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How can I make the cursor in Windows with a multiple monitor setup behave like it's moving between all monitors having the same resolution?

I just added a new 4k monitor to my setup, bringing my total to 3. My problem is that windows "thinks" that the monitors are physically the relative sizes they are in the display settings, when ...
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Is there a way to connect display layouts in 360 degrees?

I am trying to get the mouse to go from the right side of screen 1 to the left side of screen 3 but also be able to go back to screen 3 from the left side of screen 1 through left side of screen 2 in ...
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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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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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How to limit “Windows ProbIem Steps recorder” to a single monitor?

The Problem Steps Recorder (psr.exe) in Windows 7 and newer is a great tool to quickly record something on youe system. It takes screen shots of whatever you are doing. But I have four monitors and ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Double cursor on second screen - Yosemite

since I started to use 2 monitors with my macbook pro, the cursor on the second (pivot) screen is doubled - one cursor is normal arrow and under that is the second cursor which is changing (hand etc.) ...
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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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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 ...
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Linux Catalyst and three monitors

I just switched from opensource ATI driver to catalyst because I had many crashes on my Linux box when playing flash videos. It looks like with fglrx my system is more stable, but I lost my third ...
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Windows 8.1 doesn't remember window sizes/positions when I switch off my monitors

I have three monitors connected to my Windows 8.1 PC. One of them is connected by HDMI, one by DisplayPort and one by DVI (my GeForce GTX 780 has these three connectors). I distribute my windows over ...
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How to maximise a Single Window across Multiple Monitors?

Say I've 3 monitors. I'll instantiate with http://www.texpaste.com/. What would I need for: The leftmost toolbox to be on the leftmost monitor? The center input blank field on the center monitor? ...