA monitors with only one output port that is DVI-D [on hold]

I have an LG Flatron W2253VP and an HP vs17 monitors that I want to connect to my bare-bones kit computer with only a DVI-D output. I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit with an AMD Phenom 9500 Quad-Core ...
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Upgraded to Retina MacBook Pro and now text on my external display is “haloed”

I just upgraded from a 2011 MacBook Air to a new Retina MacBook Pro, and I use an external display (Acer K272HUL, via a Mini DisplayPort -> DisplayPort cable). All text on the new display (everything ...
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Is it possible to open Modern UI apps on a second display?

It seems like when opening the Modern UI version of IE from the Start screen, it will only open on the main display. Afterwards, I don't know how to move it to the second display, since Win+← and ...
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Cannot set up dual monitors correctly in Fedora15 with KDE

I have 2 monitors: 24" LCD connected via DVI(primary) 19" LCD connected via VGA(secondary) Everytime Fedora starts the second display is always set to clone the first one and they both run at ...
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hooking up 2 additional monitor to my Dell inspiron 1525

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 running windows 7 that has a VGA plug and A HDMI plug and would like to hook up two monitors plus the laptop monitor for the total of 3 extended displays. Can it be done ...
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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 Panel for Multiple Monitor on Cinnamon desktop running on Ubuntu

I've done some research on Cinnamon's panels supporting multiple monitors. It looks like I need 2.6 to create panels on each monitor. I only have the 2.4.x desktop running on top of Ubuntu. Is there ...
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Gnome 3.14: disable background painting

The question has been asked for older versions but it looks like none of the solutions work anymore: In the GNOME desktop environment, how do I prevent it from drawing a desktop? Background: I have ...
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Monitors flicker when hdmi connected TV turns on

I have my 3 main monitors and a large TV screen connected to my computer with HDMI. When I turn on the TV screen all my screens just flicker once and I lose the screens for a few seconds. The flicker ...
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Monitor goes black

I've connected a second monitor to my laptop and it was working well for a few months, but recently sometimes when I'm doing ordinary stuff it goes black for a few second and comes back to normal. I ...
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How to watch Youtube fullscreen on one monitor of a dual-monitor display?

How to watch Youtube fullscreen on one monitor of a dual-monitor display, in Linux? If I do it in Google Chrome, as soon as I do anything at the other monitor, Chrome jumps back to normal window. ...
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Cant select which HDMI/DisplayPort monitor to output sound to

I've been banging my head against this issue ever since I got a third monitor. I have searched all over and can't seem to find anyone having the same issue. Currently I resort to physically ...
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VirtualBox to use dual monitors

I am am running Kubuntu Hardy Heron, with a dual monitor setup, and have VirtualBox on it running Windows XP in seamless mode. My problem is, I can't get virtualbox to extend to the second monitor. ...
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How do I get my laptop to recognise the new monitor so it displays correctly with Dell U2410?

I have a HP Pavilion Laptop. The monitor is broken. I have plugged in a Dell U2410 monitor with a HDMI plug. The display is too large I have tried changing the different resolutions but cant get it ...
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Driving 6 4K monitors off of one card

There was a time when Radeon made those Eyefinity hards with 6x mini-DP ports. I have one of those, but think it's time to finally upgrade everything to 4K, and I still want six screens. So my ...
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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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Dual Monitor Color Issue

My monitor is connected to my laptop via HDMI. The color on the monitor in dual screen is a bit weird. It's kinda yellowish. I tried changing the color on the monitor itself, doesn't help. When I went ...
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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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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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Convert hdmi to dvi to vga [duplicate]

I'm trying to hook up a projector that only has an VGA input to my laptop that has only an HDMI output. I would like to avoid spending extra money on a HDMI to VGA converter box, is it possible to do ...
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border [duplicate]

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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Is there a way to create “logical” monitors without sacrificing performance?

I'm in an odd situation, where it would be beneficial to be able to take a single 3840x1080 monitor and have Windows treat it as if it was actually two 1920x1080 monitors - one as the Windows ...
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Dual Monitors not working (One black)

Currently running Windows 7 Profession 64 bit with i5, think I would be able to write better code if I add a 2nd monitor so I grab an old one and hook it up to the 24(+1) DVI port using a DVI to VGA ...
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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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Windows 8.1 after unlocking screen windows are all in one screen

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro with 2 monitors. Most of the time, I am in "Desktop" mode. I have my open windows spread between the two monitors. Some windows in one screen and some windows in the other ...
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Windows 8.1: Login on one monitor, Start/Metro on the other

PROBLEM I'm on Windows 8.1. I have two monitors. I'll call them A and B. On A, I want: - Start/Metro screen On B, I want: - Login screen I don't care where applications spawn. So does anyone ...
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Installed drivers and Windows 7 still cannot detect HP 2011x monitor

I have 2 monitors and each are plugged into a dvi port on my videocard. HP 2011x HP 20xi I downloaded and installed each driver from the HP website, restarted, same issue. Then I downloaded the HP ...
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DisplayPort monitor keeps “disconnecting”, but is still detected

Currently I have 3 monitors on an Sapphire R9 280x Overclocked GPU. One is connected through DVI, one through VGA, and one through an active Display port adapter to DVI. I've had this setup for a week ...
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Maximum number of monitors Win 7 Supports?

I want to set up a system with (9) monitors arranged in a 3x3 grid. Is this configuration possible with Windows 7? Does it max out at a set number of monitors? Any suggestions about known working ...
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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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Asus N551JK and no. of external monitors

How many external monitors can the notebook Asus n551jk cn104d support? The notebook has a geforce 850m graphics card with alternate intel hd graphics It has one HDMI and one mini display port, but ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 not working in dual monitor mode

I’m having problems getting my dual monitor setup working in my Linux Mint 17.1 setup. There is a display app under the system menu and when I run it, it says I have two monitors (it even knows the ...
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How do I configure color temperature of Dell monitors with more granularity than their default menu provides?

I have two Dell u2415 monitors daisy chained via Displayport 1.2 through my Microsoft Surface. It works great with one small hitch. The monitors are have slightly different color calibrations from ...
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mid 2010 Apple MacBook Pro 13" mini display port split via Belkin adapter into two VGA connections, not detected

I brought a Belkin adapter for my mid 2010 MacBook Pro 13 inch. It turns the mini display port into two VGA connections ...
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Can Only Maximize on One Monitor

I had some problems getting both of my monitors (my laptop's and an external), but I got them resolved (see Can't Configure Monitors on Linux Mint MSI Laptop With Nvidia Graphics) and now both ...
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Windows 8.1 Lenovo W540 Monitor won't wake up

I've been searching all over to find solution to this ridiculous problem of monitor going to sleep and not awaking when I touch any button. The only solution is to reboot... Here's what I've tried: ...
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Ubuntu Multi-monitor window placement issues

I have had this really annoying problem with Ubuntu 14.10 causing windows to open on the wrong monitor. This can happen when opening programs but it is more noticeable when opening a window of a ...