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Dell Optiplex 9020 and 2560x1440 Monitors

I am buying a Dell Optiplex 9020 with this GPU: AMD Radeon™ HD 8570, 1GB DDR3, FH, 1 DP 1 DVI Will this support the native resolution of 2560x1440 via its DVI port? If not, will I be able to ...
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Is there any way to do UHD ( 3840x2160 ) at 60Hz on a motherboard with only PCIe 2?

I'm on a semi-high end workstation whose motherboard from what I can tell only has PCIe 2 support/slots. It has a "1 PCIe x16 (x8 routing)(under 25W only)" slot, but I have a power supply w/ the cable ...
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multiple monitors always open process on particular screen

I know that windows 7 has some built-in functionality that controls opening an app on a particular monitor. This proves to work great when only working with two monitors. Open chrome on monitor 1, ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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How to use two external monitors on Alienware m17x along with laptop monitor (total 3 monitors)

I'd like to use the native 1920x1200 laptop monitor that comes with the Alienware m17x along with 2 additional external monitors, one through the displayport and another through the hdmi port. Is ...
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How to automatically turn off the second monitor after a period of time?

I have two monitors on a Windows 8 machine, the main monitor for work and the second monitor for document reading/other things. Most time, my eye is watching the main monitor. I want to turn off the ...
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Dual screen setup in Xorg

I have two Nvidia cards (an onboard and an added one), and a monitor connected to each one. Monitors are "on", at least the LEDs indicates that they are. But only the one connected to the onboard card ...
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Cmd+Tab App Switcher is on the wrong monitor

I have an external monitor connected to my laptop, and the external monitor is set as the primary display. My problem is that sometimes after I've connected the monitor, the App Switcher still shows ...
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Put one monitor of a dual monitor windows system into standby

Standby not Disabled! When running 2 monitors on windows 7 or Windows XP, I would like to be able to put one of the monitors at a time into standby. The method can be manual. When running 2 monitors ...
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Trouble with external monitor under Windows 7 on MacBook Pro Boot Camp

I'm running Windows 7 32-bit on a mid-2010 15" MacBook Pro Intel Core i5 under Boot Camp. I've had trouble getting it to work with my second display and searching Google for an appropriate answer has ...
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HP 8570p - connecting two monitors

I have VGA out to my monitor (Dell 2007FPb), and then DVI-D from first monitor to second monitor (Dell E1910). The VGA works fine. The second monitor gives message that NO-DVI-D cable. Huh? Cable ...
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Use displays on Linux machine to extend Windows Desktop

I have a Linux server with two monitors standing next to my Windows 8.1 machine. Since I won't be actually interfacing with server too much I would like to use its two monitors to extend my Windows ...
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Acer Travelmate Dual Monitors

I would like to connect two additional monitors to my Acer Travelmate 8572. I have split the VGA and the two monitors are mirroring each other. When I change to extended view, the laptop screen is ...
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Can I set Windows default second-monitor behaviour to “Extend these displays”?

I travel to multiple offices (and multiple desks in those offices), and whenever possible I plug an external monitor into my laptop. Whenever I plug in a monitor I haven't used before, Windows ...
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How to use different scaling for every monitor?

One of the new features in Windows 8.1 is the new "Desktop display scaling", which allows user to configure scaling per monitor. I've been trying to get this working in preview but with no success. If ...
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How can I avoid Windows 8.1 resetting my font size?

I am using Windows 8.1 on my laptop, which has a 15.6" screen with resolution 1366x768. I measured the screen with a ruler and calculated its DPI, which is 101. Therefore, I have set the scaling to ...
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Dual Monitor Slideshows

So I have dual monitors and I'd like to run a slideshow on one window while the other stays active so I can still do stuff on it. I know that you can move the slideshow across the monitors with ...
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ClearType settings per-screen

I am a bit confused about the per-screen ClearType settings. Some people say ClearType can not be turned off for a single screen in a dual-monitor setup, but a PowerToy is able to change the ClearType ...
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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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Multi-monitor RDP client for Linux? [closed]

Perhaps what I'm after doesn't exist. Is there a good remote desktop client for Linux that properly supports multiple monitors? I'm not talking about VNC, but Windows-style RDP. I fired up Vinagre ...
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Squares appear on monitor, computer shuts down, on reboot there are red dots

I was playing a game, when it froze and squares appeared all over the screen. The computer shut down, and on reboot, there are lots of red dots all over the screen, the second monitor doesn't seem to ...
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How do you prevent the dock from switching monitors in OSX Mavericks?

In Mavericks, Apple introduced a "feature" where if you hover at the bottom of any screen the dock pops up on that screen. This is disrupting my workflow as I am constantly having the dock pop up ...
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pcmanfm display desktop in a ackward fashion when using side-by-side multihead/multiple monitors

I have my laptop, and I pluged an LCD monitor to it, followed a couple of tutorials for my GNU/Linux distro on how to do multiheading properly and everything is good. BUT, PCManFM. PCManFM provides ...
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How to disable sticky corners in Windows 8?

I have 2 monitors and in Windows 7 I used to just mouse-flick maximized windows from one monitor to the other. With Windows 8 however (charms disabled), my mouse hangs in the corners while doing ...
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Using OS X 10.9 Mavericks's new mutliple monitor setup, has anyone discovered a way to keep the dock on the main screen?

I have actually seen this question posted all over the internet. It sounds like literally everyone is annoyed with how the dock hops from monitor to monitor. I would estimate that more than 95% of the ...
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Is there a way to have the Windows 8 start screen displayed on both monitors?

I have 2 monitors, when I open the start screen it does only open on 1 monitor. Is there a way to have the start screen displayed on both monitors at the same time (like an extended start screen)?
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Virtualbox - Change virtual screen/host screen via command line

So, I've got two scripts to run a virtual machine in either single or dual monitor mode. I have two monitors, and occasionally want to dedicate both to a VM as opposed to 1-host/1-vm. Here are the two ...
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How to connect multiple monitors to a AMD FirePro [closed]

I have a AMD FirePro V3900 (ATI FireGL) video card that according to AMD's site (http://www.amd.com/us/products/workstation/graphics/ati-firepro-3d/v3900/Pages/v3900.aspx#1) should let me use up to 5 ...
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Windows 8 Mail on secondary monitor

How can i set the Windows 8 Mail application to start up on my secondary screen? I've installed 'Actual Monitors' for this purpose, but because i can't find an actual path to the application, 'Actual ...
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One computer, switch between four monitors?

I don't have a powered standing desk - instead I have a fixed standing desk next to a regular desk. I currently have two monitors on the standing desk attached to the computer. I'd like to add another ...
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Set one background to stretch across multi-monitor display?

I have two monitors and my coworker has three. We were wondering if there was a way to set a single background image to stretch across all the monitors. Right now it's the same image but repeated, so ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic, nVidea Quadro NVS 280 PCi, Eizo S1921 Dual Screen (Twin View) Slow Window Draws

I have been following this Tutorial to get dual monitors working on my box http://www.dwasifar.com/?p=862&cpage=1#comment-5727 It works! However, when ever I move a window, the redraw of that ...
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How to connect two displays to laptop and keep laptop display on as well?

I have a laptop and two monitors. I need to use all of them and have three displays. Current settings in Windows only allows me to extend one display and keep one as a main display. Does anyone know a ...
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Linux + “nVidia surround” + 3 monitors?

Is it possible to run 3 monitors on 1 nvidia card (600 series, 640/650/660/670) under linux/xorg with the closed source nvidia driver? At the moment a have a 2 monitors on my linux system in a ...
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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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XPS L502x with external DellST2210 24“ LCD which won't play sound, while external ASUS VH242H 24” LCD will

MY CONFIGURATION I have an XPS L502x hooked up to 2 external monitors: Dell ST2210 connected via to my only HDMI port no adapters on either end of the cable HDMI cable from back of laptop to HDMI ...
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Turning off unused displays that are connected to a Macbook Pro on OS X 10.9 Mavericks

I currently have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro (MBP) running OS X Mavericks 10.9.1. I usually connect this laptop to two external displays A Thunderbolt (TB) Display, which is connected directly to the ...
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Alienware 14 won't reboot with lid closed - Window 7

System is only two week old. My PC is connected to a Samsung HD monitor via HDMI. The lid of the PC is closed when connected to the external monitor. When I reboot the system with the lid closed, ...
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Can I use my laptop as a second monitor for my desk computer?

Is it possible to make my laptop's screen be a second monitor for my desk computer?
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Bad image on a 32" FullHD TV

I bought a 32" Full HD TV max res: 1920x1080 works really well I have it connected to my notebook via mini HDMI cable. It's super for watching TV shows or playing games but for working it's just ...
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Where can I find Vista/Win7 Virtual Display Drivers?

I'm looking for a virtual display driver similar to the one included in ZoneOS ZoneScreen that does not have the limitations of WDDM so that it can be used in Windows 7 of Windows Vista. All I need ...
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Two monitors do not work on GTX 570

Okay, I recently bought another widescreen. Got dual link DVI cord also. Set up is like this: 2 x BenQ 2420HDB Single link DVI and Dual Link DVI ( both and digital ) MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozr III OC ...
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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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My Acer Extensa 5635ZG won't boot on my secondary display [AOC D7535Ph]

At the moment i have my laptop display cracked beyond recognition, and decided to buy a 23" full hd display instead of repairing my display [about same price range at that time]. The problem is not ...
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Unable to extend desktop

I'm trying to hook up my TV to my computer as a gaming/multimedia center but I'm having troubles setting it up. I have a custom built machine running Windows 7 RC. It has an ATI Radeon 4800 video ...
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Dual head setup for Ubuntu 10.04.1 and Windows XP Pro with same hardware configuration

I have a Dell OptiPlex 360 workstation at work, with 2 x ATI RV280 [Radeon 9200 PRO] graphics cards installed, which are attached to two identical 19" HII flat panel monitors. I'm using the open ...
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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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Monitor layout continues to reset back

I have a problem with my monitor setup. I have one 23in(monitor1) and one 32in HDTV(monitor2). Both 1080p. monitor1 is cabled with DVI, and monitor2 is cabled with VGA using a DVI to VGA adapter at ...
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USB Switch seems cause monitor brightness to fluctuate

Anyone else have this issue? I have a TrendNet USB switch connected to my laptop and I use display extend to have 2 monitors. Sometimes I see the screen brightness flicker. I reduced my frame rate ...