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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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How to disable automatic zoom change in IE11 when moving window between different monitors?

On Windows 8.1 I use Internet Explorer 11 and I also got my notebook with 13" screen and LCD monitor with 24" screen. When I move IE windows between screens, IE automatically changes the zoom "to ...
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Monitors keep blacking out with “hardware disconnected” sound

For a couple of years, I've had trouble with my homebuilt dual-monitor PC. It's set up to shut off the monitors when not used for several minutes. The problem is, when I wake it up, about 5% of the ...
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Adding touchscreen to laptop and need to use USB extension cable

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64 bit Dell/Alienware laptop and bought a Faytech 15" touchscreen to add to it, the laptop runs 3D marine charting software (thus the need for the Alienware model), the second ...
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How to make each video clone fullscreen on its monitor in VLC?

I have two monitors connected to my pc. I want to watch two clones of a video, both fullscreen on their own monitor. I configure VLC to clone the video window, and drag one of the windows to the other ...
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Unable to change screen settings on Linux Mint (SettingsDaemon was not provided by any .service files)

I'm trying to set up a second screen on my laptop. I plugged the screen using the VGA port and go to Preferences -> Display. The screen is correctly detected, but when I try to activate it, an error ...
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Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 - second monitor resolution options

I have a Lenovo Pro 2 with screen resolution of 3200x1600. Will this support a 4k ultra resolution monitor? Looking for a higher resolution than 1920x1080?
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Dual monitors: how to enable cursor edge stickyness

I have recently put up my dual monitor setup, i was looking forward having the Sticky Cursor, but that feature didn't automatically turned on. So i have been looking around, tried messing a little ...
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Use webcam to track eyes to switch monitor?

I use a dual monitor set-up, where I have one main application on the left monitor and another on the right monitor. I switch between the two monitors very often (probably once per minute) using ...
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Moving a window from a disconnected monitor to connected monitor on Vista

I have a laptop that runs Vista Mega Ultimate Amazing for Business 64-bit. When at work, I connect a monitor via USB (which totally rocks) to the "left" of the laptop monitor. It's identified as ...
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eyefinity disables aero thumbnail preview

I've recently built my new pc with a Sapphire R9 390 before that i had the HD7750. With the HD7750 i had a 2 monitor setup (eyefinity) and the taskbar going across 2 screens, when i hover over the ...
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USB 3.0 to HDMI Converter screen resolution issue

I recently bought a “USB 3.0 to HDMI Converter Adapter.” I have problem to use it properly. The product is based on this driver and am using the latest version (v1.1.315.0). I have two external ...
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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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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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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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Two screen, one VGA cable, on laptop with VGA output

The native LED Backlit 1600x900 screen on my laptop is burnt out. I've connected my laptop to my 40 inch, five year old panasonic TV through VGA to get a max resolution of 1280x1024. Using the same ...
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Multiple Monitor Set up [on hold]

I'm running a machine with 6 monitors but for some reason I can't get the settings to hold. I'm running them in a stacked 3 wide but when I put the ones that are on top the revert back after I hit ...
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Multiple Touch Screen Displays on NVIDIA premium mosaic not calibrating correctly - Windows

I currently have 3 LG touch screen displays (1920x1080) connected to a NVIDIA Quadro K5000 graphics card. The card itself has 2 x DVI and 2 Display ports. I've connected the displays using 2x ...
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Multiple monitors broken with Windows 10 upgrade

I have a HP ENVY 17-3200 (switchable graphics: Intel HD 4000 + AMD Radeon HD 7800M) with a triple monitor setup: Laptop's builtin LVDS 1080p display DisplayPort WQXGA display DisplayPort 1080p ...
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Windows 8.1 Monitor resolution incorrect after disconnecting external displays/sleep/hibernate

Normally I run with 3 monitors: 1 built-in laptop display, 1 analog VGA connection and 1 DisplayPort. When I disconnect the external monitors (and maybe hibernate or sleep the system) reconnecting the ...
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How to change to brightness of an external display on a macbook pro running OSX 10.6

I am using a macbook pro running OSX 10.6 snow leopard. In System Preferences/Displays/Display, I can change the brightness of the macbook's screen. However, this option is not available for the ...
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How to assign monitor numbers in Windows 7

When I use 2 monitors, one on VGA and one on hdmi, Win 7 will always assign the hdmi monitor as 1 and the VGA monitor as 2. How can I manually assign these?
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Assigning a virtual desktop to a monitor in Windows 10

Is there a way to assign a virtual desktop to a monitor in Windows 10 (i.e. have every monitor show a different VD)?
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how to xset dpms force off only one monitor?

I have multi headed setup using KDE display manager with proprietary nvidia drivers (no xinerama, single X server). Usually I keep only some server monitoring stuff on second monitor, eventually web ...
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Lenovo G580 external monitor resolution issue using VGA

I am connecting an HP S2031 monitor to my Lenovo G580, running Windows 8.1. When I connect the HP monitor as an external extended display through VGA (it does not have an HDMI), in the Screen ...
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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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Monitor won't work in duplicate mode

I am extremely frustrated. I have a photobooth business and I have a laptop in the photobooth cabinet that faces the client. I have an external monitor that displays towards me. The computer is a Dell ...
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What display cables and adapters should I use to connect a second monitor to GTX670?

I searched a lot and now I'm just confused with all those M/M, F/F, F/M cables. I have a GTX670 videocard with jacks DVI, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort: The bottom-right DVI (with "plus") is used for my ...
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Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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Unable to use 3 displays (incl. laptop) at the same time

I have a DELL E6540 with the following specs: i7 4610M (supports 3 displays according to Intel) AMD Radeon HD 8790M Intel HD Graphics 4600 1 HDMI port 1 VGA port Windows 8.1 Enterprise I think ...
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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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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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After Windows 10 upgrade, going into lock screen (Windows + L) sometimes results in unresponsive black screen with only mouse cursor visible

Upgrade was successful and system generally works fine with Windows 10. There are a number of similar issues on the web but not exactly the same. This happens after pressing Windows + L to go into ...
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Second monitor not working on Windows 10

I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga and my second monitor (connected through ThinkPad OneDock into the monitor with DVI) Previously on Windows 8.1 the monitor was working perfectly with ...
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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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How many graphic cards can a system support

Ok, I know there a lot of these on her but I swear none of them are what I am trying to do. So please bear with me. I have a killer setup, 12-core i7, Asus x-79 Deluxe, 32gb ram, Asus ROG R9-290x ...
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Upscaling or stretch resolution to fit tv screen on Windows 10

I have a laptop with an AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4500 graphics card that output a maximum resolution of 1366 x 768. On Windows 8 I used to use AMD Catalyst's scaling option to make the HDMI output fit ...
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linux KVM Virtualization: USB cameras and nvidia graphics cards with dual display

I wonder if is possible to create with KVM guest machines (Windows and Linux) they can use 2 monitors (in desktop extension), USB cameras and graphics cards like Nvidia
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Secondary Monitor goes on “Extend Screens” mode when closing the laptop lid?

Windows 8.1. With the laptop lid open, I set the screen resolution settings for the laptop screen and external display to "Duplicate". Then I close the laptop lid. The external monitor blacks ...
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Windows 10 Extend Display

I just updated my laptop to Windows 10. Got an Asus R750J laptop running GeForce GT750m, which was running fine in Win8.1. I now have problem extending my display to a second monitor. I have the ...
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Using a Graphics Tablet with a very wide monitor configuration (Or, Restricting the screen space a Graphics Tablet can interact with)

In my office, I use 3 monitors, for a combined resolution of some 5040 x 1050. The work I do with these monitors sometimes requires that I use a Graphics Tablet, however this is extremely hard and ...
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Block Hubstaff from monitoring all my screens [closed]

My employer who is across the country away from me insist that I must run the software from Hubstaff that monitors and takes screenshots of my screens at intervals and uploads to server. Over a 12 ...
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Adjust window snap speed on multi-monitor setup?

I am using a multi-monitor setup and every time I try to move a window from one monitor to the other it tries to snap it on the side of the current monitor not letting me move it over to the other ...
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Asus Geforce GT 640 1GB GDDR5 Dual Monitor Setup

I have been searching throughout the internet without success of finding out about this. The main question is: Can my graphics card support dual monitor on different display ports? (1 on VGA, and 1 ...
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Task bar in Windows-10 monitor 1 (on a two monitor system) will not auto-hide [closed]

Discovered this when trying everything listed on other answers. On the right side of the task bar is an icon "Notifications" if that icon is white with black lines it means you have notifications ...
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Kali linux mirrors displays

I have two monitors hooked up to my custom built PC. I have Ubuntu and Kali Linux installed in a dual boot configuration. On Ubuntu my monitors extend the view. On Kali the monitors mirror each other. ...
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Understanding multi-displays, multi GPUs in Windows 10

My laptop has two GPUs: an NVidia GT630M and an integrated Intel HD4000. Both are able, on their own, to drive up to two displays. I thought that, wow, I could use three displays with my laptop (the ...
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Hooking up two external monitors with windows 10

So I have just purchased a laptop and two external HDMI monitors and a HDMI splitter. I hooked up the monitors to the laptop and went into windows 10 display settings to open the monitors to run the 3 ...
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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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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 ...