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Pertaining to windows monitor snapping feature

When I drag a window, three boxes appear which will allow me to snap to any of the three monitors I am currently using. Is this a feature of Windows 10 and if so, how can I disable this particular ...
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When two monitors are attached how to change default from extend displays to duplicate displays?

I have a laptop that uses windows 8 and is connected to a projector. Every time I connect the two it is default set on extend displays and I want it to default to duplicate displays. Not only that ...
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Windows 10 secondary monitors task bars not hiding

My problem is the opposite of this question. The task bar is auto hiding on my primary monitor just fine but it doesn't hide on my secondary monitors. Restarting didn't solve the problem. What is even ...
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Screen goes black with mouse after unplugging second monitor Ubuntu Server 14.04 fglrx

I'm running Ubuntu Server 14.04 with fglrx and dwm installed. The machine has an AMD R7 260X with two monitors plugged in, one to the DisplayPort, the other through a DVI-VGA passive adapter to one ...
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malfunctioning Matrox TH2G Digital on Intel HD 5500 GPU (detects VGA signal as DisplayPort, only provides low resolutions)

Have a HP Elitebook 850 G2. Got a Matrox Triplehead2go Digital. Updated the firmware on the Matrox TH2G Digital from the Matrox website. ...
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Windows 10 Dual display issue 4k + HD

I have spent a long time investigating this with no luck yet. I have a 4k display via DisplayPort and a second 1080p display on HDMI. Using the Skylake onboard Intel HD 530 graphics. Either display ...
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an issue with VMWare Workstation 10 and three monitors

I'm having a bit of a problem with using three monitors with VMWare Workstation 10. When only two monitors are enabled in the system I have an option to "Cycle Multiple Monitors", available from the ...
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Two dual monitor sets connected to one computer. How to do I set this up?

I currently have two monitors hooked up to my computer in my home office room. I want to have two monitors in my bedroom connected to this computer.I will only be running one set at a time as my gpu ...
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VMWare Player and multiple monitors in fullscreen

I'm using VMWare Player 4 Windows 8 Dev Preview as guest OS Windows 7 as host OS On my host OS, I have 3 physical monitors. I've set up the guest to have 2 monitors. When I boot into the guest ...
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HP Pavilion G7 Laptop won't connect to external monitor

I've been using an external monitor for my hp laptop for a while now because the screen is broken and recently downloaded Windows 10 and wasn't to crazy about it so I did a factory reset to go back to ...
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How do I use dual monitors with VMware Player on Windows and an Ubuntu Guest?

I have my VMware Player (v 3.1.4 build-385536) all up and running Ubuntu (11.04) from my Windows (XP SP2) machine, but now I'm getting greedy and want to run Ubuntu on both monitors. I've tried ...
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Is it possible to use three screens with Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics?

I'm getting a new Lenovo T520 with Intel integrated graphics. Is it possible to use three screens with Intel HD 3000 (the laptop internal screen + two external screens)?
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Need help multi-monitor setup with a laptop

I am planning to buy a new notebook for myself and to setup a good working environment at home with 3 external FHD (1920x1080) displays (4 displays in total with the laptop display itself). However I ...
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GeForce Experience ignores taskbar on secondary monitors in Windows 8

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience program in a Windows 8/8.1 environments will ignore the taskbars on secondary monitors and fullscreen over the top of them, similar to how Windows 7 and prior didn't have ...
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More than 2 monitors in a PC with external graphics card

Windows XP: I have an on-board graphics card that has 2 outputs (VGA and HDMI) (Intel motherboard). In addition I have an external graphics card with VGA and DVI (nVidia). Can I use 3 or 4 of them at ...
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Can you use more than one monitor with NVidia SLI?

I have not explored NVidia SLI in a while, but I remember it being impossible to use more than one monitor in SLI mode. Is this still true or has the support for this gotten better?
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Dual Monitors on a GeForce FX 5200

I have access to a desktop pc with a GeForce FX 5200 video card. The ports on the back of the card are: VGA S-Video DVI I would like to have a dual monitor setup with the VGA and DVI ports, but ...
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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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Driving two Dell UP2715K monitors

I have been using a Dell UP2715K happily with a Nvidia NVS 510 card. It drives the screen at full res (5120x2880) and 60Hz refresh without problems, using a pair of DisplayPort cables. The card is ...
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Synergy Multi Monitor Client/Server Config Mouse shift Issue

I am trying to achieve the best synergy mouse "shift" from server to client and vice versa but having some trouble due to either synergy's limitation or Windows display configuration (server & ...
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Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter - 4k 60 Hz

Here is the link to Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter - 4k 60 Hz. Question 1: Can that adapter be used with any laptop which has Thunderbolt 3 port? (mostly I'm interested in Acer Aspire V ...
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How can I ensure that my external monitor will show my programs by default?

I use a laptop (lenovo T530) with a base station connecting to external monitor and keyboard, using Windows 7 Expected Behavior When I plug my laptop into the base station, everything currently ...
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Having trouble with second monitor

I have a Nvidia Geforce GT 640 1 GB. I set up another monitor and it worked fine for about fifteen minutes, the screen is now black but still shows up in my display settings. I can interact with ...
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How do I access a window on another screen using Awesome?

I have two monitors. How can I focus on a window that is on a different screen than the one I'm working on? Mod+j/h works only for one monitor.
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HDMI and DVI connected monitors not in dual view on Windows 7 (Intel onboard Gigabyte)

I have a HDMI to DVI cable which is connected to one monitor (HDMI is on PC side) and DVI-DVI connected to other monitor. This seems to work up until the system is fully loaded (the startup logo ...
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Will the Gigabyte GT640 run 3 vga monitors?

Spotted one of these going quite cheap: http://uk.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4255 It has two DVI outs, one VGA and a HDMI. I've found it it's locked to 3 simulations outs. Been ...
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How do i activate the motherboards monitor slot?

I have a 32 inch plugged into my HDMI, a 40in plugged into my normal monitor slot on my video card, but i want to plug in my 24in to my motherboard for misc. stuff. What do I do? Motherboard: ...
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D-Sub port not working on Windows 7 (Intel onboard gigabyte)

Iv been using my HDMI slot to run a 24" monitor and all was well. I borrowed a 17" monitor from work to run a dual screen set up, plugged it into the d-sub port and nothing happened. Checked the new ...
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How do I tell if motherboard is sending video on hdmi

My motherboard B75M-D3H has VGA/DVI/hdmi output. Monitor 1: dvi + vga Monitor 2(Dell S2340L): hdmi + vga Monitor 2 never shows any display when connected thru hdmi cable but it works fine thru vga. ...
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Monitor Connection via Adapter - Any benefits/detriments?

I have a new graphics card that has 1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort However, at present, I only have two monitors - both using DVI. The three options available to me are: Hook up one monitor (the ...
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Dynamic configuring multiple x-screens using RandR (xrandr) in Linux

I can use a external physical Dell monitor at work connecting it through VGA port to my ThinkPad laptop. I have Debian testing installed, along with KDE5.5 and i3wm. See detailed information below. ...
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Three external 4K monitors at 60Hz on MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro

According to official page for MSI GS60 6QE Ghost Pro this laptop has: Thunderbolt 3 port which supports 2 4K monitors at 60Hz Mini DisplayPort 1.2 which supports one 4K monitor at 60Hz Question 1 ...
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One computer, 3 Monitors 1 TV switch 1 Monitor for TV

I have a 3 screen setup with a TV next to the monitors. I was wanting to occasionally switch the 3rd monitor out for the TV (before i was having to go under the desk and switch the HDMI cables around) ...
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Sound management when using multiple displays

I have a Lenovo AIO computer which is connected by HDMI cable to a TV as a second display. The two displays work perfectly visually and have done for months, but I am having problems with the audio. ...
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Cannot reliably automate xrandr settings in Debian 7 on VirtualBox

Although there are several existing questions on the matter (from which the most helpful answer is this) and various threads on other forums, I cannot reliably set my xrandr settings in Debian 7 on ...
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Awesome-wm cycling through all windows with a current tag on multiple screens

I have two monitors and try to cycle over all windows that have the same tag, but on both monitors (like usual alt-tab cycling on many window system). I tried cyclefocus, did not work, cycling only ...
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VGA connected Monitor flickers when TV source != HDMI/PC

I have a PC with inbuilt graphics card that is connected to my TV through a HDMI cable and to a monitor through a VGA cable. When the monitor is on and the tv is on with it's source set to HDMI (ie, ...
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How do I get different background images on my dual monitors?

Is there a way to set two different background pictures for my two monitors in Windows 7? By default the same background picture is used for both displays. I am looking for a solution without ...
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External Graphics card on a dual USB 3.0 Laptop

I have a question about adding a external graphics card to my laptop. It runs most games great on low settings but I would like to bump it up a bit. I have heard that USB-3.1 has display port and ...
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How to disable lower horizontal menu bars in secondary and third monitors on Win 10?

I have three monitors for my desktop, however the menu bar on the bottom is present in all of the three monitors, how can I disable them except in my main monitor?
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27 inch monitor with 2560x1440 resolution will it work with laptop geforce 540m 1gb?

I got a simple question - Im going to buy an external monitor for my laptop which will be an ASUS PB278QR with 2560x1440 resolution - will my laptop handle it (geforce 540m 1GB) ? I will use it only ...
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Dell Monitor does not turn on

I have a Dell P2815Q. You can check the description on the link below: http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Dell-28-Ultra-HD-4K-Monitor---P2815Q/productID.309552300 I have been using ...
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Multiple Monitors Remote Desktop

Ok, I need solid concrete info to put this issue to rest. I was able to connect to my work PC from home using multiple monitors before, however it doesn't seem to be working. Mind you this was back in ...
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Text scaling issue with multiple monitors

I have recently acquired Dell u2515h (2560x1440), and decided to setup a dual monitor environment with my current LG W2453TQ (1920x1080). My plan was to use the dell monitor in portrait mode, but i ...
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Can I switch monitor inputs with a hotkey? [closed]

I currently have a setup where I am using three screens across two dual-monitor, Windows 7 machines. One of the monitors (ViewSonic VG2030WM) is shared across both machines via dual inputs. I use ...
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Seconday monitors shuts off when i exit PowerPoint Presentation in Extend mode

When i use Extend to show PowerPoint presentations on a projector, sometimes when i close the presentation, the projector disconnects from the laptop, and shows the screen where it's searching for a ...
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Trouble running three monitors on PC

i have a PC nvidia 960 graphics card. My setup is: - Main center DVI monitor (144hz) - Left side VGA monitor (60hz) - Right side VGA monitor (60hz) I am able to run my main DVI monitor at 144hz and ...
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Lenovo laptop with external monitor, max resolution?

i have a Lenovo G50-80 80E502EKPB 15.6'' (INTEL CORE I7-5500U 4GB, AMD RADEON R5 M330 2GB) laptop and i want to buy an external monitor to use with a HDMI cable. I am looking at a Dell ULTRASHARP ...
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Windows 7: Detect new secondary monitor without rebooting

Had an 19" for my secondary monitor, now have a 23". Detect doesn't see it and the resolution I need is not available. Sheer laziness here (and have an ISO downloading at the moment), but is it ...
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Odd line of pixels under my mouse, only appears on one screen?

I do not have much back story or explanation for this. I have about a 20px wide line of pixels under my mouse, and it only appears on one of my monitors. Any idea what is causing this?