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What are the steps to enable Apple monitor on Centos 7

I have Centos7 installed on a Dell which has a thunderbolt compatible port. I've plugged in my Apple Mac monitor but predictably enough Centos detects it as an unknown monitor and can't push any ...
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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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How do you use multiple monitors in MS Remote Desktop Connection Manager 2.7?

Using the RDMan from: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=44989 Tools->Options->Full Screen-> last checkbox is 'Use multiple monitors when necessary' however this has no ...
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Kali Linux's NVIDIA driver install guide does not work

I'm trying to get my natively installed Kali Linux distro to detect my second monitor. I have two Samsung S20B300 monitors but its only picking up one of them. The one it is picking up is plugged in ...
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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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Windows 8.1 extended desktop background after login

I have updated Win 8 to 8.1. I have set desktop background to show in metro UI (start screen). I have extended desktop and on the second monitor after login I have only blue screen After going to ...
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Mac 10.8 Guest Multiple Monitors in Virtualbox

I've done a bit of searching and cannot seem to find an answer to my question. I have Mac OS X Mountain Lion guest installed on a virtual machine using Virtual Box with a Windows 7 host. I've found ...
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Automatically focus window on mouse hover only across multiple monitors

I have multiple monitors setup on Windows 7. I want a window to be focused only if my mouse hovered over it when coming from other monitor (this is how it worked when I used Synergy with multiple ...
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Geforce GT 540M on HDMI

I have a First FSM-270 2560x1440 monitor that I can seem to get to work. My laptop has is an ASUS with GT 540M graphics card, I am not sure but it only seems to drive the VGA output. There is a HDMI ...
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Moving mouse through multiple monitors on Windows 7

It is hard to explain so I have uploaded this image, maybe it will be more clear. Long story short, Can I move the mouse between monitors in "circles"? Let's say I want to move my mouse from A to A, ...
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Maximum multi-display resolution for Intel HD-520 & Nvidia 940M laptop

I'm considering a new laptop (ASUS UX303UB) that has Intel HD-520 graphics and has a discrete GPU in the Nvidia 940M. The believe the laptop has a mini-DisplayPort (1.2) and an HDMI 1.4 port. The ...
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Is it possible to have more than one screen in Parallels?

I use Parallels 10 on Yosemite. My hardware has one screen or two screens, depending on if I use the laptop and/or an external screen in combination. However, Parallels only recognises one screen: (...
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Issues trying to connect 2 External Monitors to my Laptop, via 2 Fresco USB to VGA Adapters

I apologise for this question being rather lengthy my reasoning was, rather than responding to plentiful requests for clarification within the comments section I would instead write my question in ...
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windows 10 dpi scaling per monitor - blurry fonts on lower res display

Windows 10 just installed. A 4K laptop with standard 2k (HD) external monitor attached with HDMI cable. Set DPI scaling of 200% for the internal display and 100% for the external. But - when an ...
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Windows 7 Dualview: Allow mouse transfer to smaller monitor on complete display height

I have a 2 monitor setup, a large 2560x1440 main monitor and a second 1080p monitor to the left. However, there's always a significant amount of screenheight where my mouse gets stuck when I try to ...
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How to start a VNC session with multiple monitor

The work in my lab requires dual monitor (well I can live with only one monitor, but I will have to constantly switching between windows). A headless server (no monitor) is running CentOS 6 64 bit ...
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Is there any performance benefit from using a mismatched set of gpus to run dual monitors?

Here is the setup currently: Core i7 PC x1 GTX 660ti Monitor 1: LG 1080p connected via DVI Monitor 2: Samsung 1080p connected via DVI TV 1: Vizio 1080p connected via HDMI I am going to add: x1 ...
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Configure three screens backed by two graphic chips in a laptop under Linux

I'd like to connect two external monitors (one via HDMI, one via VGA) to my HP ProBook 4330s LW813EA laptop, while keeping the laptop screen on as well. The Intel HD 3000 graphics embedded in Core i5-...
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Flux Disabling it for specific Windows/Monitors (VLC hardware overlay?)

F.lux is some color management application. My problem, with multiple monitors, is that I multitask. There are not distinct movie watching times, and coding/working/browser times; It is just all at ...
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Possible to black out/dim second screen while using multiple displays in VLC 2.1.3 fullscreen mode?

Pardon if this is a duplicate, but I searched and could only find the reverse of my question. I remember VLC used to have an option to "not" black out the second screen when playing a video in ...
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Dual monitor color calibration

I'm trying to get my monitors (two different models) to look the same. I've been fiddling with the gamma/brightness/color channels in the NVIDIA Control Panel, but I can't make them look exactly the ...
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Black screen when playing video fullscreen in Windows 10

My Laptop has dual graphic card:Intel HD Graphics 530 and GTX 970m and I usually connect an external monitor to it, setting external monitor (noted as Monitor 1) as main monitor. Both monitors are on. ...
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Window resolution gets screwed up when docking or undocking laptop

I have an HP EliteBook 850 and 2 HP EliteDisplay E231. The laptop has a 14" screen and the monitors are both 23". If I undock the laptop without shutting down first, the resolution of the windows get'...
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Clear Multiple Monitor Configuration for Windows 10

My multiple monitor configuration has got into a bad state. After unplugging my computer for a short time, I am unable to return to my precious configuration. In Vista (and I think windows 7) I could ...
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Windows 10 dual monitor - lower res monitor is blurry

I have two monitors on my desktop computer running Windows 10. 1- Dell 2560 x 1440 2- HP 1920 x 1200 In "Customize your display", if I set both monitors at 100%, everything is sharp. If I set both ...
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Can Windows be setup to use multiple monitors but not have a primary monitor?

I work as a support developer for an ISV that makes accounting software for Windows. A customer has reported a strange error. I tracked the error down to the possibility that the .NET Framework ...
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In Windows 10 it possible to set a unique wallpaper for each display via command line or powershell?

In Windows 10 I found the feature to allow setting a unique wallpaper per desktop monitor (control /name Microsoft.Personalization /page pageWallpaper), however; I have a need to script this for a ...
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Why doesn't my Analog output work on Radeon R9 280x?

I have a Asus R9 Radeon 280x. The outputs work fine with digital devices, ie those that use DVI or HDMI. It has one DVI-I dual link which is supposed to work with Analog sources like VGA (with an ...
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Can't run 3440x1440 monitor and 1920x1080 monitor at the same time

Relevant hardware: Acer Predator XR341CK 75Hz 34.0" Monitor Samsung 49UB8500 TV MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard Corsair 1200W 80+ ...
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Whenever another user logs on to a Windows 8.1 multi monitor machine, my Window positions are reversed when I log back in

I’m the main user on a workstation running Windows 8.1 Update, using an AMD Radeon HD6950 GPU and two identical monitors in landscape mode. Another user occasionally uses the machine. I lock the ...
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Maximized chrome shows small line on second screen

I have multiple Monitors connected to my Computer running Windows 10 x64. One of them, my main one, is a 4k Screen and to its left, i have a full-HD one. When I have Chrome 45 (or any other program) ...
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System doesn't detect hot-plugged display port(through thunderbolt connector)

My external display(connected to my laptop through thunderbolt) works fine if connected before boot-up. However, once it's unplugged or disconnected by any means, xrandr won't detect the reconnected ...
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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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Dual Screen Win10 Setup, Mouse Gets Stuck Top Right Of Screen

I have 2 Dell U2415 screens setup via my Nvidia 970 card. One uses DVI other HDMI. Everything works perfectly, but since upgrading to Windows 10 there is one small issue. When I put my cursor at the ...
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HDMI switcher causes screen to blink at 1440p on Windows

I use an HDMI switcher to easily switch my main monitor between my laptop and my desktop. It's a really simple standalone switcher with three HDMI inputs, one HDMI output, and an optional micro USB ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Monitor Worked but not Working Now

I'm using NVIDIA GT218 and unable to see my monitors in "Display Settings", following info might help # lspci 00:02.0 Display controller: Intel Corporation Device 041e (rev 06) 01:00.0 VGA ...
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Open Start Menu on Monitor Where Cursor was when Key was Pressed

I am using Windows 10 Pro x64 with a double monitor configuration, and I would like to have the Start Menu open on the window where the cursor was located when I press the Windows key. At the moment, ...
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2nd monitor won't turn on after computer power off

I've got two identical screens both connected via DisplayPort to a GTX 970. Then one day only one of my monitors turned on after I turned on the PC. My main monitor turns on just fine - every time. ...
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3 displays, one GPU, passive DP, ubuntu

I have a Radeon HD6850 card that I was using with Ubuntu 14. I had 3 dell monitors connected to this card and they worked great at 1600x1200. I had bought a Displayport to DVI adapter to get it ...
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Intel 3770K (HD4000) and dual monitor with DVI+VGA

My office computer is running Intel Core i7 3770K (IvyBridge) on an Asus P8H77-V motherboard. My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit desktop version). I've been using an old LG Flatron W2453TQ display (...
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How can I stop OSX from combining spaces when I unplug a monitor?

I use spaces with the "Displays have separate Spaces" setting selected on OSX 10.10. In this mode, OSX seems to have a "phantom space" that disappears when a monitor is unplugged, and reappears when ...
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How to make the windows alt-tab task switcher appear on the screen the pointer is at

I have a Windows 7 setup with two screens. I often use alt+tab to switch between windows but the app switcher dialog always appears on the main screen, which may be a different screen from the one I’...
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Keyboard shortcut to extend to 2nd monitor in vmplayer?

I am using Vmware player and my host OS is Windows 8 (guest OS is Lubuntu 14.04). I removed the top bar of my VMplayer because I found it annoying. I did this by going into C:\Users\{your_username}\...
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Dual Monitor setup detected as single screen

Two similar monitors display the same picture and are shown as a single monitor under Ubuntu in System Settings -> Displays. This is a DELL Latitude e5550 laptop and both displays are connected via ...
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Desktop icon spacing changed after monitor replacement

I just replaced my monitor with a TV Monitor of the same resolution and size (22" 1920x1080), but when I restarted Windows all the icons were in a different position. I was expecting this kind of ...
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Boot Debian with external monitor as primary display device

I have an old HP laptop with non-working display. So i decided to convert the laptop to a private server. I connected it to my TV and installed Debian 7.7. The installation was smooth with the display ...
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Automatic WIndows 7 Monitor Configurations

I'm working on an app on my phone that will automate many aspects of my home computer. One such aspect is to switch between a work environment and a home environment. The switch between the two ...
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minimize some windows, but not all, via keyboard shortcut

My office is open to a room in my house that has a lot of traffic through it, and in a lot of cases, passerbys will try to look into my office and at what I am working on. Sometimes I will be working ...
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Touchscreen calibration troubles in Windows 8.1 using Eyefinity

I'm using Radeon Eyefinity to make a single desktop display of 3 monitors side by side. Problem is, when setting up the touchscreen, windows 8.1 thinks that that's just one monitor, so when you set it ...
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Do I need a more powerful video card?

I have 3 Dell U3014 Monitors (30 inch screens). The max/recommended resolution for these monitors is 2560x1600. I have all 3 plugged into the same video card - a Sapphire Radeon HD 6870. I'm using ...